“The Control Panel Archive”: The Tactile Beauty Of Buttons, Meters, Knobs And Dials


U.S. Army audiovisual technician stands at her videotape editing station, 1973

If you’re like me, you’ve once or twice seen the near future in the form of Spielberg’s action-packed take on Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. Not precogs, precrime, or pre-arrests, so much, nor the ubiquitous floating ads, but the scenes in which Tom Cruise’s character controls his tech by speaking to it and waving his hands in the air, doing a sort of interpretive dance in which voice and body take the place of primitive interfaces. Continue reading »

The Vintage Beauty Of Soviet Control Rooms

Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! A beautiful collection of control rooms filled with large buttons and analog dials, long before the democratization of computers and screens. Continue reading »

These Korean Bubble Face Masks Can Get Hilariously Out Of Control


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There’s usually a bit of a learning curve with innovative beauty products. Nobody just arrives in the world knowing what to do with brow wigs, yellow blush, or whatever this intense hair extension contraption is. But sheet masks, which first emerged in the Asian beauty market, are old news by now. Unless you’re dealing with a runaway bubble mask that threatens to take over your entire face. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Food Control


Employees of a food stand take pictures of Titan, a robot created by England Cyberstein Robots, performing at the Danilovsly market in downtown of Moscow, Russia, 12 May 2014. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA) Continue reading »

Soccer Parental Control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfeGQYFJV2k

Ogilvy & Mather Sao Paulo created a Firefox App: a “Soccer Parental Control” to help fathers to protected their beloved sons from teams that they hate ;)