1. The totally insane Marie Antoinette Helicopter
Had the helicopter been invented during the reign of Marie Antoinette, artist Joana Vasconcelos decided to imagine what the French Queen’s would look like. Using a Bell 47 helicopter, the artist decorated it with ostrich feathers, thousands of rhinestones, interior woodwork, gilding and lavish pink upholstery for a 2012 exhibition at Versaille.
2. Waiting in line in Thailand
via Twisted Sifter
3. The Treehouse Chapel
In the late 1600s, a lightening bolt hit this oak tree in Allouville, Bellefosse in France and hollowed out the centre. The local priest took this as a sign to turn it into a church. It’s still going strong today. More pictures here.
4. Camera Straps by SFK + Meredith Wendell
5. Just Aaliyah and Mark Ronson hanging out.
Wait, they hung out?! Mark Ronson, a then “up and coming DJ” modelling in a Tommy Hilfiger campaign with the late Aaliyah. Mark also appeared in Aaliyah’s music video “More than a Woman“.
6. A short film that will remind you of Amélie
Vimeo staff pick by Simone Rovellini.
7. Photorealistic paintings of movie scenes.
By McDermott & McGough via Faith is Torment
8. Obama trolls another politician with his handshake.
9. Video Game Dinner Plates inspired by The Willow Pattern
by designer Olly Moss
10. The Legend of the New York Cow Tunnels
The story goes that in the 1870s, the need to alleviate cattle traffic in the streets resulted in the creation of an underground ″Cow Tunnel″ underneath 12th Avenue and 34th street. While some say its just an urban fancy, others say the tunnels still remain in tact unbeknownst to New Yorkers. In 2004, a correspondence from the NYC landmarks preservation commission and New York State office of parks, recreation, and historic preservation mentioned underground ″Cattle Tunnels″ at the 34th street and 38th street. According to the correspondence, if the tunnels are still in good shape they may qualify for inclusion in the National Register for Historic Places.
Read a detailed investigation of the unsolved mystery at Edible Georgraphyvia Atlas Obscura
11. The 1981 Citroen Xenia by Trevor Fiore
I want a calculator thingy on my dashboard!
12. This 1970 Vintage Cartier Watch
More at the New York Jewellery Diary
13. Summertime in Venice with Katherine Hepburn
Movie stills by Miss Moss. Summertime is available on iTunes here, the perfect late night movie when you’re home alone. Find a movie review here.
There is a memorable scene when Katherine Hepburn falls into the Venetian canal and reportedly, the water temporarily blinded Katherine. Today anyone who falls into the canal is advised to take antibiotics.
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