Rufino Jimenez

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Crazy Video Trick Makes You King of Your Own Tiny Planet

Maybe you've seen polar panoramas, those super wide angle photographs that turn everyday scenes into funky, tiny planets. Jonas Ginter, a German …

Charged: inFORM, a Revolutionary Design Tool

Virtual reality has made huge strides over the past few years, but for pioneers like the scientists at the MIT Media Lab, digital simulations have begun taking actual, material shape. Formally known as the Tangible Bits project (which was presented by the lab all the way back in 1997), MIT’s …

Prototyping

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Collaborative Team's Chandelier Shadows Room With Trees

Artists/design team Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz collaborated to create, <i>Forms in Nature</i>, a chandelier which, when alight, creates shadows in any …

This Floating-Head Prank is Just in Time for April Fools' Day

With April Fools' Day tomorrow, here's the perfect prank to play on an unsuspecting friend. Scare a hungry fridge forager by placing your floating head in a jar between the leftovers and the milk. Not your actual head, of course, but one that will look so real they won't know the difference. All it …

Famous Inventions Showcased in Stylish Vintage Blueprints

If you're intrigued by how things are made, then Oliver Gal Artist Co.'s recreated vintage blueprints are a treat. The collective of artists scoured patents of old products and designed them into stylish and educational prints meant to hang on your wall. Some of the inventions include things as …

Unique Movie Posters Designed in Retro-Futuristic Style

Brussels-based illustrator and graphic designer Laurent Durieux draws upon a variety of old films like <i>Jaws</i>, <i>The Iron Giant</i>, and <i>The Birds</i> as the inspiration for his series of intriguing movie posters. The artist uses a retro-futuristic approach to his alternative designs where bold colors and …

Chicago

A donut empire by Scott Harris<p>Following the trend started by the Doughnut Vault—where owners were opening tiny, walk-up classic doughnut shops in a small corner of their venues—restaurant mogul Scott Harris made it his own and has launched a sweet cake empire. Glazed & Infused first opened adjacent …

50 Greatest Star Wars Gifts In The Galaxy

Star Wars Dog Tags<p>Choose to go with the empire, the rebellion, or celebrate your Mandalorian heritage with specialized dog tags that honor your …

A Visual History of Magic

Whether in the rites of religion, the science of reality, or the folklore of love, or the transcendence of art, or even the allure of early image manipulation, the hunger for magic has always underpinned the human experience.<p>Originally published in 2009 as one of Taschen’s notoriously expensive …

A Brief Visual History of Space and Astronomy in 250 Milestones

<i>“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,”</i> Carl Sagan marveled in his iconic <i>Pale Blue Dot</i>. But how, exactly, did that arena come to be and what else populates its decor?<p>In <b>The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy</b> (<i>public</i> …

Make Art, Make Money, and Believe the Beard: What Jim Henson Teaches Us about Bridging Creative Integrity and Commercial Success

<i>“Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it,”</i> Hugh MacLeod proclaimed in <i>Ignore Everybody</i>, echoing a prevalent cultural sentiment. And yet there’s something terribly disheartening and defeatist in the assumption that we’ve created a society in which it’s impossible to both make good art …

The Human Printer: CMYK Halftone Prints Recreated by Hand | Colossal

<p>The Human Printer is an ongoing art project by Stinsensqueeze (STSQ) who take photographs and manually create a CMYK halftone printing effect <i>by …

Lego Mindstorms Lathe

Arthur Sacek‘s lathe works on floral foam. A project he has been working on since 2005, Arthur recently rebuilt the lathe using the still-robust RCX microcontroller brick, the precursor to the soon-to-be-replaced NXT brick. [via The NXT Step]

Photon 3D Scanner: fold-up easy 3D scanning on IndieGoGo

Matterform's Photon 3D Scanner is a $350-$400 IndieGoGo-funded gadget from Canada. It promises to be operable by novices with no particular knowledge …