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Rare & Wonderful 1950s Space Art

“QUANTUM SHOT” #778 Link – article by Avi Abrams This Art Truly Makes “The Ether Vibrate” It’s been some time since our last Retrofuture Space Art update, and today we are going to treat you to the rarest of the rare, the most spectacular 1950s space art that we could unearth [...]

The Best Street Art of 2011

In a must-see post, Street Art Utopia has rounded up the best works of street art that have been featured on that blog over the past year. Many, like this one by an unknown artist, make use of pre-existing forms with minimal changes to tell stories. Link -via Offbeat Home

5 Most Expensive Beers In The World

Would you pay $100 for a Sam Adams? (You might have to if you go to one of those fancy downtown hipster bars.) This high priced Sam Adams “Utopia” and several other beers will run you over $100 a bottle including the $800 Antarctic Nail Ale. How much would you pay for a high end [...]

4 Utopian Communities That Didn’t Pan Out

Every once in a while, a proud little community will sprout up just to let the world know how Utopia should be run. With chins raised almost as high as ideals, the community marches forth to be an example of perfection. But in most cases, all that harmonious marching gets tripped up pretty quickly. Here [...]

World’s most expensive beer bottle

World’s most expensive beer costs £700 a bottle A London restaurant has brought out a bottle of what is believed to be the world’s most expensive beer, costing £700 a bottle. The 12-litre bottle of Vieille Bon Secours ale has been stored for the last 10 years and has an alcoholic volume of 8 per cent. The beer [...]

Weirdest Cell Phones Ever!

“QUANTUM SHOT” #594Link – Article by Radhika Seth of YankoDesign and A. Abrams Totally Spaced-out Concept Cell Phones No, really, we’ve come a long way, baby (since the early 1900s, that is). Check out this Russian peasant making a call: The good thing about concept design is that you don’t have to worry too much about how the [...]

Strange Geographies: A Utopian Ghost Town in the California Desert

Llano del Rio is one of the most distinctive ghost towns in the United States. Like many Utopian communities, it lasted only a short time — a few hopeful, productive years — before being abandoned. Unlike most, however, it was built to last — its granite foundations sourced from nearby mountain ranges — and, still [...]