June 9, 2011

Best Video I've Seen in a While

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April 25, 2011

Bike Messengers × CSS Art Direction

While I wait for my H+Sons to arrive so I can finally post pictures of my new ride, Wired has a nicely executed HTML5/CSS online(-only?) article on bike messengers’ relationship with technology. I initally thought the neat inset images were background divs with chunky borders, but they’re actually just absolutely-positioned; the red arrow graphics are background images. (I also mistook the quotes for Knockout; turns out they’re in Tandelle.) via Prolly



By Mike Joos / via Fixed and What

By Mike Joos / via Fixed and What

What could he possibly be riding towards but more cookies?

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April 20, 2011

Why Weiwei?





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April 14, 2011





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April 11, 2011



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February 18, 2011

Best Rendering Ever


Brooklyn’s own Interboro Partners just won MoMA / PS1′s annual Young Architects Program competition with “Holding Pattern.”

Many more (traditional) renderings at Interboro Partners (via Designboom, which actually has better pictures).

See also: Rob Walker on ‘Scalies’

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February 17, 2011

More Filler




It gets serious after the jump…
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February 14, 2011

Newsflash / Metronomy Remix


Radiohead (my favorite band by some modern metrics) have just announced their eighth full-length album, The King of Limbs, slated for digital release on Saturday, February 19th and physical (and possibly metaphysical, lest the $39-worth of packaging is actually printed on newsprint) release on Monday, May 9th.


I can only assume this is a portrait of Thom & Stanley Donwood

The name of the new album relates to an oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, thought to be around 1,000 years old. The forest lies around three miles away from Tottenham House, a listed country house where Radiohead recorded part of ‘In Rainbows’.

The tree is a pollarded oak, referring to an ancient technique for harvesting timber for fencing and firewood. The phrase also appears in the 23rd chapter of the Qu’ran.

NME.com / via mark


News about “that nonconformist British band” aside, here’s a Metronomy remix of Diplo (from the excellent Ninjatune XX compilation).

» Diplo (Feat. Sandra Melody) – Newsflash (Metronomy Remix) (4:34) – 7.1MB mp3 @ 207kbps

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February 12, 2011

Go BIG, Go Home

There are many more pictures, etc., on BIG.DK (pun intended?) and Designboom, plus a three-pager on the Danish wunderkind / starchitect NYMag.


Higher math.

Of course, I must admit I was somewhat skeptical of BIG’s waste treatment plant-turned-ski slope.


In the future, every building will be a ski slope.

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February 4, 2011

Beijing Sim City

Reprise: YACHT – Psychic City (Classixx Remix) (4:13) – 4.2MB mp3 @ 128kbps

Explore Beijing from the comfort of your living room with Baidu’s 3D maps:

I used to live in the future...

I used to live in the future...

I can only assume that Google is still reticulating splines for NYC…

The map ends a few short blocks from Rem Koolhaas' CCTV building...

The map ends a few short blocks from Rem Koolhaas' CCTV building...

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