Get ready for a whole slew of “Then and Now” photo series featuring Street View images, because Google just turned the entire service into a convenient time machine.
Announced today on the Google Lat Long Blog, the feature allows users of Google maps on the desktop to turn back time and see how a particular place has changed over the years since Google began photographing the streets in 2007.
We’ve been watching Bletchley Circle on Netflix: addictive, smart, and at only 7 episodes over two seasons, an easy commitment.
Wheat is Wheat is Wheat
Based in Israel, Paddy Mergui has come up with an intriguing series that explores what it would be like if luxury brands packaged and sold everyday groceries. The exhibition “is meant to highlight the challenges a designer faces when tasked with promoting economic interests while remaining true to his or her own moral compass.”
There should be a Tumblr for this. And they should all be reading “Where The Wild Things Are.”
LIVING IN A BELGIAN WATER TOWER
Located in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium, a city northeast of Brussels, this water tower built in 1941 sits on a small lot measuring 52.5 feet by 65.6 feet. The Nazis used it during World War II as a watchtower and then it was a functioning water tower until the 1990s. In 2005 the “Chateau d’eau from Steenokerzeel,” as it’s known, became a protected landmark.
Another bit of proof that libraries can have remarkable architecture.
Karl Heinz Schmitz & Rittmannsberger Architekten - Anna Amalia library extension, Weimar 2005. Note how the adjacent buildings inform the addition; by aligning the top of the windows to the building on the left and the bottom with the building on the right, a new proportion is created that dictates the facade. Photos (C) Ulrich Schwarz.
The amazing egg that the Newfoundland Chocolate Company made for the St. John’s Morning Show. Great details!