Yesterday we shared filmmaker Keith Skretch’s Waves of Grain video on our all-new SolidSmack Daily Smack Reading list. In Waves of Grain, Skretch shaves away blocks of wood layer-by-layer to reveal a sort of reverse-growth cycle of various grain patterns and imperfections.

But what would happen if you did the same time-lapse process with other objects including gadgets and animal skulls?

In Verschleif, filmmaker Laurin Döpfner has created a similar stop-motion video that reveals the hundreds of individual layers that make up the world around us…both natural and fabricated:

“With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.”

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.