I watched this TED talk over the weekend. If you’re interested at all in the way that the internet is changing the way we find information and how it could be dangerous, give yourself ten minutes and watch this.

Having just discovered these beautiful drawings by Julie Morstad, I can’t get over how in love I am with her drawing style.

Having just discovered these beautiful drawings by Julie Morstad, I can’t get over how in love I am with her drawing style.

The Polargraph, a drawing machine by Sandy Noble.

Artwork by Shaun Tan, from the illustrated story "The Arrival".

Artwork by Shaun Tan, from the illustrated story "The Arrival".

Installations by [hu]Man vs. Machine, mainly consisting of intricate arrangements of wool in a variety of colours and settings, producing something that is really nice to look at.

Installations by [hu]Man vs. Machine, mainly consisting of intricate arrangements of wool in a variety of colours and settings, producing something that is really nice to look at.

Untitled (Hello World.) by Valentin Ruhry

Untitled (Hello World.) by Valentin Ruhry

Markus Sinter’s MA Project is a fasicnating use of.. The sun. The “Solar Sinter” is a 3D printer, powered by solar panels which uses a magnifying lense to harness the energy of the sun, producing a beam hot enough to replace what would typically be a laser.

The raw material is simply sand, which under the power of the sun is shaped it into glass objects.

This is one of 25 abandoned monuments comissioned by the former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito to mark the sites of WWII battles, such as this one in Kadinjača, or where concentration camps once stood. After the dissolution of the Republic, however, these monuments have now all but fallen into eerie decay.

More info and some more cracking photographs in the click through.

This is one of 25 abandoned monuments comissioned by the former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito to mark the sites of WWII battles, such as this one in Kadinjača, or where concentration camps once stood. After the dissolution of the Republic, however, these monuments have now all but fallen into eerie decay.

More info and some more cracking photographs in the click through.

This machine uses a pneumatic generator hooked up to a syringe, to place a carefully arranged grid of 441 water droplets onto a super hydrophobic surface. After 300 minutes, the droplets have evaporated and the process repeats itself.

I have a thing for mechanical processes and I’m in awe of this thing in action and just how pretty 441 water droplets look in a 21x21 grid.

(Source: pelang.ch)

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A short, interesting documentary about Tartine Bread in San Francisco. I love this bakery, and I love baking my own bread (I rarely bread anymore), so this video was a must-share. 

(Source: sara-white)