Drinkware Design Trends. Don’t step out without this pocket-sized reusable cutlery box. Pen Design Trends. Bag Design Trends. Behance. BA-degree: Volvo "Opulence? The Scandinavian Way" on Behance. Ballpoint Pen Hommage. As an engineer this is very relevant. 5W6PDef.jpg (JPEG Image, 440 × 5213 pixels) - Scaled (19%) Faces of Carrey by Steve D. - StumbleUpon. Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio. As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sculptures are illuminated from the inside at night creating a pretty spectacular light show. Love this. See much more over on this Rio+20 Flicker set.
(via hungeree and razor shapes) Introducing the Altaeros BAT: The Next Generation of Wind Power. ZY8dKpA.gif (800×600) Gift ideas for science geeks. Park your car Dirty...Bring Home a Work of Art. This Parking Attendant does something Unbelievable. Most of the time parking attendants laugh at dirty cars. But that’s not the case in Azerbaijani, where a talented artist works as a parking attendant. Rafael Veyisov has made a habit of turning dirty cars into an elaborate work of art. He has been doing this for the last 10 years. Using only his fingers to create impressive cityscapes and other imaginary scenes, during his work hours in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Drivers are surprised, impressed, and loves his work, so most of the time car owners even intentionally park their cars dirty to give him a good canvas.
Imagine what this guy could do with proper art materials. Rising Table by Robert Van Embricqs. Fascinatingly Simple – Part Deux From one of my favorite designers, Robert van Embricqs, the Rising Table is the latest in a series of sculptural furniture elements that are not only functionally genius but also aesthetically fascinating. Like the rest of the Rising Series, the table utilizes a unique slat-folding technique to transform from a flat piece of seemingly solid wood to a fully functional table with an intricate web of wonderful angles and angular shapes that are a signature of this remarkable designer. Designer: Robert Van Embricqs. Anamorphic Sculptures. London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz creates ‘Anamorphic Sculptures’ which only reveal themselves once facing a reflective cylinder. Hurwitz took an engineering degree in Johannesburg where he discovered the fine line between art and science. He has lived in England for many years, working in the online industry though he quietly levitated into the world of art inspired by a need to make ‘something real’.
Hurwitz discovered that he could use science as an artistic paintbrush. Each of his sculptures is a study on the physics of how we perceive space and is the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and algorithms. All images © Niina Keks, Otto Pierotto, Richard Ivey. Which Designer Are You? Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte. Calabarte is the pseudonym of a Polish artist named Przemek Krawczynski, whose art takes on a peculiar but incredibly beautiful form: cool lamps. The name itself is a portmanteau of two words – art (obviously), and calabash, the fruit that carries his imagination. The calabash is a bottle gourd originating in India, although Calabarte gets his supply from Senegal. Due to ancient domestication and usage, the bottle gourd has an incredibly tough outer shell. In the past, the gourd’s usage was defined mostly as a water container, due to having a tough, smooth shell with an ergonomic shape for handling, and natural buoyancy on water.
Due to the combination of dark, thick material with a light source within, the primary art of his work, however, shines in the dark. Hard work, beauty, an exceptional degree of detail and a marriage between mathematical geometry and a rampant imagination – all imprinted onto the husk of a Senegal calabash. Website. The 19 Awesome Faces of Nature. Western Philosophy. Idiotic People Dumped Their Trash In The Ocean. What Nature Did In Return Is Gorgeous. There is a beach in Fort Bragg, California, that is a battleground between Mother Nature and the people that lived in the area. For years, the citizens of Fort Bragg lacked a trash collection service.
Since they lived right by the ocean, they thought that the obvious solution to their refuse problem would be to dump all of their garbage in the water. With reckless abandon, the townsfolk tossed all kinds of trash into the ocean. The beach soon earned the nickname, “The Dumps.” For years, the water beat against the different kinds of trash being dumped. Glass, household appliances and even motor parts were discarded on the beach.
The waves and weather conditions wore down the overwhelming amount of garbage in the water, creating millions of beautiful smooth rocks. It was a disgusting dump due to our carelessness, but nature corrected what humans ruined. The beach’s moniker was soon changed from The Dump to The Glass Beach, a more attractive name for the now-beautiful beach. Source: Kuriositas. 22 Ridiculously Cool Rare Natural Phenomena That Happen on Earth. 1. Bioluminescence www.philhart.com www.solentnews.co.uk The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called “bioluminescence”, which happens when tiny organisms in the water are disturbed. The photographer put his camera on a very slow shutter speed and threw sand and stones into the water to cause the reaction and capture as much of the blue haze as possible. 2.
Www.someinterestingfacts.net A supercell is basically a stronger, more tornado-enabled version of a regular storm cell. 3. Www.listverse.com This cool picture depicts a lightning storm that takes place in the middle of a volcanic eruption. 4. Www.npr.org These rare shapes are formed—under perfect temperature conditions only—when a mass of snow either falls or is blown by the wind. 5. These colorful offshoots are a large halo of refracted light, and despite their nickname, they have nothing to do with either fire or rainbows. 6. Www.en.wikipedia.org www.bbc.co.uk www.crystalinks.com 7. Www.travelization.net 8. Www.quora.com 9. 10. - StumbleUpon. Koalas to the Max dot Com. The 15 Craziest Things In Nature You Won't Believe Actually Exist. Mother Nature is beautiful and amazing because we can see many amazing stuff like these 15 things that you won’t believe they actually exist.
All these places are real. It is hard to believe in that, but that is true. 1. Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.” 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 8 bit Lego Art Project. Pulp Fiction. Stanford scientist to unveil 50-state plan to transform US to renewable energy. Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues recently developed detailed plans to transform the energy infrastructure of New York, California and Washington states from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable resources by 2050. On Feb. 15, Jacobson will present a new roadmap to renewable energy for all 50 states at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. The online interactive roadmap is tailored to maximize the resource potential of each state. Hovering a cursor over California, for example, reveals that the Golden State can meet virtually all of its power demands (transportation, electricity, heating, etc.) in 2050 by switching to a clean technology portfolio that is 55 percent solar, 35 percent wind (on- and offshore), 5 percent geothermal and 4 percent hydroelectric.
Explore further: When the wind blows: New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality. The simple image sharer. 3g66Sur.jpg (640×960) 299792458mps.jpg (1000×1333)
Cars. Furniture Held Together by Tension. How to Polish and Shape Plastic Edges. How to draw Three Point Perspective. Learn to draw using two point perspective Part 2. Learn to draw using two point perspective - Part 1. 4.bp.blogspot.com/_U6VaMYE3fYM/TNksHXDcMcI/AAAAAAAAAPs/wSk1Zfoia9o/s1600/Perspective_1Point_1. College. Atelier oï à «neue räume» Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin | Colossal - StumbleUpon. First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural.