Oct 6, 2009

Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

History of the Vienna Gas Tanks The Gasometers of Vienna date back to 1896 when Viennese authorities decided it was time to invest in large-scale gas and electric utilities. In just three years, the city built Europe’s largest gas plant (which included the four gasometers) and laid more than 500 km (300 miles) of gas…

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Oct 5, 2009

The Open Concept Shoe – Mojito by Julian Hakes

The Open Concept Shoe – Mojito by Julian Hakes

Architect and product designer Julian Hakes has generated a lot of buzz surrounding his latest shoe design, the Mojito. First seen on Dezeen and then picked up by Gizmodo, this unique shoe concept has sparked much conversation since no photographs have been released showing an actual foot wearing it. Unlike a traditional shoe, the Mojito…

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Oct 2, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – October 2, 2009 | Volume 25

The Friday Shirk Report – October 2, 2009 | Volume 25

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – A valid question. And the answer is yes. – You had me at farting bull sculpture. Madoff is just icing – You think this is impressive? You should…

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Oct 1, 2009

3D INSANITY With Only Four Letters

3D INSANITY With Only Four Letters

I’ve always been fascinated by street art. And before the likes of Banksy and the stencil revolution there was graffiti. And there was one artist that always stood out to me — Mirko Reisser, better known as DAIM. There was something about his style that captivated me. His lettering was so intricate and his perspectives…

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Sep 29, 2009

Hypnotic Time-Lapsed Cinematogrpahy

Hypnotic Time-Lapsed Cinematogrpahy

Timescapes have just released their latest video and it’s a time-lapsed masterpiece. For all of the Luke Skywatchers out there, this is a visual treat as Tom shares his photographs from California’s Yosemite National Park and White Mountains. All images were shot using a Canon 5D2. And yes, that ‘scar’ in the sky that appears…

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Sep 25, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – September 25, 2009 | Volume 24

The Friday Shirk Report – September 25, 2009 | Volume 24

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – A Male Prostitute – It’s official. Facebook status updates will provide entertainment for many years to come – This Warning Sign on a Cigarette Pack is Not Only…

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Sep 22, 2009

What Costs $1.3 Billion, Holds 111,000 people and Has the World’s Biggest TV?

What Costs $1.3 Billion, Holds 111,000 people and Has the World’s Biggest TV?

AP Photo/Brandon Wade Jerry’s World The Dallas Cowboys new stadium of course! First conceived 15 years ago, owner Jerry Jones has finally realized his vision of creating an entertainment Mecca in the city of Arlington, Texas. The stadium will also host College bowl games, major concerts, the 2011 Super Bowl and any…

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