Saturday, January 31, 2009
A University of Tokyo research team led by professor/computer graphic artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi is developing robots designed to imitate primitive life forms. Mockups have been put on display at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo, and working versions of the robots are scheduled for completion in two years.
According to the researchers, these robots are being developed as a way to explore artificial life and gain insights into how living things survive in a world governed by the law of the jungle.........
pictures from pink tentacle
Friday, January 30, 2009
i am known as 'rose bush' so look for me
or breed with me on facebook (same handle)
and i'm still begging you. i DID reach my goal state. i got assigned a NEW goal state now though. some COME BREED WITH ME
via the routes game
here's some info from the site (see it's NOT about sex at all, it's about genetics and dna and the like)
Katherine Ryan: who she? She's an award winning comedian. If only she had some kind of, y'know, website. Hang on a minute................
shiitakes that is
i LOVE mushrooms and have them several times a week. baby bellas are my favorites but i do love me some shiitakes as well. i think i'm going to try this. not too much to it (except for the initial log set up). wonder if it would work with the baby bellas?????? hmmmmmmmm
well chelseagreen shows us how
(picture from teh chelseagreen website)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
this is MY covered stone (nothing like hers. i couldn't do one of hers try though i might. SO, i just didn't try to do hers. i did MINE. i was locked away inside all day today. i worked from home due to the inclement weather. during my lunch break i picked up a river stone i had, a crochet hook and some noro that was laying about
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
a new bodice
but it's made out of BEER CAN TABS. yes, it is.
from tiffany at the art of can tabistry (picture from there as well)
oh and she has a pattern for it too. how wonderful!
(ht: boing boing)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
How to Make Dangly Earrings with Magazine Pages
kayte terry, contributor
but NOT earrings (i don't change mine. they're just in there for GOOD). i think a necklace for even a bracelet would be kick ass
AND you get to recycle too
(pic by kayte terry,)
Monday, January 26, 2009
or tea with jeffery rudell
his ideas and work are inspiring (and wonderful)
(picture from the site linked below)
even something as simple as THIS:
How to "Waste" Paper
Jeffery Rudell, contributor
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
via routes game
discover the secrets in YOUR genes
(and i'm telling you breeding is addicting)
my breeder is at the bottom of this web page OR you can befriend me on facebook (i'm actually trying to get MORE friends than stink bomb who is a stuffed animal i might add) where i am known as rose bush (yes, i am)
found via wonderland
here's the press release
The Routes website goes live in January 2009 at www.routesgame.com
from the art shanty projects 2009 via makezine
how cool are these? (cool, so to speak)
....................The Art Shanty Projects is an artist community and exhibition that forms each winter on the frozen surface of Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota. My friend Mike Haeg entered his dICEHOUSES project this year—5 gigantic dice icehouses, each outfitted with a cozy table and a pack of playing cards.......................
Thursday, January 22, 2009
and i actually have the SAME dominoes in my car trunk (don't ask)
from instructables a
pictures and instructable by:
(and my favorite in the whole wide world..........................)
from the etsy shop of garden party
i eat on the go almost every day. even at work i'm using plastic cutlery. how wasteful! THIS is perfect and it doesn't hurt that it's cute as well as being green!
it's an awful lot of stuff for the price. plus these would make INCREDIBLE gifts.
this is the etsy description:
this cutie is made of fused plastic shopping bags from NYC delis. inside are pockets holding bamboo fork/knife/spoon & chop stix. also comes with a bandana for use as a napkin.
tuck it in your bag & impress your coworkers with your thriftiness.
or buy them in multiples for a picnic party!
an awesome way to get yer green on!
(found via whip up)
oh and here's her blog too garden party nyc diy (i checked it out, NICE stuff and great ideas)
picture from the etsy site of garden party
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
because i don't speak russian. i got a comment from anastasia and nina who make clothing with dog hair (they left a comment on a previous posting i did on knitting with dog hair)
it is beyond lovely! their work is stunning (and so are they. i'm assuming the light haired woman and the dark haired woman in the photographs are nina and anastasia).
do stop by their site. even if you don't read russian you certainly can enjoy their lovely work
(photos from their website)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
and most STUNNING sweaters i have ever seen (and it doesn't hurt - how much i love owls either)
the owl sweater
from needled (pic from needled as well)
design link here
found via craftzine
Sunday, January 18, 2009
datamancer's scrabble keyboard
(pic from datamancer)
datamancer's other keyboards for sale
he doesn't just do keyboards. please DO stop by his website and view his AMAZING work.
gizmodo interview with the datamancer
(found via gizmodo)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
i used malabrigo and misti alpaca (both chunky) and BIG needles (i think 17 us, but not sure). for the pockets i used malagrigo but not chunky and much smaller needles. for the blue crocheted outline (yes, i know i did a HORRIBLE job there but hey, i made this for ME plus as you can see from some of the photos, a beverage or two may have been involved) i just used some yarn (wool) i had laying about. when i was done, i just threw it in a pillowcase and washed it with a few socks and 'unmentionables' on HOT. i let it go through the FULL cycle too
misti alpaca chunky