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A short documentary about model maker and photographer Michael Paul Smith and the wonderful world of Elgin Park - a meticulously detailed diorama series featuring miniature buildings and cars of the 1950s America brought to life with a hawk’s eye for detail and a nice line in forced perspective.

Now available in book form.

Related : A Model Town


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Italian architect Luigi Prina made his first model aircraft at the age of 16. In his mid 60s, after a successful career in building design, he met painter and boat builder Eugenio Tomiolo who challenged him to make one of his model boats fly.

In the twenty years since, Prima has dedicated his retirement to creating delicate, fully functional flying models worthy of Leonardo DaVinci.

MORE: Luigi Prina: The Ships That Sail Through The Clouds (Blinking City)

Photos by Gianluca Giannone.



“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” —Bertrand Russell

A rather fetching triptych video by Yann Pinneill and Nicolas Lefraucheux of Parisian video production agency Parachutes showing the mathematical principles underlying everyday events: equations to the left, mathematical models to center and videos of the phenomena to the right.

A full screener, this one.