drb
logo
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | famous | cool ads | funny pics | food | futurism | gadgets | history | japan
military | music | nature | photo | russia | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird


Hypnotic: Mechanical Principles



Link
Scroll down for today's pictures & links.

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock ... Lots Of Mechanical Fun!

This mesmerizing and yet hugely educational video simply has to experienced in our day and age. Ralph Steiner is considered by many to be not just a groundbreaking photographer but one of the key figures in avant-garde filmmaking. His Mechanical Principles, made in 1930 is as beautiful as it is hypnotic.


Link

Today's pictures & links:

Awesome, somewhat horrifying photograph of a solar eclipse


(image credit: copyright 2009 Miloslav Druckmüller, Peter Aniol, Vojtech Rušin, Lubomír Klocok, Karel Martišek, Martin Dietzel, via)

See more images of this exceptional 2009 total solar eclipse on this site: photo taken by Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.

------------

Beautiful Actress from 1924: Lillian Gish


(image credit: Picturegoer Magazine, 1924)

She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema", "The First Lady of the Silent Screen"; her acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987... more info.

------------

Extreme kayakers look over the brink of Victoria Falls in Zambia


(image credit: Desre Tate, via DailyMail UK)

A lot more pictures and a full story are here.

------------

Mixed fresh links for today:

Extracting Audio from Pictures - [fascinating]
Some of the first sounds ever recorded - [listen here]
Vertical Horizon: Hong Kong Photography - [wow pics]
You gotta see the gallery of this Japanese mecha artist - [sci-fi]
Eye-Tracking Technology Revolution - [exciting?]
"Into the Wild": Some Myths Debunked - [interesting]
Most Lavish Private Pools, Spectacular Beach Homes - [architecture]
How to Make Balloon Chocolate Bowls - [cool video]
Mechanical Woman Walking - [wow video]
Neat Roller Coaster Made from Cans - [wow video]
Totally Ridiculous Backflips! - [wow video]
Can You Follow the Storm Trooper? - [addictive? video]
Tongue Caught In Zipper (Prank) - [crazy video]
America's Famous Serial Killers - [creepy info]
Great Office Architecture and Vehicle Yarn Bombs! - [compilations]

------------

This is a 3-D Printed Dress

Question is, is it comfortable? Somehow we doubt it. However, it looks pretty rad, and is likely to please the steampunk crowd:


(image credit: Iris Van Herpen)

This dress was designed by Iris Van Herpen using a stereolithography method, see more of his creations here, including some done for Bjork.

------------

Inventor of Time Travel Lived Here... When?!

The brilliantly playful Dave Askwith and Alex Normanton have been putting plaques like this all over London. Hopefully they’ll inspire the same amount of whimsy and fun in other countries and cities as well:


(image via)

------------

Sex in Space: a view from the year 1961


(image credit: illustration from Adam magazine, 1961)

------------

Bye-Bye Winter

See you next year! - in this madcap knitted ski mask hat, for sure!


(images credit: Australian Women’s Weekly, 1967, via; right - via)

The hilarious boy's knitted ski mask on the right is from McCall’s Needlework & Crafts, Fall-Winter 1965-66.

------------

AngBand

And this is where the winter goes to dwell... Angband, inspired by Tolkien's Legendarium - check out this epic sobering landscape, painted by Sergey Musin:


(image credit: Sergey Musin)

------------

Wooden Levels: Automatons and Sculptures

Automaton: on the left is the handmade wooden creation of Paul Spooner that playfully demonstrates the British healthcare system: "Doctors and nurses are shown carrying out health checks on infants, children and pregnant women." -


(image credit: Science Museum Library, Ward Kimball)

The Apartment, By Ward Kimball - shown on the right, is this great sculpture created by Ward Kimball, a model train enthusiast par excellence, one of Disney's "nine Old Men" animators, and a brilliant artist.

------------

Dalek Latte Art

Yes. This is yummy in many different ways.


