Sunday, October 31, 2010

Submerged town on Google Maps

"Villa Epecuen in Argentina was traditionally a town famed for its saltwater lake, with many tourists flocking to the village to test out its healing properties. However in 1985 it was completely flooded when the lake overflowed and covered half the town. The aftermath reveals the powerful and devastating effect water can have." You can see lots of photos here, and here's the town on Google Maps.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Raiders of the Lost Ark comic strip

Part of a comic strip print following the plot of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's on sale for $20 here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lincoln Logs "were invented by John Lloyd Wright, second son of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright"

"The mold for the toy was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the inventor's father."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Geodesic Home model by Buckminster Fuller

"Pease Woodworking Company was licensed by Fuller to manufacture prefabricated geodesic dome buildings. This model was a salesman sample for a structure marketed as a home." It sold at auction for $7,500.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bowling alley dentist ad

Bowling alley dentist ad by Dentsu.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Cigar guy revealed: Global phenomenon is a (rather embarrassed) City analyst who lives at home with his mum and dad "

It all started with an extraordinary photograph, some say one of the best sports pictures ever taken.

Captured by The Mail on Sunday’s Mark Pain, it showed Tiger Woods fluffing a chip at the Ryder Cup – his ball heading straight towards the camera lens.

If that wasn’t remarkable enough, there was another arresting element to the image. Standing behind Woods was a wide-eyed spectator smoking a fat cigar and wearing a Groucho Marx moustache and ginger wig.

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Miami Police Department Thinks Jay-Z Looks Like a Gangbanger"

The department's website is currently featuring a large mural-esque banner depicting five tough-looking characters, including one holding a bat and one throwing up a gang sign, and the plea: "Report Gang Activity".

By our estimation, forty percent of the gang's population is Jay-Z.

Downloadable Batman mask

Available here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cyborg seal

Scientists are mapping the ocean floor in Antarctica by gluing sensors onto seals' heads.

DKNY Candy Apple

DKNY Candy Apple perfume bottle designed by Laird and Partners.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tilted espresso bar

D'espresso in New York designed by Nemo Workshop. The walls are covered in tiles that have photographs of books printed on them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bunnicula, perhaps?

By Robert Bowen for the Living With Fur exhibition at A Bitchin' Space.

Calvin and Hobbes wallpaper

Calvin and Hobbes by Charles Santoso:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Advertisement for a home security system

How to convince apartment dwellers that their homes weren't safe and that they needed to pay for security systems? Slide a spring-loaded box under their door so they'd think their home had been invaded.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Icy, derelict Lego mansion

Snow-covered, crumbling Lego house by Mike Doyle.

NSFW Medusa illustration

By Britt Wilson for an art show.