:Archive Of March 2005:

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 11:39 PM -

  1. Airliner as playground, one and two, at Aviation-Top-Pics.
  2. Airliner as classroom. Bonus curiosity: note the cantilever chairs and two types of folding desk.
  3. Pics of Kengo Kuma's Bamboo House at the Commune by the Great Wall. From this thread in the PushPullBar forum, which looks like somewhere I will get lost in for a very long time.
  4. Interviews at RA Focus: Architecture. Ando and Kuma.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 2:10 AM -

  1. AVRO Triplane in the Featured Aircraft of the Large Model Association.
  2. Eden Flybot, also at the LMA and Ian James Wood.
  3. Freedom Flies.
  4. Mapping UAV safety stats.
  5. Another from Lemonodor. Do follow that last link. Wonderful.
  6. Violin by Arlie Regier. Also here.
  7. Aluminium violin of Alex_E.
  8. Pizza cutters of Frankie Flood. One, and two.
  9. Greg Gehner at Transit Forge.
  10. Kevin Asher at Mindjack.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 4:05 AM -

  1. Kazuo Harada, "the sound of iron" and at the Highway Gallery.
  2. Katharina Fritsch, Rattenkonig. One, two, and three.
  3. Tatsuo Miyajima. Cruddy website, but hard to find better pics.
  4. We need more girbras.
  5. David Opdyke at Roebling Hall. Poke around the nav under his name for more.
  6. Masato Tanaka. Very slow server, so look at this link for a taste.

Friday, March 25, 2005 - 5:14 AM -

  1. Nice touch on a nice Eichler.
  2. A terror of trundles.
  3. The Little Golden Hippopotamus. "Reconstruction of baroque tenement house. Views and sections of front elevation, window and portal." at republika.pl.
  4. Queen of Camera. Hiroshi Araki.
  5. Scroll a bit. Yes, that. A tiny tube amp for iPods by zvex. (Yup, that's a flash intro by mumbleboy. Hit refresh to view the set.)
  6. The Snow Show, Lapland 2004.

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 3:10 AM - (Sleep? Phah!)

  1. What's the lettering on the pulltab rivet for? (Well, heck yeah I think too much about design.)
  2. Ryota Kuwakubo, Bitman. VideoBulb at Cool Hunting. Love his work and I've got to remember to visit more often.
  3. Amir Zaki at the James Harris Gallery. Homepage.
  4. Stephanie Syjuco at the James Harris Gallery. Homepage.
  5. Casey Keeler at the James Harris Gallery.
  6. Banksy rocks.
  7. Is Chris Onstad the top webcomic merchandiser or what? Hotsauce and lip balm.
  8. Ahh, little fluffy clouds. Good times, good times.
  9. "The Commune by the Great Wall is an ambitious attempt to create a distinctive voice for contemporary architecture in China. Ricky Burdett reports." S-l-o-w server, but they have Shigeru Ban.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 4:53 AM -

  1. All right, how many of you have at least one piece of lego on your desk? Hands up. Thought so.
  2. Siren by Greg Johnson, at the Mathews Collection
  3. No information. Random small town car show image.
  4. Burning Man, of course. True americana.
  5. "This ain't no rockabilly car club. We're punk rock goddammit!"
  6. Yes. Yes I do miss the eighties sometimes. Poodle with a Mohawk.
  7. Surgical balloons.
  8. Styling and the Experimental Car. Mute the movie and put Future Sound Of London's Lifeforms on the headphones.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 4:43 AM -

  1. Continuous Casting of Steel: Basic Principles. All right, it's not for everyone, but I've worked in a mill and have had a hard time finding any good online description of the process. It's something to see. And the electric arc furnaces. Those cylinders are enormous carbon electrodes. The steel is melted by lightning in a jug. Supaloud.
  2. boring3d is back. Never been? Then be warned that when you click Archive:High, you will get everything. And it's delicious.
  3. Dewanatron. And at WNYC.
  4. Custom desk for conTEMPorary.
  5. Drivey. Just beautiful. Let run on the other monitor. Kin to Super Mario Clouds.
  6. Ptolemy Hub Cap Creatures. Bigger images over here for those who click twice.
  7. Intense paper models of Yasu Tanaka.
  8. Book shelves of Jim Rosenau.
  9. Tadao Ando birdhouse at Fachhochschule Bochum.
  10. This link is browser crashing madness. Over one hundred large images that are HTML-resized as thumbs, and which often lead to different photographs, or repeats, or nearly but not quite the same image... however it is a really nice building by Tetsuya Ukai to house the chair collection of Tadashi Sendo. Just maybe you should open it in a second browser.

