May 13, 2010
Pictured above, it's in Festus, Missouri.
From Charles Wilson's March 21, 2010 New York Times Magazine story: "In 2003, Curt and Deborah Sleeper and their two children were living in a cramped Missouri ranch house when they saw an eBay offering for three acres with an empty sandstone cave. The family intended to build on the land until they realized the former quarry offered 15,000 feet of naturally insulated space.
"The cave’s bare walls shed sand, so the Sleepers have placed interior roofs or umbrellas over areas like the kitchen that need to stay sand-free — not least of all for the couple’s new 1-year-old son, Wes.
"The couple’s older children, Perry, 13, and Kian, 16, helped build the house.
'The inside of the house feels like you’re outdoors without the discomfort of hot or cold,' Deborah says."
Apparently the Sleepers avoided
last year's threatened foreclosure.
Time Flies Clock
By Rafael Morgan.
Venn Diagram Venn Diagram
[via The Daily What]
Dog Mustache Ball Toy
From the website:
Go "indognito" to the park with this fun toy.
For the pooch with a good sense of humor.
This shiny black toy is a ball on one side and a giant cartoon mustache on the other.
Dogs naturally pick up the ball, thus adopting an outrageously funny mustache.
Dogs also love to hold the ball in their mouth and shake the mustache back and forth.
• Natural rubber
• Ball: 2"Ø
• Mustache: 6.5"W
[via Cliff Hatch]
wittenoom: speculative shell and the cancerous breeze – by Jason Nelson
"Digital poem created from ten sections."
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
'Walk the Walk' — Kate Gilmore
currently up in Bryant Park in New York City from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through tomorrow (Friday, May 14, 2010),
features seven women walking silently around the 10-foot-by-10-foot top of an 8-foot-high yellow plywood box.
two of the participants tell you what's it like to make art.
Designed by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia, the table is made from scraps rescued from the factory floor.[via Monica Khemsurov and the New York Times T Magazine]