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April 16, 2012

Make Me Smile Monday #15

MMSM has now been running on Nokia Connects for three months, a quarter of a year, 15 weeks (thanks for your support and comments) and to celebrate I’m going to do exactly the same as I always do – bring you what’s been making me smile over the last week.

via Nick Gentry

When was the last time you saw a floppy disk? Or used one properly (not as a coaster)? Artist Nick Gentry has taken a boatload of floppy disks and turned them into art by using them as his canvas. Novel, fun, interesting and ‘reflects on the quick pace of technology and how easily we forget what is deemed no longer useful’ (Huffington Post). Not sure about the fancy art gallery language, but the nice painting made me smile.


I’m calling witchcraft on this one. I don’t know how it’s done, so it’s the Devil’s work.

via Gizmodo

It’s got something to do with frequencies of the speaker, the water and the camera’s refresh rate but I still don’t get it. Made me smile though.


A nice coffee table for you now. Made exactly like a Jenga game. What? This makes me smile.

via studio intussen

Such a great idea with sliding storage space or shelves to put your feet up. Literally lots of different combinations that could be used here. Just don’t go stacking the pieces on top, otherwise it will become less of a coffee table and more of a big pile of wood in the middle of the room.


This story of a 9 year-old boy and his dream arcade made me smile (and I’ll admit it, a salty tear did escape my eye, in a happy way).

Nirvan Mullick’s film

Well done, sir, well done. A bright future is surely ahead for this kid.


So I read this and I laughed (out loud). These guys use ‘the natural acidity and electrical tension present in pears, bananas and pineapples to make music’. Then I listened to the ‘tune’ they made and whilst it won’t be featuring in a deadmau5 set any time soon, when you listen, remember that these guys are playing fruit.

That made me smile. While waving an apple to see if it played Beethoven.

(it didn’t)


Quick Grins

Death ray gun for space junk? It’s possible (I dare you to read the article without saying or thinking ‘Pew! Pew! Pew!),

Texting while walking is bad, mkay? Doubly so when the item you’re about to walk into is a large black bear.

These aren’t the droids you are looking for. They’re UFO’s (possibly). Spotted by actual astronauts.


What’s been tickling your fancy this week? Hit us up on Twitter with #MakeMeSmileMonday or let me know in the comments below. Thanks.