Archive for September, 2010
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 by Nimesh
“I think a lot of the problems we’ve been experiencing come from the fact that no one embraces the miracle and amazement of the present. So many people — steampunks, fundamentalists, hippies, neocons, anti-immigration advocates — feel like there was a better time to live in. They think the present is degraded, faded, and drab. That our world has lost some sort of “spark” or “basic value system” that, if you so much as skim history, you’ll find was never there. Even during the time of the Greeks, there were masses of people lamenting the passing of some sort of “golden age.” But I’d never go back and live in any other time than teetering on tomorrow; this is the greatest time to be alive.”
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 by Sean
Mark Twain: Hey Tesla, what’s your favorite kind of ship?
Nikola Tesla: Freindship.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 by Christopher
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 by Sean
First one says: A squirt, please.
Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Christopher
Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Sean
The suburbs have been on the tip of a lot of tongues lately. Thanks to Arcade Fire’s top-selling meditation and quasi-revolutionary music video, at least a couple of people are mulling over past and present connections to cookie-cutter houses, pool parties, and strip malls.
While we’re on the subject, I propose that we take greater chances in sprawl. In my experience, developers utilize every last available piece of land to create a grid of profitable properties, but would advocating for more public space and greenery create more cohesive communities? Probably.
Nestled within an otherwise unremarkable lot of middle-class dwellings in the town of Brøndby, Denmark is this gem:
Not only is this patchwork of crop-circlesque mini-communities fetching to extraterrestrial life forms, but it’s a reminder that we’re human after all. We prefer progress to stagnation; we’re unflagging in our desire for space, freedom, and spontaneous games of frisbee golf. Three cheers for circular thinking.
Sunday, September 12th, 2010 by Christopher
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by Zach Hunsaker
Video taken from the Latitude Arts and Music Festival in Suffolk.
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 by Christopher
Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Collin Tiegs
In an effort to sell a few more POÄNG chairs Ikea recently released 100 cats into one of its UK stores. Then they proceeded to film the results and package it into a well-shot, feel-good commercial.
Bonus behind the scenes footage here.
Double bonus, this classic Spike Jonze Ikea ad.