Romain Laurent

December 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Delightfully surreal photos by Romain Laurent.

 

 



The Mobile Egg House

December 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

In an attempt to save money on rent Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect in Beijing has constructed a mobile egg-shaped home from bamboo, wood and grass seed.

He moved the house steps away from his office where he would stay until midnight before going to sleep inside the “egg”. There’s only one bed, a water tank and a lamp inside the house.

“I feel good living here though it’s simple, and a bit cold sometimes, what important for me, is – it saves me a lot of money!” Dai told a reporter.

 

 



Tape Lamp

December 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Nostalgia has come a long way. The Tape Lamp designed by Denis Krylov and Andrei Hakhovich out of San Francisco is a minimalist cube of plexiglass with laser cut slots containing 100 cassette tapes. The tapes are real and can be wound left or right to customize the look of the lamp. Now for sale via Etsy. (via dornob)

 

 



East Campus Roller Coaster 2010: The Reverse Cowgirl

December 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This September students from MIT built a vertical wooden roller coaster from scratch. What happened to drinking beer and playing video games?

Rush 2010 featured EC’s first fully vertical wooden roller coaster track. The Reverse Cowgirl, designed by Mike Nawrot ’12 and Romain Teil ’11 dropped its riders vertically, then turned them face down as they skimmed 2 feet above the ground, face down and strapped with their backs to the cart, before bringing them back to vertical upside-down.

From what I can gather this appears to be part of an annual coaster tradition that is only vaguely documented online. Additional photos here. (via make)

 

 



The World by Paula Scher

December 11, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The World is a new painting by Paula Scher that is available as a 16-panel set or as a full image over at 20×200.

The World is a painting about information overload. It depicts the world as swirling information that is always changing, often inaccurate, while somewhat illuminating. It is expressionistic information.

You can purchase the full set of 16 prints, or order single panels that will be selected at random and shipped to you. A full one-third of the proceeds will benefit Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

 

 



Eskmo: We Got More

December 11, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Fun new video for We Got More by Eskmo off of Ninja Tune. Kind of has a modern Terry Gilliam animation feel to it that I really dig. (via hirngerechte gestaltung)

 

 



Girl Talk Visualized

December 10, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Extraordinary music visualization work by Tiffany Farrant for FastCo. This graphic unlocks the musical DNA of Girl Talk’s latest album All Day as Gregg Gillis mixes literally dozens of songs to create each track. Really fun to follow along with the music if you can.