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“eindhoven-based designers vincent wittenberg and guy königstein have developed a series of
alternative street infrastructure for common urban spaces”.

“for their project entitled ‘streeeeeet’, the duo came up with a series of interventions realized in bat-yam, israel,
one observation they made of the residents’ habits was use of private chairs in public spaces.
although the arcades in front of the shops might be publicly used within the street, the area officially belongs
to the shops. every morning the shop keepers place a chair in front of their stores and use it throughout the day.
wittenberg and königstein have proposed to the municipality to replace existing public benches with an option
that consists of individual seats. working on a system similar to that of paying to use a shopping cart at the grocery store,
here, the bench itself is a docking station. using a five shekel coin, one can release a seat and place it in a different spot.
the deposit is returned when one brings the seat back”.

:: via Design Boom.

porque eu sinto sim muita falta de bh. muita. e quando leio coisas assim, ou vejo mil outras coisas acontecendo por lá, fico feliz. porque hoje eu to aqui, mas eu quero um dia estar lá de novo.

Apostando as fichas

Por Ameixa Japonesa 05/07/2012

instagram: @soutosergio

“Acordou cedinho no domingo e foi tomar café com no Floriano. Era aniversário de uma amiga e a manhã virou tarde com drinks. Terminou a noite com boas companhias e pães na Casa Infinita. Almoço no Cinecittà na segunda-feira para começar bem a semana e um pulinho nos lindos papéis da Patrícia de Deus antes de voltar ao batente. Terça-feira foi à Vila211 comprar um presente de casamento e alguns filmes lomográficos na PopCorn. Quarta é um dia mais ou menos, então cai bem uma parada estratégica no Arcângelo para apreciar comidinhas na varanda mais charmosa do centro da cidade. Quinta já é quase sexta, via sacra na Savassi pelo BombShellMambo e Pomodori, não necessariamente nessa ordem. Sexta, para quem não é tão fã de balada, rola um cineminha no Belas Artes e um jantar no Obardô. Manhã de sábado pelos museus doCircuito Cultural Praça da Liberdade, tarde em alguma oficina do Restaurante Popular e jantar de fim de noite na casa de amigos (insira aqui seu próprio link).

Belo Horizonte é uma roça mesmo, as pessoas são tão atrasadas, nada acontece de legal por aqui. Sério? Já ouvi dizer que a gente só reconhece a energia que emite. Eu resolvi trocar as lentes dos óculos, das câmeras e mudar a engrenagem que move minha disposição. Agora aposto todas as minhas fichas no potencial dessa cidade e nesse pessoal cabeça aberta, tranquilo e criativo que vem movimentando as estruturas da tradicional família mineira (falida).

Faça alguma coisa ou os velhos hábitos vão roubar o seu humor. Abra a porta de casa, trabalhe menos, produza mais, troque ideias sem medo e mate aquele mineiro difícil que existe dentro de você.

*Este post não foi e nunca teve a intenção de ser patrocinado. Todos os lugares citados acima foram frequentados e experimentados (ou no mínimo reconhecidos) muitas vezes e saíram de uma lista muito mais extensa. Duvida? Que pena, você não sabe o que está perdendo em BH. Mas se alguém aí curtir, quem sabe meu próximo post não vira um complemento deste com mais uma penca de lugares legais para conhecer?

Sérgio Souto é sócio-fundador do laboratório de conteúdo CoolHow Creative Lab e, atualmente, está ignorando gente metida a intelectual, moderna e/ou viajada que joga confete só naquilo que está fora e muito longe daqui.”

 

:: via Ameixa Japonesa 

Labplatz.Transforming Parking Spaces Berlin


“Parking spaces are for cars – at least until now.
What else could happen in the space where a car parks?
What about.. a dance floor!!?
Ingredients:
. Materials: 6 pallets, laminate flooring from Reciclyng Hof BSR (all from rubish!),screws.
. Music: Gramophon and vinyls (with dj Pete), battery ghetto blaster.
. Friends, dancers and spontaneous passers-by.
 
LABPLATZ wants to rethink urban space and raise awareness about the use of public space in our cities.
We invited friends and neighbors to share their ideas and join us in a day of transforming parking spaces.
And yes, like any other car, we paid the parking fee!
“LABPLATZ – Transforming Parking Spaces” was an event that took place on the streets near the Pfefferberg, Prenzlauer Berg, on the 28th of July. It was part of “Space for Everyone” (Rachel Smith) at the BMW Guggenheim Lab, and was organized by Rachel Smith, Stiftung Freizeit, and Kirsten Storz.”

Last week while walking around Berlin I saw this Nike advertisement and I must say, it bothered me a lot.

 

 

Now I just saw this post on the blog Manolo Ty and I had to share.

HUNGRY CAMBODIAN YOUTH

“Now all over Berlin.
After Nike posted their advertisement “YOUNG GERMAN YOUTH”
all over Berlin I thought that it was the time to modify it a bit.
Thinking about my memories of the big clothing factories in the
outskirts of Phnom Penh in Cambodia where even the youngest
are producing for Nike I guess the slogan is about right now.
Time to think!”
:: via ManoloTy

in 1 month.

In the video above, NASA engineers explain the extremely precise calculations governing the landing of Curiosity, the seventh Mars Rover since the failed Soviet Mars 2 and 3 missions in 1971. Launched in November of 2011, Curiosity is scheduled to touch down in Gale Crater at exactly 10:31PM Pacific time, this August 5th. Using dramatic computer-generated imagery, the video shows the rover’s approach as it breaches the atmosphere and hurtles toward the surface of the planet in several complicated stages, a descent that takes exactly seven minutes. The engineers call this span of time “seven minutes of terror”; since the signal delay from the spacecraft to earth is fourteen minutes, NASA engineers must wait an additional seven minutes after its entry to learn whether the entirely-computer-guided craft has made it safely to the surface or crashed and burned. Since it’s speeding down from the upper atmosphere at 13,000 miles an hour and heating up to 1600 degrees, their fears are certainly warranted. And fear may be a symbolically appropriate emotional response to a planet named for the ancient god of war, with moons named Phobos and Diemos—“fear” and “terror,” respectively.

The Mars program has had several false starts and a history very much rooted in the Cold War space race. During the the 1960s, the U.S. and USSR sent competing flyby and orbiter missions to the red planet, but it wasn’t until July 4, 1997 that NASA was able to land a functioning rover, thePathfinder, on the surface. A British-led attempt to land another rover,Beagle 2, was a failure, but NASA successfully landed Spirit in January, 2004.  Sadly, Spirit became mired in the thick sand of the planet’s surface and could not be freed. Spirit’s twin, Opportunity, made a successful landing two weeks later and has continued to operate without serious incident, save periods of downtime over the Mars winter, when its solar panels cannot collect enough sunlight to power it. Intended to find signs of water on the planet, Opportunity has made discoveries that provide clues to the geological history of Mars. After its ninth year of work, NASA’s only functioning rover is beginning to show its age. NASA engineers hope the S.U.V.-sized Curiosity will survive its ordeal and continue the work of its predecessors, seeking more signs of water, and maybe finding signs of life.

J. David Jones is currently a doctoral student in English at Fordham University and a co-founder and former managing editor of Guernica / A Magazine of Arts and Politics.”

:: via Open Culture