Welcome to my links page!
I have bookmarked various websites on my computer over the past few years.
As I revisit these wonderful links, and explore new ones, I would like to share them with all of you.-Ying
Fourteen year-old Fiddle Oak (real name Zev) is an experimental photographer with a talent for surrealism. Zev has been in practice for six years and his camera's name is Betsy. Zev often uses himself as the subject of his work, and he collaborates with his older sister to design concepts and setups.
Here's an animated history of the very well-rounded Vespa, the quintessential friendly neighborhood scooter, manufactured by Piaggio. From 1943 until now, the scooter has undergone many makeovers, some for improved street smarts, and others for military use, including the Vespa 150 TAP, which was modified to include an anti-tank weapon! Scroll through some of its iterations below, and then watch the groovy graphics.
Happy birthday Moe Howard!
Moe Howard ( June 19, 1897– May 4, 1975) was an American actor and comedian who became known as the leader of the legendary comedy team The Three Stooges. Moe was known for his trademark 'helmet hair' bowl cut, which he first unveiled as a young child, unhappy with his shoulder-length hair. Over the course of their long career, the Stooges would make nearly 200 short films by 1975, and Moe himself would appear in more than 250 films in his lifetime. Moe's signature character in the majority of his appearances was a hot-tempered bully who provided slapstick violence and fighting.
Opencase is a shelving system designed for extreme personalization and manipulation, meeting all of your shelving needs. Whether you need to build a closet, kitchen pantry, bookshelf, or cupboard, the Opencase is buildable to your needs. Opencase is comprised of a series of interchangable components, rods, and supports that can be configured however you want to imagine. Designed by Henrybuilt.
This award-winning Homo Erectus Fossils Museum is located in Nanjing, China, and designed by Studio Odile Decq. The museum is built where the homo erectus nankinesis skulls were found in 1993, and takes its design cues directly from the digging site, so that the museum's structure blends into the sense of archeological discovery. The museum floors mimic the natural formation of the earth's crust, with central voids that expose the site below. The museum is also arranged by different paths of circulation so visitors can spend as much time in an exhibition as they like.
French street artist OakOak likes to mix urban elements with his playful and strange public works of art, which draw inspiration from literature, pop culture, comic books, and television. OakOak is most certainly a Game of Thrones ethusiast, as he has recently left a message from Arya, somewhere in France. The artist says, "I saw shapes everywhere and wanted to realize them," leading him to embark on a mission to bring the streets to life. Bart Simpson, Calvin and Hobbes, a Viking, and other cool creatures get their own piece of the streets in OakOak's work.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares the Most Astounding (Uplifting, Incredible, Mindblowing) Fact He Knows About The UniverseWritten by Karen
Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, current director of the Hayden Planetarium, and just your average badass champion of science, was asked to share "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" His answer, which I will not ruin by writing down because you should definitely hear it from him, will give you all sorts of goosebumps and tingles and maybe even a sense of purpose in life? Listen below:
GLUCK's New York City townhouse is a fortress of privacy, a family's temple dedicated to personal space. Most of the rooms inside face away from the street and do not transfer excess sounds or sights, so that city life doesn't interrupt this peaceful residence. Located behind a four-storey library, the exterior boasts an incredible air of mystery and stirs up my hopes for secret spy agencies headquartered in New York, a la 'Archer.'
"Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music."
Happy birthday Paul McCartney!
Paul McCartney (June 18, 1942) is singer, songwriter, composer, and a founding member of the Beatles and one of the band's most visible members, as a result of "Beatlemania," McCartney is also one of the most popular solo artists of all time. The singer's close friendship and artistic collaboration with John Lennon, whom he had known since childhood, was alternately deep and troublesome. The two reconciled their friendship in the years before Lennon's death, for which McCartney has expressed relief. McCartney has been married three times, currently to Nancy Shevell. He has five children, one of whom is Stella McCartney, the gifted fashion designer. His song "Hey Jude" is the Beatles' best-selling single. Other notable compositions include "Yesterday", "She Loves You", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "With A Little Help from My Friends", "Blackbird", and many others.
Designers David Ross and Leander Angerer have not only restyled a late Victorian staircase, but also turned it into a string instrument for the musically inclined. Tennis racket strings have been sewn into the handrail, and they can be plucked like a giant instrument. No word yet, though, on whether the plucking actually sounds good, which is quite a dangerous game because no one will be able to resist them.
The beautiful foldable helmet from Carrera is an exercise in fashion that serves a purpose, and this time it's the noble task of protecting your head while you're traveling by bicycle. When not in use, the helmet can be reduced by 20% in size, and the frame is specially built to adapt to the headshape of the wearer, so it feels tailor-made for you.
Textile artist Claire Moynihan celebrates her love for the natural world in these carefully studies of insects and bugs, completed in felt. Claire orgainzes her collections like traditional entomological classifications. The artist thinks of her work as a form of "unstructured embroidery" which allows her to freestyle and mix materials in a nontraditional manner to create new things.
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