Friday, November 26, 2010

Life gets easier

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Zaha's new copulating frog building

Certainly looks like a concrete frog trying to have its way with the sidewalk, to me. Architecture has to be about more than a (pretty?) shape.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paul Rudolph's prefab highrise

Built recently, and not prefabbed, but a nice concept from the sixties, to slot in boxes on a frame.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Melnikov's house during construction

A rare view of Melnikov's 1929 house during construction. Like the fluid Potsdam tower by Mendelsohn, also in brick, construction technology had not caught up with Constructivist and Expressionist dreams.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Crop circles go digital

Martians move into the 21st century.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sick Piggy Bank

Yes it is a real piglet. 12 month delivery, which means they must rear one just for you. And where's the cork, do you think?

The first Ferrari

1947. Here's the engine, above, that utilized mouse trap springs. There are contenders to this throne, though, as the first use of the horse motif was the 1935 Alfa Bimotore, on which Enzo Ferrari worked.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Street address

But where's the gate?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Theo Jansen's amazing walking sculptures
Eerily crab-like and intelligent, but not.