crystal fighters - “at home”
i left alone, i left the world
i was running,
to be by your side i was dying
alone by your side i was flying
Louis Thévenet (Belgian, 1874-1930), Nature morte au violin et palette, 1922. Canvas, 60 x 70 cm.
This triple gear is a real thing, and thanks to some intricate math and the advent of 3-D printing, it exists. Before this, at least as far as I can tell, a triple-meshed gear required one of the gears to turn in the opposite direction as the other two. That is no longer the case.
I can’t for the life of me imagine what this would be used in, but hey … at least we have it now. Get to designing!
(via henryseg on Shapeways)
Put a number in my ask and I’ll tell you my favourite
- TV Show
- Thing to Do
- Clothing Store
- Person from history
— Nicole Krauss, ‘The History of Love’ (via recreationalbookuse)
Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion Map” turns many of our assumptions about world maps on end, for considerable benefit; landmasses experience the least distortion of any projection, and are almost entirely contiguous. Furthermore, it folds into a perfect icosahedron, for viewing in the round.
The boldness and sensibility that were stifled by convention in cartography are released here, with a long, thoughtful creative process, fueled by a life of practicality.