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A site of original and unoriginal content meant to entertain and inform. Out of Sight is edited by JJ O'Donoghue and William Hilderbrandt.

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If this site had to be summed up in one word and a preceding parenthetical phrase, then it would be (hopefully) entertaining. Think of it as an archive of some of the most interesting articles, videos, photography, and miscellany that JJ and William find online.

Presently the two have hopes of expanding the site to include some of their own work, and when they do just watch the hilarity ensue.

In the meantime please leave comments on posts - whether you like or dislike - and make suggestions as to what you want to see more of. For some of you it's more tits and ass, for others you prefer men with beards, and for one of you (you know who I am talking about) it's all about jam.

one more thing on out of sight

Out of sight is Will and JJ's attempt to get noticed and invited on daytime TV or any Fox TV show. Before out of sight, there was rich and creamy, a hugely popular blog for spammers who wanted to sell us penis enhancing products. They were wasting their time.

But to stick to the augmentation analogy, out of sight at its best is a brain enhancing website. That's a radical statement guys.

What you'll find on the site is a ménage à trois of humour, skepticism, intelligence and titilation. We really enjoy comments and recommendations and we hope to build up a community of followers so that we then add a subscription wall and take on the Financial Times or Playboy. Or just get jobs with them.

who is this stud william?

William lives in Paris. At the start of 2009 he left London and all his friends and his bad job to come to France, where he hardly speaks the language, to be with his girlfriend. Officially he is very happy to finally be living with her but occasionally he does get nostalgic for London.

He grew up in the US - Oklahoma (please do not hum the musical!) - and studied philosophy before going to London for a Master's in journalism. His work has not been published by the best in the industry, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Mother Jones, McSweeney's, and many, many more.

Currently he is freelancing at radio and TV gigs, slowly acquiring technical skills he hopes he can eventually use to make documentary and feature films that one day will not be produced by some of the world's best film studios.

who is this wise guy jj?

Quite early on in life JJ discovered that he was a fabricator. In 2006 his mum and dad invited him to leave their home in Cork, Ireland and head for London, where he now resides, to shake up the city. He cycles hard, drinks hard and blogs harder. You get the picture.

Currently he's alive, and, like most people his age he's 29. He longs for the day Japan get's moved right next to Ireland, and that Cork wins the world series in hurling. More than anything else he want's a book deal. Failing that a decent sandwich with French mustard, mayonnaise and Ballymaloe relish in it.

7 August 09

LPCoverLover has to be one of the best websites I never knew was in existence. Does that make sense? Besides having a kick-ass name, there’s a huge stew of brilliant record covers. The categories covered take in Asian Pop, Gay, Funeral, Fruit Cake and Guns. Who ever is responsble for LPCoverLover is possibly a genius.

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21 July 09

The light lane is an interesting innovation in cycle safety. Two beams of light are emited on either side of the bicycle, both running parallel to the cyclist. As one person pointed out on YouTube, it would give cars overtaking a better idea of how close they are to the cyclist. As to the overall visibility of cyclists at night, I am not sure it helps hugely. However, this type of thinking helps.

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16 July 09
Feeling kind of bookish are we? Via Etsy. [Thanks, Aine]

Feeling kind of bookish are we? Via Etsy. [Thanks, Aine]

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28 June 09

Take one giant Slinky and turn it into a seat. This is the rather misfortunately named ‘Flexible Love’ chair - I am not sure if you can actually sit on it, since it’s not shown in the demonstration, but it’s pretty mad.

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23 June 09
This advert for Orangina makes absolutely no sense. How did it make it past the pitch? Carl’s just told me that the iamges are all over le metro in Paris, or they were at some stage. I read in AdWeek that the idea behind the ads is to give sex appeal to animals, which I assume comes from drinking Orangina. Ban it, I say, for the adverts alone. And the taste too.
Via: bozzlog:suyhnc:swisserswatter:w33d
ふ、ふ、ふくしまさん!

This advert for Orangina makes absolutely no sense. How did it make it past the pitch? Carl’s just told me that the iamges are all over le metro in Paris, or they were at some stage. I read in AdWeek that the idea behind the ads is to give sex appeal to animals, which I assume comes from drinking Orangina. Ban it, I say, for the adverts alone. And the taste too.

Via: bozzlog:suyhnc:swisserswatter:w33d

ふ、ふ、ふくしまさん!
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Posted: 3:57 PM
I do like this - the evolution of online journalism.

I do like this - the evolution of online journalism.

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22 June 09
As so often happens with contemporary art you quickly arrive at the conclusion that you could have done that. Well with iartistlondon, you can. That is if the art in question is Hirst, Banksy or Emin. Granted it’s not original, but that’s hardly the point with contemporary art. This cheeky internet start-up has put together a DIY package to create Hirsts’ ostentatious piece of bling For the Love of God. Without even a hint of irony, from the iartistlondon website:

For the Love of God is an amazing piece by Damien Hirst that consists  of a platinum cast of a human skull encrusted with 8.601 diamonds including a  massive pear- shaped one on the forehead. It cost 14 million pounds to produce.  This is the ultimate contemporary piece of art that everyone wants to display in  their home.

