Weekend 288.0

(1) These 20 Pictures Of Expo 67 Will Leave You Speechless. There Are No Words (1a) ‘Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future’ (WSJ) (2) As City Cycling Grows, So Does Bike Tax Temptation (3) Horst Brandstätter My Last Meal: The octogenarian head of Playmobil shares lunch at the staff canteen of the company […]

Weekend 286.0

(1) Brompton aims to boost sales in New York (2) Why bike sharing benefits everyone (even if you already own a bike) (3) Masdar: the shifting goalposts of Abu Dhabi’s ambitious eco-city (4) The Tokyo tourist guide (5) Playmobil Xplory Stroller: They say that it’s the little things in life that make us happy and […]

Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 (ISON Edition)

This is a close approximation! (1) Eastern and Western attitudes about life explained in 18 simple infographics Credit: Felicia (2) Drivers Get Rolled: Bicyclists are making unreasonable claims to the road—and winning (2a) Road safety minister to ride Brompton on tour of London’s danger spots (2b) The Safest Suburb In The World Did It By […]

Weekend 279.0 (Post Con/Abridged)

(1) Disney to Release Space Mountain Graphic Novel with Gorgeous Kelley Jones Art (1a) The Guy Who Created Star Tours and Splash Mountain: Disney Legend and former Imagineering executive Tony Baxter shares his wealth of knowledge and experience gained from dreaming up iconic theme park attractions throughout his Disney career. (D23 Member-Only Content) (1b) Souvenir! […]

Weekend 250.0 (Where Orwell meets Nordlinger)

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous — to poetry.” — Thomas Mann (1) The Wall Street Journal is publishing most its newest content behind the pay wall but if you have the means find a copy of A Designer Spin on the ‘Grandma Bike’. You should be subscribing […]

Weekend 245.0 (Son of a Florist II)

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” — Thérèse de Lisieux (1) Playmobil Christmas Scan

Weekend 240.0

(1) Playmobil Collectors Club launches worldwide (1a) The official PLAYMOBIL Collectors Club! (2) A Day Alone With Other People (WSJ)

Weekend 214.0 (Almost)

(1) The scan is from The Art of the The Secret World of Arrietty. I can’t scan the entire book BUT will add the abandoned gazebo (not tea house) in the garden that was featured in the final shot of the film. (1a) A Dollhouse Fit for a Queen (1b) Spoils! (2) A Bicycle Built […]

Weekend 212.1

(1) Fortune Cookie: “Appearance can be deceiving. Remember endurance makes gold.” (2) Happytime Pizza???? The Disney Feature Animation Bldg. includes a 1980s style arcade created by the studio’s set builders. The “pod” was built to inspire the animators working on Wreck-It Ralph Disney’s 52nd full-length animated feature. (2a) The arcade from the Disney Feature Animated […]

Weekend 209.1 (Tires/Tyres)

Yeah. I’ve added a category for tires/tyres because of my obsession with vulcanized rubber. Photographs of tires/tyres for me are like hi-res food shots to foodies. I watched Tokyo Story last night and Noriko [Setsuko Hara] was employed by the Yoneyama Trading Company whose business was tires apparently (?). Speaking of pron; here is some […]

Weekend 206.0

(1) Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of 1373 (2) Fantastic hyperrealistic oil paintings by Steve Mills (3) Ways to Manage an Image (WSJ) (3a) The Art and Soul of Disney (4) Jean Nouvel: The Pritzker-winning French architect checks in on hotels, carousels and burning down the house (WSJ) (5) Nintendo Introduces Free Airport Hotspots For 3DS Users (5a) […]

Weekend 205.0

(1) A Colorful Countdown to Christmas: A collection of Advent calendar cards sparks up Germany’s holiday season (2) The Secret World of Arrietty by Studio Ghibli Playmobil on Flickr (3) Ship off the coast of France (3a) Modernized castle (4) FedEx Ad: Enchanted Forest (5) Quotes The British Foreign Office characterized “Salazar the man” as […]

Thanksgiving 2011

(1) Playmofan (2) The Original Disneyland Hotel (2a) Disneyland Hotel interior lobby area (3) Christmas and winter photoshop styles (4) “We are writing a primer on planning for the same people which probably is an indication that the American industrialists are replacing the intellectual liberal in whatever his role is as defender of the intangible […]

Weekend 190.1

Someone once asked Goethe what color he liked best. “I like rainbows,” he said. That’s what I love about architecture: If it’s good, it’s about every color in the spectrum of life; if it’s bad, the colors fade away entirely. From the ruins of Byzantium to the streets of New York, from the peaked roof […]

Weekend 187.0

“But if flight represents freedom, reinvention, and self-renewal—and barring all of that escape—then the terminal itself has evolved into something resembling a destination…They’re amnesiac places with no future and no past, only a continual present offering the same choices—flights, duty-free, and fast food—day after day after day. The reason we mourn that vanished era so […]