Some people recycle their trash. Others recycle their trash dumpsters.
David Bell, a developer and president of Macro-Sea, explains his use of garbage dumpsters to create a private rooftop pool and club in the middle of downtown Brooklyn. The idea… was not to create an exclusive party destination but to experiment with underused space and materials, repurposing them with urban renewal in mind. See for yourself:
Andrew Sullivan posted this in a ‘metal health break’ post on his blog today.
“Music Painting” is a genre I hadn’t heard of!
via andrew sullivan
Do you feel bit dorky sporting a bicycle helmet?
I do: an aesthetically dis-pleasing, strictly utilitarian experience. Helmets seemed made to be ripped off as soon as possible.
That was before I purchased my new “Nutcase”. A Portland, Oregon company comes up with stylish helmet alternatives to go with your other cool gear. Gigantic daisies super-imposed on black and white stripes gives my helmet a sturdy but slightly whimsical attitude.
Producer: nutcase helmets
When you ask around, a lot of people will suggest that architecture criticism is about making negative judgments on unwanted tendencies in the built environment, or a part of it.
Solar panels on black and whites helps power onboard equipment. via gas 2.0 [Amy]
Style, function, and safety.
above: lower body shell is constructed of a plastic containing polymers that change color when the temperature of the iron changes.
above: handle pivots downward to release steam from the steam plate.
Designer: Erik Pavon
Francis Bacon at 100.
above: study for portrait II (after the life mask of william blake), 1955
above: head VI, 1949
above: three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion, 1944
[view a slideshow essay on bacon at slate]
Even as other hotel and resort projects conceived and started in better times get scaled back, postponed or canceled, several luxe sites are not slowing down. via marketwatch [CM]
A clip from an upcoming mini documentary, the Draplin Project ( he swears to god ) via from Jess Gibson on Vimeo. thanks carlyn meyer [PR]