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dotankdc:

thislandisparkland:

I love this project in Winnipeg by Toronto-based RAW Design where giant, colourful balls made of pool noodles have added some much needed colour into a grey winter environment. They also work to trap warmth so you can dive in and thaw your face. 

It’s silly and weird, sure, but we could use a bit more of that in our public spaces, especially in the winter. 

via The Atlantic Cities

giant koosh balls. awesome.

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— 9 hours ago with 147 notes
adreciclarte:

Tony Cragg - Three Modern Buildings, 1984

adreciclarte:

Tony Cragg - Three Modern Buildings, 1984

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— 1 day ago with 35 notes
fastcompany:

These Algae Farms Cover The Walls Of Buildings And Soak Up Carbon
Walls might be the next frontier for urban farming.

“Micro-organisms like algae are like bacteria—it’s one of those things that in our culture people try to get rid of,” Griffa says. “But algae offer incredible potential because of their very intense photosynthetic activity.” Algae take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while growing. Compared to a tree, micro-algae are about 150 to 200 times more efficient at sucking carbon out of the air.

Read More>

fastcompany:

These Algae Farms Cover The Walls Of Buildings And Soak Up Carbon

Walls might be the next frontier for urban farming.

“Micro-organisms like algae are like bacteria—it’s one of those things that in our culture people try to get rid of,” Griffa says. “But algae offer incredible potential because of their very intense photosynthetic activity.” Algae take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while growing. Compared to a tree, micro-algae are about 150 to 200 times more efficient at sucking carbon out of the air.

Read More>

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— 1 day ago with 473 notes
lemanoosh:

Uncube Hospitalhof in Stuttgart by Lederer


Nice.

lemanoosh:

Uncube Hospitalhof in Stuttgart by Lederer

Nice.

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— 5 days ago with 132 notes
#as noted 
guardian:

Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More
Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space

guardian:

Fan Ho is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, capturing the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. His work shows a love of people combined with unexpected, geometric constructions and a sense of drama heightened by use of smoke and light. More

Approaching Shadow, 1954. Photo: Fan Ho/AO Vertical Art Space

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— 6 days ago with 6494 notes
megazal:

IMG_7650 (via trevor.patt)


Wow that really didn’t work out as well as I thought it would.

megazal:

IMG_7650 (via trevor.patt)

Wow that really didn’t work out as well as I thought it would.

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— 6 days ago with 1048 notes
#a for effort 
sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art


"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

Of course they colored them. But I have to wonder if (and expect that) these are just the base colors trapped in the marble, and the artists did a whole lot more work than the paint particles suggest.

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

Of course they colored them. But I have to wonder if (and expect that) these are just the base colors trapped in the marble, and the artists did a whole lot more work than the paint particles suggest.

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hitchhikerkisses:

HUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG
BLEEEUUUUUGHRRGHUUUUGUUHBL
BLEEEAAAAUGH 
HUUUUUUURRRRRGHBLHBHEBEEEHEEEEEEELLLLHNGG

hitchhikerkisses:

HUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG

BLEEEUUUUUGHRRGHUUUUGUUHBL

BLEEEAAAAUGH 

HUUUUUUURRRRRGHBLHBHEBEEEHEEEEEEELLLLHNGG

(Source: clickzis, via lessermores)

— 1 week ago with 314084 notes
mpdrolet:

Sharon and Roi, Kiryat Malachi, 2005
Ohad Matalon

mpdrolet:

Sharon and Roi, Kiryat Malachi, 2005

Ohad Matalon

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— 1 week ago with 190 notes
openeyedwanderer:

dailyoverview:

10/6/2014
Brighton Pier
Brighton, England, UK
50°48′59″N 0°08′14″W
Brighton Pier, also known as Palace Pier, is constructed off the coast of the English city of Brighton. Extending 1,719 feet (524 meters) into the English Channel, the structure contains numerous restaurants, rides, and roller coasters.
www.overv.eu


Brighton Pier looking a lot more Sci-Fi than it does from ground level!#perspective

openeyedwanderer:

dailyoverview:

10/6/2014

Brighton Pier

Brighton, England, UK

50°48′59″N 0°08′14″W

Brighton Pier, also known as Palace Pier, is constructed off the coast of the English city of Brighton. Extending 1,719 feet (524 meters) into the English Channel, the structure contains numerous restaurants, rides, and roller coasters.

www.overv.eu

Brighton Pier looking a lot more Sci-Fi than it does from ground level!#perspective

— 1 week ago with 109 notes

the-gasoline-station:

Aral Sea’s Agony

Picture/GIF: NASA/The Gasoline Station

Full Sad Story Here

(via seeinglandscapes)

