Posts Tagged ‘Impossible objects’

Most Read in August – The Made By Monkeys popularity stakes

What was hot and what was not in the month of August? See what your MBM peers were consuming… Topics covered include Epson printers, LED desks, a new book, spacewalks, and 3D printing! In reverse order: 10. Impossible Object #35: Prehistoric Swiss Army Knife 9. Brilliant Blunders – from Darwin to…

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Most Read in July – The Made By Monkeys popularity stakes

What was hot and what was not? Well, in the month of July everything was hot, but now things have cooled down a bit we can consider exactly what your MBM peers were consuming - see how the various Made By Monkeys posts measure up against each other for the month…

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Impossible Object #38 – Infinity LED desk

When I first read “Infinity Desk”, I thought of infinity pools melding into the sunny horizon and was pulled up slightly short… but the dark, bottomless look is quite cool, if vaguely unsettling (“a TRON version of the Sarlacc pit” as someone writes below.) Thanks to ObviousWinner.com for highlighting…

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Impossible Object #37 – FLIP, the vertical ship

Testing is a recurring theme of the blog, and this is an interesting example of testing in extremis. Check out FLIP, the “Floating Instrument Platform”, which can change from a horizontal to a vertical orientation. The specially designed ship apparently enables research into acoustic measurementsm and “air-sea interactions”, as…

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Impossible Object #29: A table with two legs

Here’s a bit of fun, and we haven’t had an Impossible Object for a while… How about a table with just two legs? This one is from the designer Shay Carmon, who also brought us the defibrillator toaster! When you see it, of course, it all seems obvious…

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Impossible Object #28: Doll’s House Computer

Check out this impossibly small computer system. And yes, it works. At least if you believe what you see… Not that smallness brings a faster boot time. Windows will always be slow to startup whatever the computer. At least that much is realistic…

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Don’t calculate on power

Another one for the home-brewed fixes / bodges / kludges category… Calculate the odds that this calculator actually works, with the modified on / off switch. See it in all its glory on thereifixedit.com…

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Impossible objects #16: Piano stairs

I like this one. How could you encourage people to use the stairs, in a public building, rather than take the escalator? Piano stairs may be the answer. Check out this video of the amended subway exit at Odenplan station in Stockholm…

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Impossible Objects #15: The clock that draws the time

A bit of fun for a Friday. This has been described as the “coolest clock ever”. That might be a bit OTT, but it makes you smile and is a clever idea. Check out the video and just in case you don’t work it out: there is not really…

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Impossible objects #4: Infinite taps

Taps, eh. Come in all shapes and sizes. But you’ll never find this one in the shops – another  objet introuvables from Jacques Carelman. What’s really handy, though, is when the hot and cold taps are connected to a single source. Throw in a third tap for good measure…

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