“Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System" is a new exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington that features this photograph of Jupiter’s moon Io, with an 86-mile-high volcanic plume exploding above its horizon.
Totems from Donald Corey are ideals or qualities packaged in material form. The bugs representing luck, power and creativity are 24K plated brass with Swarovski Crystal Elements and pure silver leaf and will be shown at Sydney Design 2010.
Rotterdam based studio Donis's winning design in a competition for a temporary landmark in the city to celebrate London 2012. This 100 metre-tall glass elevator will be installed near Aldgate for January 2012.
Why settle for garish pet accessories? Accommodating for their needs in our homes can have gorgeous results. Take Marco, owned by Toru Hirose, who has a hidden snack bar, restroom and nap space built into the house.
Another gorgeous week over at Notcouture gives us a roundup that is sultry and stylishly seductive. Whether you’re after nails and daggers or the sensuous seven fold tie, this week’s roundup has it all.
These Aquatic Caecilians at Tennessee Aquarium are born with frilly, external gills, which detach from the animal’s body shortly after getting its first breath of air from the surface. Incredible video as well as photos.
Marian Bantjes has created a graphically enhanced Laser class dinghy for Wallpaper magazine. The limited edition Laser sailboat references the cubist patterns of the First and Second World War 'dazzle' naval camouflage.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's "Solar Equation" is a large-scale public art installation that consists of a faithful simulation of the Sun, 100 million times smaller than the real thing. Commissioned by the Light in Winter Festival in Melbourne.
The Nixon Highball is a modern take on the classic pocketwatch. The watches are matched with leather inlays and come with stainless steel chains. Available in black, all black and black with antique gold.
Danish firm Kilo Design makes Swirl headphones,with a spiral in the cord, that goes behind your ear, perhaps helping prevent the seemingly inevitable shock and pain of getting a headphone cable caught.
The LaCie Xtreme key sounds great for adventurers and the clumsy. It comes wrapped in a 2mm zamac (zinc/aluminum/magnesium/copper alloy) pipe, can tolerate extreme heat and cold and even being submerged!