Saturday, March 5, 2011

Starred Saturdays: Week of February 27

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Welcome back, Starred Saturdays! I haven't been feeling up to these posts for a couple of weeks but I've perked up again so here we are.

Have you seen this Japanese outbuilding designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio? The entire interior is lined in bookshelves! It's called "shelf-pod" and is as beautiful inside as out. (via Algonquin Books Blog)

Yet again, I find that there are people out there with more creativity in their little finger than I have in my entire body. In fact, Elsa Mora can show her creativity off on her little finger with this amazing ring made of paper. If you like the ring, look at the rest of her blog. Her projects are amazing (like this paper bee).

Artist Irina Werning managed to recreate old photos of children (mostly from the 70s and 80s but as far back as the 50s!) with the same people as they are now. It's amazing how little some of these people have changed!

Two words: Jello Buildings. (by artist Liz Hickok)

Featherproof Books has a project called Storigami -- print out a single page, fold as directed and then read. There are four free offerings on their site (scroll halfway down the page).

This is the Milky Way over Switzerland, photo by Stephane Vetter and posted by NASA. Stunning. (via io9)

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  1. The Japanese outbuilding is wonderful! I want!

    And I love the photo of the Milky Way over Switzerland, it's just incredible! - I've only seen the Milky Way when I lived in Cornwall - everywhere else I've lived has too much light pollution for it to be easily visible.

  2. I loved Irina Werning's piccies in particular.
    I wonder how they stopped the light pollution on the horizon dominating the piccie in Switzerland.
    Living in rural Oz for much of my life I have been spoiled by 1,000s of amazing night skies. Melbourne isn't too good though :-(

  3. Oh my gosh, I love the recreated kid pictures. I'd hate to do that myself, but I'd loooove to have my sisters do it. :p

  4. Tracy - I would probably have to have some sort of sleeping space in the outbuilding because I would be in there all of the time! I remember seeing the Milky Way once but I can't remember where. I think it was in Utah or Idaho in a non-populated area.

    Al - I thought Irina's pictures were amazing as well. I'm a suburban-dweller so am jealous of your rural night views!

    Jenny - Me too! I might be willing to do one or two pics of myself. I wonder if my mom would be willing to remake outfits that she made for us as children ...

  5. That Irina site was FASCINATING! I just love stuff like that. The one photo really freaked me out though ... the one with the lady who ended up with lots of tattoos and body piercings. Neat stuff.

  6. Jenners - The strangest thing about that one picture was that I saw it in a more general way first and didn't even notice the piercings and stuff. Then I focused in and realized how drastically different that girl was now -- but yet so much the same.