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Stunning Lego Art( one of the best collections of lego ever!!!!!!!!)

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

LEGO Mario

Mario created using a NextEngine 3D scanner and LEGO bricks.

LEGO Mario

LEGO Casablanca

Movie scenes from Casablanca created with LEGO.

LEGO Casablanca

LEGO Yankee Stadium

Sean Kenney decide to rebuild the house that Ruth built.

LEGO Yankee Stadium

LEGO Yankee Stadium 2

LEGO Yankee Stadium 3

LEGO Yankee Stadium 4

LEGO Cigarette

LEGO addiction is real!

LEGO Cigarette

LEGO Famous Architecture

Famous buildings built entirely with LEGO blocks.

LEGO Famous Architecture

LEGO Famous Architecture 2

LEGO Famous Architecture 3

LEGO Famous Architecture 4

LEGO Famous Architecture 5

LEGO Famous Architecture 6

LEGO Famous Architecture 7

LEGO Famous Architecture 8

LEGO Famous Architecture 9

LEGO Famous Architecture 10

LEGO Sushi

Sushi created from LEGO bricks.

LEGO Sushi

LEGO Sushi

LEGO Sushi 3

LEGO Sushi 4

LEGO Classic Video Games

A library of combining LEGO and video games.

LEGO Duck Hunt

LEGO Duck Hunt

LEGO Duck Hunt 2

LEGO Contra

LEGO Contra

LEGO Mortal Kombat

LEGO Mortal Kombat

LEGO Excitebike

LEGO Excitebike

LEGO Bionic Commando

LEGO Bionic Commando

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

It’s a 200,000-brick, 350-pound aircraft carrier by Harry S Truman, complete with electrical lights as well as moving elevators and radar dishes.

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 2

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 3

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 4

Classics in LEGO

A reconstruction of the famous photograph taken by Charles Ebbets. [link]

LEGO Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

A LEGO recreation of Jeff Widener’s 1989 photograph of “The unknown rebel”. [link]

LEGO Tiananmen Square

[view the entire collection at flickr]

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna

The tower, constructed by hundreds of children outside the city hall, entered the Guinness Book of Records measuring 29.48m.

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna 2

LEGO Guitar

Awesome guitar constructed entirely out of Lego pieces. The guitar is playable but had to be re-tuned after a few chops. [link]

LEGO Guitar

LEGO Guitar 2

LEGO Guitar 3

LEGO Guitar 4

The Simpsons LEGO Intro

This is the famous series Simpsons intro but it´s done in LEGO.

LEGO Rubberband Gun

LEGO Chaingun – 11 rounds per second.

LEGO Thriller

A LEGO version of thriller.



20 High Quality Free WordPress 2.7 Themes

June 1, 2009 2 comments

01 – Elegant Grunge Theme

Elegant Grunge is an unwashed yet crisp WordPress 2.7 theme inspired by

Elegant Grunge Theme

02 – FREEmium Theme

Highly customizable WordPress theme designed by Paul Kadysz and developed by Dariusz Siedlecki.

FREEmium Theme

03 – Irresistible Theme

Irresistible is a visually-rich personal blog WordPress 2.7 theme, with a little bit of a multimedia focus.

Irresistible Theme

04 – Typogriph Theme

Typogriph is a two-columns theme, with a liquid layout and support for all the features introduced with WordPress 2.7.

Typogriph Theme

05 – The Unstandard Theme

The Unstandard is a split two/three column WordPress 2.7 theme where the home and archive index pages utilize photos rather than text.

The Unstandard Theme

06 – Milano Theme

This is an elegant WordPress theme with unique color combination.

Milano Theme

07 – Simple Balance Theme

Beautiful theme with built-in support for threaded comments.

Simple Balance Theme

08 – Gallery Theme

Designed by Christopher Wallace, Gallery is a beautiful, free, gallery-style theme for WordPress.

Gallery Theme

09 – Simple Paper Theme

Simple Paper comes with a unique design (left-aligned), fixed menu, stylized comments, paginated posts and easily editable CSS.

