The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held since 1963. Officially, the festival starts from January 5th and lasts one month. However often the exhibitions open earlier and last longer, weather permitting. Ice sculpture decoration ranges from the modern technology of lasers to traditional ice lanterns. There are ice lantern park touring activities held in many parks in the city. The Harbin festival is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals, along with Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival, and Norway's Ski Festival.
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World's Largest Ice Hotel
Friday, August 31
In a few simple steps Carol Duvall makes this table, which is four feet high, with a circular top four feet wide.
"heavy corrugated cardboard cut to the following dimensions:
4' X 4' for tabletop
two 4' X 3 1/2' for legs
Here are the steps how to make it: Link.
This chair can withstand an adult's weight quite easily even without using lamination. "The corrugated cardboard construction has a warmth and softness not obtained from wood".
Here is a brief guide & photographs that describes how to make a chair, & a diagram of how to cut out the parts.
How about kids making some cardboard furniture? Here is this site, which will be of help: foldschool, it has downloadable patterns to get you started. But do remember to help the kids with the cutting of some cardboard & all.
There is this coffee table "Chubb" coffee table. "The top is four sheets cross-glued, with the bottom two sheets cut out for the legs. It's stable enough for me to sit on! I designed it to go with the low sofa/futon we bought, but once put together, it reminds me of those traditional chabu-dai (low, portable dining tables for small meals) I used to see on television dramas in Japan".
More details: Link.
Creative Business Cards.
Houses With A Difference.
Creativity With Newspaper.
Interesting Furniture, Part - 2.
She made bubbles in bubbles! Right? What kind of gum is that & how many pieces of gum is she chewing?
Many questions but no answers.
But few things are for certain:
For sure its coolest thing we have seen in for about sometime.
That must be a lots of gum.
On the second thought, do you think its real?
Apple G3 Beer Server
Cute Guinea Pigs & A Piece Of Cucumber
Thursday, August 30
Balti Journal-Petersburg metro station.
Petersburg Metro, "it all started with eight stations : from "Square uprising" to "Avtovo", which to this day is one of the most beautiful stations. Today CAF subway consists of 59 working stations connected four lines. In addition to these 59 stations has one built but unused station ( "Admiralty"), and a number of stations (fifth line), the construction of which started, but now hardly any".
Entrance of station "Cite" (Art Nouveau from H. Guimard).
RATP Paris Cité.
Metro station Chatelet (line 14, fully automated).
Gare de Lyon & metro number 14.
Metro station "Cité".
Metro station Chaussée d'Antin - Lafayette.
Lazare subway station.
Gare de Lyon station.
The Paris Metro system, which has become one of the symbols of Paris, is notable for the density of its network in central Paris, and for its homogeneous architectural style, influenced by Art Nouveau.
Ground lobby located on Arbatskaya Square.
Landing station platform(Paveletskaya1950).
Central hall (Paveletskaya 1990).
Central hall (Paveletskaya 2000)
Ceiling Komsomolskaya station. Komsomolskaya is a station on the Koltsevaya Line of the Moscow Metro, the most opulent in a system known for its palatial stations.
Moscow metro "impress everybody, who appears there first time. It is a unique monument of architecture of "Stalin's empire style" and Soviet history".
Update: Thanks to Sanjuro for helping us with some corrections in Paris Metro System.
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World Leaders (Youth Pictures)
World's Biggest Railway Model
Super Cooled Water