Posts tagged “15 july 2011

Flickring & Twittering lights

This is no satellite photo from space. Instead, it is a map that reveals how keen Londoners are on social networking.

Created by Eric Fischer, the map combines data from the photo-sharing website Flickr and the micro-messaging network Twitter favoured by celebrities


The red dots represent Flickr pictures while the blue dots are tweets. The white dots seen in central London are locations that have been posted to both.

The map reveals Twitter is used across the metropolis of eight million people, while geo-tagged Flickr snaps are clustered south of the Thames, the river  that is often seen as a cultural divide in the city.

The meandering river itself is mostly red, indicating the increased number of tourists taking photos and then uploading them to Flickr.

Mr Fischer has applied his magic to other big cities, including New York, Barcelona and Tokyo – as well as the entire globe.

New York



New Orleans


North America

The World

If you want to see more cities mapped like this – Eric Fischer’s photostream


New Yorkers have witnessed an urban solar phenomenon, with the Sun setting in alignment with the city’s skyscrapers and giving an effect fans say is reminiscent of Wiltshire’s Stonehenge. Welcome to Manhattanhenge.

Twice every year amateur photographers gather in carefully-selected spots to set up tripods and wait to capture the ultimate sunset.On Wednesday night at 2025 local time (0125 BST), the east-west lying streets of the city’s famous grid system neatly framed the setting sun, creating golden glows New Yorkers rarely see. During the phenomenon, the Sun appears to be nestled perfectly between the skyscraper corridors, illuminating the north and south sides of the streets.

Kidrobot for Swatch

Swatch has teamed up with Kidrobot, to create Kidrobot for Swatch, a collection of eight watches, each accompanied by a complimentary Dunny. Dunny is Kidrobot’s iconic and highly collectible bunny-like vinyl toy, a customizable canvas for artists from widely varying backgrounds.



Dream Bookshelf

Dripta Design Studio thought this storage called “Dream Bookshelf” for all dreamers.



Brothers grim – Jake or Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman‘s new two-part show at London’s White Cube galleries are presided over by a troupe of ghoulish Nazis with smiley-face armbands and a horde of schoolgirls with animal faces. Just two distinctive touches in an exhibition that makes a virtue of bad taste.