If you watch one thing today, it should be this video.
Just one of those things that I always wondered about. Stags and otters are all very well, but what if you end up with a tiny chameleon or giant blue whale? I mean, it could be a giant tub of nutella…
Anyway, so glad I got around to doing this pic -drawing the less attractive animals was awesome.
Popped it up on Redbubble because they have tote bags and cushions now which is just wow - can grab it also on cards or posters - check it out here!
A beautifully done interpretation of the Slytherin dorms.
The pool of water/ceiling light is based on the idea of an aristocratic Roman impluvium/compluvium. Gryffindor has a furnace in the center of the dorm rooms, so it seemed like an nice yin-yang effect as Gryffindor=fire and Slytherin=water. I’m not sure if the compluvium would magically let rainwater (and snow, and hail!?) in from the lake above, or not. I think it should.
Chess & its Regional Variations
In Orthogonal/Diagonal, UCLA alumna Nova Jiang redesigns regional chess variants from Asia and elsewhere, by creating game pieces that sculpturally convey their rules of movement and relative power on the board. Eight of these games were 3D-printed and presented for the public to play with as part of an exhibition.
The variants presented include Chess and its predecessor Shatranj, as well as Makruk (Thailand), Janggi (Korea), Shatar (Mongolia), Sittuyin (Myanmar), Shogi (Japan) and Xiangqi (China). Unlike Western Chess, many of these variants are little known outside their region. Their common ancestor is the ancient Indian game Chaturanga, the exact rules of which are unknown today. Treating each variant as a unique iteration of the same ancient system, the artist aims to reimagine the games as a sculptural ensemble of related forms. The games were displayed on custom CNCed game tables.
Jiang is interested in the spread of games as well as other folk forms across cultures, as well as in their structural and aesthetic mutations. She wishes to redesign the surface of these games by reflecting their underlying systems. Chinese, Korean and Japanese chess are difficult to play for those who cannot read the language. This project helps break down language barriers by encapsulating rules into the the design of the game sets. By stripping away culturally specific references, the viewers can compare the games side by side as abstract systems, exploring their commonalities as well as differences.
DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?
BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.
BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?
SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!
I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU PLUTO!
there’s always those neighbour countries that sort of hate each other like new zealand and australia, britain and france, the rest of the world and america
A small lamp could always come in handy during power outages or camping trips. At just the size of a credit card, this miniature light pops up to reveal a backlit lightbulb to manage even the darkest of situations with ease. Found on Behance.