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There’s a case for making playgrounds riskier — via Youtube
New York City’s famed Chrysler Building is up for sale for the first time in over 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the art deco office tower’s current owners officially placed it on the market, though the building’s value has yet to be released. Designed by William Van Alen, the building was bought by Tishman Speyer in 1997. As an iconic part of the New York skyline, the building is admired for its distinctive ornamentation based on Chrysler automobiles — via ArchDaily
Because of the chaotic way fingerprints develop and the multiplying effect of compound probability, it’s basically impossible for any two fingers to have matching prints — via Youtube
Nick Shabazz has a thing for terrible knives, but today, he looks at a knife which is not only terrible, but gets more terrible the closer you look at it — via Youtube
For the first time ever an authentic re-creation of Mike Hailwood’s iconic TT winning bike is available to the discerning enthusiast. Just 12 of these handmade VeeTwo Hailwood bikes will be built. It will set you back $144,000 — via VeeTwo USA
You take a stroll down a sunny street, wave to the smiling vendor at the flower stall on the corner, chat with a friend by the fountain at the centre of the town square and head back to your picturesque cottage with a baguette tucked under your arm. Perhaps you haven’t noticed that all the streets hit a dead end. You don’t know that the clerks in all the stores are actually nurses. As far as you’re concerned, it’s 1959, the year you graduated from college, and your high school sweetheart could be coming by at any moment. You’re content in that thought — even though it’s actually 2018, and your village is really a care facility. You’re allowed to live in the mental and physical space that makes you the most comfortable.
To some, this kind of trickery might seem cruel, recalling the plots of movies like The Truman Show (in which the protagonist, unbeknownst to him, lives in an artificially constructed environment and life). But advocates of these
dementia villages say they grant patients a lifestyle that has a lot more in common with their pasts in the real world than a potentially cold and unfriendly nursing home ward — via Web Urbanist
Iconic cities come to life in this custom wood table series, their resin streets and waterways glowing through grids of raised wooden architecture, all sitting on top of wrapping thin and dark steel supports. Crafted by Wood Designs in Warsaw, this array of oak surfaces includes cultural capitals like New York, Berlin, London and Paris, but buyers can select a specific city or neighbourhood as well — via Web Urbanist
Wax Rax calls the LP-H Vinyl Record Console as the
vinyl lover’s entertainment system, but it doesn’t come cheap. Each one is built to order in the company’s workshop in New York City, with
skilled artisans employed to personalise it and give it a custom finish in terms of colour and material. The LP-H holds up to 550 records on its racks, with space for the record deck, as well as an amplifier and add-ons. It will set you back $7,500 — via Retro to Go
Interior design firm INDOT have designed a custom, built-in modern cat enclosure for their clients, who wanted to have a dedicated space for their four adopted cats to enjoy. The glass box with a wood slat surround and multiple doors, is supported by iron pipes, and is suspended to allow the cats to be able to see out of the window and over the balcony — via Contemporist
There’s a reason almost every column has the same leaves… — via Youtube
If you want to add a playful twist to any room in the hour, check out the retro games flooring by Atrafloor. Everything from a chess board to vintage console and handhelds are represented here, depending on how retro or classic you want to go. The price is dependent on how much you need, but expect to pay around £59 per square metre — via Retro to Go
The chief feature of any BEEcosystem hive is that it gives a literal window into the bee colony it houses. The hexagon-shaped module is framed in cedar and fronted with a pane of glass. Side vents can be opened and closed to connect multiple modules or to keep the bees contained if you need to move the hive.
How do the bees get inside your house? The hive can be connected to a tube that runs to a small window unit—sort of like a miniature version of vent tube for a portable air conditioner. The window unit has the added benefit of providing bees with an ideal platform for take-off and landing. The tube has a safety mechanism that instantly snaps closed if it’s ever disconnected.
Why danger symbols can’t last forever — via Youtube
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