Ohio-based industrial designer Michael David Young had a crazy idea: What if a framing hammer could actually dispense nails, teeing them up for you to hammer them in?
Among the twelve resident artists, Seth , Mesnager , Levalet , Guy Denning and Denis Meyers were able to take ownership of the site, thus combining artistic modernity with world heritage.
The James Brand is a Portland, Oregon-based group of designers who create modern, minimalist knives and tools.
In this modern world you have to be a special kind of asshole to lobby for the right to participate in something like this. This isn't about culling, or conservation management or any of the other bullshit reasons rich jerks travel to another country for the pleasure of shooting things.
Sky Ryders of the late 1970s and early 1980s may remember a piece called "Threshold." The corps performed it as an opener in 1979.
The artist John A. Peralta , a native of New Mexico, has fun incorporating ancient objects into inventive sculptures.
Mariano Pascual's website is a tribute to avoiding convention.
The site’s success lies not in its fancy tricks and hidden Easter eggs – although these are top-notch – but in its immediate impact and speed of communication. “I came up with this operating system that I think is a great way to show my work because you can have an idea of my style as soon as you pop onto the website,” Mariano adds, “Actually you don’t need to see any of my projects to have an idea of my skills… the website turned out to be a piece of art itself.”
The quality of the markup alone is enough to get me to spend some time here, but even if you are not a designer or developer you'll have some fun.
Also have a look Pascual's design partner site achos! Scroll over the words in the intro text and don't forget to have a look at the source code.
!!WARNING!! the scrolling sound effect on achos! is NSFW!!
Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in Alaska's pristine wilderness--the perfect place to meditate. Here in Katmai National Park, you'll hear birds calling to one another while the waters of the Brooks River cascade over Brooks Falls, slowing to a soothing whisper downstream. Watch as the mist rises above the river in the early morning sunshine and bears wade into the water to fish. You'll get an underwater view of salmon swimming upstream, while owls and eagles observe from their perches above. Watch as tiny cubs amble after their mothers, moose disappear into the tall grasses, and the sun sets on another breathtaking day in Alaska, a fitting preview to the stunning nighttime display of the Northern Lights.
Architecture studio MAD has created five installations inside the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel
Dad carves carrots for his sons lunch everyday.
Let a computer fix your floor plan. Maybe...
This is a fantastic report on the conditions and science of fighting large brush fires. The write up is excellent if you don't have time to listen to the whole podcast.
Often it's not the fire but the flying embers that burn homes. Burned homes are often found surrounded by unburned trees and brush.
Avengers and other heroes exhibit in NYC. The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
An Idiotic Idea Doesn’t Deserve Branding This Good
A teacher from Cincinnati set a record for a west-east crossing after coping with a dozen capsizes, damaged electronics and difficulties eating.
It’s not a potato peeler, it’s a space freighter.
My friend told me to make a spaceship from a potato peeler, so I did.
Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason.
Sharif Hamza on how he photographed young America’s gun culture
What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
—the Principal, Billy Madison
For many book lovers, the most perfect place in the world is a cozy reading nook where no one will talk to them for the next, oh, ten hours. But there are places outside of the home (and beyond the pages) that seem to have been made specifically for the literary minded, including charming bookstores in Paris, quirky hotels in Japan, and beautiful monasteries in Prague. Here are 17 places perfect for book lovers.