(original unknown)

------------

Paul Heijnen's Walking Lights

Paul Heijnen was clearly frustrated by lighting that didn't go where it was supposed to – so he created these whimsical lamps that look like they are about to stroll off to playfully illuminate some darkness.


(image credit: Paul Heijnen)

See more in this video on the artist's site.

------------

Did you know about this?

We were blissfully ignorant... and would like to remain that way.


(original unknown)


READ THE PREVIOUS ISSUE ->

READ ALL BISCOTTI ISSUES HERE ->

Make sure to check our daily updates on Facebook!




RECENT ARTICLES:


Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions, Part 6

"The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them"

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #16

Loads of cool and rare imagery


Auto Oops! Bizarre Car Accidents, Part 7

New batch of maddeningly mysterious wrecks



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.

Our mobile site: http://mobile.darkroastedblend.com. You can also read us on iPad, as part of the Flipboard popular free app.



YOUR COMMENTS::

1 Comments:

Blogger Harley said...

If you'd like to see an actual Lillian Gish silent film with an actual live performing band:
http://invincibleczars.com/

I ran across this today by coincidence.

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office



READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:



Exceptional British 1950s Scifi Artwork

Quintessential Space Pulp Art by Ron Turner and others


Extreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! Part 2

The Joys and Perils of Having Interesting Kids


Creation and Destruction of Sand Mandalas

Profound Art Ritual Reflecting the Sanctity of Our Lives


Funny Sports Update

Underwater Ice Hockey, Extreme Stunts, etc.(Pics)


The New Motor, or the Steam-Powered Messiah

The strange, true tale (plus some wicked cyberpunk art)


Machines Alive! The Whimsical Art of Boris Artzybasheff

Is it a dream, or a nightmare?


Automated Musical Instruments

Music Robots: No Performer Necessary


American Supersonic Airliners:
Race for a Dream


Supersonic Marvels, Largely Forgotten Today


Pulp Pleasures: Eando Binder

"Where Eternity Ends" and other rare gems


Epic Fantasy: the Start of the Journey

Part 2 of our "Best Classic Fantasy" series


Strange Shadows: Best Classic Fantasy

Fantasy "Glitches in the Matrix", Epic Lands, and more!


FULL ARCHIVES (with previews, fast loading):

Feb-March 2014 -- January 2014 -- Oct-Dec 2013 --
September 2013 -- August 2013 -- July 2013 -- May-June 2013 -- April 2013 --
March 2013 -- February 2013 -- Dec-Jan 2013 --
November 2012 -- October 2012 -- September 2012 --
August 2012 -- July 2012 -- June 2012 -- May 2012 -- April 2012 --
March 2012 -- February 2012 -- Dec-Jan 2012 --
November 2011 -- October 2011 -- September 2011 --
August 2011 -- July 2011 -- June 2011 --
May 2011 -- April 2011 -- March 2011 --
February 2011 -- January 2011 -- December 2010 --
November 2010 -- October 2010 -- September 2010 --
August 2010 - July 2010 -- June 2010 --
May 2010 -- April 2010 -- March 2010 --
Winter 2009-2010 -- Oct-Nov 2009 -- September 2009 --
August 2009 -- June-July 2009 -- May 2009 --
April 2009 -- March 2009 -- February 2009 --
January 2009 -- December 2008 -- November 2008 --
October 2008 -- September 2008 -- August 2008 --
July 2008 -- June 2008 -- May 2008 --
April 2008 -- March 2008 -- February 2008 --
January 2008 -- Dec, 2007 -- November 2007 --
October 2007 -- September 2007 -- August 2007 --
July 2007 -- June 2007 -- May 2007 --
April 2007 -- March 2007 -- February 2007 --
January 2007 -- December 2006 -- November 2006 --
October 2006 -- Link Latte Issues -- Biscotti Issues



CATEGORIES:
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird




















Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird











Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Samsung Galaxy Case friendly.