JANUARY 11, 2019

A 195 Gigapixel Image of Shangai

I'm surprised all of the faces and license plates are there. No blurring. I found this to be a great source of procrastination. Consider yourself warned.

Browse the image here.

JULY 27, 2015

Needlepoint Art

These Needlepoint on Canvas series by Hagar Cygler—titled Families—definitely made me look when I saw them.

Family by Hagar Cygler Family by Hagar Cygler Family by Hagar Cygler Family by Hagar Cygler Family by Hagar Cygler

If you like it, check out her portfolio.


JULY 22, 2015

I had to share this video—titled **In Front of Helsinki—**as I think it is beautiful.

Created earlier this year by my friend Daniel Natoli in Helsinki, the footage is inspired by central perspective takes on Wes Anderson’s movies, and the philosophy behind the Derivasia project.

If you liked the song, it is A Clockwork Guitar, by Saito Koji.

MARCH 21, 2015

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently approved a plan that gives Amazon a green light to test their Amazon Prime Air delivery service — developed to ship packages [under 2,25 kilograms] using drones.

After numerous complaints and warnings about the plans presented by Amazon back in 2013, the FAA established a series of rules and regulations for Amazon to test the viability of their intended services:

Under the provisions of the certificate, all flight operations must be conducted at 400 feet [120 meters] or below during daylight hours in visual meteorological conditions. The UAS must always remain within visual line-of-sight of the pilot and observer. The pilot actually flying the aircraft must have at least a private pilot’s certificate and current medical certification.

The video in the top shows an example of how the delivery service would work — a service that, as Amazon argues, would be extremely useful for shippings to close areas and deliveries to inaccessible locations.

For those who have doubts about this new technology, Amazon provided a Q&A sections on their Amazon Prime Air marketing site:

Q: Is this science fiction or is this real?

A: It looks like science fiction, but it's real. One day, seeing Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road.

Q: When will I be able to choose Prime Air as a delivery option?

A: We will deploy when and where we have the regulatory support needed to realize our vision. We’re excited about this technology and one day using it to deliver packages to customers around the world in 30 minutes or less.

Q: How are you going to ensure safety?

A: Safety is our top priority, and our vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies.

Q: What will the Prime Air delivery vehicles look like?

A: It is too soon to tell. We are testing many different vehicle components, designs and configurations.

Q: Where are you building and testing?

A: We have Prime Air development centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, and we are testing in multiple international locations.

Sources | NYTimes | PopularScience

FEBRUARY 7, 2015

Marmorhaus by Wolfgang Laib

Made out of marble, the piece weights 1.500kg. More things by Wolfgang Laib here.

OCTOBER 31, 2014

Madwell Parallax

One of those websites that pushes the power of the parallax effect to its maximum.

Check the web live here.

Also, that is what the new Safari version inside OS Yosemite looks like, pretty neat.

OCTOBER 8, 2014

Winter Woodland by Sophia Brabbins

A nice design of January 2014 by Sophia Brabbins, a happy, hard working illustrator and surface pattern designer. Check more designs out on her website.

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