:Archive Of April 2005:

Friday, April 22, 2005 - 1:36 AM -

  1. Keith Edimer casting giant water lilies. Links to a couple of pics at the bottom.
  2. "A neo-Christian Karaoke machine/computer cathedral with kinetic gargoyles leading an imperial theme song sing along." Wot 'e said. Eddo Stern.
  3. Sarah Sze. I don't know where to begin. There used to be some large images of The Letting Go online. Just amazing. Hit gimage (google image) for more, like this at wcma.org.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 10:47 PM -

Google Maps are the new blogger cat pics.

Satellite image of Philosophers Walk in Toronto

Above the Bloor St entry of the Philosophers Walk behind the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto there is a beautiful dragon lamp that no one notices. It's invisible because when you leave the Walk you're moving into the peopleflow of the busy sidewalk, and as you enter you're making sure there are other people inside so you won't be mugged. You never look up.

Anyone else get vertigo from seeing the north side of buildings in the upper hemisphere? Makes me feel like I'm leaning forward too far. I'm not managing to shake convention.

Another fun sat shot is the new Seattle Public Library. First, I can't find it where it should be, and second, that area is a collage of three different viewing angles. Serious Cubism.

Monday, April 18, 2005 - 4:51 AM -

One of the best ones I got was just listening to two guys who came on their skateboards. "Wait, wait, wait -Come here!" I could hear the other guy still zooming around on his board. "What is this thing?" They put the quarter in, and "Whaaaa... Uhhh.. I, I, aah Whoaaaa-yaaggghh, uunnnnh...ergggghhh." This went on for minutes -no words, just these sound utterances. They couldn't verbalize what they were seeing. An incredible response. I just cracked up and was rolling on the floor.

Good interview with Carl Cheng, maker of the Art Tool.

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 4:44 AM -

  1. Bruno Taut: "If it seems out of place in the present state of the project, this may well mean, not that the colors have been wrongly used, but that the surrounding buildings are unfinished."
  2. Yoshifumi Nakamura on what makes a residence.
  3. Speaking of Shigeru Ban. One, two (and here without the js ca-ca), three.
  4. Don't forget to try other languages. Baumhaus.

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