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June 30, 2008

Face look-alike


My cap!

It is very common for us to see faces in inanimate objects. Faces are such common things in our experience that people can see faces in all sorts of objects. The ability of our brains to recognize non-faces as faces may be a result of our neural architecture, but scientists believe that this may also be a survival strategy. They think that facial recognition, whether inherited or a learned behaviour, may be a critical reason for our evolutionary success story.

>> My set of found faces
>> Let's Face It - A blog of random objects that look like faces
>> Facial Impressions - Flickr Group
>> Lifeless Faces - Flickr Group
>> Found Faces - Flickr Group
>> I Spy a Face - Flickr Group
>> Abstract Faces - Flickr Group
>> I See Faces - Flickr Set

Posted by mehrdad at 02:54 PM | Found Faces | Look-alikes |

June 27, 2008

Singin' in the Rain Look-alike


Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain & Men at Work Sign

>> View larger image

>> Singin' in the Rain video

>> VW GTI Golf Commercial Singin' in the Rain Remix

Posted by mehrdad at 01:24 PM | Look-alikes |

June 18, 2008

The Graffiti Creator


At graffiticreator.net you can create graffiti-styled logotypes in just a few clicks. It's great fun!

Posted by mehrdad at 02:38 PM | Design |

June 17, 2008

Consumer culture


For those of you who haven't seen it yet, The Story of Stuff is worth watching. It is a 20-minute, fast-paced online video that explains the truth about consumer culture. Written by Annie Leonard, the film was produced by Free Range Studios the makers of other socially-minded, web-based films such as Grocery Store Wars.

>> Watch the The Story of Stuff video here

Posted by mehrdad at 01:18 PM | Politics 2008 |

June 16, 2008

Flower in hand


Over the weekend we went flower hunting.
(N.B. No flowers were harmed during the shooting of the photos!)

>> Click here to see the set

Posted by mehrdad at 04:30 PM | Photography |

June 15, 2008



Yesterday's lunch included Salad with Carambola (star fruit).

>> Click here to view the rest

Posted by mehrdad at 02:56 PM | Word of the week |

June 13, 2008

St Jude-on-the-Hill


I took this photo of the interior of the parish Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill with my mobile phone camera. The interior reminds me a bit of Jan Vermeer's or Pieter de Hooch's paintings. In their works the light often enters from a window.

St Jude-on-the-Hill is in the middle of Hampstead Garden Suburb, a model residential community planned by Henrietta Barnett for housing of all social groups, although the atmosphere there today is definitely middle class.

>> Click here to view more photos

Posted by mehrdad at 12:00 PM | Architecture | London | Photography |

June 12, 2008

42-days detention


The UK government's controversial proposal to extend the time a terror suspect could be held without charge to 42 days was passed in the House of Commons with a majority of nine. Does 42 signify something? Perhaps they think they could get the answer to everything. According to Douglas Adams' book HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy the answer is Forty-two.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:37 PM | Politics 2008 |

June 06, 2008




1. Acknowledging a mistake. An exclamation of mild surprise or of apology.


1. Oops
2. Whoops
3. Public's money

The leader of the Conservative Party's Members of the European Parliament has quit that role after he admitted breaking expenses rules.
>> read the news here

Posted by mehrdad at 02:15 PM | Politics 2008 | Word of the week |