Robotic DSLR Camera Rigs at the London Olympics

July 25th, 2012



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The Associated Press gives us an awesome behind the scenes look at the wild DSLR camera rigs that are being used at the London Olympic Games. The remote controlled rigs are being paced in locations that photographers just aren’t able to be in. Though I don’t see a price on the rigs, they aren’t cheap. If you look close you can see metal arms that reach out to the focus and zoom rings to control remotely.

More on Wired & PetaPixel.

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Vintage Polish Record Covers

July 22nd, 2012



I’ve posted some of the most amazing record covers in the past, but I hadn’t come across this set before. This set is from a Polish record label.

Photos of the envelopes were approved by the Commission at the Polish Artistic Union of Artists, Photographers, and covers the entire project by the Arts Commission of the Polish Union of Artists, and Designers.

Found on Designspiration, but check out more of them here.

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SA Residence by Shatotto

July 20th, 2012



Shatotto Architects designed the SA Residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the first few photos, you can see that the greenish blue is actually water, not a floor. Which makes this residence border the line of a zen castle. Found on Contemporist

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Braun Brochures

July 17th, 2012






These are gorgeous brochures for Braun collected by Das Programm. So simple, yet so effective. I’m not sure who the original designer is, though it could be Wolfgang Schmittel. If you know, let us know by commenting here or at the source post on AisleOne.

Metamorphosis House in Chile

July 16th, 2012



Chilean architects José Ulloa Davet and Delphine Ding designed this completely awesome wood house in Tunquén, Casablanca, Chile. From the outside it looks like a fortress with a view over the coast, but on the inside it’s warm like a home should be.

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Long Exposure Photographs from the Space Station

July 11th, 2012







NASA astronaut Don Pettit shot these long exposure photographs from from the International Space Station. Some of these photos show star trails, an aurora, and flashes of lightning on Earth. Here are a few words from Don Pettit about how he creates the images:

My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do: I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.

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Multiple Exposure Nature Portraits by Christoffer Relander

July 10th, 2012





These multiple exposure portraits by Christoffer Relander are really something else. As stated by Christoffer, the images were all done “in-camera” on a Nikon D700. After processing, the contrast and tones were adjusted. I had no idea the D700 was capable of doing this. Via Colossal.

Star trails over the Australian Outback

July 9th, 2012






Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison shot these awesome star trail photos over the Australian Outback. The photos are HDR composites to properly expose the foregrounds. The star trails appear circular because as our planet rotates around its axis every 24 hours, the visible stars in the sky rotate around the polar axis. Read more about how to shoot star trail photos.

The Seidenberg House

July 3rd, 2012



A house with an Eames Lounge Chair is a house I can love. Metcalfe A&D Architects reconstructed this house turning it into a romantic, warm home. Here is a brief excerpt from the home owner:

MA&D reconstructed this mid-century kit house, taking advantage of its location by creating a bedroom nestled in the treetops. A glass connector bridge links the bedroom to the rest of the house. This house reflects our focus on play and romanticism. Trees and bridges evoke peace, solitude and memories of the escapes of childhood.

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Hillside Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

July 2nd, 2012



Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects built this home into the hillside outside of Kentfield, California. The house is tucked into the hillside looking out to Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay. Three volumes housing the living room, kitchen-dining area, and master bedroom rise up above the living roof with shed roofs angled to capture the sun for photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house also incorporates passive and active heating and cooling systems, battery storage, and a cistern for water runoff management. Via Contemporist.

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Newtown Residence

June 27th, 2012



CplusC Architects created the Newtown residence in Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales in 3 months. In the center of the house plan is a courtyard to help keep a natural flow of air through the home.

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Wthr: Weather App Inspired by Braun

June 25th, 2012




David Elgena created this beautiful Braun/Dieter Rams inspired weather iphone app called Wthr. The app is very nicely done and I’d say it’s definitely worth downloading from the App Store.

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