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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Amazing Architecture Photography by Hakan Ludwigson

World’s first manned flight

At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo had completed a series of unmanned tests and was ready for the first manned flight on an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated:

"The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would just hover there on the spot".

This could be the future of flight, piloting a device as simple as a car.

Monday, October 31, 2011

spotted nyonya porcelain vessel

singaporean design studio hans tan studio has developed 'spotted nyonya', an industrial re-interpretation of the nyonya porcelain vessels which are traditional domestic wares native to chinese-peranakans in south asia. produced in collaboration with singaporean creative agency FARM, this contemporary take on the traditional objects transforms the original multicolored surface treatment into a new dotted pattern. the limited edition series of vessels utilizes the resist-dyeing technique that is often applied to dye fabric patterns. hans tan masks the porcelain pieces with the new dotted motif, which is then sandblasted, so that the areas protected are preserved, while the original glazed sections of the exposed areas are erased, revealing the white porcelain which lies beneath.

masking dotted pieces

dotted pattern removal

Friday, October 28, 2011

dimanakah palestine?

dimanakah palestine?
saya menerima satu email daripada salah seorang supplier berkenaan Teluk Aqaba. keindahan dasar teluk sungguh cantik.

Tapi saya terkejut apabila fakta tentang kedudukan teluk Aqaba, hanya empat negara bersempadan yang disebut iaitu Israel, Jordan, Mesir dan Arab Saudi. Dimana Palestin, sedangkan teluk Aqaba adalah bersebelahan Palestin?

Dalam salah satu slide tersebut ada menunjukkan teluk Aqaba bersebelahan dengan Israel? mungkin kesilapan orang yang mengemukakan slide tersebut (dalam pikiran saya)

Lantas saya buka Google Maps dan dalam bahagian "Carian" (search), saya menaip "Palestine". MasyaAllah. "Palestine" tidak wujud dalam carian google maps. Hanya ada cadangan "Palestine Hotel".

Apa yang terjadi sebenarnya? Bumi Palestine dilupuskan dari peta dunia oleh Yahudi Laknatullah. Tambah menyedihkan Palestine hanya tinggal Gaza yang dipisahkan oleh tembok Yahudi (di dalam Google Maps ditandakan garisan putus2 dan ditandakan sebagai "1950 Armistice Agreements Line")

Lihat betapa dunia sedang dikawal oleh Yahudi. Dahulunya negara Yahudi sebesar Gaza, sekarang Palestin pula yang tinggal sebesar Gaza.

Wahai umat Islam bangkit dan sedarlah, Yahudi sentiasa memusuhi umat Muhammad S.A.W. bangkitlah dengan Islam

Sunday, October 23, 2011

We’re at LITS, where are you?

Some computer geeks event held at London recenlt. You might be interested in the latest tech gallery. Find out here:
We’re at LITS, where are you?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

[D³] Design talents event!

The event for young designers at the imm cologne

Since 2006 the young designers event of imm cologne is staging every year again numerous innovations and inspiring products either in design as in materials and will develop further also in 2012! After the premiere of the D3 Contest and D3 Professionals at hall 3.2 these events will again be presented within the pure village.

This will host event to show of some indipendent designers talent.

Be part of it

for more info please go to the website here: d3talent

Points to ponder

  1. If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

  2. Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?

  3. What do you do when you have an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?

  4. Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites?

  5. Is it possible to be totally partial?

  6. What's another word for thesaurus?

  7. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

  8. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

  9. Why do steam irons have a permanent press setting?

  10. Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

  11. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

  12. Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?

  13. If the funeral procession is at night, do folks drive with their lights off?

  14. If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?

  15. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

  16. When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?

  17. Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?

  18. If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?

  19. Why is the word abbreviation so long?

  20. When companies ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?

    * This list was widely distributed over the Internet in the mid 1990s, with no mention of an author. Some visitors to this page have asserted that most of the items are quotes from the American comedian, Steven Wright. That's possible, but verification of the true authorship of these items has proven rather elusive. Item 6, however, and variations on items 9 and 20, do appear genuine Steven Wright quotes, or at least, are often associated with him. Wikipedia's article on Wright offers his own amusing take on the subject of attribution (if not now, they have in the past). It seems likely the original compiler of this list drew from a variety of comedic sources.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lokasi-lokasi speedtrap: info raya

Salam ramadhan dan salam lebaran yang akan tiba to all bloggers. Well dah nak raya ni masing-masing bakal bawak kenderaan sendiri untuk pulang kekampung. ada info menarik untuk korang pasal area-area speedtrap yang boleh dikenal pasti. Kita share untuk sama-sama berhati-hati lah kan.


