Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
Sarugaku | Akihisa Hirata Japan, 2007.
buster & punch light switches
A flexible rapier made during the 19th century in Toledo, Spain.
I’d wear it as a crown and slit the throat of any man who tried to touch me.
URBAN OUTLAW - THE MOVIE
URBAN OUTLAW is a portrait of Magnus Walker, the rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business. From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.
Abstract 8 by Jack Vanzet
House with 3 walls/ Shigenori Uoya Siwako Masaoka Takeshi Ike Japan, Kyoto.
five amazing award-winning homes for being small and inexpensive
#5 topo house, blue mounds, wi/johnsen schmaling architects
Sak Yant or Yantra Tattooing are believed to give the wearer magic powers associated with healing, luck, strength, and protection against evil.
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