Category Archives: HOBBIES

The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

Yeah. We heard and read about the fiasco regarding the live action movie adaption of one of Japan’s most iconic sci-fi anime, Ghost in the Shell. I am a sci-fi nut (short of being a futurist) and so I am not going to be bothered by the so-called ‘white-washing’ or whatever it is that people are debating. But the name change there is kind of weird though (seriously? Major Mira?). Anywho, if you are all pumped up about Ghost in the Shell, well, then Insight Editions may have just the right stuff for you: The Art of Ghost in the Shell (ISBN-13 978-1683830009) by David S. Cohen. Continue reading The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

54 Pipmen: World Playing Cards Come Together To Form One Big World

Forget about your boring playing cards, the Pipmen: World Playing Cards by Elephant Playing Cards you see here is the playing cards you want if you desire for something beyond a game of poker and black jack. What makes Pipmen: World Playing Cards is how each card’s graphics is unique and they come together, much like a puzzle, to form a unique Pipmen World, thus making it the world’s first 54-piece polyptych puzzle with unique connected scenes. Pipmen by itself is intriguing too. In addition to the Pip (which are basically suit symbols on the card face), the cards feature little stickmen figures interacting with the pips to create a unique scene. Continue reading 54 Pipmen: World Playing Cards Come Together To Form One Big World

This Is How You Create Fake Muscle For Cosplay Easily, No Gym Required

Some people are so serious about cosplay that they willingly hit the gym to buff up in order to look like a specific character, but what if you are too lazy, or don’t have the time to do so (because you are busy sewing up the costume)? Well, to that, Japanese cosplayer and Twitter user @YakiYakou will show you how to magically ‘grow’ some muscle (pretty much ‘on the fly’) with a little help from some self-adhesive invisible bra. Yep. Bra. That’s Nubra we are talking about. For the uninitiated (damn, you must be a true geek!), Nubra is invisible bra made of silicone ladies wear when they want to the strapless look when fashion pieces that expose shoulders and/or the back. Continue reading This Is How You Create Fake Muscle For Cosplay Easily, No Gym Required

Jobs for Robots: Between Robocalypse and Robotopia: The Future A Threat Or?

There are a lot to look forward about the future, but on a grander scheme of things, there are also a lot to be afraid of about the future. Some of us maybe too naive about the threats we are getting ourselves into, you know, like the prospect of robots taking over our jobs. The movie, Alex Proyas’ I, Robot was a good hypothetical insight into the future where robots replaced humans in many jobs. In fact, we should have known better. It is no different than immigrants coming into a country and assuming a job you use to do, but at a significantly lower monetary return. I think you get the jive. This is exactly what the book, Jobs for Robots: Between Robocalypse and Robotopia (Prestige Professional Publishing, ISBN-13 978-0984972845), is about. Continue reading Jobs for Robots: Between Robocalypse and Robotopia: The Future A Threat Or?

This Ski Bindings-like Device Lets You Wear Your Diving Flippers Handsfree

If you scuba dive, you will probably understand the pain trying to put on the flippers after you have fully geared up. I mean, slipping on the flippers isn’t that hard; it’s those gears on you that hinders the process – more so, if the boat is tiny, but not for long, cos’ an Italy startup has came up with a brilliant solution that will make donning and doffing of fins a walk in the park. Called Finclip, this solely mechanical device is designed to be retrofitted to your flippers and once fitted, all you have to do is to slip in and step down, and voila, the flipper is secured to your foot. Just think ski bindings and it will give you an idea how awesome this is. Continue reading This Ski Bindings-like Device Lets You Wear Your Diving Flippers Handsfree

KLOS Super Durable Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar Gets Electrified!

Remember the folks who kind of make carbon fiber mainstream on acoustic guitars and from there on, make traveling with a guitar less of a stress? Yes. We referring to KLOS Guitars. The guitar that’s built to stand up to the punishment of traveling without weighing you down while still performs like it should – like a full-size guitar which it is, btw, except that it has a more compact than usual body for ease of carrying around. It has got rave reviews all over and today, they are back with another carbon fiber six-string instrument that’s not only equally travel-friendly, but louder. Continue reading KLOS Super Durable Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar Gets Electrified!

These Miniature Food Sets Are Actually Painstakingly Made Cookies!

You may or may not know that there’s actually a hobby that involves collecting, or making, miniature food sets. Commonly known as dollhouse food sets, they are usually meant for display (like, you know, model cars and the likes), but some are actually edible. The ‘miniature food set’ you see here are edible too, but they are not dollhouse food sets; they are actually cookies made to look like miniature food sets and that’s what makes them so intriguing. Continue reading These Miniature Food Sets Are Actually Painstakingly Made Cookies!

JellyTank Will Mesmerize You With Graceful Jellies

Jellyfish is a graceful creature and when you combine a few of these soft bodied, free-swimming aquatic animals with a purpose-built LED-equipped aquarium, the result is therapeutic like lava lamps. Such is the effect the JellyTank, billed as the ultimate jellyfish aquarium, will do. Unlike other competing tanks, brother Blake and Brock Gratton creation is backed by science with assistance of a nationally accredited aquarium and research laboratory. So, the survival of the jellies you rear in there is pretty much assured. Continue reading JellyTank Will Mesmerize You With Graceful Jellies

Adidas Outs New Anti-Fog, Quick-Shift Lenspod System Snowboard Goggle

Adidas has introduced as a pair of snowboard goggle for 2017. Called Adidas Progressor C, this swanky pair of snow sports gear from German sporting gear giant features a Quick-Shift Lenspod System to meet the growing demand for easily interchangeable lenses. Coming from Adidas, there should be no doubt about how gorgeous this pair of snow eyewear looks and so we shall dispense with the praises and whatnot. As for other worthy details, anti-fog lens technology and Adidas’ ClimaCool dynamic ventilation work together to mitigate fogging of the highly durable and scratch resistant Vision Advantage 6 base polycarbonate lens. Continue reading Adidas Outs New Anti-Fog, Quick-Shift Lenspod System Snowboard Goggle

Robocop Remake’s ED209 Looks Like An Awesome Cosplay/Halloween Costume

Well, if you have not caught this in 2014, it is still quite fresh three years on in 2017. What you see here is a costume (yes, costume!) of the notorious “Enforcement Droid Series” ED-209, first introduced in the Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi action flick Robocop (Orion Pictures). This impressive mech costume was part of the props used in Ghostlight’s remake of the classic Robocop film, aptly called Our Robocop Remake. The movie, which was a crowd-sourced film project, was made in collaboration with Channel 101 community and was posted on YouTube and Vimeo more than three years ago, but it resurfaced recently – thanks to Indy Mogul’s recent feature. Continue reading Robocop Remake’s ED209 Looks Like An Awesome Cosplay/Halloween Costume