September 29, 2006: September 29, 2006
Earth Wallpapers Stats
EarthWallpapers.org was linked up on the Google Maps Mania site and also somewhere on BBC.CO.UK. I can't track absolute paths on my stats so it must have been fleeting as the hits were up and then down the next day. The initial link on Kottke.org was a great start to the site. My only dissapointment has been the dismel Digg activity. I woudl have thought it would get more than 12 diggs. But I guess Digg is more of a tech crowd than designers.
So far the average has been 705 unique visitors a day. Considering people can also access the pictures directly through my Flickr account that's pretty good.
I did a few tweaks to the site today with the latest wallpapers taken the background and after every click it loads int he current wallpaper. I also made the link text in the current location green to make it more obvious you can visit the locations on Google Maps.
I already had a heap of red on Mr Potato Head so I thought I'd make it easy for myself and do another red character. I'm really happy with the gloves.
My fav character from Futurama (well maybe Bender is)
Mr Bender Head
Hey Meat bag!
The Incredible Potato Hulk!
Hulk is not afraid of masher! Hulk is strongest there is!
Yoda Potato Head
Mmmmmm potato I am not.
Shrek Potatohead v2
I still love this one. The arms came out pretty good in this.
September 28, 2006: September 28, 2006
Blue Spud Group
Performance art with carbs. I used the same technique in this photo as I did in this montage.
It saved making 3 of the buggers.
Fryday the 13th
Jason is a psycho spud out for revenge!
He looks bulked up as the Darth Tater arms already had some clothing on the usually skinny arms.
The eyes look pretty scary in this one.
The mask took the longest time to make. Around 1 hrs just for that.
I used a ball point pen metal end piece to punch the holes in the clay.
The shoes and black hands are curtosy of Darth Tater.
It's more of a butter knife than a machette but it'll do. Notice Darth taters hands? I'm using his Light Sabre as the support for the blade.
September 26, 2006: September 26, 2006
Love & Mercy Site
I'm famous!!! Level Two music used 5 of my photos as the backdrop to their new sub labels website. www.loveandmercy.com.au
Posted at 10:29 PM
Happy Birthday Mum
This is the first year in quite a while that I've remembered my mum's birthday on the actual day.
Next year I hope to do this and get a present. One funny note about my mum is that last time I went to visit her I sat down to wacth TV and everything was green. The tube had blown somewhere and all the colours were shades of green.
I asked mum and my little sister. WTF is with the TV? It's all green!
They replied "Is it??.... looks normal to me" I was lost for words. So I switched off Green CSI and waited till the next day when we bought a new TV. I made sure to get a 5 year warrenty as well.
Note: never let your mum but electrical equipment. She will always buy the worst one. It's lucky I was on hand or mum would have walked home with a Beta Max player instead of a TV.
September 25, 2006: September 25, 2006
John Long Goes to Shopping Heaven
We shot this as a test on Sunday. Brad edited the video and did the titles. He also stars as Long John. I was the camera monkey. Hopefully we can film a few more experiments now with more people. Above is brads audio at 100% speed. Below is my audio at 165% speed. I prefer my song but that's cause I chose it.
We're planning on hitting Darling Harbour this weekend. After watching the Pharcycle Drop video we're inspired now to really go all out on the next one.
For me the best stuff being done online (ie original, engaging, fun & entertaining) is by ordinary people in their free time. Here is the original application. that this video was inspired by.
September 24, 2006: September 24, 2006
Mr Potato Head news!!!
I found this interesting news on this aweosme Mr Potato Head collectors site I just found
Here's some big (speculated) news
Awesome!!! It makes sense as the movie is goign to be huge in 2007.
Long John Montage
I've always wanted to try one of these montage photos. This turned out pretty good. I need a wider angle lens or an area that doesnt constrict the movement so much.
Nike: One Time Only
I like the style, the audio and the distribution method for thos Nike promotion. It hits all the nails on the head.
Posted at 3:52 PM
Dead Rising's Questionable Theme Pack
We've started played Dead Rising on the office XBOX360 and it's a pretty cool game. For me I love zombie games but hate managing resources. Luckily Dead Rising is the Zombie game for people who just love to kill stuff. Push a lawnmover into a crowd of zombies and you get the effect you are looking for! None of this evade the zombies until you find a bullet clip with 6 bullets. Just pick up a bunch of CD's from the music store and start throwing!
