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How The Noise Of Big Rockets Breaks Apart Buildings

The engineers who designed and built the Saturn V rocket knew it was a behemoth, but no one was totally prepared for what it would be like to actually witness it leaving the Earth. As Apollo 4’s five F-1 engines roared to life on the morning of November 9, 1967, it shook the ground and rattled …

Space Exploration

Dr. Seuss Made Paintings and Sculptures in Secret (and Now You Can See Them) | The Creators Project

<i>“Ted at easel,” Dr. Seuss Properties TM & © 2016 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved</i><p>The artist forever known as Dr. Seuss didn’t stop at writing and illustrating 44 wise and whimsical storybooks. While he produced popular literature by day, he spent his nights in the 1930s sculpting and …

Sculpture

JourneyMaker at the Art Institute of Chicago

Charlie Chaplin museum to open in Switzerland

The <b>Charlie Chaplin</b> Museum opens in Switzerland on April 17, 2016, paying tribute to the London-born comedian who was one of Hollywood's most important early stars.<p>Chaplin's World, which has been in planning for 15 years, will open in the pretty village of Corsier-sur-Vevey on Lake Geneva, some 15 …

snøhetta's SFMOMA san francisco set to open in may 2016

snøhetta's SFMOMA san francisco set to open in may 2016<p><b>snøhetta’s SFMOMA san francisco set to open in may 2016</b><br>images © henrik kam<p><b>the ongoing project</b> …

San Francisco

This Pixar-esque music video will break your heart

Have you ever felt like you're going in circles?<p>It sounds like a simple problem, but being caught in a rut can be such a harrowing experience. It's not just the question of "Am I getting anywhere?" It's the fear that everything you've done has gotten you to a place where you <i>can't</i> get anywhere else. …

Entertainment

Photographer Hunts for Vintage Cameras That Contain Undeveloped Film

Two years ago, photographer Chris A. Hughes purchased a 1914 French Richard Verascope camera (shown above) from an elderly man who was clearing out …

The World’s Longest Beard Is One of the Smithsonian’s Strangest Artifacts

(Photo: North Dakota State University Archives)<p>This is Hans Langseth (1846-1927) of North Dakota. He was one of the beardiest men who ever lived. …

A New, Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Blade Runner Model Shop

It's a well-known fact that architects, almost without exception, love the 1982 film <i>Blade Runner.</i> Architects also love scale models. So what could …

Stunningly Surreal Photos of Wild Animals Captured in Unexpected Ways

London-based photographer David Yarrow captures the wild, natural world in unexpected and often candid ways. His stunning black-and-white images showcase the strength, beauty, and power of wolves, mountain lions, zebras, and more. Sometimes, man-made structures set the scene for amazing and …

Photography

Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings

The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago, home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards announced Tuesday by the travel website TripAdvisor.<p>“On …

Classic typographic wonderment. #typehunter #typeawesome #vintagelabel

I keep this illustration tucked away because it's a keeper. Such good line work it makes me smile. #typehunter #vintageillustration #vintageprint

Simon Fujiwara at Proyectos Monclova #simonfujiwara #proyectosmonclova

Big Things

I was at the Museum of Natural History the other day. Sound familiar? I was with Danny and he brought a new artist pal along, one Mr. Twingley.com. …

The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids. - Feb. 13, 2015

Remember the View-Master? That classic toy is getting a virtual reality reboot.<p>This fall, Google (GOOG) and Mattel (MAT) are coming out with a plastic viewer that pairs up with your smartphone. You can explore virtual reality environments, make three-dimensional dinosaurs appear in the real world …

Virtual Reality

Enter the Sun Without Burning Alive in New NASA Installation

<i>Images courtesy the artist</i><p>Inside the <i>Solarium</i>, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), you can enter the belly of the sun without worrying about frying to a crisp. In fact, the dynamic visuals of the giant star’s turbulent gas atmosphere exploding and erupting on the walls …

Astronomy

Antique Calculators Photography

Photographer Kevin Twomey, based in California, has decided to pay tribute to antique calculators through a series of photographs called …

The Interface of the Afterlife: Examining Cemeteries and Mausoleums in the 21st Century

The relationship between immortality and architecture is ancient one. Writing in <i>The New Yorker</i>, Alexandra Lange discusses the past and future of …

UK's First Frank Lloyd Wright House Blocked by Planning Inspector

A plan by Stephen Brooks Architects to build the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the UK has been blocked at the appeal stage by a planning …

Will The Traditional Museum Survive?

The question of whether the traditional museum survive in the digital age has been bounced around since the dawn of digital art and archiving. In an …

Passionate Collector Catalogs Thousands of Antique Cameras

French camera collector Sylvain Halgand has cataloged over 10,000 vintage and antique cameras in an ongoing digital archive called <i>Collection Appareils.</i> Providing a photo of, and from, each device along with its history and specifications, Halgand has been amassing this record since 1999. About 1800 …

Photography

Cleopatra's Needle And The Legacy Of The Obelisk On Public Space

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Design

Nadau Lavergne Architects Present Proposal to Revitalize Detroit's Decaying Packard Plant

Nadau Lavergne Architects, the winning team of the <i>Reanimate the Ruins</i> international ideas contest, have shared with us their proposal to revive …

Van Gogh Bike Path

In Nuenen, Netherlands, the design lab Roosegaarde unveiled its “Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path”, a cycle lane sprinkled by glowing patterns …

Portraits Made with Tiny Letters

Polish designers For Brands wanted to pay tribute to Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen through two black and white posters. The …

Drawings by Anton Vill

Drawings by Anton Vill<p>Surreal ink drawings by Estonian artist Anton Vill that makes you want to look closer to see the tiny details. The complex …