Archive for March, 2006

Takashi Kawashima’s Seasons

March 29th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

UCLA student Takashi Kawashima’s Seasons, is a live shadow puppet/video performance made in collaboration with Togo Kida, Yoshimasa Niawa. Watch the video and if you wait through the explanations, you’ll see the whole performance all the way through. More about the Japanese art of Utsushi-e and Takashi Kawashima.

Central Park Coyote

March 24th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Wednesday morning New York’s finest captured a 35-pound coyote in Central Park. It was the first coyote sighting in NYC since 1999. The NYPD, who used an infrared camera from a helicopter to track the canine for a time, suspect the coyote swam Spuytin Duyvil to reach northern Manhattan. It’s likely there is a breeding population in the Bronx, said Michael Klemens, senior conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Google Finance

March 24th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Finance.google is Google’s new financial portal that uses some fancy flash and ajax to create another category-killer site. It’s also got some nice features like private company info for non-publicly traded companies and links to blogs writing about the company.

Billboardom

March 23rd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Ilya Vedrashko has a great blog about creative billboards. Some cool/infuriating examples of his finds include a nipple-ring basketball hoop, ads on bathroom mirrors and a shirt that makes you look like you’ve got a Fedex Letter under your arm.

There’s a Hole in Yer Apartment Building

March 22nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Photos of the Edificio Mirador, an apartment in the Madrid suburb of Sanchinarro designed by Blanca Lle

River Rug

March 22nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Bay Area-Iranian artist Seyed Alavi has created a 150 ft woven carpet for the Sacramento Airport that shows an aerial view of a 50 mile stretch of the Sacramento River.

Fordham Spire

March 20th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Check out photos of the Fordham Spire. A Chicago residential tower by Santiago Calatrava that will be tallest building in the U.S. when completed around 2010.

Luke Chueh

March 15th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

You gotta smile at the cuddly cruelty behind Angleno artist Luke Chueh’s paintings. He’ll be a part of “The Unicorn Show”, a unicorn (and other horned animals) themed group art show at the Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, CA which opens this weekend.

Simone Lueck

March 12th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Photos of Southern California karaoke bars by Simone Lueck. Each picture’s exposure lasted the length of the karaoke performance, between 2 and 4 minutes, the duration of the pop song. Also see Lueck’s photos of Cuban television sets. And don’t miss other good series at Polar Inertia, including David Maisel’s aerial photos of LA and Daniil Dugaev’s photos of Polar station at Rudolf Island.

Your Dancing Shoes

March 10th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Code M shoes have a 100-song mp3 player with a wireless headset, speakers in the sides and a USB port for updating songs and recharging the 6-hour battery.

William Laven

March 10th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

San Francisco photographer William Laven has taken a series of photos of unassembled models of airplanes that are being flown in the Iraq War. War Models contains 30 types of airplanes at 1/50th scale. You can see more at his website or at the Folley Gallery in New York, where his work is currently shown.

The Family That Walks On All Fours

March 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Scientists have discoverd a Turkish family of 5 that walks on all fours. A study of their heavily callused hands shows they have been walking like this for years. These kids have kept their fingers very agile, for example, the girls in the family can do crochet and embroidery, says Professor Nicholas Humphrey of the London School of Economics. BBC2 will show a documentary on the family March 17 called The Family That Walks On All Fours.

Lisa Kokin

March 3rd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Checkout Bay Area artist Lisa Kokin’s buttonworks and sewn found photos. More of her work at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

Whitney Biennial

March 2nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Nice guide from New York Magazine of the Whitney Biennial that opened this week. Also see the Whitney Biennial 2006 website, including films you can watch online.

Sigur R

March 1st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Eric from Oklahoma stumbles onto Sigur R

Backyard Rocketeer

March 1st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Self-taught Mexican rocket scientist Juan Manuel Lozano is building a jetpack in his Cuernavaca, Mexico backyard. See a video and more photos.