This shocking informational work of art is not for those with weak stomachs. Using red liquid to represent blood, 100 Years of World Cuisine uses measured amounts to depict the staggering number of casualties from just 25 conflicts over the last century. A project by Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Marion Kotlarski, the piece acts as a graphic commentary on how the true impact of war is often hidden by the numbers… this stark gory work brings that impact home. For more on the project, visit 100yearsofworldcuisine.com.
Baptiste Debombourg recently created something beautiful out of a medium usually described as an office supply: a mural created entirely using staples. Inspired by the ancient story of Icarus and rendered in a classic style reminicent of the Renaissance, his modern work is also sure to leave a mark. Titled “Air Force One” –a symbol of sublime power, he says — the piece took a notable 35,000 staples to complete. [Read more…]
If you haven’t already heard, the time-honored tradition of buying a new, marginally faster, more expensive computer every year of your life is soon coming to an end. Moore’s law, which in 1965 predicted with startling accuracy that computing power would double every two years, has also spelled out an end to this exponential process: 2023, or thereabout. You see, computers get faster every year by packing more microscopic transistors onto the surface of a microchip. But these can only get so small, and in 2023, they won’t be able to get any smaller. This event marks the beginning of the age of boring computers: can you imagine a new MacBook coming out every year with the same specs as the last one? Of course not. Luckily, as this fresh infographic explains (after a brief tour of modern computing’s history), there are some pretty mind-bending options for computers to take which might be just around the corner. Read it aloud and see if a familiar tune comes to mind. [Read more…]
If you’re feeling patriotic since Obama’s recent political slam dunks there’s no better way to celebrate that attitude than sipping down some beer brewed from a founding fathers recipe! The New York Public Library recently made a deal with Coney Island Brewing Company to re-make George Washington’s personal recipe for small beer. The (sadly) one time only brew will be served at the library’s centennial celebration on May 23rd… but if you can’t make it to the event to sip the historical suds brew your own with the recipe below!
Often when we think of sailing, images of old wooden sloops spring to mind, with their graceful wooden lines, polished brass hardware and tangle of rigging… but that’s not what you’ll find with the new B Yachts 60. This vessel screams modern from every angle, with sleek white lines and each necessary feature cleaned up with tasteful minimalist touches. [Read more…]