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The New Standard of “Nesting”

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Dutch artist Benjamin Verdonck takes “nesting” to a whole new level. He has built a nest in the side of a skyscraper in Rotterdam. He’s staying there for seven days and built it out of “the crowns of twenty-three silver birches. one birch one willow two straw bales one bucket of spit three bags of sand twelve buckets of glue nineteen cans of polyurethane foam.” Here’s his website if you can read Dutch.

There’s also a giant egg sitting on the street. It makes me wonder if “he” is actually portraying a female bird. A loon or cuckoo, you decide. I personally love the idea.

Here are two clips of Verdonck, the egg, and some bewildered looking onlookers:

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Real-life Spiderman coming to HK

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Alain Robert, a.k.a. the real-life Spiderman who’s famous for climbing skyscrapers is coming to Hong Kong for a talk. But we all know what’s his real agenda is, to climb the skyscrapers of Hong Kong (DUH!). For those who don’t know, I’ve posted a shot of some of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong below.

Anyway, here’s the info:

Monday 14th April – special dinner with Alain Robert, the real-life Spiderman – $400 including 3 course dinner, glass of wine and coffee/tea with talk and presentation by Alain at Soho Soho Restaurant & Bar.

Inquiries: 2850-5065 or visit www.asia-city.com/events

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“The Sims 3” announced

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Yep, it’s official. The game which took almost 3 years for the game engine to be made is coming in 2009. The Sims 3 allow unique sims to walk around their neighbourhoods. We now know:

1) Seamless, lively new neighbourhoods

2) Entirely new “create a sim”

3) New realistic personalities

4) New unlimited customization

Apparently there will be no transitions when your sims move from one place to another. They can just walk away from the house and visit anyone they want, freely. Who knows? They may walk into their nemesis or bosses (I smell interesting plots).

The new and improved “create a sim” allow more detail control of molding. I guess we can really get the look we want(I’m so reviving Anna Nicole Smith). Not only more bone structures, hair colours, skin tones and features to select from, The Sims 3 introduces a “trait system.” (It’s even patented) The sims could be given five different traits each, so I can make a neat, grumpy, control freak, emotional granny. Just to save you the work from doing the math, this allows 7 million traits combinations. YAY, not more same sims walking around!

Official web site: www.TheSims3.com

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