Melbourne's Recital Centre featured previously as #22565, but this gorgeous piece from Ashton Raggatt McDougal (ARM) architects deserves a second look.
surf montreal? that's right you can surf the river!
New York City tonight (Wednesday, July 1st), WK will be signing his new book from 6-8pmat the Jonathan LeVive Gallery and releasing 3 new prints!
More than 17,000 would-be plinthers are lining up for an hour long stint up on the empty fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square in London. A bizarre installation? from Antony Gormley.
The New York Times explores building with glass. Gorgeous panes!
Always a sucker for nice stationery, I love this article on custom stationery from the NYTimes.
Traveling with your pets? Pet Airways starts up this July.
i kind of love DesireLines' menagerie jewelery collection featuring this bunny, whales and chicks.
'the small knocking down the big wood' by qui zhijie, 2009. part of chinese pavilion: 'what is to come (jian wei zhi zhu)' at venice art biennale 09.
Incredible new species discovered in the Cordillera del Condor of Ecuador/Peru.
Ji Lee's "All-In-One Card Stamp" would save us a lot of card shopping.
Banksy's show in Bristol opens tomorrow. According to the artist: 'This is the first show I've ever done where taxpayers' money is being used to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off.'
pretty wild subway animation as seen from the q train. hard to capture in a still, but well worth checking out. Update: identified as Bill Brand's Masstransiscope from 1980!
rather bizarre midori AC adapter from Microworks iida.
the zenith concert venue in saint-etienne by london’s foster + partners has been granted a RIBA award!
Gorgeous slideshow from the NYTimes on the 2009 Venice Biennale.
BRAINY echidnas? check out this NYT article on recent research on monotremes.
for his exhibition in the british pavilion, steve mcqueen presents a new film entitled
'giardini' (gardens), referring to the area of venice where the pavilion is situated.
The Metropolitan Museum’s newly reopened American galleries look fantastic and include 20 period rooms, a glass court and full-fledged sculpture garden.
Amy Stewart's maintains a poison garden in her home in Eureka, CA. It includes species like foxglove, opium poppies and castor beans.
the cia shop now has a blog!
Ginou Choueiri's potato portraits creep me out.
totally awesome new exhibit called Extreme Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History. and incredible coverage by the new york times! check out the interactive!
if you haven't already checked out coudal's museum of online museums spring 09, i strongly recommend you do.
cute reading glasses from Caroline Abram of Filao.
la mosca (previously featured as #14064) do some gorgeous infographics . their recent feature on designboom brought them back to mind and they merit another mention!
The Ellington Orchestra performed at the the 125th Street subway station at St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem and on a special A train for the 110th anniversary of Ellington's birth.
i love the nytimes tmagazines. their design spring 09 issue looks like the best one yet.
wonderful nytimes article on social insects and slideshow on ants. including pics of some of the more unusual species.
Roxy Paine's Maelstrom is a gleaming arboreal spawl at the Cantor Roof Garden on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NYtimes capture a skateboarder's dream house in a slideshow of Jay Shapiro and Claire Bigbie's San Francisco (Noe Valley) Victorian house.
soo kwon's plus minus stackable white goods are cute. not only do they stack, they let you choose whether you're going for a plus or minus portion.
Louis Filosa's 'Guarden' is a safe, retractable fence to protect your vegetable garden.
check out wendy plomp's cardboard carpets.
this bumblebee moth shirt is from specimen apparel. so cute!
Now that succulent pork is back in fashion, the Mangalitsa — saved from near extinction on a farm here at the edge of Hungary’s bleak and barren Great Plain — are making a comeback.
Sam Bompas, left, and Harry Parr, two young products of Eton and University College, London, have quickly become England's leading jelly artists, or as they call themselves, jelly mongers.
nick goddard arranged the unemployed olympics in new york. an opportunity to "battle all the unemployed people for stuff" in events like "pin the blame on the boss", "you're fired race", "and pay days" (bashing a pinata with an office phone).
great table football set by piet hein eek.
le corbusier at the barbican.
hehe, the alli-grater! part grater, part ferocious beast.
another fantastic graphic from today's NYT feature on animal armaments.
these cute crayon rings from timothy liles are available at the future perfect.
Boxed Water is Better for the Earth.
incredible footage from last night's nature's great events of a humpback whale feeding on baitballs.
Rob Holman, an oceanographer at Oregon State University has a rather impressive collection of sand. This NYtimes feature captures the diversity, grain by grain.