This relaxing video shows a miniature chess set being made with rotary tools, lathes, saws and other equipment. It's not quite a DIY guide, unless you already have a fabulous shop, but it definitely makes me want a nice chess set.
Kiwi artist Hannah Jensen paints dozens of layers of acrylic paint on a surface, then uses linoleum carving tools to engrave images onto it. When she cuts deeper, she can expose lower colors of paint. Here's video of her carving a hummingbird: This is a nice time-lapse of her technique: Images: Instagram / hannahjensenart READ THE REST
In this remarkable double-sided embroidery, one artisan embroiders a dog on one side, the other artisan creates a monkey on the other. This art form originated in Suzhou province about 2000 years ago, according to People's Daily. Image: YouTube / People's Daily, China 人民日报 READ THE REST
Xiao Qian Feng creates a gorgeous wooden jewelry box, right down to the hand-crushed pigments. Note to purists: she uses some modern power tools among the ancient ones. I love the pace of this channel's videos, like this one on building a traditional recurve bow. And her traditional outfits are all just beautiful! Image: YouTube… READ THE REST
Digital painting has truly become an art in itself. Even with artists like Andy Warhol creating digital art on a Commodore Amiga back in the mid-80s, digital painting has mostly been a kitschy bit of artistic fun, not stuff to be regarded as a true masterwork. But much has changed over the past decade. Technology… READ THE REST
While it never hurts when your company name becomes a verb, but there's a lot more to Google than a simple web search. Sure, Google's search engine is also the engine that powered the firm into its current position as one of the 10 most valuable companies in America, but the company has spent the… READ THE REST
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. That's because while companies have engaged in a two-decade arms race to constantly one-up each other for the biggest, best camera available,… READ THE REST