Archive | February, 2010

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Porsche 911 GT3 R?

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche’s latest 911 GT3 R is technically a hybrid, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they’re giving up speed and going green. Instead, this track monster features a system that’s similar to the KERS system that was developed for F1 racing, and which is designed to give the car a speed boost during acceleration through the use of small electric motors that assist the main engine.

If the technical terms don’t get you all hot and bothered, then maybe you should just let Porsche explain the car in their own unique way:

[Porsche Intelligent Performance]

…It’s Movie Monday: Another Cloud Reel?

Another Cloud Reel by Ben Wiggins shows the beauty that is hidden in the movement of clouds, as revealed by timelapse photography, and combines it with the natural beauty of San Francisco to create a stunning montage:

…You need to watch A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything?

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything is a flipbook style animation made with just biro pens and about 2100 pages spanned across 50 jotter books, and it took the artist roughly three weeks to complete. After watching it though, I’d say that was time well spent:

…Espresso is intense?

Espresso

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the perfect pull of espresso, from the bean to the grind to the water to the pour, then this short, called Espresso, is for you. Watch as Kyle Glanville of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea explains his entire process and the reasons behind each step:

Who knew there was so much to it?

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Jason Freeny has Cooties?

Jason Freeny Cootie

Jason Freeny’s Cootie is the latest in his series of awesome illustrations which examine what the insides of popular objects would look like if they really existed.

[Jason Freeny]