Ira writes: In this week’s episode, “The Magic Show,” the magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) talks about everything that went into creating a trick he loves to perform called The Red Ball. He worked on it for a year and a half before it was ready for the stage.
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On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the years.
If ever there was a sport that required rapid fire photography, Formula One racing is it.
Iamsteelberg recreates contemporary movie posters–but he doesn’t upcycle them; oh no. He wears them down, slaps them in plastic covers and throws a few stickers on them, just like the movies you rented from Blockbuster in the 1980s.
GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Visiting the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is always immeasurably fun. The agency’s headquarters—a green and sprawling 234-hectare campus, just a jaunt from Washington, DC—is studded with scientific wonders.
Dean Putney, software engineer, editor of his grandfather Walter Koessler’s wartime photojournal and former Generalissimo of Development at Boing Boing, published a lovely zine of photos he’s taken over the years from airplane window seats.
The Park Playground Tumblr features Kito Fujio’s gorgeous, dramatically lit photos of Japan’s whimsical playground equipment: climbers, slides and other fun stuff styled to look like animals, abstract modernist forms, world monuments, magical creatures, robots, gadgets, and whimsical beasts.
IKEA’s mission on this Earth is to make everything simple and understandable, which comes in handy for those of us stumbling through life without a clue.