*notcot - 06.30.05 , 14:39 - 51 Notes

Walkie Bits

walkie.pngRhythmic robots from Japan

They’re shaped like little turtles, and while they don’t offer a whole lot of robotic functionality, they will remember rythms tapped out o n their shells and walk to that rhythm. They can also run, play melodies, and so forth. Walkiebits, with the “world’s smallest class” (Takara) body, feature four modes: “Walk” in which the turtle shakes its rear as it makes sound, “Rhythm Mode” which will imitate learned rhythms as it walks, “Race Mode” in which the turtle runs, and “Sing Mode” where the turtle will play melodies with electronic sounds.

[via ToiProtocol]

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*notcot - 06.21.05 , 18:45 - 1 Notes

$1.99 Elephant of happiness

phant.jpgThis elephant has nice curves. Somedays the world gets to you, and the tiniest little thing can somehow put a smile on your face… wandered around Normal Heights and Hillcrest today in San Diego, stumbled upon Importers Outlet at 4247 Park Blvd. Filled with a pretty decent and well priced selection of goods from Southeast Asia, and a few rather bizarre objects like fuzzy plastic dayglo jesus/mary/buddhas… but great finds from pottery and incense to large furniture pieces. For perspective the little guy is about 5” head to butt.

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*ShadeElaine - , 18:33 - 0 Notes

thrifty ice cream dishes

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I visited the Salvation Army Thrift Store in South San Francisco today and found this cute set of ice cream dishes.  Awww.  I sort of miss Action Thrift Store down in San Diego.  They have a ton of miscellaneous junk there.  I was looking for some old bad/good/bad framed artwork, but struck out yet again today.  If anybody reading this is from the Bay Area and knows of a really great thrift store besides Thrift Town in the Mission in SF and the Salvation Army stores, please let me know!

*notcot - 06.20.05 , 11:36 - 2 Notes

Ponderous Rabbit

rabbit.jpgOn bunnies… Found this one on Karin’s Too cute for words, absolutely gorgeous piece, kind of picks at your brain, and it’s so fluidly enticing. The image needed to be shared! Made of molded glass… Hannal Jungstrom.

* - 06.14.05 , 18:05 - 2 Notes

Mazda 110S L10A Brochure

supercar.jpg It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Supercar!! Tadanori Yokoo delivered this most beautiful example of what auto brochures could be in 1968 to Mazda for their 110S (aka Cosmo).

Imagine the pricing chart — PSYCHEDELIC WONDERLAND PCKG: +$299.99

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*notcot - 06.08.05 , 19:52 - 0 Notes

Foo$ball

foonew.jpg16 weeks to build, $73,000… Yea yea, so it’s an expensive foosball table, but here’s the kicker…

Our patent pending Doppelganger technology makes it possible for us to micro-cast 3-D heads from photographs. This brings absolute, lifelike realisn to the faces of the friends and family you’d like to field in your teams. All you have to do is send us a color head/neck shots taken in natural light. We’ll do the rest.

More pics to follow… ElevenForty via Luxist

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*notcot - , 19:32 - 1 Notes

Playsam (cont’d)

playsam.jpgSorry, i couldn’t resist. These Playsam toys are amazing. Scandanavian design creates such a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

*notcot - , 19:17 - 1 Notes

Roadster for the kids

saab02_roadster_big.jpgVroom vroom… goes the car. If i had kids, they’d need this. Why start your kid off with a mini bmw or ferrarri, when this just seems so much classier, and more robust… It’s just so slick, i needed to put the picture up. Via inspiration from ToiProtocol.

ROADSTER SAAB
For the first ride. Age: From 12 month The Saab Roadster Car is an activity toy for small children. It has a clean and simple design, like Saab cars in general. The design of the Saab Roadster Car is based on the very first Saab, Sixten Sason´s prototype 92001.
DIMENSIONS
length / 940 mm
color / black/natur
material / Body of ABS plastic/ Bottom chassi, Seat and Steering Wheel wood/metal
DESIGNER ULF HANSES

Playsam

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*notcot - 06.07.05 , 20:29 - 1 Notes

Sharpie Comeback

vid.pngSharpie looks posed to take on everyone in the marker business…look out pantone, here comes sharpie with more colors than i ever imagined i’d need or want in permanent marker? Its gone from the label your clothes, doodle on your notebook, give your friend a tattoo in class, plain old black marker… into fat, super fat, skinny, two tipped, mini, and so many more… pictures of all the new ones to follow…

But coolest thing of all… take a look at how they make them, great video here… Quite possible the sweetest most mesmerizing vid in a while.

