Intricate handmade model of a skate park

French designer FA makes models from scratch, like this cool imaginary skate park titled 1490 - sk8park #01. Read the rest

"Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul" at Sundance 2011

Two years ago, Xeni posted about Skateistan, an innovative skate park in Kabul, Afghanistan. This year's Sundance short film program features a great 9-minute documentary on the park, including brief interviews with the manager and young people who skate there. Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, it contains some pretty shocking images of the damage the war has caused throughout Kabul. It also hints at the possibility for building "the kind of cross-cultural relationships that Afghanistan needs for future stability." Video link. (via SFF) Read the rest