South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.
New York-based typographer Brian Gartside teamed up with scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Virginia to design the Drinkable Book for Water is Life. The manual not only dispenses safe water tips, but also purifies water. Each of its pages is coated with silver nano particles that destroy deadly diseases like […]
When you’re running a small nation of 25 million people, there are a few things that are non-negotiables in your to-do list. A working democracy and proper human rights laws? Nope! Not included. I’ll tell you what is: a waterpark! The Munsu Water Park is the first ever water theme park in North Korea. Here […]
Never mind these before-and-after shots — The Guardian compiled this photo collection of divers at the recent FINA World Championships in Barcelona in mid-air as they tossed themselves into the water, as well as underwater, post-dive. In water or out of water, they’re equally graceful.
This is great: a glass that suspends our disbelief of gravity. Made from hand-blown glass, the Revolution Wine and Water Glass combines two glasses into one. Depending on which side you flip it, its contents appear to float at different levels as you fill the glass from either end. Either way, it will confound your […]
So, showers. They’re either handheld or rain showers, right? Wrong. The Viteo Shower designed by Danny Venlet is an outdoor shower that shoots jets of water from the ground. To activate the shower jets, all you need to do is to step on it, then witness these jets shooting up and meeting over your head […]
There’s a certain ick factor tied to drinking water that comes from sweat, but hey, water is water, yes? Mattias Ronge is the mastermind behind the sweat machine that transforms sweat from clothes into drinkable water. Ronge got Andreas Hammar to make the device from washing machine parts, a coffee percolator and a water filter. […]
These fantastic photographs look like some kind of psychedelic underwater trip. The photographer, Hamtoast, even gave instructions on how to replicate these images at home. All you need is a clear class filled with water to mix olive oil and food coloring in. Create some bubbles in the mixture with a spoon, and a colorful […]
As much as the iconic River Thames is often the subject of touristy ‘I Was Here’ pictures, it can also be a cheeky accomplice for snaps, so we’ve found out. Photographer Rupert Jordan stood in the waters of the river during low tide and placed his camera over the waves so he could capture these […]
How big would a planet be if it was formed by all the water on Earth? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the answer is, well, positively puny. Stretching at just 860 miles across its diameter, this hypothetical planet is unexpectedly small, especially when we think so much about the planet Earth as a water […]
León Dafónte Fernández is an art photographer experimenting with high speed photography. What you see on this site are high resolution water drop pictures, captured with high speed flash. Image editing is used only to clean up the background, balance brightness and contrast. A D-SLR camera with a macro lens captures the images, and a […]
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Pammukkale in Turkey looks like a bewitchingly tranquil place with these natural terraced pools. Apparently when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brough chalk-like water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, the substance piled on layer after layer, accumulating to form the terraces.
This video done by Brussup has to seen to be believed. Or not believed, whichever the case may be. I’ve read that it has something to do with camera trickery, but I prefer to fantasize about a 24 hertz sine wave, anti-gravity, water fountain in my front yard.
A UK-based company has apparently made the world’s largest inflatable water slide which comes with lightweight airstairs and ergonomic handles, plus looks like it will make for days and days of incredible fun. It’s a bummer that this 41ft tall self-lifting Cruiser ‘S is designed to be one of two slides that will go off […]
Here’s something that completely baffles us: giant floating faucet fountains. It’s not just one faucet either — they are everywhere in the world, from Spain, to Switzerland, to Canada. Thing is, who put these up, and why do they exist? Apparently you can set one up at home too, but why would you want to? […]