As so often happens with contemporary art you quickly arrive at the conclusion that you could have done that. Well with iartistlondon, you can. That is if the art in question is Hirst, Banksy or Emin. Granted it’s not original, but that’s hardly the point with contemporary art. This cheeky internet start-up has put together a DIY package to create Hirsts’ ostentatious piece of bling For the Love of God. Without even a hint of irony, from the iartistlondon website:

For the Love of God is an amazing piece by Damien Hirst that consists of a platinum cast of a human skull encrusted with 8.601 diamonds including a massive pear- shaped one on the forehead. It cost 14 million pounds to produce. This is the ultimate contemporary piece of art that everyone wants to display in their home.

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11 June 09
HTML nerds and web designers will love this. In a macabre sort of way.
thinkupstudio:

gkojaxlabo:

new-akiba:

inut:

konishiroku:

kml:

dondequiera:

pixelchicken:
Life of a geek.





2008-10-03

HTML nerds and web designers will love this. In a macabre sort of way.

thinkupstudio:

gkojaxlabo:

new-akiba:

inut:

konishiroku:

kml:

dondequiera:

pixelchicken:

Life of a geek.
2008-10-03

Reblogged: thinkupstudio

Tags: design death
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10 June 09
The future of farming is… vertical, as imagined by Vincent Callebut Architects. Don’t know why we need to go up, when there’s plenty of land about. Nonetheless it’s interesting to look at. More pics of the ‘dragonfly farm’ over at designboom.

The future of farming is… vertical, as imagined by Vincent Callebut Architects. Don’t know why we need to go up, when there’s plenty of land about. Nonetheless it’s interesting to look at. More pics of the ‘dragonfly farm’ over at designboom.

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2 June 09
You’re never too old to be stylish, but no matter what the age, some people just try too hard. Coming straight out of the Sartorialist’s blog-school here comes a sartorial blog dedicated to older fashionistas, called Advanced Style, based, of course, in New York. Mostly visual yawn, apart from the peach above.

You’re never too old to be stylish, but no matter what the age, some people just try too hard. Coming straight out of the Sartorialist’s blog-school here comes a sartorial blog dedicated to older fashionistas, called Advanced Style, based, of course, in New York. Mostly visual yawn, apart from the peach above.

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Posted: 11:45 AM
Dinner and alocohol aren’t the only things you can get out of a can. No sir. You can get also your clothes from a can - Fabrican. This technology has been in operation for a few years and it allows you to spray your clothes on to your body. No idea what it would be like to wear, but it reminds me of the time I woke up late for a meeting, opened a can of beans and threw them on my (Adonis-like) torso. More information over on Fabrican. [Thanks, Aine!]

Dinner and alocohol aren’t the only things you can get out of a can. No sir. You can get also your clothes from a can - Fabrican. This technology has been in operation for a few years and it allows you to spray your clothes on to your body. No idea what it would be like to wear, but it reminds me of the time I woke up late for a meeting, opened a can of beans and threw them on my (Adonis-like) torso. More information over on Fabrican. [Thanks, Aine!]

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29 May 09
Fashion photography from Philip Toledano over on Behance. Some beautiful photos and models. I don’t think the extras do much for the gallery shots.

Fashion photography from Philip Toledano over on Behance. Some beautiful photos and models. I don’t think the extras do much for the gallery shots.

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27 May 09
The June 1 cover of The New Yorker features a painting of a New York scene created from an iPhone app called Brushes. It was e-painted by Jorge Colombo. Geeks everywhere are ecstatic that such an old world institution like The New Yorker “gets it.” It’s unlikely that this cover will be remembered except for how it was created. More iPhone painting from Colombo over at The Guardian.

The June 1 cover of The New Yorker features a painting of a New York scene created from an iPhone app called Brushes. It was e-painted by Jorge Colombo. Geeks everywhere are ecstatic that such an old world institution like The New Yorker “gets it.” It’s unlikely that this cover will be remembered except for how it was created. More iPhone painting from Colombo over at The Guardian.

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26 May 09
One of a series of proposal posters designed for the London 2012 Olympics by Alan Clarke. Clean and simple. More here.

One of a series of proposal posters designed for the London 2012 Olympics by Alan Clarke. Clean and simple. More here.

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22 May 09
The Infrastructurist has a guide to interchanges and exchanges with some wonderful pictures. Above is the Spahgetti Bowl. The picture of the Bowl alone would induce a heart attack on my mother. More engineering feats over at the Infrastructurist.
Update: Ben, my colleague, tells me this spaghetti juntcion is located in Birmingham, UK.

The Infrastructurist has a guide to interchanges and exchanges with some wonderful pictures. Above is the Spahgetti Bowl. The picture of the Bowl alone would induce a heart attack on my mother. More engineering feats over at the Infrastructurist.

Update: Ben, my colleague, tells me this spaghetti juntcion is located in Birmingham, UK.

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh