Friday, January 28, 2011

Some Really Original Bus-Stops From Around The World

Yes, the pictures below are of real bus-stops from around the world.
Some are cool. Some are weird. Others are a little too silly.
But, they are ALL very original.

You can find 17 of these bus-stops and the stories behind them at

Ventura, California


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turn Your Old Laptops and Notebooks Into Digital Picture Frames!

Do not recycle your old laptops and notebooks in the common way.
Squeeze new life out of them instead.

Turn them from this

 into this

From laptop/notebook to digital picture frame (DPC) in a few steps.

Whether you own an old Apple iBook, Toshiba Satellite, Compaq Presario, Sony VAIO or a whole host of other makes and models you can get detailed instructions on how to convert those ready-for-recycling laptops and notebooks into something you can still use and save quite a bit of money over buying a DPC new.

It's all available at the Repair4Laptop site!

Now get to work!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sketches by Patrick Kalyanapu

Some sketches by Patrick Kalyanapu that I came across and found very interesting.
The work just draws me I thought I'd share.





Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Long way to go for a drink of water...

The picture below is of a 9th century step-well in India.
It's name, Chand Baori.

With 3500 steps, if you weren't thirsty when you started your descent, you sure will be when you get to the water.

I guess this is what you get when you let MC ESCHER design your water well.

All kidding aside, Chand Baori is an amazing piece of architecture.


Monday, January 24, 2011

The Telephone of Tomorrow from Boys' Life 1962...

Matt Novak recently posted an interesting illustrated strip from the November 1962 issue of Boys' Life magazine.
The strip outlined guesses for the "Telephones of Tomorrow".
Okay, maybe they were not guesses...they did a good job of seeing the world of today's phones.

In the strip there's video conferencing, portable phones, and even car phones.

Sometimes you can predict the future...sort of.

The technology referred to by the strip must have all sounded so unbelievable 50 years ago.

Read Matt Novak's blog for more.
See a copy of the entire Boys Life issue from November 1962.