A drowsy orange tabby named Tora snoozes away in the afternoon sun using a juicy red pepper as his pillow, while his feline friend Mimi stares out the window with her yellow pepper cast aside. It appears that all of shironekoshiro‘s cats, including Tora and Mimi, are quite partial to all types of produce including watermelons, oranges, onions and even a couple of autumn leaves.
Wired’s web series Battle Damage puts an ultra-rugged GoPro camera through its paces by dropping it from a height of 15 feet and hitting it full force with a 9-iron. The plucky little camera holds up reasonably well — if not perfectly — outside of its protective plastic housing.
In 2011, Ardbeg, the Scottish distilling company with a big taste for adventure, partnered up with the space research company NanoRacks LLC to launch hand-crafted organic compounds (terpenes) that mimicked the structure of their Single Malt Islay Scotch into space. The objective of the mission was to study the effects of varying gravity on the whisky maturation process. To celebrate the experiment, Ardbeg created an online “Space Tracker” and the amusing video game “Islay Invaders“. It recently made landfall somewhere in Kazakhstan.
Since we launched Ardbeg’s first whisky experiment into space in 2011 – in the shape of vials of Ardbeg-crafted molecules – it has been orbiting the planet on the International Space Station at 17,227 miles per hour, 15 times a day. To re-cap, the vials contained a class of compounds known as ‘terpenes.’ Ardbeg was invited by US based space research company NanoRacks LLC to take part in testing these micro organic compounds in a maturation experiment (the interaction of these compounds with charred oak) between normal gravity on Earth and micro- gravity i.e. space…It will be the team’s task to proceed to unlock the mysteries of maturation, through the study of the interaction between Ardbeg-crafted molecules and charred oak, both in micro-gravity (in orbit) and normal gravity (in Ardbeg’s Warehouse 3). Dr. Bill [Lumsden] will be revealing the maturation secrets of the universe in a white paper to be unveiled at a later date after the exhaustive studies.
images via Ardbeg
In this digital age, buying an album has become less about buying a physical package to buying a digital version out of convenience. So in honour of a once coveted industry standard, we take a look at some of the most iconic album covers over the years and put our own spin on them by revealing ‘the bigger picture’.
images via Aptitude
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Photographer Pit_Er_A took over 7,000 photographs while simultaneously recording soundscapes of the Extremadura region of Spain, then stitched them together to create an awe-inducing time-lapse video. The artist emphasizes the importance of recognizing the aural aspect of nature.
It is very important to consider the acoustic side (not just visual) when we are in a natural, rural or urban setting. This can change the perception of any image that we are seeing, causing different emotional states.
Photographer Gina Lee celebrates Halloween by declaring the month of October “Dress Up Willow Month” and dressing her daughter Willow in a variety of fun and creative costumes. Willow has been dressed as everything from Elliott from E.T. to the Morton salt girl. Lee posts the photos to her website as well as to Facebook and her Instagram page.
photos via Gina Lee