In many cities, it is the juxtaposition of old and new architecture that can sometimes appear weird to the eye. After all, weirdness is in the eye of the beholder and much of this architecture such as San Francisco apartments can appear innovative or groundbreaking to other observers. Delhi, India, has been occupied continuously from thousands of years and magnificent ruins from different schools of ancient architecture nestle cheek to jowl with modern high-rise apartments and flyovers. It is a continuously changing mix of old and new. On the other hand, the city of Las Vegas will stand for many as a monument to architectural bad taste. After all, what can you say about the city that can boast replicas of the Eiffel Tower and King Tutankhamen’s tomb? We will take a look at a few buildings that are almost universally acknowledged to be outstandingly weird along with their locations: Kansas City, Missouri - the Kansas City public library represents one of the pioneering efforts in the revitalization of a downtown area gone to seed. The people of Kansas City were asked to select influential books that would be representative of the city. These titles were then incorporated as “book bindings” (the spines of books with the title) into the facade of the main parking lot. This was done with the hope that people will be encouraged to use the facilities of the actual library. Darmstadt, Germany - Hundertwasser Building was built between 1998 and 2000 by the revolutionary painter and architect, Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Renowned for his use of irregular shapes, the building housing 105 apartments winds its way around a central courtyard with a running rivulet. Newark, Ohio - the Basket Building is arguably the weirdest office building in the world. Headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company, it cost $30 million to build and is an exact replica of the company’s famous market basket.
Just like every other type of self expression, fashion has its more bizarre moments. In painting, such times of oddness can be referred to as “movements,” such as dada or abstract expressionism. And in the case of dada, some of those movements were not moving in the way of “wow, my mind is opening up” sense of the term. And just like those “moving off into left field” moments in the realm of the fine arts, fashion can move into just as strange a place, in dresses and in shoes. Let’s take a look at 5 of those places.
1. High Chair Heels
If you are either extremely short, or wish to challenge your personal acrobatics ability, high chair heels might be the foot wear for you. Each shoe stands on a rubberized tripod, and elevates your foot to the point where it is very nearly vertical. It also just happens to extend your height by 6 inches… for those who are really insecure.
2. The Claw Shoe
If you enjoy Goth fashion (or like to go bare foot), the claw shoe might be for you. Your toes are directly on the ground, while the heel is designed to look like a talon. Over all, the effect is freaky on several levels.
3. Cardboard shoes
Yes, an artist named Mike Leavitt has actually crafted a series of shoes based on popular manufacturers of footwear… out of cardboard. While they may or may not be intended for function, they are most likely not a good choice for puddle hopping.
4. The Tarantula Shoe
Who ever decided that shoes need to have a living creature inside them besides the person wearing them? While that question may never be answered, there is actually a platform heeled shoe which contains a live tarantula beneath the toe. This may say many odd things about the wearer.
5. Rat Shoes!
Some fashion designer must have put some LSD into their corn flakes, because these shoes actually look like dead rats. How would you like to put your feet inside dead rats? That sounds almost fun… not.
Well, as Apple prepares to start taking pre-orders for the impressive new, ‘life-simplifying’ product, the iPad, it’s time to reflect on how, or even whether, the iPhone has actually improved our respective existences. However, not in this article. This is just a list of 10 bizarre Phone apps I found. Enjoy.
Hello Cow! Touch the cow on the screen and hear it go “moo” in a variety of different ways. This one is apparently aimed at kids and toddlers, to keep them distracted on long trips etc. Thank you, Steve Jobs and ‘Hello Cow’ creators, for neutralizing kids’ incredibly annoying thirst for knowledge, answers and candy.
Hold On. With this app you must hold down a (virtual, on-screen) button for as long as possible. That’s it, seriously. You can compete against the world though, but finding out that you’re the best in the world at this particular app could, and probably should, lead to depression.
Well, there you have it, “Girls are Evil”…. with a proof to go along with it!!! So, now that you know it, stay as far away from girls as possible. WooW!!! Wait a minute. Did you actually fall for that. Cumon, guys, gimme’a break. I was just kidding. Besides we should make the most of all beautiful natural resources around….Don’t you think that? LOL. Enjoy more of such pics after the break.
Well, it sure takes courage to do that….to your boss. Way to go girl!!!
Via: Cool Stuff
Meat is the very essence of life. From the decorated flesh of a human body to a garnished one on the dining table, we cannot imagine a world without meat. But imagine what would happen if the thin veil that differentiates these varieties is torn apart? Presenting the ‘meaty’ teacup. A part of the ongoing exhibition at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, its a true delight for the Hannibalists and an eye-opener for the straight ones.
Brain is the mighty force that makes the world go round. All those wonderful inventions, are impossible without it. No doubt that the brain always walks away with all the accolades. But what about the skull that houses the mighty brain? Without the security of this strong fortress, can the brain remain safe? Obviously, its the cranium that should be worshiped, and not the brain! Its time to worship the skull.
Everybody loves to indulge in those funny dining table fights. Ducking the peanuts and shooting your own sausages, you try your best to emerge as the ultimate dining table warrior. Now its time to upgrade your weapons and take the action to the next level. Presenting.. the spring-loaded spoons! Choose your favorite ammo and establish your supremacy at the dining table!
Sin is always fun! Obviously, what we aren’t allowed is always tempting as hell. To prove my point, I present to you the Melon Brain. It’s a purely edible brain, for folks who take pride in calling themselves vegetarian. Now the vegans have full liberty to enact their favorite taboo fantasy!
We crave for flexibility in every wake of life. Then why should the good old chair remain static? This is the message that this tank-inspired chair seems to give out. Instead of putting you in the category of ‘chair potatoes’, the ‘all-terrain’ chair will elevate you to a commanding position.