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…Amazon wants to cure Wrap Rage?

Wrap Rage

Amazon is fighting back against “wrap rage”, or “the frustration we humans feel when trying to free a product from a nearly impenetrable package”, by releasing a line of products that arrive in “Frustration-Free Packaging”.

By working with manufacturers to deliver products in smaller, easy-to-open, recyclable cardboard boxes with less packaging material (and no frustrating plastic clamshells or wire ties) Amazon hopes to eliminate this “wrap rage” over the course of the multi-year initiative.

As an occasional victim of wrap rage due to busted knuckles and excessive garbage, I definitely hope they reach their goal, and since they’ve stated that they want to offer their entire catalog of products in Frustration-Free Packaging in a few years, it definitely seems like they’re heading in the right direction.

[Amazon – Frustration-Free Packaging]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Pencil Rebel?

Pencil Rebel

Grzegorz Kozakiewicz’s Pencil Rebel is made with “Interactive Mixed Media Web Design”, which basically means that he takes cardboard, clay, and whatever else he can find lying around the house and turns it into a website.

Forget Web 2.0; this is Web 0.5, but it’s fantastic, and it shows what’s possible with a ton of imagination, a fair amount of skill with an X-acto knife, and lots and lots of patience.

The goal is to work your way through the puzzle, finding places and secrets along the way, but the journey is definitely greater than the goal, and you’ll enjoy the neat little touches that he added in along the way.

[Pencil Rebel]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: AG Excaliber?

AG Excaliber Exterior

Question: How do you fit 24-inch wheels in the front, and 30-inch wheels in the back of a CL-Class Mercedes-Benz?

AG Excaliber Foam

Answer: A lot of expanding foam.

AG Excaliber Detail

The car you see here, which was at one time just another two door Mercedes, was turned into this big red monster by a Lithuanian body man named Audronis Gestautas, who formed a brand called AG Excalibur so that he could make cars like this.

AG Excaliber Interior

Besides the over-the-top exterior, the interior is covered in Swarovski crystals, and was custom formed using a healthy serving of cardboard!

Sadly, the Mercedes was not the only Lithuanian car to go under the knife, as a tuning shop named Lithuanian National took a BMW 6 Series and also modified it to within an inch of its life:

Lithuanian BMW

What do they put in the water over there?

[Via: World Car Fans]

[Via: BMW Blog]

…It’s Movie Monday: Sweded Tron?

Be Kind Rewind introduced the world to “Sweded” movies, and Sweded Tron takes the idea and runs with it.

With cardboarded lightcycles, fiery special effects, and fantastic close-ups, it’s a can’t miss.

(Also be sure to check out Be Kind Rewind’s YouTube channel for a fantastic collection of other Sweded flicks.)

[YouTube – Be Kind Rewind]

Flash Tron

(And for a bit of your own Tron action, check out Flash Tron.)

[Flash Tron]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Cardboard car?

Cardboard Aston Martin

Despite looking like you could hop in and take it for a spin, this Aston Martin DB5 is actually a model made entirely out of cardboard.

Chris Gilmour handcrafted this cardboard car, and though it won’t take you very far, it is an amazingly detailed piece of work, complete all the way down to the Bond gadgets sticking out of the sides.

Plus, it’s easy to ship.

[Chris Gilmour]