Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

Oldest known Neanderthal house found in Ukraine – made from woolly mammoth bones

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Why do discoveries of ancient houses make me so happy? A 44,000 year old Neanderthal bone house has been found near Moldova in Eastern Ukraine. It’s a nearly circular structure made from woolly mammoth bone, and it’s 26 feet wide at its widest point – that’s pretty substantial, the same width as the little church I live in.

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Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time.

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“Aqualta” – New York and Tokyo, after the flood

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Aqualta – New York and Tokyo by Studio Linfors.

Aqualta – a play on Acqua Alta, the increasing high tides flooding Venice – visually explores what a coastal metropolis might feel like a hundred years from now due to rising sea levels.

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Fantasy and utility in Japan

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

While on a design trip to Japan this March, I noticed this contraption in a cooking shop in the Tokyo kitchen supply district. It was a motorbike hung in an industrial hammock of pulleys, canvas and with WWII webbing. Of course.

The next day we came across this ikebana flower arrangement in Matsumoto City.

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