Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru

That's Welsh for "The Wales Millennium Centre." Random facts from Wikipedia:

- The inscription means "In these stones horizons sing."

- The Centre's appeared four times in Doctor Who so far.

- "On November 3rd 2006, a record breaking attempt to gather the most people with the same surname — Jones — took place in the centre, under the show banner Jones Jones Jones, filmed for television by S4C. The record was broken, with 1224 Joneses filling the Donald Gordon Theatre."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bus racing! Holy shit!

God bless the people of Marne, Michigan. Warning: this video is kind of terrifying.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Urban camouflage

Can I just say that I think Kate Moss would look much better as a vending machine? I would pay really good money to see a runway show of these designs.

This is from an article about the designs of Aya Tsukioka. Apparently there's a good deal of anxiety about crime in Tokyo, and something like this would help people who are being followed trick their pursuers.

(Photo by Torin Boyd)

Friday, October 19, 2007

"Chimneys in Banska Stiavnica"

There's a whole exhibit of this weirdness at the Guggenheim right now. Photo by Sergej Protopopov.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Escape from New York part I

Photo by Sam Javanrouh, near Summerhill railway station in Toronto

David Lynch, adman

David Lynch is not a fan of product placement:

But he sure makes one hell of an ad:

And if total disgust leads to a change in behavior, this might be the most effective public service ad ever:

Monday, October 8, 2007

What if church really was like this?

This is a photo from a concert by the French techno band Justice.

Photo by Natalie Kardos for Pitchforkmedia.com

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Incredible Human LCD Screen.

"String of Diamonds"

From Scotiabank's Nuit Blanche in Toronto
Photographer Unknown

Look at those eyebrows!

I'm not putting this video up because I want you to spend 7 and a half minutes watching Korean talk shows (though they are consistently the most watched videos of the day on YouTube). I just want you to admire the woman's eyebrows. From the looks of things -- it's a very hypnotic 7.5 minutes -- she's gotten some bad news but is ready to move forward. Good for her!