Simple Paper Theme

10 – Typebased Theme

Typebased is a free, personal WordPress theme, with a very clean and elegant style.

Typebased Theme

11 – Grid Focus Theme

Grid Focus is a three column widget enabled WordPress 2.7+ compatible WordPress theme. The latest update is completely optimized and stripped of any unnecessary code allowing for complete customizability.

Grid Focus Theme

12 – Old School Theme

It is a stylish blue design. This theme represents the future for the Hybrid framework. You must have Hybrid installed to use this theme.

Old School Theme

13 – Undedicated Theme

Undedicated is a free, minimal WordPress theme developed for those who love simplicity.

Undedicated Theme

14 – Equilibrium Theme

Equilibrium WordPress theme is aimed at those who want a clean and simple magazine styled blog.

Equilibrium Theme

15 – WP DashboardLike Theme [ view demo ]

WordPress theme inspired by WordPress 2.7 Dashboard.

WP DashboardLike Theme

16 – Linquist Theme

Linquist is a simple, portfolio oriented theme, without the usual blogging garbage.

Linquist Theme

17 – Magazeen Theme

This beautiful 2-col-theme was designed with the main focus being on typography, grids and magazine-look.

Magazeen Theme

18 – LightWord Theme

Simply clever theme with two columns, right-sidebar, fixed-width and widget-ready. Compatible with WordPress 2.7

LightWord Theme

19 – Hybrid News Theme

This theme is meant to be a theme purely for news site. It has extra widget sections, double navigation menus, drop-down menus, a featured slider, and pretty much anything you’d need to run a complete news site.

Hybrid News Theme

20 – Portfolio WPESP Theme

Portfolio – WPESP Theme is a “minimalist” Theme based on the idea of portfolio created by DAILYWP. The Theme is a starting point in the creation of portfolios, using WordPress as CMS.

Portfolio WPESP Theme

14 Unusual and Creative Buildings

May 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Barcode Building

This unusual office building is located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Crooked House

Designed by Szotynscy Zaleski, the 4,000 square meter house is located in Rezydent shopping center in Sopot, Poland

Basque Health Department Building

New headquarters of the Basque Health Department created by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos are located in the Ensanche, New Town (Spain).

Solar Ark Building

Located in Japan, the Solar Ark building is a solar power generation facility that offers activities to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power generation.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Beautiful concert hall located in Los Angeles, California seats 2,265 people and serves as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Upside Down House

Creative house designed by Daniel Czapiewski is located in the tiny village of Szymbark in Poland.

Digital Beijing Building

Olympic technical support center for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Dancing House

Designed by Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry, the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers. The building is located in downtown Prague, Czech Republic.

Cybertecture Egg Building

James Law have been commissioned by Vijay Associate to create an office unlike any other in Mumbai, India. The building is due for completion by the end of 2010.

Piano Building

Located in Anhui province of China, inside the transparent violin is the staircase to the building upstairs.

Burj Al Fateh Hotel

Beautiful five-star hotel located in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Ray and Maria Stata Center

Unusual academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sliding House

Located in London, the Sliding House is equipped with a mobile roof/wall enclosure which adds the ability to change the overall composition of the building according to season.

Longaberger Basket Building

Unique building that looks like a giant basket, located in Newark, Ohio.


May 21, 2009 4 comments

Burj Dubai is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. Construction began on 21 September 2004, and the tower is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by September 2009.

The building is part of the 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) development called “Downtown Burj Dubai” at the “First Interchange” along Sheikh Zayed Road at Financial Centre Road (previously known as Doha Street). The tower’s architect is Adrian Smith, who worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) until 2006. The architecture and engineering firm SOM is in charge of the project. The primary builders are Samsung Engineering & Construction and Besix along with Arabtec.Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction manager.

The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion, and for the entire new “Downtown Dubai”, US$20 billion.Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Emaar Properties, speaking at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 8th World Congress, said that the price of office space at Burj Dubai had reached $4,000 per sq ft (over $43,000 per m2) and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai, were selling for US$3,500 per sq ft (over $37,500 per m2).



