Amazing piece of art installation near Golden Gate Bridge!
Installation of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field is well under way! Dog walkers, runners, cyclists, and egrets all seem interested in observing these massive steel sculptures being moved into place.
Insect sized robot!!
The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work, led by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.
Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, the robot was inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second.
Exploring the Dream Worlds of Os Gêmeos
Brazilian artists Otavio & Gustavo Pandolfo, identical twin brothers who create painted works together, are known under the moniker Os Gêmeos (@osgemeos), Portuguese for “The Twins.” Their distinct style features yellow-skinned, skinny caricatures that come from dreams they say they have both experienced. The twins’ stunning dream-world-to-real-world collaborative style is influenced by artistic family members in addition to traditional hip-hop culture and the diverse culture in Brazil.
Os Gêmeos have hosted exhibitions at the Los Angeles MoCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Dépayz’arts in France and Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, just to name a few. In addition, their street art can be found in Berlin, New York, Portugal, Florida, London and across Brazil. Follow the progress of many pieces and murals through their Instagram account at http://instagram.com/osgemeos.
Astana (Астана), Kazakhstan’s Capital City
Along the Ishim River in the center of a vast steppe lies Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana (Астана). Though a functional city since 1830, Astana only became the nation’s capital in 1997. The past 16 years have brought significant architectural developments, many of which display innovative designs to functionally cope with the city’s drastic temperature fluctuations and symbolically reflect traditional Kazakh culture. And where there’s been architectural innovation, there have been numerous Kazakh Instagrammers to share these wonders with the world.
The city’s main landmark, a 105-meter (344-foot) tall observation tower called Bayterek (Бәйтерек), evokes a Kazakh folktale about a bird that laid a golden egg in the tree of life. Astana also boasts a large pyramid structure, The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (Бейбітшілік пен келісім сарайы), built to house space for diverse world religions, a full opera house and a natural history museum beneath the stained-glass doves that adorn its glass apex.
One of the city’s newest additions is the Khan Shatyr entertainment center, a series of parks, shops and sites of diversion spanning 140,000 square meters (35 acres) that is covered by the world’s largest tent. The transparent material allows sunlight in while simultaneously maintaining a stable temperature throughout the year.
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Colorful fruit bowl! This is quite nice!
Great way to build a movable balcony in a home!
I think this can change the world!
In honor of theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s 134th birthday today, we’re exploring the Albert Einstein Memorial located in central Washington, D.C. Known for creating hundreds of bronze sculptures and monuments, Robert Berks based this statue on a bust he sculpted from life at Einstein’s home in 1953. Berks depicted Einstein with papers in his hand and carved three equations into those manuscripts that represent Einstein’s important scientific advances: the theory of general relativity, the photoelectric effect and the equivalence of energy and matter.