Michael Wolf - Bastard Chairs (2002)
“What Wolf calls The Bastard Chairs of China challenge the notion of our standard definition of a chair. Cobbled together from whatever debris and flotsam is available, there is something to be learned here—that a chair is a chair is a chair. And while we can appreciate the beauty and art of what we call ‘designer’ chairs throughout history and today, when all is said and done, what matters is that we have a place to rest our bones.”
This thing is killing me.
Simultaneously the most sad and the most hilarious thing I’ve ever witnessed.
OMG! I can’t stop laughing!
Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years
1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world.
Prior to its discovery in 2000 by archaeologist Franck Goddio and the IEASM (European Institute for Underwater Archaeology), no trace of Thonis-Heracleion had been found (the city was known to the Greeks as Thonis). Its name was almost razed from the memory of mankind, only preserved in ancient classic texts and rare inscriptions found on land by archaeologists.
Photo of the Day- “Crocker Speedway”. In the mid-1930s the Crocker Motorcycle Company from Los Angeles, CA, built a very small number of 500cc Speedway machines for competition. These bikes are extremely rare today. This example was on display at WTT through 2008.
details from a vintage “Life Size Inflatable Doll” ad…
FOUND by Adam C. in San Francisco, California
I found this on my windshield in the SFO long-term parking, October 2012. I was very late for a flight and parked quickly in a tight spot. I realized I severely squeezed someone in, but I had absolutely no time to park again. The whole 4-day trip I wondered if I’d get a ticket, towed, or a key scratch. When I returned, I saw something on my windshield. Figured it was a ticket but it was this letter. Sorry about that, stranger. I’m just glad you didn’t key my car.