147 posts tagged gif
147 posts tagged gif
Joyce Lin is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design and in her spare time she creates awesome interactive kinetic sculptures like the beautiful flying fish and bird study pieces pictured here. Although the design and construction process must’ve been painstaking, they were made using simple materials such as popsicle sticks, mylar and tracing vellum.
Speaking about her work she says, “When people view and activate my sculptures, I would like them to feel a kind of childlike awe and wonderment while being reminded that we are part of an infinite chain of systems within systems.”
Visit Joyce Lin’s Behance page to check out more of her creations.
The speckled egg in this hypnotic gif is demonstrating an amazing evolutionary advancement. It’s a strangely pointy egg and it belongs to a Common Murre or Guillemot, a seabird that congregates in large colonies on rocky cliff shores and does not make nests. Instead the birds lay their eggs directly on bare rock ledges. And that’s one of the reasons their eggs have evolved such an unusual shape - so that when they roll, instead of rolling away from their parents and into the sea, they roll in a tight little circle. It’s further proof that nature is awesome.
Head over to io9 to learn more about Guillemots and their wonderfully unusual eggs.
Blinky Doll Eyes Glasses - These Blinky Doll-Eyes Glasses make you look just like one of those porcelain dolls that stares at you when you sleep in your grandma’s guest room. They even appear to blink as you tilt your head—just like a real doll. Use them to convince someone you’re paying attention while you secretly take a nap.
This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.
The Bigfoot Action Figure pays homage to a cryptozoological creature that just wants to be left alone. He’s grown his hair out and lives off the grid deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. But, like some kind of obsessed paparazzi, we can’t stop trying to get his picture. This 7-1/4″ tall hard vinyl Bigfoot Action Figure is the perfect thing to hide in the bushes of your backyard.