Plus Arah Utara (Dari KL):
1- Km 197.1, Km 198.8 & Km 204.3 selepas exit Kemunting
2- Km 208 & Km 214.8 sebelum exit Kemunting
...3- Km 271 berdekataan exit Ipoh Selatan
4- Km 274.4 berdekatan exit Ipoh Utara
5- Km 286.9 berdekatan exit Simpang Pulai
6- Km 296 berdekatan exit Gopeng
7- Km 352.6 selepas exit Sungkai
8- Km 373 berdekatan exit Slim River
9- Km 241.9 berdekatan exit Kuala Kangsar
10- Km 308.6 selepas exit Gopeng
11- Km 252 masa turun bukit selepas terowong Menora
12- Km tak pasti tapi betul2 di R&R Gurun
13- 2 km after tol Juru (90km/j)
14- 5 kamera di atas jambatan pulau pinang (so slow je la kat situ)
Plus Arah Selatan:
1- Km 289 sebelum exit Nilai Selatan
2- Ada 3 kamera antara Km 255 - Km 249 (Persimpangan Seremban - Senawang)
3- Km 253 selepas exit Senawang
4- Km 213.9 selepas exit Alor Gajah
5- Betul2 di exit Jasin
6- Km tak pasti tapi selepas hentian sebelah Tangkak
7- Km juga tak pasti tapi jambatan pertama selepas exit Yong Peng utara
8- Km 97.3 selepas exit Air Hitam
9- Betul2 di exit Sedenak
Plus Tengah:
1- Km 456 selepas exit Sungai Buluh
2- Betul2 di exit Bukit Lanjan
3- Betul2 dibawah Restoran Jejantas Sg Buloh
4- Km 302.8 berdekatan exit Kajang
5- Km 296.5 & Km 297 berdekatan exit Bangi
1- 300 meter sebelum tol Jalan Duta (60 km/j)
2- Selepas cabang jalan ke tol Jalan Duta (80km/j)
3- Betul2 di exit Damansara
4- Km 11.2 berdekatan rel keretapi
5- Betul2 di exit Shah Alam

1- Km 44.8 berdekatan exit LDP
2- Berhadapan Endah Parade
3- Betul2 di exit Hicom
ELITE (Dari arah KLIA)
1- Km 4.8 selepas exit Batu 3
2- Km 2 - Km 4 atas jambatan berdekatan Makro
3- Betul2 kat bawah restoran jejantas USJ
4- Km 10 sebelum exit USJ
1- Bersebelahan Hotel Mint
2- Berdekatan Esso kat exit Salak Selatan
3- Berhadapan dengan Istana Negara
4- Berhadapan dengan Muzium Negara
5- Kawasan turun bukit selepas pekan Raub (Menghala Kuala Lipis)
6- 2 km sebelum pekan Maran (Arah Kuantan)
7- Area Paya Bungor (Arah Kuantan)
8- Selepas exit ke Bentong (Menghala ke LPT)
9- Jalan Gambang - Kuantan (Turun bukit selepas Matrikulasi Pahang)
10- Berhadapan dengan Mini Malaysia Melaka (70km/j)
11- Berhadapan dengan Zoo Melaka (70 km/j)
12- Bawah jambatan dari Banting ke KLIA (80 km/j)
13- Berhadapan dengan Kolej Inti, Nilai
14- Persimpangan Sg Manggis menghala ke Klang (60 km/j)
15- Berhadapan Tesco Klang (70 km/j)
16- Jambatan berdekatan rumah MB Selangor kat Pasir Panjang (70km/j)
17- 2 km selepas sempadan Perak-Selangor di Jalan Sabak Bernam (berdekatan kilang kelapa sawit)
18- Laluan bertingkat antara USM ke Bayan Lepas
19- Jelutong expressway berdekatan Tesco Pulau Pinang
20- MRR2 antara simpang Taman Melati & Wangsa Maju
21- MRR2 berhadapan Mikro Cheras
22- MRR2 ke damansara,antara batu cave ke Bandar baru selayang


Monday, July 4, 2011

Water Slow-mo

Team Ghost - High Hopes from 16ar on Vimeo.

