Watch A Wall Of Hand-Drawn Pics Turn Into A Sweet Animation

Animation artist Caleb Wood recently took to the blank wall of Duluth’s Prøve Gallery to free-hand a series of teensy drawings. The installation looks like bunch of quirky hieroglyphics until you see this awesome clip of them in motion and then — it’s alive!


Amazing Satellite Image Cutouts Turn Infrastructure Into Intricate Art

Human civilisation has littered the natural terrain with sprawling megastructures too big to be entirely seen from the ground. But when seen from above, isolated from their surroundings — as in the work of Jenny O’Dell — these vast tangles of organised chaos will wreak even more havoc on your sense of scale.


The Hilarious Truth Of How Oreos Are Unmade And Extracted For Materials

Briefly: If you reverse the process in one of those enlightening How It’s Made videos you get a fantastically funny How It’s Unmade parody series. This particular comedic episode shows how a delicious Oreo is extracted to provide half the United States with flour and harvested for cocaine, gunpowder, cocoa and sugar by wizards. It’s hilarious how much is hidden inside those cookies!


Guy Builds Spider-Man's Webslinger Using An Electromagnetic Launcher

Since scientists have yet to figure out a formula for real-life human spiderwebs (c’mon, guys!), hardware hacker Patrick Priebe took matters into his own hands. But since he’s limited by real-world constraints too, he instead engineered this wrist-worn electromagnetic miniature harpoon launcher.


A Co-Working Table With Hidden Depths

Co-working can be tough: regular users of a space have their natural sprawl, while those spending just a few hours at a desk would prefer a minimum of clutter. This desk has hidden depths to cater for all.


Space Invaders Should Have Been A Biblical Epic All Along

Artist Dan Hernandez has an awesome new show up in New York City at the Kim Foster Gallery, combining Renaissance theology with the iconography of early computer game art — or Space Invaders by way of the Book of Genesis. As Rebecca Robertson describes the exhibition in ARTnews, “To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses.”


Gay Jeans Reveal Rainbow Threads With Every Wash And Wear

You may think you know a pair of pants when you buy ‘em, but denim’s true character isn’t revealed until your trou are well-loved, worn-in, and sudsed up a few times. Rather than just fade out like most pairs on the market — booooring — Betabrand’s new Gay Jeans (yup) have a technicolour surprise hiding underneath the regular indigo.


Electric Lights Are Too Expensive -- Why Not Brighten The Moon?

Think of all the power it takes to light up empty carparks at night. Think of how annoying it can be when the sun goes down, yet you didn’t finish all your work for the day. Think of how great it would be if we could just extend daytime, reduce the cost of lighting up all those empty streets and garages, and keep our cities as excessively illuminated as they already are today. We should just brighten the moon.


Self-Stacking Building Blocks Are Nothing Short Of Magic

Deciding that the lowly building block was due for an upgrade, researchers at MIT have created something amazing. The simple-looking M-Blocks are made from an aluminium frame filled with electronics, an electric motor that can spin up to 20,000rpm, and a flywheel. And they can perform some amazing feats without any human intervention.


This Desk Keeps Your Cords In Order And Has A Built-In Whiteboard

Man, it feels good to sit down at a desk where everything is in order — or so I’ve heard. Mine is always a disaster, what with the cords and cables and scattered reminder notes I’ve scrawled on bits of paper that will undoubtedly get lost in the shuffle. But this lovely specimen from Artifox looks like it would seriously help whip things into shape.