Cities in Games
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The Digital Urban site has a great series of entries on the theme of Cities in Games. They’ve done City 17 from Half Life 2, which you could say is a current pinnacle, but they’re easing off the more recent games and going a little retro with the first in a series based on Sinclair

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Wrong birds
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I’m a bit of a closet ornithologist, so this alarm clock that plays bird song appeals. As far as I can tell, though, this is a US only product, which might be a little disorientating. Being woken up by the Northern Cardinal in the wilds of Surrey might be a bit surreal. Plus, it may confuse

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Snowscapes
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These snow scenes from Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz are beautiful, melancholic and quite unsettling. And now available in travel-friendly snowglobe form.

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Chaotic architecture
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I’m a big fan of Lebbeus Woods. He’s an architect/artist who doesn’t actually build anything, but instead imagines these crazy, fragmentic, chaotic architectural environments made up of planes and lines. There are some great examples here. It’s not that I imagine living in one of his buildings, or even admire them as architectural constructions. I

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Comfort & Support
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Comfort & Support by rbanks. Shannon is curled up with a fever and sore throat. Sidney is providing close support.

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Small scale energy generation
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I’m a big believer that longer term we could end up generating a lot of our energy needs by exploiting our environment, and installing micro energy generators. Doors could be generating electricity for your home as they are opened and closed. Your doormat could be powering a light in your hallway by capturing the energy

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Grabbing a St.Patrick’s Day snack
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Grabbing a St.Patrick’s Day snack by rbanks. We’re in London for a combo Mother’s Day/St.Patrick’s Day walkabout.

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Maddie standing
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She’s been doing this for a while, but she went through a little wild, smiley phase of standing and sitting on Friday which is quite fun to see.

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Knife disclaimer
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Knife disclaimer by rbanks. A not-very-good Photoshop job done after seeing this warning on a bottle of sparkling wine. Label reads “Caution! Sharp Edge! Hold from other end. Consult manual for use.”

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What are lawyers doing to us?
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What are lawyers doing to us? by rbanks. On the cork of a bottle of cheap sparkling wine we just opened. “Stop. Read Warning Below”. I guess that’s all the room they had for a disclaimer.

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