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The brightest light in Vancouver is a giant digital billboard! Welcome to Idiocracy!

November 20, 2011

The brightest light in Vancouver is a giant digital billboard! Welcome to Idiocracy!

I took this photo from my dentist’s office late on a dark November afternoon. That bright light in the upper right by the stadium is a giant electronic screen billboard. It’s one of 3 or 4 such billboards ringing Vancouver’s largest stadium, despite the fact that there are Vancouver by-laws forbidding such signs.

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It’s Spring, Let’s Go Outside!

April 11, 2009

It’s Spring, Let’s Go Outside!

These are all, as usual, from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. I love the photo of the little garden house with the abstract geometric painting, above, and the book actually includes plans for it (click at bottom).

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Furniture makers of Middle Earth

April 5, 2009

Furniture makers of Middle Earth

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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Brick screen wall, New Delhi, by Anagram Architects

January 21, 2009

Brick screen wall, New Delhi, by Anagram Architects

This brick screening wall by Anagram Architects, New Delhi, is a reminder of how imaginatively brick can be used. I’m not a fan of brick, and that’s an understatement, but context is everything.

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Houses like spaceships, spaceships like houses

January 11, 2009

Houses like spaceships, spaceships like houses

Bathroom futurism! Excellent circular spaceship thing going on here. I’m not sure about shag rugs in the bathroom, but will boldly go where no one has gone before. Still, how on earth would you clean this room?

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