Nude in Pool, Carmel Valley, California by Brett Weston, 1978.

Nude in Pool, Carmel Valley, California by Brett Weston, 1978.

Diamonds by Patrick Demarchelier, 2000.

Diamonds by Patrick Demarchelier, 2000.

"Montreal Underground" by Andrew Emond.

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Abstract art is what happens when the Hubble Space Telescope locks onto a bad guide star (like a double star or binary) for its gyroscopic stabilization.

Abstract art is what happens when the Hubble Space Telescope locks onto a bad guide star (like a double star or binary) for its gyroscopic stabilization.

“The Portable Antenna Measurement System […] is shown performing near-field probing along a tilted and planar-oriented scan surface. Laser trackers show PAMS at work.”
Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, except it’s not fiction, just science.

The Portable Antenna Measurement System […] is shown performing near-field probing along a tilted and planar-oriented scan surface. Laser trackers show PAMS at work.

Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, except it’s not fiction, just science.

House at Camusdarach Sands, Scotland, by Raw Architecture Workshop.

Raw Hide Gear Blank, 453 pounds from the Holbrook Raw Hide Co. of Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1900.
Those tones, those textures!

Raw Hide Gear Blank, 453 pounds from the Holbrook Raw Hide Co. of Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1900.

Those tones, those textures!

How to make a “Courtesan au Chocolat” pastry from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Weird Winter

In North America this winter has been long and abnormally harsh. It’s been so bad that the media outlets had to popularize a previously little-known term for how bad it was — the Polar Vortex! It’s not even over, just yesterday a friend over there emailed me about being snowed in at work.

Meanwhile, here in Northern Europe, this winter has been the exact opposite. There was a wafer-thin layer of snow for Christmas, and in January in rained for a whole week to start off the year. I can’t remember it ever raining here in January, let alone for a week straight. There’s been some snow and some cold weather too for sure, but nothing close to normal. It’s been the winter that never was. The last couple of days it’s been sunny with temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and there’s barely any snow left on the ground. Looking out the window I would think it’s mid-April, not early March.

I found at least one article suggesting this is mild winter in Europe is directly tied to the North American polar vortex phenomenon, and while many of you might be thrilled with having a short, mild winter it’s certainly not without its own drawbacks when it isn’t supposed to be like that.

And that’s the weather report.

Remember Sammy Jankis.

Kubo, an electric cargo scooter by Lit Motors.

They also make the C-1, a two-wheeled, gyro-stabilized car.

Greyhound Bus Depot. Columbia, South Carolina, November 1986.
Photograph by Jack Boucher.

Greyhound Bus Depot. Columbia, South Carolina, November 1986.

Photograph by Jack Boucher.

Nominee title cards by Mill+, who did all the graphics for this year’s Oscars.

Best moment of last night’s Oscars: Karen O (and Ezra Koenig) performing “The Moon Song” with her shoes off.
I’d post the video but it’s geographically restricted (boo!) and I can’t be bothered to post a soon-to-be-taken-down YouTube bootleg.

Best moment of last night’s Oscars: Karen O (and Ezra Koenig) performing “The Moon Song” with her shoes off.

I’d post the video but it’s geographically restricted (boo!) and I can’t be bothered to post a soon-to-be-taken-down YouTube bootleg.