Tagged: design

Famous architectural mistakes

Today’s infographic reminds us exactly why there is so much work and care put into the large structures we build, since a few careless miscalculations can spell disaster for the building’s surrounding population.

For example, the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas is one of many buildings in that famous city to have a unique shape or style, which isn’t an issue on its own. Unfortunately, the building’s curvature and reflective glass windows, when combined with the blistering Las Vegas sun, create spots of heat directly on the pool area hot enough to leave people with burns and melt objects.

The lesson here: architects must think of any and every possible issue a building may come across in its environment in order to ensure safety.

For more info on architectural missteps throughout history, have a look at the graphic.

Scooby-Doo and the Gang get a modern makeover (12 pictures)

Good ol’ Scoob and Mystery Inc. have had an outdated style for some time now, so photographer, Jeff Zoet, sought out to ‘hipster’ them up a little bit. In this surreal shoot, Scoob and the gang take on the zombie apocalypse equipped with shot guns, hand guns and yes even a cross bow. The shoot titled, “Scooby Doo vs The Zombie Apocalypse” has fun mashing up our favorite childhood amateur detectives with “Walking Dead” style zombies. Velma, we had no idea.

Gyre: Creating art from a plastic Ocean

Join the Gyre Expedition for a close-up look at how garbage impacts our planet. This team of scientists, artists, and educators journeyed into the Alaskan wild this summer to study and gather marine debris. What they collected will become part of a 2014 traveling exhibit that seeks to bring the environmental harm of trash into perspective.

How to make an origami butterfly

In this tutorial, I explain how to make an origami butterfly (designed by Akira Yoshizawa) out of a sheet of printer paper. We must first make the paper square, and then go on to make what is known as the “Water Bomb Base” or “Paper Balloon Base”. After that, we will go on to make the wings and head of the butterfly, finally folding it into the final shape. This tutorial should be regarded as fairly simple and is gone over in detail.

Extremly large tattoos (100 pictures)

Collection of amazing tattoos that cover an extremely large area of the body. Nowadays, decorating body with tattoos became extremely popular, if not fashionable. More and more people are deciding to get a really big ones. Some of them are real works of art.