Dengan menggunakan kamera jenis Photron SA-5,
Romain Glé dan Thomas Séon telah menghasilkan satu imej rakaman tentang pergerakan air secara "slow-motion" yang begitu menakjubkan... Pergerakan itu dirakam dengan kadar 7000 frame sesaat... Saksikan.

Omonia Bakery

How would you like to have a bread hanging above your head illuminating your dining tables while you are having your delicious meal with your colleague or family sounds to you? It's delighfully delicious right.

Omonia bakery fulfill your belly with it.

This bakery is a brand new project for the family behind the renowned Omonia brand famous for its Greek pastries. It sells pastries and breads prepared on premises in the see-through kitchen.

The design of this store celebrates indulgence… the suspension of one’s everyday grind through the consumption of a sweet delight. The space is soft and warm… sexy and decadent… as chocolate. Much like the physiognomy of a pastry, this design wants to offer the exciting anticipation of a pastry in-fieri… the liquid concoction, the minced ingredients… The space shifts organically with the narrative of flavors as patrons taste the succulent goods.

Architect: bluarch
Location: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Project Area: 1,200 sqf
Photographs: Courtesy of bluarch

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Make love not war

"They were between the riot police and the rioters, and the riot police were actually charging forward, and Alex got knocked by a [police] shield and fell to the ground," Brett Jones told CBC News. "[Scott] was comforting her and gave her a kiss to say, 'It's going to be OK,' and the photographer just took the shot at that moment."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bug Fest kembali di JB

penggemar2 VW atau kereta2 klasik atau pon kepada warga2 syok yang ingin melihat keunikan kereta VW lama. sila la berkunjun ke sutera mall JB.

Bug Fest kembali lagi pada tahun ini di sutera Mall JB. venue adalah seperti berikut:

DATE - 4 JUN 2011 (SABTU)

Sebanyak 13 kategori akan dipertandingkan dan yuran sebanyak RM50 dikenakan bagi penyertaan setiap kereta. any info please login to

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Video: Diagonal ZeroZero Building Timelapse Construction

Timelapse Diagonal ZeroZero Construction from myLapse on Vimeo.

designed by Enric Massip Bosch in Barcelona

Infiltrated Cultural and Ecological Urbanism

by Maxthreads Architectural Design

The proposal is seeking opportunities of historical train track pattern as the starting planning base. A leaf like spin channels through the site, which gives a distinctive identity of its urban planning system. The proposal also exemplifies some essential aspects of sustainable urban planning. This includes an integrated mix use community that encompasses living, working and leisure within a compact city form and is complemented with a balance of civic and natural spaces.

urther, the development is inspired by the culturally and biologically responsive between the new city urban fabric and existing old town Yen Chan district

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to design like an architect

"An architect, like any design professional draws on a wellspring of information. How we design is based to some extent on what we know. What we know can be based on the school we went to, the books weve read, the magazines we like to look at, where we grew up, our friends and relatives, the occupations weve held and in general, our life experiences."

Metamorphic Skyscraper - Kinetower - by Kinetura

"The Kinetura concept is adding a new dynamic dimension to common static design and architecture. By making use of the flexible characteristics of specific materials combined with motion-based technologies, objects transform in a silent and nearly imperceptible way into a contrasting shape with a completely different functionality and expression.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is a general term that describes environmentally conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable architecture is framed by the larger discussion of sustainability and the pressing economic and political issues of our world. In the broad context, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Most simply, the idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations. This term can be used to describe an energy and ecologically conscious approach to the design of the built environment.

Example of green projects:
Lofts @ Cherokee Studios / Pugh + Scarpa

Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters / Lake|Flato Architects and The Bommarito Group

Step Up on Fifth / Brooks + Scarpa

Hydra-Tesla Research Facility / Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, & Milica Stankovic

Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, and Milica Stankovic shared with us their proposal for the eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition which was awarded an honorable mention. The Hydra-Tesla research facility is a skyscraper that investigates the possibility of creating a power plant that uses hydrogen as source of energy

The international community recognizes hydrogen as a key component of sustainable energy system for the transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. The power is produced through electrolysis and could be stored in batteries and transported by truck, pipes or cables. Another interesting part is that the by-product of the process is clean water.

