When the New York City parks department started using concrete and synthetic lumber three years ago to replace sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk — that symbol of summer, receptacle of dropped ice cream cones and witness to roller coaster romance — the move prompted outrage from preservationists. Unintentionally, the city had begun an engaging tale of reinvention.
Cross section Cross section of a Pythagorean cup.
Modular Dish Drainer
5/29/2012 under Cool Objects - by Nora Vega - TAGS: office items
A lyre, maybe, not what most people today are going to think of as a harp; the hands are held wrong to be playing a harp. Well, maybe a tiny one, strummed, but the music is picking out notes, so that doesn't work either.
David Roentgen was the 18th century's most celebrated cabinetmaker, famous for adding mechanical fittings and secret drawers to his ornate furniture. In 1784, he surprised his patron, France's King Louis XVI with this marvelous automaton of his queen, Marie Antoinette, playing the dulcimer. The mechanical proficiency of this device is quite remarkable; even today, we can see the hammers in the automatic queen's hands strike the strings precisely and in perfect rhythm.
Peter Aurisch , a tattoo artist based out of Berlin, Germany, creates amazing one of a kind works of art that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Each piece mirrors Peter’s signature style, merging a whimsical aesthetic with an overall edgy and visually enticing demeanor. His tattoos are exploding with creativity, as he intermingles a vast array of subjects and figures into his works, somehow they all come together to create an overall brilliant cohesive design.
24 Oct 2007 Here are a few links to photo collections of Japanese manhole covers. - Okachin Manhole Cover Gallery : This collection of 1,000+ manhole cover photos is organized by prefecture.
These are very beautiful drawings!
5/18/2012 under Cool Home Design - by Grace Murano - TAGS: placemats
Bento Box Kinda Like Voltron Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee . It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone.
Posted by JacobSloan on May 11, 2012 Quilts often contain symbolic worlds reflecting aspects of the broader community or society. Artist Kathryn Clark creates “foreclosure quilts”, which are based on maps of cities, with holes representing foreclosed homes:
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