Thursday, July 17, 2014

Small Bizarres No. 90 - Birch Bark Skateboard, Helsinki...


A birch-bark skateboard in a shop-window on Annankatu in Helsinki. I also like the sign stating, "everything is for sale unless it speaks"... Good times...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Drink bag, Thailand...


I remember coming across these drink-bags already a while back in Kuala Lumpur, but what a clever and economical way for storing and transporting a beverage..! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Extraordinary Ordinary - Gas Station Pumps, Tokyo...


As perhaps a space-saving or safety arrangement, some of the petrol-stations in Tokyo have their pumps decend from the ceiling soffit (the iPhone photos are from Shibuya-ku)… 



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Interdisciplinary Design Symposium, May 17 - 18, 2014, Doha…


The MFA in Design Department here at VCUQatar will be hosting a two day symposium exploring and debating the research and practice based paradigms of interdisciplinary design… 

An international cohort of presenters will be exploring this challenging topic both at the Msheireb Center on May 17, and at the HBKU Student Center in Education City on May 18… 

The schedule for the event's two days is included below (please click on the images to enlarge them). We've also included an invite for the event beneath the schedule pages… 

If you wish to join us please RSVP our Administrative Assistant Rebecca Davis at: erebecca@vcu.edu 

Good times… 






Sunday, May 4, 2014

Small Bizarres No. 84 - Portico Ceiling Fans at the Pearl, Doha…


The images above and below shows some of the ceiling fans located within the covered porticos that accompany the paths along the Marina at the Pearl. They're installed at a roughly five to six meter height, but the pull-string to turn them on, is only about 10 cm long… I've never seen them 'in action', perhaps this is the reason why…