Technically speaking, AC power plugs and sockets connect electric equipment to the alternating current (AC) power supply in buildings and other structures. As many already know from their travels, electrical plugs and sockets vary in voltage as well as current rating, shape, size, and connector type. This person decided to install a fake outlet that conceals a tiny apartment. Read more for a short video tour and additional information.
Photo credit: Atsushi Adachi
Japanese artist Atsushi Adachi didn’t want to throw out his old newspaper clippings, so he turns them into amazing sculptures, battleships included. He’s been intrigued with battleships, combat planes and other military gear since childhood, when he used to visit Self-Defense Force and American Armed Forces bases. Afterwards, he attempted to make 3D models of what he saw. Read more for a video and additional information.
Inspired by Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest kinetic sculptures, California-based creative studio CARV created what might be the world’s fist and only walking bicycle. At first glance, it appears to be a movie prop or sculpture, but step closer, and you’ll see the team swapped the bicycle’s rear wheel for a metal exoskeleton consisting of four legs controlled by the pedals. Read more for a video and additional information.
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For those who aren’t familiar with American LaFrance (ALF), it was basically an American vehicle manufacturer which focused primarily on the production of fire engines, fire aerials, and emergency vehicles (ambulance, rescue, etc.). Gary Wales happened to come by a 1916 American LaFrance fire truck and decided to transform it into a retro Batmobile of sorts. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Photo credit: Darren Britton
If you were one of the first 2,000 people to pre-order a Google Pixel 4 in the UK, a cereal box probably showed up at your doorstep. This isn’t your typical supermarket cereal box though, as the front lists some of the smartphone’s new features, most notably the upgraded camera, complete with astrophotography functions, and Motion Sense. Apparently, you also get unlimited Google Photos storage. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Jordi Koalitic via Peta Pixel
Photographer Jordi Koalitic from Barcelona is known for “creative photography,” and not just for the locations, but rather how he creates the shot. To be more specific, he uses practical effects, or a special effect produced physically, without computer-generated imagery or other post production techniques. This could range from using simple objects to photographing things from unusual angles. Read more for a video compilation and additional information.
Matt Thompson, a professional woodworker from Michigan, is known for his wacky creations, including a beer-dispensing Adirondack chair, but his latest project may be the most unique of all. Simply put, it’s a wooden Rube-Goldberg-inspired chair that not only massages the back, but can even pour you a glass of wine. For those who don’t know what a Rube-Goldberg machine is, it’s basically one designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Nicolas Boullosa
Former photojournalist Dan Price decided to leave his career and live underground in rural Oregon, and he’s been there for over 20 years with no interest in returning to the hustle and bustle. Simply put, he was worn out from the never-ending rat-race in 1990, and had an epiphany after reading a 1974 book called Payne Hallow about the simple lifestyle. Read more for a tour of his humble abode and additional information.
Not a fan of racing games, or just haven’t played Need for Speed? It’s a racing game franchise published by Electronic Arts and focuses on street racing, primarily tasking players to compete in various types of races while evading the local law enforcement in police pursuits. The first game, The Need for Speed, was released in 1994, and the most recent, Need for Speed Payback, hit stores during 2017. One auto enthusiast decided to use their Sony A7 III mirrorless camera to recreate some of these races in real-life. Read more for the videos.
Photo credit: Johnson Furniture
Johnson Furniture may not be the first to create expanding tables, but they most certainly refined the idea. George was inspired by the work of Robert Jupe, who made the first expanding circular dining tables some time during the 1830’s. He’s created a table where the expansion leaves are stored within the body of the table, and rise up automatically as it rotates. Read more for a video of one of them in-action.