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24 Apr 15:45

ande bunbury builds a tardis-like beach house in coastal australia

by natasha kwok I designboom

despite its tiny footprint, the zinc-clad house can sleep up to twelve people.

The post ande bunbury builds a tardis-like beach house in coastal australia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

22 Apr 18:33

scifiseries:Space Disco



scifiseries:

Space Disco

22 Apr 18:02

Today is Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22. The first...



Today is Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22. The first Earth Day occurred in 1970, a little more than a year after this photograph - “Earthrise" - was captured by Apollo 8 astronaut, Bill Anders. The crew was the first to travel beyond Earth’s orbit, yet it was Anders description of the mission that says it all: “We went to the moon, but we actually discovered Earth.” /// As you might imagine, this day means quite a lot to us at Daily Overview. Our project was created with the purpose to inspire greater appreciation for our planet and greater awareness of what we are doing to it and how urgent it is to protect it. Today is an opportunity to reflect on our shared home, this place we all inhabit, floating in an infinite sea of darkness. How grateful are we to occupy such a remarkable place. Wherever you are and whatever you do, we hope it is a beautiful day.
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2p35wE0
Image courtesy of NASA

22 Apr 01:30

thevaultofretroscifi: Rocket 5 by Robert...



thevaultofretroscifi:

Rocket 5 by Robert LaDuke

21 Apr 23:44

‪If you peer carefully out from between the rings of Saturn, you...



‪If you peer carefully out from between the rings of Saturn, you can see Earth. And the Moon!‬
‪(thanks @nasa !)

21 Apr 01:33

I want to believe

21 Apr 01:20

California looks green again

by Nathan Yau

In case you didn’t hear, California had a bit of a drought problem for the past few years. We complained about not enough rain constantly, and we finally got a lot of it this year. Now we complain that there’s too much rain (because you know, we have to restore balance). On the upside, the state looks a lot greener and less barren these days. David Yanofsky for Quartz has got your satellite imagery right here.

Tags: drought, Quartz, satellite

21 Apr 01:15

Conversation

by Grant
20 Apr 11:14

laughingsquid: Expert Woodworker Skillfully Carves Beautiful...

20 Apr 11:09

Video



16 Apr 23:45

forestwildflower: earthstory:Drone, snowstorm, mountains and...



forestwildflower:

earthstory:

Drone, snowstorm, mountains and ocean, Faroe Islands - check out those ocean waves.

Wow 😍

14 Apr 16:22

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14 Apr 16:20

npr: sciencefriday: NASA engineers want to design a rover wheel...









npr:

sciencefriday:

NASA engineers want to design a rover wheel that can take on any terrain on Mars.

The sound of a rover riding over a jagged Martian rock is similar to the racket of slowly crunching soda cans. How do we know? NASA engineers have rolled wheels across terrains similar to those that have been found on Mars.

At NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, engineers have constructed an elaborate arena called the Mars Yard, a 21 by 22 meter sand lot filled with obstacles that simulate the Red Planet. This is all to test what makes the rover on the Mars2020 mission physically rove: the wheels.

JPL engineers Patrick DeGrosse and Chris Salvo are working to create rover wheels that can endure the diverse range of terrain on the Red Planet. SciFri visited JPL and witnessed the sights and sounds of rover wheel destruction. Learn more here.

[Pictures by Xochitl Garcia]

NASA is reinventing the wheel for Mars! -Emily

14 Apr 16:16

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14 Apr 16:12

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14 Apr 15:35

Yuri’s spaceship malfunctioned, he endured 12Gs, ejected 7...



Yuri’s spaceship malfunctioned, he endured 12Gs, ejected 7 km up and floated down 300 km short of target, alone. Brave first man, 56 years ago today.

12 Apr 17:05

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures

by dmitry

Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama’s studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional portraits of animals that are full of personality.

More info: Chie Hitotsuyama (h/t: creators)

“I’m breathing new life into old newspapers that no longer serve their role as an information medium,” she says.

Hitotsuyama has been working on this zoological series since 2011. The idea for the first sculpture, of a rhinoceros, came to her after seeing a rhino getting attacked by poachers during a trip through Africa in 2007. After that, it took four years for her to develop her signature technique. In the artist’s words, she’s “taken it slow.”











10 Apr 13:41

mostlysignssomeportents:New lawn bling



mostlysignssomeportents:

New lawn bling

09 Apr 23:06

hauntedbystorytelling:George Rodger :: Watching the 1944...



hauntedbystorytelling:

George Rodger :: Watching the 1944 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, Italy.

