Monday, December 22, 2008

Ron Arad and Moroso: Pixels Make Beautiful Furniture

from apartmenttherapy:

121908 arad moroso .jpgIt seems that Moroso has a thing for pixels. First it was the fabric choice for this sofa and now it is this Ron Arad creation being exhibited in the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

There isn't really much to say about this piece. Practical in a residential setting? Not really. Would we be drawn to it and love to stretch out on it if we ever came upon it in person? But of course. Add this wallpaper and these lights and you've got one 8 bit room.

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Review From

Do You Hear What I Hear?
A review by Doug Brown

Music is ubiquitous in our society. Films and television shows always have musical soundtracks, music plays in stores and shopping centers, and when you go out to eat or drink music will almost surely be playing. Parades and football games have marching bands, and most indoor sporting events have music playing over loudspeakers. If not, the crowd will provide their own, as with songs sung by UK football fans, or the omnipresent stomp stomp CLAP of Queen's "We Will Rock You." We even accompany our wars with music, both as a way of rousing our troops and demoralizing everyone else's. But what is music? Why does it move us so? What does it have to do with memory or emotion or language? Was music a precursor or antecedent of language? Are we wired for it, or is it completely socially acquired? Those subjects and more are the focus of This Is Your Brain on Music. . . .

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Remove Tourists from Photos with Tourist Remover [Image Editing] from Lifehacker

from Lifehacker:
Online photo management application Snapmania's Tourist Remover gets rid of unwanted gawkers and traffic from your photos by compositing two or more pictures of the same scene. All you have to do is make sure to take more than one of the same picture of a scene, assuming the people or cars you want to get rid of are moving. Once you've taken enough pictures so that every piece of the scenery is visible, just upload them to Snapmania and let the Tourist Remover do the work. Keep in mind that the more steady your hand when taking multiple shots, the better results you'll see, so ideally you'll be using a tripod or at least a wall to steady yourself. Alternatively, if you've got some GIMP or Photoshop chops, you can do the same thing yourself.
Tourist Remover [Snapmania via Photojojo]

Thursday, December 04, 2008


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