Incredibly detailed carved wooden underpants by Mary Leu.
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A gorgeous piece made from recycled wood by Stefanie Niewenhuys, a fashion student from Kingston University in London.
Those wooden pieces reminded Nieuwenhuys of a “second-hand snakeskin bag” she once owned. Thus resulted in the production of this collection made entirely of discarded plywood.
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Pinch me. Manish Arora Spring 2012 is incredible.
Manish Arora was his usual theatrical self, and delivered a show as entertaining as it was finely crafted.
It kicked off with one of Pedro Almodovar’s favorite actresses, Rossy de Palma, in a holographic cocktail dress, leading a troop of girls in embroidered, sci-fi gear fit for an Amazon from outer space. She led them right to some tables laden with tea pots and hookahs, after which they got up and walked around on the runway.
Carved wooden cages mimicking a mannequin’s chest became fierce armor, and frou-frou dresses gave the silhouettes an eccentric feminine touch. “It’s for women who want to move, run,” the designer told us backstage. Yet the biggest novelty for Manish is a definite paring down in terms of color palette: flesh tones and black & white patterns were recurring yet novel components of the collection; garments were a tad more wearable, and many straight leg jeans were on show.
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These are amazing! A total reinvention of the wood platform, somewhere between the carved specimens from the 1940’s and today’s uber-sleek and uber-chunky silhouettes.
Chris Duffy created this Woodsman Axe coffee table for a London design show based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm. The table, made from Stewardship Council oak veneer, costs £495.00. The axe-heads are made of resin composite.
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San Francisco as you’ve never seen it before!
Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today.
“I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. For example, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding.”
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I love this adorable stool!
The Tuft stools by Studio801 are beech and birch stools with carpet poms on top as cushioning. These carpet poms are used in the textile industry to show ranges of carpeting colors. Studio801 has collaborated with one of the UK’s most well-known carpet companies to create custom pom cushions for each stool in a grid or circular pattern.
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cool to look at, scary as fuck to walk down.
I love this amazing staircase!
The world’s first motorcycle, patented in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler.
More info from Wired:
1885: Gottlieb Daimler patents what is generally considered to be the first true motorcycle.
Daimler, the automotive pioneer usually associated with building the world’s first successful internal combustion engine (and, subsequently, the first automobile), staked his claim of priority in the two-wheeler world a year before developing his famous auto.
However, the idea of a motor-driven, two-wheeled vehicle did not originate with Daimler, nor was his the first such contraption to see the road. Sylvester Roper, who spent the U.S. Civil War working in a Union armory, built a primitive “motorcycle” as early as 1867. Roper’s supporters — and he has more than a few — argue that he should be credited with building the world’s first motorcycle.
What gives credibility to Daimler’s claim of developing the first “true” motorcycle is the fact that it was gasoline-driven. Roper’s post-Civil War hog, with a tiny two-cylinder engine, was powered by steam.
Daimler’s motorcycle was essentially a wooden bicycle frame (with foot pedals removed) powered by a one-cylinder Otto-cycle engine. It may have also included a spray-type carburetor, then under development for use in the Daimler automobile that appeared in 1886.
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