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The crooked timber of humanity
Nearly two centuries ago, France was hit by the world’s first cyber-attack. Tom Standage argues that it holds lessons for us today
history  security  technology  telegraph  hacking  cool  culture 
may 2018 by garrettc
Amsterdam is Turning its Bridge Houses into Tiny Hotels
Well that's it for me. I'll never stay in a normal hotel in Amsterdam again now that 28 of the city's bridge houses have been transformed into charming little hotel rooms. For over a century, these canalside gate houses accommodated the storied bridge keepers whose task it was to conduct the city's
amsterdam  holland  hotel  cool  holiday  canal 
april 2018 by garrettc
Watch Oddly Satisfying Videos on Moodica
Watch relaxing videos that lift your mood, calm anxiety, help you sleep, or set the ambiance in any room. Moodica is free on desktop, Apple TV and Fire TV. Samsung coming soon.
art  cool  video  relaxing  appletv 
february 2018 by garrettc
AfroArt Series
"We started this project to showcase the beauty and versatility of afro hair. We traveled to various states in the US to photograph this series featuring unique natural hairstyles – each shoot with a different theme.

We feel that it is so important for kids of color to be able to see positive images that look like them in the media."
photography  fashion  hair  design  inspiration  cool  art  afro  african 
november 2017 by garrettc
Artem vs. Predator
I’m not sure what it was. Might have been the Predator movies, might have been something else. Heat vision. The ability to see heat was something I wanted for a while.
electronics  diy  cool  camera  photography 
october 2017 by garrettc
Famous TV Shows Brought to Life with 3D plans | Drawbotics
Ever wondered what it'd be like to work at Dunder Mifflin or Pearson Hardman? Discover the 3D floor plans of your favorite TV shows in UltraHD
architecture  cool  design  television 
february 2017 by garrettc
spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy
"We love space probes to the Moon and beyond! Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy. For each space probe, we've affectionately crafted a short-and-sweet summary as well as handpicked geeky hyperlinks we think are worth exploring. Where possible, we utilize data from the Deep Space Network."
space  science  exploration  astronomy  cool  design 
february 2015 by garrettc
SUCK UK Products
The Greatest Gifts On Earth. Creating outstanding new product for gift shops around the world. Keeping customers happy since 1999.
cool  design  shopping  gift 
september 2014 by garrettc
moviebarcode
Take each frame in a movie, compress it into a vertical sliver, and put them next to each other. Movie barcode.
art  film  movies  design  cool  image  visualisation 
march 2011 by garrettc
Bells
Compose a tune using tiny digital toy bells on the web, which will then through the magic of the internet play out in Tellart's studio on ‘real’ tiny toy bells.
music  arduino  art  fun  cool  interactive  communication 
february 2011 by garrettc
The Old Man and the C Drive
Ask Mefi thread about one topic websites run by cranky people, also has the wonderful tag WTIIF (What the Internet Is For).
internet  web  metafilter  reference  list  cool  knowledge 
november 2010 by garrettc
Measure the Speed of Light Using Your Microwave
It involves marshmallows, science plus marshmallows equals win.
science  experiment  physics  fun  cool  education  geek 
october 2010 by garrettc
A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter (2009)
A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter, a sculpture that requires an ethernet connection and tries to sell itself on eBay. Part of the purchase agreement is that you must hook it up to the net, and the cycle continues.
art  ebay  internet  cool  funny 
january 2010 by garrettc
Measuring Type : Matt Robinson
"Large scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the ink efficiency of each typeface."
typography  design  cool  print  font  inspiration  art  experiment 
january 2010 by garrettc
Roomba path
Long exposure shot of the path a Roomba cleaner takes around a room.
roomba  robotics  photography  photo  cool  geek  hardware  visualisation  robot 
october 2009 by garrettc
Intellectual Ventures Lab » Quarter Shrinker
How to shrink a coin in 36 microseconds using 15,000 Joules of energy.
electricity  science  physics  video  cool  technology  magnetic 
june 2009 by garrettc
Six month exposure
Justin Quinnell photographs with homemade pinhole cameras, including a stunning 6 month exposure of Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge.
photography  cool  astronomy  photo  bridge  sun  pinhole 
january 2009 by garrettc
Cool Tools: Uni-ball Kuru Toga
I must have these. I'm such a sucker for cool mechanical pencils.
cool  writing  tobuy  pencil  japanese  tools 
december 2008 by garrettc
Alan Jaras Light Photography
"The image is captured directly on to 35mm film, no camera lens is used (a photogram using film instead of photographic paper), the transparent object replaces the lens."
photography  photo  lighting  inspiration  gallery  design  cool  art 
august 2008 by garrettc
The Periodic Table of Videos
From the University of Nottingham comes a short video about each of the elements.
chemistry  cool  education  elearning  elements  reference  science  geek  history  video 
july 2008 by garrettc
Magical photography by Denis Darzacq
A short film about how Denis Darzacq takes photos of people apparently floating in urban spaces, or falling from buildings. Beautiful.
