Friday, December 29, 2006

looking for the perfect gift?

gift this book. jason polan has sketched out every piece at the MOMA. got two precious pages here for you.

p.s -
another book worth gifting -

bits of paper

peter callesen does amazing things to paper. look.


make your photos look dumber, is what the site promises.
haven't tried it yet. But do try and send me your results, k?

Thursday, December 28, 2006


the only thing i liked about the last james bond movie was the title sequence.
here're all of the title sequences from (nearly) all the bond flicks.


may not appeal to all of you. but it demonstrares simply the various printing methods. useful for students and teachers.
from moma, of course.

look at book

What happens when one empty notebook gets passed between four friends (artists) over a span of 36 weeks?

Mayhem. In colour.

And here it is for the www's viewing pleasure.

a similar project can be found here -

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

the world's front page

all newspaper front pages from the world over. with a clickable map and a downloadable pdf of the region's daily. worth a read.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

excuse generator

found this a few days too late. would've loved to have used it, but hey! there're other parties to find excuses for. here - use. enjoy.

Insect Lab

I don't know whether this is good or bad (bad, from an i-love-dragonflies point of view). But it sure is fascinating.

Here's an excerpt from the homepage -
Insect Lab is an artist operated studio that customizes real insects with antique watch parts and electronic components. Offering a variety of specimens that come in many shapes, sizes and colors; each specimen is individually designed and hand- assembled, each is one of a kind and unique.Borrowing from both science fiction and science fact, Insect Lab's customized insects are a celebration of natural and manmade function. Specimens are presented in either custom made black shadow boxes or glass bell jars, allowing for display anywhere.

p.s - about the pic featured here -
Odonata: DragonflyBlack body with iridescent teal/ purple wings, 2 inch wingspan. Steel ribbon, dial, and parts, capacitor, small green LED.

nice games

literally "nice". these have calming colours, cute visuals and sweet easy games that leave you all calm and happy. p.s - don't forget to tun up the volume. lovely music.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

About Time,9171,1569514,00.html?aid=434&from=o&to=http%3A//

Thank you. Same to you.

ten minute id

those sites that keep asking you for your email id and then say they'll email you the confirmation and then click on that and then go back to log on to the site and later spam you with nonsense?
here's the solution -
"Welcome to 10 Minute Mail.By clicking on the link below, you will be given a temporary e-mail address. Any e-mails sent to that address will show up automatically on the web page. You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes.Why would you use this? Maybe you want to sign up for a site which requires that you provide an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. And maybe you don't want to give up your real e-mail address and end up on a bunch of spam lists. This is nice and disposable. And it's free. Enjoy!"

Thursday, December 14, 2006

ladies, for you
This site tells you how exactly to make those tables look better with fancy napkin folds. A step by step guide to leaving ma-in-law quietly slurping the soup.

there's a place called 'dildo' in canada

Click. And you'll also find Beaverlick, USA. Not to mention - Shooting Butts Road in NZ.

A, B, C
The chap who's put up this site, has noticed that our typical alphabet charts are going way too politically correct. So he's gone right ahead and designed an impolitically correct alphabet chart. it's nice to look at. and hey, you can even show one or two to your kids!

the face hunter

It's a blog. Filled with people (moslty from NY). Thought it nice to see people around the world and what they're wearing now (ahem). Hey! You may also bump into some long lost friend.

thinking photography
chanced upon chris jordan and his portrayal of american consumerism. lovely shots, scary feeling.

the first pictures features circuit boards and the second one (gasp) cell phones!

I spent quite a while plonking on this one before posting it up for you.
Here's how it works - The right hand side has the chords and the notes in tiny coloured boxes. You drag these boxes into the big box on the left and these little notes keep bouncing around and creating beautiful tinkly music.

the population - pixel by pixel

This here is a website that has shows the population of the world. Yes, pixel by pixel. With the first one being you. Awe-inspiring. And slightly scary that the population can be reduced to your comp screen.

the future password
Currently what we do is feed in words as our passwords. The future assumes us dumber and more dependent on technology and has devised visual passwords. Click here for an example of how it will work. Your kids'll probably use it. So it's wiser we read this now and go 'ho-hum' later.

London's only combined bus, tube, train and walking pocket map
Quickmaps connect centres, places and events by buses, tubes and trains, and by walking.

Friday, December 08, 2006
this site allows you to send a greeting in a very geo way. What it does is pick buildings from the surface of the earth that are in the shape of the alphabets of your wish.
Then yo usend the link as a GeoGreeting to a pal and impress the hell out of them :)

listen. remember.

All those historical moments in history here for you to listen, from the people who created them - castro, amelia earheart, gandhi, roosevelt.
Yes, a goosebumpy ride this.

look inside

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

grow your own furniture

Here's how.

christmas cheer

Turn up the volume. Then click all those li'l icons and words you see and create your very own heart-warming jingle jingle for the season.

