Edmund Clark fotografiert Einrichtungen in Guantanamo und dokumentiert „Kolateralschäden“ im Krieg gegen den Terror. Sein jüngstes Projekt „Control Order House“ ist eine „top-to-bottom survey of a three-bedroomed residence in which a pre-trial, UK terror suspect lives under house arrest“.
Control Order House is the only existing photographic study of a residence occupied by a person under a UK control order. It is not an exposé, however. Given the legal sensitivities, every image was vetted by UK government officials. Clark was not allowed to reveal the identity of the terror suspect — referred to in legal documents as “CE” — nor his location.
“To reveal CE’s identity would be an offence and in breach of the court-imposed anonymity order,” says Clark. “All the photographs I took or the documents I wanted to use had to be screened by the Home Office.”
Strategically, Clark has decided to release Control House Order as a book. In addition to redacted legal documents, handwritten notes from CE and architectural plans of the house, the book reproduces contact sheets of all 500+ images made in the house and presents them in the order they were made.
Im Tresor feiern kann jeder, in einem Tresor leben nicht. In Tokyo vermieten sie grade einen Tresor als Wohnraum, kostet mit 2200 Dollar gar nicht so viel – zumindest hätte ich mit mehr gerechnet.
As luck would have it a chance to rent your very own bank vault has popped up as a listing on the Real Tokyo Estate website. […] It’s a spacious safe with 26.11 m2 of floor space including the lobby and safe with three chambers. The safe door is the real deal with one of those spinning handles and is dozens of centimeters thick. […]
The vault is located on the basement floor of a building which used to hold an undisclosed bank back in 1991. If I rented it I would just try to crack into it every day. Unfortunately, the rent is exorbitantly set at 207,375 yen (US$2,200), probably to keep nudnicks like me out.
Animal New York hat ein schönes Interview mit Christian Alexander, der einen Fotoband über geheime Clubs auf der ganzen Welt veröffentlicht hat, die ihre Wurzeln in den Mondscheinkneipen (Speakeasy) während der Prohibition haben.
Almost a century after the dark days of Prohibition, so-called speakeasy culture lives on — though you might not know it. „The Secret Society: Modern Speakeasy Style and Design“ takes readers on an indulgent, voyeuristic tour of a secret world that exists all around us, where the nightlife elite revel in their exclusivity, hidden in plain sight.
From a converted synagogue where Parisians can enjoy late-night sacrilege and debacle, to luxurious members-only clubs that cost thousands of dollars annually and require finger-print scans for admittance, nightlife connoisseur Christian Alexander takes you through back alleys, pawn shop basements, refrigerator doors, and neon-lit sex shops, past the man asking for the secret password, and into the decadent underworld of the night.
Think Geek verkauft NES Cartridge-Kissen, „leider“ nur mit Fake-Games – wobei sich Unicorn Revenge und Lava Jump durchaus nach Games anhören, die ich gerne mal gezockt hätte. Aber die kann man bestimmt auch ziemlich leicht selber machen und dann mit Super Mario oder noch besser: die Atari Cartridges zu Yars Revenge und Space Invaders. (via Technabob)
WAAAAA! Sowas von DreifachWANT! Leider ist die GlaDOS-Lampe nicht beweglich, aber der Mann arbeitet daran. Whoa!
In this instructable I will show you how to make a fully 3D printable GlaDOS from Portal (1 and 2), that is also a lamp and can be converted into a robotic arm (how much cooler does it get), With a superled in the eye (this much cooler).
This was first intended to be an instructable on how to make a fully 3d printable GlaDOS robotic arm lamp that can also move. Due to some shortage in time and other project that I need to continue on (my SLS printer) I will share everything I have thus far that works properly. When I finally figure out how to make this thing moving without all the electronics heating up to 100°C, you will be the first to know.
Handgeschnitztes Glitch-Möbel von Ferruccio Laviani. WANT!
Echoes of faraway places and Oriental elements are glimpsed in the “disorienting” design of this storage unit, which seems to have been “deformed” by a strong jolt or by swaying movements. Although it appears to depart from the aesthetics of the past, in fact it draws upon ancient knowledge in the use of carving and fine wood workmanship.
