• Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

    Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    The world’s first solar-powered, glow in the dark bicycle path opened today in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was designed by Daan Roosegaarde and constructed by Heijmans. The glow in the dark bike forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant. Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE …

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  • 26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

    26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    On 12 November 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such a feat has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014. [source] The…

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  • It’s Hard to Believe this Notepad Art is Two-Dimensional

    It’s Hard to Believe this Notepad Art is Two-Dimensional

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Artist João A. Carvalho aka J Desenhos draws amazing 3D notepad art that seems to leap off the page. On his popular Facebook page, Nas linhas do caderno, Carvalho shares progress shots of his drawings, encouraging others to share their artwork too. Many of his sketches play with the signature blue lines of a…

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  • World War I Battlefields, 100 Years Later

    World War I Battlefields, 100 Years Later

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Fields of Battle—Lands of Peace 14-18 is the work of photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil. Captured over a period of seven years, Michael’s photography combines a passion for history and landscape and presents a unique reflection on the transformation of the battlefields of the Great War into the landscape of modern Europe. Michael remarks:…

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  • Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

    Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Antonio Corradini (1688 – 1752) was a Venetian Rococo sculptor. Corradini was born in Venice and worked mainly in the Veneto but also completed commissions across Europe, living for periods of his life in Germany, Vienna and Naples—where he died—shortly after completing Modesty (below), arguably his most celebrated work. Corradini was apprenticed to the…

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  • A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

    A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    The Giant Birdsnest is an oversized version of a bird nest for humans made of wood and egg-shaped pillows. Designed by OGE Creative Group’s Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zah, the nest comes in various sizes; from a small and intimate nest for 2-3 people up to a 4.50 m diameter big version which…

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  • This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

    This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

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  • Shipping Gods by Pichi and Avo

    Shipping Gods by Pichi and Avo

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Graffiti artists Pichi & Avo recently completed this jaw-dropping mural in Werchter, Belgium for the Rock Werchter music festival. Every year the music festival features five street artists to adorn the ‘North West Walls’ with art. Curated by Arne Quinze, Pichi & Avo were invited to complete a colossal 360 mural on 7 large…

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Nov 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Photograph by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team In some areas, winds tend to blow in roughly the same general direction all year. The Grand Erg Oriental, a sprawling sea of sand dunes in the Saharan Desert, is not one of them. The winds in northeastern Algeria tend to be complex and changing.…

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Nov 27, 2014

How 10 Famous Artists Would Serve Thanksgiving

How 10 Famous Artists Would Serve Thanksgiving

Artist Hannah Rothstein imagines how 10 famous artists might plate a Thanksgiving dinner in this playful series that swaps paint on canvas for food on a dinner plate. 25 signed limited edition prints (16″ x 20″) are available for $75/each with 10% of proceeds being donated to the SF-Marin Food Bank. For more interesting…

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Nov 27, 2014

Drone Soars Above the Dom Tower of Utrecht on a Foggy Day

Drone Soars Above the Dom Tower of Utrecht on a Foggy Day

Breathtaking aerial footage of the Dom Tower of Utrecht on a foggy day. At 112.5 metres (368 feet) in height, Dom Tower is the tallest church in the Netherlands. The Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city and was built between 1221 and 1382.

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Nov 27, 2014

Inception Chair by Vivian Chiu

Inception Chair by Vivian Chiu

Vivian Chiu takes the chair archetype and places within it, chairs that are progressively smaller. Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2” wide to 1/8” wide. The mechanism works so that the pegs fit…

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Nov 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Photograph by New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers’ Project, Jack Rosenzwieg / AP In this beautiful black and white photo from 22 December 1936, a man looks across the Hudson River towards Manhattan from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge. The photo is one of over 900,000 that are…

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Nov 26, 2014

Art Installation Suspends 80,000 Shimmering Watch Plates for People to Walk Through

Art Installation Suspends 80,000 Shimmering Watch Plates for People to Walk Through

Light is Time is an art installation developed by Tsuyoshi Tane of DGT Architects. Featuring 80,000 suspended main plates—the basic component of a watch—the award-winning installation was unveiled at Milan Design Week in April 2014. Photograph by Takuji Shimmura Photograph by Takuji Shimmura With creative direction from CITIZEN watch, the installation…

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Nov 26, 2014

The Art of Plating

The Art of Plating

Watch Niki Nakayama, chef-owner of LA kaiseki restaurant n/naka, plating a selection of dishes from her 13-course tasting menu while explaining what kaiseki means to her. Filmed by The Art of Plating.

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