Everyday Objects Stash Money, Secrets, Drugs, IDs Yiting Cheng just finished up a master's degree in design, but she could already teach James Bond a thing or two about stashing valuables. For her thesis project, Cheng designed a series of eight objects that ingeniously store secrets--from passwords to money to drugs to IDs. And you can see all of them in this nicely shot video (our favorite is the secrete drawer, hidden in the edge of a table, which is only accessible when attach a magnetic pull): According to Cheng: This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces. Here, hidden spaces/messages were created within 8 general objects such as wood boards, lamps and disposable coffee cups. In other words, she hides things in plain sight, by hiding them inside objects so familiar that you'd never question their integrity.
www.math.rutgers.edu/~lenci/jokes/chicken WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Plato: For the greater good. Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability. Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained.
10 of the world's biggest unsolved mysteries: Voynich Manuscript Voynich Manuscript Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. It has been called "the world's most mysterious manuscript." Theories abound about the origin and nature of the manuscript. One thing most theorists agree on is that the book is unlikely to be a hoax, given the amount of time, money and detail that would have been required to make it.
Фото и рисунки, арт и креативная реклама They say picture can tell more than a thousand words. Random pictures are always the most important and insignificant moments are always the most valuable. Photographers and painters is akin to the chroniclers the same time. They imprint a huge number of events, objects, types. Some do it by accident, on the momentary desire. Фотограф - Zilvinas Valeika Одна из лучших фотографий по версии Red Bull Illume 2010 Маленький мальчик собирается попросить у Санты, чтобы его отец вернулся из Ирака. "Спасибо" ветеранам . Эта фотография состоит из 365 фотографий, которые делались каждый день с одного и того же места. Фотограф - Юлия Курбатова Сержант, его жена и их будущий ребенок Фото детского хора из Северной Кореи. Панда на пути в зоопарк Эдинбурга. Празднование 8 марта в Белграде. «Мой 3-летний сынишка Чарли, - рассказывает автор фото Blake Zickefoose, - подружился с этой гусеницей и называл ее не иначе, как Червячок-Собачка».
Os Gémeos, Don't Believe The Hype, San Diego Os Gémeos, Don't Believe The Hype, San Diego Os Gémeos are in San Diego for MCASD's 'Viva la Revolucion' show, which opens this Saturday (7/17). See more by Os Gémeos. artist: Os Gémeoslocation: San Diego Kitchen Helpers I found these helpful charts last week and just had to share! Both of these beauties are from Chasing Delicious (aka one of the most fab foodie blogs out there)! Aren’t they faaaaabulous?! Buy them here. (Note: There are lots of little charts like this online, but these are my favorites). I love tea, but I’m no expert. For people of the UK, have this one with you while you’re meal planning or grocery shopping! I’ve fond some other helpful charts that I’ll share in another post! Yay charts!
The Coolest Elevator in New York Last week, I was scouting office space in a building in Queens. My guide brought me to this totally unassuming elevator: Really, I have to show you this as I encountered it: WOW. It’s like Willy Wonka built an elevator to the land of Oz! Here’s a full panorama looking toward the rear of the elevator (that’s a railing beneath the mirror)… …and a reverse pan showing the front: Lining the ceiling are these great monster heads made out of mechanical bits… Each is poking through its own hole: More characters, including a king: Another character: The elevator is a last remnant from when the former Macy’s warehouse building catered to a more artsy clientele. Best of all, there’s a cool fish-eye mirror at one end, which makes it look like you’re leaning out of some parallel dimension: I’m a big fan of anything that makes my day a little more surreal, and this is the last thing I was expecting on the other side of those bland white elevator doors.