Once again i have forsaken my blog for a long time. I was tired, sick, busy, lazy, working and what not, and couldn’t spare some time to write something meaningful or not.
I think i am back now. We’ve almost settled in our house in the usa, though there’s still work to be done. My company, Elune Art, is also renewing our old site, so there’s a lot to be done as well.
Anyway, as i have promised Julian and some other people that i will up put some mp3s of the projects i participate(d) in – finally it’s here. I hope you enjoy the tunes.
Kaiaphas – the ebm/electro/futurepop project, which consists of Zhyin (a.k.a. Lord Kaiaphas) (everything), me (female vocals, sometimes lyrix and some help with everything), and Lienhard (guitar). These tunes are pretty old, since we are in the process of writing our debut album, which will come out pretty soon, and the sound will be better and newer!
- KAIAPHAS – Your Bloody Requiem (music and lyrics by Zhyin)
- KAIAPHAS – Kuenstliche Welten (music and lyrics by Wolfsheim)
This is our cover of the song of Wolfsheim, a famous synthpop band from Germany.
- KAIAPHAS – Always Invisible (music by Zhyin , lyrics by Lady Omega and Zhyin)
This one came out on Orkus compilation cd last year.
Minimal Criminal – a dark minimal progressive psytrance project by Zhyin and Echoes. I contribute some vocals and some effects here and there, + the web design . Minimal Criminal have been released on various compilations since 2005, and keep being progressively successful in the minimal trance scene.
- Minimal Criminal – Unnatural life (music and lyrics by Zhyin)
- Minimal Criminal – Graverobbers from outer space (music by Zhyin)
Thokkian Vortex – I don’t do anything in this project, my part here is just the design . This is the recent black metal solo project of the Lord Kaiaphas (Zhyin), which had its’ first release this year on a split cd with Aetherius Obscuritas via Sleaszy Rider rec., which cd cover i designed . So i am posting these 2 tracks just to show off how talented Lord Kaiaphas is and how awesome his vocals are
- Aetherius Obscuritas feat. Lord Kaiaphas – Freedom of Hatred (music and lyrics by Aetherius Obscuritas, all vocals by Lord Kaiaphas)
- Thokkian Vortex – Huginn and Muninn in the realms of mist (music and lyrics by Lord Kaiaphas)
Encoder – an american futurepop project, which features me on one of their tracks of the upcoming album, Slivers of Time.
- Encoder feat. Lady Omega- When it Rains (music and lyrics by Encoder)
That will be all for now
“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – said Picasso. So, here are emotions embodied into the paper – the coolest papercraft toys i’ve encountered online:
Shin Tanaka is a graffiti artist, paper toy creator and designer from Fukuoka, Japan. His site features supercute papercraft toys – Spiky Baby series, T-Boy, Boxy and others. Some are available for download.
Here are the brilliant works of Atom, a japanese artist: the papercraft reproduction of Hieronymus Bosch‘s Garden of Earthly Delights‘ creatures – the Helmet bird, and the Letter bird from The Temptation of Saint Anthony.
Paper Critters is an online paper toy creator site, where one can make his own paper creature, get a chance to be showcased in the top 10 critters, and see some of them out in the wild!
Readymech‘s papercrafts are free, flatpack toys for you to print and build. The site features a great variety of cute creatures.
Speakerdog – yet another site with cute downloadable papercrafts. Make your own speakerdog!
This dragon is lots of fun. I already have one at home, it’s pretty cool. The little dragon is made out of paper – you cut it out, stick it together, and stand it on a table or window ledge. But when you move around, the dragon’s head seems to follow you around the room. There is a video on the Grand Illusions site, which shows how it works, and it’s available for download.
Papercraft Robots Gallery
Robot Tairiku site has a big gallery of papercraft robots, available for download:
And here’s a papercraft skull from Skull-A-Day:
Two days ago i found SnuzNLuz alarm clock on Neatorama and decided that now it’s time to share some of my links about time-showing devices i had stacked at my Del.icio.us. So, here you go – these are the ones that caught my attention throughout the last year and up till now:
SnuzNLuz alarm clock
The SnuzNLuz uses the very complex psychological phenomemon known as â€˜HATREDâ€™. Basically itâ€™s human nature to wish harm upon your enemies. Similarly, itâ€™s human nature not to give your enemies gobs of cash so that they can grow big and dominate the world with their totally wrong, stupid and invalid point of view. ThinkGeek realized that. Thatâ€™s why everytime you hit the snooze button, the SnuzNLuz will donate a specified amount of your real money to a non-profit you hate. The problem of sleeping in is solved.
Robby the robot alarm clock
Cool Robby the Robot Alarm Clock beeps, lights, swivels at it’s hips and flashes to wake you up. Point the infrared remote control “gun” and shoot once for “snooze” and twice for “off.” Works up to 15 feet away. Includes talking time plus hourly chime sound effects.
E Ink Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation, and Seiko Watch Corporation created the world’s first watch to utilize an electronic paper display. This ‘Future Now’ design incorporates an easy-to-read, ultra-thin, low-power display integrated into an eye-catching curved band.
BPM watch: for DJs and runners alike
This multipurpose timepiece dons a stainless steel face, spits out the time in digital fashion, keeps track of the date, and includes a “mini-torch” backlight to find your way to an empty seat when entering a theater seven minutes late. The standout feature, however, is the built-in beats-per-minute mode, which allows you to “tap the button to the rhythm of the beat” or monitor your current heart rate. Additionally, BPM mode brings out textual inspiration in the form of random DJ phrases that are presumably meant to get you even more amped up.
The alarm clock that runs away and hides to get you out of bed. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide, beeping all the while. You’ll have to get out of bed to silence his alarm. Clocky is kind of like a misbehaving pet, only he will get up at the right time. Created by Nanda.
Gideon Dagan’s new clock captures the essence of pure, minimalist design. A seemingly gravity-defying ball travels around the dial to mark the time, creating an eye-catching illusion.
Made in the USA of injection-molded ABS polymer, the clock features a high-torque, precision quartz movement.
Day and Night pair
When the â€œDayâ€ and â€œNightâ€ watches are placed together, you will see the digital screens joining together in 24 portions on the background. Each portion glows according to the actual time. For example, at 4pm, 16 sections will glow like a regular clock, as shown as in the diagram. The back of each watch is featured with an EL backlight screen to form the glowing portion. The front and back screens combined will present a full display of the time.
The â€œDayâ€ and â€œNightâ€ are also featured with rotational watchcases that can turn fully around to suit 4 ways of wearing. Created by Amie Lim.
The Da Vinci alarm clock
The Da Vinci Alarm Clock works on a very basic system. The Dot Matrix display will always show either Sleep or Awake. When the product is first switched on the display will immediately show the word Awake. This will continue to be displayed for 3 hours at 30 minutes.At this point the clock display will change to show the word Sleep and a high-pitched alarm will signal this change in state. This will continue to sound until the user presses the alarm-reset button. The word sleep will continue to be shown for the next 30 minutes, at which point the display will revert back to show the word awake, the alarm will also sound at this point to signal that a change in state has occurred.The 4-hour cycle will repeat itself six times over the course of a 24-hour period and will continue to do so until the clock is switched off. If the user follows the directions given by the clock then they will be able to enjoy the benefits of a 21-hour day, with little of the associated tiredness they would normally experience.
Sarah flower clock
Designer Jim Doan named this beautiful, graceful piece after his fiancÃ©e–just as he named his company after her. And what a compliment: with its flexible graphite stem and unmistakably botanical appearance, the Sarah Clock is like the one perfect flower that puts any bouquet to shame. Plus, it tells time.
AlarMe – the watch for hearing impaired
Designer Nikita Golovlev has created a watch for the hearing impaired. AlarMe is a very unique and stylish design that has the ability to alert those who cannot hear an audible alarm by vibration on the watch. The watch has two built in multidirectional microphones that measure the surrounding ambient sound levels. Once the sound changes frequency, the vibrating alarm alerts the user that there is a situation going on and they need to leave the area. The LED lights and face alert the user as to what the alarm is, and if it is a serious situation or one where only caution needs to be had.
