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22 Apr 13:48

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11 Apr 18:29

It’s All in Your Head: 17 Optical Illusions Prove You Can’t Trust Your Brain

by SA Rogers
[ By SA Rogers in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]

If there’s one thing all these illusions can show you, it’s that you can’t trust your own brain. It’ll blot out peripheral colors right before your eyes to help you focus on a fixed point, turn static images into animations and completely fool you about the colors and shapes you’re looking at.

Troxler’s Effect: Colors Disappear When You Stare

Focus on the center of this image, and before long, the colors will start to disappear, revealing either a blank white space or a gray square. Blink, and the colors are back again.

Try it again with the second image: stare at the black cross in the center. Eventually, the pink dots will disappear altogether and only the green moving circle will remain. Troxler’s effect illustrates the efficient way in which our brains ignore peripheral information around a fixation point.

What Color Are These Hearts?

What color are these hearts? That probably sounds like a stupid question – obviously, some of them are orange and some are purple, right? But when the bars around them are removed, their true color will be revealed. Watch the video to see how it works.

None of These Lines are Actually Zig-Zags

This image appears to show alternating lines of curves and zig-zags. In reality, the lines are exactly the same, but the way the light and dark elements are placed accentuate either the curves of the angles to our brains, making them seem like different shapes altogether. The illusion was created by Kohske Takahashi of Chukyo University in Japan and published in the journal i-Perception.

“In the present study, the change of luminance contrast resulted in the percepts of segmentation, which would disrupt the curvature detection. We propose that the underlying mechanisms for the gentle curve perception and those of obtuse corner perception are competing with each other in an imbalanced way and the percepts of corner might be dominant in the visual system.”

White’s Illusion: There’s Only One Shade of Grey Here

The way our eyes adjust to brightness make the very same shade of gray appear either darker or lighter depending on whether it’s surrounded by black or white, as shown in this image. This is known as White’s Illusion, while the Munker-White Illusion is a similar phenomenon that occurs with alternating bars in different colors.

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Painted People: 31 Works of Art on Human Canvas

Human bodies become exotic animals and crashed cars, or blend almost seamlessly into intricate backgrounds, with careful application of body paint and a bit of acrobatics. These 31 works of art ...

Trick of the Light: 12 Shining Works of Holographic Art

Holograms suggest a depth and dimension that isn't really there, an illusion of matter in space that can range from a low-tech flickering image in a children's book to ghostly computer-generated ...

Surreal Snippets: Gifs Elevated to Mind-Bending Art Form

Gifs are taking over the internet, and that's not always a good thing. Entire conversations are carried out in the form of animated images, replacing words with snippets of out-of-context pop ...

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07 Apr 19:24

4gifs: Darwin, an Indian ringneck parakeet, gets a crush on the...


Darwin, an Indian ringneck parakeet, gets a crush on the bird on the coffee mug. [video]

01 Apr 16:12

Hazard Fraught Tools

by Kevin Kelly


11 Mar 21:42

escapekit: Fruit as Characters  London-based illustrator Marija...


Fruit as Characters 

London-based illustrator Marija Tiurina recent personal project pairs green foods she’s found interesting and inspiring, and creating characters based on them. 

10 Mar 00:03

4gifs: Nailed it


Nailed it

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26 Jan 10:36

Omoshiro Blocks: Excavate Hidden Architecture from Laser-Cut Paper Notepads

by Kurt
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

These ordinary looking stacks of square paper notes hold hidden surprises inside: each removed sheet reveals more and more of a secret Japanese structure, completely visible once all the pages are pulled.

The Omoshiro (roughly: “fun”) Block uses laser-cutting tech to craft the initial deck with its internal architecture. It is made by Triad, a firm in Japan that mainly makes professional architectural models for design firms.

In tihs case, they have replicated a series of classic buildings from around the country, including the  Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto and Asakusa Temple in Tokyo as well as the Tokyo Tower skyscraper.

Each block has 100 sheets or more, each uniquely shaped around the void to create the buildings within — in a way, they catalog their own order of usage, each edge profile reflecting the moment it was pulled. Subtly morphing hues between each layer reinforce the effect.

Currently, the blocks can only be bought in-store at Tokyu Hands in Osaka, along with other excavation-themed products and creations (like the book temple shown above).

Conjoined Chopsticks: 2 Redesigns to Keep Utensils Paired

Like socks, or any other paired object of everyday use, it seems the eternal curse of chopsticks to become separated and mismatched over time, at least until now. Japanese design firm ...

Secret Engagement: Flat Ring Case Enables Surprise Proposals

As soon as someone pulls out a ring box the (wedding bell) alarms start sounding, hence this ingeniously slim alternative that packs flat into pockets and still doesn't reveal its purpose once ...

Boxed Water is Better: Paper Packaging Beats Plastic Bottles

The brand tells you what it is in bold minimalist script: better, but more specifically, its packaging is better than the dominant plastic bottle alternative - a square peg for what product ...

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griffstream:Ready for take-off


Ready for take-off

06 Dec 18:36

Step Into a Pop-Up Book: 11 Furnishings, Rooms & Houses That Fold Up Flat

by SA Rogers
[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

Does the same childlike awe and sense of infinite possibility you felt when looking at pop-up books as a kid translate to adult-sized versions of pop-up furniture, rooms and even entire houses today? These transforming objects dramatically expand from a flat package just by pulling on one end, revealing themselves to be surprisingly strong and usable three-dimensional objects.

