In 1995 Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog (described by Steve Jobs as “Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along”) wrote a book about how buildings adapt to the changing world around them, called How Buildings Learn. Brand also made a 6-part documentary with the same name as his book, which was produced in 1997 by the BBC. Open Culture has posted the series on its website. Music is by Brian Eno.
Last year, McMansion Hell (previously) inaugurated its annual gingerbread McMansion competition, inviting America's bakers to challenge themselves to build the largest, most ostentatious, most ill-conceived McMansion in gingerbread form.
It's hard to believe, but the latest installment of McMansion Hell's (previously) tour through the architectural monstrosities of America's tastleless elites is even better than the previous ones -- possibly that's because in this edition, editor/critic Kate Wagner is visiting Virginia's Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, these being affluent DC suburbs where beltway bandits and other […]
Realistic tiny rooms by Mozu Studios: #誰かの推し作家になりたい ミニチュアやトリックアートを制作しています！ 1、自分の部屋のミニチュア。高2の頃制作。生活感出すのが楽しかった。2、こびとシリーズ第一弾「こびとの階段」。妄想を形にしました。3、第二弾「こびとの旅館」。このスペースみんな好きだよね！？4、描きました。 pic.twitter.com/OYcvRM4Wgn — Mozu (@rokubunnnoichi) October 29, 2019 It’s almost dizzying seeing how far the staircase continues behind the wall: 小人シリーズ第2弾。『小人の階段』 実はこの作品、中に入れます。今作を作った理由の１つは、この映像を撮りたかったからでもあるんです。#mozu_world pic.twitter.com/XYhMlzFHOY — Mozu (@rokubunnnoichi) September 20, 2018 This video shows the creation of a tiny museum with several exhibits: The Mozu Studios webshop is here.
Photoshop is one of the most widely used photo editing tools out there, to the point that it’s the default program designers think of whenever they need work done. Small wonder, too: The flagship software in Adobe’s creative suite is very powerful — if you know how to use it. There is a lot to […]
Bamboo fiber is a relatively new thing in luxury fabrics, but it’s no surprise it’s this snuggly. After all, pandas eat bamboo, and they constantly look comfortable. But seriously: To understand the benefits of real bamboo sheets, you have to spend a night on them. This 4-Piece Luxury 100% Rayon Bamboo Sheet Set is a […]
No chef’s arsenal is complete without a good set of knives. In fact, it’s the first big sign that you’re ready to start cooking meals as opposed to just warming them up. Here are 20 knife sets that any chef would be proud to own, from visually stunning old-world metallurgy to sleek modern cutlery. Mini […]