Originally Posted by kiteki
You just like cute stuff lol. I saw those Pioneer whiskey barrel speakers yesterday too btw, very nice looking bookshelf speakers, they didn't have a demo facility =/. The internet is deceiving, I saw the Pioneer S-DJ08's too, they are insane looking in real life --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyzDj041sC8
I've seen those in stores, they are very imposing!
Personally, as much as I like cute things, I like my speakers brutal or sharp lol.
Always wanted to hear this Sony glass speaker:
Speaking of which, I went to a regional part of Australia (Wondonga / Albury) and I was surprised to find that the 'food bowl' of Australia (or at least that part) seems to be doing pretty well. The local council seemed to have a lot of resources to put into civic infrastructure and eccentric projects like dispersing bronzed objects in secret locations throughout the town as a Christmas / art celebration. I went to a hospital in the area (I was there to visit someone whose mother was sick) and was really surprised to find out here, where I always thought was nowhere, was a really startling piece of brutalist architecture. I wandered through this hospital (which really looked more like either an art gallery or a technical college) snapping pictures because I'd never seen anything like it in Australia. It was a bizarre combination of beautiful natural light, glass, jagged concrete and something altogether quite alienating. The building had aged a lot, but I'm always attracted to the brutal and decaying.
I looked it up when I got home, and found out it was a former college where the design was pretty strongly influenced by a union movement which wanted the unembellished architecture to represent the skills of the builders.
Tumblr is down at the moment, but I thought I would post some pics here because it blew my mind:
An Orwellian nightmare of a hospital entrance.
This walkway / tunnel through the hospital grounds just utterly transfixed me. It looked like something out of a sci fi set.