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03 Mar 15:32

Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder

All of us have a tube of Krazy Glue around the house, but there are some jobs that even that miracle solution can't handle. Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder, on the...

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03 Mar 21:41

A Math Professor Demonstrates the Complicated Procedure of Drawing a 17-Sided Figure With a Compass and Ruler

by Glen Tickle
A. Kachmar

Geez, a pentagon is difficult enough

In a recent video by Numberphile, University of California, Berkeley math professor David Eisenbud demonstrates the complicated procedure needed to draw a heptadecagon–a 17-sided figure–using just a compass and ruler. Carl Friedrich Gauss first proved the method in 1796.

In a separate video on the accompanying channel Numberphile2, Eisenbud gets into greater detail about the mathematics behind the figure and Fermat primes.

03 Mar 22:36

Aoshima, Miyazaki, The Southern Japanese Island That Plays Host to Over 120 Feral Cats

by Lori Dorn

Aoshima, Miyazaki

Photographer Thomas Peter has captured gorgeous images of Aoshima, Miyazaki, the southern Japanese island that plays host to over 120 feral cats who outnumber the resident humans at a ratio of 6 to 1.

Originally introduced to the mile-long island of Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen’s boats, the cats stayed on – and multiplied. More than 120 cats swarm the island with only a handful of humans for company, mostly pensioners who didn’t join the waves of migrants seeking work in the cities after World War Two. Aoshima, a 30-minute ferry ride off the coast of Ehime prefecture, had been home to 900 people in 1945. The only sign of human activity now is the boatload of day-trippers from the mainland, visiting what is locally known as Cat Island.

Aoshima Cats

Aoshima, Miyazaki Boat

Aoshima, Miyazaki Lone Cat

photos by Thomas Peter

via The Atlantic

03 Mar 23:40

Here's a Cat That's Not a Cat (Or Is It?)

by Esther Inglis-Arkell

This animal is a fossa. At first it closely resembles a cat. But when you look a little closer, close enough to look at its DNA . . . it's still pretty confusing.


02 Mar 19:00

And Mr. Lizard on Guitar

by Lisa Marcus

Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based photographer Aditya Permana happened to click his shutter on this forest dragon lizard just in time to catch him deep in a musical trance while performing a leaf guitar solo. Permana told the Dailymail that he 

"did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until the lizards feel calm and comfortable around me. I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar – and it didn’t move at all.

Don't miss the other pictures of this guitar solo on the photographer's Facebook page. See more of his work there and at his 500px site. Fans of his work can follow him on social media via Twitter as well.  

Via Bored Panda | Image: Aditya Permana

25 Feb 16:00

Benjamin Bowden, Spa

Benjamin Bowden, Spacelander Bicycle for Bowden Industries, 1946.

25 Feb 16:03



03 Mar 08:06

Quello che cerchi :

Quello che cerchi : Foto

27 Feb 09:14

Design Detail – A Window Seat For Reading

by Dave

Bernardo Rodrigues designed a home for a family, and included a unique window seat that is the perfect size for the kids to enjoy some quiet time reading.


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02 Mar 21:56

A Facade Of Colorful Ceramic Blocks Cover This Apartment Building

by Dave

Lagula Architects gave this apartment building in Badalona, Spain, a facade made of glazed ceramic blocks in a variety of colors.


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02 Mar 18:00

Today's archidose #817: Facades

by John Hill
Here is a potpourri of facade details recently uploaded to the archidose Flickr pool. Click on the photos to learn more about each building and photographer.

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM)

DH Skarbek

Neuer Zollhof




Horten department store, Stuttgart, Germany

CPH Architecture #34

Le Monolithe

To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just:
:: Join and add photos to the archidose pool
To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just:
:: Tag your photos #archidose
26 Feb 01:58


26 Feb 23:30

dilara19: St. Dunstan-in-the-East Church, London, England, UK


St. Dunstan-in-the-East Church, London, England, UK

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25 Feb 05:54

Coolpeds Briefcase Electric Scooter is your new carry-on bag

by Lindsey Caldwell
Briefcase Electric ScooterMost suitcases can double as an ottoman at best. The new Briefcase Electric Scooter by Coolpeds turns into an electric scooter to zip you around so you can catch your commute. Now, you don't have to drag your luggage around to catch your flight, you can hop on and ride it all the way to the terminal. Instead of a … Continue reading
18 Feb 13:00

You’ll never have to look for the bottle opener again

by Janet Cloninger


You’ll always know that your bottle opener is attached to the bottom of your beer mug.  The Pop ‘n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is a 24-ounce glass handled beer mug with a stainless steel bottle opener permanently attached to the bottom.  The opener is magnetic, so it will hold on to the bottle cap until you’re ready to dispose of it, and it’s flush mounted to the bottom of the mug so you can set it down without fear of spilling the contents.  The 24 ounce mug can hold two full beers, so you won’t be running out too soon.  The Pop ‘n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is $19.99 at Brookstone.

