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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!

(original unknown)


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


Metal Accessories

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.

(original unknown)


You art is... er, leaking

Wondrous fresh ideas by Markus Hofer... See his site.


Spiral Trance

(image via)


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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

re popping popcorn with cellphones - see http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2008/06/orville-redenba.html

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the popcorn cell phone trick is a fake viral video ad. Old news.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lite Mate looks like one of the bizarre typewriters from Naked Lunch...

Blogger Ben Dusinberre said...

Pretty sure that cat in a SCUBA suit was from an ad for kitty litter.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site- full of very interesting things!! love the posting on "The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth"



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