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Museums

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans and Obvious Plant fame will showcase more than 100 wonderfully flawed, weird, and downright stupid toys in a pop-up exhibit of his own Museum of Toys. The show runs 3/1-3/17/19 at 2270 Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Microcar Mania

Microcar Mania

We spent the day with the fine folks from Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum checking out some of the weird, wonderful, and downright goofy microcars which they’ll be showing off in their new exhibit Microcar Mania, opening on 5/25/17. Check out more on 95octane.

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The Willow Run Bomber Plant

The Willow Run Bomber Plant

The Yankee Air Museum aims to open an amazing new national aviation attraction in the old Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, MI. To kick off the latest phase of their efforts, they moved three classic planes back inside the plant. Support their efforts here.

Ordos Museum

Ordos Museum

The architects at Chinese company MAD recently completed construction of this jewel in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Those polished metal tiles protect the building from frequent sandstorms.

Rejection Letter, Circa 1875

Rejection Letter, Circa 1875

Check out this vintage rejection letter from journalist Lafcadio Hearn to his paramour; their relationship ended when she sent him a photograph of her in a low-cut dress. Harsh. (Thanks Billy!)

Google Art Project

Google Art Project

We’ve been able to explore the Earth, our streets and even our bodies all for free, thanks to Google. Their most recent project lets us visit museums and view works of art with just a few clicks.

Singapore ArtScience Museum

Singapore ArtScience Museum

Next month, the Marina Bay Sands Casino and Resort in Singapore will be the proud home of the lotus flower-shaped, eco-conscious and world’s first ArtScience Museum, designed by Moshie Safadie.

The Pompidou-Metz

The Pompidou-Metz

The glulam lattice structure of France’s Centre Pompidou-Metz twists to touch the floor at 6 points in a vortex of wood and metal. At night the building revels in the glow of its beautiful hexagonal design.

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Porsche’s not the only luxury automaker showing off in Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz has unloaded 100 new photos of its collection of 1,500 exhibits and 160 cars, some dating back to 1886.

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