Posts Tagged ‘magic’

Furniture makers of Middle Earth

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I find this Todd Merrell Antiques magazine ad weirdly compelling. If you end up at his website (now defunct) it’s like being transported into Middle Earth or the underworld. You might have to retrieve an amulet with the help of a talking dog with eyes as big as saucers or something.

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Street Use – “The street finds its own uses for things.”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

This post is about design in the broadest sense, as a process of problem-solving that leads to interesting and strangely compelling solutions. Above is an improvised streetcleaner in China found on Street Use, a truly fascinating blog about DIY and general inventiveness. In the words of its creator Kevin Kelly:

This site features the ways in which people modify and re-create technology.

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Steampunk

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

 

From left, Deacon Boondini, the Great Gatsby and Giovanni James of the James Gang, a neovaudevillean performance troupe in NYC in full steampunk gear.

I’m not the first to blog about this, but I couldn’t not jump into the fray. Because look at it! It’s the most fantastical thing to have happened in years.

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