— 2 weeks ago with 137 notes
sale-aholic:

twindalhollow:

blowhan:

potatobeenz:

You get home from a long day at work and turn on the TV. It’s been a long week, so you think to yourself- maybe i’ll take the family to a movie on Saturday. Maybe we’ll even go on a vacation soon! We could visit museums and go to plays and see all sorts of fun attractions. When you turned the TV on, nothing happened. There are no actors to entertain you. When you went to the movie theater, nothing was showing. There were no advertisements to tell you that anything was showing, so you went to the theater to find out. Nothing playing. There is no one to film and create movies for you. Well at least your vacation will be fun, right? Not like there will be any plays to see and there won’t be anything in the art museums. Well at least you have the shack you are living in that you made out of cardboard and sheets. Not like you could find an architect to build you a house with all the money you’re making as an engineer. 

bless

PURE PROPAGANDA. 
They don’t want you to take control of your own image in the POWERFUL MYTHOLOGY OF THE MEDIA.  THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THE ARTS AND MEDIA CONTROLS SOCIETY.  THEY want to dissuade you from entering these powerful fields.
Do the opposite.

All of This.

These fields also clearly share long hours with relatively low pay, at least for the vast majority of the people in them. Good luck paying off that Ivy League architecture degree before retirement, unless you get lucky or your parents do it for you.
The reasons behind that differ from one to the next, but there is a general relationship between the likely low financial reward and the “control” noted by twindalhollow in the post above.
That combination of low personal ROI and potential high social power has the potential to keep the fields’ gatekeepers and dominant practitioners firm elite and independently wealthy.
This isn’t exactly new (or unique), but these fields of study don’t bring the paycheck today that they did fairly recently, and that brings it into sharper relief. Still, imagine trying to survive as one of the highly influential Beaux-Arts competitors of the 1700’s, building only one or two commissions in your lifetime, if you were even lucky enough to win. You had to have wealth to make it.
While industries such as banking rely on family-connected internships to keep the right people in key companies and newcomers out, a prestigious unpaid internship has much the same effect in design. Often followed by a family-financed business venture, just like it’s always been done.

sale-aholic:

twindalhollow:

blowhan:

potatobeenz:

You get home from a long day at work and turn on the TV. It’s been a long week, so you think to yourself- maybe i’ll take the family to a movie on Saturday. Maybe we’ll even go on a vacation soon! We could visit museums and go to plays and see all sorts of fun attractions. 

When you turned the TV on, nothing happened. There are no actors to entertain you. 
When you went to the movie theater, nothing was showing. There were no advertisements to tell you that anything was showing, so you went to the theater to find out. Nothing playing. There is no one to film and create movies for you. Well at least your vacation will be fun, right? Not like there will be any plays to see and there won’t be anything in the art museums. 
Well at least you have the shack you are living in that you made out of cardboard and sheets.

Not like you could find an architect to build you a house with all the money you’re making as an engineer. 

bless

PURE PROPAGANDA. 

They don’t want you to take control of your own image in the POWERFUL MYTHOLOGY OF THE MEDIA.  THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THE ARTS AND MEDIA CONTROLS SOCIETY.  THEY want to dissuade you from entering these powerful fields.

Do the opposite.

All of This.

These fields also clearly share long hours with relatively low pay, at least for the vast majority of the people in them. Good luck paying off that Ivy League architecture degree before retirement, unless you get lucky or your parents do it for you.

The reasons behind that differ from one to the next, but there is a general relationship between the likely low financial reward and the “control” noted by twindalhollow in the post above.

That combination of low personal ROI and potential high social power has the potential to keep the fields’ gatekeepers and dominant practitioners firm elite and independently wealthy.

This isn’t exactly new (or unique), but these fields of study don’t bring the paycheck today that they did fairly recently, and that brings it into sharper relief. Still, imagine trying to survive as one of the highly influential Beaux-Arts competitors of the 1700’s, building only one or two commissions in your lifetime, if you were even lucky enough to win. You had to have wealth to make it.

While industries such as banking rely on family-connected internships to keep the right people in key companies and newcomers out, a prestigious unpaid internship has much the same effect in design. Often followed by a family-financed business venture, just like it’s always been done.

(Source: boyfroend, via bronzekat)

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ilovecharts:

Is this going to be a good project?

Good: “We’re meeting with several firms to find the right fit.”Bad: “We’re holding a blind competition to generate ideas.”

ilovecharts:

Is this going to be a good project?

Good: “We’re meeting with several firms to find the right fit.”
Bad: “We’re holding a blind competition to generate ideas.”

(via other-indoor-sports)

— 2 weeks ago with 1038 notes