Posted on Tuesday, April 15th 2014
It’s only fitting that this would be the 404 error message for The Dalí Museum.
Posted on Friday, April 11th 2014
Pretty cool—schlieren flow visualization takes “sound art” to a whole new level.
Posted on Wednesday, April 9th 2014
Potato pancakes—”an old-time New York favorite”—courtesy of Simon & Garfunkel.
Source: Singers and Swingers in the Kitchen (1967), by Roberta Ashley.
Posted on Friday, April 4th 2014
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Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower Opens
On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in a ceremony in Paris. Built in commemoration of the French Revolution, it was the tallest building in the world when it was unveiled at the Paris World’s Fair.
Although it has been surpassed in height by many skyscrapers since then, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel’s chocolate-brown, 984-foot open-lattice wrought-iron tower remains one of the world’s premiere tourist attractions.
Learn some fast facts about the Eiffel Tower with Building Big's Wonders of the World Databank.
Image: View of the World’s Fair, Paris, France, engraving 1889 (Wikimedia Commons).
The Eiffel Tower is looking lovely for 125! (Believe us, we have some authority on the matter.)
At the end of The xx’s residency, we thought it only fitting to send them off in style.
Posted on Saturday, March 29th 2014
The xx’s Romy Madley Croft modestly described this track as "my attempt at writing a love song", but we find that our hearts break every time they play it.
Posted on Friday, March 28th 2014
Reblogged from Lucas Durden's Blog