The Last Billboard
is a 36 foot long rooftop billboard located on the corner of Highland and Baum
in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Each month a different individual is invited to use the billboard. The custom designed billboard consists of a rail system with heavy wooden letters that are changed by hand.
posted by frimble
on Jun 17, 2014 -
Along with its famous World Heritage Site
rolls, UNESCO maintains lists of more intangible
cultural treasures. In 2013 alone, they recognized the vertical calligraphy of Mongolia
, the communal name pools of western Uganda
, the 8000-year-old viticulture traditions of Georgia
, the skeletal melodies of Vietnam
, the forty-fold feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs
, the making of kimchi
, the use of the abacus
, the annual rebinding of the Q’eswachaka bridge
, the carol epics of Romania
, and the shrimp-fishing horsemen of Belgium
. These are only a few of the hundreds inscribed
. [more inside]
posted by Iridic
on Jan 24, 2014 -
MOOOOOOM, WE'RE BOOOORED
Didn't I buy you that Mario Kart game for your Wii, like, two years ago? Five?
YEAH, BUT WE'RE BOOOOOORED
But kids, didn't it include something like thirty tracks?
YEAH, BUT WE'RE TIIIIIRED OF THOOOOOSE
Well, I didn't want to do this so early in the year, but I've got a Christmas present for you that I've been holding on to. You know how you've been saying how you wanted 184 new tracks for Mario Kart Wii?
YEAH! WE WERE REALLY SPECIFIC ABOUT THAT NUMBER
Well, bust out that Mario Kart Wii disc and an SD card, because Merry Christmas
posted by DoctorFedora
on May 14, 2013 -
Whether it's trailer hitches or complete rebody customizations; Ford
all provide guides to body builders or upfitters to make safe and reliable modifications to light and medium duty trucks and vans. The guides contain wiring diagrams; dimensions and specifications (eg: how much weight can you put on your van's roof
); emissions information; and information on areas to avoid mounting equipment in for safety. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Oct 10, 2009 -
Geeky? Crafty? Got some time on your hands? Make your own boardgame pieces! Tutorials
for making custom
3-d Settlers of Catan tiles (and gorgeous custom sets here
, and here
, although with no instructions,alas). Agricola
more your style? Grab some polymer clay and get making resources
, more resources
, more sheep
, and (of course) farmers
, and farmers
. Don't forget fences, tiles, and a starting player piece
. Lots more in the image gallery at BoardGameGeek
posted by arcticwoman
on Mar 2, 2009 -
In a time before the Prius, the custom conversion van ruled the roadways.
Pushing the boundaries of the airbrush form
, testing the limits of mobile interior design
, featuring the latest in automatic pink leather bed
, compact toaster, 8-track,
and love machine
technology, the 70s van was celebrated in song
. You started with a factory model
, new or used, and ended at a place limited onlyby your creativity, your budget, and your old lady
's patience (NSFW). Ford could make you a man
.If push came to shove, you could even live in your van
. It was fantasy on wheels: van-tastic
, man. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jul 18, 2008 -
The Wagah border
, that separates the countries of Pakistan and India, is the scene of some very eccentric pomp and ceremony
during the lowering of the flags on either side, and the opening and closing of the gates of the opposing forces.
posted by hadjiboy
on May 27, 2007 -
Custom paperback editions of classic novels starring YOU!
Now also available in a "happy ending" edition! Didn't like that Romeo and Juliet
die at the end? Choose the Happy Ending Version a new scene is added with a twist — the lovers live happily ever after! A short scene is added after Act V Scene III. It turns out the apothecary's poison didn't work and Romeo survives, and Juliet's stabbing of herself merely made her pass out. The problem with public domain is that the integrity of the original is lost once it's Disneyfied.
posted by riffola
on Apr 30, 2003 -
Zed's dead. It's a chopper, baby.
I remember kids in the neighborhood making custom bikes. The choppers weren't the easiest to handle or most practical but they looked hella cool. Now they're selling for $2500US. Check out the showroom and the photo video gallery.
posted by suprfli
on Dec 10, 2001 -
Instant Design at the touch of a button
More good news for designers -- not only has the ad market bottomed out, now this software from move design
spits out instant layouts. Just add the text you want, choose the style, and hit Ctrl-G. The results are surprisingly tasteful. Is this the end of design as we know it, or just a toy for generating new ideas? Would you like fries with that?
posted by fellorwaspushed
on Sep 10, 2001 -