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Mirrors

Jacobs Wall

Jacobs Wall

Artist Parker Heyl created this ingeniously simple but visually stunning installation work. Inspired by Jacob’s Ladder toys, it mechanically flips dozens of them with wood on one side and mirrors on the other to reflect colorful, ever-changing imagery. More here.

How to Make a Mirror

How to Make a Mirror

While most mirrors today are made in big factories, UK ornamental glass artist David Smith shows us how to do it the old school way. It’s done by taking a clean sheet of glass, pouring silver nitrite on one side, then carefully moving it to evenly coat its surface.

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Neo Tokyo Metro

Neo Tokyo Metro

This mirror-image video made from footage along one of Tokyo’s rail lines is more than a little reminiscent of Darwinfish105’s HyperDrive and the Tokyo Sky Drive series, but its slower and more relaxed pace lets us check out more detail of the surrounding environment.

Mirror Photography Tricks

Mirror Photography Tricks

It’s tricky to shoot good images with a mirror in the shot, but the guys at COOPH show us six clever ways to use these reflective surfaces to capture some truly creative photos. Though we recommend wearing gloves before handling shattered mirror glass.

The Infinite Bookstore

The Infinite Bookstore

Located in Hangzhou, China, and designed by XL-MUSE, Zhongshuge bookstore has walls and ceilings covered with mirrors to exapnd its space to depict an inventory of books that rivals the Library of Congress. The kids’ section is especially awesome. (Photos by Shao Feng)

Photoshop Mirror

Photoshop Mirror

Do you wish you could change something every time you look in the mirror? This is the mirror for you. Atypyk’s, Photoretouch Mirror acts as a not so subtle reminder to stop being so vain. Made from Perspex. Measures ~17″ x 12.6″.

Surfboard Storage Mirror

Surfboard Storage Mirror

See if you’re beach-ready with this neat surfboard-shaped mirror. It also has three storage shelves on the back for storing your surf wax and suntan lotion. It’s made of pine and measures 16.25″w x 10.5″d x 56.25″h.

Skate Mirror

Skate Mirror

Made of stainless steel and mirrored glass, with genuine skate trucks to complete the look. Also comes with a set of skate stickers. A quirky holiday gift for skaters. Just make sure they don’t ride it.

Mirror Melts Rock

Mirror Melts Rock

Using an incredibly well-focused mirror, this thing can harness the power of the sun into a 3500°C, rock-melting weapon. If you thought frying ants with a magnifying glass was something…

Who Tall Are You Mirror

Who Tall Are You Mirror

This playful mirror eschews feet and inches in favor of celebrities. Now you can brag that you’re as tall as Muhammad Ali. If you’re short, just say you have something in common with Bruce Lee.

Rust Mirror

Rust Mirror

Daniel Rozin built this interactive sculpture which reflects movements of bystanders onto 768 oxidized steel tiles, controlled by motors which angle them to create shades of light and dark.

MotherBoard Mirror

MotherBoard Mirror

You won’t be building WALL-E case mods with it, but Romolo Stanco’s MotherBoard is geek-chic with untouchable laser-etchings that are made on the glass slab, not the mirror’s surface.

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