Pop-Up Interactive Apartment

This ‘pop-up interactive apartment’ by students at TU Delft adapts to inhabitants’ needs by constantly changing functions, bending and sliding folding polypropylene panels to offer chairs, beds, desks and other furniture or fold up out of the way. The result is an apartment that transforms to use a single room for many functions, without requiring any physical effort on behalf of the people who use the space.

Folding Flat-Pack M.A.Di House

This flat-pack house comes in a folded sheet with connected roof panels that pop up into an A-frame with the help of a crane. Once the easy-to-transport 5-foot-tall package is onsite, it takes less than a day to install, and it comes in several different sizes from a 495-square-foot studio to a 904-square-foot family home. The profile and hinges are made of steel, while much of the rest of the home is made of strong and durable cross-laminated timber (CLT) making the whole structure earthquake-resistant.

De-Dimension Furniture by Jongha Choi

Take this two-dimensional geometric wall art down, unfold it in one swift motion, place it on the floor and you’ve got a piece of furniture. ‘De-Dimension’ is a series of pop-up flat-pack furniture by designer Jongha Choi representing his ideas about perspective. “If our perception of an object is not different on a plane image and an actual subject, isn’t it possible to substitute the two with each other?”

Pop-Up Shelf by Meike Harde

How much bookcase do you really need? Maybe you could use a full-height storage piece, or maybe you want it to be shorter to fit beneath a window. German designer Meike Harde’s ‘Stockwerk’ shelf comes as a flat-pack item and easily expands without the need for tools, with pieces that fit together like a puzzle.

Slinky-Style Accordion Chairs That Stretch and Bend

Like a slinky, the Flexible Love Sofa and Chair start out tightly packed into a small package and then expand to surprising lengths when you pull on either end. The furniture series is made from 100% recycled paper, yet the sofa can hold up to 4,232 pounds when fully expanded, and snap back to a mere 5 inches in width when contracted.

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‘Moody Couch’ and Other Designs from Cologne D3 2011

Lots of fresh, fun, modern home furnishings are on display this week, January 18th - 23rd 2011 at the annual imm cologne design fair in Germany, including entries in the design talent contest. ...

When Every Inch Counts: 14 More Clever Small Space Hacks

Making a tiny living space comfortable and practical means integrating multi-purpose furniture, custom built-ins and lots of other clever space-saving tricks. These 14 (more) small space hacks ...

Transforming Tables: 16 Smart Space-Saving Surface Designs

In increasingly small urban apartments where every inch counts, a piece of furniture that transforms from a coffee table to a dining table in seconds, hides a lot of storage or folds up to just ...

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04 Dec 16:31

captcreate:Reason to look your windows and have a broomstick or...


Reason to look your windows and have a broomstick or bat ready…

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02 Dec 23:34

Speedway Core Sample: Cylindrical Specimen Shows 108 Years of Repaved Racetrack

by Kurt
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ]

Core samples let geologists examine layers of the Earth, graffiti fans peel back decades of art, or in this case: allow race watchers to see what a century or so of repaved track looks like. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of America’s favorite and most famous racetracks, and it has changed a lot over the centuries variously paved with everything from creek gravel to bricks.

IMS president J. Douglas Boles posted this core sample with an annotated graphic giving the history of the various iterations. The thickness is relatively remarkable too, given that it represents just eight repavements over 108 years.

Instead of ripping out and rebuilding, they have simply paved over the old racetrack time and time again, creating what looks like an elaborate chocolate cake when a circular section was lifted out of the ground.

Artificial core sample fans may also be interested in a Dutch building that was given a similar treatment — sampled and examined — in a horizontal direction, removing a section of graffiti-covered wall to analyze how it has changed over time.

Vertical Garage: Hide Cars Below or Lift Your Ride to the Sky

There are all kinds of houses designed to showcase your prized luxury vehicle or custom cruiser, but few can boast so blatant a mechanism to quite literally put your sports car on a ...

Handmade Car Explores the Abandoned Railroads of Mexico

Over 5500 miles of abandoned railways stretching from one end of Mexico to the other enticed two brothers to build an incredible retro-futuristic exploratory car. The SEFT-1 is modeled after a ...

View Forward: Driverless London Train Cars Arriving in 2020

Called the New Tube, the next phase in London's Underground system will feature partially and entirely automated cars, including ones that let passengers sit up front in the space heretofore ...

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18 Nov 22:26

thenatsdorf:Sweet senior cat plays fetch. (via iiagdtr)


Sweet senior cat plays fetch. (via iiagdtr)

11 Nov 22:30

Animal sizes for comparison






Grey Wolf

Maned Wolf

Sea Otter


Grizzly Bear

Polar Bear

Stellar Sea Lion




Black Bear & Bengal Tiger

White-Tailed Deer



me at half the animals on the post: “BITCH THAT’S H U G E”


That first maned wolf is a model.

09 Nov 13:18

blizzardofjj:places to go, things to do!


places to go, things to do!

09 Nov 11:01

banxx: tastefullyoffensive: When you see yourself in the mirror...



When you see yourself in the mirror first thing in the morning.

Anytime really

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08 Sep 08:07

slagnarok: He literally whipped his dick out and busted a nut...


He literally whipped his dick out and busted a nut I’m done.

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17 Jul 08:03

gif87a-com:When the master is an engineer


When the master is an engineer