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The Man with the Golden Gun – James Bond

October 27, 2010

The Man with the Golden Gun – James Bond

So this is how the last energy crisis looked, in spy fiction anyway. The James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun, 1974, which unfortunately starred Roger Moore rather than Sean Connery, revolves around the capture of an innovative solar energy device funded by the villain Scaramanga and coveted by MI5, which desires the world-dominating powers it confers for itself.

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Vancouver, if Tokyo doesn’t want the Nakagin Capsule Tower, let’s ship it over here.

July 10, 2009

Vancouver, if Tokyo doesn’t want the Nakagin Capsule Tower, let’s ship it over here.

It shouldn’t be that difficult; it comes apart. The owner residents of Tokyo’s famous Nakagin Capsule Tower have voted to demolish it and rebuild a “modern” tower on the same location, which is now a valuable property adjacent to the Ginza district.

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Roger Tallon’s helicoid spiral staircase

June 27, 2009

Roger Tallon’s helicoid spiral staircase

This disassemblable spiral staircase by French industrial designer Roger Tallon is, not surprisingly, in the design collection of the MOMA. It is both ingenious in engineering terms and beautiful.

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The Standard Hotel in New York

June 5, 2009

The Standard Hotel in New York

Tip! Thanks to the recession, NYC hotel room rates are way down, and if you can also take advantage of a new hotel’s soft launch prices – the new Standard Hotel is sort of open while they iron out the bugs – you can get an amazing deal for a week in New York.

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Joe Colombo

April 24, 2009

Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo, 1930 – 1971, a prolific Italian architect, designer, artist and filmmaker, produced a substantial, instantly recognizable body of work before dying far too young at 41.

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