by Portland-based artist Mengyu Chen, for her upcoming comic The Encephalic Cinema. (via Collosal)

by Portland-based artist Mengyu Chen, for her upcoming comic The Encephalic Cinema. (via Collosal)

windjammerstonight:

Type work for C R O W N S I recently did…

From the brilliant Kevin Harris.

windjammerstonight:

Type work for C R O W N S I recently did…

From the brilliant Kevin Harris.

100,000 blue LEDs swarming Tokyo’s Sumida River (via Colossal)

100,000 blue LEDs swarming Tokyo’s Sumida River (via Colossal)

Artist Mark Formanek made a clock constructed in real time with boards and nails. The site updates in sync with your computer’s clock. (via @aplusk)

Artist Mark Formanek made a clock constructed in real time with boards and nails. The site updates in sync with your computer’s clock. (via @aplusk)

wnycradiolab:

This thing is a camera!  Specifically a Fusil Photographique, or “rifle camera.”  It was built by Etienne-Jules Marey, who used it to photograph birds in flight, and it’s been called the world’s first portable motion picture camera. 

wnycradiolab:

This thing is a camera!  Specifically a Fusil Photographique, or “rifle camera.”  It was built by Etienne-Jules Marey, who used it to photograph birds in flight, and it’s been called the world’s first portable motion picture camera. 

wnycradiolab:

endomusia:
This Thermometer Lets You Actually Feel The Temp Outside
The Cryoscope Haptic Weathervane, created by Robb Godshaw of Syyn Labs, conveys the temperature by allowing you to experience it. Syncing with Wi-Fi to online weather reports, you can touch this aluminum cube to actually feel the outside temperature rather than simply reading about it through numbers or whimsical sunshine icons.

Unnecessary, sure…but awesome.

Fantastic.

wnycradiolab:

endomusia:

This Thermometer Lets You Actually Feel The Temp Outside

The Cryoscope Haptic Weathervane, created by Robb Godshaw of Syyn Labs, conveys the temperature by allowing you to experience it. Syncing with Wi-Fi to online weather reports, you can touch this aluminum cube to actually feel the outside temperature rather than simply reading about it through numbers or whimsical sunshine icons.

Unnecessary, sure…but awesome.

Fantastic.

yanuncatebajasporno:

I N F I N I T U M

yanuncatebajasporno:

I N F I N I T U M

Brilliant.

Brilliant.

modulem:

Red thread literary embroidery via iiiinspired

modulem:

Red thread literary embroidery via iiiinspired

wantful:

One of the aspects of gift giving that’s so often underserved this days is presentation.

Maybe you’re great at wrapping presents but bought the gift online. Or maybe—like most of us—you rely too often on the old gift-bag-and-tissue-paper fallback; it gets the job done, right?

But gift giving should be as much about the ritual and anticipation of The Big Reveal as it is about the object you’re giving, and at Wantful we’re very interested in bringing that back.

And so we thought you might enjoy some photos of our version of the big reveal. Here’s the entire Wantful gift book experience, from the embossed mailer, to our custom ‘micro-perf’ pull tab, to the Japanese washi wrapping that turns the book itself into the gift.

We’re already working on new directions and personalization options for this whole experience, so let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

Gift well.

I think the popular perception that we’re a lot like the Victorians is in large part correct. One way is that we’re all constantly in a state of ongoing technoshock, without really being aware of it—it’s just become where we live. The Victorians were the first people to experience that, and I think it made them crazy in new ways. We’re still riding that wave of craziness. We’ve gotten so used to emergent technologies that we get anxious if we haven’t had one in a while.

Wantful: Wantful.com: We've just launched something you've always wanted.

wantful:

Gift giving is hard. Far harder than it needs to be.

Maybe you’re a great gift giver but never have the time to get it right. Or maybe you have every intention of finding a perfect gift, but come up short on ideas.

 The truth is, we all struggle with many of the gift giving occasions we…

cavalier:

THE ONLINE FLEA.
Coming November ‘11.
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Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cavalier


This is going to be big, all of this.

cavalier:

THE ONLINE FLEA.

Coming November ‘11.

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cavalier

This is going to be big, all of this.

I’m realizing now how silent this Tumblr has gotten recently but it’s for good reason: we’ll soon be launching Wantful, a new service focused on completely rethinking the gift giving experience.
Here’s how we describe Wantful on the pre-launch site we revealed yesterday:

If you’ve ever struggled with buying a gift, or gotten a gift you didn’t love, we built this for you.
We’ve partnered with hundreds of the most uncommon brands and artisans in the world to find exceptional products you’ll be excited to give and thrilled to get.
And around these products we’ve crafted an entirely new experience that makes gift giving personal again, and equally special whether you’re spending thirty dollars or hundreds.

As we put the finishing touches on the service, we could use your help: visit the site to peruse the many extraordinary products we’ve pulled together and tell us which ones you want most. Then, share your collection on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to will the entire set. (My collection is pictured above.)
Enjoy, let us know what you think, and stay tuned.

I’m realizing now how silent this Tumblr has gotten recently but it’s for good reason: we’ll soon be launching Wantful, a new service focused on completely rethinking the gift giving experience.

Here’s how we describe Wantful on the pre-launch site we revealed yesterday:

If you’ve ever struggled with buying a gift, or gotten a gift you didn’t love, we built this for you.

We’ve partnered with hundreds of the most uncommon brands and artisans in the world to find exceptional products you’ll be excited to give and thrilled to get.

And around these products we’ve crafted an entirely new experience that makes gift giving personal again, and equally special whether you’re spending thirty dollars or hundreds.

As we put the finishing touches on the service, we could use your help: visit the site to peruse the many extraordinary products we’ve pulled together and tell us which ones you want most. Then, share your collection on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to will the entire set. (My collection is pictured above.)

Enjoy, let us know what you think, and stay tuned.