Thursday, November 22, 2007
How much more fun will playing a game of Top Trumps become when you finally get the chance of beating the shit outof Pavel Nedved with a pair of stainless steel siccors?
Or how about himiliating Cloe with a Korg keyboard?
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
But now things run out of hand! The image on the left shows a game of memory (for innocent children). On the front of the box, you are promised wonderful imagery of smiling lions, yellow and green triangles and big juicy strawberries; FORGET IT! AINT GONNA HAPPEN! I found the cards that come closest by the front cover images. The strawberry is half as juicy, the lion doesn't look happy at all and the green triangle turns out to be red. For the private investigators under us, you might even have noticed that the two lions on the box not even are the same... WHERE DOES THIS END?! (No miracle the world is in such poor shape these days)
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Shoe-shelves are a misunderstanding. The only type of shoes that fit on it are those worn out all-stars, not the fancy boots that need care and attention. The solid-stainless-steel looking shelves turn out to be highly instable, especially when packed with shoes. They are very flexible, meaning that if you try to put the final pair of shoes on the shelve, the shelve starts jumping up and down, throwing all shoes off...
If anybody has a good idea what to use already-on-the-wall-mounted-shoe-shelves for, please comment on this post.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Sunday, March 4, 2007
The more faces I recognise in objects, the more I wonder whether designers are influenced in their unconsciousness by the "pattern" of a face when designing. Does anybody feel like doing a PHD on this? Would love to read the conclusions.
Saturday, March 3, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
If Scooby reads this post, please give me a call, I would like what you are doing these days (do you use LinkedIn?)
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Small Letter Friend
Since the Koffie drinken met Ed website is 12 years old and saved and back-upped on various cd-roms from various systems (PC, Mac, PC again) all filenames were in capital letters. Since all links were in small letters and my web server is case-sensitive, the website didn't work anymore. The website counts over a 1200 files and renaming files is not my primary hobby; I considered the website dead. I use FireFTP (also just great by the way) in Firefox to upload and I couldn't find a "upload files in small letters" (I can recall such a function in WSFTP).
LONG LIVE THE FRIENDLY PEOPLE THAT CREATED SMALL LETTER FRIEND, The entire team behind the cunning "Koffie drinken met Ed" story is more than grateful!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- Large colour (touch) screen (I guess the size of an electronic book)
- Pen input (so I can draw on the screen)
- Keyboard (I'm still of the generation that thinks writing an SMS is quite an achievement)
- A bunch of USB connections
- Very long battery lifetime
- Wireless internet connection / Bluetooth
- Hard disk
- Did I forget anything?
The device should be tailor-made for blogging only, so no unnecessary features (I have enough trouble dealing with my mobile phone)
In the past century, I created a website together with my nephew Niels. The website is an interactive commic containing over 400 pictures linked together. I think we lost track at a certain moment in time since our knowledge of how to set up and maintain a website was very small.
On each page, the reader has to click one of three icons to continue with the story. Have a try
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
After wasting 2 hours of my life converting this racing-track-car to a can-drive-anywhere-car, I realized that having racing-cars driving on tracks is not such a bad idea after all. This car manages to cross my living-room in a few seconds after which I need to collect it myself. I guess it keeps me from the street...
Saturday, January 13, 2007
The solution would be that you could blend one brand of toys with the other, for example: Lego with Playmobil. Toy manufacturers are clever enough to not let this happen: a Playmobil hand can not hold anything made of Lego.
My solution: ADAPTISE!
Design toy-adaptors making it possible to use one brand with the other. Our Lego collection is not that large and it doesn't contain any train yet. Instead of buying more Lego, I made an adaptor.
I took a Brio train wagon and glued a standard Lego plate on top. This wagon turned into my son's favourite train wagon. Each time I make a new (Lego) top he is so happy. Besides trains, he now can drive around with aeroplanes, spaceships, animals, etc.
Now its a matter of keep on going making more toy-adaptors. If anybody feels inspired and wants to share thoughts, don't hesitate and comment on this post.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I took the picture below last summer. It turned out that some mysterious carrot-man had moved in our kitchen window...
I guess the reason why I like the faces in the two pictures is because they exist(ed) because of me and my family's acts. Many objects have a face (our toilet looks very angry for example) but when a face exists because of your interaction with an object, it is nearer to you.