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Shimizu Megacity Pyramid

We wrote about Shimizu Megacity Pyramid before (see our article) Now more details of the project emerge in this video - showing the largest man-made structure on Earth, with elaborate transportation system, more than 2 kilometers high:


Today's pictures & links:

Post-Apocalyptic, Post-McDonalds, Russia rises once again

Note the Ronald McDonald's remains:

(image credit: V. V. Kalininski - click to enlarge)

In the meantime, Russian police employs R2D2-like robots:

(image credit: Kommersant)


Do Not Disturb

(original unknown)


Trouble in Paradise

Created by Mauricio Estrella, currently residing in Ecuador. See his gallery.

(art by Mauricio Estrella)



Steampunk + Star Trek; what more do you want? See more Victorian Star Trek wallpapers here.

(image credit: RabbitTooth)


A Chariot with a Steeple

Seen at Rato Machhendranath Festival in Patan, Nepal (celebrating the powers over rain) - this rickety looking wooden structure is moved around for more than a month, resembling at times a weird Christmas tree.

(images via Phil Ji)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Luminous Deep, info - [fantastic animation] - via
Ultimate Abandoned Places Directory - [bookmark]
Art & Mathematics - [galleries]
Demolition Professionals, info - [video collection]
Teddy bears in space - [weird project]
Most Expensive Christmas Trees & Decorations - [design]
Speed-Peel a Potato - [useful video]
Walk on the Moon: Helium Jeans - [fun video]
One really insane ride - [wow video]


"The Light Drop" Lamp

Designed by Rafael Morgan, plus see more creative lamp designs at Freshome page.

(image credit: Rafael Morgan)


Interesting Kazakhstan Architecture

From Almaty "Kazakh Telekom" headquarters and a new monument in Astana:

Here is a closer view of that monument, with a projected building nearby (that looks like a Powerpoint 3D bar chart):

(images via)

But this building is something else... anyone knows where it's located?

UPDATE Ruben says: "This building with the big hole in the facade is a design of the Dutch studio MVRDV. It's called "El Mirador", and it's located in Sanchinarro, close to Madrid." (completed in 2004). Here is a view inside of it:

(image credit: MVRDV)

Think about living there, and keeping your sanity.


The Answer to Everything could be 42, after all

"There is an important sequence of numbers called "the moments of the Riemann zeta function."

Although we know abstractly how to define it, mathematicians have had great difficulty explicitly calculating the numbers in the sequence. We have known since the 1920s that the first two numbers are 1 and 2, but it wasn't until a few years ago that mathematicians conjectured that the third number in the sequence may be 42—a figure greatly significant to those well-versed in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

It would also prove to be significant in confirming the connection between primes and quantum physics. Using the connection, Keating and Snaith not only explained why the answer to life, the universe and the third moment of the Riemann zeta function should be 42, but also provided a formula to predict all the numbers in the sequence."

Read more here


Not Photoshop; Entirely Real

Rock in the shape of pork

A real thing (made out of chunk of jasper), seen at the National Palace Museum, Taiwan:

(image credit: Jeffutv)

...and a Zombie-Hand Mushroom - a real plant from Indonesia (see more images here) with suitably unpleasant smell.

(image credit: Orimath)


Great posters for T4



Buy it here.

(image credit: homewetbar.com)


Eat Well. Prepare for the Holidays.

(image credit: Tonia Cat)


The Secret to Sex Appeal

(image via)


Gifts to get that warm fuzzy feeling

We don't expect much from it, that with economic downturn and all, but still it's nice to offer some DRB-exclusive products (including cool coffee mugs and wall clocks), now with a huge discount:

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Blogger Jiuck said...

building that you are asking for is a Madrid (Spain) Building ^^.

I don't remember where is exactly located, but his inside arcihtecture it is some strange, like the façade.

For example, some flats has a sync on the end of the corridor,

Blogger Rubén Bodewig said...

Hello, the building with the big hole in the facade is a design of the holland architecture studio MVRDV. It´s called "El Mirador", and it´s on the Sanchinarro neighbourhood. Google it and you will found a lot of info.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

about Kazakhstan arhitetury: these buildings are not in Almaty and Astana (the capital). And the first - it's just a monument, and the second - building of the Ministry of Transport.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that helium jeans thing actually plausible? Is that actually directed as a film, or amateurishly shot?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummm i think thoes Terminator Posters are for Terminator 4. not 3.

to be honest i initaily didnt know what version they were up to since T3 was a total stinker. T4 should be heaps better tho Christian Bale should do a pretty good job of it, so long as the script doesnt suk to badly.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The unknown image of the "thing" on the beach is created by an artist under the name "Manicho". You can find his work on DeviantArt.


Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you everybody, I updated the page with all the info.

Blogger Unknown said...

the shimizu mega city pyramid will stand 2km high, that huge!!!


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