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      The Cyclotrope

      Pushing animation to its rotational best - this is highly mysterious and
      unique video, made by
      Tim Wheatley:

      Link to video (Vimeo)

      Here is a secret to what you just seen: "The Cyclotrope is a cycle of 18
      images that is spun at a certan speed so that the frame rate of the camera
      filming it gives the illusion of animation." Today's pictures & links:

      Another Animated Curiosity

      

      This is called the Alexander Star Puzzle -
      more info. Similar to the Rubik's Cube, but with significantly larger amount of
      permutations... and perhaps more perturbing overall. Here is another great
      Rubik's Cube variation:

      

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      Joy is on the way!

      You might not see the signs of happiness yet - but this image is guaranteed
      to put you in the sunshiny-warm-fuzzy mood:

      
      (this is a groovy trike model from 1968)

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      Look down these canyons

      The mind-numbingly epic architecture of
      Hugh Feriss
      we've featured before. Yet, we can not pass a chance to show a few images
      from his 1929 book The Metropolis of Tomorrow - buy it
      here.

      
      
      (image
        via)

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      An Uneasy Union

      ...and in the end, a cold shoulder of history:

      
      (photo by Vladislav Vetlugin, 1972)

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      Mixed fresh links for today:

      TIL: Could a Novice Land a Jumbo Jet?
      - [interesting]
      Fantastic Uses for Retired Airplanes
      - [wow design]
      Timeline of Battling with Reactor
      - [huge respect]
      Suprising: Printing Twitter
      - [cool site]
      Relaxing and Addictive Display Art -
      [click and drag]
      Creepy LED-powered Smiles
      - [style in Japan]
      This tractor is stuck... no more!
      - [wow video]
      Nuclear Fission in Your Office
      - [wow video]

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      Magic Carpet Car!

      Lovely rendering by the artist from the Golden Age of Futurism, Arthur Radebaugh:

      
      art by Arthur Radebaugh
      

      Paleofuture has more info. 
      
      The drawing dates from 1958... the car is riding on a cushion of air...
      well, the dog seems to like it. 
      
      Speaking of futuristic 1950s car designs -
      take a look at the actually produced 1960 Imperial dashboard layout:

      

      More inspiring dashboard than in many fighter jets, in my humble opinion.
      
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      The Force is strong with this one

      
      (image
        via)

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      Look ma! A ski hill -

      
      (image credit:
        Tim MacPherson)

      Some parents would have a heart attack... 
      
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      Singing the Wedding Blues...

      Siberian marriages:

      

      Hope you would not need such piece of jewelry:

      
      (original unknown)

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      I bet you did not know there were so many ways to tie a shoe

      ... but now you can practice, and master them all:

      
      (original unknown)

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      After a good night sleep...

      What a brilliant idea! -

      

      Rise up and smell the news:

      
      (original unknown)

      Speaking of eggs, there are many ways to make an omelette (art by German
      painter Mariola Bogacki):

      
      (art by Mariola Bogacki)

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      Fantastically Intricate Art by Ian Miller

      This is Lovecraft-ian surrealism brought to epic proportions:

      
      (image credit:
        Ian Miller)

      See more art by Ian Miller (including many rare illustrations to fantasy
      paperbacks) at his site.
      
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      Out of the way! Out of the way!

      The Spiked Bomb, dropped by parachute! -

      
      
      (illustrations from Popular Mechanics, 1944)

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      Mr. Mushroom Man

      At the EXPO 1970 in Osaka, Japan:

      
      (original unknown)

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      "This cat must know what he's doing, right?"

      
      (original unknown)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ford also used the hover car design as the Ford Volante flying car. David.

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Blogger Unknown said...

the image under the headline "The Force is strong with this one" has some resemblance to the star wars movie poster (http://goo.gl/9Vie2) but it reminds me much stronger of the tron movie poster (http://goo.gl/DkUZJ).
so maybe it's the grid calling instead of a strong force? =)

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Blogger Unknown said...

Give that hedgehog a scene on StarTrek or such like...

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