French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created this installation on spinning cork platforms in Milan for BMW. It’s called Quiet Motion. Dezeen posted another video here (which I can’t embed).
This is weird. A 4000 year old Egyptian statue made for the tomb of Osiris has begun to spin/rotate on its own. The statue has been housed in the same glass case for over 80 years and has never spun around until now. The museum shot this time-lapse video to show that nobody was pulling [...]
If you know me, you know that I like videos like this. Thanks Logcabineer!
This clip from the BBC’s Edwardian Farm documentary series shows how rope was made back before industrial factories spun threads together. It involved pulling and suspending fibers across long distances and then manually turning a gear to spin the fibers together.