Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Link Round-Up: December 20, 2011

"Have you always wanted to own a copy of The Neverending Story? Now you can! Modern digital book readers and tablets can holds thousands and thousands of books - truly a never-ending supply! ... These book covers are hand-crafted from high quality leather and suedes and bound with filigree and an auryn on the cover, just like the book we all know and love. These are made to fit Kindles and Nooks, and for an added cost can be done up for an iPad or a Galaxy tablet. They are a perfect way to protect your reader and gives it a high level of protection while attracting a lot of attention and comments from friends and passersby."
2011 in Lego Pictures: From the royal wedding to the death of Osama bin Laden, the English summer riots and the fall of Gaddafi, here are some of major news stories of the past 12 months captured in Lego by Flickr members.

Artist Li Wei does some amazing things in-camera. Rather than relying on heavy post processing with Photoshop, he prefers trickery with mirrors, acrobatic performers, wire-work, and a well timed camera shutter.

The interactive Codex Atlanticus is an interactive book containing more than 100 of Da Vinci’s most fascinating manuscript pages. The pages can be “turned” and it’s possible to zoom in on Leonardo’s sketches, and the inventor’s secret messages and notes, many of which can’t be deciphered with the naked eye.

The Modernist Nerd: Vintage Science Ads from the 1950s-1960s

The News in Lego 2011 from Daily Inspiration

Street Art Utopia 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2011

The Streets of New York : a cartographical exploration. Part II - 19th Century Expansion and Part III - The Three Dimensional Maps (a must see for the last picture, a scale model with 895,000 structures). More amazing pictures of the Panorama of the City of New York

This is Jeff Sanders, who builds things with Legos. Round things. Here's his blog, featuring videos of his work. Here's a Discovery News post on Sanders, with more pictures of his work. This Oregon Live article shows more Lego creations on his wall.

Vader/Skeletor mash-up. (via The Force.net)

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