architecture reconstructed with 3D scanning by scott page

the architect is using flawless point cloud and laser technology to help a group of monks rebuild a 12th century gothic church transposed from spain to northern california.

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wanteddesign at the tunnel for new york design week 2013

marking its return to new york design week, wanteddesign transforms ‘the tunnel’, bringing together some of the most innovative, international, up-and-coming manufacturers, designers and craftsmen.

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bicycle culture and style – velo 2nd gear by gestalten

the book not only explores the function and practical purposes of using a bike, it also presents the social influences they have had on our contemporary lifestyle and culture.

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terho + tatti lamps by maija puoskari

influenced by natural and sympathetic shapes of acorns and funghi, opal white glass-blown casings and finnish alder complete the collection of pendant and table lamp fixtures.

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knock knock interactive wooden calculator by khalil klouche

the children’s interactive wooden calculator uses playful knocking
sounds to answer mathematical equations.

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Try Not to Get Vertigo: POV GoPro Footage of One World Trade Center Spire Being Raised

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Of all the reasons why I could never be a construction worker—not strong enough, can’t consistently wake up at 5am, don’t know how to catcall—preeminent among them is my deathly fear of heights. It was terrifying to watch this video of construction workers hoisting the spire onto One World Trade Center (someone slapped a GoPro camera onto the thing). The crazy part is that at the end, you get to see a handful of guys jimmying the massive thing into place with what look like crowbars.

Warning: This video isn’t edited at all, it’s a continuous nine-minute shot of them hoisting the spire from the roof to the top of its supporting structure. Part of me wishes they’d fast-forwarded the video, though if they had I would’ve peed my pants or thrown up (probably both).

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