Artist Memukhin Oleg imagines playing with a holographic aquarium in the short video “Fishing Day.” The latter half of the video shows how Oleg used several flavors of 3D software to create the realistic holographic aquarium and its particularly lifelike fish movements.
In the latest video by The Slow Mo Guys, hosts Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy record a pyrotechnic seat belt pretensioner explosively activating in slow-motion footage recorded at 28,000 frames per second. If you’re unaware: A seat belt pretensioner holds a passenger in their seat during a car accident by rapidly tightening the belt. The pretensioner keeps the passenger in an optimal position for airbag operation and also prevents “submarining,” a dangerous condition in which the passengers slips underneath the lap belt in an accident.
Japanese pencil sharpener brand Nakajima Jukyudo recently released Tsunago, an ingenious pencil sharpener that joins old pencil stubs together to form a new, usable pencil. The clever manually-operated sharpener joins pencils in a three-step process: First, a hole is bored into the back end of a pencil stub A. Next, the tip of pencil stub B is specially sharpened, leaving a “stepped” tip. The stepped tip is cleaned (neatness counts!) before pencil B is nested in the back end of pencil A.
images via Nakajima Jukyudo
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Tokyo is transformed into a hypnotic kaleidoscope in the time-lapse music video for “Only to Silence ft. Metoronori” by LLLL. The video was created by Japan-based filmmaker darwinfish105. He has posted still and making-of images from the video on his blog. “Only to Silence ft. Metoronori” is on LLLL’s newest album, Faithful.
photos by darwinfish105
Cosmic Mugs are a series of mugs created by pottery artist Joel Cherrico inspired by images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. In a video, Cherrico explains the process by which he creates the mugs, and how he draws inspiration from Hubble images to create original works of art. There is currently a waiting list to order one of the mugs, and interested parties can sign up for that list on Cherrico’s site.
images via Joel Cherrico
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Peeple is a smart peephole camera device that connects to a home’s Wi-Fi and acts as a caller ID for doors. After installing the device over an existing peephole, users can access the device’s camera through their smartphone and receive alerts whenever a person knocks on the door to decide whether to answer or ignore the visitor.
Interested users can sign up to get alerts about ordering the Peeple on the company’s site.
images via Peeple