One of the bright sparks behind Jafflechutes – the service that allows you to purchase a jaffle by Paypal and then get it airdropped to you by parachute from atop a tall building, has launched SelfieSketchup.
Send Adam a selfie and you’ll get a sketch back for free – it’s his effort to inject some magic into our narcissism, as the addition of a flying cat to this writer’s selfie illustrates.
“I intend to keep the site going in its current form until: a) I get sick of it, or b) it gets completely out of hand,” says Adam, who also has a blog and the rather excellent project Giftidear, in which he reads an email you send him that’s been sent to you (confidentially, of course), and dreams up the perfect gift for that person.
While Adam is currently the ‘artist in residence’ of SelfieSketchup, he’s interested in creating a seven-day roster of artists from different timezones, “kind of like a virtual sketch sweat shop… but a happy one.”
In the spirit of the project, the artists would need to work for free, but Adam took approximately three minutes out of his day job to knock this sketch up, so it needn’t be time consuming.… Read more
Happy Halloween! Planning a gory get-together? Here’s some handy tips for making your own fake blood and wounds…
How to: make fake blood
Warning: food colouring can stain. Replace the fruit punch cordial with a cup of black coffee to make it darker and more zombie-like.
How to: make a fake wound
Spam and mustard flavour not extreme enough for you? You could always suggest your flavour ideas to the N2 website (they like it, they make it – we’ve got our fingers crossed for our celery ice cream with peanut butter ‘Recess Express’). Or, you could submit your ideas to Time Out on Facebook and if we and N2 like yours the most, we’ll actually get you in the lab to make it. Get moving, ice cream genii.
Submit your flavour now. Entries close October 10.
First the Color Run, then the Glow Run and now the Electric Run. In the latest and glowiest fun run to hit Flemington Racecourse, runners will move through a 5km course pulsing with beats and lights and hit a killer party at the finish line with neon trees, lasers, glowing beach balls and DJs. Along the run, you’ll enter various ‘lands’ that might feature tunnels, glowing lakes, glowing arches, psychedelic cacti and coloured fountains. Runners will get special shirts designed by Neff, plus an LED bracelet, glow necklace and glow sunnies.
Here’s a little teaser video to get you excited.
Hey Melbourne, . In the past week we’ve had more good and bad food news than we can handle.
On the excellent front, we learnt that we were inheriting the amazing Gelato Messina from Sydney. Put your excitement pants on for that. We also got wind of a new ice-it-yourself cupcake shop (123 Cake) in North Melbourne.
In less sky punching news we’ve just been told that Juicy Jay’s Fried Chicken and Crab Shack is moving out of the Public Bar at the end of this weekend. Don’t panic, though. They’re just relocating to some new digs in Richmond, but that won’t happen until summer, so you better go and smash as much fried chicken and crab boil as you can handle between now and Sunday to tide you over.
And in crazy news, remember a few days ago when we likened the Aylesbury’s impending identity change to Mercy Bar‘s recent do-over (it was formerly Virginia Plain until they toned down the fancy in June)? Well, now Mercy Bar has gone and closed completely.
Holy hell indeed.… Read more
If you find a lost phone, it pays not to immediately rip out the SIM card. At least in China. This one time. Look what happened when our mates at Time Out Shanghai ‘lost’ their phone and took the new owners on a wild goose chase. Albeit a VIP-experience-filled wild goose chase. It got us thinking: say we were to lose our mobile phone… would you pick it up and do as we said? Let us know and it might just go missing…