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For his latest installation, sound artist Zimoun worked with the idea of accumulation. He installed 329 tiny motors to agitate the same number of cotton balls against the interior walls of a massive abandoned paint thinner tank in Switzerland. The result is a sound sculpture that produces a drone that recalls a swarm of insects, some noisy wind, or the sounds of a distant basketball game. [via Colossal]

Check out some of Zimoun's past installations in his archives.


 

If you're not lucky enough to live in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain range in Switzerland or the American West, a new line of knives was designed just for you. The Panorama Knife company wanted to put mountain ranges in reach of those of us challenged by geography or free time to travel. Their solution was to design a serrated bread knife using the outline of famous European mountain ranges, complete with the names and elevations of every mountain they include.

The knives can be ordered with a handle made from recycled Indian rosewood, leftover from furniture manufacturing, or simple plastic. But if you're not convinced European mountain ranges make the best knife blades, look no further than this demo video to see how well these work on a few different, but equally delicious looking, breads.