Location/Year: Alexandria, Egypt, 2001
…The design of the new library is both timeless and bold. Its vast circular form alongside the circular Alexandrian harbor recalls the cyclical nature of knowledge, fluid throughout time. It’s glistening, tilting roof recalls the ancient Alexandrian lighthouse and provides the city with a new symbol for learning and culture.
Le Corbusier over the doors (yet to be installed) in his Ronchamp Chapel.
New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever
Not really future, more likely tomorrow, but add this gimbal to a drone and welcome 1984. Only 15k plus the price of a drone. From Gizmodo:
A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It’s currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who’s given us a little taste of what it’s capable of.
The product is called MōVI, created by Freefly, longtime maker of crazy camera-drone equipment and stabilizers. LaForet is presenting a short film and behind-the-scenes video to illustrate its abilities, which consists of a completely custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera (a Canon 1DC in this case). It looks to be very light and portable, a far cry from giant metal arms, vests, and weights that almost the entire camera support world is based on.
The Carton (Beirut)
22:17// We were going to fly together.
22:21// I love you.
George Carlin was so special
The delicate lace trim on this @ThakoonNY slip dress feeds beautifully into an amazing pair of thigh-high lace boots! #NYFW
Just wondering where does she find a mattress that fits her, mine definitely doesn’t :)
The cost of demolishing an existing old building can sometimes rival what is spent on building a new structure. Today, there is an established industry of building recyclers that reprocess concrete, metal, glass and wood for use in new ways. But it is a complicated, time consuming and messy job sometimes involving hazardous materials.
Designer Omer Haciomeroglu … set out to develop a solution that was more efficient, cleaner and safer for workers. ERO is a Concrete Deconstruction Robot concept designed to disassemble reinforced concrete structures and enable the building materials to be re-used for new pre-fabricated concrete buildings.