TO:CA ‘wood’ LED clock by Kouji Iwasaki
Available in two styles : a long version, ideal for use as a alarm clock for your nightstand; and a tall version, which is ideal for wall hanging or placement on a mantle.
Space Invaders alarm clock
The Space Invaders alarm clock actually forces you to play video games the second you wake up. Well, not really. But whatever time you set the alarm to, that’s when the little aliens start marching from side to side on the screen to the Space Invaders theme song. To turn it off, just bonk your blue-and-white alien on the head.
In order to turn off the Carpet Alarm clock, you have to get up and step on it. If you really want to make it a challenge, place it far away from your bed. Of course it wouldnâ€™t be a clock if it didnâ€™t have and LCD screen to indicate time too.
Designer: Sofie Collin & Gustav Lanberg
Sleep Tracker watch
The SLEEPTRACKER watch is unique in that while it tells you the time and has a built-in alarm like every other digital watch, this one actually monitors your sleep and wakes you at the moment that your body would best adjust from moving from a sleeping state to being awake. I think it’s pretty useful for anyone who’s biorhythm-conscious. On the back there is an interesting chart that shows the typical adult sleep pattern.
Tempus fugit : the Flying alarm clock
The Flying Alarm Clock wakes you up with a loud shrieking alarm coupled with a little propeller-driven key that leaps off your nightstand. To turn off the horrible racket, you have to get out of bed and retrieve the key. The propeller flies the key high into the air and off into some dusty corner. You have to force your sleep addled brain into wakefulness, move your stiff legs and retrieve the key before the alarm goes off. By the time you’ve done so, you’re awake enough at least to go make a pot of coffee.
Pull-handle alarm clock
Designer Duck Young Kong is hoping his hip new concept clock’s pull-cord operation is charming enough to keep you from hucking it out the window. To set the alarm you simply pull the cord on the bottom of the unit until the numbers on the LCD screen reflect the time you wish to get up. The cord then slowly retracts into the clock as your awakening approaches, until it reaches the end and the alarm sounds.
Here’s what we’ve been doing throughout the last couple of weeks:
- Zhyin got interviewed and played a dj set at Kol Ha Kampus 106FM Hafirot radio, Tel Aviv :
- We saw Mayhem play in Yaffo. It was pretty cool, they had Attila on the vocals this time, which is better, imho. Also, i liked that they came up with an interesting look for Attila – first part of the show he was wearing kind of a nazi outfit (which, of course, caused some “wtf” reactions from a number of israelis), the second part of the show he was wearing some kind of a pope/darth maul cloak. They had a globe on the table, surrounded by candles, and Attila was unleashing the evil energy upon the planet earth, until the energy ran out and he just burned it.
The only thing is that the show was way too short…
- We chilled at the beach, where i did some amazing pidgeon shooting ( I like pigeons because they have fluffy butts ) and walked around in the city. There are more pix of the beach and the rest at my Flickr.
- We went to the old part of Tel Aviv – Yaffo, walked around and had some trout at the restaurant
Yaffo is one of the most ancient port cities in the world – around 4000 years old. It’s very beautiful and its’ streets are named according to the zodiac signs.
- We also checked out the Global View Exhibition at the Rotshild street, where they had all kinds of globe designs, that was really cool, and i took pictures of almost all of them ( took more than an hour i think ). Check out the pix of all the globes i took here.
- And we went to the Dark Revolution party, where Dennis Osterman from In Strict Confidence played a dj set. It was a nice party. We also saw Peter Digital play in Sakaya bar, where Zhyin played previously.
Now we’re back in Arad, where camels are walking everywhere and you get thorns in your body.
AND I DYED MY HAIR again.
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- Notcot-New and Cool
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- The art of R.S. Connett
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"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves." - The Buddha