Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jerri Blank

dom_jerriblank, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

It's amazing how America's Next Top Model accepted the application from one Ms Jerri Blank. She's about 54, spent over 30 years behind bars and is a user, a boozer and a loser. Wow. She looks good though and takes beautiful photographs. The camera loves her. Or something.
Rich over at fourfour.typepad.com has chronicled the rise and fall of Ms Dominique. She is crazy and crazy got her into the top 4, which just goes to show that it's a reality show and not a proper modeling show. Not that this in itself detracts from the enjoyability of the show. It wouldn't be interesting if not for loons like Dom Dom. Two servings of Katarazyna would be two too many. Anyway. Enjoy the Wiener. Winner. Whatever.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

fortress of solitude

Another shot that reminds me of the opera

Superman lives in the fortress of solitude, a structure of crystals in the Antarctic or the Arctic. Depending on what comic book, film or online encyclopedia you read. The building rose out of the icy waters and long crystal rods forms the angular structure. Which reminds me of how the new opera house in Oslo looks like. Coming out of the water at a low angle, stretching high towards the hills in the background.

The opera house on a grey day

The structure is all at an angle

Both buildings are monumental and the human scale is too small for most parts of the building. Snøhetta, the architects of the Opera house, have made some gestures to incorporate the human body into the building, to make the new opera house more inviting. The small bridge that leads over to the marble blanket that envelopes the whole building and the lowered roof of the entrance.

This is from the new restaurant at the opera

Superman also offers fine dining inside his fortress. Not so solitary after all! The opera does the same and seats patrons inside the main foyer. Lois Lane might not be happy, sharing superman, but it kinda looks the same.

Green glowsticks says rave party to me
Some of the colors are also similar. The crystals and ice are like the marble and glass used in Snøhetta's fortress of Solitude. The green color of Kryptonite is present in Olafur Eliasson's commissioned work in the foyer. Pulsating slowly up and down the walls, kind of like Kryptonite!

the view from the top floor

Monday, May 12, 2008


LOLvogueTHREE051208, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

I'm not too good at his LOL spelling, but the girls at jezebel are. Thank the lord. Finally something funny after months and months of unfunny LOLCATS. Can i haz pretty?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Nodeth T Vang

PATRICK with paper hat, originally uploaded by nodeth.

I love this guy. and his photos.
give us some more!
Fight the good fight and let people see more gorgeous boys.
Not photographed by Paul Sepuya.
Here's to diversity!