Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any single thing you’re supposed to build with it. Instead, the kit is accompanied by a thick, 277-page guidebook filled with architectural concepts and building techniques alongside real world insights from prominent architecture studios from around the globe. In other words, this box o’ bricks is a little different. Where past Lego products might have had the happy ancillary effect of nurturing youngsters’ interest in architecture, here, that’s the entire point.
Seventy-three different kinds of bricks are included in the set. But bricks are easy to find. It’s the guidebook that’s truly new. Its pages offer accessible overviews of basic architectural concepts, along with illustrated exercises for exploring them in Lego form. Pages on negative space and interior sections, for example, encourage budding builders to think not only about how their miniature creations look from the outside but also in terms of what sorts of spaces they contain within them.
Oh my goodness
Whites only Reblogged for the packaging, though I’d love to see that book.
hollow talk by choir of young believers
Signaturmelodi Here’s the whole song from the titles of Bron.
Bron Remember in the 1970s, there were all kinds of TV detectives? Haggard (Columbo), bald (Kojak), fat (Cannon), Polish (Banacek), hick (McCloud), old (Barnaby Jones), etc.? Welcome to the 2010s: Geordie (Lewis), conﬂicted (Luther), existentialist (Wallander), well dressed (Zen), genius (Sherlock), and now, Asperger’s (Bron). I am loving this Swedish–Danish series, especially the interplay between Saga and Martin, and the locations, having been to that Malmö and København numerous times and crossing the Øresund bridge. Another example of state television (albeit in collaboration with many ﬁnancing partners) delivering. (Image via mediaunfriendly.)
In order of appearance:
- Recreation of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Behind the Gare Saint Lazare” in Lego
- A lego reconstruction of the famous photograph taken by Charles Ebbets
- A Lego recreation of Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photograph “Raising the flag on Iwo Jima”. One of the most published photographs in history.
- A Lego version of Norman Potter’s 1954 photograph of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, completing the distance in 3 min 59.4 sec at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, May 6, 1954.
- Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon in 1969 - Photograph by Neil Armstrong
- V-J Day in Times Square, New York, August 14, 1945 (© Time Inc) by Alfred Eisenstaedt
History in Lego The backgrounds and photographic techniques impress me, too. Some folks spent a lot of time on these.
Source: Flickr / balakov
COATS OF ARMS OF SCANDINAVIA
Scandinavia and the World rocks XD
The special Finnish lion One of the best explanations of the coats of arms of Scandinavia, and the Finnish one might explain the uniqueness of the language.
Meanwhile, in København Matt Helm’s Lincoln Continental Mark III in København, in The Wrecking Crew. Unfortunately for Dean Martin, Sharon Tate and the cast, there’s no evidence of them ever setting foot in Europe for this ﬁlm. Some second-unit actor had to don a Dino wig, a lot, and act drunk.
I can’t ﬁnd much on ﬁlming locations on the web for The Wrecking Crew. While there are obvious Californian locations, such as Palm Springs, doubling for Europe, the train heist, which could have been ﬁlmed in the US, appears to have been done on the Continent.
There are various details about these train scenes in the vehicles that betray the fact they are not Stateside.
Sexist much? Amazing what you come across on YouTube. Here I was, trying to ﬁnd a nice, innocent video of fellow Wellingtonian Anouska Hempel, and this was a related video. I’m not sure why this ﬁlm was also known as Swedish Fly Girls in the US because, from what I can see, the number plates of the cars are Danish. Even the poster for this ﬁlm (which is worse than the above) records the ladies as being from ‘Copenhagen’, and when I landed there in January, I am pretty sure that was not in Sweden.