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Archive for August 14th, 2009

I posted about Naming The Beams earlier today, and Carolyn, who works at Dana Farber, commented with this link to a video about it on the website.  Many thanks for getting in touch Carolyn – it’s such a lovely thing to see 🙂

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Deckstools are made by Jason Podlaski from broken skateboard decks, harvested from the streets of Philadelphia.  Each stool is unique, and Jason can also make custom stools from customers’ own decks.

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Via Inhabitat

Check out Bela Borsodi‘s Alphabet Of Unlikely Objects, for WAD magazine.

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Via DudeCraft

Beautifully illustrated tits by Seb Lester at Electrik Sheep 😛

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via NOTCOT

Photographer Grègoire Alexandre’s photograph of this huge origami unicorn has been doing the rounds on the interweb lately – and the rest of his portfolio is equally as stunning.  Check it out 🙂

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via Whorange

Snugbury’s Ice Cream in Cheshire in the UK, has re-imagined the famous London landmark, Big Ben – in straw bale form.  The 70 foot, 20 tonne sculpture, complete with working clock set to GMT,  marks the 150 year anniversary of the real Big Ben, and is just the latest in a yearly series of straw sculptures constructed by the company with the assistance of Mike Harper of Harbook Engineering, to raise money for the Kids Company Charity.

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Via Treehugger

I am so getting this!  Available from Izola.

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Via Freshome

Psychedelic dreamlike knitted art by Sara Applebaum – excellent fun!

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Via Haute*Nature

Aw… this is so amazing 😀

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Every day, children who come to the clinic write their names on sheets of paper and tape them to the windows of the walkway for ironworkers to see. And, every day, the ironworkers paint the names onto I-beams and hoist them into place as they add floors to the new 14-story Yawkey Center for Cancer Care

Over the last month, the ironworkers have painted more than 100 names on the building and emblazoned part of their crane with a likeness of SpongeBob SquarePants. They have also painted a few special messages on the steel, like “Hi Hanna Get Well ASAP :)”
Story from Boston.com

Via BB-Blog

Pawel Grunert‘s SIE43 chair is made from PET bottles on a stainless steel frame.  The bottles can be replaced if and when they begin to show signs of wear or damage.  The chair was designed for ‘Eco Trans Pop’ exhibition of ecological design at the Colombari Gallery in Milan, Italy.

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Via Contemporist


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