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*notcot - 06.06.05 , 17:27 - 1 Notes

Level C Information Analyst

set1a.jpgcubehome.jpgGenerated by the “Job Title Generator”, that’s Bob’s new job title… Here is Bob’s story: “This is Bob. He has worked for GigantaMegaCorp for 10 years. HR policy states that Bob is due for a lateral promotion.”

First there was Dilbert… now think Dilbert Lego-fied… CUBES! Cube headed guys, living in cubes, boxed in cubes. I couldn’t stop laughing when i realized these cubes look so similar to some my friend works in… (and i’m sure millions/billions of others as well).

Finally, the drudgery of corporate life has been captured in a play set for adults! Bob, Joe, Ted, and Ann spend eight hours a day, five days a week, at tiny desks in tiny cubicles in a giant room packed with countless similar cubicles in a giant building filled with countless similar rooms.

Get a pile of cubes, get creative… build upwards? Lots more pics post jump. The Cubes.

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*notcot - 05.28.05 , 00:15 - 3 Notes

bshit

bshit.png… hahaha… look at the image after too.

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*notcot - 05.18.05 , 20:01 - 0 Notes

Mini Mario Karts!

micro_radio_karts.jpgFor ShadeElaine and the many a night we spent playing far too much mariokart So cute. It’s E3 week, and the gaming maddness is engulfing even the least interested non-gamers… from the XBOX, PS3, GameBoy mini… too much out there. This one’s from Gizmodo.

*notcot - 05.12.05 , 01:32 - 0 Notes

Super Mario Kigurumania

supermario.pngSuper Mario Pepsi Bottle Cap madness. What is up with this? Do they dance? I can’t tell. But it is definitely a strange trend in bottle cap decor? The images are pretty sweet (see below)… i wonder what the real ones look like? and there is free Super Mario TAPE as well (yes, like scotch or packing tape stuff)… found via Octopus Dropkick.

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*notcot - 05.11.05 , 18:47 - 0 Notes

SHEEEEEEEP

sheep.jpgesheep-screenshot.gifSheeeeep! from old school pixelized 2d, to playful 3d! Ok back in the days of windows 95, and this little tiny exe that propogated little sheep running around that you could drag around your desktop? Up, down, all over your windows… and the alien would come abduct them now and then? Or they’d take showers? Or fall in love? (i think that’s all they did)

Ok maybe it was just me. But these 3D little “who know’s which you’ll get” boxed figurine series reminded me of that. And the nostalgia alone would have made it worth it to go buy some, but combined with the fun style of them, they are irresistible.

And they have function when you pull off their coats!

This series kinda takes the sealed box experience to the next level - each of these little rams has a different personality - positive or negative. Open a box and see what kind of day you’ll have… or write down the name of someone and put it under the sheep when you sleep. During the night, that sheep will supposedly cause good or bad dreams for that person?!
And on top of all that, you can ‘sheer’ your sheep by peeling off their coats to see a hidden graphic underneath.
10 different characters but you won’t know which one you have until you open the box.


Giant Robot Sheep Dream

*notcot - 05.10.05 , 02:41 - 7 Notes

Kigurumania

kigiruman61.gifMUST WATCH VIDEOS… dancing 2” little toys that stick on bottle caps and react to noise. From the flash: Kigurumix are very cute dancers. Please watch their dance when you are depressed or hard. You will surely very happy feeling

While that quote says it so well, you really need to watch the three videos below too fully appreciate the joy these little guys can bring. ShadeElaine just got the blue chick from GRSF and made a little video for me to watch, and the addiction has begun… i think i might need the skull one who has a coin operated panda (see the many images after jump)
ShadeElaine’s Vid

Two Dancing
Skull Dancing

Here are the main links to check out: Even if you don’t know japanese, explore like crazy… each page is worthwhile, and filled with amusement.
Tomy Kigurumix (animals) + Tomy Kigurumiman (people) + CollectionDX

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