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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