13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Volume V)

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21st Jan, 2013

1. A Weapon of Mass Instruction

Artist Raul Lemesoff, who took an old military 1979 Ford Falcon and gave it a bit of a make-over, says it’s his “contribution to peace through literature”. The tank-shaped mobile library that carries over 900 books, known as “Arma De Instruccion Masiva” – Weapon of Mass Instruction, cruises the streets of Buenos Aires firing books at people … okay, not really, but it’s a pretty cool way to encourage someone to pick up a book!

via The Fancy and the Chive

2. Bond as you never thought you would see him (in a red thong thingy):

This is Sean Connery in a little red number for his role in the 1974 post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, Zardoz, alongside Charlotte Rampling. Would it be much too obvious to ask the question: what the hell was he thinking?

3. Just a Pool House:

Meh. Could do better.

But I’ll take the pool too.  Via here

 

4. A Pizza Recipe that breaks all the rules:

Chicken, mozzarella, peach, blackberries and basil– you might say I’m crazy, I say try it. Maybe add some blue cheese too. Recipe via How Sweet it is

 

5. Betty in Paris

Brought to us by those wonderful filmmakers Olive us and Tiger in a Jar.

 

6. Somewhere to casually park your classic car collection:

Artchitect Peter Kunz designed this unusual parking structure in the mountains of Herdern, Switzerland. In case of emergency, break glass! via Design Boom

 

7. Off-beat Designer du Jour: Momo Wang

This is the very special designer who designed her 12-piece collection, The Third Hand from second-hand clothing she found at the markets in her hometown of Jinzhou, China. The upcycled pieces and styling are incredibly unique, almost challengingly so. I like the challenge. I like that the lookbook, shot by photographer Shuwei Liu, features an unconventional model. I like that it was shot in and around the rural villages and mountains near the designer’s hometown. I like that this fashion story looks like a beautiful foreign film.

Momo Wang via Miss Moss

 

8. Public transport was way more fun in 1920s California:

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Photograph of a Venice electric sidewalk car, ca.1920. Carrying about twenty sitting passengers, including the driver, it sits stationary on the sidewalk in front of a barbershop.

via USC libraries

 

9. Movie night at your house every night:

Okay so you’ll still have to invest in the screening equipment, but here’s a way to build stadium-style home theatre seating on the cheap with shipping pallets. Via Lifehacker

 

10. Something I (never) want to try.

Much respect to those that have…

via here

 

11. The Bizarre furniture of 1960s French designers François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne pictured in LIFE magazine:

This husband and wife duo have charmed the Parisian elite with their whimsical sculptures for more than four decades and today their pieces go for big bucks at auctions.

A buyer recently paid a record $380,000 for a 1968 set of sheep!

The couple in their workshop in Ury, France, 1967.

via The Selvedge Yard

12. Stop everything, Brigitte Bardot now has her own clothing brand…

She may be pushing 80 years old, but Brigitte is still profiting from that iconic face. French designer, Sarah Ohana has launched the long-awaited fashion brand in her honor, taking inspiration for the collections from the icon’s various film roles and style phases through the decades.

As the official Bardot brand, they’re also making use of the beautiful Brigitte Bardot photographic archives…

Visit/ shop the website here, spring/ summer 2013 collection coming soon.

 

13. Swallowed Churches: Going, Going, Gone.

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Every one of these churches swallowed by ivy are in Norfolk, England which has more ruined churches than any other county in England …

Going… 

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 Going…

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GONE!

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via Urban Ghosts

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