Culture

Photographer Reimagines How Childhood Toys Will Fit Into Adults’ Lives

By Tue, Mar 20, 2012 11:46AM UTC

French photographer Julien Mauve was hanging around in his grandparents’ attic when he found a box full of toys that he used to play with as a child. Each toy reminded him of a particular moment during his childhood, which then prompted him to embark on a nostalgic series where

For New ‘Mad Men’ Season, Magazine ‘Retro-fies’ Ads

By Tue, Mar 20, 2012 10:46AM UTC

To celebrate the launch of the fifth season of AMC’s hit TV series ‘Mad Men’, Newsweek has ‘retro-fied’ its ads in the upcoming special ‘Mad Men’ retro-modern issue. For this week’s Mad Men cover story issue, the (online and print) edition contains vintage, swinging ‘60s-style cover design, layouts and ads.

A Spud City Made From 80 Pounds Of Potatoes

By Tue, Mar 20, 2012 10:31AM UTC

While on holiday in Istanbul, Turkey, British artist Peter Roots got inspiration to carve a miniature spud city out of 80 pounds of potatoes. Roots then spent three weeks in the city making homes, office blocks and even places of worship out of potatoes, using a kitchen knife and bicycle

Do These Ads By Microsoft Change Your Mind About ‘Internet Explorer’?

By Tue, Mar 20, 2012 9:01AM UTC

[Click here to view the video in this article] As part of its plan for Internet Explorer to make a comeback, Microsoft has produced a campaign to entice you to thinking the browser is now cool. The micro-site The Browser You Loved To Hate features graphical ads of ‘old school’

Architect Plans To Build A 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper

By Tue, Mar 20, 2012 8:46AM UTC

First a wooden Starbucks, now a wooden skyscraper. Vancouver-based architect Michael Green is planning to swap cement and steel for timber, to build a 30-story wooden skyscraper in Vancounver, Canada. ‘Tallwood’ would be made of large panels of ‘laminated strand lumber’—a composite made by gluing together strands of wood. “We