A couple of mirrors, a cardboard tube, and a bunch of random crap. That’s what’s behind the mind-twisting magic of a kaleidoscope. And when we say random crap, we literally mean that. There’s no real method for designing the end cap of a kaleidoscope—the creators just add whatever they want. Some objects are glued…
Drugs are illegal and often pretty bad for you. But who needs LSD when the world has talented designers like Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki. Last year, the Japanese duo took on the challenge of creating a mind-bending environment inside of a shipping container—and did they ever succeed.
Photos are great. But you know what's better than photos? Kaleidoscopes—the LSD of second graders everywhere. Here are 7 fantastic kaleidoscopic images, made by you.
So what do you do when you need to shoot a giant perfectly-choreographed dance troupe performing when you only have a handful of dancers? Well that's easy. You just construct a gigantic sixty-foot tall kaleidoscope and have them perform right beneath its lens.
Google Maps mash-ups are just the breast, aren't they? Especially when they're as time-sucking as James Bridle's Rorschmap, which turns satellite images of the world into kaleidoscopes worthy of being stuck at the end of a plastic tube.