German educational design channel Kurzgesagt applies its trademark blend of pop science and animation to the last great frontier of the planet – the deep sea and its shadowy denizens.
Previously: The Egg
A new factory dedicated to turning plastic waste into material for roads and car parks has opened, as part of efforts to tackle ocean pollution.
MacRebur opened its site in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, today, creating 12 jobs.
The process the firm uses sees rubbish granulated, mixed with an activator developed by the company, and then distributed to asphalt producers.
Images of waves crashing on the Nantucket shore in Massachussetts last week by photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh, who noticed that, while not completely frozen in the -7°C conditions, the sea was thick with ice fragments, causing the waves to move as if they had the consistency of Slushy.
Like Greg Klassen’s excellent river and lake furniture, the Abyss table by Duffy London also evokes marine topography, in this case, an unspecified section of am unspecified ocean in layered wood and perspex.
The images above are only digital representations of the as yet unmade tables.
The effect is lovely. The production run is limited to 25. The abyss into which your wallet will plummet, judicious buyer, is €5,800 deep.
…not at all real places or even inspired by real places. They are emotional and psychological places. Internal landscapes, if you will. The tidal pull and power of the ocean makes sense to me in terms of expressing these things, and I think that is why some of the work has a feel of water about it. My work speaks of things that are timeless, and I think that for most of us the ocean represents something timeless.
The latest installment of illustrator and animator Andy Martin’s Illustrated Aliens project.
If you have 42 seconds to spare today, you could spend some time under the waters of Planet Five. From a single cell, one creature evolves into the next and for a fleeting moment the darkest depths of the sea are transformed by a dazzling display of light and colour.
View the rest of the planets here.
Previously: Planet One