Monday, March 23, 2009

Experimental instruments

l found this amazing experimental instrument maker Tim Kaiser last night when l was watching make TV on you tube, he makes experimental musical instruments from scavenged objects that he finds, they are just truly amazing.
l wish to also make weird and wonderful musical instruments one day soon (when l move back to the city and can access what l need and find a work shop) l hope you enjoy this little video.

Monday, March 16, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

1.simi's spanish guitar
(beautiful instrument)

2.Deep sea diver mask clock
(just love this clock bought it from a second hand shop)

3.Motorcycle goggles
(keep the wind from my eyes and keeps me looking good at the same time)

4.Antique shop card
(great little shop when its open!)

5.Top Hat
(a gentleman's baseball cap)

6.Wholly irresponsible experiments
(fantastic little book full of crazy experiments for the everyday professor)

7.Leather bound book
(this was the first Christmas present from someone very close to me)

8.Pocket watch
(every gentleman should have a pocket watch)

9.The art of Angelique Houtkamp
(this great book is from one of my favorite artists)

10.By any means DVD
(a modern day around the world in 80 days, fantastic adventure story)

11.Make magazine
(just discovered this magazine full of great little projects to be done from home)

12.Make magazine
(how to build your own box guitar issue, cant wait to make this!)

13.Nose picking for pleasure
(interesting book about the different forms and styles of nose picking)

14.Back in the day
(one of my new books 101 things everyone used to know and do)

15.Around the world in 80 days

16.Wholly irresponsible Exploits
(sequel to wholly irresponsible experiments)

17.Peking to Paris
(my favorite travel dvd, a group of friends set off from Peking in 100 year old cars retracing the steps of the first ever car race that took place in the early 1900)

18.Black books
(very very funny show)

Friday, March 13, 2009

The first Steampunks 2000 years ago?

Where the ancient Greeks the first Steam Punks?

Back in the early 1900's divers off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera discovered a 2000 year old computer. The Antikythere mechanism was a dictionary sized assemblage of 37 interlocking dials used to track the movements of the planets and to determine the dates and places of upcoming Olympic games. It was thought that gears of this kind was not invented for at least another 1500 years.

l think there are many things we have yet to discover about our ancient ancestors, they where far more advanced than many of us think....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The only people in a Universe this big?

Yesterday l was listening to a podcast of the Science show from radio national and they where talking to a scientist about how he started to discover there would be an Earth like planet orbiting most of the sun like stars in our Universe.
With there being over one billion sun like stars in our Galaxy alone it really makes you think.

What types of other lifeforms that might be out there waiting to be discovered?

l have often looked up into the sky for hours at a time and just wondered what is out there.

l have always believed we are not alone.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Antique Medical Kit

l found this beautiful medical kit in an Antique shop in Northern NSW this week for only $50, not sure how old it is or what it dose but it still has its original business card with it. l am going to do some research to try and find out what it is and it's age if anyone knows what it is let me know...