hybrids

asian street tech

…personal modifications, folk innovations, street customization, ad hoc alterations, wear-patterns, home-made versions and indigenous ingenuity… [images 1,2&3> chinese street cleaner with spinning brooms; army shovels used as cooking pots; self-made truck cabin; all from KK via uonodesign] [image4> self-built truck

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asian street tech

…personal modifications, folk innovations, street customization, ad hoc alterations, wear-patterns, home-made versions and indigenous ingenuity… [images 1,2&3> chinese street cleaner with spinning brooms; army shovels used as cooking pots; self-made truck cabin; all from KK via uonodesign] [image4> self-built truck

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telescopes on wheels

Equipped with a motorbike and a long-distance laser, telescopes pop up in Xian at night. Chinese pedestrians can then enjoy moon, planets, eclipses and stars by means of such kind of informal hybrids for only 1 euro.  [images> mobile bike/telescope at night in Xian, China by

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telescopes on wheels

Equipped with a motorbike and a long-distance laser, telescopes pop up in Xian at night. Chinese pedestrians can then enjoy moon, planets, eclipses and stars by means of such kind of informal hybrids for only 1 euro.  [images> mobile bike/telescope at night in Xian, China by

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suspended bivouac shelter

Bivouac shelters date back to Napoleon Wars, referring to a guard on night watch duty, inside any kind of improvised shelter. Charlie Hailey in Camps, his guide to 21st-century space, refers to two examples of vertical camping working as single

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suspended bivouac shelter

Bivouac shelters date back to Napoleon Wars, referring to a guard on night watch duty, inside any kind of improvised shelter. Charlie Hailey in Camps, his guide to 21st-century space, refers to two examples of vertical camping working as single

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solar-powered black balloon

…the sun shines, and one is automatically taken to the clouds… Tomás Saraceno’s art explores possible visions of a better world, generating poetic, playful propositions for a human life in balance with the planet. His works occupy the border regions

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solar-powered black balloon

…the sun shines, and one is automatically taken to the clouds… Tomás Saraceno’s art explores possible visions of a better world, generating poetic, playful propositions for a human life in balance with the planet. His works occupy the border regions

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every tree is artificial

[Everyday Life Invents Itself] ELII has presented this week their last hybrid Urban Tree species in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain): the Capio Solem et Mutuo Spinning. It consists of an artifact that first, attracts people to meet together in

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every tree is artificial

[Everyday Life Invents Itself] ELII has presented this week their last hybrid Urban Tree species in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain): the Capio Solem et Mutuo Spinning. It consists of an artifact that first, attracts people to meet together in

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horseless familiarity

Unfamiliar objects are always given familiar forms: the first clay vases were modeled on woven baskets, whose forms up to that point were suitable for these functions. First bicycles were equipped with a horse-head, a residue of the preceding form;

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horseless familiarity

Unfamiliar objects are always given familiar forms: the first clay vases were modeled on woven baskets, whose forms up to that point were suitable for these functions. First bicycles were equipped with a horse-head, a residue of the preceding form;

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cutting selvedge

Selvedge is the term for self-finished edges of fabric, the margins. What normally is a mere cutout of clothes production, has turned now into the future development of a walled country. North Korea has allowed the first foreign design production

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cutting selvedge

Selvedge is the term for self-finished edges of fabric, the margins. What normally is a mere cutout of clothes production, has turned now into the future development of a walled country. North Korea has allowed the first foreign design production

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grillwalker

1990s in Berlin underwent massive street souvenir sales of concrete pieces of the Wall, both original and fake. Soviet winter fur hats or DDR memorabilia have also been a must among street sellers since then. However, strict regulations on barbecues

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grillwalker

1990s in Berlin underwent massive street souvenir sales of concrete pieces of the Wall, both original and fake. Soviet winter fur hats or DDR memorabilia have also been a must among street sellers since then. However, strict regulations on barbecues

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chairless

85 cm long measures the latest furniture (manifesto?) by Alejandro Aravena for Vitra; with an explicit use of the Spanish word for furniture (mueble),  directly linked to the mobile. Based on the no-tech chair used by Ayoreo Indians in Paraguay,

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chairless

85 cm long measures the latest furniture (manifesto?) by Alejandro Aravena for Vitra; with an explicit use of the Spanish word for furniture (mueble),  directly linked to the mobile. Based on the no-tech chair used by Ayoreo Indians in Paraguay,

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book-self

Between 18/03/2010 and 11/04/2010, 34 books have been lying on my shelves. None of them has a similar format; not even proportional. Most of them were printed in different countries and continents, but still, does graphic design and layout prevail

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book-self

Between 18/03/2010 and 11/04/2010, 34 books have been lying on my shelves. None of them has a similar format; not even proportional. Most of them were printed in different countries and continents, but still, does graphic design and layout prevail

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standby: for boarding

It was almost without knowing if a piece of land had been added to Venice islands or detached away from them, that The Theatre of the World did appear. In 1979 Aldo Rossi planned this floating structure as a versatile

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standby: for boarding

It was almost without knowing if a piece of land had been added to Venice islands or detached away from them, that The Theatre of the World did appear. In 1979 Aldo Rossi planned this floating structure as a versatile

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no-tech toy

$0.50 is the price of this Chinese bird (depending on one’s skills for bargaining). No batteries. just a couple of turns to the handle, and the bird takes off…upwards…gliding…to the ground. only an elastic band, a wire, and a pattern

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no-tech toy

$0.50 is the price of this Chinese bird (depending on one’s skills for bargaining). No batteries. just a couple of turns to the handle, and the bird takes off…upwards…gliding…to the ground. only an elastic band, a wire, and a pattern

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holy lift

“Shabbat elevator, refers to a practice in major Jewish centers like New York City, Baltimore, and Boston of programming one or more elevators in a building to stop at every floor. The system allows practicing Jews to abstain from operating

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holy lift

“Shabbat elevator, refers to a practice in major Jewish centers like New York City, Baltimore, and Boston of programming one or more elevators in a building to stop at every floor. The system allows practicing Jews to abstain from operating

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half the bag

Optimizing a plastic bag. Cambodians like and need drinking everywhere; glasses-to-go either on foot or by motorbike with a device, which saves the half of the standard bag. Any extra properties for cooling? plastic half bag found in Phnom Penh

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half the bag

Optimizing a plastic bag. Cambodians like and need drinking everywhere; glasses-to-go either on foot or by motorbike with a device, which saves the half of the standard bag. Any extra properties for cooling? plastic half bag found in Phnom Penh

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eskimos tactile maps

eskimos have a narrow link to their territory. Apart from their songs and legends, they use the wooden carved maps in the picture to embody and represent Landscape. The Greenland coastline may be even felt by gliding the finger along

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eskimos tactile maps

eskimos have a narrow link to their territory. Apart from their songs and legends, they use the wooden carved maps in the picture to embody and represent Landscape. The Greenland coastline may be even felt by gliding the finger along

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