Water is precious, and every drop saved is a big deal. And when we get to save it in such elegant forms, well that’s just the icing on the cake. Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu has designed a faucet that saves water by swirling it into elegant patterns.
The Bankers Lamp – Revisited is probably what all bankers lamps dream of becoming one day. A creation of Cory Barkman (previously), the lamp follows the style of the artist, that is, an old world look that is somewhat steampunk-ish, but mostly elegant, stylish, and functional.
As they say, Rome was not built in a day. That was exactly what came to my mind when I saw the feat of Chinese firm Yingchuang New Materials. While Rome not being built in a day still stands true, we could perhaps soon handle the construction department, at least build city buildings in a day.
Pacu, as this fish is incorrectly called in place of the violent spawn of hellfire that it is, happens to be a native of South American freshwaters. Pacu is a relative of the Piranha, but mostly it is an omnivore with vegetative tendencies and prefer nuts and fruits; except for when they attack and kill other fish, or chomp on human nuts.
Meerkats show their power of adorable in these photographs by Will Burrard-Lucas. The UK based photographer spent six days in the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana photographing meerkats. We just have to assume his job got a wee bit easier with the tiny mammals clamoring over the photographic equipment.
Ours is a world of wonders. Among these are several ancient organisms, that have existed for thousands of years. However, several of these are now endangered as human settlement and climate change put pressure on their ecosystems. Of course, serious attempts are also being made to preserve these wonderful organisms.
Slow Life is a beautiful look in macrophotography at the growth of marine life like coral and sponges. Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, the video was made using more than 150,000 photographs. The photographs were initially captured to study various elements of coral and sponge behavior, and after some months the photographer realized the images could be used to show the beauty of microscopic reef “landscapes.”
Playing on the now familiar theme of foodscapes, photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have captured fantastical landscapes made out of processed foods. Perhaps not in sheer scale, but in perception these food landscapes could give the wicked witch and her gingerbread cottage a run for her money.
Ever wondered what a fight between a python and crocodile would look like? Well wonder no more, the video here shows the results of a five-hour battle between a snake and a crocodile. The python emerged victorious and made a nice, fat meal of the vanquished crocodile. The incident was captured by Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia; because that’s where all the weird shit happens.
Speaking of general wisdom, a space of 221 square feet would likely not be enough for comfortable living. Intelligent design and use however can come to the rescue in these situations, making ample use of the available space to get comfort from it. This tiny house has dimensions of just 8′ by 6′, and yet manages to pack a lot of living.