1. 15:43 12th Jul 2014

    Notes: 1738

    Reblogged from archiemcphee

    Tags: designtoysbarbie

    archiemcphee:

    Jim Rodda, better known as hobbyist 3D printer Zheng3, recently completed work on these awesomely elaborate Barbie-compatible 3D-printed suits of medieval armor. The project was crowdfunded through Rodda’s Faire Play Kickstarter project. The suit of golden parade armor is made of over 40 difference pieces, including a winged helmet, feathered tassets and a detailed coat of arms.

    Click here for additional photos and process information.

    [via io9]

     
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    unconsumption:

Is this the ultimate “pallet hack”?

Tomas Moravec has created many performative works of sculpture, installation and video art since he made this Duchamp-meets-Alÿs piece in 2008, but the video went up just a few months ago.
The brief description notes that Bratislavan trams run on felicitously narrow 1000mm-wide tracks: “A new transport vehicle brings change into the spatial perspective of a passenger in motion and generally changes the life of the city, through which the pallet can run, guided by a map of the city lines.”

More: Non Sequitur: The Pallet Hack to End All Pallet Hacks - Core77

    unconsumption:

    Is this the ultimate “pallet hack”?

    Tomas Moravec has created many performative works of sculpture, installation and video art since he made this Duchamp-meets-Alÿs piece in 2008, but the video went up just a few months ago.

    The brief description notes that Bratislavan trams run on felicitously narrow 1000mm-wide tracks: “A new transport vehicle brings change into the spatial perspective of a passenger in motion and generally changes the life of the city, through which the pallet can run, guided by a map of the city lines.”

    More: Non Sequitur: The Pallet Hack to End All Pallet Hacks - Core77

     
  3. 15:02 5th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from kyssthis16

    Tags: winedesigndeliberate rhymebooze

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    checkhunter:

pugsessed:

the best thing I’ve ever found on Pinterest

orgashmeak

    checkhunter:

    pugsessed:

    the best thing I’ve ever found on Pinterest

    orgashmeak
     
  4. 18:23 4th Jul 2014

    Notes: 2914

    Reblogged from jhameia

    Tags: homelessnessdesigndisability

    disabilityhistory:

    This Bus Is Transforming The Lives Of The Homeless

    Image description: #1: Photo of a bus painted blue, looking clean and in good repair, with four icons (restroom man, restroom woman, mixed restroom man/woman, and person in a wheelchair) under shower heads. #2: Photo of a spacious, completely accessible restroom and roll-in shower.

    The key point here is that they designed this in consultation with the  people who will be using it. It’s mobile so it can meet people where they are. It has private showers so women (and trans/gender nonconforming people, I would add, although the article doesn’t) feel safe. It has a secure place to store your things. And one of the four showers is completely accessible. I know a lot of wheelchair users who might rather use this shower than the ones in their own homes.

     
  5. 23:11 1st Jul 2014

    Notes: 269554

    Reblogged from mickyalexander

    Tags: gifscooldesign

    sagansense:

    itscolossal:

    The Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House

    It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine. And my literal “brainstorming room" will be complete.

    (Source: really-shit)

     
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    laughingsquid:

Urban Air Project, Converting Billboards into Bamboo Gardens
     
  7. 00:41

    Notes: 110

    Reblogged from aleyma

    Tags: stained glassdesigndecorative artsdog

    aleyma:


Tobias and Sara on their Wedding Night, made in Germany, c.1520 (source).


I love that the artist depicted the family cat dog (where are my eyes?) curled up at the foot of the bed.

    aleyma:

    Tobias and Sara on their Wedding Night, made in Germany, c.1520 (source).

    I love that the artist depicted the family cat dog (where are my eyes?) curled up at the foot of the bed.

     
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    elarogers:

Farmers’ Market!

You win this round, farmers.

    elarogers:

    Farmers’ Market!

    You win this round, farmers.

    (Source: juliannaaaa)

     
  9. 01:02

    Notes: 135

    Reblogged from aleyma

    Tags: designarmshistory

    aleyma:

Ceremonial saber of Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol, made in Italy, c.1560 (source).

    aleyma:

    Ceremonial saber of Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol, made in Italy, c.1560 (source).

     
  10. 00:58

    Notes: 453

    Reblogged from faico

    Tags: designantiquecryptographyhistory

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    faico:


File:16th century French cypher machine in the shape of a book with arms of Henri II.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
16世紀フランスで作られた多表式換字暗号の暗号化マシーン。アンリ2世の浮き彫りが施されてる。


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    faico:

    File:16th century French cypher machine in the shape of a book with arms of Henri II.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    16世紀フランスで作られた多表式換字暗号の暗号化マシーン。アンリ2世の浮き彫りが施されてる。

    (via raurublock)

     
  11. 00:36

    Notes: 9046

    Reblogged from thezeka

    Tags: iranarchitecturedesign

    phytos:

    The Shah Mosque of Isfahan

    Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Isfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions.

    Photograph 1 by: Omid Jafarnezhad

    Photographs 2 - 6 by: ‘Horizon’ on Flickr.

    (Source: blue-voids)

     
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    bookporn:

T. S. Elliot’s The Waste Land from Dimitri’s Bookbinding Corner.

    bookporn:

    T. S. Elliot’s The Waste Land from Dimitri’s Bookbinding Corner.

     
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  14. annie-wyatt:

    Favorite Books that shaped my life: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless. We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam. Even fireworks, for all their prettiness, come from the chemistry of the earth. Yet somehow we think we can grow, feeding on flowers and fireworks, without completing the cycle back to reality.

     
  15. Some horse bikes (a collection inspired by this post):

    Horsey' by Eungi Kim, a blue horse bike by Monarch, a horse motorcycle, a fox hunt costume by Katy Steudel

    There are others, but I think most of them are kind of creepy, with disembodied horse’s heads glued onto the handlebars. Look at this fucking thing:

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