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. 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.
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Cross section Cross section of a 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). Pythagorean cup
Modular Dish Drainer Miss Brayshaw may be a kooky designer but her Verte Drain is even kookier. 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. Modular Dish Drainer & Yanko Design
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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. 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.) 5/08/11 3:43pm
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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. 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. An Amazing Tattoo Artist - Peter Aursich | UDO MAG
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Japanese manhole covers ~ Pink Tentacle 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.
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These are very beautiful drawings! 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. Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume
10 Totally Cool Placemats Moss Placemats Add some woodland whimsy to your table decor with Moss Mossy's homemade place mats! 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.
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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. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone.
From 1999 to 2004, I worked for a private urban planning firm designing New Urbanist neighborhoods throughout the US. 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. 21st Century Folk Art: Foreclosure Quilts
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.
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.
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.
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