This is the coolest object disintegration video I've ever seen

We have featured time-lapse videos of objects being sanded down one millimeter at a time before, but this film by Mexican illustrator and animator Simon Gerbaud is the best I've ever seen. I would keep watching that shoe GIF forever if there weren't so many other awesome examples here: » 7/24/14 12:42am 7/24/14 12:42am

These useful everyday objects turned annoying are pretty hilarious

Everyday objects like keys and forks and spoons and brooms and umbrellas and so forth are always designed with usability in mind. You use them everyday so they better be easy to use, right? But what if you re-designed them to make them annoying and uncomfortable to use? They'd still technically be useful objects but… » 3/27/14 10:59pm 3/27/14 10:59pm

A 120-Year-Old Animation Machine That Can Play Your Favorite GIFs

Way back in 1894, an inventor named Herman Casler started a business making Mutoscopes, a newfangled device that animated still images using a hand-cranked winch. Casler probably never imagined that a version of his device would be used to animate digital files. Behold: The Giphoscope. » 11/12/13 4:44pm 11/12/13 4:44pm

9 Fascinating Objects That Illustrate the History Of Los Angeles

Like many major metropolises, Los Angeles has an international reputation, but the preconceived notions that surround the southern California hub seem to be consistently skewed. Sure, the weather’s nice—but it’s vapid, and too sprawling, and you need a car, and what about the traffic, and where’s the culture?? » 10/08/13 9:20am 10/08/13 9:20am

Shapeways Allows You to Materialize Any 3D Object, Star Trek Style

While visiting the Philips research lab here in Amsterdam I came across a company that is getting the Star Trek replicator closer to everyday life. Imagine being able to create any 3D object you want-a World of Warcraft » 8/26/08 9:00am 8/26/08 9:00am avatar, a chess set, a lamp, a Lego piece you are missing, a house for a train model, or a fully…