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  • One of my favourite accidental hobbies is looking at architecture , or rather the craftsmanship or ingenuity or wonderful design that has gone into something . Its accidental in that I don`t go out of my to look at it , but when I come across it I`ll take a photo and feel a warmth of love when I look over my photos . This is the old alleyway between a furniture shop and a church which has been transformed into a sandwich/coffee house . I love it , took my mrs to lunch there on this occasion   .

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    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
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    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
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  • The roof of The Sage in Gateshead does it for me.

    Having panels at so many angles means that as the sky changes, it changes - quite dramatically so at times.

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    All pics taken by me and jammed together!
    Post edited by The_Carpathian at 2013-06-16 10:25:22
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • Similar but my hoizons are a bit wider.  I love innovation of any kind.  Have you seen that new can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges on the can or top and you can use the top as a lid?  I know.  It sounds dumb but, really, that's truly awesome thinking!  The paradigms that had to be completely overturned to invent that, after, what? a century?, are just staggering.

    That is an awesome room you've pictured.
  • Similar but my hoizons are a bit wider.  I love innovation of any kind.  Have you seen that new can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges on the can or top and you can use the top as a lid?  I know.  It sounds dumb but, really, that's truly awesome thinking!  The paradigms that had to be completely overturned to invent that, after, what? a century?, are just staggering.

    That is an awesome room you've pictured.



    I love stuff like that as well , I worked in engineering for 25 years so it kind of sticks . I was just keeping things separate on here , possibly a bit of my OCD creeping in haha . I do sadly marvel at even the rounded edges on the bottom of cans so you could stack cans without a slide-a-rama experience in your cupboard..and wonder why it took so long .

    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
    photo 5a6eb769-bc12-4596-bbe8-709fc2bb0d5e.jpg
    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
  • Sartori said:

    Similar but my hoizons are a bit wider.  I love innovation of any kind.  Have you seen that new can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges on the can or top and you can use the top as a lid?  I know.  It sounds dumb but, really, that's truly awesome thinking!  The paradigms that had to be completely overturned to invent that, after, what? a century?, are just staggering.

    That is an awesome room you've pictured.



    I love stuff like that as well , I worked in engineering for 25 years so it kind of sticks . I was just keeping things separate on here , possibly a bit of my OCD creeping in haha . I do sadly marvel at even the rounded edges on the bottom of cans so you could stack cans without a slide-a-rama experience in your cupboard..and wonder why it took so long .



    Should've figured.  I am and ex-electronics enginner.  Just beginning to get over my OCD-ness lately.  Haha!  Yah, those cans are brillant.  I'm sure you've heard the story of velcro, right?  From burrs?  I hope I didn't disrupt your thread too much.
  • This is the most beautiful motorbike I`ve ever seen (to me anyway) , I used to dream of owning one when I was a kid , Bimota Tesi , it probably handled like a pig on rollerskates but it looks gorgeous 

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    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
    photo 5a6eb769-bc12-4596-bbe8-709fc2bb0d5e.jpg
    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
  • That's sweet.  Remiinds me of a unique Harley I saw somewhere in Germany ages ago.
  • C u r r e n t l y   r e a d i n g   t h i s,   i n t e r e s t i n g   and very easy to read.
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  • Interesting thread, a nice topic. Personally I've got a bit of a thing for Soviet design, it was so whacky if I can say it, people often think of the Soviet Union as being way behind the West, yet they put a 'man' into space first. Not wanting to digress too much I'll start with a pic of a TV shop from the early 80's, stagnation had set in by then, as this looks more like a Western TV store from the early 70's I would have thought. I'm not sure the exact date actually, could easily be any time from the mid 70's to early 80's I guess, no VCR's on sale that's for sure, yeah I know what's a VCR ;)
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    Post edited by Border_Mind at 2013-06-14 13:27:29
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • ooh its Swansea last February 
    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
    photo 5a6eb769-bc12-4596-bbe8-709fc2bb0d5e.jpg
    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
  • "When the Museum of Modern Art's senior curator of architecture and
    design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, "all hell
    broke loose." In this far-ranging, entertaining, and deeply insightful
    talk, Paola Antonelli explains why she's delighted to challenge
    preconceived ideas about art and galleries, and describes her burning
    wish to help establish a broader understanding of design."




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  • Sartori said:

    ooh its Swansea last February 



    LOL ;)
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • softlad said:

    "When the Museum of Modern Art's senior curator of architecture and
    design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, "all hell
    broke loose." In this far-ranging, entertaining, and deeply insightful
    talk, Paola Antonelli explains why she's delighted to challenge
    preconceived ideas about art and galleries, and describes her burning
    wish to help establish a broader understanding of design."






    Excellent. People don't understand how much design is a part of everyday life and just assume it's "buildings and stuff...."

    People don't notice good design as much as bad but that's the biggest compliment they can pay.
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • A London one for you, best in the architecture and design. These are known as (Boris Johnson) vanity buses. I don't use the route so have yet to travel on one, has anyone else?


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    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • Here are a few of my London pics. Westminster has a real variety of architecture...



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