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 vampire-weekend-step_surface-and-surfaceI think this may has been around for a while but just saw it today. It’s a really great song and really really understated video. Directed by Greg Brunkalla and more than likely influenced by Neal Boenzi‘s cover art image for ‘Vampires of the City’ which was taken in 1966 on the smoggiest day in New York City history, when approximately 170 people died from air pollution.

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Candylab Toys - surface and surface 01I would have loved these when I was a kid. Great looking Kickstarter by Vlad Dragusin + Candylab Toys. ‘Heirloom wood toy cars, inspired by mid-century American design and car culture.’ Pretty impressive the about amount of work that goes into brining a toy to market. Follow the link below to support Candlab’s Kickstarter and watch the video.

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adam stennett - surface and surface I saw some of Adam Stennett’s paintings in Blackbook magazine good few years ago now and was blown away by his skill and bizarre subject matter (he assures viewers no mice were harmed in the making of his Art). Adam’s work ‘The Lost Order’ is now in the January 7th issue of The New Yorker accompanying Rivka Galchen’s fiction story ‘The Lost Order’. More of Adam Stennett’s work is currently on show as part of “We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art” at Brigham Young University Museum of Art, until 6th of April 2013.

http://www.adamstennett.com

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BIG - Phoenix observation tower - surface and surfaceCopenhagen and New York based Architects BIG’s (Bjarke Ingels Group) design for a mixed use Observation Tower in Phoenix, Arizona. Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum rotunda, the tower marks a pin in the city to provide a new identity to the sky line. The oversize lollipop like structure towers 130 meters above the city consisting of a reinforced concrete and an open-air spiral sphere.

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