1) Height


  • 21 September 2004: Emaar contractors begin construction.
  • February 2007: Surpasses the Sears Tower as the building with the most floors.
  • 13 May 2007: Sets record for vertical concrete pumping on any building at 452 m (1,483 ft), surpassing the 449.2 m (1,474 ft) to which concrete was pumped during the construction of Taipei 101.
  • 21 July 2007: Surpasses Taipei 101, whose height of 509.2 m (1,671 ft) made it the world’s tallest building.
  • 12 August 2007: Surpasses the Sears Tower antenna, which stands 527.3 m (1,730 ft).
  • 3 September 2007: Becomes the second-tallest freestanding structure, surpassing the 540 m (1,772 ft) Ostankino Tower in Moscow.
  • 12 September 2007: At 555.3 m (1,822 ft), becomes the world’s tallest freestanding structure, surpassing the CN Tower in Toronto.
  • 7 April 2008: At 629 m (2,064 ft), surpasses the KVLY-TV Mast to become the tallest man-made structure.
  • 17 June 2008: Emaar announces that Burj Dubai’s height is over 636 m (2,087 ft) and that its final height will not be given until it is completed in September 2009.
  • 1 September 2008: Height tops 688 m (2,257 ft), making it the tallest man-made structure ever built, surpassing the previous record-holder, the Warsaw Radio Mast in Konstantynów, Poland.
  • 17 January 2009: Topped out at 818 m (2,684 ft).

1.2)Current records

  • Tallest structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
  • Tallest freestanding structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
  • Building with most floors: 160 (previously Sears Tower / World Trade Center – 110)
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601 m (1,972 ft)(previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant – 532 m (1,745 ft)
  • First world’s tallest structure in history that includes residential space.

Note: Additional records for tallest skyscraper are considered unofficial. On 20 July 2007, the head of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Antony Wood, said “We will not classify it as a building until it is complete, clad and at least partially open for business to avoid things like the Ryungyong project. Taipei 101 is thus officially the world’s tallest until that happens.”

1.3)History of height increases:

Though unconfirmed, Burj Dubai has been rumoured to have undergone several planned height increases since its inception. Originally proposed as a virtual clone of the 560 m (1,837 ft) Grollo Tower proposal for Melbourne, Australia‘s Docklands waterfront development, the tower was redesigned with an original design by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill discussed below. Marshall Strabala, an SOM architect who worked on the project until 2006, recently said that Burj Dubai was designed to be 808 m (2,650 ft) tall. However, contradictory information abounds regarding the official height of the building, and it will only acquire the title of world’s tallest building upon completion in 2009.

The design architect, Adrian Smith, felt that the uppermost section of the building did not culminate elegantly with the rest of the structure, so he sought and received approval to increase it to the currently planned height. It has been explicitly stated that this change did not include any added floors, which is fitting with Smith’s attempts to make the crown more slender. However, the top of the tower has a steel frame structure, unlike the lower portion’s reinforced concrete. The developer, Emaar, has stated this steel section may be extended to beat any other tower to the title of tallest.


Emaar Properties announced on 9 June 2008 that construction of Burj Dubai was delayed by upgraded finishes and will be completed only in September 2009. An Emaar spokesperson said “The luxury finishes that were decided on in 2004, when the tower was initially conceptualized, is now being replaced by upgraded finishes. The design of the apartments has also been enhanced to make them more aesthetically attractive and functionally superior.”

2) Architecture and design:

The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also designed the Sears Tower in Chicago and World Trade Center in New York City, among numerous other famous high-rises. The building resembles the bundled tube form of the Sears Tower, but is not a tube structure. Its design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s vision for The Illinois, a mile high skyscraper designed for Chicago, Illinois.

According to Marshall Strabala, an SOM architect who worked on the building’s design team, Burj Dubai was designed based on the 73-floor “Tower Palace Three”, an all-residential building in Seoul, South Korea. In its early planning, Burj Dubai was intended to be entirely residential.

