Apple’s designs are well regarded at the top of the tree, with the late Steve Jobs considered the messiah – but there was a time when the company was struggling to figure out who it was and needed outside help. Design firm Frog are credited with many of the earliest design prototypes for Apple products – and a new book from the founder of the company, Hartmut Esslinger, illustrates just where designs started from. [Check out the Techly live blog of the Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote from earlier today]
The X-37B is a kind of robotic space plane, built by the US. It’s been in Earth’s orbit for more than 500 days. And its real purpose is a complete mystery. Intrigued? [read the full story at Techly]
Hero mum jumps out of burning building with 18-month old son: she may never walk again, but the child is uninjured
It’s rare that we share something on Lost At E Minor that actually made us cry, but this story of a hero mum made us stop and marvel at just how deeply parents care for their children – even in the face of the most adverse of conditions. Here’s the story, as told by CBS Boston, of a mum who jumped from a burning building, cradling her baby son,
This is just adorable. Nagano Toyokazu is a photographer in Japan, who has taken a bunch of amazing photos of his four-year old daughter, Kanna, in a range of wonderfully imaginative and cute settings.
This new mural in Cheltenham, England, has all the markings of a new Banksy piece – narrative, graffiti style, and man-in-a-van execution. We’re just waiting for his website to confirm it.
Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.
Nowegian Anders Helstrup has captured one of the most astonishing moments in skydiving history – clear footage of a thumping meteor whooshing past him at 300km/hr, all on video. Helstrup jumped from a small plane that had taken off from from Østre Æra Airport in Hedmark. [This post first ran on our tech and gadget website, Techly]
Duncan Lou is an amazing two-legged Boxer who appeared in a short video from Panda Paws Rescue Animal Shelter. Duncan is on the beach with his friend Mane, and it’s about the happiest, most joyful thing we’ve ever seen.
This could be our favourite moment in sweet, sweet karma – perhaps even of all time. The story is: A lady (who is filming the whole thing) is being tailgated by this guy, on a slippery wet road. The guy rages in his truck, finally shooting past and popping a huge middle finger. [This post first ran on our technology and gadget site, Techly]
‘The President’ doesn’t have a nickname for just any old reason. This giant sequoia, one of the largest trees in the world, stands 75.3m tall, 8.2m wide, measures 1,274.3 cubic metres in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. And it’s never been completely photographed – until a tree-climbing scientist got involved. Behold, 32 days of work to take 126 individual photos, stitched together to create one amazing image. [This post first appeared on our sister site, Techly]
A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!
We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is the hipster festival in Australia each year, and the 2014 version of this great indie band experience was drenched in sun, and, well, ladies – both in the big crowd liberally making use of sunscreen (and, later, after-sun soothing aloe vera) and enjoying the performances onstage.
It’s not really a contest when lava meets anything, but when Bryan Lowy from lavapix captured two coke cans meeting their demise via 1000ºC molten lava, and set up a GoPro and trusty Nikon D800 to record it all, the results are at least fun to watch.
Ronen Goldman is a conceptual photographer and artists based from Tel Aviv. In his most recent personal project, The Surrealistic Pillow, he takes us through the everyday real events and objects and adds more than a touch of surreal quirk and imagination to create images which are truly surrealistic. The series is a result of […]
From a pool of over 350 high quality entries, this year’s Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize was taken out at an award event by Sean Edward Whelan, an Australian artist currently living in Japan. Whelan produced a fine illustrative piece that now sits beautifully on the brand’s 2013 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – available at cakewines.com now.