World’s Strangest

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Indoor Sundial

How does Tom Egan’s sundial work? It reflects light inside without distorting its original direction: a novel indoor sundial using an externally mounted convex mirror to compress the entire visual arc of the sky down to the size of the mirror. A pinhole in a mask on the window acts as a camera obscura, projecting the image of [...]

Ceramic Camera

Steve Irvine makes ceramic pinhole cameras. He made this lovely camera out of “high fired stoneware, glaze, copper and found objects.” It uses a piece of photo paper as the film. Yes, it’s also an art object, and will be featured on a future group exhibition. Link -Thanks, Steve!

18 Metaphors & Analogies Found in Actual Student Papers (Or Not—But They’re Still Hilarious)

Okay, so we can’t be 100% positive that these are from “actual” student papers. But Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, thinks so and I tend to believe him. Let us know which is the best (worst?) in the comments below! 1. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer [...]

Pinhole Camera Egg

Francesco Capponi turned eggs into single-use pinhole cameras. The resulting images (if I understand him correctly), were imprinted on the inside of the eggs when they were cracked open. He provides step-by-step instructions on how you can do the same. Photos (warning: some nudes) and Instructions via Make

The Ceramic Cameras of Steve Irvine

Steve Irvine makes ceramic pinhole cameras. He writes “I like the organic look of these cameras which contrasts with our usual notions of cameras being machine-made, high tech devices.” The cameras are quite functional, as you can see from the photograph below, taken with the camera above. Link via Make | Photos: Steve Irvine