Not technically a machine, but . . .
This is the world's largest freestanding building, an airship hangar built a decade ago at an
Not technically an "outdoor building" but hey . . . this is an amazing swing in a dedicated area. Love it!
Technically not a library, but what an awesome sign. Would love one in my backyard. The only problem is...which way to go!?
Clothes to die for
This is the world's largest living Organism, it's roots cover 800 hectares. It is edible but does not taste very good.
The Fungus Among Us
Technically this isn't a book but this quote is from one of my favorite authors! The Book Thief is an amazing book!
things that I like
Technically shes not a model but she is my favorite actress and this is my favorite picture of her
At 22.24 millimetres in diameter, this is the world's largest fine-quality round pearl.
The Spirit of de Grisogono at 312.24 carats is the world's largest cut black diamond, and the world's 5th largest diamond, period. In a
The world's largest chocolate fountain...at the Bellagio? How did I not know about this...I must go and see.
Real amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but instead is fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost fifty million years ago, primarily in Scandinavia and elsewhere around the Baltic Sea. It is generally accepted that the amber from the Baltic region is the world’s finest.
Danbert Hall in the County of Swansea, Wales - This large Victorian town house with three stories and attics is a grade two listed building, built in the 1880s for Daniel Edwards. But he never lived at Danbert Hall, for when the builder went bankrupt the house was not completed.
Weighing 138.7 carats, the Rosser Reeves Ruby is one of the world's largest and finest star rubies because it is not only clearer and more translucent that the Delong Star, but also possesses a sharp six-rayed star. This Sri Lankan stone is renowned for its great color and well-defined star pattern.
A Gang of Turkeys is Taking Over Staten Island: About a decade ago, a local resident released her nine pet birds at the South Beach
A Pinboard by Paul
The world's largest solar tower facility is to be built in California http://bit.ly/143ftmy
building I love
Well... Not a big purse person but I saw this purse on a gal in The Woodlands about 2 years ago and LOVED IT... this one is used...
The Easter Egger chicks look like little quails and run around like them too. This is Gadget in a moment of calm. She was sold as an Ameraucana, but I imagine she's technically an Easter Egger.
stuff for my girls
OK, this is not a beautiful transformation, but it sure works great. Take the drum out of an old machine and use it as a fire-pit.
Delicious blue chocolate cake! real cake and real chocolate with blue & blackberries Technically this is of course not a blue chocolate cake but this was our blue version of the ‘Chocolate Jewels” The recipes is English but metric the video is in Dutch but the process is pretty easy to understand even if you don’t speak Dutch. You can’t really go wrong.
I'm not an atheist but this is funny and true. The bible is a story...
Here’s another Koolhaas, the CCTV Building in Beijing. 2008. I’m pretty sure this is not how it actually looks at night, but it was the clearest picture I could find. What a gorgeous transformation of the basic skyscraper:’)
Not technically a "Big Thing"... but the entrance to Vic Heslops shark museum, Airlie Beach, Queensland
The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed in the Soviet Union. Tu-160 is currently the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft, and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. In addition, the Tu-160 has the heaviest takeoff weight of any military aircraft besides transports. Designed in 1981 and still in production. It was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union. It can carry 40.000 Kg at 2.220 Km/h.
An open-face drawer with a built-in paper towel dispenser makes the towels easy to reach but it is not an obvious part of the kitchen. Design by John McGilvray. See more of this beautiful French country kitchen >>
Wine Glass Terrariums - technically this is indoor gardening, but I don't have a board for that. ;)
A plate rack and an open upper cabinet keep dishes within reach in this tiny wall unit. The plate rack is built in to this cabinet, but freestanding options are available in a wide range of shapes, styles, and finishes. Plate racks are a popular choice for open kitchen storage because they allow you to turn your functional dishware into a decorative display.
Fact: The artichoke is technically a flower bud that has not yet bloomed.