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Daily Archives: March 17th, 2009

This swimming pool in where else, Dubai, has a graphic image that gives swimmers the perception that they are flying over the Manhattan skyline.

Or more specifically, that the city is underwater.   This is being reported as an homage to the book ‘The Drowned World’ by J.G. Ballard.  

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http://www.missilebases.com/

This may become a growing trend, a way to survive the breakdown of society.  This is a link to an actual real estate site that is selling properties consisting of missile silos.   This are “hardened” facilities that would offer considerable protection from attack, as well as function as a fallout shelter.  Where does the jacuzzi go?

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http://blog.miragestudio7.com/2005/11/apocalypse/

A designer wants to project a hologram of the original temple of Solomon over the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.  The believe is that this will trigger the biblical Apocalypse.

The future Temple which we are expecting, is built and perfected and will be revealed and descend from heaven.
– Talmudic scholar Rashi, 11th century

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http://www.otto-otto.com/2009/02/bunkers-ruins-of-war-in-a-new-american-landscape/

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Photographer Alex Fradkin has documented old bunkers in the SF Bay Area, in this case in Marin County.  These were built to defend against attacks that never came.

https://www.sfelectricworks.com/store/index.php?c=root&product=Graphite+pencils+Batle

Custom graphite pens.   You can write or draw with a pencil shaped like a machine gun or the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.   How Freudian !  

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http://www.boingboing.net/2009/03/16/hrp4c-fashion-model.html

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http://www.trapster.com/

A free web2.0 service that combines gps with user data to alert drivers to the location of police speed traps and other information.  Works with the I-phone !  Better living through technology.   Don’t Speed !  

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by Holaria, Brazil

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By the italian designer Sugarkane.

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