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Super Star: A "Mobile China Town" Skyscraper
Tired of the "same-old" look to China Towns everywhere? Well, this radical cyberpunk concept by MAD Architects brings to extreme the shape of a crystal star 1000 meters high, with simply mind-boggling effect:
They don't say how exactly this skyscraper can be mobile, but you can almost imagine it floating from location to location, gracing lucky cities with its extreme China Town version:
This truly mad (in a good sense) bunch of architects - their studio is based in Bejing - are also responsible for the great-looking skyscrapers, currently under construction in Toronto, Canada and in Guangzhou, China -
Today's pictures & links:
Antique Heavy Weather
Twisters (or sand storm devils?) haunt the riders on this 18th century engraving by Gustave Dore:
Now cut to the modern times...
Photo by Tony Law, National Geographic: An immense funnel-shaped cloud develops over the suburbs of Toronto, Canada...
Money Trees, by Mark Wagner
(image credit: Mark Wagner)
See more absolutely marvelous creations from money bills on artist's page.
SanDisk "Point & Shoot" Film Festival Contest
Video Contest to Award $10,000 and a Free Trip to Las Vegas to the Best Overall Entrant
All you have to do is to create a compelling video taken on consumer point and shoot digital camera, in one of 5 categories: Kid Movies, Pet Movies, Dance, Action or Comedy Movies. One continuous shot, less than 2 minutes in length. Deadline: November 10, 2008.
Check out the contest page for more info.
Underwood Typewriter PC Mod
What's not to love? Its retro look is complemented by the loud obnoxious sound of clanking keys. Just add monitor and a mouse... See the whole process of its construction here.
No Self-Respecting Cat Would Do That!
Prehistoric Rock Art Never Looked So Good
Ketley Crags rock shelter with prehistoric rock art carvings near Chatton, Northumberland, UK. This stunning pic is from National Geographic's recent set of wallpapers, participants of International Photography Contest - photograph by Brian Kerr:
(image credit: Brian Kerr, National Geographic)
Mixed fresh links for today:
Amazing Polar Vehicles - [wow tech]
Japan can make a cute thing out of anything... - [urban art]
Abandoned Vehicles Gallery - [cool pics]
Huge Collection of Vintage Images from Magazines - [vintage]
Velociraptor Survival Quiz - [funny]
More great PC case mods - [geek tech]
Epic Domino Effect - [wow video]
Popping Popcorn with Cellphones - [fake video]
Why some teams can not win - [fun video ad]
Addicted to eBay? - [sponsored]
"Lite Mate": bizarre cuddling companion
Found here, this looks just slightly wrong to our eyes.... but then again maybe we have some alien-phobia we're not aware of.
Design by Francesca Lanzavecchia. Speaking of the bizarre reclining options, here is a blue French Fry sofa:
This design from BCUC can be found among other unique sofas and recliners on this page.
Just landed on your backyard:
A flock of alien bambies!
(image credit: Stephanie Dowell)
To the Heroes of the Martian War! - via
All that does not look very comfortable, but still better than the... absense of shoes, here:
... wear the fish! wear the fish!
Got something on your mind?
Read internet, not books! Your mind will not be so burdened... now, wait a moment here.
You art is... er, leaking
Wondrous fresh ideas by Markus Hofer... See his site.
And finally a couple of images going around the internets right now, which I just can not resist posting:
Accurate pie chart: - via
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