Dec 31, 2017

Corinne Vionnet 'Me. Here now'

New photobook by Corinne Vionnet: Me. Here Now.

"Ms. Vionnet is photographing tourists at Sacré-Coeur, the beautiful cathedral at the highest point in Paris. (Photographing up explains the subjects’ repeated camera positions.)

Though it’s a great essay, pictures like this don’t need words to explain why they’re unsettling. We all know our lives are moderated by machines, more and more, with each passing year.

This is indisputable.

It’s gotten to the point that people mainly communicate via the machines, and not IRL. (You know, in the same room, through sound waves emanating from one’s vocal cords.)"

You can buy it here.


Carl Størmer (1872-1957), street photography at its best

Wow! A series of photo's taken with a hidden camera by Carl Størmer (1872-1957), Norway.

You can watch them here (16 pages).

Are you a giver, a taker or a matcher?

TED talk by Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker?

Whatever you are, in a business, you have to protect your givers.

FYI: I'm a disagreeable giver.

Let's move to Peru - I could live there

A modern concrete home in Peru designed by 51-1 Arquitectos.


There's always hope

How silly it may look, but there's always hope. This Greenhouse Helmet is invented and patented in 1986 by Waldemar Anguita (Brooklyn, NY). Yes, patented.

"A principle object of the present invention is to provide a greenhouse helmet designed to contain plants secured within and the helmet worn completely over the head of a person so that the person can breathe in the oxygen given off by the plants.

Another object is to provide a greenhouse helmet that has air filters so that ambient air containing carbon dioxide will be filtered therethrough and mixed with the carbon dioxide breathed out by the person to be used by the plants.

An additional object is to provide a greenhouse helmet that will contain hearing and speaking devices so that the person can hear within and speak out through the helmet.

A further object is to provide a greenhouse helmet that is economical in cost to manufacture.

A still further object is to provide a greenhouse helmet that is simple and easy to use."


The Avengers - 1924

What an awesome costume! Lady Victory defeats the robot menace from Mars.


No, this is not a weird sheep tradition

It's a group called Les Moutons. And they're a part of the Corpus Dance Project. But it's still weird.

WANT: Stranger Things doormat

A definite WANT!


This is the most hilarious Santa fail

It's lame, I know, but I couldn't stop laughing.

Guinness World Records in 2017

1 minute of fame ...

What is it with resolution lists, minimalism, getting things organized??

I did a lot of reading just now about this subject. New Year resolution lists, getting organized, simplify, minimalism, de-clutter. But you know what? Besides the de-clutter thing I get very nervous with all these things.

Am I the only one who probably gets a burn-out or at least is getting very unhappy when you know what's going to happen next?

Everybody has a routine, even me ... I'm not a morning person. I have my 'walk' after waking up during the week, going to work. Coffee, shower (sometimes coffee in the shower), email ... if something happens out of the routine I'm running around like a zombie. But for the rest? I'd rather not have a routing or a list.

Declutter I try and I must agree, it's better. The only nasty thing is after de-clutter I can't find anything anymore.
Lists? The only thing it brings me is stress. Oh f**k I didn't do this ... I''m a loser, I haven't done that!

I'd rather live. Period. And see what happens. Often it's something shitty ... solve it. Sometimes is nice ... enjoy it.

Rectangular houses

Rectangular houses are my kind of houses. I don't mind if it's a dwelling created with sea containers or if it's high end architectural design. These two beauties I found on the interwebs.

The Bridge House By Höweler+Yoon Architecture:


Cocoon Modules and Coco-Mat envision nomadic dwelling with a container house prototype:

Give me 5 of these so I can connect them and I'm happy.


Tesla's electric pick up truck

Elon Musk reveiled Tesla's new electric pick up truck. It looks like a means of transport from a scifi movie!


16th Century map of the world

In 1587, Italian cartographer Urbano Monte completed a world map with a unique perspective. Rather than drawing the Earth on a rectangular sheet, as many maps are displayed today, Monte drew the world on 60 different pages, and left instructions for how they should be displayed as if a viewer were looking down on the globe from the North Pole.

The decorated map depicts a world populated by mythical creatures, including unicorns, centaurs and mermaids.


Dec 30, 2017

Were you able to watch 'Bright'?

I started and couldn't. WTF!!?? Ork, kill an elf, elfcity ... I was watching the start with all question marks floating around my head. Couldn't watch it.

Can one of the 11 million people who did watch it on Netflix tell me what's it about?


The earth is hollow

The earth isn't round, it isn't flat ... it's hollow. Oh, how I love conspiracy theories.

And in the earth lives superior humans: Vikings, and Nazis live in paradise at the center. These residents of the core frequently send UFOs, via holes in the North and South poles, to spy on us surface dwellers in an attempt to prevent a nuclear war.

Want to know more? Click here.

Build this in Amsterdam and I could live here

This is BLOOT’s refurbished ‘house overveen’ in the Netherlands. Beautiful! It's on a sloped terrain ... we have this also in Amsterdam, for example de Vondelstraat. Put it over there and I could live here.

The only minus for me ... the glass floors ... creepy!!!!