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Bad Girl Mugshots From Between The 1940s And 1960s

From murderers, thieves and hookers, these are the faces of the many who were captured on camera at the lowest points of their lives. And while many people would say mugshots of the past hold a certain curiosity, one man confesses what started as an initial fascination turned into an obsession. Mark Michaelson has collected more than 10,000 photographs of men and women of all races and ages, taken after their run-ins with the law.

More info: Collectors Weekly (h/t: vintag.es)

The New York-based art director and graphic designer said he has always been drawn to ‘Wanted’ posters, but noted when he came across his first mugshot, ‘it was love at first sight,’ according to Collectors Weekly.



















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Bad Girl Mugshots From Between The 1940s And 1960s

From murderers, thieves and hookers, these are the faces of the many who were captured on camera at the lowest points of their lives. And while many people would say mugshots of the past hold a certain curiosity, one man confesses what started as an initial fascination turned into an obsession. Mark Michaelson has collected more than 10,000 photographs of men and women of all races and ages, taken after their run-ins with the law.

More info: Collectors Weekly (h/t: vintag.es)

The New York-based art director and graphic designer said he has always been drawn to ‘Wanted’ posters, but noted when he came across his first mugshot, ‘it was love at first sight,’ according to Collectors Weekly.



















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Canon’s new EOS 77D, Rebel T7i DSLRs inherit acclaimed tech from 80D

Both cameras benefit from tech trickling down from the higher-end 80D, including the 24MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel live view autofocus, Digic 7 processor, and 45-point all cross-type autofocus system when using the optical viewfinder.

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A Giant Statue From Old Trash Movies Is Now Rests In Someone’s Backyard

Acccording to a Tumblr user trulyunpleasant: “This statue is a couple miles from where I live, just sitting in someones backyard. It was in two crappy Atlantis sword-and-sandal movies back in the 50′s/60′s. Then it sat on top of a bar (or club) for a few years, and then someone bought it for their house.”

h/t: tumblr, messynessychic

This movie’s title is The Prodigal.

The Prodigal is a 1955 Biblical epic film made by MGM starring Edmund Purdom and Lana Turner. It was based on the New Testament parable about a selfish son who leaves his family to pursue a life of pleasure. The film also features James Mitchell, Louis Calhern, Joseph Wiseman, Cecil Kellaway and Walter Hampden. The dancer Taina Elg made her film debut.

The story is loosely based on Jesus Christ’s parable of the prodigal son, from the Biblical New Testament Gospels, although considerable liberties are taken with the source material, chief among them being the addition of a female lead in the form of the high priestess of Astarte, Samarra.


“Heck of a thing to just have sitting around.”


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From Expedition to Navigator: our predictions for Lincoln’s SUV

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We think the Navigator concept was closer to production than we realized.

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From Expedition to Navigator: our predictions for Lincoln’s SUV originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How to Acquire Inexpensive Shop Tools, Troubleshooting a Bandsaw, Making Eyeglasses from Scratch–Including the Lenses!–& More

Space-Saving Flipping Lathe Cabinet

Leave it to Izzy Swan to come up with an ingenious way to place a lathe inside a crowded shop. It not only flips into position when needed, but check out how he’s rigged it up to slide the existing cabinet-top, mounted with a spindle sander, out of the way:

Troubleshooting a Vibrating Bandsaw

After noticing undue vibration in his bandsaw, Matthias Wandel shows you how to examine each component, to investigate the cause and come up with a fix:

Premium vs Semi-Premium hand planes

This one’s probably not for the hand tool uninitiated, as some knowledge is required to understand the vid. Here Jay Bates runs down what the real differences are between a Wood River smoothing plane, and a Lie-Nielsen smoothing plane that costs about twice as much.

Making an End Grain Knife Throwing Target

Endgrain cutting board? Not for April Wilkerson, who’s got a knife-throwing habit. Thus, she makes an endgrain target board. It sounds like a simple project, but she shows her talent for thinking ahead and discarding the typical design, instead devising something much easier to maintain. (Also, Green Bay fans are advised to not watch the ending of this video!)

