The Art World Redefined Through Contemporary Slang A recent article in The Guardian brought attention to Urban Dictionary entries that redefine the giants of literature through contemporary slang. They range from the stupid (JK Rowling: being under the effects of cannabis (J) and ketamine (K)), to the sublime (Kerouac: to wander aimlessly for the giddy thrill). The New York Daily News cited the entries as being a “history of literature as seen by millions of 17-year-olds today,” but as The Guardian points out, some familiarity with the writer’s canon is required to make the quips successful — which means there has to be some literacy at play here.
33 Perfectly Timed Photos You may be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes to take the best shot is being in the right place at the right moment. It doesn’t even matter if you take it with your cell or high-end DSLR. Often, you won’t even notice you made an incredible picture until you come home and transfer your photos to a computer. Show Full Text However, that doesn’t mean you should stop improving your photography skills and just wait for that one and only moment. As a popular saying goes: This no-budget science fiction short looks better than most movies The Good: AMAZING effects and character design! The battle droids actually *looked* like devices built for live combat situations—heavily-armoured, heavily-ARMED, and just...heavy! The Bad: 1) WHEN will people finally drop the completely stupid "careful withdrawal of consciousness from virtual environment" trope? The rig on the interrogator's head is clearly a simple noninvasive magnetic-resonance device stimulating parts of his brain.
Atom Smasher's Error Message Generator Do not link directly to the image! No Hot-Linking! Your link will not work! Marginal Street Lofts / Merge Architects Inc Marginal Street Lofts / Merge Architects Inc Colleen@mergearchitects com Location United States, East Boston, Boston, MA, USA Architect in Charge Design Team Allison Austin, Deb Katz, Parker Lee, Jamie Pelletier Area 12110.0 ft2 Project Year 2015 Photographs Project Architect Anne-Sophie Divenyi Project Manager Amit Oza Contractor Delvecchio Construction Structural Engineer Evan Hankin MEP Consultant BLW Engineers Civil Engineer GPR Inc. Façade Boston Forging & Welding Corp. More SpecsLess Specs From the architect. This new nine-unit residential building occupies a small but unique site on the waterfront in East Boston.
online paint program Flame Painter Gallery Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling."
The Secret Lives of Stormtroopers Ever wonder what your toys do when you're not around watching over them? Star Wars fan and photographer Stefan brings to life his stormtrooper action figures in a series of photos he's taking every day for a year. His stormtroopers are capture on film undergoing dangerous adventures, playing games, hanging out with monkeys and more. Here are some of the best moments in this project. Heineken WOBO: When Beer Met Architecture Heineken WOBO: When Beer Met Architecture A very wise man, Homer Simpson, once described alcohol as “the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” While this may not necessarily be true for all problems, fifty years ago it seemed that beer was going to play a part in solving a housing shortage on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, thanks to a bizarre, yet socially conscious, piece of design.
// The Chic-Type Blog - Nightly (Build 20120718030544) by: Chris Yoon In the past year or so, chalk has become an incredibly powerful medium for illustrators and letterers all over the world. Their creations are both stunning and truly remarkable—especially considering the simplicity of the chosen medium. Seeing the final product is amazing, but watching the process and seeing the talent and detail that goes into each piece is really what takes the cake.
These are 18 of the World's Strangest Buildings These are 18 of the World's Strangest Buildings While there are many ways to stand out from the crowd in the field of architecture, some buildings challenge your expectations so greatly that they can only be described as "bizarre." This list of 18 buildings, compiled by Fly Abu Dhabi, takes a look at some of those exceptionally strange buildings. While several of these examples appear to be "ducks" lifted straight from the pages of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's seminal Learning from Las Vegas, others find their originality in unorthodox curves, flipped orientations and sharp geometries. But all share one thing in common – they're nothing like your everyday buildings. Continue reading for the full graphic list.
How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren. In 1978, Australian ecologists David Holmgren and Bill Mollison coined for the first time the concept of permaculture as a systematic method. For Mollison, "permaculture is the philosophy of working with and not against nature, after a long and thoughtful observation."  Meanwhile, Holmgren defines the term as "those consciously designed landscapes which simulate or mimic the patterns and relationships observed in natural ecosystems."