Air Traffic Control Towers

Air Traffic Control towers are very cool buildings – very distinctive. From Gizmodo we see

10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World’s Air Traffic Control Towers

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Well, this is a fascinating story. In May, Gizmodo posted a large collection of air traffic control towers—and you, the readers, added many of your own contributions in the comments. Now, the collection has helped inspire a set of beautiful posters devoted to the towers.

According to Heidi Muller, the founder of 08 Left, the set was a huge inspiration for this nice series of posters, each immortalizing a different city’s air traffic control tower. Just check out ten of the 23 posters below. I love it how these blueprint-style drawings evoke the ethereal silhouettes of ATC towers with just a few well-placed lines.

The talented graphic designers of 08 Left–Heidi and husband Ryan–are definitely huge fans of flight and air travel, you should check their other works on their site. For example, their airport posters would go well along with any of the ATC posters below.


John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States

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O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, United States

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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, Australia

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Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China

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Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, United States

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Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India

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Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt

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Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

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Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate

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The Coconut

I have started enjoying coconut a lot more recently. I had no idea it had so many uses! Details from NutriLiving:

Plant of Life: All About the Coconut

Drink the water hidden inside, eat the flesh of the fruit and use the hard shell to build utensils and furniture. Is there anything the mighty coconut can’t do?

Dr. Joseph Mercola breaks down for us the many uses of the coconut.

Mmm, our mouths are watering!

Paper Classic Sculptures

These are spectacular! Thanks for this great find Mary! Details from FastCo:

These Classic Statues Stretch Like A Slinky

CHINESE ARTIST LI HONGBO MIMICS CARVED PORCELAIN USING THOUSANDS OF LAYERS OF PAPER. THE RESULT NEEDS TO BE SEEN IN MOTION.

3026942 poster p statue Paper Classic Sculptures Still photographs really just don’t do Chinese artist Li Hongbo‘s paper sculptures justice. His flexible structures mimic carved porcelain using thousands of layers of paper, a feat that only becomes apparent when the busts are stretched and pulled. They’re the Slinkys of classical statuary.

Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion from Todd Martin on Vimeo.

Hongbo’s collection “Tools of Study” is currently on display at New York’s Klein Sun Gallery, his first solo show in the United States. Hongbo and the gallery worked with production company Kid Guy Collective to bring the pieces to life in “Statues in Motion,” a slow-motion short film. The busts, which look so solid upon first glance, slowly transform into layered, bending masses of paper. The result is sort of like taking a crazy acid trip right before heading to see the statue of David.

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