The house that flows Forget what you thought you knew about architecture, because this house will blow your mind; the layout of the house, the views and the sheer architectural artistry and imagination which made it come to life. The Wilkinson Residence, designed by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz, is a one of a kind piece of architectural art. Located in Portland, Oregon, this house architecture design and location bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy to evoke the feeling of being in a tree house. I call it, the house that flows. The client asked for a house that not only became a part of the natural landscape but, also addressed the flow of music. This unique design uses a natural wood ceiling which floats on curving laminated wood beams and glass walls. I love how the spaces in this amazing house flow inside and out – One has to actually stroll through the house to capture it’s complexities and it’s connection to the exterior; it seems as if the house almost wraps itself around you.
Flaming Canyon : Canyonlands of the Southwest : Marc Adamus Photography Toroweep Canyon, Arizona Vibrant skies over Toroweep canyon, a remote location in Arizona that overlooks the Colorado River, shown here at sunset. Photo © copyright by Marc Adamus. Prints Available signed print only Select an option: Print Information All of my images are printed on the best archival ink papers, using some of the best printing systems available. Custom matting services are also available. 2008 in photographs (part 2 of 3) 2008 has been an eventful year to say the least - it is difficult to sum up the thousands of stories in just a handful of photographs. That said, I will try to do what I've done with other photo narratives here, and tell a story of 2008 in photographs. It's not the story of 2008, it's certainly not all stories, but as a collection it does show a good portion of what life has been like over the past 12 months. This is a multi-entry story, 120 photographs over three days. Look for part 1 from yesterday and part 3 tomorrow. (40 photos total) Imam Hashim Raza leads mourners in prayer during a funeral for Mohsin Naqvi at al-Fatima Islamic Center in Colonie, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.
Most beautiful websites of 2008 | CrazyLeaf Design Blog For our first yearly wrap up we want to bring you the best 50 CSS and Flash website designs of 2008 handpicked from our website showcase, CLD Web Gallery. We are looking for contributors We are looking for talented bloggers, that want to promote themselves and their websites by writing articles for our blog. The topics we are interested in are : Graphic Design, Web Design, Flash, Photoshop, Vectorial Graphics, Design Inspiration, Programming, Print Design, Design Resources, photography or just “top 10 articles”.
20 Amazing Examples of Conformal Photography. How do they do thi In this post we highlight 20 Amazing Examples of Conformal Photography. How do they do this? I have read in various places that the images are manipulated with Photoshop, I am not sure. Either way it is in an amazing technique. Definition for Conformal Mapping from Wikipedia: “(mathematics) A mapping, between points of one coordinate system and another, in which the angles of intersection between pairs of curves are preserved”. Eternal Scream Double Spiral It might be conformal, it sure is ugly The Fear Inside of Me is Just Me Riefler clock_mathmapped Impossible Bookcase In the Room The George in Rye courtyard Noodle Bowl, Droste Style Clock 02 : Time Travel mmlog I am telling you, it is not straight Can I give you a… Infinite Gear Ratio Infinite Giraffe Teapot G35 Wheel Pentinfinite Time Spiral Circular Saw Spiraling Frame Radar Detector Required
Aurora In Iceland Is Getting Stronger | Hossit - Galleries, Funny Pictures, People Pictures In the photo you can see the history of cycles of the Northern Lights, which are growing year by year. Expect that the culmination will be an unforgettable spectacle in 2012. 35-year-old Icelandic photographer Orvar Torgirsson followed by photos of the annual increase in the intensity of the phenomenon. The photos show how bright lights have been this year. Scientists expect that the lights in 2012 will be like a firecracker. It will be called the solar maximum – a period when the magnetic field of the sun at its equator rotates faster than the poles. Solar cycle from one peak to another is 11 years.
Top 36 (plus one NSFW) viral videos of 2008 « TheNextWeb.com Dagan Cohen presenting the list My co-editor Zee reported about it last night, yet co-editors Boris, Patrick and I actually went there: Upload Cinema. A monthly gig in Amsterdam where organizers Barbara de Wijn and Dagan Cohen take web videos to the big screen. It’s sponsored by Amsterdam advertising agency Draftfcb and invitation only, however you can apply for membership here. On Monday, Upload Cinema presented their fine selection of last year’s best viral videos. We were all surprised by the original and sometimes artistic entries. The list 1. [youtube: 2. [youtube: 3. [youtube: 4. [youtube: 5. Watch this utterly pessimistic movie about the Muslim fundamentalists here. 6.Tina Fey as Sarah Palin [youtube: 7. [youtube: 8. [youtube: 9. [youtube: 10. 11. 12. 22 Bricks 13.
8 Most Unfairly Overlooked Movies Of 2008 Let's get something out of the way right off the bat. This is not a list of critically acclaimed indie releases which no one saw because they didn't get any advertising. Those movies may have been skipped by audiences, but most of them are having their names screamed so loudly by critics and awards givers that let's face it, they've had their shot. In Bruges, you're awesome but you're already getting Oscar buzz. This is about movies which people might have been interested in, heck should have been interested in, but for often baffling reasons weren't. City of Ember The air has gone out of the fantasy genre and in a year littered with terrible Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings knockoffs City of Ember dared to be different. Bolt The touching story of a dog's devotion to his little girl master, Bolt made $100 million at the box office, which makes it seem like a lot of people saw it. Choke This was easily the most vile, seedy, morally bankrupt movie of the year.
Love is in the air: Amazing images of clouds from space By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 15:02 GMT, 21 June 2008 This is what earth looks like from above. And the spectacular pictures taken from 200 miles up show there is definitely love in the air. Astronauts on the International Space Station took the snaps while travelling at 17,000 miles per hour during one of its 15 daily orbits. Every day the crew take images of the earth which show the planet in different weather. Enlarge Love is in the air over a Mexican island They show the complex meterological systems from an angle seen by a select few. Images include towering clouds, dust storms, lightening and a host of other meterological occurances. Astronauts are trained to make weather observations from space. Scroll down for more Thunderclouds caught on camera over the US Midwest Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa Every day on the International Space Station astronauts take pictures of the earth below them Simushir I Zavaritzki volcano, in Russia A view only a select few ever get to experience
Top 10 Last.fm Mashups - ReadWriteWeb Last.fm is generally acknowledged to be one of the best web apps of this era - its music recommendation system literally creates a personalized radio station for you. But the now CBS-owned service doesn't get nearly enough credit for its API. We've heard stories about how 90% of Twitter's use comes from its API. Well, Last.fm also has an API that is used by many external services to add value for end users. In this post we list 10 of our favorites, but there are many more of them to explore. Last.fm API Background First some context. At a high level, this is what Tom Coates was refering to last week at Webstock as the Web of data. 1. A very slick Ajax powered search engine that delivers videos, photos, blog entries, albums and other info about a particular music artist. 2. TokyoStage mashs up music charts, Youtube, LastFM, and LyricWiki. 3. 4. musicmesh Lets you explore music derived from audioscrobbler by a graph of album covers, which are sourced from Amazon. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
60 Photoshop Actions for Photo Touch-Ups and Enhancements Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now In the past we have written on Photoshop actions for touchups related to photography enhancements. But it is common for designers to release their actions for free attribution on certain projects. And many of these newer releases are difficult to track down without scouring the Internet for links! Thus I have put together this collection of 55 fantastic new Adobe Photoshop actions for photo enthusiasts. Idiot Actions Faded Sunlight Nothing but Memories Retro Touch Polaroid Generator Cookie Dough Effect Kream Action Vintage II Cool Vintage Nature Summer & Winter Old Series Vintage Actions AFW’s Bluezy Swagger Jagger Color Action Caramel Haze Vintage Pack of 50 Actions Simple Vintage Pink Action Variety Pack Neon Vintage PS Actions Pack AFW’s Vintage Color Colors Five Vintage Pack Spring Mini Actions Vintage Breeze Colored Highlights Vintage Colours in Photoshop Actions Vintage Actions JJ’s Vintage Set Retro Actions Set Bright Vintage Action HDR Tools More PS Vintage
Derecho A shelf cloud along the leading edge of a derecho photographed in Minnesota A derecho (/dəˈreɪtʃoʊ/, də-reh-choh, from Spanish: derecho [deˈɾetʃo], "straight") is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a land-based, fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms. Derechos can carry hurricanic or tornadic force and can deliver torrential rains and perhaps flash floods as well as strong winds. Winds convection-induced take on a bow echo (backward "C") form of squall line, forming in an area of wind divergence in upper levels of the troposphere, within a region of low-level warm air advection and rich low-level moisture. Etymology Development Development of derechos Organized areas of thunderstorm activity reinforce pre-existing frontal zones, and can outrun cold fronts. Derechos are squall lines that are bow- or spearhead-shaped on radar and, thus, also are called bow echoes or spearhead radar echoes. Classification and criteria Location