Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Check Out This Wooden Coffee Table That Contains a ‘Playable’ Labyrinth with Moveable Figures!

Designed by artist and cabinetmaker Benjamin Nordsmark, the Labyrinth Table is a minimalist rectangular coffee table that contains a maze underneath a glass top. The piece contains a set of six metal figurines that can be moved with the help of magnetic knobs. For his work on the project Nordsmark won a Silver A’Design Award earlier this year. (via Laughing SquidMy Modern Met)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Comeback Kids Sleater Kinney Rock NYC!

 "As Sleater-Kinney once sang, some things you lose, some things you give away. But as they proved onstage last night in New York, some things are worth fighting to get back. "

We're very proud of these girls in Seattle! Read more in Rolling Stone here! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

School of Rock Opens a New Location in West Seattle! Come Join Amanda Hardy and Meet the Staff For Their Grand Opening on January 31st!

I may seem over excited about a lot of stuff we share about but this is one time that I am truly super stoked for an event, for this kicks off another chapter in the saga of Seattle music and which ever road these young souls choose to follow-be it musical or otherwise, it will always lead back to the day their parents signed them up for School of Rock. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Check Out These Fascinating 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures!

These 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures were designed by John Edmark, and they only animate when filmed under a strobe light or with the help of a camera with an extremely short shutter speed. He shares about the project:
These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.
If you happen to have a 3D printer handy, you can find instructions on how to make these over on Instructables. (via Stellar)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Classic Holiday & Amazing Winter Holiday GIFs

One of my all time favorite movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas 

Classic Mickey Mouse!

Tim Burtons ' Edward Scissorhands '

Rudolph-they never let the poor guy play in any reindeer games! 

I believe this is from Disney-not quite sure which movie

Unknown photographer
So nice to see it, yet not have to get cold!

The Grinch! We all know one!

Classic gold lighted tree, I think Martha Stewart would approve 


Let's see, probably the spring!


I love this cat! So much more fun than Grumpy Cat!

One can always dream

Magical, reminds me of Seattle 

Who can forget this holiday classic?! 

They just don't make villains like they used to


Got Cabin Fever? How To Build The Worlds Easiest Electric Train!

How to Build the Worlds Simplest Electric Train trains magnets electricity batteries
The AmazingScience YouTube channel demonstrates how to build a ridiculously simple electric “train” with the help of a few magnets, a battery, and a copper coil. You can also use the same materials to build a little spinning motor-like contraption. (via Twisted Sifter)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Watch Seattle Thrillers Perform Michael Jackson's Thriller via Free Live Stream

The "Seattle Thrillers"will simultaneously perform Michael Jackson's Thriller dance this Saturday in Occidental Square. The zombies will march to Occidental Park at 2:30 and start dancing at 3:00 p.m. This once-a-year event is not to be missed! But if you can't make it down -- be sure to tune in to our free live stream of the event right here on Xanaland! We'll be on hand and maybe even join in from the sidelines!

If you need a little practice before you go down:

Live Performance Page Here 

Live streaming provided for Xanaland's Shine Music Project  by Seattle's premiere streaming network: