Monday, November 24, 2008

Crystal House

A fellow named Roger Hiorns has created a giant sculpture he calls "seizure".
He covered the interior of a house with giant blue crystals.
But god, all the glue-gunning sounds so exhausting.
So, instead, he sealed the house, and poured in from the top ~90,000 liters of copper sulfate. A few weeks later, he drained the house. (I'm presuming it wasn't as dramatic as, say, opening the door and letting a flood of blue flow out.)

Personally, all sarcasm aside, I think it's a pretty cool project. It reminds me a lot of photos from the Poles, with the ice crystals clinging to everything. It also is a cool example of how substances bond into crystalline shapes, and lord knows how I love bonding.

More details here and here.

(via apartment therapy

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cueva de los Cristales

Um, wow? This is a shot from a cave discovered in 2000 in Mexico by some miners. Definitely on my list of Top Ten Caves to Visit.
For a better description, head to Geology News.

To survive.


Costco is a bad idea though. The large glass doors would be too difficult to blockade.