Firstly you look for old clothes or blankets. Then you put a few condoms around, which you blow up with your mouth, but not with too much air. Just so ita€™s the same size as a soccer ball. After this you put either a plastic bag or a piece of old clothing over the condom. Then to make it strong, you tear up the old clothing or blanket into long strips and tie the strips all around the condom to strengthen the shape of the ball and make it heavier. Once you can feel it bounces well, you take a strong plastic bag and wrap it around the ball. Lastly you reinforce it by wrapping strong rope or tire wire around it.
I’m not going to say that trying to be witty by combining ‘fade to black’ and ‘wacko jacko’ is itself definitely racist, as that would be a little overly sensitive, I think - but it’s definitely pretty ignorant and in poor taste. That said, it was the cover of the Boston Herald - which means it probably should be read as a racist remark. If nothing else, people should be wondering who in the hell runs that rag - considering this made it to press. I seriously believe this newspaper wants to be known for ignorant and hateful headlines - it’s sad.
The real reason I bring this up? I think it’s important that all you non-Bostonians out there understand what we’ll be stuck with if the Boston Globe and the NY Times don’t figure something out. I know that the Globe/Times story has been national news [at least if you read the Times], and I’m sure many of you didn’t care about the Globe’s future - but do you see what we’ll be stuck with if they close up shop? This is basically their standard stuff.
[Note: To be fair, the Herald doesn’t know any better - it’s a tabloid. But it will be the only newspaper in this bitch if the Globe goes under, which scares me.]
architects : Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido
location : Santiago/Chile
date : 2007
The firm provides no info on the project, other than the name location and date given above - but I think it’s pretty self explanatory. Its an in-situ cast concrete structure, on/within a hill that seems to create a house that is at one with the landscape, blending in to its beautiful surroundings. Rather than emphasizing the house itself, the approach has the visitor looking both across and over the building, and down in and through the house - in both instances back towards the views of the surrounding hills.
And while these two interior images look a little cave-like and enclosed - you need to remember that the other wall is glass, looking out onto the rolling landscape. What an incredibly siiick house…
::images and [very] limited info from Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido::
But do they know the sound of some freshly clipped toenails? My ninja please!