When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
The unseen design aesthetic of Apple’s Macbook. Beautiful inside:
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GEFS-Oline running on Mac OS X 10.8.5, flying Airbus A380 over Seattle, WA.
I’m excited about Google Earth Flight Simulator Online (GEFS). It’s an online flight simulator based on Google Earth that runs in a web browser.
You can search for and replace with these invisible characters in Microsoft Office 2010 Find & Replace functions:
^? – wildcard character
^# – wildcard number
^p – paragraph mark
^t – tab
^l – line break
^s – non-breaking space
Hope this helps you!
Even if you’re not a gear-head, perhaps you can enjoy the aesthetic quality of these engines. These are machines designed to convert the oxygen in air and mixed-in fuel into rotational power. Most people don’t see their engines very often, but I find some of them to be strikingly beautiful, as if some consideration for style must have been considered in their design.
For more of this sort of thing, visit beautifullyengineered.tumblr.com and reddit.com/r/machineporn
Honda B18C5 1.8L DOHC found in the 1997 – 2001 Acura Integra Type-R.
Same B18C5 engine as above, cleanly installed in a lightweight 1988-191 Honda CRX chassis.
Honda’s newer K-series, 2.0L.
Engine Alliance GP7000, a turbofan jet engine that is currently in service on the Airbus A380.
Twin-turbo General Motors LS-series V8 built by CM Racing in a Chevrolet Corvette chassis.