When trying to grasp the scale of stars and planets in an infinite universe, our finite minds have trouble visualizing how big things get out there. Most visualizations use a fixed perspective, where a larger planet or star appears to be the same size in the frame as the one before it. Corridor Crew took a different approach, setting Earth as the size of a tennis ball, and placing stars of increasing size in familiar a cityscape to help us truly see how small our neck of the galaxy is.
The stereotypical James Bond-esque spy doesn't need disguises. Disguises almost seem a relic of campy Hollywood B-movies in the post-WWII, tech-laden spy era, but they're used far more often than what we mere mortals would believe. The CIA even has a Chief of Disguise and Jonna Mendez was the Agency's guru. In this interview with WIRED, Mendez explains how the best spy agency in the world uses disguises and how it takes more than makeup to make on effective.
Unlike a typical jigsaw puzzle where you rely on distinct objects to place the pieces, the Gradient Puzzle focuses on the color of each piece, instead. The monochrome image fades from white at the top to black at the bottom, with only the shades of gray in between to guide you. It's made from thick stock and high-quality art paper, so it can be enjoyed over and over without fraying.
Pieces: 500 / Width: 18" / Height: 24"
Soft and ready for travel, these innovative jeans are built to stay comfortable in uncomfortable surroundings. Each pair features the perfect amount of stretch no matter what you might encounter and the Banana Republic Factory exclusives sit at the waist, are relaxed through the thigh, and have a tapered knee to bottom leg opening. They're finished with five-pocket styling and a button closure with zip fly and are available in Khaki, Burgundy, and Navy colors.
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Take The Quiet Place and swap sound for sight, then you'll have Bird Box. Based on the post-apocalyptic novel by Josh Malerman, Sandra Bullock must embark on a two-day journey down a river to get her and her children to safety. If that doesn't seem nightmarish enough, mysterious beings are lurking around, waiting to overtake people through their vision so she'll have to do the whole thing blindfolded. The cast also includes Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, Lil Rel Howery, and John Malkovich and will be released on Netflix December 21, 2018.
His 10 principles are a part of basic design training worldwide. His work for Braun and Vitsœ is both highly-functional and museum-worthy. Rams is a documentary about Dieter and his work, helmed by Gary Hustwit — the director of Helvetica, and thus well-versed in geeky design detail — and soundtracked by none other than Brian Eno. Coming December 2018.
Actress and filmmaker Natalie Portman has graced stages and screens from most of the past two decades, winning a variety of awards including an Academy Award for best actress. This portrait was taken by Jake Chessum in 2001 during a shoot for Nylon magazine. The photographer captured this timeless pic of Portman on a windy roof in New York City on a hazy day facing into perfect light. Printed to order on Fuji crystal archive paper, numbered and certified, and comes encased inside a hand-made solid wood black or white frame that's ready to hang. Limited edition of 495.
Medium / 20" x 16"
Large / 24" x 20"
Originally released in 1982, New Balance's 990 is known for its quality construction. The fifth-generation is no different. Seen here in a light off-white and silver colorway, known as "Nimbus Cloud", it has a durable pigskin and mesh upper, a blown rubber outsole, and Encap midsole technology that gives it just the right balance of stability and comfort. Finishing off the inside is the Ortholite foot bed for long wears. Each pair is made in the USA and sports a tonal American flag logo on the tongue. Legendary dependability with modern design and materials.
What makes something beautiful is hard to explain — but humans seem to have an innate way to know beauty when they see it. From early stone tools to cave paintings and modern masterpieces, beauty has been a part of humanity since there were humans. But the broader question of why we find things beautiful and how that helped us to survive and evolve is an open one. Kurzgesagt looks at beauty, and the unexpected ways it influences us.
You've seen the launch and watched Neil Armstrong take those first steps but that was only a part of the mission. A lot happened during the eight-day journey between the Earth and the Moon to make the lunar landing a success. This animated breakdown details exactly what took place during the deconstruction of the Saturn V rocket and Apollo spacecraft.