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La Boca

La Boca

Loving the illustration work of La Boca.

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Soldiers Egg Cup

Giving new meaning to the term ‘eggy soldiers’, the Soldiers Egg Cup, designed by Reiko Kaneko, truely is the egg cup of champions.

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Leroy Lamis: Construction #31

Construction #31 (1963) by Leroy Lamis

Plexi glass.
12 x 12 x 12 inches.

Via PRIVATE.

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The Book of Paper

The Book of Paper

The Book of Paper, by Oliver Helfrich, features essays written by artists, architects and scientists, all of whom have unique approaches to paper – from adopting origami to fold NASA telescopes, to creating earthquake-resistant cardboard architecture or using paper as a therapeutic tool.

Part of The Book of… series from Helfrich, which celebrates the creative potential and intrinsic qualities of seemingly everyday materials such as paper, wood, glass and stone.

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Cyprien Côté

Cyprien Côté

The whalesong radio, or Chant de Baleines (top image) was the first of many bizarre inventions devised by Cyprien Côté, an industrial designer with a love for “people, nature and everything inbetween”.

10 years in the making, the radio was a collaboration with several colleges from all over the world, and employed special listening pods installed throughout the world’s oceans to pick up and transmit the sounds of whales. Only one of the listening pods still exists today but it does enable those lucky enough to have one of the radios to hear humpback whales a couple days out of each year.

The second image (above) shows Insectes Tremoloitants, an earthquake warning device that exploits the behaviour of the LoDuca Beetle, which can sense earth tremors and always comes out to the light when it senses anything. The device was a simple pair of chambers, comprising one dark room, one light room and a connecting tunnel. If a beetle ever appeared it would signal that an earthquake would be on the way. Apparently Insectes Tremoloitants has saved over 800 lives to date.

Via Core77.

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Zhao Wei x Feng Hai

Chinese actress Zhao Wei appears in the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar China in this beautifully styled editorial photographed by Feng Hai.

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Swiss Army bread bag

Yes… you did read that right… it’s a Swiss Army Bread Bag. Heavy gauge leatherette outer cover and canvas main compartment, two interior compartments. Adjustable shoulder straps, leather trim, belt loops. And it’s only 16 bucks…!

Via Cool Material.

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LRV-3 lunar rover

The lunar rover for Apollo 17, called the LRV-3, sits in its final parking spot on the Mare Serenitatis, the Lunar Module in the background on December 13, 1972.

Part of an awesome collection of more recent images at The Big Picture taken from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and a few then-and-now comparisons of Apollo landing sites.

LRV-3 lunar rover

In the LRO photograph of the same spot (above), taken October 1st 2009, the Challenger lunar module descent stage is visible at center, surrounded by trails made by astronaut feet and the wheels of the lunar rover. The rover itself sits still, parked at center right (dark spot).

The view in the top photo is looking to the top left from right center.

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Olivier Valsecchi: Dust

Olivier Valsecchi: Dust

Loving the Dust series, by photographer Olivier Valsecchi.

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