In The Netherlands, the town of Harlingen boasts the most unusual guest accomodations. A crane!
“Harlingen Harbour Crane is suitable for day-time and night-time occupation by two people. The facilities are located in the former machine room and control room.
The Harlingen Harbour Crane is equipped with two lifts, a swing motor, high-grade insulated glass, sophisticated heating, cooling and ventilation systems, comprehensive audio-visual electronics, unconventional sanitary facilities, a two-person bed with panoramic view through the rear wall and ceiling window, monumental armchairs, minibar, breakfast facilities and a large roof patio.”
NEW YORK — The Simpsons are being immortalized on stamps to be launched by the U.S. Postal Service later this year.
The 44-cent first-class mail stamps, designed by Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening, will feature Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.
The stamps, a sneak peek for which will be unveiled April 9, also will help celebrate the longest-running primetime comedy’s 20th anniversary this year.
The Postal Service receives about 50,000 stamp suggestions per year, but only about 20 ideas make the cut, the companies said.
“This has been a dream for Fox and ‘The Simpsons’ creative teams for some time, and we’ve finally made the cut!” said Elie Dekel, executive vp licensing and merchandising at News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox licensing and merchandising unit.
In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from the cast of The Wizard of Oz (1939)). Secret Service agent Bruce Thorpe and casting director Annie Clark find romance amidst the intrigue and confusion
“An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents’ £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he’ll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling.”
Keep this show on your radar. McGee, Templeton, Pettibon. Curated by Aaron Rose. Bring this to NY.
“This exhibition serves to focus on the recent artistic output by three underground heroes from the worlds of skateboarding, graffiti and punk. Even though each of these artists has now firmly established themselves in the world of contemporary art, there are still common themes between them that hail back to their subcultural roots. It could be described primarily as an overriding sense of concern for and representation of the downtrodden, the outsider, the anti-hero. McGee’s sad, sullen faces and neon-colored geometric panels reflect the archetypal image of man overpowered by omnipresent media, Templeton’s portraits of suburban youths perfectly illustrate the harsh alienation of teenage life, while Pettibon’s drawings and paintings focus sharply on issues of personal/social unrest, life during war and the constant power struggle between a man and his destiny. The fact that this is the first time an exhibition has featured all three artists in such direct proximity to each other will be an interesting statement not only on each artists’ individual style, but also the unique similarities that run through all of their works.”
BARRY McGEE / ED TEMPLETON / RAYMOND PETTIBON
Curated by Aaron Rose
OPENING 9TH APRIL / 7PM AT CIRCLECULTURE GALLLERY BERLIN / GERMANY
I could use one of these in the bedroom, the bathroom, the kitchen…basically everywhere. Designed by Martin Smith and manufactured by Lakingland, the Applause machine comes in Black, White, Green, Red, and Orange. Each color is in an edition of 250.
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