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This beauty is the winner of a pylon design contest run by the UK government and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sadly, the amazing pylon of the future almost certainly won't be put into production.
Richard Branson's Virgin Media has dresses itself in a new logo with the union jack making its first appearance, presumably to fall into line with the Virgin-branded aircraft line. According to Virgin, it's to celebrate its very-British-heritage, and comes at a time when the world's fixated on the UK thanks to the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee, and Pippa Middleton's bum.
The Mouriz School is too cool for school. By day, its students frolcik and play outside its random lines and dark wood veneer. By night, however, the entire scene becomes one from a Pixar short. Fascinating stuff.
Before you go tossing that coffee cup or plastic spoon into the rubbish or even the recycling bin, why don't you send it along to artist Christian DuCharme? The man's made a name for himself making lights from discarded utensils.
For those obsessed with all things industrial, the Timing Chain clock is a piece made for you. Just look at it, the thing looks like it was plucked from an Upton Sinclair-era factory machine and adorned with time markers.
In the months since this gargantuan statue of Marilyn Monroe was erected in Chicago, it's met plenty of sidelong glances and even vandalism. The only good thing? Her undercarriage will keep you plenty dry.
Man, these pancake pillows look delicious AND absurdly comfortable. They even come with pats of butter! Designers Todd von Bastiaans and Bryan McCarthy have accomplished two things: complete my bedroom decor; and make me want breakfast. $600 each. [Unica Home via Neatorama]
Rat Island doesn't have a lot going for it. It's called Rat Island, it's mostly rock, barren, covered in poop, and is tiny. But with the right owner (YOU?) it could be the secluded green HQ of your dreams.
It's kind of hard to startle a New Yorker. That's not arrogance speaking so much as being numb to all the public masturbators by this point. Still, an elevator in a nondescript office building in Queens opening to a hellish mix of Carnivàle and a Tim Burton flick is something to see.