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January 18, 2007

Hole in the River

Riga

There's a hole in the river! Whew... it's a good thing he's standing on that manhole cover.

(via: English Russia)

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A Big Bright Red Future

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I wouldn't mind visiting this future.

Oh well... don't think that's going to happen any time soon. And I can always visit the Modern Mechanix cover archive, featuring many more of Norman Saunders' fascinating illustrations.

Mm2 And while you're enjoying all the vintage-future-madness, you must drop by the Modern Mechanix blog. I have to admit, I got a little carried away stumbling through their archives. What immense fun!

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Shoe in Mouth

Shoeface

Oh darling, they're absolutely stunning! But do they come in white?

(via: we-make-money-not-art)

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January 10, 2007

Birth and Evolution

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Having been an early Apple Newton adopter, I've been waiting for something like the announcement of yesterday for a long time. Here's some links you might find interesting...

Old Newton T.V. advertisement.
Iphone advertisement at Apple website.

Still curious? Here's some more links...

Early Newton design studies, by Apple.
Apple Newton "Cadillac", by Apple.
Apple Newton "Bic", by Apple.
Newtonmania... sonnyhung's photoset.

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January 09, 2007

Sex Shop Grace

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Suitcase sex shop, Xiamen street market. Below: wax museum figure, Xiamen

Design researcher, Jan Chipchase, travels the furthest corner of the globe for work and pleasure. From Campeche to Hukeng to Kyotera....

Picture_4_1As a skilled photographer, Chipchase seems to enjoy focusing on the odd and often forgotten details of the world. You can see the world through his eyes on his Future Perfect blog.

Another backpack-around-the-world-with-camera source I continue to enjoy is a photo-book called Asia Grace, by Kevin Kelly. This unbelievable resource (with its accompanying website) is simply packed, from end to end, with the most amazing people and places on earth. One would almost swear that Kelly traveled back through ancient history to take some of these shots.

January 9, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 04, 2007

The Bicycle Ballet

This video's an unexpected gem. Performed in what looks like a high school gym, it can best be described as a ballet-on-a-bicycle.

(via: Blue Tea)

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Texas Starbucks

Having been born and raised in Texas, where anyone (even a visiting artist from New York) can inexplicably find himself standing around, shooting a shotgun at a dirt embankment (or a couple of cans), I just couldn't help but post this short video. Emil and Hiri (its creators) jokingly call it a Texas advertising campaign for Starbucks. Weird thing is, I think it might actually work!

While you're at it, you might want to check out this Myst styled walk-through of their apartment!

January 4, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

January 02, 2007

Irrefutable Long Horse Evidence

Longhorseskel

On December 4th, 2006, Skeptic said,

Please provide a picture of a skeleton or some other irrefutable evidence. If you are doing this as a joke, grow up and shut up. Thank you.

Well, Mr. Skeptic, here's your picture, kindly provided by The National Long Horse Museum in Hauteives, France. We long horse believers are quite sure that if you continue to deny this irrefutable long horse proof, you simply don't want to believe.

Unfortunately the skeleton is not in the best of condition. When I asked the Director of the museum to comment on this, he replied, "Vous croyez vraiment ceci? Vous des Américains croire n'importe quoi." I don't really understand French, but I think this roughly translates to,

Is this not a grand and astounding work of nature? You bet it is... so we now share it with you, our dearest Americans; you will always be like brothers and sisters to us (and three cheers for the long horse)!

Note: New! Do all your long horse reading at the dedicated long horse category!

January 2, 2007 | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack