(photo by Charles Franklin, rendering by Michael Doyle)
Rob Walker, he of the NYT's Consumed
column and also last year's profile of BB in Fast Company
, is co-founder of a fascinating and provocative group in New Orleans called the Hypothetical Development Organization. According to Rob, the group "dreams up absurd uses for abandoned buildings" to create new urban fictions about the future built environment. They then create large real estate-style large signs advertising the re-imagined properties. I love their slogan: "You won't 'believe' our plans." The Organization has a gallery show of their artifacts, titled "Implausible Futures for Unpopular Places," opening April 7 at NOLA's Gallery Du Mois.
Hypothetical Development Organization
"Implausible Futures For Unpopular Places" at Gallery Du Mois" (Facebook)
With a movie as good as Logan, Honest Trailers had to enlist Deadpool himself to help them make fun of it.
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Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]