Archive for September, 2007

A Strat House in the Hood?


Where are you?a€A
a€oeIa€™m in the Prince Vultan Suite at the Hochstetlera€A
a€oeIs that Queen I hear playing?a€A
a€oeUm, yeah!a€A
a€oeYoua€™re with your Delta Strat brothers again, arena€™t you Tony?a€A
a€oeUm, yeah, I guess so.a€A

Lloyd Alter1, Treehugger from Toronto, assures us that there is no cause for alarm. Strat-Houses will be supported by nacelles filled with helium, rather than carried aloft by explosive hydrogen like the zeppelins of old.

the dreams of the people zapped!! no more airships you say? daaang…. check out this humour at jcwinnie


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Who Will Remember The Shapshaks? (at Hotel Chelsea)

UPDATE — According to a tipster, Jerry Weinstein has been told by NEW MANAGEMENT that he is no longer personally allowed to accept reservations.

I thought I had stepped into the twilight zone on Wednesday when I got home from work and didna€™t recognize a single face behind the front desk. Typically, when I get home, ita€™s either Robert and Robert, or Uninviting Robert and Jerome. But on Wednesday there were three young people behind the desk: Juan, who has been around for a few weeks, and two young women whom Ia€™ve never seen before. Then, on Thursday there was a new guy holding open the front door (a doorman?) and more new people behind the front desk. Oh well, I suppose wea€™ll find out their names when the holidays roll around and we get a little list in our boxes.

This place is swiftly becoming corporatized, and ita€™s a damn shame on a number of levels. But allow me to digress for a moment and tell you a little story:

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Posted: September 26th, 2007
at 7:33am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: home,business,real life news

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Super Adobe

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 2:30pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,weaponry,architecture,science

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Houses in the trees

Obra: Casa del Bosque
Arquitectos: F3 Arquitectos / Alejandro Dumay Claro, NicolA¡s Fones Claro, Francisco Vergara Arthur
LocalizaciAAn: Cachagua, Chile
Superficie Terreno: 5000m2
Superficie Construida: 110m2 AAstil, 50m2 terraza
AA±o Proyecto: 2006
AA±o ConstrucciAAn: 2006-2007
Materiales Predominantes: Pino impregnado, Acero, Ventanas de Madera, Piedra
FotografAAas: Ignacio Infante [via mariajose]

UbicaciAAn: Mar Azul, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arquitectos: MarAAa Victoria BesonAAas, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk
Colaborador: SebastiA¡n Indri
Superficie del terreno: 595,50 m2
Superficie construida: 90 m2
AA±o de construcciAAn: 2006/2007 [via arkinetia]

photos copyright plataformaarquitectura and noticiasarquitectura respectfully

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 2:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: architecture,photo,design

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it did appear that they were dressed like ninjas

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Two female ninjas (bka Kunoichi) recently infiltrated a Pennsylvania gas station, escaping unscathed with a garbage bag full of cigarettes and lottery tickets…

read the full coverage here

This is not part of design tuesday, but it’s so relative to the times.

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 12:34pm by trizlam

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,youtube,crime,weaponry,fo' real?,real life news

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WingMakers’ Ancient Arrow Site

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video animation of an archaeoastronomical site near Chankillo

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a summer storm at Chaco Canyon

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 12:00pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,architecture,design

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Reinventing the Shipping Container

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D’B3HAUS [the bCUBE House] via alibaba and equitygreen

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 10:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: too good to be true,not ninja-worthy,architecture,design,development,entrepreneurship

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Blackbird carbon

San Francisco industrial designer Joe Luttwak, who is also an avid musician, wanted a portable steel-stringed instrument to take to the woods on camping trips. He recalled mountain dulcimers hea€™d seen in Appalachia years ago: Their compact shape and light weight seemed ideal for travel, but the sound was thin and plinky. How could a truly portable instrument project sonic largesse? Luttwak thought back to the Ferrari exhibition hea€™d coproduced for Tokyoa€™s Museum of Contemporary Art in 2002. Spending time at Ferraria€™s legendary Maranello factory, hea€™d been impressed by the lightness, flexibility, and strength of the sports cara€™s primary structural ingredient: carbon fiber. [via I.D.]

photos from Blackbird Guitars

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 8:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: music,gear,design

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6 Container House, Melaque, Mexico

Welcome to "design" tuesdays at myninjaplease! the aim in these parts is to pose questions about the world around us. to get started, we would like to showcase a local, Costalegre development unfolding out in Melaque, Mexico. the architect is working primarily with stucco, cement, and shipping containers. having recently breathed a level 3 hurricane that basically wiped out the whole town, the house will have to endure the possibility of another tide in the next ten years. is stucco really necessary?

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Posted: September 25th, 2007
at 6:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,home,architecture,design,development

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