Friday, February 25, 2011

Google Celebrates Jules Verne's Birthday

Google had an interactive doodle on February 8th to celebrate the 183rd birthday of Jules Verne. It features portholes that spell out "Google" and dials and controls that let you plumb the ocean depths.

Click here for the version that was on their homepage.

Click here for the super-sized version.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

100 Foot Long Narco Sub Nabbed In Columbia

Colombian authorities have captured this 30 meter drug-smuggling submarine in Timbiqui on Feb. 14. Many narco subs run semi-submerged but this one apparently was equipped for underwater operation.

via boing boing

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tim Delaney's Sea Base Alpha

Progress City U.S.A. has posted some great concept art by Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney for EPCOT's Living Seas pavilion. Click here to go to Tim Delany's website.

SONAR Operator's Manual

Have you mislaid your fleet-submarine's SONAR Operator's Manual? No worry, I have found one here.

Tom Scherman's Incredible Nautilus Apartment

Tom Scherman was so enamored with Disney's 1954 film version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea that he redesigned the inside of his apartment to resemble the Nautilus, all the while his landlord was none the wiser. Eventually the truth came out (the landlord didn't actually care) and the apartment gained notoriety. Tom even went on to help design the Nautilus at Disneyland Paris and other Disney attractions.

Tom also did an incredible job documenting the transformation of his apartment. The Disney And More blog has now posted large images of the album of this documentation. Click here to go there!

It looks like the end result was more like a real submarine (cramped and confined) than the Nautilus (which I always imagine as sumptuous and lavish).

Submarine Themed Bathroom

A sub themed bathroom on HGTV's Rate My Space. Pretty nice results and explanations of how it was done. Click here for pictures with captions.

Friday, February 18, 2011