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Roundup June, 26 2010

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01. Film: The Bowler

“Meet Rocky Salemmo. He’s a ramblin’ gamblin’ man. For the majority of his adult life Rocky has hustled bowling for a living. Here is his story. A short documentary about booze, broads and bowling. I hope you enjoy it.” (coudal)

02. Atomic Magazine: Cool Retro Style

“Atomic magazine was published from 1999-2004. Jeff Griffith was the co-publisher and creative director of this “essential guide to the retro revival.” He describes the magazine’s mission as “to bring back the best of a bygone era–the music, the clothing, and the lifestyle–and remind our readers what it means to have fun!” Atomic was filled with retro-styled design, typography, and photography, featuring tons of great talent. The design was lovingly styled to reflect the vintage look of the magazine. Fans of 40s-50s design and imagery will love the pages of Atomic. We’ve collected some covers and inside pages to celebrate the wonders of this great magazine project, a labor of love by Griffith and editor Leslie Rosenberg.” (spd)

03. Pole Dance Preview / SO-IL

“Even though these hot months can be a bit stifling, we’re excited because the summer means that the PS1 installation by SO-IL (catch our coverage of the winning proposal here) is almost ready for the public! Upon watching SO-IL’s competition entry video, we are patiently waiting to experience the physical manifestation of the Pole Dance’s conceptual ideas about making space. While you can expect full coverage of the project, thanks to our reader, Alan R Tansey, we can share a sneak peak of the Pole Dance installation with you today. Enjoy!” (archdaily)

04. World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Set to Cross the English Channel

“The world’s first solar blimp, built by et Sol’r – a collaboration between students at engineering and technical schools in France. This measures 72 feet long and 18 feet wide and has a nylon and polyethylene aluminum frame. And it features semi-flexible solar cells that can generate up to 2.4 kilowatts that keeps the blimp moving at 25 mph. It has two big red propellers, which in turn are expected to send the ship across the Channel in under an hour.” (likecool)

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