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The patience and dedication it takes to make these amazing images is something I don’t possess. But I’m really glad that Stephen Wilkes has the patience, because his work is incredible, and fascinating, and fun to see. His high-definition images are made up of up to 1000 frames taken from the same exact spot during the span of an entire day, and then painstakingly stitched together to form a seamless scene. Like compressing time-lapse video into a single photo, but without the blurring or overlap or wonkiness that might show up. Click on these images to see them large, they are truly stunning. Via Wired:



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Via DesignBoom, an elegant and space-age illumination of the Sölvesborg Bridge in Sweden. Using color-changing LEDs and diffusion to minimize glare, the bridge does a wonderful job of coming alive at night. Considered the longest bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Europe, the Swedes again remind us that design matters.  Check out the video for a look at the multi-colored light array in action.

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A collection of snowy, frosty landscapes. Looks freezing, right? Well, not so much. The images are taken with near infrared photography, which alters the landscapes into bright and strange places. On first glance, you could be fooled. But the bottom image is so obviously hot and sunny that your eye finally makes sense of the scene. Click the images to see them in detail.  Via Shutterstock:
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Steampunk is described as “a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered and anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them.” (Wikipedia)
It’s an art movement that has remained popular over the last decade, but too often the results are cold and unwelcoming. This series of illustrations by Prague-based artist going simply by Mike are a warm and inviting take on the steampunk genre. Illustrated with an amazing level of mechanical detail, these illustrations are photographed beautifully, and the ambience of the desk, the drawing tools, the camera lenses all help add to the charming feel they exude. Really great work.
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Digital artist and designer Daniel Brown has some new, extremely realistic digital renderings. Via Gizmodo:
These Beautifully Realistic Flowers Are Actually Pure Code

These Beautifully Realistic Flowers Are Actually Pure Code

These Beautifully Realistic Flowers Are Actually Pure Code

These Beautifully Realistic Flowers Are Actually Pure Code

Named in honor of D’Arcy Thompson’s still mind-blowing 1917 book On Growth and Form, this digital garden of simulated flowers will hopefully continue to evolve—endlessly turning, blooming, expanding, and changing colors—through multiple variations in the years to come. [Creative Applications]

These Beautifully Realistic Flowers Are Actually Pure Code

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Artist-engineer Thomas Heatherwick’s “Garden Bridge” is a masterpiece of design, and something that takes the idea of the High-Line, and pushes it further.  Via Gizmodo:

A heavily forested pathway stretching across the Thames, Heatherwick’s bridge would be the second pedestrian-only bridge constructed in London in less than two decades, succeeding Norman Foster’s initially infamous—but now enormously popular—Millennium Bridge, built back in 2000.

Should London Build a Forest Bridge Across the Thames?

Should London Build a Forest Bridge Across the Thames?

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Seattle has some interesting architecture of late, including this gem of a little church in downtown. Designed by architecture firm Olson Kundig, they make great use of stained glass in a restrained yet fun, and perhaps reverent way. Via FastCoDesign:

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Some everyday items transformed under the lens of an electron microscope. Can you point out what the images are of? How about Velcro, dental floss, toothbrush bristles, salt and pepper, needle and thread, dog hair, and football jersey! Via TopDesignMag, credit to Eye of Science for the Images.
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The animated GIF has had an amazing resurgence in the last couple of years. From pop culture references to mini-movies, and now to these mind-watering scenes from Portland artist Jack Dougherty. I really like the subtle moves, which bring these surreal images to heart-beating life. Via iGNANT:

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