Strictly For Kids…

This is definitely a very different concept of playground to have around our neighborhood. Which I deem impossible, with all the numbers of vandals present. Everything would be gone.

Anyway that aside, am here to show you the Mobius® Climber, one of the product conceived by Landscape Structures. As the name implies, it has a lot do with climbing, yet again. Hyper kids would enjoy themselves on these. Before anyone says “So dangerous”, I beg to differ. Don’t be overprotective, for this case. I don’t think falling and knocking and getting scrapes and burns will leave a huge physical or psychological scar on them, kids. It’s part of growing up. Younger years spending running around, wading in thigh deep deserted lake, going into rubber estates and oil palm estates, abandoned fields or climbing and jumping off waterfalls and slides have proven to be a fun experience for me. Sad that I can’t climb trees, jump into rivers or any other things with my friends like my dad and his friends did. But I do think I am still doing better than kids who spend hours in front of video games and computers refusing to budge and get some evening sun. Am wishing that I could get my daily dose of evening sun… for when we get off work it would be 630pm.

Ain’t it cool.

12-Panel and a 7-Panel

6-Panel and 3-Panel

Here’s what Landscape Structures have to say for themselves.

A wonderfully wavy way to set your playground apart

There’s nothing else quite like our wonderfully wavy Mobius® climbers. Kids love climbing up, down, over and under as they test their strength and agility, and invent limitness new games. And our artful, anodized aluminum panels bring a unique asthestic to any play area. Easy to install and virtually maintenance free, there’s squiggly configuration options to fit every site and age group.

Mobius handholds are easy to grip at all angles for added safety

The Mobius climber is so much fun, we couldn’t design just one. We offer four models to fit your budget and site: three-panel, six-panel (shown left), seven-panel and an eye-popping twelve-panel that will amaze adults and kids alike. These climbers provide a wide variety for everyone!

This exciting new climber celebrates the art of play. It helps kids:
• Build gross motor skills
• Build upper-body strength
• Increase hand-eye coordination
• Improve balance
• Develop thinking skills
• Give their imagination a workout

Sweet.

Check out their website and you will find many other playground system and ideas.
Visit Landscape Structures

On one of my trips back home, the playground I spent many hours when I was a kid looks like a war field to me. It was the invasion of (illegal) immigrants. Huge groups. Playing the world’s famous game. Marbles. Haha… hell no… football la… what else. No blood was spilt. Just sweat and saliva. I don’t go there anymore.

Rootote Bags

Been on my “To Blog List” for a long time now. I got myself one last two months ago. Love to have one more though. A Roo Shopper to be precise… to answer the call for the eradication or at least to minimize the plastic plague. Love the colors and design so I plastered them all in a single post… just enjoy it as you scroll down.
A little information about them before I let the bags talk for themselves.

What’s “TOTE AS CANVAS”

The idea for “TOTE AS CANVAS” originated when we thought that it would be a great idea to use Tote bag canvas for creating art. We want people to enjoy drawing and for adults to appreciate the enjoyment they can get from this just like when children find a white surface and some crayons and quickly start scribbling. Wouldn’t it be great if people walking in the streets carried these bags and turned the cities into what seems like a gallery? After a simple flash of inspiration we found the opportunity and created “Tote AS CANVAS” and organized the design award.


It has loads of compartments here and there. And a secret one out front.

The Campbell series shown here are what they call Roo Shopper.




The Artists Who Love Mickey & Minnie is damn cool. Artists/designers are approached to play on empty canvas Roototes and the result is bliss. Check out the Rootote Mickey gallery

There are more. Go check them out here. Visit Rootote

Rachel MSN Art Piece

Was trawling through my archives and I stumbled on some drawings done by my friend. She was the only one who used MSN’s drawing function at the time and I thought her drawings are nice and I had no idea that she drew. Mmm… and if she did, she never showed me any. So I just did screen captures of her drawings and the one I am showing dates back to 12th August 2005. The day she drew the most. I like the chick, the prawn and her kicking my head in.

Wonder if she can tell it by first glance it’s her doing… mmm…

No eraser allowed.

Tantrums were thrown. Countless nagging and stalking in the comment area. Every visit to her blog is a nightmare with the black mass staring straight at me… like lasers burning holes right at the back of my skull. Finally I succumbed to it’s demands. Like a slave obeying the cracking of the whip on the already puss filled broken skin rather than the master.

I screwed up the first page. I lacked the confidence and the skill. I sloughed on… focusing on getting it out on pen and paper… breaking away from the shitty mindset.

Yes as dramatic as I can be… I was only about to start a doodle for Qiqi. It’s hard to start. When I finished with the head… my palms were a bit sweaty. Had to stop for a while before continuing. But as soon as the engine warmed up… I just cruised around 30kmph… nothing fast and furious… just like an late afternoon/early evening drive with the windows down.

Now I have some coloring left to do. Am trying to keep it as raw as possible. I am glad that she likes it. My one and only fan. How nice. I enjoyed doing it sis… thanks.

It has some meaning behind it… something I try to inject into my doodles if possible.

This is the black mass I was referring to.

D-Barcode : Stolen

So I was walking  around some shops with a friend after dinner, and the familiarity of the design on some Tshirts that was being displayed caught my eyes. I was surprised to see the designs of D-Barcode printed on the tshirts. I could only recognize 2 designs.

The quality of print was bad, which made it even worse.
Seems to me the pirate patrol’s arm of copyright infringement reach far and wide. What a level of efficiency.

Will try and snap some photos if possible.

Barcode Me, Japan

I have always enjoyed Japanese packagings. Their vibrant display in bright, colorful and fun designs. Truly reflects on their lifestyle and culture. The most I get to see are F&B products all propped up nicely on supermarket shelves. Many of you might have noticed them as you stroll down the aisle, for they certainly attracts. Well, it’s easier to notice them if they are arranged alongside local products. And now I have discovered there are a certain group of designers who dedicate themselves in refining even the smallest detail on packaging. Japanese seems to breath life into every tiny little detail that others tend to overlook. In this case, it’s the barcode design. Here is a small selection of the vertical/horizontal lines put into action.

Bet you never see them in that way too right?
They have a more on display in their gallery. D-Barcode Gallery.

Would be barcode hunting next time if I walk into Isetan or Jaya Jusco or Cold Storage. Any more places that stocks up on Japanese products here in Malaysia?

Via Dark Roasted Blend

Flash Them Blings

I am not a person who likes to accessorize. Well, I don’t at all, for now. Certainly would like to start if I found a piece that I am smitten with. No need for expensive or attention screaming pieces, that tries to be part of a conversation every time. To me, being a personal artifact, it should perform what it’s suppose to do. Being personal. Being you. Individualism.

I am taking a liking to designs by Open! Design & Concepts… application of everyday items into their work. Check out their jewellery and watches section. I like them but not enough for me to wish to own them. Too much gold anyway.



Link Open! Design & Concepts

Sweet Toothache

From Mr. Ginger to the George the Dead Clown… they are some art/food works from Eugene and Louise Bakery comprising of three Belgian individuals who are out to conquer the world with (in their own words), chocolate dreams, sugar-bomb tastings and the nostalgic love for some real home cooking. It was this that brought the three of them together in the first place anyway.

They have pretty cakes and cravings inducing chocolates. So not safe to view if you are on a strict diet. But the ones that caught my eyes are their marzipan treats. That’s where Mr. Ginger and friends comes in.

Marzipan : a confection of crushed almonds or almond paste, sugar, and egg whites that is often shaped into various forms

Shown together are some white chocolate butter cookie clouds. Has it got your heart rate up yet?
How could one possibly munch on them? It’s too kewl to be swallowed.

Link : Eugene & Louise Bakery

Proud Owner of Soiled Undies

Who would have guessed it!

I would definitely like to get my hands on a pair and it will surely be off limits for would-be thieves. Hell, it may even be cordoned off as a hazardous area. What a noble idea. If I were supposed to be looking for something to steal, scavenging through poo stained undies would definitely be struck off my list. Mmm… I bet if the thief really got your precious stuff from the “Brief Safe” then he/she well deserved it for braving through and taking the risk. You can make it stink for real too with a few drops of “Doo Drops”.

The “Brief Safe” is an innovative diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you’re traveling. Items can be hidden right under their noses with these specially-designed briefs which contain a fly-accessed 4″ x 10″ secret compartment with Velcro closure and “special markings” on the lower rear portion. Leave the “Brief Safe” in plain view in your laundry basket or washing machine at home, or in your suitcase in a hotel room – even the most hardened burglar or most curious snoop will “skid” to a screeching halt as soon as they see them. (Wouldn’t you?) Made in USA. One size. Color: white (and brown).

A word of advice though for those mama boys/girls who still have their parents doing laundry for them, you might get your dough, love letters, cigarettes, condoms, marijuana, porn, other hidden stash thrown into the washing machine without a second thought and followed by nagging. Worse still when your crime is discovered.

I Wanna Buy Brief Safe

Ready… Mech… Go!

Since the ball has started rolling, I would like to direct everyone to another print and build website. Well, my previous post on Corbis Pinhole Cameras is really a collaboration work between the big guys at Corbis with the cool guys from FWIS who rules the ReadyMech.com with an iron fist. Pardon my term… it’s an after effect spell from the recent elections. Back to ReadyMech… they are already in Series 2 and with a total of 22 designs. Great designs by them and their cronies, I meant buddies. Worth checking out. This is something that I could do, getting one of these flatpack babies on my table top.

They are designed to fit on an 8.5″x11″ page and printed with any printer. You’ll need double-sided tape, thick matte paper, and 10-15 minutes for build time. And voila… you get these for free…

Head on to ReadyMech