Author: twistedsifter

Jun 6, 2012

Turning Transmission Towers into Giant People

Turning Transmission Towers into Giant People

Design by Choi+Shine Architects Power to the people! Giant transmission tower people that is… We can all agree that transmission towers (that’s an electricity pylon or ironman for you European and Aussie folk) are very necessary yet completely unsightly. These suspension towers dot our landscapes, typically soaring 15-55 meters (49 – 180 ft)…

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Jun 6, 2012

The Touchscreen of the Future: Buttons That Morph Onto Surface

The Touchscreen of the Future: Buttons That Morph Onto Surface

What if buttons could morph out of the surface of your device? Tactus Technology has developed a new tactile user interface for touchscreen devices that does exactly that. Tactus provides a new dimension to touchscreens by enabling real, physical buttons that rise up from the surface on demand, and then recede back into…

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Jun 6, 2012

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Visual Retrospective

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Visual Retrospective

In this chilling WMD retrospective by photographer Martin Miller, we are confronted with beautifully shot images of menacing doomsday devices. These haunting black and white photographs will stir the emotions of many, as the incredible composition and tones contrast the stark reality of the subject matter. In Martin’s own words: Although the term, WMD,…

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Jun 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Coolest Drainpipe in Dresden

Picture of the Day: The Coolest Drainpipe in Dresden

THE COOLEST DRAINPIPE IN DRESDEN Photograph by Erika & Rudiger Located in Neustadt Kunsthofpassage, an artsy student neighbourhood in Dresden, Germany, is a funky building with the coolest drainpipes the Sifter’s ever seen for an apartment. Designed by resident artists Annette Paul, Christoph Robner and André Tempel, the drainage system is reminiscent…

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Jun 5, 2012

3D Sculptural Relief Paintings by Gregory Euclide

3D Sculptural Relief Paintings by Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley. His reverence for the natural world originates from his childhood in rural Wisconsin, where he developed an appreciation for experience in the land. The interconnectedness of the environment and culture has led Euclide to an exploration of how landscape (a way…

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Jun 5, 2012

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

Last month, Reddit user VampireElf started an amazing thread asking users to submit their favourite little known Easter Eggs on websites around the globe. Some 4406 comments later, and a treasure trove of Internet nuggets were left for others to discover. Below you will find a list of 10 glorious easter eggs that pleased…

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Jun 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: Mt. Rainier Casting a Shadow on Clouds

Picture of the Day: Mt. Rainier Casting a Shadow on Clouds

MOUNT RAINIER CASTING A SHADOW ON CLOUDS Photograph by Nick Lippert (via Komo News) This rare and remarkable phenomenon only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as Winter solstice approaches. At the right place and time, Mount Rainier blocks rays of morning sunlight, casting a shadow like you see…

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