Month: February 2010

Power line 1, tree branch 0

In case you didn’t believe Louie the Lightening Bug when he said “ya gotta stay away from power lines,” consider the fate of this gentle tree branch, who apparently never got to watch Saturday morning PSAs, or at least wasn’t paying attention if it did. It screams, literally, for about 14 seconds before bursting into flames like a vampire in a tanning booth.

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Messenger bags made from recycled life vests

Messenger bags made from recycled life vests

Lisa Katayama spotted this cool shoulder bag made from an old airplane life jacket. Unfortunately, no, it doesn’t work as a life vest anymore.

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Math Monday: Balloon polyhedra

Math Monday: Balloon polyhedra

Balloon polyhedra By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics For making mathematical models of polyhedra, a convenient and inexpensive material is the long clown balloon. This dodecahedron (made of ten balloons) and icosahedron (made of six balloons) are two examples from a study of Mathematical Balloon Twisting by Erik Demaine, Marty Demaine, and Vi […]

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CRAFT weekly recap

CRAFT weekly recap

This week on CRAFT we saw: Articulate Matter – A Sculptural Web Comic The Making of David Ellison’s Tables Photoshop Cooking DIY Play Laptop

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“Artist in residence from outer space” dies

“Artist in residence from outer space” dies

Images from the McCall Studios website. Sadly, famed science fiction and space exploration artist, Robert McCall, has died. He passed away on Friday, of a heart attack, in his Scottsdale, Arizona home. Anybody who’s paid even passing attention to sci-fi, the space program, or postage stamp art has seen Bob McCall’s work. He painted the […]

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