Emaar Properties has also engaged GHD, an international multidisciplinary consulting firm, to assist with the design, review and assessment involved in the construction process.

The design of Burj Dubai is derived from patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the flower Hymenocallis. The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a central core. As the tower rises from the flat desert base, setbacks occur at each element in an upward spiralling pattern, decreasing the cross section of the tower as it reaches toward the sky. At the top, the central core emerges and is sculpted to form a finishing spire. A Y-shaped floor plan maximizes views of the Persian Gulf. Viewed from above or from the base, the form also evokes the onion domes of Islamic architecture. During the design process, engineers rotated the building 120 degrees from its original layout to reduce stress from prevailing winds. At its tallest point, the tower sways a total of 1.2 m (3.9 ft).

The exterior cladding of Burj Dubai will consist of 142,000 m2 (1,528,000 sq ft) of reflective glazing, and aluminium and textured stainless steel spandrel panels with vertical tubular fins. The cladding system is designed to withstand Dubai’s extreme summer temperatures. Additionally, at its projected height the exterior temperature at the top of the building will be 6 °C (11 °F) cooler than at its base.[26]

The interior will be decorated by Giorgio Armani. An Armani Hotel, the first of four by Armani, will occupy the lower 37 floors. Floors 45 through 108 will have 700 private apartments on 64 floors (which, according to the developer, sold out within eight hours of being on the market). An outdoor zero-entry swimming pool will be located on the 78th floor of the tower. Corporate offices and suites will fill most of the remaining floors, except for a 123rd floor lobby and 124th floor (about 440 m (1,444 ft)) indoor/outdoor observation deck. The spire, itself over 200 m (700 ft) tall, will hold communications equipment.

A total of 56 elevators will be installed, the fastest rising and descending at up to 10 m/s (33 ft/s). Engineers had considered installing the world’s first triple-deck elevators, but the final design calls for double-deck elevators.

2.1)Dubai Fountain:

Outside, and at a cost of Dh 800 million (US$217 million), a record-setting fountain system is to be designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 colored projectors, it will be 275 m (900 ft) long and will shoot water 150 m (490 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. On 26 October 2008 Emaar announced that based on results of a naming contest the fountain would be called the Dubai Fountain.

3) Construction:

The tower is being constructed by a South Korean company, Samsung Engineering & Construction, which also built the Petronas Twin Towers and the Taipei 101. Samsung Engineering & Construction is building the tower in a joint venture with Besix from Belgium and Arabtec from UAE. Turner is the Project Manager on the main construction contract.

The primary structural system of Burj Dubai is reinforced concrete. Over 45,000 m3 (58,900 cu yd) of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tonnesST; 110,000 LT) were used to construct the concrete and steel foundation, which features 192 piles buried more than 50 m (164 ft) deep. When completed, Burj Dubai’s construction will have used 330,000 m3 (431,600 cu yd) of concrete and 39,000 tonnes (43,000 ST; 38,000 LT) of steel rebar, and construction will have taken 22 million man-hours. (120,000

As construction of the tower progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to vertically pump the thousands of cubic metres of concrete that are required. The previous record for pumping concrete on any project was set during the extension of the Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant in Italy in 1994, when concrete was pumped to a height of 532 m (1,745 ft). Burj Dubai now holds this record as of 19 August 2007, as it has a height of 536.1 m (1,759 ft), to hold the record for concrete pumping on any project, and as of 8 November 2007 concrete was pumped to a delivery height of 601 m (1,972 ft).

Special mixes of concrete are made to withstand the extreme pressures of the massive weight of the tower; as is typical with reinforced concrete construction, each batch of concrete is tested and checked to see whether it can withstand certain pressures. The concrete pumps, pipelines and booms are provided by Putzmeister, of Aichtal, Germany.

The consistency of the concrete used in the project is essential. It was difficult to create a concrete that could withstand both the thousands of tonnes bearing down on it and Persian Gulf temperatures that can reach 50 °C (122 °F). To combat this problem, the concrete is not poured during the day. Instead, ice is added to the mixture and it is poured at night when it is cooler and the humidity is higher. A cooler concrete mixture cures evenly throughout and therefore is less likely to set too quickly and crack. Any significant cracks could put the whole project in jeopardy.

