Archive for February, 2010

The Autobot of Odessa

February 12, 2010

This statue of a guardian type robot near Odessa in Ukraine is made from old, junked cars, among other things.  Apparently it was constructed by a logistics company called TIS (Transinvestservice) in order to serve as a signpost of sorts.  Now, instead of telling visitors to take a left at the 161km post, they can just say “Turn when you come upon awesomeness.”

Link [EnglishRussia]  I can’t find any source for the photo; if anyone knows who it belongs to, please let us know in the comments.

From Neatorama


Remarkable Collection of Steampunk Sculpture

February 11, 2010

A collection of steampunk characters, engines and vehicles created by Belgian artist Stephane Halleux.

From Presurfer

Atlantic Records Time Capsule

February 11, 2010

Founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson, Atlantic Records has come a long way in the last sixty-plus years, and the Atlantic Records Time Capsule ($200) chronicles the whole crazy ride. Compiled by a small group of Atlantic employees, the collection — housed in a custom metallic capsule box — includes The House That Ahmet Built on DVD, a 140-page full color book on the label, including exclusive quotes and stories from the artists and characters that make up Atlantic’s past, over 200 images, vintage memorabilia and swag, and, of course, music: 165 tracks spread across nine CDs, covering artists as varied as John Coltrane, Death Cab For Cutie, Iron Butterfly, The Velvet Underground, INXS, and tons of other notable musicians.

From Uncrate

Seen in Madrid

February 11, 2010


From Wooster Collective

Seen in Tejares, Salamanca (Spain)

February 11, 2010