Ninja throwing star USB drive: bringing the dojo into the 21st century. Need we say more? Well, yes, we should tell you that the last time we saw one for sale, it was about $140 USD from a Japanese shop. Now that shop is sold out, and we can’t find them anywhere else– a sad day for geeky ninjas and geeks who want to be ninjas.
Dear Audi, please make this car. Dear everyone else, you’re looking at the new Audi E-tron Spyder concept car, which was recently unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. While we are already big fans of Audi’s understated, simple, functional design language, we are really excited about the direction things are going. Also, is it just us, or does the E-tron Spyder remind you of a Storm Trooper? (Painting of Storm Trooper by Christian Wagonner)
(via Inspiration Grid)
For his Replace Face project, British artist Steve Payne uses Photoshop to superimpose other people’s faces onto 19th century paintings of Russian generals. The paintings were originally created by George Dawe, an English portrait artist. While the Steve Jobs portrait was created before his death, we still think it’s fitting.
(via Inspiration Grid)
As you may know, we’ve been making a lot of, um… “investments” lately, into safety and comfort upgrades for the Bark Wahlberg HQ bunker. While we think adding a few Sleepboxes (see below) might be nice, we definitely don’t want to shy away from sleeping in public entirely. We’re definitely going to grab a few of these bad boys to make our lobby a little bit more comfortable. Guests, you’re welcome.
In public, you can have a snack or drink virtually anywhere, but there is almost nowhere to sleep. Sleeping in busy public spaces like airports, train stations, and the Bark Wahlberg Headquarters can cause security, privacy and hygiene issues, not to mention, these spaces are usually uncomfortable, bright, and noisy. The guys at Arch Group, a Russian architecture firm, noticed this problem. And thus, SLEEPBOX was born. It provides a quick escape from the crowd without the difficulty and expense of finding and checking-in to a hotel.
We loved this enlightening, humorous, and slightly scary look into the world of algorithms and how they silently control, errr…. “shape” our world.
This installation from Cyprien Gaillard was built using 72,000 bottles of beer for display at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Visitors were invited to (after signing a waiver) climb on and drink from the pyramid. We’re thinking of getting one of these installed in our lobby… because we love art. (via We Find Wildness)
In spite of the fact that we don’t trust robots, we think this Kinect quadrotor controller is pretty neat. Unfortunately, the guys who developed this didn’t think to create a “don’t enslave me” hand signal.
Casey Neistat is ticketed for not riding in a bike lane in NYC. It gets pretty funny after that.