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Arihiro Miyake explains how his Coppélia Chandelier helped make his name as a designer in this Dezeen movie, which is part of our Design Dreams series with Dutch design brand Moooi. Read more
Johnnie Behiri of cinema5D recently visited the Cartoni tripod factory in Rome, Italy. The 11.5-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at how the famous tripods are made by a small team at the family company.Cartoni tripods are widely used around the world in the television and motion picture industries. The company’s origins could be traced back to 1935, when Renato Cartoni began d
Kodak was once the 800-pound gorilla in the world of photography. But after a century of dominance, Kodak’s business crumbled and it was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2012. If you’d like to better understand what happened to the iconic brand, watch this great 12-minute video by the popular YouTube channel Company Man.“The name Kodak was once synonymous with cameras and film,&#
Buying a watch today can be a bewildering experience. Not only are there so many watches to choose from, there are many types of watches with costs ranging from a dollar to the price of a hypercar. So which to buy? The gaudy, bling-laden dinner plate? The chrome digital "grandpa" watch? The bewildering gadget festival? To help the neophyte and not-so-neophyte watch customer, New Atlas cuts
Over the last year or so, firmware updates from Sony introduced a much-publicized penchant for Sony Alphas to “eat” stars even in RAW files, apparently due to an internal noise reduction or anti-aliasing routine users could not turn off. Stars were smoothed away along with the noise in exposures longer than 3.2 seconds in some Sony cameras (and longer than 30 seconds in others). I feel that in th
the technical error made the suggested audience 'public' as opposed to the previous audience setting. The post a facebook error caused 14 million users’ private posts to become public appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Between the 1940s and 1970s, a number of camera manufacturers designed lenses employing thoriated glass in one or more elements. Incorporating as much as 40% thorium dioxide (ThO2) in the glass mixture increases the index of refraction of the glass while maintaining low dispersion. Thoriated glass elements allowed lenses to deliver low levels of aberration and distortion with relatively simple an
Although it's associated with nasty cigarettes, the tobacco plant is also a potential source of vaccines, biofuel and antibiotics. Now, a chemical from the plant is also being used as a bug repellent for crops, which could replace eco-unfriendly insecticides... Continue Reading A tobacco-derived insect repellent – for crops Category: Environment Tags: Agriculture Crop
Hiroe Tanaka, creative director of the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo, explains how the building was designed to become a hub of activity, in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards. Read more
Chris Price heads to Portugal to spend time driving the latest Audi A6 Saloon. His verdict? Not only is it very agile for a big car, it also combines onboard comfort with loads of great technology features… Driving around the mountainous roads of Portugal’s stunning Douro Valley it’s difficult to believe that I’m behind the […] The post Audi A6 Review: comfort, elega


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