Go big or go home. Since it isn’t in the nature of excavators to handle tiny things, they go big. Like playing Jenga with 600 pound blocks big. Five different pieces of equipment get into the game to remove the gigantic wood blocks. We got to say, it does look like fun. The video is a promotion for Cat Products (Caterpillar), that is, the bigass machines you see playing the game.
Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.
Photographs by Asher Svidensky show the badass eagle hunters of Mongolia. Just to be clear, these are people that hunt with the golden eagle to capture prey. As we already know, the golden eagle is one badass hunter, even more so when combined with the skill of these hunters.
Chomp on an object that you see everyday around you, and it just might be a chocolate, or it might be what it looks like. Japanese sokkuri (‘look alike’) sweets are desserts that look like everyday objects. Recently on a game show, celebrities and participants were asked to bite everyday objects; some of which were desserts, and others were exactly what they looked like.
Venice, the city of canals with canals for roads never faces a time where winters would freeze the waters. What if we could push the north-eastern Italian city a little further north? While we are messing geography up, let’s take it all the way to Russia. The pictures here show what a Venice taking on the Russian winter would look like.
Acknowledge it. You need one. So does everybody else.
Photographer Elke Vogelsang is quite a pro in capturing canines with the lens. We love our dogs, and the photographer creates captivating images that make these beautiful creatures look all the more better. When not photographing for clients, Elke turns her wide angled lens towards her own dogs, who it seems are glad of the attention. The dogs are so accustomed to the camera, Elke calls them her photography companion dogs.
Marutaro is the adorable pygmy hedgehog brimming with style and swag. Just see this guy, he looks like a winner and he knows it.
A woodgrain flask with a chalkboard wrapped around it, probably so you can write down your brilliant drunk ideas and laugh at them later. Holds 8 oz of liquid, and gives your drinking time the writing edge it never wanted. Still, it’s cute. Costs $20.
Athens based architect Katerina Kamprani renders everyday objects in a fashion that would make them of little use, or uncomfortable to use. The architect calls it a collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects.