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The Most Extravagant Bus Ever Built

Now, this is the way to tour a city! Straight out of a Flash Gordon-art-deco-future, this bus was designed by French coachbuilder Currus and built by Citroen for a Paris tour operator. It debuted in the city in 1950. But this is only the first of a collection of awesome bus designs that have graced [...]

Car Dashboards as Works of Art

“QUANTUM SHOT” #774 Link – article by Avi Abrams This article appears simultaneously on Dark Roasted Blend and on “Out of Order” magazine – a Yale University print and online publication that curates innovative and bold fashion, art, music and film for the university set Visual Caffeine: Exploring Art and Architecture [...]

Heavy Bombardment of the Moon

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Heavy Bombardment of the Moon This NASA video is called the “Evolution of the Moon”, but we think that “heavy, brutal, merciless bombardment” will be better way to describe the epic cataclysmic events that shaped our Moon in the distant past. Link Today’s pictures & links: The Edge of the World Beachy Head cliff, [...]

Super-Precise Automatic Musical Instrument

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Super-Precise Automatic Musical Instrument You may have seen this fake (3D animated) automated instrument before, made by Animusic way back in 2001 – click here. Now you can see the actual “Pipe Dream” real instrument in action! It’s been brought to life by Intel, and plays real music with real [...]

Tamara de Lempicka’s Spock and Uhura

Tamara de Lempicka is my favorite Art Deco painter, so this image inspired by her work makes me happy. It was composed by deviantART user lymanalpha. Link -via Comics Alliance

The Coolest Gadgets, Modern and Retro.

“QUANTUM SHOT” #728Link – article by Avi Abrams I invented a ground-breaking device in my sleep last night. Sadly, I forgot everything about it. This happens to the best of us. We are lucky, however, that many historical inventors and outstanding engineers woke up right in time and sketched the details of their invention before it evaporated [...]

Coolest Gadgets, Modern and Retro.

“QUANTUM SHOT” #728Link – article by Avi Abrams I invented a ground-breaking device in my sleep tonight. Sadly, I forgot everything about it. This happens to the best of us. We are lucky, however, that many historical inventors and outstanding engineers woke up right in time and sketched the details of their invention before it evaporated into [...]

The Trinity Building, New York

Feast your eyes on some fantastic old architecture in New York City. The Trinity Building was built in 1904-1907. It is flanked by the U.S. Realty Building, constructed at the same time (making them the original “twin towers”) and the older Trinity Church, rebuilt in 1800. The Trinity Building has classic Art Deco detailing that [...]

Art Deco Skyscraper of the Week: Trinity Building, New York

“QUANTUM SHOT” #727Link – article by Avi Abrams Where is this stupendous architecture when you need it? Sorry folks, they do not build them like this any more. These imposing structures with all the look and atmosphere of a superhero’s (or a supervillain’s) headquarters now exist in a time warp, dwarfed by lifeless and faceless obelisks of [...]

Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb!

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb! This is Ueli Steck’s record speed solo climb of the the Eiger’s radical North Face (from the film “Swiss Machine”, created by Sender Films). He did it in just… 2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds: Link Today’s pictures & links: Sprawling Monster This is Ferrari World: the newest Abu [...]