Monday, 26 November 2007

What a Laugh

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter - e e cumming

This funny/quirky clip made me laugh, hope it makes you LOL too.

There is this other one for those who love Mac.

Clever mac banner ad from Amit Gupta on Vimeo.


Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Flight of Fancy

This series of photos called Dreams of Flying is so clever and playful. Go enjoy Jan Von Hollenben's work.

Dive in!

And this animation inspired by this series is so cool too.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Wild Things

Have I got green fingers? Not if I compare myself with a friend's mother who keeps her plant lush and clean - each leave with not a speck of dust and gleaming.

My little garden along the corridor is a patch of wild things.

And I actually wanted to grow what others might consider weeds. Seriously, I do like moss and some weeds, and they are not exactly things I can cultivate just because I wanted them.

This weird looking plant that reproduces itself through its leave fascinates me too. Of course, it seems to have been sturdy enough to last with me.

There is also this money plant which was very near death. But as soon as it was allowed to climb the wall, it quite literally launched an invasion. Within just days, its roots shot out to grip the wall and the leaves grew really huge. Quite a monster.

Even though everything I have at the moment are essentially green and there isn't a single pretty bloom or spot of colour, I like the fact that it is teeming with life in wild abandonment. Go! Green!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Pet Wabbit

Not too long ago, I met 2 persons at Pauseability who liked the pet rabbits they had. One drew a beautiful portrait while the other requested help to make a clay figurine.

(The artist of this drawing is a retiree who is self-taught in art. He has more pieces available for sale.)

Then there is also this ATC that was created by Gary.

For pet lovers, their pets do have a significant place in their hearts. And of course I have also heard of those who swore off pets after the heart-break of losing one at a tender age.

This animation was created for the Oregon Humane Society for their "End Petlessness" campaign. It states on its website that it is scientifically proven that pets makes us happier and healthier, and going by the name of the organisation, more humane too I suppose.

I am not sure I will be able to keep a pet - so far, my only attempt has been to keep some fishes which I seemed to have murdered along the way. As I declared recently, pets to me are nice but only from far.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Home for Christmas

Anyone home?, originally uploaded by bernadettemacphersonmorris.

The holiday season will be upon us soon.

Heard about the People-powered Holiday Card Store? This is hosted by Moo, where your Flickr photos can be printed into namecards and greeting cards. A super cool Web 2.0 kind of company.

For those of us who take beautiful photos, create eye-catching artwork or possesses grat wit, you might like to know about this little competition by Moo. You upload your work into the Moo Flickr pool, and anyone can choose to make their greeting card using your images. If you do so by 1 Dec, you will be eligible for the competition. There are 4 categories: best selling, best photo, best non-photo and best humour. If nothing else, I think it is pretty cool when your images are used by someone out there for their greeting card. Each card sold also brings money to a charity.

If there are enough people at the next ATC Live Trade this Thursday, we will try to have a theme going for the next session in December: "Home for Christmas".