Our earth is home to millions of species, yet most of us only know a few, often overlooking some very fascinating some very fascinating species that cohabit this planet with us. Ross Piper through his book Animal Earth seeks to bring attention to the several species that the author feels do not get the attention they deserve. In the views of Piper, humans have so far cataloged about 1.5 million different species, yet there may be more than 200 million still waiting to be discovered.
A stunningly detailed warship, the Galleon Revenge takes its name from the 1577 English Ship Revenge. The galleon is often credited with a new approach to ship design that would change naval warfare for the next three hundred years. It is probably the same glory that Brickshelf user maydayartist sought to recreate in his replica build of the Revenge.
The photographs show some of the best known cars in the world disintegrating and exploding into their component pieces. Yet, there has been no explosion and the cars did not undergo a violence of any sort. What they did go through was the meticulousness and ingenuity of Fabien Oefner. Exploding cars would perhaps yield this scene for a fraction of a second, but they suspended the laws of nature for months, hanging in balance and allowing the photographer to take the images we see here.
It is no secret that the fashion industry often holds its models to ridiculously thin, near anorexic standards. As a jab on the idea, Brazilian modelling agency Star Models came up with a series called You are not a sketch. The campaign seeks to address the problem of anorexia in the modelling industry.
All the randomness that goes on in this world often yields to some very interesting coincidences quite worth surprise and attention. The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) studies the interactions of families and people, their environments and several other factors that could influence an individual’s growth and trust. As the study continues, it brings up some very interesting observations, one of them being that the similarity in twins could be genes, not just environment.
From A to B takes the viewer on the journey of a package from its shipping to its delivery. Everyone is familiar with sending and receiving mail, but the journey of the package between two points and its inherent complexity is quite lost to the end user.
Libraries pictured in our minds are somewhat simple, orthodox rooms with books lining up shelves and a few people scattered and reading in silence. While that description would be generally true, libraries can also be architecturally and aesthetically pleasing structures that house a wealth of human knowledge. In the book The Library: A World History, James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce take a look at the history and development of libraries through civilization. A huge attraction of the book happens to be these magnificent photographs of libraries by Will Pryce.
Spock crew sock with ears is one interesting item, although we haven’t been quite able to figure if the “ears” are printed on the fabric, or they happen to be appendages sticking out of the socks itself. The latter would admittedly be cooler, and perhaps that is exactly what these socks are about. Costs $12.
The winter is going to make us shovel ungodly amounts of snow, so we might as well look into things that make it easier for us. You put the shovel to the ground and push it using the convenience of the wheel, saving your back the trouble and apparently getting the snow cleared up way faster. When not in use, the Snow Wolf can be folded flat for storage. Costs $139.