Thursday, December 02, 2021

Bricks Fall Like Dominoes

They make lovely music as they fall and the kids love it.

Link via Everlasting Blort


This Brazilian animated short was inspired by true events. It is the story of Joseph, a boy who lives in an orphanage and dreams of having a yellow umbrella. It tugs at the heartstrings.

Kunstst├╝k - The Facades Stand Alone

In the past, the faux facades were rare and temporary interventions in urban spaces, but today they have become a part of the city landscape, only being changed from time to time. - Olya Pegova
In Russia, fabric nets used to hide ongoing renovation work on buildings are often printed with patterns which portray the buildings behind them. Artist Olya Pegova sees them as stand-alone architectural objects in a limited timeframe. Her photo series Kunstst├╝k — German for “sleight of hand” or “hocus pocus” — looks at these printed buildings appearing on netting and draped over Russia’s real structures. She has eliminated the real backgrounds and lets the facades stand on their own.

Read more: Calvert Journal

A Coffee Table Fit For Caligula

Once part of the dance floor on one of Roman Emperor Caligula’s pleasure ships, a marble mosaic was recovered from the depths of Lake Nemi in the 1930s, only to disappear again. It resurfaced in 2013 as a coffee table in a Manhattan apartment.

Read the story: Smithsonian Magazine

Polite Baggage

If only cars on roads were as courteous as the suitcases at Changi Airport in Singapore.

Via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Paper Cuts