“From Abba to Zamballarana, and from Mozart to Eminem, one of rock’s finest talents has identified 500 albums essential to a happy life. It was a long, tortuous undertaking, but the man knows music—and his aim is true”
“This week’s map shows the orbits of more than 18000 asteroids in the solar system. This includes everything we know of that’s over 10km in diameter – about 10000 asteroids – as well as 8000 randomized objects of unknown size. This map shows each asteroid at its exact position on New Years’ Eve 1999.”
“In recent years, as many as one in 20 of Hollywood’s highest-grossing movies have been revamped versions of an original. While some remakes go on to be critically acclaimed Academy Award winners, others should have probably been left alone. We analysed the ratings and profitability of remade movies vs their originals to find out which versions are more successful.”
I’ll be honest I am definitely not a fan of the interface for this. You hover over a small dot to see the original film and it’s remake’s data, rankings, favorites, etc. But if you move too fast: where was that film?
Still: interesting. Also: could someone please write more original non-remake films? Thanks.
“Lake Baikal, in the Russian region of Siberia, is a massive body of water—the world’s deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake. Its location and the surrounding geography can lead to fascinating phenomena in the winter, as ferocious winds and cycles of melting and refreezing build and sculpt works of structural beauty—stones supported on wind-worn pedestals…”
A 3D interactive model of the interior of the Apollo 11 Command Module.
“The Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia,” was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy atop a Saturn V rocket.”
Created by Kvant3d.com [whose website is down as of this writing.] These are in extremely limited supply. As of right now their Etsy shop is out of stock. Each dragon fire lamp costs $63.59USD plus shipping.
“The modern church is a delicate institution; under siege from countering theologies, philosophies and the super speed of daily life, it must at once withstand the constant tempest of change while remaining anchored to tradition. The way the most long-standing institutions have done this is by finding a balance: deep roots that touch the core of humanity and yet a flexible reedlike ability to bend and sway with the tensions of modernity.”
There are some really beautiful, thoughtful constructions here.
“The BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach to digital timber construction. Its segmented wood shell is based on biological principles found in the plate skeleton of sea urchins, which have been studied by the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart for almost a decade.”
These are beautiful, completely new architectural designs.
“The automated micro-cafe we designed for Truebird Coffee. The kiosk brews, pours, and serves delicious cups of coffee, all of which can be ordered from the Truebird app or ordering stand. The kiosk is up and running at NewLab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.”
The demo video of this kiosk is mesmerizing. Really poetically designed. I love it.
Created by Leadoff Studio, who appear to create a lot of interesting packaging and industrial design.
“In July 2019 Doug Aitken will present NEW HORIZON, a multifaceted art event that challenges the notion of art in the 21st-century. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts, centered around a stunning reflective hot air balloon and gondola.”
US Only from the looks of it. Beautiful. Probably stunning in person.