Friday, 31 July 2009

All Work and no play.

Some various pix from and around our trip to Molvena and Bassano del Grappa in Italy to see our friends at Diesel. Ciao.
More *here*

More Mental bikes likes

More crazy Japanese bikes. These are from Japanese bike makers: SHUKUNO-RINTENDO. Between 1996 and 1998 they produced a special series of power assited bicycles, 2 of them were the Fire Trick Bob and the Water Trick Bob. The Fire Trick Bob had a small turbine which produced 4.4 horsepower of thrust. The water and air tanks of the Water Trick Bob could generate enough thrust for 50 meters. There were also a propeller powered version and an electric version. Although i don't think I'd be willing to put my trust in these nutty looking contraptions, they do look great!

via Today and Tomorrow.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


Object of Sound

lovely objects whose form is governed by a recording of someone saying what it is.. each one different depending on who says the word..
watch more here

Monday, 27 July 2009

Super staircase

Beautiful staircase design, constructed from 10mm thick sheet metal, by HŠH architects

Monday, 20 July 2009

Walkin' on the moon. Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

[Make sure you click on the image for hi -res versions].

It's 40 years to the day since Neil Armstrong and his band of merry spacetronauts boldly went where none of had been before, in what was arguably one of mankind's greatest technological achievements. These images are taken from NASA's Book 'Apollo: 'Through the Eyes of the Astronauts'commemorating the event, and are both wonderfully nostalgic and beautifully futuristic. Hats off.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

This Charming man.

Saw this show a while back at Redchurch Street for First Thursday. Definitely one of the better shows we've seen along there - to the extent that some work was actually purchased. Accolade indeed. ( Kevin, Murray and Kate French spotted on Vid @ 1:23!). Just reminded about it after seeing it again on Wooster Collective.
More here


DASH SNOW. (1981 - July 13, 2009)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

YouTube Soothe Sampler.

Although not an entirely new idea (sampling youtube vids: check guy's stuff out) this is a lovely piece of work. Called In Bb 2.0 it's a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users.

The videos can be played simultaneously -- the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders. The end result is a beautiful etherial bit of music reminiscent of Fridge. Personally i'd like to see the idea taken further - perhaps into a motion activated installation but it works pretty well and will undoubtedly have you snoozing in no time.
Have a play

Found at Lost in E Minor


This past Saturday, an entire apartment building in Shanghai collapsed. To be fair, the building was under construction and thus unoccupied, but it's still a minor miracle that there was only one fatality.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

IAM1 x INSA from Protein® TV on Vimeo.

Previous Brinkworth collaborator and infamous London-based artist Insa, has been commissioned by Nike for the next leg of the European Nike IAM1 Journey which this time is in London. Next Friday is the opening of “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places” at 1948 in London. Make sure you watch the video!
Thanks to Today and Tomorrow for the heads up.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Syd Mead Concepts

space age concept cars for US Steel by illustrator Syd Mead. Taken from the promotional book entitled" Concepts" published in 1961

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Tom Dixon Offcut Stool

British designer Tom Dixon has designed two new stools - the smaller of which is produced from the off-cuts of the larger stool - that will be launched at the first Tom Dixon store, due to open this September in west London.

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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne

On at the Roundhouse in August, more details here

Residential Reservoirs

Another of our current projects on site are these vast concrete reservoirs nestling in the heart of Kent, which are being transformed in to two luxury houses for two independent clients. The steel structure on the upper level will be a glazed pavilion looking out over the rolling country side. Due for completion February '10.

See more pix *here*.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The rolling jet.

The Dodge Challenger Vapor. Half car, half stealth bomber. Nice.

Hidden london

Site Records
SiteName: Camden Catacombs
Beneath Camden Lock Market
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1
OS Grid Ref: TQ286841
Subbrit site visit 1987 [Source: Nick Catford]

Photo:Horse Tunnel
Photo by Nick Catford
An interesting complex of tunnels and vaults are to be found close to the Roundhouse at Camden. The Camden Catacombs, as they have become known are owned by Railtrack and the only access now is a tunnel entrance alongside the main line.

Photo:Entrance labyrinth
Photo by Nick Catford
They were built in the 19th Century as stables for horses and pit ponies that were used to shunt railway wagons. The tunnels run under the Euston mainline, under the goods depot at Primrose Hill, beneath Gilbeys Bonded
Warehouse on the Regents Canal and under Camden Lock Market. Their route can be traced from the distinctive cast-iron grilles set at regular intervals into the road surface; originally the only source of light for the horses below.

Photo:Warehouse Basement
Photo by Nick Catford
The network of tunnels also includes an underground canal basin and this is clearly visible, close to Camden Lock where the towpath is carried across it on a bridge. The tunnels also gave access to the basements of a number of Victorian Warehouses but most of these and sections of the tunnel network were lost during a major redevelopment of the area in the 1980's.

Friday, 3 July 2009

micro mini skate ramp mission

Remember this? Well, we've now installed it on our roof - with the help of Ben, some rope and a few beers. More *here*