The unique design and engineering challenges of building Burj Dubai have been featured in a number of TV documentaries, including the Big, Bigger, BiggestNational Geographic and Five channels, and the Mega Builders series on the Discovery Channel. series on the


Burj Dubai has been designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels such as the Burj Dubai Lake Hotel & Serviced Apartments, 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Dubai Lake.

The building will return the title of Earth’s tallest free-standing structure to the Middle East—a title not held by the region since 1311 when Lincoln Cathedral in England surpassed the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which had held the title for almost four millennia.

The decision to build Burj Dubai is reportedly based on the government’s decision to diversify from a trade-based economy to one that is service- and tourism-oriented. According to officials, it is necessary for projects like Burj Dubai to be built in the city to garner more international recognition, and hence investment. “He [Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum] wanted to put Dubai on the map with something really sensational,” said Jacqui Josephson, a tourism and VIP delegations executive at Nakheel Properties.

5) A few videos about burj dubai including the one featured on “Good morning america”:

6) The progression of  burj dubai :

24 Beautiful and Creative Website Headers

May 19, 2009 1 comment

10 Unique and Creative Apple iPhone Cases

May 16, 2009 2 comments

Unusual Apple iPhone case is all you need to separate yourself from other iPhone owners. This post showcases unique and creative iPhone case designs. Enjoy!



Unique wooden case for Apple iPhone carved from one piece of the finest wood


Creative Apple iPhone case that looks like a chocolate bar


Apple iPhone case for visually impaired: It works in tandem with an app to allow special accessibility functions like text to speech and moon type tactile feedback. The case is engraved with modified bas-relief buttons each corresponding to a modified home screen on the iPhone








Creative Concept Car Designs

May 16, 2009 1 comment

According to Wikipedia, a concept car is a car prototype made to showcase a concept, new styling, technology and more. I also believe that concept cars are made to inspire!

Therefore, today’s post showcases creative concept car designs.

Audi O Concept Car by Ondrej Jirec

The 2008 Audi O concept was designed by Ondrej Jirec, a design student from the Czech Republic who is beginning studies at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 2008.

MAG Magnetic Vehicle Concept

Winner of the unseen technology award at the Interior motives design award 2007, the MAG magnetic vehicle concept from Slovak designer Matúš Procháczka showcases two special technologies in one vehicle. Using magnetic power, the vehicle uses an electric engine that has a polarity which is the same as in road. Of course this will also require the roads to be made of huge concrete panels with magnets formed in them

Royal College of Art Concept Cars

Vehicle design at the Royal College of Art turns 40 next year. The postgraduate course, with a global reputation for nurturing up-and-coming car designers, boasts an alumni that reads like the who’s who of the car design world.

This year’s fourteen graduates kept the flag flying. Competing for the 2008 Pilkington Automotive Vehicle Design award, their projects ranged from a fresh take on eco-design to finding new ways of expressing personalisation. A couple of the students even challenged the status quo by designing boats for an imaginary future destroyed by global warming
Phoenix concept by Sergio Loureiro Da Silva:

Airflow concept by Pierre Sabas:

Nuaero concept by Jon Radbrink:

Nereus concept by Ceri Yorath:

Iomega concept by Joonas Vartola:

Noah concept by Jung Hoon Rhee:

Enigma concept by Paul Howse:

BRB Evolution Folding Concept Car

BRB Evolution concept is not only capable of fitting into tight spots with it’s Dyson vacuum-like design, but it’s also intended to be “green.” The concept car’s powered by electricity or hydrogen, in effect solving what Bailey considers to be the two main problems of the city of the future: pollution and overpopulation.

BMW 2015 Concept Car

The final projects of the Transportation Design students at Turin-based IED (istituto Europeo di Design), developed in partnership with BMW with the goal of creating a car for 2015 interpreting the language evolution and the brand’s philosophy