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Video of the Week VI: smack the pony – architects

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Smack the Pony, according to Wikipedia,¬†was a¬†British¬†sketch comedy¬†show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on¬†Channel 4 (some of you out there might have seen them?). Weirdly, its title was intended to sound like a¬†euphemism¬†for female¬†masturbation – something I won’t tag this post with in case it gets too popular amongst a demographic that we are just not seeking here…

Anyways – here’s an amusing sketch that reveals what really goes on in those design concept meetings. The expressions of a bemused Jo (the engineer) are classic…

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Video of the Week III: Pimp My Model

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For those of us that remember our student days, or who still require the services of ‘X-Acto’ today, here’s a idea to help give that extra ‘bling’ to your design…

Here’s the link to the youtube page if the above video misbehaves…

It’s easy to see how the¬†Harvard¬†University Graduate¬†School¬†of Design gets such a prestigious reputation.

Note: I suspect that this is one tv show concept that won’t be picked up – not even by MTV

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Video of the Week II: Sony building melody step (some secret commands)

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Who’d a thought getting from one level of a building top the next could be so much fun: these are the melody stairs from the Sony Building in Tokyo.

Here’s a way to encourage more physical activity and less lift usage – just don’t put my office anywhere near the staircase. And apparently, you get kicked out of the building if you play too long, which begs the obvious question – how did this guy discover the secret code…?

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