Archive for October, 2006

Rip Curl Canyon

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Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues have created a rolling cardboard landscape within the Rice Gallery in Texas. Made of around 4000 sheets of cardboard, the installation is meant to transform the way people understand and interact with the spaces they inhabit. Visitors are encouraged to climb on and around the installation, experiencing the change this produces in the gallery’s space.

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link via architechnophilia

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 1:57pm by orangemenace


Categories: art,architecture,design

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James Dixon: World Tour ’06

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I’ve got to be honest…I hate James a lil bit for this, but I figured I should move on and give him his props. This SOB just finished his tour of [some of] the globe, leaving photos and a blog to incite jealousy in those of us who know him. Enjoy.

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[note: you hate him a lil too now, am I right?]

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 1:56pm by orangemenace


Categories: myninjaplease,photo

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TerraPass: Make up for your pollution

[Ah, the post-lunch rush. You know… if you’re bored you can always check out our about page. It’s becoming self-aware. Just a thought.]

Feel like you’re at least a lil bit aware of the impact your lifestyle is having on the environment? Think that you try to lead a somewhat ‘green’ life? Well, put your money where your mouth is and take the TerraPass test to see what your household emissions are. I for one was surprised, and saddened, by my ‘score’…

Find out your score here

Feeling a lil guilty now? [I know I am…]. If you have some money to burn you could purchase a TerraPass, which would fund clean energy systems to ‘balance out’ the emissions from your home. After taking the ‘test’ and finding out your emissions, TerraPass will offer you a payment relative to your individual ‘score’. You can also do it for your car, and for flights.

They’ve got an interesting blog too, check it out.

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 1:51pm by orangemenace


Categories: green,home

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Brockton MA: Nation’s Largest ‘Brightfield’

Wow. Aparently, Brockton MA is dedicating the largest ‘brightfield’ in the nation today. A ‘brightfield’ is a brownfield that has been converted into an open space for solar arrays. The city even has plans of expanding on the site, moving it across the street to another, similar, site - which would push them upwards of 1 megawatt of power.

Heres more info at Schott, article at Sustainablog
[Ed: This has nothing to do with Brockton, MA,AAnation’s largest crackfield]

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 1:46pm by orangemenace


Categories: green,design

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ART! - We Push Art Like Weight

Heeyeeyeaay. A big what’s up to all loyal ninjas! We’re just about as excited as you are that it’s friday again, and possibly slightly more excited than you that it’s ART DAY! once again. We’ve got some cool stuff for you today, including cut out masks (slightly arts and crafts day) and tight photos by Boogie! So keep your scrollers scrolling.

What you’re about to see is the art of Uwe Henneken, born in 1974 in Germany and currently working in Berlin.

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Henneken’s work reflects upon the human condition; the search for meaning and fear of the unknown. When the work includes a figure it is placed in the painting as an awkward interloper, searching or confused. Because Henneken moves between and imitates different styles of painting, the figures are forced to grapple with the ever changing art-historical backdrops that surround them, leaving the viewer to consider what is aesthetically good, and contemplate the cyclical movement of cultural trends.

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As always, to see previous ART DAYS! click the link… or better yet click on any Friday on the calendar (that way you get the whole day’s posts). Scrolly Scrollalicious.

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 11:57am by black octagons


Categories: apple,contemporary,art fridays

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"All you see is" then in block letters…

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We’re not exactly sure (or recognizant of) who originally recommended this photographer, who some of you probably already know as Boogie. He’s a ninja that takes ill photos of urban culture in New York, specifically crime and drugs.

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A lot of Boogie’s work is pretty shocking/jaw-dropping, as you can see. His artistic cred is pretty good though; the photos speak for themselves. This guy has photos in numerous popular publications as well as all over the net. Check his site here, or buy his photo book here ("It’s All Good").

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A gritty, graphic, and gripping exposA© of the underworld and its inhabitants, Ita€™s All Good, the first monograph by Boogie, presents the predators and the prey in the drug game today. Shot in New York Citya€™s most notorious neighborhoodsa€"Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Queensbridgea€"Boogie gained intimate access into a world few dare to venture, a world closed to outsiders, a world of crackheads, junkies, and gangsters. From the cops patrolling the project roofs
to the addicts overdosing on the streets, Ita€™s All Good chronicles ghetto life in stark, heart-stopping images and intense testimonials. Boogie brings us to a place few will leave and most will stay, a place where escape is one rock, one shot, one glock away.

Boogie was born in Serbia and immigrated to the United States in 1998. His work has appeared in Cube (Sartoria/Modena, 2003), as well as Italian Rolling Stone, Hamburger Eyes, SWINDLE, Vice, Mass Appeal, YRB, OjodePez, and MADE Magazine, among other publications. His clients
include Nike and Shellac. Boogie lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 10:58am by black octagons


Categories: art,photo

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Foto Del Dia 10.27

"dropped upside down" house on the roof of the Viennese Museum of Modern Art (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien)

from forums.programming-designs and also here at anArchitecture

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 10:00am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: foto del dia

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Over and Over Again

One week of timelapse Japanese Art.

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video at youtube

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 9:51am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,contemporary

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Restoration

We didn’t forget about ART DAY! you crazy ninjas, stay tuned.AA I know ya’ll like that second detail on that fresco: blahblahlah blahblahblah tiene tremenda, cuulooo!

art restoration at blogs.zdnet

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Posted: October 27th, 2006
at 9:46am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,contemporary

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