Good afternoon Spicy readers! As we’ve undergone a site transition, new year, and general reinvigoration, the catacombs have been cleared out to make way for new goodness. What follows will be the first of a large number of posts, highlighting things collected, but never-before-shared. Enjoy. A miniature Canal Street subway cross-section by Alan Wolfson. I […]Read more "Dusting Off"
Some people take themselves too damn seriously, which is why this playful analysis is refreshingly different. Mini sofa Calatrava’s are judged for their inspired use of cushions, afghans, and coffee tables. Build LLC explains in more detail: “Unrepresented and ignored for too long in the architectural industry, today’s post pays respect to the wonders of […]Read more "Couch Cushion Architecture, A Critical Analysis"
[Al’s Tower, a block of flats on Harrow Road, Berea, overlooking the Ponte building, from the “Jo’Burg” series, 2004] Guy Tillim’s quiet photo documentary of Hillbrow, South Africa manages to clearly and thoughtfully describe post-apartheid life, without posturing or explicitly capturing individual suffering. His photos really are quite remarkable. “Though Guy Tillim is often considered […]Read more "Guy Tillim x Jo’Burg"
Ross Racine creates aerial views of faux-sprawl. His works highlight the incredible beauty, mundanity, order (of a sort) and absurdity of American suburbs. Someone should really start marketing cloud-shaped developments. I can think of a few gated communities from my hometown alone, that would have the gall to construct that kind of awkward utopia. [via […]Read more "Fictional Suburbia: Ross Racine"
* Odessa to the Future on community and crowdsourcing abundance *Altruistic ants: Infected Temnothorax unifasciatus ants abandon their community, imposing self-exile in order to protect their colony *Urban Omnibus explores methods for reforesting cities (pictured above) *Quick rant: The US Mint is updating the penny. Why?! The miniature Lincoln in his miniature memorial was the […]Read more "Spicy Linkfest: Miniature Presidents Edition"
This surprise recently landed in my inbox care of street artist, NosE. “Snow Graffiti” is beautifully minimal and cleanly executed. Specifically, the final wide angle shot — that type and the stacked edges of the balconies — it kills me every time. [previously on Spicy: Snow Graffiti: Protest with Kool-Aid]Read more "Ephemeral Graffiti: NosE x Snow"
All I have to say is: Yes. [via this isn’t happiness]Read more "Crayola Into the Void"