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Friday, December 3, 2010

Cool Pictures - Tilt Shift Photography

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New York based photographer Bryan Solarski captures cool pictures by traveling the world, photographing and then shrinking them using a popular photographic technique called "tilt-shift". Tilt-shift photography is a process that can make our great big world look like a tiny miniature toy set. Selective focus and shallow depth of field combine to make the large look teeny but they are actual photographs of real places, people and things...

According to Bryan, the aesthetic goal is to have the images look like miniature scenes through the Tilt-shift style of photography. By doing this, the images become more vivacious and inviting. This allows the viewer to discover the locations and enables them to reconnect with childhood by recalling the feeling of living in a smaller world where scale seemed less cumbersome. Viewers can recall creating scenes of playing with Lego's or action figures. These fantastic tilt-shift photographic examples are reminiscent of childhood memories in hopes of inspiring a playful and innocent feature from that time frame into Bryan's images. 

Ballman - World Cup sculpture using 3000 footballs

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Nike continues its cool adverts by creating a huge 'ballman' sculpture made from almost 3,000 footballs suspended from steel wire ropes giving it the illusion that it's floating in the air. The cool sculpture is located inside a shopping centre in Johannesburg, South Africa for the Fifa World Cup. Ballman will stay in place for the whole World Cup tournament, and when dismantled, the plan is that the footballs will be given away. Cool eh! 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

11 toys you'll probably see on letters to santa this Christmas

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These 11 cool toys will be on many kids wishlists this Christmas 2010 according to The Toy Retailers Association who have revealed its official predictions for the bestselling toys this Christmas. The toys were on show at the Dream Toys fair in London today, and include a modern version of Monopoly and a grooming salon for last year's must-have toy, the Zhu Zhu hamster. Here are the toys in no particular order: 

FurReal Go Go Walking Pup

FurReal Go Go Walking Pup, Hasbro (RRP £59.99)
Buy from Amazon £44.95

Lego City Airport

Lego City Airport (RRP £84.99)
Buy from Amazon £74.92

Paper Jamz Guitar

Paper Jamz Guitar, Wow Wee Europe (RRP £24.99)
Buy from Amazon from £20

Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset
Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset, Character Options (£29.99)
Buy from Amazon

Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear

Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear, Mattel UK (RRP £40)
Buy from Amazon £37.89

V Tech Kidizoom VideoCam

Kidizoom VideoCam, VTech (£59.99)
Buy from Amazon £44

Monopoly Revolution

Monopoly Revolution, Hasbro (RRP £29.99)
Buy from Amazon £22

Nerf N Strike Stampede

Nerf N Strike Stampede ECS, Hasbro (RRP £54.99)
Buy from Amazon £49.75

Pumpaloons action game

Pumpaloons action game, Drumond Park
Buy from Amazon £19.99

Sylvanian Families Motorcycle and Sidecar

Sylvanian Families Motorcycle and Sidecar, Flair Leisure (RRP £24.99)
Buy from Amazon £22.54

Zhu Zhu Grooming Salon

Cool Superbike with iPhone Dashboard

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Check out this cool Superbike with iPhone dashboard. Apple fans might still be drooling from yesterday’s iPhone 3Gs announcement, but I bet they never saw this coming: an electric superbike with an iPhone for all its instrumentation! Cool!

The MotoCzysz E1pc is one of the many entries in the TTXGP race this Friday. How the iPhone is integrated into the bike is still a mystery but features like its native GPS will surely be used. And whether it wins or loses, it definitely gets points for creamy white geeky goodness.

The E1pc can go from zero to 120 mph in “seven or eight seconds” according to Michael Czysz, the company’s founder. It uses ten lithium-ion battery packs with three electric motors all mounted on a carbon fiber main frame.