Link Collection #16
(That’s Googie, not Google.)
These images by Winfield Edson are a lot of fun. I especially like their version of Ikea.
Note: After visiting this link you may have to scroll to the right to get to the next image. Winfield’s site is fixed width and may be wider than your web browser’s viewport.
Clouds where there shouldn’t be clouds.
The Nimbus works present a transitory moment of presence in a specific location. They can be interpreted as a sign of loss or becoming, or just as a a fragment from a classical painting. People have always had a strong metaphysical connection to clouds and through time have projected many ideas on them. Smilde is interested in the temporary aspect of the work. It’s there for a few seconds before they fall apart again. The physical aspect is really important but the work in the end only exists as a photograph. The photo functions as a document of something that happened on a specific location and is now gone.
This video, taken by the Hayabusa2 probe, shows it landing on the Ryugu asteroid and then firing a 5-gram tantalum bullet into the surface in order to collect subsurface samples.
Incredible to see the surface of the asteroid so close, and even more amazing to see the effect the bullet has when it hits the surface at 300 meters per second!
This long read from GQ relates the fascinating tale of Stéphane Breitwieser:
Stéphane Breitwieser robbed nearly 200 museums, amassed a collection of treasures worth more than $1.4 billion, and became perhaps the most prolific art thief in history. And as he reveals to GQ’s Michael Finkel, how Breitwieser managed to do all this is every bit as surprising as why.
There’s some really interesting stuff in this one, like this bit:
Several times, he steals while they’re on a guided tour, then casually continues the tour while holding the item. At an art fair in Holland, Breitwieser hears a shout of “Thief!” and sees security guards tackle a man. It’s another burglar. Breitwieser takes advantage of the commotion and slips a painting under his coat.
Maritn Panchaud created an incredibly tall infographic (1024 x 465152 pixels) that tells the story of the original Star Wars film in a very unique way. Get ready to scroll a lot!
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