Wednesday, April 16, 2014
allthingseurope:

Vienna, Austria (by Tarakanov Dmitry)

allthingseurope:

Vienna, Austria (by Tarakanov Dmitry)

mymodernmet:

In this striking new series, New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves worked with New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin to create gorgeous maps all made out of food. Originally inspired by a passion for travel, the two decided to take the food each country is best known for—spices for India, tomatoes for Italy, kiwi for New Zealand—and arrange them in a way that’s beautifully pleasant to the eye (and perhaps stomach).

jucophoto:

Wriggley’s Memorial. Catalina, 2012

jucophoto:

Wriggley’s Memorial. Catalina, 2012

sagansense:

skunkbear:

First prize in Science’s Visualization Challenge (video category) went to this NASA video by Greg Shirah, Horace Mitchell, and Tom Bridgman. It shows Earth’s “climate engine” — the wind patterns and ocean currents that are powered by the sun.

For all who haven’t seen it, watch PBS NOVA’s ‘Earth From Space’ - a two hour feature revealing precisely how planet works, the processes that govern climate, the spacecraft which permit us this knowledge, and an understanding of our biosphere that will forever change the way you think of “home.”

escapekit:

Lore of the North

An Arts Council funded project and book by Lord Whitney that explores Yorkshire myths and folklore, with  lettering by Amy Rodchester,  illustration by Tommy Davidson and photography by James Rhodes.

(Source: formfiftyfive.com)

fastcompany:

Forget The Penthouse, This Drone Has the Best Views Of NYC

Despite all the hype surrounding drones (rumors that Amazon will be unleashing a drone delivery service among them), “drones are not what they seem to people who haven’t played around with them,” Slavin says. “They’re just remote controlled quadcopters.”

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Monday, April 7, 2014

bauldoff:

Sculptor Andy Yoder spent two years building this lovely globe from individually-painted matchsticks. His son, reddit user yoderaustinexplains that the frame is a mix of foam, cardboard, and plywood. One by one, Yoder attached the hand-painted matches to this skeleton with wood glue, before lastly—in an effort that one may consider to be of both precaution and irony—dousing the entire form in flame retardant.

Be sure to note Hurricane Sandy collapsing upon the eastern American coast in the final photo above.

The piece will be exhibited by Winkleman Gallery at this year’s PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair, May 8–11.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
erinokeefeart:

line/shadow/plane  Erin O’Keefe

erinokeefeart:

line/shadow/plane  Erin O’Keefe

archatlas:

Hitchhiker Thorunn Arnadottir

"Could some sort of hand signal system be used to utilise the available seats in our domestic cars as an alternative ‘public transport’? Hand signals could be based on a landmark or social characterisation specific to native locations. This way we can communicate directly and efficiently, our desired direction and end location directly to the passing potential ride."

ryanpanos:

Dark Park

Gary Barnett, the founder and president of Extell Development Company, likely knew what he was getting into when he showed up to a recent town hall on super-tall skyscrapers rising in New York. The hundreds of people who crowded into a room at the New York Public Library were not there to praise these soaring towers. They were there to see what could be done to stop more from rising.

The town hall, which was organized by Manhattan Community Board 5, was focused on the long, dark shadows that these new buildings will cast deep into Central Park. Barnett’s company is behind two of the projects, but on the rainy February night, he was the face of all of them.

One of Extell’s towers is the nearly completed Christian de Portzamparc–designed One57, which is already blocking sunlight in Central Park. A panelist at the event, journalist Warren St. John, has experienced this firsthand. He told the crowd about the shadows that fell across the park as he tried to play with his daughter on a recent afternoon.

allthingseurope:

Château d’Amboise, France (by miemo)

allthingseurope:

Château d’Amboise, France (by miemo)

thingsiamfondof:

Beautiful vintage travel poster for Amalfi, Italy

thingsiamfondof:

Beautiful vintage travel poster for Amalfi, Italy

cjwho:

The Floating Temple: How to Lift a Seven Million Pound, 112-year-old Building

The original structure of the Provo Tabernacle burned down in 2010. The LDS church is now restoring the building and creating a two story basement below it. In order to do this, the entire structure had to be secured and piles were driven 40 feet into the ground below. After the piles were in place, the ground below was excavated thus the structure appears to “float”.

Photography: Brian Hansen, Intellectual Reserve

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