Sedef Aydogan’s Blog


Bike accessory leaves a trail of chalk behind you
March 22, 2009, 5:09 pm
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“Contrail is a device that applies chalk to the rear tire of your bike, leaving a trail behind you. It leaves trails for motorists and other cyclists to see. I’m not sure where you can get one or if it’s even been physically realized, but I like the idea.”



Extreme Sheep LED Art
March 18, 2009, 10:29 pm
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BaaaStuds:

We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display. Of sorts. For more info search for samsung LED TV or visit samsung.com/LED”




Pencils made from cremated humans

A freaky idea, but it’s cool. “Artist Nadine Jarvis can create pencils from the carbon of human cremains. ‘240 pencils can be made from an average body of ash’. Just think — after you die, you can live on through other people’s sketchbooks!”

cremainpencil1

Source: http://drawn.ca/2007/04/04/pencils-made-from-cremated-humans/



Design Ideas

DIY (do-it-yourself) design is very popular nowadays. People prefer this kind of design, because it is practical and enjoyable to construct. Needless to say that brands like Ikea have a key role in demand for DIY products, additionally. Mark McKenna is one of the design studios that thinks hard on DIY designs. I found its package to design battery lights that seems fun. The kit contains a series of flat pieces, which you need to assemble. Then, you hook them up to a 9-volt battery, which should be the light source.

There are five different lamp kits for five models which are representations of the most famous designer lamps (Ingo Maurer’s Lucellino, Castiglioni’s Arco and Toio, Sapper’s Tizio, and Philippe Starck’s Miss K.).

Source: http://www.cribfashion.com/design-ideas/diy-mini-lamps.html



No Man’s Festival
March 17, 2009, 4:06 am
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This is a video of an annual spring festival in Istanbul. Actually, I found it interesting, because it is not supported by any corporation or institution. These people wear their costumes, take their instruments, pois and juggling balls to the street and enjoy spring. I like the idea behind the festival that is associated with the film, “Noviembre” (Alfredo and his friends try to perform a free theater show in streets by going against authority.). It is so nice to see people’s spirit and unity in an independent organization like this.

Noviembre

"Noviembre"



Air – Electronic Performers
March 17, 2009, 12:45 am
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This is a nice music video of air. The visual elements are well synchronized with the music. When I want to feel calm, I watch this video since I had discovered it.

The lyrics:

We are the syncronizers
Send messages through time code
Midi clock rings in my mind
Machines gave me some freedom
Synthesizers gave me some wings
They drop me through twelve bit samplers
We are electronic performers
We are electronics

We need to use envelope filters
To say how we feel
Riding on magnetic waves
We search new programs for your pleasure
I want to patch my soul on your brain
BPM controls your heartbeats
We are the syncronizers
We are electronic performers



MicroManiac
March 16, 2009, 4:52 am
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http://www.greensock.com/portfolio/MicroManiac/index.html

“Look at what happens when our experts try to heat up some of this stuff! (Do not try this at home)”

I know that people wonder what happens when they heat up everyday objects in a microwave oven, but it’s scary, huh? This portfolio belongs to one (GreenSock) who tries to heat up some of these objects in a microwave. Some of these seem really cool, but scary too.

GreenSock puts marshmallows, glue, cake, foam, soap, eclair, parfait, eggs, gummy worms, jelly legumes, deodorant, crispy desert bar, tomato, football, gelatin cups, Christmas lights (!) , crayons, breath mints, pineapple, gum and ketchup packets in a microwave oven, respectively. Actually I had tried one of these. Unfortunately, the result was painful :).

Each video has an individual music that describes its melting or exploding characteristics.

Decide by yourself : Are they series of an experiment or work of art?