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The Future Forms of Life

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The Future Forms of Life

"Future Forms of Life" is a short, highly surreal, spectacular film by David Lance, based on Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures - read our in-depth article Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures showing may more examples of this extreme art form.


Also see this video in better quality on Vimeo.

Today's pictures & links:

Art Deco Car Concepts

Don Aguirre from Germany came up with these highly inspiring 1930s-style racers, a Castafiore C30 and MZ-8:

(image credit: Don Aguirre)


Reaching, reaching... Got it!

(original unknown)


Concrete Jungle, Hong Kong

(image credit: CoolBieRe)

See more HongKongScapes here from photographer CoolBieRe.


Mixed fresh links for today:

Sea & Lava Collide in Spectacular Photos - [wow nature]
Band Names Became Something Alien - [interesting]
This Artist Makes Himself Invisible - [wow art]
This Galaxy Should Not Exist. But It Does. - [wow space]
Finally, the Ultimate Curiosity Landing Video - [wow video]
Fascinating Color 1900 Photos of Moscow - [flickr set]
Some hidden tricks in "Shining" (plus a studio tour) - [cool videos]
Worst High Rise Building Collapses - [disasters]
My Way: Truly Emotional Drumming! - [fun video]
This dog does not give a damn... - [fun video]
Rescuing a man from LOTS of mud - [wow video]
Great Compilation of Near-Victories in Sports - [fun video]
Titanic Atomic Underwater Explosions, more - [wow videos]
Android Battery Saver - [green tech]
Photoshop Disasters Update! - [funny]


"United States" and "America": the Golden Age of Ocean Liners

"United States" and "America" caught at their most glorious moment. What an incredible photograph -

(image via)


Greg Brotherton's Grotesque Steampunkish Sculptures

"Greg Brotherton creates meticulously detailed sculpture, using steel, wood, glass, concrete and unusual found objects. Greatly inspired by the dystopian and political fiction of the early 20th century, his pieces emerge from Kafkaesque imagery around themes of escape and discovery. Brotherton’s vision is one of lonely isolation in a post-industrial world where one being, tinkering away with silent genius, could become the hope of the future." See the whole sculpture gallery here.

(images credit: Greg Brotherton)



Somewhere in Ukraine -

(original unknown)


The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which we update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):

"Good night. Don't eat me!" - (food art made by someone in Bulgaria):

(original unknown)

Seen in the Russian liquor store... "Get these rabbits drunk!" -

"A Sense of Wonder" -

(image via)


Huge Airship Under Construction

(image via)

From the British periodical "War in the Air - Aerial Wonders of Our Time", 1936.

"Birth of a Giant: The R101 was, unlike R100, a product of state design and was built at the Royal Airship Works, Cardington. A huge hangar was constructed to house her, and here we see the gigantic, complex skeleton, with one gas-bag in place. Note the tanks, destined to contain heavy oil fuel for R101's five engines."


The World is MINE!

(original unknown)


1866 Abandoned Mill, Sorrento, Italy

Il Vallone dei Mulini - "The Deep valley of the Mills":

(image credit: Sean Munson)

"The gorge is right in the middle of town. You basically walk down a street and when you look over a wall you see that."


A good use of a huge tire!

The heaviest rideable bicycle: it weighs 750 kg (1650 lb) and was built by Wouter van den Bosch (Netherlands) - more info

(image credit: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records, via)


"Well, who do you think you are?!"

(original unknown)



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