Italian-Spanish illustrator Federico Babina created an awesome series of stylized illustrations depicting iconic buildings reimagined as the animals he thinks they resemble. It’s called the ARCHIZOO and makes the view consider these famous structures in a whole new, wonderfully playful way. New York’s Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a snail. The Eiffel Tower is a giraffe, London’s famous “Gherkin” is seal, and the Sydney Opera House is, quite appropriately, a crocodile. Each delightful illustration also features the name of the architect or architecture studio that designed it.
Currently reading Blameless by Gail Carriger and I found a new favourite expression. I will use that as often as possible from now on. Even when it’s not appropriate. Because “pickled beyond the gherkin” is the best thing language as ever produced!