(davebees did this with square tiles)
Giant zipper art installation by Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa puts zippers across locations like ponds, roads and floors. Placed at such curious locations, the zippers open slightly to give the inquiring person a view of what lies underneath.
The sculpture, standing at 7-ft-tall and measuring 12-ft-long and 18-ft-wide, was created to mark the launch of Natural Curiosities, a new nature documentary series by legendary wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough. It took a team of sculptors two months to craft the prickly creature from over 2,000 soft wood spikes and fur made of a coconut and fiber mix. The result is a remarkably lifelike replication of the hedgehog, from its realistic skin tone and prickly build to the inquisitive look on its furry face.
Technology at its cutest — The Bipedal Cycling Robot
In 2011, robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.
Full video with more information here.
San Francisco mosaic staircase♥♥♥♥♥♥ on We Heart It.
Coffee table by brigada*
Mark Dorf - Axiom & Simulation
Jen Stark (b. 1983, Miami, FL, USA) - 1: Paper Sculpture 2: Sunken Sediment, 2010 3: Paper Sculpture 4: Color Gradient Detail 5: Double Take, 2009 6: Cosmic Complex, 2013 7: The Whole, 2012
Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world’s towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to gain access to China’s Shanghai Tower earlier this month, ascend the 650-meter-high structure, and take some incredible photos from their unique viewpoints.
As if rooftopping/skywalking and photographing from such great heights wasn’t enough, the two ventured off with the added pressure of sneaking into the construction site to scale the unfinished building while the city was busy celebrating the Chinese New Year. Raskalov says, “Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. It took us almost two hours to get on the 120th floor by foot. And also, we spend almost 18 hours on top of the building, sleeping and waiting for better weather.”
Watch their heart-pounding adventure in the video, below.
By Sebastian M