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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Nov 2, 2009

The Largest Cruise Ship in the World is Five Times the Size of the Titanic

The Largest Cruise Ship in the World is Five Times the Size of the Titanic

Five times larger than the Titanic, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is the world’s largest passenger vessel ever built. Oasis left her shipyard in Finland on Friday (Oct. 30, 2009) and is set to arrive at her home, Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 20th. With her Maiden voyage set for December…

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Oct 30, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – October 30, 2009 | Volume 29

The Friday Shirk Report – October 30, 2009 | Volume 29

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 – The scariest pumpkin I’ve ever seen – You think that’s small? Slide the bar across, I’ll show you small – Effective Marketing, Genius Product Placement – Salvador Dali…

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