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It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

These Tiny, Incredible ‘Metalenses’ are the Next Giant Leap in Optics

A report published in the famed journal <i>Science</i> is giving us, perhaps, our first look at the future of optical technology. And that future comes …

Discover the Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Custom Cameras of Dora Goodman

Dora Goodman‘s hand-crafted custom cameras are beautiful… there’s no other way to put it. Built on top of fully-functioning classic cameras, she …

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

Infographic: The Difference Between CMOS and CCD Sensors

Over the past couple of decades, CMOS sensors have come to dominate the digital photography landscape thanks to their increasing quality and falling …

10+ Cats Who Immediately Regretted Their Poor Life Choices

We took a lot of heat from dog owners after our last post about dogs that immediately regretted their poor life choices, so we decided it was time to …

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – looking for glaciers that could stand in for the icy wastes of a distant planet in Nolan’s new film, Interstellar. They were on foot, the terrain proving inaccessible by car through freezing rain. The …

Joel Meyerowitz on Visual Storytelling

Street Photography

‘Visible Light’ Photo Series Captures Sculpture-Like Portraits of Light Itself

Connecticut-based artist Alexander Harding went a little bit meta with his intriguing photo series <i>Visible Light</i>. All photographers capture light, but …

Iconic Portrait Photos Throughout History Recreated with John Malkovich as the Subject

Upon first glance, the photo above looks like Dorothea Lange’s iconic <i>Migrant Mother</i> photo captured in 1936. Then you realize that the woman in the …

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

<i>Update: Download the free guide 22 Organizations That Want to Fund Your Photo Project for updated 2015 due dates, additional grants, scholarships and</i> …

Awesome DIY Steel and Wood Panoramic Camera Shoots 6×17 Photos, Gets 4 Photos Per Roll of 120 Film

We’ve shared some pretty awesome DIY cameras with you in the past, and today we’ve run across one of the most impressive to date.<p>A 6×17 panorama film …

Seljalandsfoss

6 Ways to Build Your Photography Business with LinkedIn

Image by Jim Goldstein<p>Today, LinkedIn has over 200 million members, and that number is growing daily. But how can photographers take advantage of …

Compressor.io Lets You Shrink Your Image File Size Up to 90% Without Losing Quality

If you’ve been following PetaPixel for a little while, then you know that the idea of a web app that shrinks down the file size of your images …

10 Brilliant Comedy Moments Hidden on YouTube

It's hidden YouTube gems time, baby! We dig up the most criminally underappreciated videos and give them the respect that they deserve. At the risk …

Star Trek

The Most Cringeworthy Autocorrect FAILS Of January 2014 (NSFW)

We could chalk up this month's barrage of texting disasters to cold fingers, but we all know this happens no matter what the season.<p>Check out January 2014's best Autocorrect FAILS courtesy of Damn You Autocorrect below, and be happy that (most) of your messages get across without incident.<p><b>Warning,</b> …

Feedback Loop: 30 years of Mac, mechanical keyboards, Bitcoin alternatives and more!

<i>Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we</i> …

MAG Furniture Snaps Together Thanks to Powerful Magnets

Benjamin Vermeulen has designed <b>MAG Furniture</b>, a flat packed furniture set that takes only minutes to assembly without any tool. MAG stands for …

Fantastic Architecture Photography by Martin Turner

For some people, the city might represent a tedious, grey place with no life or beauty. For those with an eye for the unlikely, it is a cluster of …

Bottle Crate And Their Story

A typical bottle crate can hold thirty bottles, however the design of the crate leaves room for more to fit in. The Up & Down Box can hold twenty …

Making Music with a Bike | Colossal

<p>Composer Johnnyrandom just released a new track recorded entirely by sampling sounds from a bicycle and its related components. Titled Bespoken, the …

Incredible Smaug Book Sculpture Pops Off the Page

Sculptor Victoria of VMCreations (aka FarTooManyIdeas) has created a paper sculpture inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>The Hobbit</i> featuring a menacing Smaug emerging from the hardcover book itself. The incredible, sharply scaled dragon can be seen circling around a Danish copy of the novel as a tiny …

Art

Sony's Gorgeous, Floor-Borne Short-Throw Projector Channels Classic Braun Design

If you've got the bucks, an HD projector is a cool alternative to a television. It's about as unobtrusive as it gets, turning any white wall into a …

Storytelling Furniture by Nueve Design Studio

Nueve Design Studio is a small Chilean design studio formed by Karin Caceres, Gustavo Espindola, and Patricio Silva. Combining materiality and …

Furniture

Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

From now till February 23, visit the Robin Rice Gallery in New York to see <i>Botswana</i>, stunning photos of African wildlife taken by photographer Zack Seckler less than 500 feet from above the ground. Flying in an ultra-light aircraft and with an expert pilot, the Brooklyn-based photographer was able …

Wildlife

New in the Shop: Jaco Haasbroek's Hilarious Illustrations

Cape Town, South Africa-based illustrator and designer Jaco Haasbroek shares his wonderful sense of humor through his comical illustrations. Each of the artist's creations feature adorable little characters that offer a new way of seeing the world. Full of whimsy and witty puns, Haasbroek's art …

Cape Town

Daily Inspiration #1659

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …