#Dramatic #Sky in #Zagreb jus now - #Storm is close. #NoFilter (at Novi Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia)
Kada se oblak ovako spusti na neboder, dobijemo oblakoder, kako komšije kažu. #Skyscraper = #Cloudscraper. B-) (at Utrine, Zagreb)
Comedy website Kind Of Normal has a series of funny and insightful infographics that reveal the truths about our daily routines and habits.
The SIX KINGS.
Snowboarding with Jet Engines
Dreamscience Propulsion’s snowboard thrusters are badass. In testing the results look amazing. 80 miles an hour at top speed so far. There’s no doubt this coupled with a GoPro are going to yield some amazing footage! (and fun naturally..).
Scientific engravings from 1850
by John Philipps Emslie
(via the Wellcome Collection)
Unemori Architects - Small house, Meguro, 2010. Due to the small lot size, each of the five floors is devoted to a single room, with the lower most floor half-submerged below grade. Via, photos (C) Ken Sasajima.
The villa is the all-year-round base in Finland for a four-person family currently living abroad. The site between cliffs and a fairly steep lakeside beach was chosen during the family’s forest walks. The place overlooks a narrow strait and far out to an open expanse of the lake. In accordance with the site conditions, the building is relatively closed off towards the forest while opening up generously in the direction of the lake.
The house is split by an atrium yard and a covered terrace, on one side of which are small bedrooms and the other more generous living spaces. During the summer the floor layout allows for “complete circulation”. Instead of a separate shoreline sauna building, a sauna was built in connection with the house itself. A covered veranda for cooling off after the sauna separates the sauna from the rest of the building.
Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
Callum Russell is a London-based artist who works on hand-cut paper illustrations. His images are characterized by strong contrasts and large shadows areas which design patterns and textures. The subject are usually street scenes, interior of train stations and bridges with silhouettes of passers-by merging in the building shadows. The refined technique produces images which look somehow out-of-time which may echo far away styles and aesthetics like that of Frank Miller comics or of traditional Japanese woodblock printing.
French-Serbian architect Jug Cerovic has standardized international subway maps with INAT, a guideline developed to unify the global metro network with easy to read and memorize charts. Each city’s center is enlarged, to make room for the multiplicity of lines and connecting stations. A standard set of symbols is applied to each map including the line colors, stations, connections and station labeling. Angles are gently curved for a smooth familiar look and linear paths are represented vertically, horizontally, or 45, with no more than 5 bends on their entire length. Highly representative shapes are used for specific ubran features: a ring for Moscow and Paris, a parallelogram for London, and regularly spaced parallel lines for gridded street patterns like new York. All text is labelled in both local and latin characters and are legible on small sized prints for pocket use and suitable for display on a wide array of supports.