The appeal of this extraordinary piece of furniture lies in its ability to overturn and question classical stylistic principles such as purity, cleanness and symmetry, while evoking a comforting feeling of deja-vù and a sort of primitiveness, matched by unquestionable craftsmanship.
human rights organization Society for Community Organization recently commissioned a series of photographs showing what a number of unacceptable living spaces look like when viewed from directly overhead.
Billy Corgan, how low can you go? Der ehemalige Frontmann der Smashing Pumpkins hat jetzt ‘ne Wrestling-Agentur und macht Werbung für ‘nen Möbeldesigner. The Infinite Sadness, indeed.
Billy Corgan, the erstwhile alt-era icon and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, has been at least as focused on wrestling as music for the past few years. So perhaps his awesomely absurdist TV ad for Chicago furniture supplier Walter E Smithe, which acts as a backdoor viral ad for his wrestling concern Resistance Pro, should be less surprising.
But that doesn’t make it any less hilarious, does it?
Astronauten-Bettwäsche mit ‘nem echten Space-Suit-Print aus dem Space Expo Museum in Holland für grade mal 60 Euro? WANT! (via Ronny)
Von den Leuten, die damals den ersten (mir bekannten) Controller-Tisch gebaut hatten: Ein Nintendo-Tisch mit ‘ner Lichtpistole. Funktioniert alles, Wii-kompatibel.
Coffee designed after the Nintendo controller from 1985. This functional model is made from premium grade curly maple, birdseye maple, African bubinga, and mahogany and is compatible with the Nintendo Wii. It features dovetail joinery and midcentury modern legs. Also included in a side mounted custom bison holster is a zapper, handmade from bubinga and maple. The zapper functions as a Wii controller while selecting the classic Nintendo on the Wii menu. The zapper also vibrates and has a speaker to replicate the feel and sound of the original Wii controller.
Nach seinem Octopus-Chair, dem Rhino-StuhlWalrus-Sitzmöbel und einem Elefanten-Sessel hat Maximo Reira jetzt einee Kröte zum Rumsitzen gebaut. Seine Website ist ganz furchtbarer Flash-Blödsinn, die Krötenbilder gibt’s aber ohnehin nur auf Designboom.
Eine Pacman-Ghost-DIY-Drehlampe von Instructables-User GoodAsh03. Grandiose Idee und Bonuspunkte gibt’s, wenn man Blinky, Pinky, Inky oder Clyde mit Pixel-Ecken für realistische 8Bit-Optik ausschneidet. WANT!
The tutorial below will show you how to make your own “Mawari-Doro” or Japanese turning lamp customized to look like a goblin from the arcade classic, Pac-Man. The shell spins due to convection. Heat from the bulb causes the air around it to rise. The rising air passes through the slits in the top of the cylinder and the piece spins. There is no electric motor. It runs entirely on a single incandescent light bulb.
Here I will show you how to make a better version of what’s shown in the video. The eyes and color will be projected using a heat-resistant photographer’s gel that can be easily removed and reapplied if the bulb burns out. The pupils will be movable so you can have the eyes look in any direction. You have the choice of printing out a cylinder that spins clockwise or counterclockwise. You’ll also be able to make any of the ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, Clyde and “don’t eat me!” blue.
Ein Batman-Buchregal für’s Batcave von Fahmi Sami. Leider eher schlampig verarbeitet und dafür zu teuer, ist aber wahrscheinlich mit den ganzen Kurven auch nicht ganz trivial zu zimmern. Gibt’s auch als Oldschool/Newschool-Logomashup-Batbuchregal. (via Neatorama)
Gordon Tarpley hat die Bein-Lampe aus „A Christmas Story“ nachgebaut… mit den Beinen von C-3PO und einem Lampenschirm aus R2s Kopf.
Based on a joke my wife (total genius) made about 9 months ago, I made a Star Wars Christmas Story leg lamp crossover from parts I had around the house. Not permanent, but fun. The parts will be returned to their proper builds in a few days.
I HAVE been planning on making a permanent version ever since she first mentioned it months ago. After this picture was posted on facebook, there have been TONS of responses asking where I got it, which has given me the motivation to build the actual lamp for next December (2013).