Wednesday, June 30
Reboot for Wonder Woman
In an effort to make Wonder Woman the next DC franchise the company has made some changes. "The new look — with an understated “W” insignia, a midnight blue jacket and a flinty fusion of black tights and boots — is darker than the famed swimsuit-style outfit, and aims to be contemporary, functional.
Given the hope that the character will one day have her own international film franchise (a feature has long been gestating at Warner Entertainment, DC’s parent company), one test of the design was to imagine how it would look standing next to, say, Batman’s politically neutral ensemble. “The original costume was the American flag brought to life,” Mr. Lee said. “This one is a little more universal.”
Tuesday, June 29
Custom Wood Case
A handmade case made of "200-year-old African Blackwood. It is a rare, exclusive material of incredible strength and durability. Ornament of the case – branded Apple made of 18-karat gold on the back panel."
Retail 3,000 USD
What Next...Concept Aircraft
NASA Concorde Concept
"The Supersonic Green Machine, designed by NASA and Lockheed Martin, features a new inverted-V "wing" over the tail section that's meant to both increase energy efficiency and decrease the noise created by a sonic boom."
Monday, June 28
Michel Vaillant is the title of a Belgian comics series created in 1957 by French cartoonist Jean Graton. Michel Vaillant is the main character of the series. "Michel Vaillant is a complete driver and sportsman. He is also able to drive trucks and motorcycles, and practice football, gymnastics, tennis, judo and skiing very well. Michel has many abilities, his courage and his values, his kindness and his physical appearance make him a practically perfect hero, without any flaws."
Why hasn't this property been optioned for a movie? It could be some sort of spy/action thriller
with a handsome Hollywood actor.
Info via Belgian MacGuru
Oscar the Bionic Kitty
"This cute cat is named Oscar. He lost his rear legs in an accident, but thanks to veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick and some bionic leg implants, Oscar can walk again. Here is a video of some of his first steps.
Apparently Fitzpatrick drilled holes into what remained of Oscar's legs and attached the special metal implants we see in the video. They look like little pegs now, but "eventually, Oscar's skin is expected to [grow] over the implants so the prosthetic attachment will become a part of his body."I am not gonna lie. The fact that this vet took the time to do this made me a bit weepy.