Behold: the Draper from Land Ark – a high end mobile home complete with boot room, kitchen, utility, full sized shower room, various cleverly integrated nooks, cubbies, benches, wardrobes and a cosy sleeping loft – all finished in whitewashed pine. There’s also a fold-out hardwood deck accessed through sliding patio doors.
One of only 500 right hand drive models (out of a total of 1265 built) and dating to the first year of production, this 45 year old, Concours restoration in Tiaga green might even be the finest surviving example.
A spectacular ‘lava flow’ descending from an abandoned building in the Catalonian town of Olot composed of 10,000 fortune teller origami polygons.
Lit from below and wreathed in fumes from smoke machines, the installation – created for the LLUÈRNIA festival of light and fire by David Oliva of SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 –takes its cue from the dormant volcanos that surround the town.
In the debut episode of the Wired Masterminds season, Jonna Mendez, former Head of Disguise at the CIA (an epic job title, in fairness), explains how masquerade is used in espionage. To wit:
With women, you have a broader range of what you can do. You also have one extra step: you can turn a woman into a man. I would mention that it’s almost impossible to turn a man into a woman. What we do is always additive — we can make you taller, we can make you heavier, we can make you older — we can’t go the other direction. You want to be the person that gets on the elevator and then gets off and nobody even remembers that you were really there. That is a design goal at the disguise labs at CIA.