Bottlecap Lamps

April 20, 2010

These bottlecap lamps come in a kit with some of the caps included; the owner can customize the pattern and colours by using different caps from 2L plastic bottles. I likey.

Thanks to a reader named L for the tip.

Here’s another neat idea I posted about a while back- clever people in Brazil lighting their homes using “skylight bulbs” made from plastic bottles filled with water.


What TV directors do

April 20, 2010

For the ER pilot in 1994, Holcomb devised the show’s trademark verite style. Action scenes were designed to convey a feeling of organized chaos—the camera was constantly moving, and the actors had to work to stay in its view. It was an idea he drew from visits to real emergency rooms, where long stretches of boredom were punctuated by sudden bursts of manic activity.

Interesting article at Slate.
Via Kottke.


Cute boys with things

April 20, 2010

Do you like cute animals and boys? Here you go, then. Cute boys with cats; Cute boys with dogs. I do enjoy the odd wander through this kind of single-serving Tumblr site. Other good ones include Fck Yeah Chubby Girls (maybe not always SFW) and Fck Yeah Butch Lesbians.
Thanks to DNA Dude for the tip.