In 1995, the hydroelectric power plant on the shores of this Tasmanian lake went dark for the final time. It’s remained silent for 20 years since—until this year, when it re-opened with a radically different business model: A hotel.
I've always liked watching home improvement shows because the idea of rebuilding and renovating and creating with your own hands is so interesting to me. But this time lapse of an apartment being completely remodeled is better than any of those TV shows because it scrunches 120 days of work into one video.
It's the sort of pairing that makes no sense, until you think about it: Novelty-record god Doctor Demento and avant-rock pioneer Frank Zappa. Doctor Demento was a guest at the World Science Fiction Covention this past weekend, and he paid tribute to one of his great inspirations.
You'd never guess by looking at that mild-mannered apartment building pictured above that inside would be a convincing replica of the set of Star Trek: Voyager. But that's just what Trekkie Tony Alleyne has done to his studio apartment north of London, creating a bachelor pad where he'll probably never, ever get laid.