With a bit of time and patience, you can have your own miniature wind-powered robot just like the large scale ones made by Dutch artist Theo Jansen.
Sturdy and squat, the Brown Betty teapot is a British classic. This redesigned take is the result of years of research by ceramicist Ian Mcintyre, who reincorporated long-lost features such as a no-drip spout and a locking lid.
Hand-picked from the droppings of Jacu birds and then washed and roasted, these beans make a sweetly delicious—and yes, incredibly expensive—cup of coffee. Learn more on Gastro Obscura.
A beautiful book written by Dan Barasch, the Co-Founder of the Lowline with a forward by Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras, Ruin and Redemption in Architecture offers an extraordinary portrait of monumental abandoned spaces around the world and explores the possibilities to radically transform them.
This paean to bovine beauty features photographs of 105 of the world's most amazing cows. Moo.
Conceived in a dream, Hiyoko cakes are a specialty of the Fukuoka region in the northern part of Japan’s Kyushu Island. Originally sold to local miners, their super-cute shape continues to make them one of Japan’s most beloved treats.
Celebrate Carl Sagan's audacious and mind-bending attempt to explain human life to civilizations outside our galaxy with this enamel pin reproduction of the golden record carried aboard the Voyager space probes.
Of the many Albert Einstein action figures and bobbleheads out there—and there are many—this is by far the cutest version of everyone's favorite scientist.
Fire and (what looks like) ice together is an irresistible combo, with a reminder of the work we still have to do.
A picture frame that uses an optical illusion to make objects—in this case, two feathers—appear to move in graceful slow motion.
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