Archive for February, 2010

Staple Art

Yes - that was done with staples! Pretty feckin’ dope.

The piece is by French artist Baptiste Debombourg - more of his work here.

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Posted: February 23rd, 2010
at 9:20am by orangemenace


Categories: art,contemporary,fo' real?,diy

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The Fibonacci Spiral

See now, had it been taught to you like this you may have paid more attention in class…

This right here was just too ridiculous NOT to be on myninjaplease.

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Posted: February 23rd, 2010
at 5:41am by orangemenace

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Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City

[note: if this video won’t play, visit the original here at PBS]

Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America's diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. The film debuts nationally on PBS on February 8 at 10 pm (check local listings).Detroit is the crucible in which the nation's ability to move toward a modern 21st century transportation infrastructure is put to the test. The documentary shows how investments in the past a beginning with the construction of canals in the 18th century a profoundly shaped Detroit's physical layout, population growth and economic development. Before being dubbed the Motor City, Detroit was once home to the nation's most extensive streetcar system. In fact, it was that vast network of streetcars that carried workers to the area's many car factories. And it was the cars made in those factories that would soon displace the streetcars in Detroit a and in every major American city.

Detroit's engineers went on to design the nation's first urban freeways and inspired much of America's 20th century transportation infrastructure system a from traffic signals to gas stations a that became the envy of the word.

But over the last 30 years, much of the world has moved on, choosing faster, cleaner, more modern transportation and leaving America a and Detroit a behind. Viewers are taken on a journey beyond Detroit's blighted urban landscape to Spain, home to one of the world's most modern and extensive transit systems; to California, where voters recently said yes to America's first high speed rail system; and to Washington, where Congress will soon decide whether to finally push America's transportation into the 21st century.

.:more info + the original video->via PBS

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Posted: February 22nd, 2010
at 7:22am by orangemenace

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Categories: youtube,life,home,film,fo' real?,real life news,documentary

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Quote of the Day

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"Everybody’s an elitist when it comes to something they care about."

~ New York Daily News columnist and critic Stanley Crouch

.:quote from "Consider Yourself Elitist (Yes, You)" ->via NPR

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Posted: February 22nd, 2010
at 6:00am by orangemenace

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‘Pole Dance’ by SO-IL Wins P.S.1 Comp

The P.S.1 installation competition seems to be an increasingly popular, creative, and fun way for architects / designers to express themselves simply for architecture’s sake - while creating an interesting space to be used, seemingly, as a kind of rallying point for architecture and design related events in NYC. With a new year comes a new installation, adding to a growing list of impressive work by up-and-coming designers.

Sure not to disappoint, this year Brooklyn based SO-IL [for Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu] has been named winner of the competition, for an entry entitled ‘Pole Dance’.

"What we wanted to do is propose a structure that was constantly trying to find its balance as it was influenced by people and outside forces. It’s a take on the wider world, where we’re always trying to find balance in our lives and in everything around us."

The installation will lay out a 12′ grid of 2 inch thick, 25 feet tall fiberglass poles - which, due to these dimensions, etc, will be quite flexible. A roughly 9,000 square foot stretchy net will be suspended - the form of which will be dynamically altered as the poles sway. Lastly, a number of brightly colored balls will be bouncing around on this netting, allowing visitors to ‘play’ with the installation.

Sounds, and looks, pretty dope.

SO-IL PS1 Pole Dance from SO-IL on Vimeo.

.:via->The Architect’s Newspaper

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Posted: February 22nd, 2010
at 5:00am by orangemenace

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Expo Feria Ambiental

(en Espanol)

AQue es? La Expo Feria Ambiental del Bicentenario "el retorno verde," sera el primer evento ambiental que intentara generar consciencia y educacion sobre los cuidados con el medio ambiente.A Estas acciones seran de beneficio para todos nosotros y para el mundo.

ADonde y cuando se llevara a cabo la expo feria ambiental? Esta primera feria ambiental se llevara a cabo los dias 19, 20 y 21 de marzo del ano 2010 en los jardines de el Parque Benito Juarez

AQuienes participan?

Pequenas y Medianas Empresas (PyMES) verdes de todo el pais e internacionales
Pequenos productores de comercio y empresas sociales
Grandes marcas verdes, ambientales y socialmente responsables
Organizaciones no gubernamentales, sociales y ambientales
Expertos, artistas y lideres de opinion
Consumidores Verdes en busca de consumo sustentables

    ADeseas ser patrocinador?

    La Expo Feria Ambiental del Bicentenario es posible gracias a patrocinadores involucrados en el retorno verde, para nosotros es muy importante este apoyo para hacer la expo feria cada vez mas grande y trascendente, si estas interesado en patrocinar contactanos.

    ADeseas ser expositor?

    Si estas interesado en tener contacto con mas de 10,000 consumidores verdes, la Expo Feria es una excelente oportunidad para hacerlo.A Contactanos.

    ADeseas participar con alguna platica, taller, o documental?

    Contactanos y buscaremos la manera de agendarlo en nuestro espacio cultural

    Contacto:

    DIRECCION DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y ECOLOGIA

    Boulevard de la Conspiracion #130, C.P. 37748

    Salida a Queretaro entronque a Doctor Mora

    Telefono: 01 (415) 120 4339 o 152-96-00, Ext 181

    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

    expoferiaambiental@hotmail.com

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    Posted: February 21st, 2010
    at 8:18pm by Koookiecrumbles


    Categories: life,green,business,science,et cetera,development,events

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    Raptor Devours Cheerleader

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    My ninjas, PLEASE! Hilarious.

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    Posted: February 21st, 2010
    at 6:52pm by orangemenace

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    Muzak Video Sunday 02.21.10

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    Gil "I’m still the man" Scott-Heron - Me And The Devil

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    Black Keys - Grown So Ugly

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    Damian Marley feat Nas - Road to Zion

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    Gang Starr - Code Of The Streets

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    Black Roots - Juvenile Deliquent

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    Micranots Live at the Metro in Chicago

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    Posted: February 21st, 2010
    at 6:00am by orangemenace


    Categories: youtube,music,muzak video sundays

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    Jay-Z on BBC One

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    Kind of hilarious.

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    Posted: February 21st, 2010
    at 5:00am by orangemenace

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    Categories: youtube,music,celebrity,fo' real?,boredom killer

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