Due to a minor technical glitch, this post is actually Part 1 of Human Ingenuity Medley 3. Part 2 also promises to include amazing, amusing, inspiring examples of human ingenuity. Stay tuned.
Photographer Angela Kelly shows what happens when soap bubbles hit freezing temperatures: they crystallize into gorgeous, fragile, glass-like sculptures. These ads by Bjoern Ewers for the Berlin Philharmonic show the insides of orchestral instruments in such a way as to make it seem like we are standing in spacious halls (or in the case of the flute, a spacious tunnel) Artist Andres Amador of San Francisco uses a sandy beach at low tide as his palate. With only a rake and occasionally some rope, he creates intricate designs that can be greater than 100,000 sq. ft. and that wash away when the tide comes in. You can commission a sand design for a special occasion. Ten years before Swiss army knives went into production around 1890, John S. Holler created this beast of a multi-tool…includes piano tuner, and pistol. Derek Kinzett from the U.K. creates life size wire sculptures he calls “The Inner Spirit Collection.”