art  cool  photography  process  video  freeze  time  photographer 
july 2008 by garrettc
Hex silliness
L33t speak applied to hex values. Neat. It's even got the old calculator "B00B1E" trick.
colour  cool  design  funny  geek  humour 
february 2008 by garrettc
The Roaring Mouse
Fabulously executed logo and branding for the Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions Creative Awards, produced by Brand Guardians and Johnson Banks.
advertising  cool  design  image  inspiration  logo  marketing  microsoft  mouse 
february 2008 by garrettc
Passage
A game of 5 minutes, very very poignant. It surprised me how much I was affected by it. You must play it before reading the creators statement though.
art  cool  culture  game  interesting  life  philosophy 
january 2008 by garrettc
Matt Stuart Photography
Visual puns and imagery. Some very clever ideas in here, just watch out for the auto-resizing browser.
art  photography  humour  ideas  reference  photographer  inspiration  clever  cool  gallery  funny 
january 2008 by garrettc
Flight thru Instruments
Images from "Flight Thru Instruments," a 1945 US Navy pilot-training manual designed by the Graphic Engineering Staff at General Motors
aviation  book  cool  design  flight  graphics  illustration  images  infographics  information  instrument  training  inspiration 
january 2008 by garrettc
The Small Stakes Posters
Beautiful two and three colour silk screen music posters.
art  cool  decorating  design  gallery  gift  ideas  inspiration  illustration  music  posters  print  shopping  graphics  tobuy 
july 2007 by garrettc
Mathematical Sculptures
Beautiful mathematical models produced in metal.
3d  art  cool  culture  design  gallery  geek  gift  inspiration  maths  model  science  sculpture  shop  tobuy  mathematics 
june 2007 by garrettc
30 Great Website Designs (Part1)
I wouldn't say all 30 are great, there are some stinkers in here, but on the whole it's a nice and inspirational collection.
cool  gallery  ideas  inspiration  interface  layout  reference  design  css  webstandards 
june 2007 by garrettc
Wall Gear Clock
Oh how much do I want one of these.
art  cool  gadget  furniture  shopping  clock  gift 
may 2007 by garrettc
Cool business card designs
Some nice ideas, although you're wallet could end up a mess if you had too many of these given to you.
advertising  art  branding  business  cool  creativity  gallery  identity  businesscards  cards  inspiration 
may 2007 by garrettc
How to make a string tripod
Nice tutorial from Instrctables. I've been thinking about making one of these for a while, just to throw it in my bag when I'm out and about.
cool  photography  diy  tripod  howto  tutorial  simplicity  travel  todo  tips  hacks 
may 2007 by garrettc
Histomap of World History
4,000 years of human history on a global scale.
art  chart  cool  design  education  history  information  reference  tobuy  maps 
april 2007 by garrettc
twittervision
Watch twitters arrive in realtime plotted on a world map. Complete timehole, but strangely compelling
community  earth  cool  geek  geography  googlemaps  identity  socialsoftware  technology  twitter  visualisation  world  mashup  maps 
march 2007 by garrettc
Made With Molecules
Cool jewellery shaped like molecules. Serotonin, caffeine, glucose etc.
art  chemistry  design  cool  gadget  jewelry  science  shopping  gift  geek  tobuy 
january 2007 by garrettc
Jeff Han - Touch Screen
Includes a new demo video showing more features of the touch screen tech demo'd at TED
article  cool  future  interface  interaction  science  technology  video  visualisation  touchscreen  HCI 
january 2007 by garrettc
Stupid htaccess Tricks
How to pimp out your htaccess file in a ridiculous amount of ways.
admin  apache  configuration  cool  howto  htaccess  http  internet  linux  php  reference  security  server  sysadmin  tutorial  useful  guide  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
november 2006 by garrettc
Easy Photo Wall on a Shoestring Budget
Interesting idea, I think this could work quite well in the flat.
art  cool  decorating  design  diy  gallery  home  howto  ideas  interesting  photography  presentation  projects 
november 2006 by garrettc
Reverse Dictionary
Describe a concept and get words and phrase related to that concept. Very useful. Very cool too
cool  culture  education  geek  inspiration  internet  language  learning  library  literature  reference  research  resource  text  dictionary  useful  writing  search  words  tools 
september 2006 by garrettc
Bathsheba Sculpture - Star Map
A 3" glass cube laser etched with a 3D map of all stars within 5 parsecs of the Sun. - I want!
art  sculpture  laser  etched  cool  geek  glass  tobuy 
september 2006 by garrettc
A4 Paper Cut
Amazing and beautiful sculptures created by cutting out A4 sheets of paper.
art  cool  craft  design  gallery  inspiration  paper  sculpture 
september 2006 by garrettc
TEDTalks
I've just started getting into these TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks. There are some fascinating and thought-provoking ideas being chucked around.
