Street art meets cuckoo clocks

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German born street artist Stefan Strumbel has been exploring the notion of ‘heimat’ which is one of those German words where we don’t quite have an English equivalent of but loosely means homeland or regional identity. In his pieces he takes traditional Black Forest style cuckoo clocks and transforms them into pieces of art using a splash of graffiti. I’d love to get one but prices start at €850. I’m not even going to bother converting that into pounds.

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Watch out for Scottish MINI in 2010

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If you are around in Edinburgh at Hogmanay 09/10 then chances are that you will see a MINI dressed as a Highland Cow driving about the streets of Edinburgh. To promote Peter Vardy’s status as the Number one for used MINIs in Scotland Whitespace has created Scottish MINI – a loveable city MINI that has never seen the beautiful Scottish scenery so has decided to travel around Scotland and meet the population. The car was created by Inchmere Design who were the team behind the Innocent Smoothie grass Vans.

Checking out what it’s up to at:

http://www.scottishmini.com
http://www.twitter.com/scottishmini/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottish-MINI/236207780927
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishmini/