After two years of prototyping, tweaking, and building, Martin Molin of the Swedish band Wintergatan finally debuted his enormous musical marble machine.
Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve. But, without the aid of bulldozers and power tools, how did the ancient miners manage it?
This beautiful video is an excerpt from Yuri Ancarani's documentary Il Capo. It shows the boss of the most famous marble quarry in the world—in Carrara, Italy—at work. Watching him guide his men extract giant chunks of marble with simple hand movements, is simply amazing.
Ever wondered how marble is quarried? The process, documented in this stunning short by Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, is utterly transfixing.
At the Monte Bettolgi quarry in the northern Italian alps, industrial excavators crack massive blocks of marble out of the mountain. The sheer scale of the operation is impressive; even more so considering that one shirtless man orchestrates their movement with super simple hand gestures (minus a few fingertips).
Marble isn't the first material you think of when it comes to home appliances. But the Milan-based design house Clique, which presented their its collection at its hometown's design week last month, have turned the staid material into something surprisingly pleasant. Take the Cimmy ultrasonic humidifier—it uses…
Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan is a solid marble model of Manhattan, breathtaking in its detail. Sploid's Jesus Diaz got to see the mythical piece in person this weekend—click through for a fantastic video.
Mother Nature is lovely, but relentless; more and more, it seems like recovery-mode is standard operating procedure for large swathes of the world. On a small scale, some designers are finding ways to give new life to the damage left behind by natural disasters. Following a 5.9 earthquake that shook northern Italy in…
Punxsutawney Phil has deigned us worthy of an early thaw so there's no use procrastinating on your spring cleaning—even if your kitchen is dirtier than a roadside truck stop Blimpie's. Here's how to make your kitchen sparkle using supplies that're already there (or at least should be).
This is a really great portrait photography trick that requires no special equipment: use a black marble to see how the light hits on the eyes of the person you want to photograph:
It's only fitting that New York City's oldest and most densely populated borough has been carved into stone. Titled Little Manhattan, the stone sculpture is the handiwork of Japanese artist and architect Yutaka Sone.
Not that we're saying the Rin doesn't sound good—there's no way we can tell without hearing it—but it seems to us anything that looks this weird can't be something audiophiles will want show off to their audiophile friends.