Watch this one to the end... incredible creation of a balanced pole sculpture (14 enormous sticks), starting from a top (feather) and working "downwards" - a masterpiece by Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster. This is a short film made by Tobias Hutzler:
A wonderful update on the intriguing "Da Vinci: Mars Design" site, dedicated to "design and visual research of the Martian colonization as described by Kim Stanley Robinson in his Mars Trilogy" - this concept artwork by Ludovic Celle (more info):
How about a futuristic cruise ship island? Granted, this is not exactly a brand-new concept, but it still looks pretty neat and radical for our time: a 2002 proposal by the French company Alstom Marine and Parisian architect Jean-Philippe Zoppini. Size? 400m by 300m... 29 floors high... able to accommodate 10,000 passengers:
This cruise ship and hotel combination is also really impressive (left image below). The "mother ship" shown on the right carries smaller vessels - this is a radical design by Fredrik Johansson, more info:
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Another great vintage ad: "Books INSTEAD of Vodka!" - Don't drink vodka, read books (will make a great t-shirt statement).
This is actually a lottery ticket from the 1920s Soviet Russia designed to fight alcoholism.
The "Five Star Stories" Rebooted in Japan!
After a few years hiatus, the truly epic space adventure saga "Five Star Stories" is restarting in the May issue of Newtype magazine! (sorry guys, only Japanese version so far). This magnificent lifework of Mamoru Nagano has been wildly popular in Japan for the past 20 years... and after sampling a few English-translated volumes of this highly-detailed manga, it's easy to see why.
How about this cute "Five Star Stories"-themed coin elephant? -
How to get an extra piece of chocolate... for free
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