Mark Hogancamp has built a scale model of a World War II town he calls Marwencol. He creates scenes and then photographs them, telling the story of the town and its inhabitants. Mark uses his hobby as therapy to deal with the brain damage that is came as a result of being beaten by five men.
hat tip Boing Boing
Duke University grad student Julia Gaffield found the only known printed copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence in the British Archives while doing research for her doctoral dissertation.
hat tip Holy Kaw!
hat tip Ian C. Rogers
I recently launched the new website MixtapeForYou. The story of how MixtapeForYou came to be begins with the Shirtless Dancing Guy. Mike Masnick at Techdirt tells the story in his article Ideas Into Execution: Giving Away An Idea To Make It Happen.
This awesome towel folding robot was built at UC Berkley by Jeremy Maitin-SHepard, Marco Cusumano-Towner, Jinna Lei and Peiter Abbeel.
If you don't have access to a laundry folding robot, here's quick how to video showing you how to fold a t-shirt in seconds.
I haven't had a cup of coffee in about 20 years, about the same time the world of coffee began to change. Now coffee comes with interesting, albeit temporary, art.
hat tip Web Urbanist
hat top Gerd Leonhard
Here are some great Rube Goldberg machines, including an epic virtual machine.
hat tip Wired
After being frustrated trying to find the relevant information on a airline boarding pass designer Tyler Thompson decided to redesign the boarding pass. After posting his designs online, several other designers provided their attempts at redesigning the boarding pass. Some of these designs aren't practical given the printers the airlines user. Timoni Grone takes this issues into consideration in her design.
Gary Chang designed and built this small apartment to transform into 24 different rooms.
hat tip Holy Kaw!