V&A World Beach Project

The V&A in London (Victoria and Albert Museum) along with artist Sue Lawty is hosting the World Beach Project. Anyone and everyone can upload images of patterns made in the beach. As of this posting, there’s 765 photos. They range from rudimentary to campy to elegant. Chicago needs to represent. No photos from the Chicago …

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

I went “walking” around London a few days ago via Google Maps Street View and I came across an interesting storefront about 1 mile west of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Funny thing is that I tried to revisit the location again just now and Street View doesn’t go down that street any more. What first intrigued …

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super duper incredible zoom

The other day I was complaining about Nikon’s digital SLR lineup. I’ve been so disillusioned that I’ve even considered going to the Four Thirds format. Though I’m not sure how incredibly fantastic a semi-compact SLR would be for me. Sure it’d be idea on vacations, but big vacation plans aren’t really in my future. Besides, …

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star trek utopia in 21st century

Stone Towersarchitect: Zaha Hadidlocation: Cairo, Egypt Zaha Hadid’s proposed Stone Towers in Cairo looks like they came straight out of Star Trek and that’s meant as a compliment. It has a certain utopian feel. There’s a bit of spirited discussion in the comments of archdaily’s post. The very first comment nails the Star Trek analogy …

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jesus toy

This Jesus toy would look great in my cubicle. It’s cleverly called “Coming Soon” and is available for purchase from momiji. However, momiji is located in London and the 1.50 to 1.00 conversion brings the total (with shipping) to $35. Ouch. If you happen to be in London any time soon, then stop by TopShop …

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walking around London

After I posted yesterday’s map of where the ancient glass bowl was found, I took a little walk with Google around London. It’s fun using Google Maps to walk around great cities (even though the interface is a little sluggish.) This photo caught my eye. It’s a blonde woman in a red and white dress …

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Tate Modern extension?!

There’s a ton of great memories from my visit to London 4 years ago. One of which was our visit to the Tate Modern. It’s an enormous museum dedicated to modern and postmodern art, great art at that as well. It’s not your typical clich collection of Andy Warhols. I was shocked to see that …

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something really cool in London

Can you believe nowhere on the internet does someone say, “something really cool in London”? Well that ends now! A blogger named Qype found this chocolate tank at Rococo Chocolates on Marylebone High Street in London. And I must say it’s something really cool in London.

slick london bus design

Aston Martin and Foster + Partners won a competition for a new bus design for London, but their bus isn’t as nice as the 2nd place bus by miarro garca, hctor serrano studio and javier esteba (more photos here). Most of the design blogs I check seem to agree and are featuring the garcia/serrano/esteba bus.