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He Said, She Said: Colours

A fascinating and predictable account of the male/female gender bias when asked to 'identify' a colour. Also a pretty neat, interactive infographic!

PAX in Oz

For those who don't know, PAX is a convention run for and by gamers, lovers of gaming/geek/pop culture,  but more specifically, by the boys at one of my favourite webcomics Penny Arcade and PAX is coming to Oz!

One-Man Star Wars Anime

An amazing one-man Star Wars Anime short by Paul Michael Johnson

D's Dorothy

Here's a little study of Dorothy form the Wizard of Oz for a private project...

Weblog Updates

The Gentlemen’s Rant: Hotels
Glove & Boots: Proposal
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks

Fragile Childhood: Monsters

Disturbing if effective Finnish commercial for alcohol abuse through the eyes of children.

Colour & Shape: Poster A Day Blog

Anna Kövecses' Poster a day Blog.


D's Monsters Redux

Based on some sketches originally done for my daughter's birthday invite, I was able to update them for her friend's Birthday invite (another in a string of 'Monster Parties!). Not bad for an hours work... Want to try them again and give them a more retro look.


The Hobbit (probably the first really solid trailer)
Wake in Fright (Aussie Classic rescreen)


A very interesting VFX breakdown of BlueBolt's work on season two of Game of Thrones. Spoilers ahead but if you haven't watched Season two, get on with it!

Found Object Sculptor: Leonardo Drew

Fantastically grungy installations of found and discarded objects by Leonardo Drew

Artist: Vasilis Avramidis

Portfolio and galleries of painter Vasilis Avramidis

Animated Tower


Black Mesa

Fan made update using Source of one of the best videogames ever made... the original Halflife.

Lego Kickstarter is for the Birds!

Through this rather cool project I have discovered the equally cool Lego dedicated version of Kickstarter: CUUSOO. Get enough votes for your creations and they could become an official Lego line!

Real Superheroes

Studio portraits of superhero and celebrity impersonators in L.A. 'invoking' the emotions of the current economic climate to create 'real' fallible superheroes.


As You Wish Helmet Project

The full collection of designs form the As You Wish Helmet Project, a re imagining of Clone Trooper helmets by select artists, members of the 501st and the Dented Helmet which raised $135,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation.

Haiku Deck: A Power Point Alternative

I haven't road tested this yet but this is an app based alternative to Powerpoint...



D's FDay

Some of my 7 year old daughter's handy-work last Sunday... She didn't need the labels, that's a damned good likeness...

Movie Trailers

The Iceman
The Master (I would watch any PTA movie but this looks a doozie...)

Photography: The Bronx Riviera

A fantastic portraiture study of Orchard Beach, by Wayne Lawrence but be sure to check out the rest of his site.


The REAL American Gothic

The real American Gothic... The painter Grant Wood's Sister and Dentist... Kinda takes the mystery out of it huh... Uh, sorry.

Hövding: The Invisible Bike Helmet

Hövding is a collar for bicyclists, worn around the neck. The collar contains a folded up airbag that you'll only see if you happen to have an accident. The airbag is shaped like a hood, surrounding and protecting the bicyclist's head. The trigger mechanism is controlled by sensors which pick up the abnormal movements of a bicyclist in an accident.

See the official website.

Street And More Artist: Matt W Moore

Mural and pretty much everything else artist Matt W Moore


Glove & Boots: SPAM

A Glossary of Brand

An amusing and insightful Glossary of Brand at Agency: Compass360's website.

A glaringly obvious overestimation of a brand’s importance in the world.
Also referred to as Delusions of Brandeur.

Photography: Greenland

Olaf Otto Becker went travelling through Greenland for three years, alone in a dinghy with a large-format camera. Check out Broken Line at his his site.

Lego Architecture

I just saw this new Lego range: Lego Architecture in the stores over the weekend, absolutely fantastic!

5 Year Time Lapse of Hair

An interesting project and nicely constructed stop motion animation.