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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Oct 29, 2009

Gears of Bore: The World’s First Belt-Driven Watch

Gears of Bore: The World’s First Belt-Driven Watch

Love it or hate it, Tag Heuer’s Monaco V4, listed at $100,000 Swiss Francs ($97.5K usd), bucks all conventional wisdom; replacing the traditional time-honoured gears approach first pioneered in the 18th century for belt-driven technology most common in car engines. The Sifter explores this disruptive watch design: HISTORY – The original Tag Heuer Monaco featured…

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Oct 27, 2009

The Musings of Mike Tyson – Motivational Quotes

The Musings of Mike Tyson – Motivational Quotes

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has a lot to say. Certainly one of the most quotable athletes in recent memory, the Sifter reflects on the musings of Mike Tyson. Below you will find a small collection of motivational quotes to inspire, compel and educate. Follow Tyson’s guiding principles and you too…

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Oct 26, 2009

This is Art…with Packaging Tape! Meet Mark Jenkins

This is Art…with Packaging Tape! Meet Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins makes art from tape. Packaging tape to be exact. From babies to giraffes and back again, Mr. Jenkins places his work in odd spaces; causing confusion, anger and laughter. The Sifter explores his work, influences and thoughts on street art. VITALS Born: 1970 in Fairfax, Virginia Education: Degree in Geology from Virginia Tech…

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Oct 23, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – October 23, 2009 | Volume 28

The Friday Shirk Report – October 23, 2009 | Volume 28

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 – How new tricks get invented – The Tyler Durden effect – Creative bathroom graffiti – This is everyday. Not a Halloween costume – Ever wondered just how big…

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