Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aiming higher

Excalibur is world's highest climbing wall in Groningen, The Netherlands. (Source.)
And in order to come down, there is this option (however in Brasil, 
Atrações do Beach Park):

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

They have the BEST transport in the world

"They" being Mumbai (former Bombay) in India. BEST stands for Brihanmumbai (Greater Mummbai) Electric Supply & Transport.  

Sunday, February 20, 2011

70-year-old DJ

Granny Bling-Bling.
Perhaps you already know her as DJ Mamy?

Ruth Flowers became a diskjockey at the fantastic age of  70 years. She has already DJ-ed at the Cannes Film festival and is on a tour this spring, visiting for example Germany and Singapore.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Puzzles just got a new dimension...
...and somebody who failed laying the puzzle decided to throw cubes at Abercrombie Lane in Sydney... (Source.)

Home design

This tap IS a (modern) vase.

Perfect even if you do not want to hide how polluted your water  is....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Freezing festivities

The Japanese Sapporo Snow Festival is held for the 62nd time this year, from 7th till 13th of February. It once started with high school students building six snow statues in Odori park; today, it is one of Japan's largest winter events with about two million people that come to watch the hundreds of chilly sculptures every year.

Wonder how many snowflakes and graupels fit into this sculpture?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cool libraries

This is a typical picture of a library: you just feel overwhelmed. (Key words: Oh My God, knowledge, 17-th century, other centuries).
Melk library in Austria.

At Trinity College.

In Babylonian times (or was it when Rome had its peak?) the one and only library contained as much as two books, both of them chained to the walls. Today it is quite the opposite:

A Rainbow library.

Then, there are hyper modern buildings as well as simple wooden arrangements on the countryside... All of them containing books. (More cool libraries found here.)

In Italy.

In Thailand.
And the best part:

Cardiff Public Library.
Kansas City Public Library.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The World at Night

A bunch of photographers have taken many, many photographs at night of the sky and the Milky way. Hence their professional name: TWAN, or The World At Night. It is a very good homepage, explaining the physical phenomenas seen on the many pictures there.

Twilight sky at 3,270 m altitude, Canary Islands.
Note the light from the city below the clouds.
"A very pedagogical picture", to quote a guide I spoke to at a Swedish museum
who included it in the exhibition.

The sun actually moves in the shape of an analemma during one year.

Many of the pictures seem to be inspired by the Daily News on National Geographic's webpage.

Combining design means, new design

The "lampbook" by Takeshi Ishiguro is really like a book full of secrets!