Posts Tagged ‘ Creation ’

THIS Is Why A Rolex Is So Expensive…


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If you’ve ever wondered why a Rolex was so expensive you may want to watch this demonstration of a Rolex Submariner being disassembled, showing the intricacies involved in the time piece in exquisite detail.  The demonstration is of course performed by a professional watchmaker, who meticulously picks apart the watch with great skill.  Although back in the 50’s, they weren’t as expensive.

“First revealed to the public in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was a diving watch for everyone. Appealing to both professional and hobby divers, the Submariner set the standard for the category, its affordability and practicality unmatched. Rolex also developed non-chronometer versions of the Submariner that were even more affordable, costing roughly two weeks’ pay at the time.”

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Over the past several months, hoverboards have inexplicably become a regular topic of conversation. It started with a Back to the Future-inspired prank from Tony Hawk early last year. Before long, a Kickstarter for a real hoverboard started making the rounds and now, over a year after the original prank video, Lexus is building its own ride-able hoverboard.

SLIDE is the fourth project in the Lexus ‘Amazing in Motion’ series, which has included drones and robots in the past. According to Lexus’ website, the hoverboard “uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible.”

Sadly, we don’t get to see anyone actually ride the hoverboard in the debut video, but Lexus promises we’ll see more updates from the project in the coming weeks. Watch the video below:

 

Klemens Torggler The Evolution Door


Klemens Torggler has redesigned the humble entryway into an origami-style artwork called the Evolution Door , which opens by folding the 4-panel creation through a triangular motion.

Slap It


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Joseph Begley is an english designer with a great sense of humor. His latest creation cleverly entitled Slap It shows it perfectly. Slap It is a lamps made out of silicone, that really looks like a butt, which turns on and off when you slap it. If you are a little more gentle, you can also pinch it, it works just fine too.

The Word Of The Bible via Graphic Design.


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Jim Lepage had been reading his bible on and off for most of his life… the problem was, he didn’t always want to read it. Looking for motivation to encourage his spiritual practice, he decided to combine something he loved, design, with the challenge of reading the text more often. He set down a goal to create one image a week based on what he found entertaining and meaningful in each of the bibles many books… and so far he’s kept the creativity flowing. For anyone familiar with the ancient stories, his simple images go a long way to summarize the general story of each book.
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3D printed Organs From Regenerative Living Cells


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In the most recent medical development in artificial organ creation, a team of scientists and physicians from cornell university have engineered 3D printed life-like ears used to treat children born with a congenital deformity called microtia, or help individuals who have lost part or all of their external ear in an accident or from cancer. The artificial body tissue is made by processing additive gels found within living cells – with collagen derived from rat tails and cartilage taken from cow ears. The modelling process is digitized into an assemble-able human ear, where then high-density gel, similar to the consistency of jell-o is injected into a mold – resulting in flesh resembling that of a human-being. In the future, the engineers will look at new ways to develop populations of human ear cartilage cells from patients instead of cow cartilage, which would reduce any possibility of rejection.

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Where I’m From: JAY Z Barclays Center Documentary


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In this short documentary, JAY Z’s Life+Times takes an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the creation of JAY Z’s Barclays Center opening concerts.

 

The Ford EVOS.


The EVOS concept car introduces a new design direction for the global car manufacturer ford.  Debuting at the 2011 frankfurt motor show, the vehicle is an interpretation of a fastback bodystyle design, featuring four gull-wing doors which open to reveal a four-seat layout.  The concept offers a bold red driver’s seat and the vision of unprecedented driver interface.  The two rear seat passengers host dedicated touch-screen displays to interact with the vehicle and individually adjustable sports seats.  The concept’s technology experience embraces a new generation of driver interaction and awareness, in which the seamless connectivity between the vehicle and the driver’s ‘personal cloud’ of information is the heart of the vision for its capabilities.

With information from the cloud, the vehicle is able to provide the same connected lifestyle the driver experiences at home or the office.  The car knows the driver, automatically adapting its handling, steering and engine control to deliver a dynamic driving experience.  Drawing from a detailed understanding of the driver’s preferences and habits, the EVOS concept car combines this personal information with additional data from the could, such as the individual’s work schedule and local traffic or weather conditions. This information provides a personalized and seamless  sophistication as the driver transitions in and out of the car.

 

The Creation Of A 1940’s Pin Up Girl.


Almost everyone is familiar with Pin Up girl photos from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.  It was an intriguing brand of imagery back in the day, and now is always portrayed as classic.  I personally have always loved the style, but never really knew how they produced the photos.  Apparently taking pictures, and re-engineering the imagery though illustration was the way to do it.  Check out some examples below.

The History Of College.


People have sought out higher learning since circa 800 A.D. But that’s about the only thing that has remained the same. From who is enrolling to which degree programs are offered to where the best degree programs are located, education has vastly changed. The infographic below showcases many of those changes. Degrees titles have evolved from “Master” to “Doctor.” The degrees themselves have gone from those focusing on “rhetoric” to focusing on “computer science.” More women now enroll and graduate than men. People no longer even need to “go” to college as online education becomes more readily available from accredited universities such as American Intercontinental University. Educational options in this modern era are nearly limitless.

Those Dirty Newspapers.


Designed by London-based graphic designer Stephen McCarthy, this project involved turning a whole newspaper into purely pictographic form. The main piece of content from each page was distilled down to a concise pictogram. The newspaper in question is The Sun from 15.09.2011.  Check the method.

 

Cool and Creepy. Anatomical Cross-Sections Made From Paper.


Artist Lisa Nilsson has taken the technique of quilling to a whole new level by creating these amazing (and kinda creepy) cross sections of the human body. Also known as paper filigree, quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

“I was out [junking] and came across an antique quilled piece of religious art. It was a very fancy filigreed crucifix-gilt. I later learned that nuns and monks used edges of old bibles to make pieces like this,” said Nilsson in an interview with ArtSake.  Around the same time, she had stumbled across a French book of hand-colored anatomical cross sections which she felt was a great way to showcase quilling.

How Do They Make The Aston Martin One-77.


Luxury automotive manufacturer Aston Martin, synonymous for building some of the finest and most desired cars on the planet, gives us an in-depth look at how one of their newest models is made. The One-77, an amalgamation of the company’s achievements throughout its near-century long history, is equipped with a 750 horsepower V12 that translates into a hardly-believable top speed of more than 220 mph. And while most will state that there are other super cars available that could easily top 250 mph, Aston Martin prides themselves in saying that none are as gorgeous as the One-77. The article gives us a closer look at the fine details concerning material, factory cleanliness, and even some clamping techniques to ensure the resulting product is 100% perfect and ready for delivery.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving comes but once a year (or occasionally twice as stated in the illustration above). Now is a time for us all to reflect inward, and give thanks for our shortened work week. We hope these random Thanksgiving facts and anecdotes will shock and entertain your aunts and uncles as you attempt to hide how drunk you are.  That being said, happy belated Thanksgiving to you and yours.  I hope it was a good one.

Kendick Lamar’s Studio Footage With Pharrell.


Kendrick Lamar is on the rise in the mainstream Hip Hop community.  That’s no suprise.  But what I did find a bit surprising was the collab he’s working on with veteran Pharrell Williams.  Check out some of their studio footage in the video below.

Ski Beatz Live in Studio.


Ski Beatz has been doing his thing in the studio for quite some time.  DJ Ski (a.k.a. Ski Beatz) just dropped a video that has been spreading its way all over the web for about a week now.  The mini-doc features his front to back process creating a beat.  It’s always fascinating to me to be around for the creative process, so getting such an intimate look at a pro is always dope.  Check the method below.