Could time travel save you from a bad relationship? Maybe…

Friday, 29 August, 2014

Time Travel Lover, a short film by Elisha Yaffe. If time travel were possible, this may be how many of us might want to take advantage of it… to stop a hook up that should not have been, in its tracks. Problem is though, these sorts of things are never quite as simple as they appear to be.

Includes some NSFW language and themes.

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Life is less of roller coaster ride when you walk instead

Monday, 25 August, 2014

A roller coaster like art installation, created by German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, located in Duisburg, allows revellers to partake of its ups and down at their own pace… walking, rather than hurtling along the tracks, strapped into a car.

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Chocolate LEGO bricks… is this really a good idea though?

Monday, 18 August, 2014

Chocolate LEGO brick

Chocolate LEGO by Akihiro Mizuuchi… actually I’m surprised they didn’t come along sooner. Maybe they have, but just didn’t last very long?

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If we can’t go to the stars maybe they can come to us

Friday, 15 August, 2014

Even the Stars screen cap

Wandering through space without a purpose. Getting old and getting lost. That’s what interstellar space exploration might actually be like, given the time it’ll take to get anywhere… a game by Pol Clarissou.

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Don’t stand so close to me, and other elevator etiquette

Tuesday, 12 August, 2014

There are ten points of etiquette that those who use lifts, or elevators, should know and understand… actually I was surprised by how extensive these protocols are:

Most people can deal with standing way too close to someone for a few seconds, if that someone’s face is pointed in a neutral, parallel direction. If you turn around and put your back to the door, it creates an awkwardly confrontational standing situation. Or, your fellow riders might think you’re from another planet.

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Gustave H awaits your glowing review of the Grand Budapest Hotel

Thursday, 24 July, 2014

Grand Budapest Hotel lobby

The Grand Budapest Hotel, the same establishment featured in Wes Anderson’s most recent film, now has its own page on TripAdvisor. It’s already collected a number of glowing reviews, making it the top rated hotel in The Republic of Zubrowka:

When we arrived we had some problems with the tram that leads to the main building, but it was quickly fixed by the highly efficient lobby boy. Out of all the common areas the one you should give special attention to is the Turkish bath and the Greek spa. Food was excellent, and on our first day there were regional sweets from the Mendl’s bakery in our bedroom out of courtesy – that was really nice and they tasted delicious. Staff was particularly kind and helfpul. Next season we’ll certainly go back!

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Surviving a night in the woods… what horror films can teach us

Friday, 18 July, 2014

Enough horror movies, set in cabins, in isolated forest areas, have been made by now for the rest of us to know the right and wrong things to do when partaking of such getaways ourselves. There’s over a dozen points you need to take into account, and even though there’s no guarantee of survival, at least you’ll know what to expect…

It doesn’t matter how many rooms the cabin has; tonight everyone’s sleeping together. Set up your sleeping bags or whatever in the cabin’s largest room, preferably in a circle allowing you all to face each other and past each other to all entrances to the room. The idea is to be able to see a threat coming from all directions simultaneously, while also keeping your fellow campers in sight.

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The camera never lies, this is what agency life is really like

Friday, 27 June, 2014

Photo by Derrick Lin

Ohio based brand strategist Derrick Lin’s camera seems to capture moments the eye misses… I somehow get the feeling that you’d see – were it possible of course – scenes such as these in many workplaces though, not just a digital agency.

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Even time travel doesn’t appear to be what it is made out to be…

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

You’d think people would be ecstatic if they had the opportunity to travel through time, but going by these online reviews of a time travel company, written by their customers, it seems the experience leaves much to be desired:

“I got back from my trip and my grandmother never existed. I was pretty upset. I went back to their offices and asked how come the split future thing didn’t happen, and who gave birth to my dad, and how was I still alive? They just shrugged and said ‘time is really complicated.’ Then they showed me my waiver again and handed me a pamphlet on the butterfly effect and another on paradoxes. Not amused. Apart from that it was pretty cool, but I think I’d only do it again if they did a Groupon.”

If anyone could put problems right though, surely it would be a time travel company?

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If you’re meant to be a writer the signals will soon begin arriving

Monday, 16 June, 2014

How does someone know that they will one day become a writer? They’ll eventually begin receiving… signals telling them that writing is to be their path in life. By the way, it should be said this sort of thing only happens to writers…

Throughout your life, there are signals telling you you are a writer. Unless you are not a writer. In which case, there are no signals whatever. At least not signals telling you you are a writer.

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