Satlapse, Aerial Time Lapse Cinematography That Captures the Surreal Aspect of a Bird’s Eye View

Photographer Jamie Brightmore has captured the wonderful surreality of watching daily life from up above with “Satlapse“, aerial time lapse cinematography created from still images taken from a bird’s eye view.

I’ve been experimenting and developing this technique for over 8 months, shooting my first test in November 2014 using a DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero 4, and an H3-3D Gimbal. Why is it called Sat­lapse? Using wide angle cameras, facing down, at 350-400ft in the air creates shots that look like satellite images. A coincidental nicety; in order for a small remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) to maintain a stable hover, it uses direct communication with satellites in Earth’s orbit (GPS).

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EverBlock, A System of Giant LEGO-Like Interlocking Construction Blocks

EverBlock Wall

EverBlock is a system of giant LEGO-like interlocking construction blocks. The blocks can be used to create furniture, buildings, or anything the user can think to build with them. The system is made from a durable high-impact polypropylene copolymer that is treated with UV inhibitors so the blocks are strong and suitable for outdoor use.

Customers can buy or rent EverBlock through the company’s site in a variety of colors.

EverBlock Bar

EverBlock House

EverBlock Construction

EverBlock Coffee Table

photos via EverBlock

Thanks, Shelby DeNike!

Vibram Furoshiki, Wrap Around Shoes Inspired by the Traditional Japanese Art of Cloth Wrapping

Designer Masaya Hashimoto of Vibram Italy has created a line of wrap-around shoes that were inspired by and named for furoshiki, the traditional Japanese art of wrapping cloth.

Wrapping cloth shoes, as well as a work of the first of footwear products for my career, was a chance to bring a new approach to connect the tradition to innovation. The Vibram world’s three centers (Italy, USA, China) staff with different cultural backgrounds around the have collaborated. Product development further rooted in the history and traditions of each region of the world the future is I believe that widen the boundaries of innovation.

Furoshiki Stretched

Orange

Furoshiki

Acqua

Furoshiki Jeans

images via Vibram Furoshiki

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‘Our Greatest Adventure’, A Featurette About the Ares 3 Mission From ‘The Martian’ Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Our Greatest Adventure” is a StarTalk featurette about the fictional Ares 3 mission to Mars from the upcoming film The Martian hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The short video gives some of the specifics of the mission that is central to the plot of the film.

The Martian is based on the Andy Weir novel of the same name, and will be released in theaters on October 2, 2015.

French Artists Ella & Pitr Create the World’s Largest Outdoor Rooftop Mural for the NuArt Festival in Norway

Lilith and Olaf

Large-scale artists Ella & Pitr, whose work we’ve previously posted, have created “Lilith and Olaf“, the world’s largest outdoor rooftop mural as part of the NuArt Festival that will be taking place at the beginning of September. The mural, which occupies over 22,000 square feet (21,000 square meters) of the Block Berge Bygg Construction building in in Stavanger, Norway, depicts a giant sleeping woman with a much smaller King Olaf I dangling from her fingers.

The finished mural is now visible from planes flying into and out of Sola airport. Control tower staff, pilots and aircraft crew at Sola have already been informed and have begun altering their routes to give passengers the best possible sight of Rogaland’s new international landmark. The mural will be officially ‘opened’ by the Mayor of Klepp, Ane Mari Braut Nese, on Friday 4 September at 16:00. …his ambitious world-record attempt marks the beginning of a three-year creative partnership between Nuart and construction company Block Berge Bygg, which will see the two organisations produce arts-based projects in Stavanger and the surrounding Rogaland region. The partnership is the first of it’s kind between a not-for-profit arts organisation and private sector company in Norway, and one which it’s hoped will encourage others in the county to follow suit.

Lilith and Olaf

Lilith and Olaf

Lilith and Olaf

Olaf

images via Ella & Pitr

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