A list of intriguing things
One: As you well know, we have a soft spot for weird architecture—like this Tančící dům or ‘Dancing House’. Designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and the legendary Frank Gehry, it was originally dubbed ‘Fred and Ginger’—in a tribute to the twinkle-toe duo Astaire and Rogers. The building was conceived by Czechia’s first president Václav Havel as a cultural centre that would mark the birth of the post-communist nation. So of course, it’s ended up as an office building—and a beloved tourist attraction. The one on the left is presumably Ginger. Lead image is the day time view. Below is what it looks like at night. Atlas Obscura and Cultural Tutor have more.
Two: Imagine being able to capture the reflection of an image in your eyes? What was once a silly plot point for a thriller is now entirely—and creepily—possible. Scientists can now generate 3D recreations of simple scenes based on images extracted from eye reflections. It doesn’t sound like much until you see the insane demo videos—like the one below. Gizmodo has the nerdy details—and you can check out the other equally mind-boggling clips over here.
Three: Worried about the world coming to an end thanks to climate change? Don’t worry. You can do your bit by picking up a bottle of face mist—made of waste water. It is the by-product of a Swedish company that supplies hydrogen energy—which is greener than fossil fuels. Vattenfall has tied up with model and all-round ‘it girl’ Cara Delevingne. Now, the face mist is just a gag product—and won’t ever go on sale. But Delevingne’s valiant attempt to make hydrogen power sexy in the ad below is comedy gold. (Fast Company)