September 19, 2009

30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs

The "freshome" site has 30 creative bookshelves to look at. I liked some, but I agree that they are all creative. The article is from Feb 2008, so it may be old news for some people. Heck, I still like it and I am sure you can find plenty more on the web. Anyhow, I have a lot of books, so I'd want to go for something that is useful space wise and yet still unique. Make sure to check out the "See more amazing related interior design ideas:" just right above the readers' comments. The entire site is much fun too. A favorite of mine is above minus the wall and the couch.

An Invisible Book Shelf On My Wall

This is such a great idea! I love it! From Vat19, a secured store and verified by the BBB. There is a video that explains how to do this.

Vat 19 - Creates An Invisible Book Shelf On Any Wall

Flickr - DaddyNewt Records Set

I haven't seen such collection on Flickr before. This is a records collection, but unlike in my previous posts, this collection does not show the album covers. The collection, with the exception of a few covers, only displays the records.

Flickr - DaddyNewt's Records Set

September 17, 2009

Flickr - Professional Spelling Mistakes (pool)

From Flickr's group "Professional Spelling Mistakes". Some of these mistakes are hilarious and funny.

Flickr - Professional Spelling Mistakes

September 16, 2009

Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Did you know that there is a new Harry Potter park waiting to be open in Spring? Sorry I am not posting any picture of the wonderful paintings on the site. You gotta to see them under "Gallery". I'd like to know who the painter is since I'd love to see more paintings. I wonder if they were all done in the computer. With the right software you can create amazing art pieces.

Universal Orlando - Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

September 15, 2009

A Trip To The 1960's With Jeff

Jeff talks about growing up in the sixties. He does it with fun that includes tidbits and photographs that are pertained to his childhood. He talks about all kind of stuff, his school, summer days, the pool he swam at, army toys, monster models, television, comics, the Beatles, toys, drive-in movies and much more. He also talks about the political events during his childhood such at the Cuban Missile Crisis. By the way, don't forget to watch the Drive-In intermission trailer from YouTube. I never realized how long they were. I've been in a Drive-In only once or twice and I can just barely remember it. There is so much nostalgia.

An introduction excerpt from Jeff: "My 60's pages are a collection of memories, thoughts, with some original art and graphics and a spattering of my own personal photos. I put this page up simply because I'd like people to be able to learn something about my time, and how wonderfully colorful the period really was".

I envy him that he has a picture of his school and I don't. Several years ago I visited the town where my third grade school was during mid-70's in the East Coast. Unfortunately I couldn't find it. It was a great disappointment. The person whom I was staying with at the time drove by twice where the school was supposed to be at. It was actually dark, but even then I should have been able to see it. It was big enough and right by the street. All I saw was a big golf course which I couldn't recall ever seen If the golf course was there in mid 70's, it would have been smaller. Naturally, I thought I was lost. Several years later I learned why I could not find it. The school was demolished because there weren't enough children at school. Apparently it was also happened in other schools. So after it was demolished a golf course was built instead. It sadden me to hear that. I was disappointed that I'll never be able to see what the school was like again. Obviously, my memories are from a child perspective. My memories are decades old and vague. I regretted not having any pictures of this school or pictures of my classmates. I don't even have a picture of my best friend at the time. So if you don't have any pictures of the schools you attended, then you might want to take some pictures now before it's too late. Or take pictures for your child including their friends. I never would have thought in a million years that I will never be able to see it again nor that the school will be gone forever.

At last note, is another excerpt is about Jeff's background: "I was born in July of 1955 and cruised into the 60's rather nicely with the fondest of memories. I built this site dedicated to my memories hoping to lock a slice of time into our current lifestyle. I'm a graphic designer, image editor, and digital media producer by trade." Jeff is much older than I and it is a blessing that he still has much more childhood memories than I do. It's a gift and a treasure when pleasant childhood memories are fondly remembered.

Welcome To The Sixties

September 14, 2009

Robots, Robots and Robots

An illustrated history of robots in movies from "filmsite". So basically, it's a list with images and a description for each movies. The list includes both live and animated movies.

filmsite - Robots in Film

September 13, 2009

Find Your Favorite Movie Car On The Data Base

According to the Internet Movie Cars Database (IMCDB) site "You will find here one of the most complete list on the web about cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles seen in movies, image captures and information about them." After doing some browsing I became impressed. This is great for anyone who is enthusiastic about vehicles and movies.

There is a movie that I've seen a few times, Cherry 2000, in which there is a swell red Mustang that I really like. Every time I'd see the movie, I'd wonder about the Mustang and some of the other cars featured in this movie. I was glad to see find the info in the IMCDB site. It is a neat 1965 Mustang.

There is a picture along that Mustang of a car buried in the sand that I always thought it was a plain old Cadillac. It was a bit hard to make out the model with the sand around. I was a little surprised to find out that it is a 1975 Oldsmobile Toronado. Well, I admit, I do love cars from the 1960's and the 1970's in particular. But I sure ain't no car geek especially when there are cars that are in a bad shape and halfway buried in the sand. So I certainly learned something new today!

Internet Movie Cars Database