Archive | July, 2008

…It’s Things Thursday: corbusBOARDS?

corbusBOARDS

Those looking for a custom way to ride down the street should definitely check out corbusBOARDS.

Handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, the corbusBOARDS are made of aluminum, and are designed to be “fully functional, impressive to ride art objects”.

From the maker:

    Knowing that the classic wood structure was limited I turned to aluminum streamlining the design until I came up with sleek silhouettes at around the same weight of traditional long-boards — and just as ride-able. These custom boards are a completely original cross between a long-board and a short-board for a smooth cruising ride that is also focused on independent vision and comfort. These are not trick boards, but they are tricked.

[corbusBOARDS]

[Via: Core77]

…Halo corpses can spell?

Halo Corpse Alphabet

It takes dedication to make an entire alphabet out of Halo corpses, but takes a little bit of crazy to then add in numbers, and even a few punctuation marks.

The original goal of the Halo Corpse Alphabet (a self-described macabre project) was to represent every letter of the alphabet with the twisted, curved, stretched, and otherwise dead Spartan and Elite bodies from Halo 3.

Apparently the Halo community was more than willing to take on this task, as they quickly jumped on board and cranked out letter after letter for the amusement of all.

[Halo Corpse Alphabet]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Wood gadgets are good for nothing?

If you liked the San Francisco toothpick tour, then check out this hand cranked machine made entirely out of wood and glue (no nails or screws).

The video takes you step by step through each one of the functions, and it’s impressive to think that you can build something like this with a lot of time and determination.

[Via: The Automata]

…Dell’s Studio Hybrid packs an environmental punch?

Dell Studio Hybrid

Dell’s new Studio Hybrid line of computers is a rather interesting offering.

Designed to be an “anywhere-you-want-it-desktop”, the pint-sized PC comes in six colors, as well as bamboo, features an ultra-compact design with Intel mobile technology performance, a slot-load DVD, HDMI, digital/analog TV tuner, and optional Blu-ray for home entertainment duties.

In addition, the Dell Hybrid helps to preserve the planet as Dell’s greenest and most power-efficient consumer desktop (75% less printed documentation, 70% less power usage, Energy Star 4.0 compliant, and packaging made form 95% recyclable materials).

A good-looking computer that’s good for the environment and performs too?

What’s not to love?

[Dell – Studio Hybrid]

…YouTube smokes?

Burning Cigarette

It’s not exactly the most entertaining set of YouTube videos, but Rafael Rozendaal’s Burning Cigarette is definitely a unique use of the medium.

Start the videos as fast as you can from right to left to get the full effect.

[Rafael Rozendaal – Burning Cigarette]

[Via: The Presurfer]