art  business  community  conference  cool  culture  design  development  education  future  ideas  inspiration  intelligence  interesting  lectures  mp3  multimedia  people  politics  presentation  TED  reference  speaking  technology  trends  video  audio  talk 
august 2006 by garrettc
Hydrogen Atom Scale Model
If you scale up the electron in a hydrogen atom to one pixel across, how big is the proton? And how far apart are they?
chemistry  cool  education  images  science  visualisation 
august 2006 by garrettc
I/O Brush
I remember seeing this a little while ago and forgot to save the link. Very very cool, the world as a palette.
art  camera  cool  design  digital  drawing  education  entertainment  fun  gadget  graphics  hci  ideas  inspiration  interaction  interesting  interface  media  multimedia  painting  projects  research  scanner  science  software  mit  video  visual  visualisation  textures  technology  userinterface  computer  colour  tools  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
Worldmapper
Thought provoking and interesting set of maps where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Population, air travel, tourism, expenditure etc.
cool  data  design  earth  education  geography  history  future  images  information  research  social  sociology  visualisation  teaching  statistics  world  demographics  maps 
may 2006 by garrettc
Creating stencils from colour pictures
How to convert a colour photo to a single layered stencil with Photoshop. Handy.
art  bw  colour  cool  craft  design  digital  drawing  graphics  guide  howto  images  photography  reference  resource  software  teaching  useful  stencil  photoshop  tips  tools  tricks 
may 2006 by garrettc
Lee Krasnow - Puzzle maker
This guy makes the most amazing and intricate wooden puzzles I've ever seen, think japanese puzzle boxes crossed with that cube from Hellraiser.
craft  fun  wood  puzzles  maker  cool  skills  tools 
may 2006 by garrettc
Nobumasa Takahashi draws
Amazing pictures of an art installation by Nobumasa Takahashi where he has covered a whole wall with intricate doodles and sketches incorporating suggestions from the public.
art  design  drawing  illustration  japan  graffiti  cool 
april 2006 by garrettc
Underground Station Breaks
Interesting zoetrope style adverts on the Washington metro system.
advertising  cool  art  imagery  clever 
april 2006 by garrettc
PLOrk: The Princeton Laptop Orchestra
The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) is a newly established ensemble of computer-based musical meta-instruments.
music  multimedia  cool  computer 
march 2006 by garrettc
Kevin Hulsey Technical Illustrations - How-To Demonstration 1
How Kevin developed a 3D cutaway technical illustration for a new cruise ship. It took over 720 hours and the resulting file was 640MB in size!
art  cool  graphics  illustrator  drawing  model  reference  tutorial  vector  photoshop 
march 2006 by garrettc
Flickrmap - Geotagging Flickr photos with Google Earth
I've started playing with the OSX version of Google Earth, and now that I've found I can tie it in to flickr I don't think I'll ever get my social life back
flickr  google  photo  googleearth  geotagging  earth  gps  cool  maps 
january 2006 by garrettc
Extratasty
Tag based cocktail site with a fantastic ajax method for submitting new recipes.
ajax  alcohol  booze  cocktail  community  cooking  cool  recipe  socialsoftware  tagging  drinks  tools 
january 2006 by garrettc
Japanese Facemarks (smileys)
I often come across these in IRC from friends over that side of the world. This is a handy list of the most popular.
cool  culture  design  interesting  internet  japan  language  social  writing  emoticons  font  computer 
december 2005 by garrettc
Canvascape - 3D walker
Prototype first person shooter (with no shooting as yet) built using the 'canvas' element and javascript. Very nifty. Requires Fireforx1.5, Safari or Opera
browser  dhtml  dom  scripting  javascript  programming  cool  game  webdevelopment 
november 2005 by garrettc
Mouseover DOM Inspector v2.0 Help
Nifty little bookmarklet that allows you to inspect the attributes of a page. Think a smaller version of the Mozilla DOM Inspector
bookmarklet  browser  client  code  cool  internet  javascript  programming  reference  scripting  useful  dom  webdevelopment  tools 
november 2005 by garrettc
My Pet Zombies
For all your foam latex zombie, ghoul and ghost needs. Two finishes available: "Fresh Meat" and "Spoiled Rotten"
art  cool  horror  zombie  halloween  weird  shop 
november 2005 by garrettc
David Lanham
Fantastic, creepy, and funny artwork from the guy behind drunkenblog's Cow
art  artwork  cartoon  design  desktop  fun  gallery  graphics  style  vector  wallpaper  cool  illustration 
october 2005 by garrettc
Awesome Firefox Extensions
I've finally dropped Safari for Firefox, this was invaluable
mozilla  reference  firefox  extensions  cool  useful  webdevelopment  tools 
september 2005 by garrettc
Live lightning
Maps lightening strikes as they happen
uk  weather  cool  electricity 
september 2005 by garrettc
Flickr Sudoku
Incredible application of the flickr API to play image based versions of sodoku
game  flickr  api  ajax  xmlhttprequest  cool  tagging  fun 
august 2005 by garrettc
Teaching Turing
Learn how Turing Machines work, via We Make Money Not Art
cool  fun  learning  programming  software  teaching  turing  computer 
august 2005 by garrettc
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