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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Michigan artist/cartographer Jerry Gretzinger has been creating his own fictional world through his nearly half-century mapmaking project. If you love maps as much as I do, you’ll find Jerry’s world mesmerizing. You can support Jerry’s life-long project by visiting his … Continue reading
Five young men of questionable sanity recently attached a thin nylon line between Paris’ twin 400 foot Tours Mercuriales. Then then proceeded to defy death by cavorting on the slackline for this amazing video. You can see more of their … Continue reading
Oosterduinkerke, on the coast of Flanders, is the last place in Europe to see the 500 year-old tradition of commercial fishing by horseback.
Last Sunday’s post included this (above) astonishing photograph, which artfully captures the duality of life in the Big Apple. The photo is from the upcoming exhibition by Stephen Wilkes that will run from September 8 to October 29, 2011 at … Continue reading
An ambitious company called Orbital Technologies has an out of this world plan to put an actual hotel/space station in orbit. The little getaway will be nestled 217 miles above the Earth. A five day stay,including round trip transport, will … Continue reading
That buzzing sound you hear at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport could be a jet taking off. Or maybe it’s coming from the 1.5 million bees that call the airport home. In May, the Chicago Department of Aviation partnered with a … Continue reading
Philly’s award-winning design studio, The Heads of State, is a two man operation run by Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers. After learning their design chops creating posters for Philly bands and music venues, the team has garnered such diverse clients … Continue reading
Orly Airport in Paris is experimenting with virtual boarding agent avatars to assist and inform passengers. The pilot project at Paris’ second airport, just south of the city, began in July, and has so far been met with a mix … Continue reading
Dominic Boudeault shot this wonderful timelapse montage titled Timelapse—The City Limits from late 2010 through early 2011 in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Chicago and New York City.