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…Electrabel’s 2008 Pixilation was beautiful?

Electrabel 2008 Pixilation

Electrabel decided to say goodbye to 2008 in a beautiful way with a fantastic pixilation that was made with more than 288,000 individual candles, a lot of time, and a ton of creativity. Enjoy:

And if you’d like top see how they did it, check out the fantastic making-of video as well, though unfortunately it’s French with Dutch subtitles, so you may just have to guess at what they’re saying:

[Via: Drawn!]

…It’s Things Thursday: PURE*ZENDER?

PURE*ZENDER

The Plush Department PURE*ZENDER Art PC is a design computer with a ceramic casing that looks even better than it performs. (And that’s not to say that it performs poorly, with its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and all the bells and whistles of a modern computer, but just that it looks so damn good!)

I am handmade I am handpainted.
I am urban, graffiti i am street.
I am moulded and shaped and glazed. I am unique.
There is no other like me.
Inside me is a powerful machine.
I will help you to stay in contact with your friends, to watch movies and play games. I can assist you with your work while you are listening to music. I will help you to find things, people, places, new experiences.
I am there for you when you need me and sleep while you don’t. I wake up on the push of a button and do for you what you ask me to.
I am not a television or record player or calculator i am all of that at the same time and more.
I am fast and silent and beautiful.

The art itself was done by Zender, a well known Dutch artist whose unique street style lends itself well to this tiny box, and other limited edition PURE* Art computers in the works are scheduled from Delft Blue, Mijn Schatje, Piet Boon, and Edward van Vliet.

[Plush Department – PURE*ZENDER]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Habbo Hotel theft can land you in the real slammer?

Habbo Hotel

So you’ve probably read the story about the 17-year-old Dutch kid who was arrested for stealing virtual furniture valued at over $5,800 in the online world of Habbo Hotel, but my question is this (besides the question of why anyone would pay $5,800 for virtual furniture): If he just stole virtual furniture, shouldn’t he just get put into a virtual jail?

[BBC News – ‘Virtual Theft’ Leads To Arrest]

[Habbo Hotel]

[Via: Read/Write Web]

…Some news stories don’t need many words?

Here are two pictures that tell quite a tale:

Gibson And Boo Boo

The first is Gibson and Boo Boo, the world’s tallest and the world’s smallest dog, meeting for the first time in Sacramento, California for Guinness World Records Day, 2007. On his hind legs, Gibson stands at over 7 feet tall, while Boo Boo checks in at just 4.9 inches.

Banana Shoreline

The second is the shoreline of two Dutch North Sea islands after six containers of bananas fell off of a cargo ship during a storm and washed ashore. After the spill, the shoreline was bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S.

[Dogs Via: Spluch]

[Bananas Via: Yahoo!]