Tech and Design
These solar panels make alien flower art at night. Austin, what you
Seattle has a couple of abandoned big box stores. Other parts of the
country have more. Many of them have clear or translucent roofs.
Here’s a proposal to reuse those spaces for food production. Instead
of buying consumer goods made in China we would be able to buy food
I think I like the picture of the little girl with her bug catcher
pendant more than the object itself. I know several sprogs who would
love one of these portable biology labs though.
Silly is a good thing early in the morning. I don’t drink bagged tea
but I’d fall off my chair giggling if one of these decorated tea bags
appeared in my cup.
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A mixed up set of pictures today.
From Shanghai, Maleonn creates elaborate sets and costumes for his, I
like the term used in the blurb, fables. This series of circus
performers carries an almost cinematic overtone. Click through to his
website for much more.
From Russia, more gentle, apocalyptic-cartoon illustration. Anton Semenov.
Brandon Bloomaert (Germany) builds creatures from waste paper and then
stages scenes that remind one of old vacation snaps.
A very different looking almost stencilesque set of illustrations from
the French designer Maloo. A couple are NSFW.
A series of stills from the movie Metropolis along with a nice summary
of the movie’s style cues.
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Misc Cultural Bits
Too sweet. Life size Candyland game being built in Lombard St.
The impossible Cool brings us Bud Ekins. The guy who jumped the bike
in the Great Escape. (look him up in wikipedia)
Finally, why can’t my school trips have ended with all the nasty girls
getting eaten by a crocodile? Revenge by paper automaton.