How to Outfit Your Shop on the Cheap

Steve Ramsey runs down some tips for those of you who need to buy tools but are on a budget:

How To Make Eyeglasses From Scratch

This is crazy! The “How to Make Everything” channel literally made everything required for spectacles, making the glass from scratch. And grinding the lenses to match his prescription. And harvesting and milling the lumber to make the frames out of. Not everything goes according to plan, of course:

And here’s David Picciuto creating the frames seen in the alternate pair, with more success:


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How to Acquire Inexpensive Shop Tools, Troubleshooting a Bandsaw, Making Eyeglasses from Scratch–Including the Lenses!–& More

Space-Saving Flipping Lathe Cabinet

Leave it to Izzy Swan to come up with an ingenious way to place a lathe inside a crowded shop. It not only flips into position when needed, but check out how he’s rigged it up to slide the existing cabinet-top, mounted with a spindle sander, out of the way:

Troubleshooting a Vibrating Bandsaw

After noticing undue vibration in his bandsaw, Matthias Wandel shows you how to examine each component, to investigate the cause and come up with a fix:

Premium vs Semi-Premium hand planes

This one’s probably not for the hand tool uninitiated, as some knowledge is required to understand the vid. Here Jay Bates runs down what the real differences are between a Wood River smoothing plane, and a Lie-Nielsen smoothing plane that costs about twice as much.

Making an End Grain Knife Throwing Target

Endgrain cutting board? Not for April Wilkerson, who’s got a knife-throwing habit. Thus, she makes an endgrain target board. It sounds like a simple project, but she shows her talent for thinking ahead and discarding the typical design, instead devising something much easier to maintain. (Also, Green Bay fans are advised to not watch the ending of this video!)

How to Outfit Your Shop on the Cheap

Steve Ramsey runs down some tips for those of you who need to buy tools but are on a budget:

How To Make Eyeglasses From Scratch

This is crazy! The “How to Make Everything” channel literally made everything required for spectacles, making the glass from scratch. And grinding the lenses to match his prescription. And harvesting and milling the lumber to make the frames out of. Not everything goes according to plan, of course:

And here’s David Picciuto creating the frames seen in the alternate pair, with more success:


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How to Acquire Inexpensive Shop Tools, Troubleshooting a Bandsaw, Making Eyeglasses from Scratch–Including the Lenses!–& More

Space-Saving Flipping Lathe Cabinet

Leave it to Izzy Swan to come up with an ingenious way to place a lathe inside a crowded shop. It not only flips into position when needed, but check out how he’s rigged it up to slide the existing cabinet-top, mounted with a spindle sander, out of the way:

Troubleshooting a Vibrating Bandsaw

After noticing undue vibration in his bandsaw, Matthias Wandel shows you how to examine each component, to investigate the cause and come up with a fix:

Premium vs Semi-Premium hand planes

This one’s probably not for the hand tool uninitiated, as some knowledge is required to understand the vid. Here Jay Bates runs down what the real differences are between a Wood River smoothing plane, and a Lie-Nielsen smoothing plane that costs about twice as much.

Making an End Grain Knife Throwing Target

Endgrain cutting board? Not for April Wilkerson, who’s got a knife-throwing habit. Thus, she makes an endgrain target board. It sounds like a simple project, but she shows her talent for thinking ahead and discarding the typical design, instead devising something much easier to maintain. (Also, Green Bay fans are advised to not watch the ending of this video!)

How to Outfit Your Shop on the Cheap

Steve Ramsey runs down some tips for those of you who need to buy tools but are on a budget:

How To Make Eyeglasses From Scratch

This is crazy! The “How to Make Everything” channel literally made everything required for spectacles, making the glass from scratch. And grinding the lenses to match his prescription. And harvesting and milling the lumber to make the frames out of. Not everything goes according to plan, of course:

And here’s David Picciuto creating the frames seen in the alternate pair, with more success:


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600-Year-Old Buddha Emerges From The Lake In China

A 600-year-old Buddha statue has emerged from the Hongmen Reservoir when 30 feet (10 m) of water was drained because of the nearby hydropower gate renovation. Archeologists think that this 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) tall statue could date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

h/t: demilked

It’s extremely well-preserved. The scientists think that the underwater period since 1958, when the reservoir was built, might have helped shelter the statue from other elements.

The statue was submerged in 1960 when the Hongmen reservoir was built, and back then the local authorities simply weren’t aware of heritage protection.

