Archive | June, 2012

Strangely Awesome Buildings

29 Jun

This post is courtesy of Montonsoup who sent me this link of 50 crazy buildings.  I really want to see some of these in person, I can’t believe they exist!

The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland
The Crooked House

The Ideal Palace in France- this reminds me of a sand castle for some reason.
Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)

Stone House in Portugal-  this reminds me of The Hobbit!
Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

Erwin Wurm: House Attack in Austria

Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
For more pictures and details on these buildings, check out this site.  There are 50 buildings total and they’re all strange but cool!

Do Want- Secret Passage to Narnia

28 Jun

When I was little I used to beg my parents to build a house so we could design it ourselves- and so I could have a secret passage installed with secret rooms.  I’m pretty sure I wanted it to have a kitchen (snacks!), a library (nerd alert!), and a living room.  This is even cooler though, and a dad legit built this for his daughter:

Wardrobe hidden Narnia themed room 2 Wardrobe with a hidden Narnia themed room inside

Wardrobe hidden Narnia themed room 3 Wardrobe with a hidden Narnia themed room inside

I’m so jealous!  Isn’t this the coolest thing ever?

The Most Beautiful Data You’ll Ever See

27 Jun

Has anyone seen the show “America Revealed” on PBS?  It explores the patterns and rhythms that make America work and displays complicated data flows in the most beautiful ways.

This is what America’s internet access looks like:
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This picture is of U.S. job losses
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Here is what Domino’s pizza supply chain looks like- isn’t it hauntingly beautiful?
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And here is the route of a pizza delivery man in Manhattan:
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You can watch episodes of America Revealed (and see more beautiful pictures!)  for free on PBS’s website- http://www.pbs.org/america-revealed/