Beauty is accidental

Function is designed
This teardrop shaped portable printer from Israeli studio Zuta Labs wirelessly prints documents from tablets, smartphones or desktop computers…

… The user then places the Mini Mobile onto a piece of paper, using the teardrop’s pointed shape to align it with the top of the page.

Using an omni wheel system that allows it to move in multiple directions, it rolls across the page, printing in a grey-scale. When it reaches the end, the device moves down the page and continues on to the next line.

This teardrop shaped portable printer from Israeli studio Zuta Labs wirelessly prints documents from tablets, smartphones or desktop computers…

… The user then places the Mini Mobile onto a piece of paper, using the teardrop’s pointed shape to align it with the top of the page.

Using an omni wheel system that allows it to move in multiple directions, it rolls across the page, printing in a grey-scale. When it reaches the end, the device moves down the page and continues on to the next line.

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"… That’s the challenge faced by companies like Häfele, Hettich and Blum, as the fittings they devise in their respective studios must be physically installed at the end-user’s location by a legion of independent tradespeople. While Ikea handles this by using simple designs, knockdown screws, cam nuts and black-and-white illustrations that any idjit can follow, the fixtures by the previous three companies—just look at Blum’s Legrabox, for instance—require ultra-precise assembly by a professional in order to function properly. And because most European cabinetry is made from melamine-covered particle board, there’s no margin for error: Holes must be drilled perfectly perpendicular and at the correct depth on the very first try, as there’s no patching up marred laminate and shredded screw holes."

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Engineering company Festo is creating robots based on nature

German engineering firm Festo is creating a robot army. Sounds scary, right? But there’s no need to fear a “Skynet”-type apocalypse quite yet, because these robots want to do good by making laborious tasks easier in the factories of the future. And they’re using nature as their inspiration.

Festo summarizes the motivation behind their research on their website: “Gripping, moving, controlling and measuring – nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. What could be more logical than to examine these natural phenomena and learn from them?”

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because I feel like hate fucking the world right now

Faire Play is a 3D printed suit of plate mail that’s compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls. It’s Open Source

Faire Play is a 3D printed suit of plate mail that’s compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls. It’s Open Source

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If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

correct me if im wrong but these look like gifs of actor harold lloyd and he actually did his own stunts. lost 2 of his fingers in the process of one too.

It’s hard to tell on a lot of them because of the film grain, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that, yeah, a couple of these are Lloyd.

And yeah. Motherfucker was intense about his comedy.

p sure these are ALL Buster Keaton! I know for sure 1, 3, 5, and 6 are.

I used to = the first one

In many “primitive” religions, sacred masks are worn in rituals to transform the mask-wearer into the deity or spirit represented by the mask. To many of us, with a culture that has Classical Greek theatre as part of its roots and Semiotics firmly established in its educational institutions, the mask is a signifier - a visual icon that enables the viewer to understand that the person wearing the mask represents or “is playing the part of” someone else.

In many “primitive” religions, sacred masks are worn in rituals to transform the mask-wearer into the deity or spirit represented by the mask. To many of us, with a culture that has Classical Greek theatre as part of its roots and Semiotics firmly established in its educational institutions, the mask is a signifier - a visual icon that enables the viewer to understand that the person wearing the mask represents or “is playing the part of” someone else.

Loving these reminiscent-of-alfred-kubin-dar-joy-lovecraftian-dreamscapes

Loving these reminiscent-of-alfred-kubin-dar-joy-lovecraftian-dreamscapes