And there still are those, who remember the statue before that. Like Huang Keping, a 82-year-old local blacksmith, who saw the Buddha first time in 1952:

“I remember the statue was gilded at that time”


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Trump to meet with CEOs from Ford, GM, and FCA

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Trump has been a harsh critic of domestic automakers.

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Trump to meet with CEOs from Ford, GM, and FCA originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he’d just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he’s got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun.

Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from “Patent Depending: Armbrella, Sofa Shower, Unzipped Fly Alarm and Other Essential Products.” Here are just a fraction of the literally hundreds of concepts he’s got in the book. (Note that we added the headings; he’s got a different chapter titling convention in the book.)

Architecture

Fashion Design

Flatware Design

Footwear Design

Furniture Design

Interface Design

Landscape Design

Multi-Tool Design

Office Furniture Design

Product Design

Sporting Goods Design

Transportation Design

Then there’s the random stuff that just cracks us up:

You can order the book here. What we’ve shown you here is just a fraction of the hundreds of concepts it contains. Having seen an advance copy, I can say that you won’t be disappointed!


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More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he’d just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he’s got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun.

Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from “Patent Depending: Armbrella, Sofa Shower, Unzipped Fly Alarm and Other Essential Products.” Here are just a fraction of the literally hundreds of concepts he’s got in the book. (Note that we added the headings; he’s got a different chapter titling convention in the book.)

Architecture

Fashion Design

Flatware Design

Footwear Design

Furniture Design

Interface Design

Landscape Design

Multi-Tool Design

Office Furniture Design

Product Design

Sporting Goods Design

Transportation Design

Then there’s the random stuff that just cracks us up:

You can order the book here. What we’ve shown you here is just a fraction of the hundreds of concepts it contains. Having seen an advance copy, I can say that you won’t be disappointed!


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More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he’d just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he’s got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun.

Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from “Patent Depending: Armbrella, Sofa Shower, Unzipped Fly Alarm and Other Essential Products.” Here are just a fraction of the literally hundreds of concepts he’s got in the book. (Note that we added the headings; he’s got a different chapter titling convention in the book.)

Architecture

Fashion Design

Flatware Design

Footwear Design

Furniture Design

Interface Design

Landscape Design

Multi-Tool Design

Office Furniture Design

Product Design

Sporting Goods Design

Transportation Design

Then there’s the random stuff that just cracks us up:

You can order the book here. What we’ve shown you here is just a fraction of the hundreds of concepts it contains. Having seen an advance copy, I can say that you won’t be disappointed!


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An Extensive Dieter Rams Exhibit and Highlights from the Kravis Collection. Plus: Can New Yorkers Reclaim their City as an Incubator of Artistic Creativity?

Jumpstart your week with our insider’s guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here’s the best of what’s going on, right now.

Monday

Beazley Designs of the Year

Now in its ninth year, Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff. 

London, UK. On view through February 19, 2017.

Tuesday

Francçoise Grossen Selects

In the 1960s, a time when fiber was still associated with utility rather than fine art, Françoise Grossen rejected the rectilinear loom that constrained contemporary weaving for an intuitive approach to fiber that resulted in the creation of large-scale, suspended rope forms. For this exhibit, Grossen has mined MAD’s permanent collection and brought her own rope sculptures together with a selection of work from the museum’s unusual collection of baskets, as well as other work in fiber, wood, and metal. 

New York, NY. On view through March 15, 2017.

Wednesday

I Love New York?

Is it possible for New Yorkers to reclaim their city as an incubator of both artistic creativity and social activism in an era of hyper-gentrification, “Brooklyn” as a brand, and over 60 million tourists a year? Listen to former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Lower East Side outlaw artist and activist Clayton Patterson duke it out.

New York, New York. January 11, 2017 at 6:30PM.

Thursday 

Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection

This exhibition features highlights of the Kravis collection dating from the early 20th century to the present. From industrial design and furniture to tableware and textiles, the exhibition makes visual and material connections across time and geography to relate the far-reaching impact of design on the enhancement of daily life.

New York, NY. On view through March 31, 2017.

Friday

Dieter Rams. Modular World

Dieter Rams’s designs for Braun are legendary, while his ideas about design are more topical than ever today. This exhibition shows Rams’s furniture and electrical appliances, supplemented by various documents from the archive and an interview in which Rams explains his designs and his design philosophy. 

