Behold, the Bizarre and Slightly Creepy Strandbeest | KCET
Behold, the Bizarre and Slightly Creepy Strandbeest
Part engineer and part artist, Theo Jansen designs and builds these wind-powered robots that seem to tiptoe, almost spider-like, across beaches and plains. BMW featured him and his work in a commercial that you can catch on YouTube.
More on Jansen and his work at his website.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a new study has found that browsing the web can refresh tired workers and increase productivity. It is in that spirit that we bring you the Daily Distraction — our pick for a story, photo or video that will take you out of the daily grind and return you to work with a shot of mental espresso.
This is a special time of year for the seagulls on Anacapa Island, the largest breeding ground for the Western gull in the Western U.S. The blooming wildflowers on the island make for a romantic setting for mating season.
A Highland Park favorite for old school Mexican dishes and margaritas, El Arco Iris will soon close its doors after five decades of business. The impending closure of the beloved, family-run restaurant undoubtedly comes as a sad loss to its many regulars.
Downtown Los Angeles is a complex place where people from all walks of life cross paths and sometimes collide. The spaces featured in this photo essay highlight areas where people have died after interactions with the police.