Pieces

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Sarah Best was born in Alaska where she was raised by rabid dogs. Having decided she would rather be literate, she escaped to “the lower 48” eventually landing in New York City.

After some time, she received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in exchange for a remarkably large sum of money. She now lives in Brooklyn and is prone to saying “fuck” a lot.

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Artist Sarah Best via Synesthesia Garden.

The Anatomical Alphabet of 1724

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Paul Dijstelberge of the Special Collections Amsterdam has created a fantastic (if not quite complete) anatomical alphabet from initial caps drawn which pepper William Cowper’s 1724 book Myotomia Reformata: or an Anatomical Treatise on the Muscles of the Human Body.

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William Cowper’s Myotomia Reformata via Morbid Anatomy. More info on the work itself available at The New York Academy of Medicine.

Functional Steampunk Arm Keyboard (Linked by Bluetooth)

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A fully functional typewriter key leather arm guard with Bluetooth technology, made by steampunk artist Thomas Willeford, owner of Brute Force Studios and author of “Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker’s Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts”.

  • 3-in-1 multimedia wireless keyboard (Keyboard, TouchPad, Laser Pointer)
  • Control your media while sitting on the sofa, lounging in bed, up to 100 feet away
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a short re-charge time
  • Includes mini 2.4 GHz USB wireless receiver
  • Wireless receiver stores inside keyboard when not in use
  • Stand-by time: 500 – 700 hours

Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. Will run you about $1200 USD, but talk about the ultimate accessory for a Steampunk outfit…

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Thomas Willeford via BruteForceStudios on Etsy. He also has an array of other Steampunk paraphernalia from corsets to goggles to altitude masks and lots more.

Birdhouse Versions of Rental Home Agency’s Offerings

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“No creatures travel on earth travel quite like birds do,” says AirBnB who have come up with the perfect little project to showcase their most charming homes to rent and share their passion for travel and hospitality.

Part of a campaign by the Pereira & O’Dell agency, Home to You presents 50 miniature birdhouse replicas of homes from all over the world– where you can actually stay, of course.

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Via Messy Nessy Chic, with lots more pictures and lots more background info.

Dark Lightning

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Researchers studying thunderstorms have made a surprising discovery: The lightning we see with our eyes has a dark competitor that discharges storm clouds and flings antimatter into space. Astrophysicists and meteorologists are scrambling to understand “dark lightning.”

Via NASA on YouTube.

Cement Factory Turned Into Residential Home

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Architect Ricardo Bofill bought an old, abandoned cement factory in Barcelona, Spain in 1973, and transformed it into a dream home that looks like a sort of enchanted, ivy-covered industrial fairytale castle from the outside, and inside is a contrasting modern spectacle of heavenly spaces.

The mix of old and new is fascinating, as the structure and elements of the original factory are clearly present.

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Architect Ricardo Bofill via Synesthesia Garden. More photos and background behind the link.