A Single Book Disrupts The Foundation Of A Brick Wall By Jorge Méndez Blake

The Castle is a 2007 project by Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake that subtly examines the impact of a single outside force. For the installation, he constructed a 75 x 13 foot brick wall that balances on top of a single copy of Franz Kafka’s The Castle. The mortarless wall bulges at the site of the inserted text, creating an arch that extends to the top of the precarious structure. Continue reading »

LEGO – The Patent Of The Brick That Revolutionized The World Of Toys

Here is the patent of the first original LEGO brick, which has since revolutionized the world of toys! Continue reading »

This Guy Collected Beijing’s Smog And Made It Into A Brick

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This Chinese artist took is upon himself to help the world understand just how polluted Beijing’s air has truly become. So in order to visualize the problem, he collected the air pollution with a vacuum and then formed a brick with is. Pretty gross, right? Continue reading »

A Brick Factory in Mexico

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A worker settles mud in a mold to make bricks at a brick factory in Tixtla, on the outskirts of Chilpancingo, in the Guerrero state, January 26, 2015. The worker earns a salary of 15 Mexican pesos, or one dollar, for every 100 bricks made on a working day of at least 5 hours. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)
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Tiger-Stone: A Fast and Tidy Drafting Brick Road Machine

Tiger-Stone allows you to build 400 yards of road a day using cobblestone. This doesn’t automatically sort, cut and arrange the bricks in patterns. It just lays them. Someone needs to put the right bricks in the right places at the top. Continue reading »