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Coney Island Boardwalk Transforms Into Building Material. When the New York City parks department started using concrete and synthetic lumber three years ago to replace sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk — that symbol of summer, receptacle of dropped ice cream cones and witness to roller coaster romance — the move prompted outrage from preservationists.

Coney Island Boardwalk Transforms Into Building Material

Unintentionally, the city had begun an engaging tale of reinvention. Discarded wood from the boardwalk, reclaimed from trash bins and salvage yards, has spread from the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the Pacific, emerging in places like museums and hideaways in Southern California. The wood has quietly appeared in New York, too: in a rooftop farm in Queens, at a public pool in Brooklyn, in a coffee bar in Greenwich Village. Perhaps the grandest Eliza Doolittle transformation, though, has been in Philadelphia, at the sleek new home for the art galleries of the Barnes Foundation. In lieu of a plaque, museum officials often walk around and tell patrons the story of the wood. Mr. Ms. Stainless Steel Tile at Design For Less. TOZIER - Luxury Modern Architecture, Luxury Organic Architecture, Exotic Architecture, Carbon Fiber Furniture, Ultramodern Architecture, Supermodern Architecture, Freeform Architecture, Extreme Home Architect.

Pythagorean cup. Cross section Cross section of a Pythagorean cup.

Pythagorean cup

A Pythagorean cup (also known as a Pythagoras cup, a Greedy Cup or a Tantalus cup) is a form of drinking cup that forces its user to imbibe only in moderation. Credited to Pythagoras of Samos, it allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If he fills the cup only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If he exhibits gluttony, however, the cup spills its entire contents out of the bottom (onto the lap of the immodest drinker).[1] Form and function[edit] A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it – giving it a shape like a Bundt pan in the center of the cup. When the cup is filled, liquid rises through the second pipe up to the chamber at the top of the central column, following Pascal's principle of communicating vessels. Common occurrences[edit] A Pythagorean cup sold in Crete A Pythagorean cup sold in Samos See also[edit] References[edit] Modular Dish Drainer & Yanko Design.

Modular Dish Drainer Miss Brayshaw may be a kooky designer but her Verte Drain is even kookier.

Modular Dish Drainer & Yanko Design

The modular system allows you to only have the components that best work for you, be it a dish rack, tumbler holder, flatware drainer – whatever floats your boat. The system is compact, perfect for small kitchens and it looks like it might work well. The only strange thing I can’t get over is the dish rack which looks too much like something out of a human anatomy book. Designer: Sarah Brayshaw. 10 Most Inappropriate Office Items. Automata News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. A lyre, maybe, not what most people today are going to think of as a harp; the hands are held wrong to be playing a harp.

Automata News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9

Well, maybe a tiny one, strummed, but the music is picking out notes, so that doesn't work either. (My wife bought her first harp on our second date. When she decided to get serious about the instrument we spent a lot of time driving around so she could play lot of different ones before she decided on what to buy. Naturally, she ended up buying the first one we looked at... I will play the video for her when she gets home, and see what she thinks.) Automata News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. An Amazing Tattoo Artist - Peter Aursich. Peter Aurisch, a tattoo artist based out of Berlin, Germany, creates amazing one of a kind works of art that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

An Amazing Tattoo Artist - Peter Aursich

Each piece mirrors Peter’s signature style, merging a whimsical aesthetic with an overall edgy and visually enticing demeanor. His tattoos are exploding with creativity, as he intermingles a vast array of subjects and figures into his works, somehow they all come together to create an overall brilliant cohesive design. Want to see more? Be sure to check out his Facebook page to view his extensive collection.

35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets. Japanese manhole covers. 24 Oct 2007 Here are a few links to photo collections of Japanese manhole covers. - Okachin Manhole Cover Gallery: This collection of 1,000+ manhole cover photos is organized by prefecture.

Japanese manhole covers

Use the links on the left side of the page to navigate the site. - Flickr Pool -- Japanese Manhole Covers: Over 400 great photos here. - Design Manhole Collection: To use this interactive map, click a prefecture and then click the town names in the grid on the following page to display the manholes for that area. . - Manhole Map: This interactive map by the Journal of Sewerage Monthly contains hundreds of photos organized by prefecture and town.

. - Kyoto Manhole Covers: The Kyoto prefecture website has several dozen photos of manhole covers used in towns around the prefecture. . - Manhole Blog: Lots of manhole cover photos from northern Japan. . - Manhole Box: Six pages of manhole cover photos. - Google image search for Manhole/ Manhole cover/ Design manhole: Lots more here. Neonflames. WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson. Origami Peper Plane. Design Seeds&: For All Who Love Color. #ededed #e8dcca #b08a61 #66503c #6b636a #aba2a4 Find The Palettes You Love seasoned tones posted 04.27.14 comments 1 geode tones posted 04.25.14 comments 0 sponsored links culinary color posted 04.25.14 comments 1 geode brights posted 04.22.14 comments 0 dried tones posted 04.14.14 comments 3 bundled hues posted 04.09.14 comments 1 nature hues posted 03.07.14 comments 0 color comfort posted 12.01.13 comments 2 bountiful tones posted 11.28.13 comments 1 thanksgiving hues posted 11.28.13 comments 2 pear tones posted 11.25.13 comments 5 breakfast hues posted 11.24.13 comments 3 next page >>> ShareThis Copy and Paste.

Ians Shoelace Site - Shoe Lacing Methods. Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume. These are very beautiful drawings!

Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume

Although I am sad to see Belle looking so unlike herself. On a different note: I’d love to know what the reference was for the period costuming for each Princess. Given what I know about the stories, a lot of these seem a little inaccurate time period wise (I have no idea about the costumes other than that they look gorgeous): - As far as I know, the German “Snow White” was published in 1812 with the rest of the Grimm’s collected works; even her supposed ‘real’ influence lived in the 18th century. Earlier versions do exist, but with very significant differences, since this the Disney (and thus, Grimm) version we’re talking about, it seems odd to use the style of a much earlier period. - In reference to another comment: women of the Powhatan nation usually wore kneelength skirts, but oftentimes did not wear shirts at all (although higher status women did use deerskin to cover up, so Pocahontas may have done so too) .

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10 Totally Cool Placemats

Table Setting Placemat There's a little trick for figuring out which fork to use when eating at a fancy dinner party; start from the outside and work your way in. That's all fine and good while you're dining, but what if you're the one setting the table? The Table Setting Diagram Placemat guides you to create the perfect place setting every time… or if your guests aren't too pretentious and have a good sense of humor you can just leave it out. PopMat Placemats These PopMat Placemats with little pop-up designs are SO delightfully adorable. Arcade Game Placemats Handmade in Italy. Beach Stone Placemats A great addition to your beach house. Fiber Optics Placemats The latest development in fiber optics fabric has enabled the ambient glowing fabric to be incorporated into the furniture industry.

Egg Placemats Tonky limited edition: Felt Sunny Side Egg Placemats Mac Folder Placemats Digital Placemat. Manga farming. Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee & Yanko Design. Bento Box Kinda Like Voltron Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee.

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee & Yanko Design

It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit.Features Laptop with 15″ OLED screen11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressionsSolar powered lithium-ion battery1TB SSD drive Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee The Fujitsu branding is evident and rightly so, the concept is a part of the Fujitsu Design Award that is organized by Designboom.

21st Century Folk Art: Foreclosure Quilts. From 1999 to 2004, I worked for a private urban planning firm designing New Urbanist neighborhoods throughout the US.

21st Century Folk Art: Foreclosure Quilts

In 2007, as foreclosures began to occur I questioned my work. Did I add to this in some way? I was aware early on that these foreclosures were just the beginning of something bigger yet I felt alone when I mentioned it. Few agreed with me or seemed concerned.It was important to me to present the whole story in a way that would captivate people’s attention and make a memorable statement. Making quilts seemed an ironic solution. 12 Creative Napkin Holders. A humorously designed napkin holder, with a brave matador on one side and a raging bull on the other, with napkins (preferably red!) Instead of the red cloth. The cool Dripping Napkin Holder from Artori Design is the one napkin holder that you'll actually want to put on display. Just place different colored napkins in this unique metal napkin holder and the drip-shaped laser cuts create a fun illusion. Use red napkins for dripping blood, green for slime, blue for water, black for oil, white for, hmm, glue.

So cute! Her name is Servietta and she is a napkin holder made in Switzerland sometime in the 1950s. This little guy holds your napkins, gets laughs every time, and will brighten the table for you and those around. An original use of a national symbol that is both simple and elegant. The fun and functional Buddy paper napkin holder by Alan Wisniewski, for Umbra, keeps napkins handy and tidy in the kitchen, at the bar or on the table. Perfect for the beach cottage look. McDonald's Food Mummy Art Show by Ben Campbell. The project is to fund and enhance an art show featuring a wide variety of work created with and inspired by McDonald's Food. Conceptually, the reason behind the show is to comically highlight the parallels between Ancient Egypt, McDonald's Food, and Modern Society. Some of the more interesting pieces include a hamburger that is over a year old and a life sized mummy made of McDonald's food.

Also I would like to incorporate different cultures based off of different fast foods like Taco Bell Aztecs, Pizza Hut Pompeii, and scurvy Pirates made from Long John Silver's. A short explanation of the reasoning behind the show is as follows. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Currently I have two McDonald's food mummies completed and would like to make many more.

Just in case some of you are unsure or on the fence about supporting this project, I'll talk a bit more about myself and what I would hope to accomplish with this and more in the future. Thanks for your time, -Ben. 10 Amazing Book-Art Pieces. They're still books – only a bit changed. All these books were transformed into visual art, but still they're books. American artist and mathematician with a strange name, Robert The, has made bizarre creations from books for many years. His art works are stored in many private collections and are exhibited in modern museums. Create human forms from books, this is what Nick Georgiou does. Art comes from the "death" of books with the arrival of e-books and other digital media. Created by Wim Botha, who was born in 1974, graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1996, and currently lives in Cape Town.

The artist Matej Krén has done numerous such book sculptures. More amazing book-art by Robert The. A book of lights is both a book and a lamp. Commissioned by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art, Danish architect, Olafur Eliasson, made this beautiful book, with 454 laser-cut leaves, which shows a cross section of his own house in Copenhagen. Another work of Nick Georgiou's. Bradford and West Yorkshire - Features - Crate crazy in Castleford! Graffiti Analysis. - StumbleUpon. See . Saw on the Behance Network. - StumbleUpon. The eyeballing game. This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids.

This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12. If you liked this you’ll also enjoy Roman Ondak’s Room of Heights and Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s helium-filled kinetic drawing sculpture.

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. BIGADDICT - StumbleUpon. Inside the ultimate subway graffiti project. 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - Year 2011. - StumbleUpon. David Mach Creates “The Devil” Out of Matchsticks. Sets It On Fire. Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around. A Controversial Installation at the University of Wyoming. Mountains of Books Become Mountains. Wabi-sabi. Shooting Challenge Steel Wool 2. Page corner bookmarks. 33 Ways To Stay Creative. G A L L E R Y. Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks. Ct_1440.jpg (1440×900) Everything but the Paper Cut: Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper.

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