A nicely crafted video showing the construction of a treadle lathe
, a foot-powered device for woodturning. The builder uses only hand tools and traditional methods; even the drill press is hand-cranked. Useful for those interested in constructing such a thing, mesmerizing for those who enjoy "how it's made"-type videos.
"Day by day we pass by vacant lots downtown ... Neighbourhoods that, although having a huge potential, have more and more unused spaces ... Sometimes, the tourists are the ones who open our eyes by mentioning or questioning whether this situation is normal. On other occasions, we pay attention to it for a moment only because the secondary problems that those spaces imply affect us directly. But in most of the cases, they are only a part of our way."Habit Makes Us Blind
is a series of colorful images by Spanish studio Espai MGR
that seeks to draw attention to the problem of wasted space in urban environments (specifically, in the city of Valencia) -- by building conceptual LEGO structures in them. [via
Pretty Big Dig
A dance film by Anne Troake that gently illustrates the assimilation of technology. QT video [more inside]
Dutch artist Bert Simons, suffering from a mid-life crisis, decided to clone himself
to become immortal.
By means of state-of-the-art computer multiplication techniques he found a way for you to build your own Bert clone
! (1.2 MB PDF)
He is currently in the process to clone a female specimen
. (NSFW: cardboard nudity) [via
is the spanish word for the wall that separates two buildings. When one of those buildings is knocked down, the remaining wall often carries impressions left behind
by the now-demolished living space. Flickr pools:  
What happens when a LEGO fanatic becomes bored? Or, perhaps the question should be "what should one do with about a quarter million Modulex bricks?
" You might remember Eric of LEGO Desk