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The Secret World Inside Your Dishwasher Revealed. Thank You Curious GoPro Owner.

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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Yeah, everybody’s been wondering about it, but now we have the answer. Just what happens inside a dishwasher when it does its work? Thankfully, a curious GoPro3 owner popped his camera inside for a peek as the washer completed a full cycle. Unless you’re one of those people who think “tiny men with brushes” do the cleanup, this video will make a lot of sense. There’s lots of splashing, spinning and cleaning… and you’ll never have to wonder about this secret side of domesticity again. [Read more...]

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A Look at Apple Prototypes from the 1980s

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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With Apple, it’s always been about the inspired and iconic design – and that was certainly true even in the early days. Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple is an insider’s look at those formative years as told through the eyes of designer Hartmut Esslinger. Working side-by-side with Steve Jobs in developing Apple into a global brand, their minds created the look and feel of the Apple IIc and Macintosh. These are the thoughtful concepts that surrounded those world changing products. [Read more...]

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The World’s Oldest Pants: 3000+ Years Old and They Haven’t Changed Much… at Least For Hippies

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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Long before gowns, robes, tunics, and togas were the common dress in the Roman Empire, nomadic herders in western China were pulling on pants. This pair of trousers excavated from a Yanghai graveyard in China’s Tarim Basin are between 3,300 and 3,000 years old, making them the oldest example of this form of apparel known to exist… and they look a lot like hippie pants. [Read more...]

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A Moment After Kissing His Subjects, This Photographer Takes a Shot

Tuesday 06.03.2014 , Posted by
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Jedediah Johnson says he picked up photography as a way to meet girls he could kiss. At first it didn’t go as planned (meeting lots of girls, but kissing none of them), but it sure looks like it’s working now. His series, The Makeout Project is a lip locked affair that sees the Chicago-based artist donning copious amounts of red lipstick and kissing his subjects, both women and men. Shortly after he removes his lips – but before he removes his steadying hand – Jedediah takes his photo. [Read more...]

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Short on Space? Try Ultra-Small Bonsai Trees

Tuesday 06.03.2014 , Posted by
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Is your tiny studio apartment too tiny even for a bonsai tree? Nope. These are easily small enough. Apparently there’s an ultra-small bonsai trend sweeping Japan that includes examples reaching no higher than 3cm (1.18 in)! Not all there are trees of course – many are succulents and some are even weeds plucked from the sidewalk. [Read more...]

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Henrique Oliveira’s Museum Filling New Work

Monday 06.02.2014 , Posted by
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Henrique Oliveira (previously) is getting big, and I’m not just talking about his popularity. Transarquitetônica, his latest work, sees his signature scrap plywood sculptures filling a gigantic 1600m2 space (17222 sq. ft.) in the new building of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) in São Paulo, Brazil (April 26 – November 30, 2014). It’s easily his largest piece to date. [Read more...]

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Remixing Famous Architecture in Animated GIFs

Monday 06.02.2014 , Posted by
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Taking architecture into the 4th dimension, Axel de Stampa has created animated GIFs featuring some of the world’s most famous contemporary buildings. It’s a playful and mind bending experiment in architectural remixing. [Read more...]

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Excuse Me Sir, You Have a Ferret on Your Face

Sunday 06.01.2014 , Posted by
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There’s facial hair, and then there’s strapping a live, sharp clawed animal to your face. Either way it’s pretty manly. That’s the gist behind this 3 part series of photo manipulations that sees various members of the Mustelidae family keeping faces warm (no men or animals were harmed in the making).

The series was created by image production company Electric Art of Sydney for Schick New Zealand and their “Free Your Skin” campaign.

But honestly – if you had a beard this gloriously alive, would you really want to shave it off? [Read more...]

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It Came from the Deep: David Shale Captures the Beauty and Terror of Deep Sea Creatures

Friday 05.30.2014 , Posted by
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Considering that oceans cover roughly 70% of Earth’s surface, we have only explored a fraction of the planet we occupy… and a lot of that is deep, deep underwater. Photographer David Shale has spent the last four decades documenting the creatures you find in these deep and hostile environments, capturing the animals with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and bringing them up to be photographed in a circular cold water tank called a kreisel against a black background. His hard work – done in a cold room on a moving ship – gives us a glimpse of the beautiful, and terrifying creatures of the deep. [Read more...]

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Are UK Comedies Smarter Than Hollywood? Edgar Wright’s Masterful Use of Visual Comedy

Thursday 05.29.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve seen movies like “Shaun of the Dead” or “The World’s End”, you already know the work of Edgar Wright… and you also know he’s a master of visual comedy. His films use elements forgotten by much of the comedy genre, not to mention mainstream filmmakers as a whole. Good thing for us Tony Zhou has created a hilarious, and thought provoking critique of Wright’s sight-gags and British visual comedy as a whole, while pointing out the general laziness found in many Hollywood comedies. [Read more...]

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