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.
Images from an upcoming book by Mike Doyle – a sequel to an earlier title Beautiful LEGO, called Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark. Featuring the work of 140 LEGO enthusiasts, the chapters have titles like Creepy Crawlers, Evil Attunement, Indulgences, Pits of Fire, and Riot Girls.
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.
“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.