Its exoskeleton is built from grapheme, the basic structural element of carbon allotropes such as graphite and carbon. Grapheme has a high thermal and electric conductivity and is two hundred times stronger than steel. The idea for the Hydra skyscraper is to harvest energy from lightning storms and store the power in several mega-batteries located at the base. The project also includes a research facility, housing, and recreational areas for scientists and their families.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thanks to all visitors

It's been 3 years i've been blogging. And from there i can see the graph of my visitors keep rising and rising. this giving me fresh injection to keep on sharing through this blog.

But most of all thanks to all visitors all around the globe for making my blog to be this far...

statistic by ShinyStat

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Some scary websites games. What you have to do is follow the instruction, click everywhere and stay as long as you can...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fool’s Day Architecture

posted in: Strange | posted by: Ian Harrison on April 1, 2010 |

April Fool’s Day is one of those annual traditions that people either follow fervently or ignore with blatant indifference. Sort of like Valentine’s Day or Halloween if you will. Well now that the day is upon us, we thought it rather appropriate to look at some international April Fool’s day festivals, pranks, events and other assorted odds and ends.

But then we thought of a better topic. Why not focus on some crazy, otherworldly architectural marvels that defy description and seem to scream “April Fool’s!”?

So with that in mind, check out some awesome, unorthodox “April Fool’s” architecture.

Eminent British architect Lord Norman Foster has been at the helm of some of the most notable structures of the past century. These include a ridiculous array of skyline classics, such as “The Gherkin” or 30 St Mary Axe in London, London City Hall, Al Faisaliyah Center in Riyadh, Millau Viaduct in France and Hearst Tower in New York City.

One project that stands out in the Foster + Partners roster however, is in Astana. The capital of Kazakhstan is going through a comprehensive renaissance and transformation of late, at the ambitious behest of controversial President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Foster + Partners is already behind three projects in the city of 800,000 people, from the spectacular Palace of Peace and Reconciliation opera house to the Astana Markets supertall skyscraper development.

Foster’s most eccentric and avant-garde contribution to Astana’s new cityscape however, has to be the Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre. The Foster + Partners corporate website calls the project “a dramatic civic focal point” but to be honest, the term seems to vastly underestimate the multi-purpose facility’s peerless design. Khan Shatyry is basically a massive elliptical tent which spans 100,000 m2. Complete with climate control systems, the development will feature a massive urban park, concert hall, public square, cobblestone promenades and beach resort.

The Sage Gateshead is another April Fool’s-like structure that completely punctuates the River Tyne skyline of Newcastle. The controversial project is another Foster + Partners baby and one that draws scorn and praise from locals. No matter what you think of the bulbous, shiny, metallic “slug” however, you simply can’t ignore the multi-purpose cultural landmark when you visit the fine city of Newcastle.

Architect Jean Nouvel won the Pritzker Prize in 2008. While his name may not resonate with most people, those who visit or live in either Barcelona, Madrid, Cologne or Copenhagen know Nouvel’s works well (whether they realize it or not). The architect is the creative force behind the Torre Agbar, Reina Sofia Museum addition, KölnTurm office tower and Copenhagen Concert Hall.

Nouvel’s Louvre project for the city of Abu Dhabi is going to turn heads. Set to finish in 2013, the branch of the famous museum on the U.A.E. capital’s new leisure and entertainment island of Saadiyat is without precedent. While Louvre Abu Dhabi is cause for controversy within the artistic and “museums are not for sale” community, those who question the institution’s motives can’t fault Nouvel’s unorthodox approach to the development. The museum will certainly not resemble any other on the planet. Louvre Abu Dhabu will also have a formidable competitor on Saadiyat Island in Frank Gehry’s monumental Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Another April Fool’s shout-out to Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, the Swiss firm behind such memorable landmarks as the Tate Modern and Laban Dance Centre in London, M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco and brilliant Allianz Arena football stadium in Munich. The firm’s most unusual creations however, may just be the CaixaForum art gallery in Madrid and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lest we forget, Herzog & de Meuron was the brainchild behind Beijing National (Bird’s Nest) Stadium.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

vogel's: ringO iPad mounting system

vogel's: ringO iPad mounting system

designed to permit use of usb ports, cameras, and other buttons when attached, 'ringO' device holders are available for iPad, iPad 2 nd samsung's galaxy tab. the cases can be used on the back of the device to interface with other elements of the 'ringO' system, or placed over its front for safe transport.