Posts Tagged ‘surrealism’

Was It Something I Said

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This new quiz is not going to help my little problem staying away from English comedy panel shows. Not only is this on top of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You and too many others to mention, it’s hosted by David Mitchell and stars the hilarious, nerdy, dreamboatish Richard Ayoade.

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People go on weekends and they drive into the unknown

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Björk.

“You have a pretty, nice dress. Is this the correct order you wear it?”
“I hope not.”

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Spaceship condo

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Spaceship condominium in Guilford, Connecticut, designed by Wil Armster. We need to see more buildings like this, especially in Vancouver, to break up the endless architectural monotony not to mention mediocrity. What we could really use is more small developers and more interesting small developments. We could do with fewer megadevelopers producing non-green, endlessly tall, utterly unlivable and bloody boring towers with their dark, windy streetscapes.

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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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