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24.06


From miniature dioramas of everyday life to amphibious camper-trikes, read all about them here, plus more inspirational stories!
Miniature people swimming on a facemask

Image credit: digitalsynopsis.com

Everyday life in tiny dioramas

Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka has been creating beautiful miniature dioramas of everyday life since 2011, updating his content on a daily basis.

Common everyday household objects such as food, cloth, stationery and since Covid, even masks, become part of his unique, fun way of looking at modern life.

Brighten up your day by scrolling through the years with Tatsuya.

Vector image of mobile phone with a small person taking a selfie

Image credit: PimEyes

Protecting your digital self

Using the latest technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the PimEyes tool can help you find your pictures on the Internet and defend yourself from scammers, identity thieves, or people who use your image illegally.

PimEyes reverse image searching

Blue camper-trike

Image credit: BeTRITON

Something for the next rail strike?

Is it the 'spirit of extraordinary' or a case of just because you can doesn't mean you should?

BeTRITON is an amphibious camper-trike that apparently offers you the freedom to travel both over land and water.

When design goes bad or the perfect solution to getting to a meeting in London during the rail strike ?

Boggle your mind

Van Gogh painting made of lego

Image credit: Lego

Anybody for building a painting?

The Starry Night depicts the view from the east-facing window of Van Gogh's asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise.

Van Gogh said, 'I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day', and we think the creatives at Lego are certainly doing him justice.

Want to build some Lego?

Solar energy water distiller on beach

Image credit: Dezeen

From the ridiculous to the sublime

Architecture graduate Henry Glogau has developed a distiller that purifies water using solar energy and can be assembled from cheap, readily available materials.

The brief for the 2021 Lexus Design Award was 'design for a better tomorrow' and Golgua's design consists of a two-layered plastic tarp that is suspended on top of a simple bamboo support structure and can generate up to 18 litres of purified water per day.

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Bath & Back 2022

Bath & Back 2022

A very big thank you to everybody who supported Kevin, James and Matt's big cycle to Bath and back by donating via JustGiving.

The Arkriders has raised almost £30,000 for The Camrose Centre Basingstoke through this event.