No need to rub your eyes, clean your screen, or cry photoshop. This awesomely warped building is completely real. Known as Krzywy Domek, translated from Polish as “Crooked House”, is a shopping center in Sopot, Poland that curves and slants like something from a cartoon. Were it part of a cartoon there would no doubt be some suitably merry music playing as the building happily swayed.
If we had to pick any new building for our offices, this one would be a serious contender.
Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more photos of this remarkable structure.
While walking in the Chicago neighbourhood of Logan Square Christopher of Colossal happened upon an enormous stack of Monopoly ‘Chance’ cards. After some diligent sleuthing he figured out that the cards were part of an awesome interactive street art installation by an artist/art collective known as Bored, who described their motivation behind this delightful project:
“the goal of this entire project has been to present something different than a stencil painted on the ground or a poster pasted to a wall. Something 3-dimensional that can be picked up, beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken. And if someone ever put forth the effort to remove it, like a weed it will always grow back. And if left alone it will evolve into something different.”
Visit Colossal to view more photos of the life-size Monopoly game scattered across the streets of Chicago.
Yukon Aurora with Star Trails
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuichi Takasaka / TWAN
In the Shadow of Saturn’s Rings
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/J. Major
Image Credit & Copyright: Craig Crawford
Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, J. Stauffer (SSC/Caltech)
“nothing lasts forever” by anatol knotek
have a look at more of my text-objects and installation art here: http://www.anatol.cc/objects_en.html