I checked on Xbox for info on Dead Rising and found you coudl get theme packs. And below was the first of five on offer. Sad to say the least that XBOX are pushing this type opf content. You'd have to be a pretty sad gamer to want that.
Mr Potato Head Shortage
I went to K-Mart and the city toy stores today get buy another plain old Mr Potato Head and could only find the pirate & holloween versions. No plain old Original flavour ones.
I might have to buy from online as the other themed ones have custom items (like dracula teeth, peg legs) and I can't work with them.
September 23, 2006: September 23, 2006
Mr Potato Head: The MashUp List
View the full Flickr gallery here.
September 22, 2006: September 22, 2006
The Incredible Spuderman
His spud sense is tingling!
September 21, 2006: September 21, 2006
Here's the latest Mr Potato Head mashup.
September 19, 2006: September 19, 2006
Tic Tac People
Ant has started his own little craft hobby with Tic Tac people.
He's also done The Thing, Batman, Phantom and Captain Caveman.
Posted at 8:55 AM
September 18, 2006: September 18, 2006
We just got back form our Soap Ski trip in Thredbo. The top of my head is sunburnt and my knuckles (i didnt wear gloves) are sunburnt too. It hurts to punch people now :)
Posted at 9:36 AM
Earth Wallpapers is going off
In less than a week Ive had my Earthwallpapers.org site stats skyrocket.
Check the Google and Del.icio.us stats. 30,000 results for the site which returned just 1 when I checked on Thursday. And 124 Del.isio.us adds whcih is amazing.
The whote site took about 4 hrs todo and the wallpapers a combined total of about 6. And now it's an easy process to add new wallpapers and keep the content fresh.
The only problem I have no is that the wallpapers are dominating my Flickr accoutn in terms of views with one photo racking up 30,100 views in 4 days.
September 12, 2006: September 12, 2006
Kid Robot Auction
Kid Robot are selling a huge array of toys from their latest exhibition. Check out the Ebay auction here. These are all 1 of 1 and make my wallet shudder to think how much money is beign spent on custom toys.
This RotoFugi one is pretty awesome. Your's for just under $500! It is 20 inches though.
There's also this insanly detaile done form Urban Medium.
This one from JUSTIN PITKETHL is probably the uglist!
This one form Zoo York is also nice.
September 10, 2006: September 10, 2006
I've done a quick mini site for the Google Maps wallpapers Called Earthwallpapers.org. Shit name I know but all the ones I thought of were already taken.
Mr Potato Rambo!
It isn't his war. He's just in the middle of it.
September 08, 2006: September 8, 2006
I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of Borat last week. It was 95% complete with the extra 5 I'm guessing being some sound editing and the end titles.
If you are fan of Borat on the ALi-G show then you will love this movie. Just when you think Borat wont go there he does and more. It’s one of the most original and funny films you'll see this year while still being able to pack some subliminal messages about racism and society.
Brad was most freaked out by the extreme Christians but I think I was most freaked out by the naked male fighting.
It's due for release in November here in Australia and we are hopefully going to do some work for the films release. Supposedly all ideas need to get the personal approval or Sasha Cohen which is pretty cool. I love it when celebs have to approve stuff. We've had delays while J-Lo approved stuff and now where waiting for Paul Hogan to approve a game we are making. Hurry up Hoags!!!
September 07, 2006: September 7, 2006
Mambo Kunst Exhibition
Mambo are runnign an art exhibition with heaps of store art. My fave (without seeing the show yet) is this Endless Board image. The exhibition is at the Monster Children Gallery in Darlinghurt until the 28th of September.
You can find more info on the show here.
September 06, 2006: September 6, 2006
The next tiem you feel blue have a look at this photo. It'll cheer you up. And if that doesn't work pull out the big guns with this flying dog.
Ahh... much better.
September 04, 2006: September 4, 2006
I've started making wallpapers from Google Map images. As I've already spent the time to make them for myself I thought I might aswell make the other sizes needed.
So until I get the site up EarthWallpapers.org you can grab them all from my Flickr set.
Some are quite practical others just look cool. It's amazing how much fun it is navgiating Google Maps searching for wierd patterns in the landscape. It's actually quite relaxing.
They are available in the following sizes 1920x1200, 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1152x864 and 1024x768. Anyone on an 800x600 can just go buy a bigger monitor.
September 01, 2006: September 1, 2006
Optimus Prime Felt Puppet
So fucking cool.
Posted at 10:03 PM