Filed in categories: Home, Kitchen, News

Tagged: Beverage, bottle opener

You’ll never have to look for the bottle opener again originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on February 18, 2015 at 8:00 am.

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24 Feb 23:01

Beautiful Weeds: Preserve a Dandelion in Resin

by agnesniewiadomski
1_1024x1024After a successful Kickstarter Campaign, the Dandelion Collective has been producing these gorgeous paper weights made from dried out dandelions and clear resin. Each weed is carefully hand selected, dried, and preserved into a perfectly polished sphere of cast polyester resin, with a small flat base so it doesn’t roll […]

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24 Feb 11:11

Studio Daniel Libesk

Studio Daniel Libeskind, Beyond The Wall.

25 Feb 06:34



21 Feb 15:37

Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

by bev

Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture this week.


  • Uh oh… unretouched photos of Beyonce have leaked online. [Defamer]
  • Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop with 60 seconds of artistry. [The Verge]
  • This is what Adobe Photoshop looked like 25 years ago. [Venture Beat]


  • The 20 Most Awkward Celebrity Encounters Ever Captured On Camera. [Web Humor]
  • David Lopera makes celebrities plus-sized with Photoshop. [Bustle]
  • Through the Magic of Photoshop: Biden Bidening. [The Washington Post]
  • You had me at “Roman soldier waving an animated fiery sword.” [Clients From Hell]

We’ll be back on Monday with more disasters. In the meantime, don’t forget to join us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

The post Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

24 Feb 01:45

Highlights from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

by Christopher Jobson

© Ramil Gilvanov/Rimma Gilvanova, Russia, Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Old Shepherd
© Saeed Barikani, Iran, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Ukraine.Kiev. Euromaidan
Ukrainian protester plays piano on a barricade in front of the riot police line during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine on October 2, 2014. © Vladyslav Musiienko / UNIAN, Ukraine, Shortlist, Current Affairs, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

On the Tundra....
© Simon Morris, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Pelican Feeding
© Melissa Little, Australia, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Blue Fields
The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft. The height was crucial in order to flatten perspective by using long focal lengths. Time of day and cloud cover were also critical, the abstract effect being heightened by complete lack of signifying shadow. © Simon Butterworth, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Landscape, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Award

Underwater Grace
© Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Singapore, Shortlist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

© Alexander Klebe, Germany, Shortlist, Panormaic, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

First Sight
West Bengal, India. October 21, 2013. Blind girls Sonia, 12, and Anita Singh, 5, are born into poverty with congenital cataract blindness. They must accompany their parents everywhere as they cannot be left alone without risk. The surgery to cure this is simple and takes 15 minutes but because of the level of poverty in this family they have been unable to pursue the necessary operation. India has more than 12 million blind, the majority of which suffer from cataract blindness. Poverty is the main reason these millions of people are trapped in this condition. Donor funding has recently enabled both sisters to finally go for this operation. This essay is an attempt to tell the story of their lives before surgery, during the operation to regain their sight and after as they begin to discover light. © Brent Stirton, South Africa, Shortlist, Contemporary Issues, Professional, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Creating a shortlist was no small feat. This year submissions swelled to a record 173,444 photographs from 171 countries. Shortlisted images will be on view at Somerset House in London from April 24th through May 10th, and Winners are announced April 23rd. You can see all shortlisted photos online in three categories: Professional, Open, and Youth.

16 Feb 21:06

yulinkuang:boredpanda: 15+ Of The World’s Most Magical Streets...

22 Feb 19:00

British Travel Ads Hope You Get Some

A. Kachmar

When I was in vegas, people kept asking me if I was canadian. I never understood the connection.

go to america and get laid!

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Tagged: ads , British , Travel , sexy times , funny , dating
22 Feb 12:24



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16 Feb 18:30

Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste

by Christopher Jobson










Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large and small for both public installations and private collections around the world. A graduate of the from the Royal College of Art, Haste says she is fascinated by how such a seemingly ordinary medium, chicken wire, is capable of suggesting “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency—values that I find in my natural subjects.” She continues about her work with animals:

What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.

In 2010, Historic Royal Palaces commissioned Haste to fabricate thirteen sculptures around the Tower of London that will remain on view through 2021. You can see much more in this online gallery, and as part of the Art and the Animal exhibition currently at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Missouri. (thnx, Kat Powers!)

22 Feb 05:00

(photo via kael13)

(photo via kael13)

21 Feb 17:17

Video: Red Pandas Having Fun in Fresh Snow at Cincinnati Zoo

21 Feb 07:00

gifsboom:Video: Sunbathing Cats Moving with the Sun