The usual enticements waved in front of would-be apartment buyers include communal facilities such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, and hot tub spas, but the architects of a proposed residential block to be built in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, a republic located in Central Asia, plan to go one better by including an artificial ski slope.
The best part of it, so far as ski enthusiasts are concerned, is that the slope can be used all year, as it will be coated with artificial snow, according to the building’s designer Shokhan Mataibekov. I could see any serviced apartments that might be offered for hire, as being very popular here.
In a scene during Back to the Future Part II, that plays out in 1955, Marty suggests to Doc Brown that they land the DeLorean time machine on top of a car being driven by Biff, so as to stop it. Doc Brown retorts by saying that Biff’s car, being a 1946 Ford, would rip through their more modern vehicle, as if it were tin foil.
The video is intended to show that improvements in car design over several decades have made them safer so as far as passengers are concerned, more than anything else. So Doc Brown was probably still correct in deciding that making direct contact with Biff’s car was not a good idea.
Chicago based web developer and artist Nicholas Rougeux has selected eight classic novels, including A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, and The Time Machine, subtracted the words, and then created a series of posters made up solely of the remaining punctuation, that he has titled Between the Words.
The above image is a sample from the poster for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
A new set of pictograms, being symbols for a word or phrase, such as airports, police stations, and restaurants, as seen on tourist maps and the like, have been unveiled in Japan, in an effort to make them a little easier for foreign visitors to comprehend.
Previously hotels were represented by the letter “H”, logical in a way I guess, but the new symbol, on the right in the above image, makes a whole lot more sense.
Can you guess what the above object is? A cafe chocolate sprinkler, wrapped in a knitted cover? No idea? That’s ok, I’ll clue you in. What we have here is a wireless router, covered with a shell knitted by Philadelphia based yarnbombing craftivist ishknits.
It’s one of numerous similar such covers created by artists and designers who were invited to participate in Google’s Shells for OnHub project, which has the simple goal of making routers, especially those used in the home, a little easier on the eye.
As a result, people will be more inclined to better place them around their houses, thus allowing for better connectivity between their various devices.
They’re not the sort of thing you’ll see on all aeroplanes though, given their asking price starts at eight million dollars, but certainly an option to look out for the next time you’re choosing your seats when checking in for a flight.