Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

SNØHETTA – Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion

I’m blown away by the beauty of this wildlife center in Norway designed by SNØHETTA. It was built for the purpose of allowing visiting children a comfortable and compelling place to observe nature and the animals that live around the area. The exterior is stunning, but the interior gives it a run for its money.

Bryan Patrick Todd – Embracing Weirdness Mural


It seems as though more people are embracing hand painted murals/signs nowadays. I’m loving this one by Bryan Patrick Todd in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s located on a building in the Highlands, which is a funky and popular little neighborhood there. Way to embrace your local identity guys!

Happy Friday folks!

The University of Texas at Austin

Main Building

128 years ago today the University of Texas campus opened for business. One of my favorite things about attending the university was the plethora of beautiful buildings to study in. The mixture of Beaux-Arts and modern architecture made for an enjoyable campus environment.

If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about the campus, you’re in luck. Our very own Casey  Dunn recently finished photographing a historical campus guide for Princeton Architectural Press. It includes some in-depth history and information about the buildings and layout and of course a ton of Casey’s beautiful photographs. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore (or Amazon) today.

Norman Mailer’s Last Home


The New York times just ran a story about famed writer Norman Mailer’s last home, an apartment in Brooklyn Heights. Mailer died in 2007 at age 84, and the apartment is now being sold by Mailer’s children. If you’ve got $2.5 million it’s yours.

This looks like the coolest place to live, ever. I love the description:

“…a quirky cross between a Victorian parlor and the cabin of a sailing yacht.”

A few images after the jump, but read the full article here and check out additional images.

Casey Dunn


Our very own, Casey Dunn, has a new portfolio site showcasing his skills in capturing architectural spaces like Blake Griffin dunks. Ole Spacecase gets to spend quality time in the coolest places in town and does a tremendous job styling and documenting them. So get on over to his new site and then tell your mom about it!

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Vaquero y’all.

Let’s jump rope!

The internet, it’s open.

Not your typical Walgreen’s pharmacy.

It’s called the spoon prank, and it is hilarious.

Brine Icicles don’t mess around. They’re killer.

Would you ride a giant spoke-less ferris wheel?

Stop annoying your neighbors with these cheap soundproofing techniques.

One of our favorite Austin spots receives FFFest praise for their “Slayer Dog”

One used time traveling DeLorean for sale. $600,000 OBO.

How good at Kerning are you? Why not test yourself?

It’s October, so why not celebrate with some Dia De Los Modernists posters?

While we’re talkin’ food, how about a pencil sharpener that dispenses parmesan pencil shavings? Yum!

Need to peel an entire head of garlic in under 10 seconds? Do it with two bowls.

This is the kinda Garden Gnome that lets people know you mean business.

Darth Vader blows some hot air.

You really need to be following Adam Garcia’s sketchbook blog.

That’s a really cool fountain. I want that in my yard.

Hey Portland! Cheat Local!

Marty McFly and Doc Brown have a backstory finally.

It’s the cartoon color wheel.

What if Charles Schulz wrote Jaws?

If there’s anything you learn from this, it’s that you shouldn’t get a discount taxidermist.

Not that you don’t already, but keep in mind that chain emails are bad.