13 June 2011


Bone China by Phoebe Richardson

Phoebe Richardson is a London-based designer who specialises in silk screen printed, fine bone china. The range ‘Bone China’, which features skeleton crockery is all made using traditional techniques in Stoke-On-Trent. The products add a Gothic edge to everyday dining, complete with humorous touches such as the displaceable print on the stackable coffee cups.

The products are available at her shop and Wolf & Badger.

[via: Lotta Rytkönen]

28 May 2011

Photopic Sky Survey

The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity.

Nick Risinger has made a brilliant job of unprecedented scale, capturing the depths of our home galaxy from our perspective on Earth. We usually see images of stars and nebulas only from their “portraits”, but now it is possible to locate them in a vast landscape which is encircling us, and which defines the location of our existence.

PS. Photopic means daylight vision.

Stanley Kubrick’s Chicago, 1949

“Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.”

– Chicago Tribune

[via: Library of Congress]

Tapeworks

Mark Khaisman creates detailed images using only packaging tape.

12:31

In 1993, a convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented, and photographed for medical research. In 2011, we used photography to put it back together.
Concept by Croix Gagnon. Photography by Frank Schott.

[via: NOTCOT.org]

Computational Micro Panoramic Photography

These high-magnification composite photographs are created by combining hundreds of individual images using computer-aided focus stacking and panorama stitching. The result is a dramatic increase in depth of field and resolution, removing the scale cues normally apparent in micro photography.

[via: NOTCOT.org]

14 May 2011

A screenshot from the documentary 'American: The Bill Hicks Story' (27 min). 'Only Bill would try Hallucinogenics before he tried alcohol'

American: The Bill Hicks Story (imdb) is a fine, must see documentary for all comedy fans and People of Counterculture. The movie shows us a man who during his own lifetime lived and breathed relentless dedication to speaking hurtful truths to barely receptive small-town comedy club audiences, but was privileged enough to witness the early days of his persona’s journey towards cult-like status.

You can buy your own copy or rent a stream (HD quality available) on the film’s site. A 720p copy can be downloaded illegally over bittorrent.

The documentary is definitely worth its weight in HD bandwidth thanks to a ton of gorgeous animations made from photo cutouts. Lazy, white-trash Finnish fans might however enjoy the free, subtitled low-res copy of the movie on The Finnish Broadcasting Company’s Areena streaming site (25 days of geographically restricted availability left at the time of posting).

[via:Linda Rajalin]

30 April 2011

Light Drive
Light painting, animated by stop-motion, together with music from TRON: Legacy.
This supports well an idea of mine, that music is colours we can hear.
Done by Kim Pimmel.
[via: Monomoda: Sound & Music Visualized]

29 April 2011



Valve amplifier BLOCK

When form meets function.

1 April 2011

Luminant Point Arrays

Photographs of tube televisions the moment they are switched off by Stephan Tillmans

NASA presents an improved infrared image of the Milky Way core, from previous data gathered by the Spitzer Space Telescope in 2008. The original image is stitched from 800’000 images Spitzer took during five years. Printed, the image spans 120 by 3 feet, 6 feet at the core buldge. Even at this resolution, the image contains only about 50% of our galaxy.

You can view the complete zoomable image here: http://mipsgal.ipac.caltech.edu/iracmips_map.html

[via: spitzer.caltech.edu, nasa.gov]

12 March 2011

The got crucified for Jesus sins. LOL. The Sheep didn't go to the mountain of doom this time.

I captured this gem at the Helsinki railway station.

6 March 2011



Medical Stereograms (Crossview)

A Flickr set of 522 images of medical CAT and MRI scans of the human body in stereo images.

24 February 2011

Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility

Submerged in a pool of water at Hanford Site are 1,936 stainless-steel nuclear-waste capsules containing cesium and strontium. Combined, they contain over 120 million curies of radioactivity. It is estimated to be the most curies under one roof in the United States. The blue glow is created by the Cherenkov Effect which describes the electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle, giving off energy, moves faster than light through a transparent medium. [An analogy is the resulting shockwave when exceeding the speed of sound.] The temperatures of the capsules are as high as 330 degrees Fahrenheit [165°C]. The pool of water serves as a shield against radiation; a human standing one foot from an unshielded capsule would receive a lethal dose of radiation in less than 10 seconds. Hanford is among the most contaminated sites in the United States.

Hanford Site produced the plutonium for Hiroshima and Nagasaki and concentratred most of the plutonium for the US missile warheads.

Photographed by Taryn Simon.

[via: Art Blart, Prix Pictet, Dhushara]

14 February 2011

ACCESSION 2011 LENNU EDUSKUNTAAN (C64) is an election campaign ad for Lennu (Len Merikanto) of the demo group Accession and the Pirate Party. There’s a parliamentary election taking place in Finland on the 17:th of April this spring.

[via:Tero Inha]

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