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Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb!
This is Ueli Steck's record speed solo climb of the the Eiger's radical North Face (from the film "Swiss Machine", created by Sender Films). He did it in just... 2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds:
Today's pictures & links:
This is Ferrari World: the newest Abu Dhabi theme park.
Here's looking at you!
"I spy with my little eye" - this is Tia, the baby mongoose lemur, more info:
The Rich and the Poor: A Line of Constrast
Slums and inequality are on display in Bairro Serra, Belo Horizonte, Brazil:
(see more images here: via)
These Toes Are Still Reaching Out
This is found in the weirdest Hermitage Santa Barbara sculpture garden (more images here):
Check out some of the craziest sculptures ever made in our Sculptural Weirdness article.
Mixed fresh links for today:
Urban Decay: South Bronx in the 1980s - [shocking video]
Spiegel's Interview with Gorbachev - [quite revealing]
People Taking Naps with Objects - [better than it sounds]
Recycled: Steampunk Motorcycles, Old Suitcases - [design]
Amazing Post-it Note Structures - [geek art]
Quite a Character: Richard Francis Burton - [interesting]
The Future is Now: Connected Appliances - [geek tech]
This car knows what you're thinking - [concept auto]
Tough Women Wrestling From Bolivia - [travel]
How to make fire from ice (!) - [wow video]
Mad Bicycle Skills Yet Again, more - [wow video]
Shooting Mosquitos Out of the Sky with Lasers - [wow video, info]
Cruising Sunset Strip in 1964, 1967 - [retro video]
Preventing Toplessness Since 2004: Funny t-Shirts - [fun designs]
How to Earn Money While Traveling - [tips]
Our Father, Who Art in... Kremlin
Perfect Soviet communist youth reading the works of Josef Stalin:
(from "Smena" magazine, 1953)
Vintage Pop Drink Caps (colorful collection)
Read more about this collection here:
Europe and North America Superimposed
There is something powerful about this comparison... For example, you can really appreciate how small (and packed with wonders) Italy, Greece and Switzerland are. And how the whole of England can fit between Calgary and Edmonton (almost). Not to mention mind-numbing distances in Saskatchewan and Manitoba -
(image via Radical Cartography)
Storm Over the Chateau
This is one example when photography ministers to the soul... Highly evocative picture:
(image credit: Dung Hoang, used with permission)
Radical Zeppelin Construction Photography
Truly awesome images invoking the tremendous era of airship exploration and travel:
See more here.
Marilyn done up in layers
Yet another version of iconic Marilyn's pose. This is a sliced metal sculpture by the Korean sculpture Chan Girl Park - more images here.
Hot Smoking Car
Russian lady soldier from World War 2:
The words are in Russian: "Beach", "Sand", "Ocean", etc.
Projects from Extinction
DODOCase designs hardcover book-styled cases for IPads:
This cool California company teamed up with another neat online art project Chirply for a design challenge to create the best-styled hardcover iPad case - details here. "The inside fabric of the DODOcase is your canvas to create something amazing and beautiful"... The prize money are good, and so will be the exposure.
Chirply is a new art project, but already offers some groovy card designs:
Hugh Ferriss in his studio
We featured monumental Art Deco skyscraper visions of Hugh Ferriss before. Now we can see him during the creative process:
In the spirit of the early 1930s, here is some Art Deco, including fantastic stained glass designs by Light Romance Studios:
(left image: 'Metropolis" movie poster, via; right image Light Romance Studios)
Stop Following Me!
Two Rules, eh?
Sewing Machine Head
"Sewing Machine, Kuwait", 1955 - photo by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier:
Weird Pic of the Day: Animal Cruelty
What sort of a sculpture is this?? -
(update: this is work of Tom Otterness)
Robbery Gone Wrong:
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