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Archisutra Is Kama Sutra Disguised As An Architecture Design Manual

Looking to pick up some traditional sexual positions but too shy to be seen reading the ancient Indian Hindu guide to love and sex, Kama Sutra? Well, here’s the solution: The Archisutra by Miguel Bolivar (CreateSpace Independent, ISBN-13: 978-1530172450). This tongue-in-cheek to sexual positions is one that befits an architect or engineer because it is a “design manual” that offers you the necessary data for a section of sex positions, each thoughtfully illustrated with annotations, along with informative descriptions – just like a real architect/engineer manual. Continue reading Archisutra Is Kama Sutra Disguised As An Architecture Design Manual

Someone Has Written A Book On “How To Seduce Women Through Photography” And We Are Not Amused

It is a well known fact that if you have the talent for musical instrument, particularly piano, you’d be able to impress girls. Or at least, that’s what I believe to be so. I insist piano is the key to “seducing women,” or just about any human being and I may be right about this – thanks to the countless viral YouTube videos pertaining to piano playing person. While having this notion ingrained in me, I never knew, nor believe a man could “seduce women,” let alone impress any with his skills in hitting the shutter. But that never stop one person by the name of Goldmund from writing a book relating to this topic which he (or was it a she?) inappropriately titled An Introduction to Camera Game: How to Seduce Women Through Photography (Robert Brown, ASIN B00WLA6VD2). Continue reading Someone Has Written A Book On “How To Seduce Women Through Photography” And We Are Not Amused

Photographer Captures Lit Vending Machines Like You Never Seen Before

Japan is well known for, among the many things, vending machines. It is the country is practically littered with vending machines that peddles everything from drinks to snacks to disposal underwear. The last we checked, it is estimated that the country have as many vending machines as the population in Singapore. That’s like over five and a half million of them. Holy shit. That’s shit load of them! With this many vending machines, no one who have money to spend will be left stranded without shops. Seriously, what shops? Where you are going needs no shops! Continue reading Photographer Captures Lit Vending Machines Like You Never Seen Before

Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things

As it turns out, mad garage inventor and famed YouTuber, Brit Colin Furze is equally at home with wrenches and blow torch as with writing a book. Wait, what?! Book? Yes. You heard that right. The man who pretty much owns the garage has written a book and as one may have guessed, it is all about making stuff at your own backyard. But you won’t be doing extreme builds like he did; instead this 192-page hardcover book, aptly entitled Colin Fuze: This Book Isn’t Safe! (Puffin, ISBN-13 978-0141386959), aims to inspire young folks to be creative and make things. Continue reading Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things

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

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?

Veteran Photographer’s Photo Book Weighs As Much As A Small Person!

What you see here is a photo book of epic proportion, called Equation of Time, containing masterpieces of Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik. So, just how big is this photo book? Well, it measures an unprecedented 30.25 x 22.25 x 6.25 inches (roughly 76.8 x 56.5 x 15.9 centimeters) and weighs a very hefty 106 pounds (48 kilograms). Man, that’s like as heavy as a small frame person. I used to have this lady ex-colleague (a grown adult, of course) who weighed a mere 88 pounds (40 kilograms only! I kid you not. I Swear). So, I guess you could say this photo book is heavy than a person? Seriously, I simply can’t get over how enormous this book is. Really. Continue reading Veteran Photographer’s Photo Book Weighs As Much As A Small Person!

Surprise! Apple Now Has An Apple “History Book” In Memory Of Steve Jobs

Surprise. Surprise. Arguably one of the world’s most iconic brand name, Apple, has released a book. Yes. A book. If you think this book will be filled with texts aimed at selling the brand name further, then you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, it has none, save for the introduction by Jony Ive and a couple of text that denotes the book’s title and also a statement, dedicating this book to the late Steve Jobs. Apple wants the pictures to do the talking and it has all 450 of them, shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in the most minimalistic way possible. Continue reading Surprise! Apple Now Has An Apple “History Book” In Memory Of Steve Jobs

George R.R. Martin Celebrates GoT Novel 20th Years With Special Box Sets

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first novel, A Game of Thrones, in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels and GRRM is celebrating it with some special/limited edition box containing goodies to fill fans in. A total of three editions are offered: Special Edition, Limited Edition and Ultra Limited Edition. The Special Edition, which goes for $75, comes with an exclusive book, a collectible 20th anniversary illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones, a HBO Game of Thrones t-shirt, a reproduction of Robert Baratheon’s WILL from the TV series, a Dorthraki language course (online), as well as Iron Coin of the Faceless Man from Shire Post Mint. Continue reading George R.R. Martin Celebrates GoT Novel 20th Years With Special Box Sets

H.R. Giger Monograph – A Supersized Homage To The Late Visionary Artist

When you see a biomechanical creature art, be it sculpture or print, chances are, it is the work of art of H.R. Giger. Oh. You don’t know who’s H.R. Giger? H.R. Giger, born Hans Rudolf Giger, was a Swiss avant garde artist most notable for his work on Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror sci-fi flick, Alien which he was responsible for the now-infamous acid-drooling creature – a work that bagged the 1980 Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Outside of Alien, H.R. Giger’s works mostly involved fusing human and machine into images that evoke a haunting and dark psychedelia theme. A theme that also demonstrates the “collective fears and fantasies of his (H.R. Giger) age,” including the looming threat of nuclear calamity, pollution and wasted resources, “and of a future in which our bodies depend on machines for survival” – all of which, sadly, remain relevant to this day. Continue reading H.R. Giger Monograph – A Supersized Homage To The Late Visionary Artist