Monday, December 04, 2006

metro metro
all the metros from the world over. featured here. lovely detail - there's a link that takes you to the different ways the announcements are made in different cities, also - metro art, and the different logos (pic featured here). absolutely worth a click.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

cards for thoughtful writers
sweet li'l cards. loved the colours. loved the website. will love anyone who can make something like this and join me in setting up a store to sell things like this :D

Monday, November 20, 2006

read before you step into the kitchen.

click. explore. listen.

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Who. What. Wear. And in the process it tells you who's wearing the best the world over. Yep, I am getting a bit bling these days. But isn't everyone?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

daily lit
click. choose a book. and they'll send you chapters everyday by email so u can catch up on your reading.


It says here - "Manage and Access your documents: bookmarks, music, photos, videos in one place and from anywhere"

I'm just about to try it :)

time capsule

add things that matter to you. then save it for posterity.
what's on a creative guy's desk? how does it look? here! ta-dah. 100 desks from around the world and what they look like.

micro sculpture

That's the statue of liberty (carved and placed in the eye of a needle)

Pretty gob-smacking especially for a person like me who can't even get a decent sculpture out of a tub of Play Doh.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

create with the world
The Global Mosaic is made of 1,000 colorful tiles. When you drag a tile, everyone else visiting TheBroth can see it immediately. The built-in chat makes it easy to collaborate with others to create a masterpiece!


or - The Global Dialog Platform.

au revoir

Suicide notes collected by a coroner and put up on the net. A bit morbid, I know. But so real.

i still believe
I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what itwas like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

Our Fathers in Heaven

Aztec Gods. Mesopotamian Gods. Mayan, Norse and Roman. They're all huddling together on this site (wondering what to do with us next, I assume).

and we lived happily ever after

All em fairytales, myths, fables, sleepy time tales. They're all here.

get myth it

there are 31 ways to tie shoe laces

which means for one whole month you'll have something different to stare at for those early-morning-meetings.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


This is so cute. The entire Bible's been created complete with visuals made of bricks. The picture here is the Garden of Eden (and it's just what i pictured it to be).

handy dandy and fits right into your wallet

Click. Download. Print. Get all excited putting it together. And then stuff it right into your wallet. Here's a handy organiser that Kavs and I-oh-so-desperately need.

tweet tweet

sit n ride

What do you do with that bike once you've realised it's too hot (or too rainy) to ride it round town?
Sit on it, i guess.


That's Kim Jong II. As seen in Oct 23's Time magazine by artist Hanoch Piven. Piven specialises in this kind of witty simplicity. Where he uses actual objects taken out of the subject's life and he puts them together with a few dabs of colour and makes the world snigger.
Check out his work on


mix em. gulp em. puke em. toast em.

but for gods sake, let it be for something worth it.

Photograph one kid from every country on Earth. The only criteria is that they should currently be in New York. New York's children.
p.s - the project needs funding right now, but that doesn't stop it from being a beautiful thought.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

other announcements
Or break the news of a miscarriage: “I’m not fat. Unfortunately, I’m not pregnant anymore either.”
And other such announcements.

The website finds the closest happy hour location when you need to drown your sorrows.

Sign up for Kizmeet (from 'kismet, duh) , a new website that helps you track down that hottie you spotted across a crowded room.

Jeez, the things you can do on the net nowadays, eh? Just wish you were on the right side of the globe.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Scribbler lets you make a simple line drawing and then generates a more complex drawing by applying a set of algorithms. The Scribbler Bot moves the drawing into the physical world.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mom was always such a good sport. She wore your macaroni necklaces; listened to your shoe-box guitar ballads; and drank from your leaky, lopsided clay mugs.

And, hey, just because you’ve grown up doesn’t mean you can’t remind her of those good ol’ days with handmade wares from Little Flower Designs. The crafty yet pretty tabletop items are made from slabs of clay and painted with whimsical designs in cheerful colors.

(Great place if you're into pottery. Learn from it)

t on Fairfax

u drool over the menu. u feel like opening your own li'l place. u stare at the 't' for ages. u feel like applying for a job there.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

chocolate anyone?

The folks at send free chocolate to whomever you want them to. The chocolate is fair trade from Ghana. Go check it out. And don't cheat and send it to yourself, wait for the thank-you piece back.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


An unashamedly crappy hotel deserves an unashamedly crappy web site.

Explore Amsterdam's inglorious Hans Brinker Budget Hotel ["Baths" link NOT work-safe!]. Enjoy the missing GIFs, slow load times, and arbitrary Javascript popups. It's worth it to see hilarious pages like this and movies like this. More good ads here.

tic toc

Clockr displays the current time by using images from Flickr that show single digits. One of several web apps by Mario Klingemann that uses the Flickr API. A nice use of found typography. Via dataisnature.