Nov 17, 2009

The NBA’s Top 10 Plays of the First 20 Days

The NBA’s Top 10 Plays of the First 20 Days

Exactly three weeks into the 2009-2010 campaign and the Brooklyn New Jersey Nets have yet to win a game, the Atlanta Hawks sit atop the Eastern Conference, and rookie phenom Brandon Jennings set multiple records with his recent 55-point outburst, including: – Most points by a rookie since Earl “The Pearl” dropped 56 in an…

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Nov 16, 2009

The $10 Million Aquarius Penthouse Feels Like a Nightclub

The $10 Million Aquarius Penthouse Feels Like a Nightclub

I came across this listing yesterday and my immediate thought was, luxury after-hours. The interior design just screams nightclub to me. Love it or hate it, you’re going to have an opinion. The design and accents are quite dramatic and the colour-palette is dark and cool. The Aquarious is a 38-storey condominium, located on Vancouver,…

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Nov 12, 2009

What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

Tilt-Shift photography is a technique often used to create that miniature scene feel. You know that feeling [of superiority] when you’re…playing with micro-machines, or holding those tiny bottles of liquor, or reading Gulliver’s Travels? Well tilt-shift photography can achieve that look with life-size locations and/or objects through the use of special lenses and camera movements;…

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Nov 10, 2009

Re-Imagining the Super-Yacht: Wally Hermès Yachts

Re-Imagining the Super-Yacht: Wally Hermès Yachts

WHY (Wally Hermès Yachts) is the stunning result of a joint venture signed in June of 2008, between the ultra-expensive luxury brand Hermès, and one of the world’s premiere yacht builders, Wally. Certainly one of the most radical boat designs I’ve ever seen, WHY defies all convention. Costing an estimated $150.8 million usd, we can…

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Nov 9, 2009

Movie Montage Monday

Movie Montage Monday

Welcome back weekend warriors! I spent the entire morning watching videos on Vimeo and wanted to share my three favourites. Each video piqued my interest for different reasons but all of them are visually stunning, enjoy! STORMBIRDS: The High-Octane Action Sequence Created by: RealtimeUK Client: THQ, Juice Games Duration: 3 months Team: 8 artists Software:…

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Nov 6, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – November 6, 2009 | Volume 30

The Friday Shirk Report – November 6, 2009 | Volume 30

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES +3 bonus – The thing about belts – RIP Grandpa you will be missed. You had some great quotes – The Wackest pants ever – One of the better…

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Nov 2, 2009

Yamakoya: The Japanese Bookshelf Cabin

Yamakoya: The Japanese Bookshelf Cabin

The gold prize winner in this year’s JCD (Japanese Commercial Environment Designers Association) design awards for ‘communication design in the commercial environment’, Ben Nagaoka’s Yamakoya is a great example of creating space within a space. Yamakoya, which means ‘wood-log cabin’ in Japanese, is a structure designed specifically for private research focusing on local history within…

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