Vaka Valo‘s illustration and color palette resembles the how-to/airplane emergency guides, removing them from their explanatory contexts and fusing them to create new, totally obscure, narratives.
For example, a construction manual interplays with a first-aid guide so that the blood poring out of Mrs A.N. Example’s nose flows seamlessly into a paint tin. They are strange, and not a little sinister, but then anyone who actually reads the aircraft safety card will be disturbed at the vacant expressions on the illustrated faces and understand quickly the leap of imagination it took Vaka to create these “dreams.”
This is perfect for us, people who don’t really know much about controllers past our NES and Sega Genesis, and really want that 1988 experience. LifeHacker provides the guide on which your life can improve in an analog sort of way: “If you’ve turned your media center into a video game console but the new school controllers just don’t invoke the same feeling of nostalgia, you can easily turn an old NES controller into a USB gamepad.”
Well, this is why Japan has some bugged out sex shops and sex issues. Well, this might not be Japanese, but it really makes sense if it was. This crash test dummy/robot bot thing is teaching about sexual positions in a guidebook, tutorial method, a lot less effective than a human showing.
That baby looks super comfortable, probably because millions of $$ of research has gone into making that baby look damn comfortable. Embrace Infant Warmer is key for premature babies in developing countries, where the $25 Embrace Infant Warmer acts as an alternative to pricey incubators.
Art Space Tokyo is the book we have been looking for. Over 250 pages acting as a guidebook to the Tokyo art scene, as in galleries, artists, neighborhoods (Ginza, Yanaka, Gaienmae, Omotesando, Harajuku, Roppongi, Asakusa), and all the important places and spaces you need to know.
Everyone should give a big thanks to Mashable for giving us this guide for which we can all use to watch World Cup 2010 while being in our office, home, or car. Yes, we on PST will be commuting while games are on, so we need to stream on our mobile devices. Here are the ways to watch:
1) Live Stream-looks like you can use ESPN3 or ESPN Mobile for this.
2) Highlights, Recaps, and Post-Game– Fifa.com will be the place for this.
Look, we are Americans, so most of us know not as much about the World Cup as say, a Brit, a Dutch, a Brazilian, a South African, or a German. We need a nice concise, easy to navigate guide to help us along the way. The London Guardian has that guide, and they are calling it the “All You Need To Know” guide, which we have spent some time reading it now, and it really is a very helpful guide, even though we follow international soccer a bit. A must read. They have a team guide for each team, so its thorough.