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…Pretty Loaded saves you from content?

Pretty Loaded

Big Spaceship is in love with the preloader, and to share their love, has created an entire website dedicated to it called Pretty Loaded.

Once upon a time, in a land of sputtering dial-up connections, websites too ages to load. Folks yearned for the 100% mark. But as soon as that figure arrived, the beloved (or bemoaned) preloader disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Until now.

The “museum” is a collection of Flash loading screens that play one after another (technically, each preloader preloads the next preloader), and each one features the year it was made, the client it was made for, the name of the site it loaded, the creator of the preloader, and its category.

Despite being the thing that normally holds you back from your desired content, Pretty Loaded is actually rather addictive, as each preloader is obviously well thought out, and in most cases, an apparent outlet for the creativity of whoever was stifled by the site they had to build.

Plus, Big Spaceship promises to continue adding to the infinite loader, so you can check back occasionally to see the new ones.

[Pretty Loaded]

…The Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition is one bad bull?

Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition

It’s definitely not a style that matches everyone’s tastes, but I wouldn’t turn down an Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition if someone gave one to me!

The car, which takes Lamborghini’s already potent Murcielago LP640 and kicks it up to eleven with a new ECU, new headers, new camshafts, modified cylinder heads, high flow catalytic converters and mufflers, butterfly-valve controlled exhaust cut-outs, and special air filters that bring the car up to 710 hp, also includes a host of other do-dads and whatnots that make it truly one of a kind.

Edo Competition LP710 Christian Audigier Limited Edition Detail

Or so LP710 owners thought before the Christian Audigier edition came along (or rather, five of them) giving the already exclusive car an extra helping of exclusivity.

Each of the new ‘haute-couture’ Lamborghinis are done in matte black on the outside, and then Audigier (of Ed Hardy fame) custom designs an airbrush exterior and a stitched interior to the customer’s specifications.

Power and exclusivity are never a cheap combination, but this is a special case, as each of the five cars to be made will set you back an estimated $690,000! As a result, don’t expect to see this car outside of a well groomed country club lawn or art exhibit/museum near you!

[Edo Competition]

…Slides can be art?

Slide Art

Slide Art Top

Here’s a way to make art more fun: Turn museums into giant playgrounds. The Tate Modern in Britain has done just that, with the Test Site exhibit by installation artist Carsten Holler. Carsten sees slides as an essential mode of human transport, and wants to see the use of slides grow in the coming years, saying, “The installation is an experiment into the reception of slides by the public and the effect they have.” Think slides aren’t art? Carsten responds: “Going down can be like being under the influence of a drug, a thrilling experience, but it is also a fast and efficient way of getting from A to B. It’s a playground for the body and the brain. It’s art and it’s not art.” The slides are made of stainless steel and polycarbonate acrylic glass. Visitors sit in canvas sacks and slide from the fifth floor to the ground, accelerating to speeds in excess of 30mph. The biggest slide measures in at 55.5 meters long and has a drop of 27 meters, so these aren’t exactly for the faint of heart. No if he’d just build a slide from my house to Britain so I could check this exhibit out, the world would be one man happier.

[This Is London – Tate Museum]

[Via: Buzz Patrol]