09 Apr 23:03

just–space: New Hubble portrait of Mars js



just–space:

New Hubble portrait of Mars

js
09 Apr 23:03

betterskatethannever: @cali4niahotboy



betterskatethannever:

@cali4niahotboy

09 Apr 21:52

architags: Olson Kundig Architects. Tye River Cabin. Skykomish,...















architags:

Olson Kundig Architects. Tye River Cabin. Skykomish, WA, USA. photos: Tim Bies (1,2,3,4,7) John Granen (5,6) - What a great place !

architags.com - instagram 

09 Apr 21:43

Photo



09 Apr 13:48

elias rizo arquitectos builds luxury casa m7 in jalisco

by danny hudson I designboom

using a variety of stone and concrete, solid and void, elias rizo arquitectos design a light-filled luxury home in jalisco, mexico.

The post elias rizo arquitectos builds luxury casa m7 in jalisco appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

08 Apr 23:58

123dv projects naturally-clad cloud 9 villa in duned landscape

by danny hudson I designboom

stacked levels clad with natural materials creates a home designed to enjoy the duned forested landscape in the netherlands.

The post 123dv projects naturally-clad cloud 9 villa in duned landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

08 Apr 23:50

ancientpeoples: Shrew, 305-30 BCEgypt, Greco-Roman Period,...





ancientpeoples:

Shrew, 305-30 BC

Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, probably Ptolemaic Dynasty

Cast bronze, 17 cm long (6 ¾ in)

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art

08 Apr 14:08

Guy Made A Computer Case Out Of Old Soviet Electronic Parts Looks Magically Cool

by dmitry

This Russian guy has a hobby of making different things from the remainders of old Soviet electronic and electric parts. He deliberately collects different old Soviet switches, buttons, small bulbs and indicators. Here is one of his latest works – a computer case made from all this old Soviet scrap parts.

h/t: englishrussia

Some parts were in bad condition so he cleaned them up and turned into shiny new looking ones.

With the switches you can choose which parameter is going to be displayed as well to turn on and off additional fans and more. Also a separate Soviet button for reset, on/off of the computer and lights of the scales.

Initially Soviet scales were not designed to have lights in them, so he added the LEDs himself.

To compliment this cool thing he also restored old Soviet microphone “Octava” which can be plugged now into a modern computer and be used for any purpose microphones are used.

And now the most cool thing that all those switches and displays are serving some function and not just for a design purpose. For example you can see how much free memory left on those arrow scales. Also the fan speed, processor temperature, processor load and more is being shown on them.

07 Apr 10:55

treehauslove: Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotels. A secluded getaway...















treehauslove:

Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotels. A secluded getaway cozily settled up on a forested mountain. It offers a nice and quet stay in one of three rustic treehouses. Storytelling by the bonfire and fresh bread every morning - all included! Located in Hesse, Germany.

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06 Apr 11:39

Diseño moderno para las latas de sardinas

by Troy

lata-sardinas-autobus

Parece que la única preocupación de los fabricantes de sardinas en lata es cómo encajar el máximo número de unidades en un espacio reducido. Una imagen que siempre es evocada cuando algún medio de transporte viene lleno a rebosar, especialmente autobuses urbanos, metros, trenes y aviones de aerolíneas low cost.

"Parecemos sardinas en lata" se ha convertido en una expresión muy popular para reflejar las situaciones en las que somos obligados a apretujarnos entre desconocidos, muchos de ellos con una higiene personal alejada de nuestros estándares.

Una agencia de marketing rusa, Brandiziac, ha utilizado ese concepto para modernizar el tradicional empaquetado de estos productos.

Han diseñando un packaging que convierte la lata en un divertido autobús repleto, como no puede ser de otra manera, de sardinas con cara de pocos amigos.

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El bus está repleto de detalles divertidos. Especialmente el toque marinero del conductor, con gorra de capitán de barco y manejando una rueda de timón en lugar de un volante. También es peculiar el sistema de frenado, en forma de ancla colocada en la parte posterior.

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05 Apr 19:14

Poster Giveaway!

by Grant


My book The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity will be out in one month! 

Abrams ComicArts (my awesome publisher) is giving away a high-resolution downloadable poster of  "Play Each Day Like Jazz" to anyone who pre-orders a copy.

You can pre-order and see samples from the book here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/shapeofideas

And here's the link to the free poster! http://www.abramsbooks.com/shapeofideasposter