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RUST DYEING

How To Rust Dye Fabrics

We are all familiar with rust, and usually find it a nuisance that we have to either get rid of or avoid. Did you know, however, that the natural property of rust to permanently colour ...

Hopepunk, the latest storytelling trend, is all about weaponized optimism

Hopepunk, the latest storytelling trend, is all about weaponized optimism — Vox

In the era of Trump and apocalyptic change, Hopepunk is a storytelling template for #resistance — and hanging onto your humanity at all costs.

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Rubber Powered Model Airplanes Take Flight in New 'Float' Documentary Trailer

The full trailer for the documentary Float (previously) introduces the world to a niche indoor sport that involves building and flying self-propelled model airplanes. Directed and edited by Phil Kibbe, the film follows two American pilots, Brett Sanborn and Yuan Kang Lee, as they gear up for the spo

Environment. Impact from aircraft?

Fasten Seat Belt Sign Not Included: New Furniture Designed Using Retired Aircraft Parts by Plane Industries

In 2016, Plane Industries (formerly Fallen Furniture) debuted a massive chair made using a reclaimed cowling from a Boeing 737 airplane engine. Over the last three years, the small UK-based company has continued to expand their array of furnishings and home goods that are designed and built with par

Producing with a Disabled Lens

|Claudia AlickClaudia Alick talks about growing up as an abled youth and her sudden onset illness as an adult, how areas of inaccessibility in the theatre suddenly became hypervisible to her, “crip time,” and more.

Double Helixes Streak Across the Sky in Multi-Shot Images of Birds by Xavi Bou

Spanish photographer Xavi Bou (previously) tracks and records the flight patterns of birds, combining their repetitive movements into elongated shapes that twist through the sky for his series Ornitographies. The images are inspired by chronophotography, a Victorian era photography method that combi

DRAGON: A Snakelike Drone Robot That Shape-Shifts in Flight

The JSK Lab at the University of Tokyo has designed a modular flying robot that propels itself through the air with several small fans. The entire device is built to autonomously alter its shape during flight, allowing the robot to maneuver its way through obstacles that might obscure its path. The

A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders by Luca Iaconi-Stewart

Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart went home to begin construction on an extremely ambitious project: a 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 using some of

Create one for Duxford over the air show?

Airportraits: Composite Flight Path Photos Capture Planes Landing and Departing from Worldwide Airports

For his ambitious Airportraits series, photographer Mike Kelley sets up camp outside of airports and meticulously photographs planes as they takeoff and land—shooting thousands of photos per location. He then uses Photoshop to isolate the planes and combines the images into the composite "portraits"

Google Creates AR "Living Monument" Documenting LGBTQ+ History

Google Creates AR "Living Monument" Documenting LGBTQ+ History

And the effort will also donate $1.5 Million to New York's LGBTQ+ center.

Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the Night Sky

Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch airplanes has they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect. Although he has worked with night imaging for the few d

Uses white ballons to create sculptures - did Covent Garden christmas a few years ago.

Clusters of White Balloons Photographed Invading Landscapes and Homes by Charles Pétillon

Photographer Charles Pétillon (previously) captures arranged configurations of balloons in a variety of environments—trapping the illuminated organic shapes momentarily in his photographs. The huddles of balloons are metaphors for Pétillon, a nod to the objects, buildings, and structures we often pa