Transportation and Engineering
Some of these future of transportation ideas from Japan, published in 1936, are novel riffs on the common themes. But the two-color illustrations featuring red and a lovely inky blue-black and spiffy, speedy white wisps are so wonderful.
The crucial difference between math and engineering is decibels.
Art, Design and Architecture
A nifty beer bottle meant to have a second life as building material.
Playing with your food has never been quite this satisfying. John Baldessari has built a digital DIY still life kit using the elements of Abraham van Beyeren’s original 17th century painting. Originally an installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the experience is now available on the web (or your iPhone)
Clay-mation, sort of — the title character is a blob of blue clay. Answering the age-old question what’s the difference between a bank president and a porn star. For all it’s blobbyness this is (NSFW.)
What this is doing on a site dedicated to nature photos I do not know. But it’s a totally clever animated combination of memes. Tetris, parkour, duck hunting, and that weird building game. (SFW)
Okay — time to rebuild the office furniture (again)