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+ Iuuoɔǝut+'s Blog – April 2014 Archive (83)

25 Biggest Robberies, Raids, And Heists Ever

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Lufthansa Heist

Lufthansa Airlines On December 11, 1978 Jimmy Burke , an Irish American gangster who was part of the Luccese crime family in New York City got permission from the Gambino crime family (who controlled most of JFK airport) to carry out a heist. That morning, before the sun came up, gunmen from both families entered building 261 and made off with $6 million. It was much more money than anyone…
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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 28, 2014 at 11:37pm — 3 Comments

Gorgeous Abstract Paintings of Oceanic Internal Landscapes

New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke crashing waves, surging tides, and stormy floods. Looking at her ethereal paintings, which…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 28, 2014 at 7:24pm — 2 Comments

Urban Street Art: Mother & Child (7 pics)

This street mural by Ben Slow and Ma o Shishu was recently completed on the streets of London. The piece is a beautiful illustration about human nature, and the intimate relationship between a mother and her child.

Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 27, 2014 at 7:04am — 4 Comments

R2D2 DVD Projector....





This is just too cool, as a Star Wars fan since i was 3 and i am always looking out for cool gadgets etc from the Star Wars range (I can never afford them, but its cool to look anyway!). But these people at Nikko have really created my current favourite toy!! An R2D2 DVD projector with a Millenium Falcon Remote…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 27, 2014 at 6:58am — 3 Comments

Madrid's Barajas Airport



I flew out of this airport some years ago and it's fantastic interiors fascinated me. It really is a beautiful airport. The mix of timber and metal, the curved ceilings, the big lights all worked perfectly together. It is a very unique and unusual design (as is Denver's DIA but that is a whole other style and structure)…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 27, 2014 at 6:55am — 2 Comments

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt’s father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he passed away a year and a half later, and almost immediately afterwards the…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 27, 2014 at 6:51am — 6 Comments

Spectacular Aerial Photos Reveal Intricate Beauty of Our World

Flamingos in Rosolina, Italy



The best part about sitting in the window seat of an airplane is the view. As it makes its final descent, you have a breath-taking vantage point where everything appears miniaturized and almost unreal. Photographer and licensed pilot Alex MacLean has spent years “sticking his camera out the cockpit” of a small Cessna 182, capturing what he…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 27, 2014 at 6:41am — 2 Comments

Iconic Glass House Disappears in a Veil of Dense Fog

From May 1 to November 30, visitors to the iconic Philip Johnson Glass House in Connecticut will be in for a treat: the house will be wrapped in a shroud of dense fog as a part of Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya's installation Veil. This installation, which coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Glass House's construction, is the first site-specific project to engage with the…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 27, 2014 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Optical Illusion 2D Lamp Looks Incredibly 3D

Studio Cheha in Tel Aviv, Israel is behind this innovative LED lamp that tricks your mind into thinking it's looking at a 3D object. BULBING is a 2D lamp created using 3D wire-frame images. By transferring those images onto 2D materials, through a laser machining process, your eyes become fooled. The changeable design is made from acrylic glass sheet and the base is made of…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 26, 2014 at 7:09am — 5 Comments

Expressive Black and White Long-Exposure Landscapes



Fine art photographer Vassilis Tangoulis finds the mystery and magic within everyday landscapes and translates those moments into visually complex black and white photographs. His beautifully contemplative, simple scenes feature dramatic lighting, textured details, perfect symmetry, and crisp reflections.

The Greece-based artist is open to both color and black and…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 26, 2014 at 6:54am — 4 Comments

Clever Plant Holder Allows for Gardening in Small Spaces

For anyone who lives in an apartment but has always wished for a nice little gardening space, this window unit is the perfect compromise. French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet of Barreau & Charbonnet, created Volet Végétal, a clever and creative pulley system that allows urban gardeners to lower their plants into direct sunlight from any…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 26, 2014 at 6:52am — 5 Comments

NASA Designs the "Z-2" Space Suit with Your Help

NASA engineers are redesigning the space suit to look and perform like it never has before. The new Z-2 suit is anticipating the fact that astronauts will encounter some unprecedented environments in deep space. But they haven’t designed it all behind closed doors. Three different versions of the suit were submitted for a public vote earlier this month, and the one with the most support will…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 26, 2014 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Artist Zimoun Unleashes a Plastic Storm Inside of a Museum

Swiss artist Zimoun has recently unleashed a “plastic storm” inside of the Museo d’Arte di Lugano in an impressive installation entitled 36 Ventilators, 4.7m3 Packing Chips. The kinetic artwork features a plethora of styrofoam peanuts and large fans that blow them against the museum’s broad window frames. Zimoun’s work really shines at night when it appears like we’re witnessing a…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 26, 2014 at 6:48am — 4 Comments

An Incredible Encounter with a Friendly Penguin in Antarctica

Imagine that you’re on vacation and trying to snap a picture of a glacier in beautiful Neko Harbor, Antarctica, but you’re interrupted by someone who wants you to photograph them instead. Ordinarily, this would be pretty obnoxious. But what if that someone was a cute penguin? It wouldn’t be annoying, it’d be adorable! This actually happened to Reddit user land_of_ice during their trip to the frozen…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 26, 2014 at 6:47am — 3 Comments

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint,…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 25, 2014 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns

Paris-based designer  is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful works of art. Her paper works range from geometric patterns to dizzying spirals to delicately crafted flowers. With amazing texture,…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 25, 2014 at 7:03am — 1 Comment

BMW's Sleek and Innovative Vision Future Luxury Design

BMW recently unveiled images of their new Vision Future Luxury concept car, a high-tech luxury-class vehicle that embodies the brand's progressive fusion of exclusivity and innovation. The concept features a refined and elegant exterior with sleek lines and taut curves, demonstrating the visual allure that BMW is known for. The interior of the vehicle is equally attractive, with a warm and…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 25, 2014 at 7:01am — No Comments

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Uses Ultrasound to Speed Up Bone Healing

Say goodbye to the bulk, itchiness, and odor of traditional medical casts made of plaster. Turkish industrial designer Deniz Karasahin has come up with the concept design Osteoid, a 3D-printed cast that could completely transform the healing process for broken bones. This unique concept won the 2014 Golden A' Design Award in the 3D-Printed Forms and Products Design…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 25, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Clever and Thought-Provoking Street

Milan-based street artist Fra.Biancoshock creates playful "urban interventions" that are designed to disrupt the monotony of everyday life and to provide passersby with unconventional experiences. Using the urban jungle as his canvas, the mysterious artist creates site-specific installations that are at times humorous or startling, but always clever and imaginative. In Fra.Biancoshock's…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 25, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments

Exquisite Macro Photos Reveal the Miniature World of Insects

Like , who captures whimsical images of snails, Indonesia-based photographer Nordin Seruyan uses photography to unveil a tiny world that often goes unnoticed by human eyes. Using a macro approach, he zooms in on the diverse and flourishing insect life of Southeast Asia, capturing extraordinary images that appear downright magical in their exquisite detail and beauty.

The scurrying…

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Added by + Iuuoɔǝut+ on April 25, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

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