Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Softer Side of Hard Drives

In this age of tech savvy women and the rise in female fashion bloggers, there is a need for fashionable hard drives.

Samsung 2.5″ Hard Drive by Joongoo Lee. Joongoo’s design was inspired by a ladies make-up compact found at the bottom of most hand bags. Fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand (not that hard drives need to be in the palm of your hand) this design makes me want to explore my feminine side a bit further [more... ]

Source: yankodesign

Pregnant Man (UPDATE) - Video

The (former) pregnant man, Thomas Beatie, has released baby photos and his story. The baby, born June 29th, was a 9 and a half pound girl named Susan Juliette.

Thomas told People, “When Susan finally came out, it was like in slow motion.” That comment itself is probably similar to the feeling expressed by many new mothers… But of course, Thomas was a pregnant MAN.

After 30 odd hours of labor, he noted, “I weigh two pounds less than I did before I got pregnant… And I don’t have a single stretch mark!”

For the full picture spread, pick up People Magazine, who paid Thomas $300,000 for the photos (slightly less than the $20 million that Angelina Jolie earned.)

Source: People

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Radiohead, “House Of Cards” Video

Radiohead’s latest music video was filmed without any cameras, using only lasers.
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes. (code.google.com)
Cool Video!

Stripper Barbie

Human barbie dolls by alex sandwell kliszynski

Alex sandwell kliszynski is a photographer who does wedding photography and portraits, but he has also produces curious series of art photography. what may seem like provocative portraits reveals something quite surreal. the models in his works have been transformed into barbie-like dolls. their joints appear to be made of plastic, rotating on a simple axis. (designboom)


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Brad Pitt Cut The Umbilical Cord!

Source: JustJared

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, center, holds the birth certificates of one of Angelina Jolie’s twins, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, as he and Dr. Michel Sussmann, Angie’s obstetrician, left, pose for the media, at the Lenval Hospital in Nice, southern France on Sunday. Knox was born at 6:27 pm and Vivienne Marcheline came within a minute of that time.

Outside the hospital, Sussmann shared how smoothly the delivery of Knox and Vivienne went:

On Brad and Angie during the labor and delivery: “[They] were talking, they were together. It was an epidural, so [Angelina] was awake and speaking and laughing. They were happy.”

On Brad never leaving Angie’s side: “He was my assistant! [He even cut the babies’ umbilical cords!] He was … perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional.” More..

The names: Vivienne Marcheline is most likely named after Jolie's mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died of cancer in 2007. Knox Leon's name is more in sync with those of his siblings: Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh.

Congrats Brangelina!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Power of Photoshop

This is so awesome! I wish I could photoshop my life...haha..

Here’s a compilation of Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects you can take into reference.

Mental Wave Explosion Effect
How to create a crazy explosion, like a mix of Magneto’s ability with Peter Petrelli’s power.

Realistic Water Reflection
How to easily add a realistic water reflection to any photo.

Displacement effects
How to use a variety of filters and techniques to produce an image in an experimental style.

Make Photos More Suggestive
Learn how to make the model in this tutorial more suggestive with awesome curves

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography
Take a digital photo and make it Lomoified

Creating a Rocking Silhouette
How to create a silhouette of a person taken from a normal photo, adding colorful light to it as if the light source is located behind this object.

Age Progression
Go about aging a woman’s face in Photoshop.

Alien Invasion

Dark Art Picture Style
How to combine some stocks and Photoshop techniques to make an amazing dark art picture style.

Bringing a Stone Statue to Life
How to take a stone statue and alter it to look life-like.

Add Another Dimension
Create stunning effects using glows.

Crack and Peel

Creating Energy Spheres

Devil’s Eyes
How to make eyes look more sinister

Dynamic Lightning
How to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph.

Expressive lighting effects
How to go about combining several lighting techniques

Beautiful Lady Effect

How to turn your photo into movie-like effect

Photoshop Effects: Focus With Light
How to add focus to an image with light, using Photoshop’s Lighting Effects filter and multiple light sources.

Turning Mandy Moore or anyone into zoombie.

Super Slick Dusky Lighting Effects
Put together a sunset image mixing some vector shapes and dusky lighting effects to produce a slick image that would make a nice album cover for a chillout mix!

Transform a person into an alien

How to create a very cool looking alien using Adobe Photoshop

Seriously Cool Photoshop Explosion Effect
How to break apart a body, then add some awesome lighting and glow, and nopattern style, to finish the image off.

Reflective Bubble

How to Make Circle Pixels (Pop-art Style)

Realistic Tattoos
This tutorial uses a few basic photoshop techniques, masking, colour adjustment, liquify and the resize and transformation tools.

Robotic Frog
How to take a regular frog and opened him up to reveal a mechanical skeleton.

Impressive isn't it?

Source: http://www.hongkiat.com

Rock & Royal’s Magnificent Chandeliers

The bedazzled ceiling decorations were made by Netherlands-based design house Rock & Royal, who’ve been producing one-off luxury chandeliers since 2005. Their latest gang of products include a Champaign bottle, skull and cross bones, two guns, a bomb, and uhh…a penis design that will give new meaning to a “well-hung” chandelier.

Their works are simply AMAZING.

See more of their chandeliers...

Source: http://www.complex.com

Monday, July 7, 2008

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

I Want to Believe" comes 10 years after the first film and six years after the finale of the series, whose opening credits for much of its nine-year run featured the catch-phrase "the truth is out there."

Website: http://www.xfiles.com/
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner
Screenplay By: Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz, based on “The X-Files” created by Chris Carter
Directed By: Chris Carter
Produced By: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz
Plot Outline: In grand “X-Files” manner, the film’s storyline is being kept under wraps. This much can be revealed: It is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show’s most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the passionate, ferociously intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder’s pursuits.

Opening in cinemas across Asia on the following dates:

>>Hong Kong: July 24
>> Malaysia: July 24
>> Singapore: July 24
>> Indonesia: July 24
>> Taiwan: August
>> Philippines: August 13
>> Korea: August 14
>> Vietnam: August 22
>> Thailand: September 18

Watch the exclusive clip now.

More: X-Files TV Guide cover July 14-20, 2008 issue

Source: http://movies.yahoo.com http://www.mtvasia.com/