Would have been even cooler with stop motion, but this is an inspired homage nonetheless.
Below the Boat creates awesome bathygraphic maps.
Maps that have been laser carved from wood.
Maps that would look awesome on the walls of the den.
Maps that do sadly not have shipping information beyond Canada yet.
the new year’s weather
invites me to stay inside
I gladly comply
The weather is, indeed, terrible: +2C, raining and slippery.
Fireworks and champagne are better enjoyed indoors anyway.
Most computer gaming/hardware/whatever magazines have slowly but irrevocably turned into vehicles of consumption, only rarely do they contain anything singnificant on creating something or understanding things any deeper than the surface.
The new marshall in town, Skrolli (in finnish), aims to correct that.
The zeroth issue (a four-pager .pdf) is out already, and the first proper magazine should see daylight in early 2013.
Dan Spitz, the ex-lead guitarist of Anthrax, has educated himself as a master watchmaker.
Quite an inspiring turn of events.
This spring’s limited editions of Moleskine feature LEGO designs.
They arrive in March, and I’m seriously considering picking up two.
The big new license for Lego is now public: to promote the release of the Hobbit films (and the Tolkien-franchise in general) The One Ring will be borne by a minifigure.
And color me very surprised indeed, if the license is not supported by a series of video games as well.
Impressive-looking, but likely impractical three-dimensional Catan tiles.
Meh, missed the crowdfunding of Lovecraftian Letters.
Thus the fridge will not see words like “squamous” and “zygotic” anytime soon.
A handy instructables article explains how paper art can be preserved in a few easy steps.
No idea whether “Plasti-Dip” is available in Finland.
LEGO combines augmented reality and bricks in their forthcoming Life of George. Sadly the game will initially be available for camera-equipped iOS devices.
Were I a metal-crafting homebrewer, this Bender-brewpot would be an interesting project.
Möbius Strip Ship by Tim Hawkinson, the most awesome piece of arts and crafts in a long while.
Lego has a vault containing almost every set they have produced in the decades Legos have been manufactured.
I’m sure I could lose myself in the sets of the late seventies and early eighties.
The model-like look in the attached image is not the result of some careful tilt-n-shifting by the photographer.
The photograph is of Knuffingen, the world’s largest model airport.
Spacehack – a collection of ways for amateurs to participate in space exploration.
As far as “awesome, but impractically expensive”-ideas are concerned, Cal Henderson’s Lego Carcassonne placed high this week.
Looks great, but the cost of the tiles that make up the basic set is north of two thousand dollars.
Then again, the ability to use minifigs as meeples does have a lot of appeal.