Germany. On view through December 3, 2017.

Saturday/Sunday

Rosa Trieu/Neon Tommy

CELEBRATE: DTLA

CELEBRATE is A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles’ annual gala that brings together design leaders and creative thinkers from around the world. This year’s theme celebrates the museum’s recent return to their DTLA roots and will highlight each of the distinct neighborhoods that make up the cultural mecca of Downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA. January 14, 2017 at 7PM.

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.


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Terrifying Photos From Streets Of China Covered With A Deadly Fog

The National Meteorological Center of China announced a “red” level of risk caused by fog in the northern and eastern regions of the country. According to local news agencies this is the first time such a warning has been issued. China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

h/t: xinhua










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From Japan, a Wonderfully Overcomplicated System for Self-Packaging Groceries

How would you tackle the following design problem? Here’s the desired user experience that the client, a convenience store chain, wants its customers to have:

1. Customers walk the aisles, physically selecting items for purchase.

2a. They check out via machine.

2b. They check out without physically handling the goods.

3. Their goods are automatically bagged for them by a machine.

Goals 1 and 2a are easy and already solved, but how would you handle 2b and 3? How are the items scanned in place, without the customer handling them? And how do you then manipulate those items into a bag? Look at how Panasonic handled the problem with the design of their Regirobo system:

For goal 2b, an unimaginative designer might focus on the checkout kiosk/area and think, if the consumer oughtn’t handle the goods, well, let’s get a robot picker arm in there. It can pick the goods up and present them to the scanner, then place them into a bag one by one.

That approach presents obvious problems. Panasonic’s designers instead backed up to the shopping basket itself, rigging it up to scan items as they are placed within it. Then adding that removable bottom and that entire bagging system.

It’s Byzantine, overly complicated…and totally cool. Pretty much what we’ve come to expect from a subset of industrial designers in that part of the world. 

Amazon Go, the ball is in your court.


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From Japan, a Wonderfully Overcomplicated System for Self-Packaging Groceries

How would you tackle the following design problem? Here’s the desired user experience that the client, a convenience store chain, wants its customers to have:

1. Customers walk the aisles, physically selecting items for purchase.

2a. They check out via machine.

2b. They check out without physically handling the goods.

3. Their goods are automatically bagged for them by a machine.

Goals 1 and 2a are easy and already solved, but how would you handle 2b and 3? How are the items scanned in place, without the customer handling them? And how do you then manipulate those items into a bag? Look at how Panasonic handled the problem with the design of their Regirobo system:

For goal 2b, an unimaginative designer might focus on the checkout kiosk/area and think, if the consumer oughtn’t handle the goods, well, let’s get a robot picker arm in there. It can pick the goods up and present them to the scanner, then place them into a bag one by one.

That approach presents obvious problems. Panasonic’s designers instead backed up to the shopping basket itself, rigging it up to scan items as they are placed within it. Then adding that removable bottom and that entire bagging system.

It’s Byzantine, overly complicated…and totally cool. Pretty much what we’ve come to expect from a subset of industrial designers in that part of the world. 

Amazon Go, the ball is in your court.


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From Japan, a Wonderfully Overcomplicated System for Self-Packaging Groceries

How would you tackle the following design problem? Here’s the desired user experience that the client, a convenience store chain, wants its customers to have:

1. Customers walk the aisles, physically selecting items for purchase.

2a. They check out via machine.

2b. They check out without physically handling the goods.

3. Their goods are automatically bagged for them by a machine.

Goals 1 and 2a are easy and already solved, but how would you handle 2b and 3? How are the items scanned in place, without the customer handling them? And how do you then manipulate those items into a bag? Look at how Panasonic handled the problem with the design of their Regirobo system:

For goal 2b, an unimaginative designer might focus on the checkout kiosk/area and think, if the consumer oughtn’t handle the goods, well, let’s get a robot picker arm in there. It can pick the goods up and present them to the scanner, then place them into a bag one by one.

That approach presents obvious problems. Panasonic’s designers instead backed up to the shopping basket itself, rigging it up to scan items as they are placed within it. Then adding that removable bottom and that entire bagging system.

It’s Byzantine, overly complicated…and totally cool. Pretty much what we’ve come to expect from a subset of industrial designers in that part of the world. 

Amazon Go, the ball is in your court.


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