Monday, March 21, 2005 - 5:52 AM -

  1. "To think in terms of entertainment, or even of art, is probably to miss the point. We are building ourselves mirrors that remember - public mirrors that wander around and remember what they've seen. That is a basic magic."
  2. High-resolution scans of the Dymaxion Car Patent Figures.
  3. Oh, but that deserves some high quality photographs. From the galleries of Luftkraft.
  4. Handbook for Acoustic Ecology. I have to remember to find this and other titles by The World Soundscape Project. I had several in the 80s and I want to reconsider them in terms of the environmental recording going on now.
  5. Fridgy, from designboom's kitchen is the heart of the home show. designboom is missing a trick here. They do wonderfully overwhelming collections that beg a short-subscription option. Just click, enter your email, set a couple of radio buttons, and have one to five of the selection URLs sent to you daily until you have seen the entire show.
  6. A farewell to Nest.
  7. Acoustic Environments in Change.
  8. Julian Opie.

Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 2:32 PM -

Man. The way Microsoft treats the web is like Bill Gates pissing in your mouth.

Anyways. My email client crashed and came back corrupted. 60k+ messages, about a third of which are important. I rebuilt around a quarter then noticed that some messages were corrupt along with the organization. Then I stared at things in text editors for a long time to figure a way to merge what'd arrived since my last backup. Days passed. Nick brought wine.

I think I got most of it. A handful of mail is definitely corrupt, and it's very possible I've lost some things I'd rather have kept.

The fun will not stop until morale improves.

Monday, March 14, 2005 - 11:25 PM -

  1. Bella Feldman. War Toys Redux, and more.
  2. Alan Rath, and alanrath.org.
  3. The Obsessive Mouse of Joseph DeLappe.
  4. Pedal crawler at Binkley & Hurst.
  5. An awfully cute Cletrac Model F at cletrac.org, which is full of fine things. Note the running gear of the F. The sponsons are solid, and a chain of rollers runs between them and the tracks.
  6. Cabinet tower.
  7. Upscale low budget at designboom's RE-think + RE-cycle.
  8. Isamu Noguchi slide.

Monday, March 14, 2005 - 1:12 AM -

  1. Because there's just no nice way to say it.
  2. "Because the Site of Reversible Destiny-Yoro Park has many steep slopes, we advise that you wear rubber-heeled shoes." Pictures from rubber-heeled people, and the Site itself.
  3. deco-boco, because they make window shopping fun.
  4. Step-by-step construction of the Doom3 Case Mod. Progress at the home site is at page 17, just so I remember where to come back to check.
  5. Oh such fun. How did I not know of the TheBestCaseSenario till now?
  6. Allen Christian's House of Balls.
  7. "Curl up in this cocoon chair made of metal by Ann Pamintuan of the Gilded Expressions." From the bottom of this page. That, and a 404'd image from Google is all I can find. She really ought to have a website.
  8. May as well add this lovely image from the Library of Congress Eames display.
  9. Metal art at Brandon Kihl Studios.
  10. Automate and any sort of robot that tries to look 'real' just creep the heck out of me for some reason. I quite like mechanical or grotesque or other kinds of fantasy bots. The 'Crash landing' at the bottom of that first page is wonderful.

Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 6:42 PM -

Fukengruven! Tantek Celik has joined the Wasp Steering Committee.

The Wasp is filled to bursting with incredibly talented people and it shouldn't be taken as any sort of a slight to any one of them that I specifically mention Tantek. It's more that I hold Tantek in a rare celebrity-awe that is embarrassing to both of us.

Which is flatly childish, but at my age I need to encourage that aspect more than I do.

Friday, March 11, 2005 - 3:41 PM -

"Goodnight, and may your god go with you." Dave Allen passed away.

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