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