You're in the home stretch for the weekend. You haven't crossed that much-desired finish line yet, so in the meantime, check out some of the wonders of design, art, and architecture we found this week.
Behold, the new Bowlus Road Chief—"the sexiest trailer I've ever seen", according to … Read more Read more
Behold, the new
Bowlus Road Chief—"the sexiest trailer I've ever seen", according to the Roadtrippers Kinja blog. It's really beautiful indeed, like a part of an old World War II bomber. And inside it's elegant and simple. I want it to go on a road trip right now. School buses are so much fun. The springy seats, the awkward-to-open windows, the rumbling… Read more Read more
School buses are so much fun. The springy seats, the awkward-to-open windows, the rumbling engine—it all hearkens back to
a time in your life when you were younger, happier and worry-free. But did you ever imagine living in one? Hank Butitta did.
Cleaning sucks, but just be happy you don't have to do it from dizzying heights. New York City's window
washers cleaners have to be some of the ballsiest cleaners out there, and they dangle from buildings everyday like it's nothing. The New York Times took a closer look at their squeegee-ing heroics, and it's… At first glance, we weren't entirely sure what Radiant Soil, a massive installation by… Read more Read more
At first glance, we weren't entirely sure what
Radiant Soil, a massive installation by architect Philip Beesley, actually was. An industrial-sized Lite Brite crossed with a giant set of K'Nex maybe? A sentient being sent here to lord over us? Either way, it's mesmerizing—and we wouldn't mind being beamed up inside of…
Despite some last ditch efforts to
save it, the JFK airport's 1960 Googie-style Pan Am terminal is currently being destroyed. Once an important symbol of tomorrowism, this iconic Worldport™ will soon find itself a pile of retro-futuristic rubble. Before I moved to Los Angeles (almost 2 years ago now) I had never heard the word Googie. In fact,… Read more Read more
Humans have been obsessed with the weather—and how to control it—since the dawn of time. We talk about it constantly. We spend millions of dollars
trying to change it. And, in some cases, we celebrate it—like the eight architects and artists behind these installations. Humans have been trying to control the weather since the day we traded in our spears for shovels.… Read more Read more In case you had dreams of one day building a giant stone fortress atop a towering apartment… Read more Read more
In case you had dreams of one day building a
giant stone fortress atop a towering apartment building without asking anybody's permission or attempting to get the proper permits, let this be a warning to you: eventually, someone's going to ask you to tear it down. That's what's happening to Zhang Lin, a wealthy… This red-sided house, rotting on a quiet street of York, Alabama, was once a symbol of the town’s… Read more Read more
This red-sided house, rotting on a quiet street of York, Alabama, was once a symbol of the town’s struggle with blight. But over the past two years, with the help of the citizens who invited him there, artist
Matthew Mazzotta has disassembled the abandoned structure and rebuilt it—as a tiny home that unfolds into an… In ancient Greek lore, "arkhe" is the concept of origin and the forces underlying life.… Read more Read more
In ancient Greek lore, "arkhe" is the concept of origin and the forces underlying life. Standard philosophical themes to think about in a hair salon, right?
Moriyuki Ochiai Architects designed this salon, ArKhe, in Chiba, Japan to channel water and remind people of the flow of life. Every year, the most luxurious, exotic and expensive cars in the world get together at Monterrey… Read more Read more
Every year, the most luxurious, exotic
andexpensive cars in the world get together at Monterrey Car Week, commonly known as Pebble Beach among fans of all things on wheels. From unique classics to the unveiling of the latest models, these are the awesome cars you'll never have. Here are the highlights so far.
In 1899, the inventor of the telephone set out to solve another problem: The airplane. He failed… Read more Read more
In 1899, the inventor of the telephone set out to solve another problem: The airplane. He failed miserably. Really, really miserably. But this summer, a team of architects and engineers have resurrected his 106-year-old design for a flying machine for a very different purpose: As a model for floating, solar-powered…
Paris-based street artist ABOVE is known for weaving stencil paintings into the surrounding… Read more Read more
Paris-based street artist
ABOVE is known for weaving stencil paintings into the surrounding streetscape to create images that border on optical illusions. Traveling the world to make art that comments on social and political issues, ABOVE keeps an eye out for situations where real world and painted image can interact, …