A selection of the brilliant and bizarre Lego models people put on Youtube. The Pneumatic Caterpillar is truly mind warping (skip to 2:50 if you’re impatient!) while Jennifer Clarke’s Crane stands out for sheer quality of aesthetic and technical detail. I love the industrial atmosphere and meta-functionality* of the Pin Sorter and last but not least the Felt Tip Printer and its crew of operators just reeks of fun…
* I may have made this term up.
That’s you, back then, celebrating the deregulation of the financial industry and the end of western manufacturing with some plastic gizmos from the far east.
Images from a Himmler sponsored “scientific” expedition to Tibet.
The whole thing is bizarre and pretty horrible. Tibet looks cool though.
1. Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes.
A little something for the school run..
Still from Restrepo, the best documentary I have yet seen about soldiers and war.
Tim Hetherington (Photographer and Directer) was killed by Gadaffi forces whiled reporting in Libya last year. There is a really moving tribute to him and his incredible work here
His partner in making the film, Sebastien Junger, has published a companion book entitled WAR. It is up there with any of the Hemingway pieces on American conflicts.
Made In Britain
Part of the information display system on the first computer at Bletchley park.