Category Archives: Art, Creativity, Design

The Giant Compass at Quezon Memorial Circle

Did you know that the colored floor tiles of the main fountain at the Quezon Memorial Circle form a giant compass?

The Giant Compass at Quezon Memorial Circle

The Giant Compass at Quezon Memorial Circle

We were there just last Saturday, but did not know this yet.

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Taken with http://cinemagr.am

Apparently, what we dinosaurs basically know as, “animated gifs” are now referred to as, “cinemagraphs”. Well okay, Wikipedia says cinemagraphs are, “still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs”.

A couple of days ago, I got Cinemagram – a $1.99 app that allows you to create cinemagraphs in a few easy steps. Although the app sometimes crashes on my son’s iPod touch 4G, it’s still fun to play around with.

The resulting still photos with subtle movements remind me of those moving portraits/photos in the Harry Potter movies. Here are the first few cinemagraphs we’ve published:

Smile!

Smile!

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Ninja/Samurai Sword/Katana Umbrella

The rain falls softly.
The samurai draws his sword.
Look, an umbrella.

Ninja Samurai Sword Katana Handle Umbrella

I am now equipped to fight the rain. Thanks to Cley.

Check out the campy and fun product description below (copied word-for-word):

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