touch wood

i am not normally a fan of television commercials.  a team has to be extremely punchy, witty and artistic to move me in any way.  so you will understand my admiration for the precision, dedication and utter genius of this japanese smartphone commerical. the team engineered a massive xylophone to run down the slope of a forest hill. a wooden ball, rolling down the length of said instrument plays Bach’s jesu, joy of man’s desiring! amazing – yes.

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the phone isn’t hard on the eyes either *wink*

Abandoned

I am ashamed to say I abandoned my blog last…
I started a new job and have been working full time and trying to sneak in freelance work in the evenings. So the sometimes zoo was neglected, horribly neglected.  However, neglect can be something quite beautiful and poetic, as these lonely places will testify:

abandoned2an abandoned Wonderland amusement park outside Beijing

abandoned3Holland Island, Chesapeake Bay

abandoned415th century monastery in Black Forest, Germany

abandoned5Maunsell sea forts in England

abandoned6Russian military rocket factory

abandoned7abandoned city of Keelung in Taiwan

abandoned8El hotel del salto in Colombia

abandoned9abandoned fishing hut on a lake in Germany

images via http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Il7Bt

Some pigeons are more equal than others

german artist julius von bismark teamed up with swiss photographer julian charrière in this controversial live art installation: a “pigeon-apparatus” was created for the Venice Architecture Biennial on a city rooftop. When the birds flew into it, they were trapped and airbrushed various colors in non-toxic paint before being released back over the city.”

hating on hipsters

seems the internet is full of hipster-bashing and jokes these days. and who is really surprised, they make it so easy…and funny. although this creature must admit that not all my habits and behaviour are completely hipster-free!

famous robots

how amazing is this “famous robots” poster by illustrator, daniel nyari?

one droid, two droids, red droid, blue droid

my inner-geek could not resist this awesome combination of dr seuss and star wars by illustrator jason peltz! yesssss!

musical chairs…no…musical swings!

this is the reason we need more public installations that celebrate “play” in our lives.  well done to daily tous le jours for creating this amazing musical swing installation in montreal…watch the video at the bottom!