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By on March 5, 2009, with 21 Comments

Jesse Hernick thought we might enjoy this one. The creator of this solid walnut table decided to paint a wire-frame of its constructional elements right on it, which results in you asking yourself if you got some special X-Ray powers. Unfortunately, the see-through works only from certain angles. If you move 10 degrees, it will just look weird. The artist who created this, James Tooze from BatchDesign, said he developed this table (titled “A New Perspective”) to encourage people in being more curious and question themselves how things are actually made.

Concerning the spelling and grammar, I appreciate all the encouraging emails and comments you posted yesterday. There are just too many to answer them one by one, but be sure I appreciate them highly and they make me all fuzzy, and stuff.. Thanks!

X Ray Vision Table Design
X Ray Vision Table Design
X Ray Vision Table Design


21 Responses
  1. nolver says:

    very cute!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Way cool… shame it only works from one angle though.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great illusion! And please IGNORE the purists in regard to spelling/grammar etc. Don’t waste your time on proof readers – just post the illusions – that is why people visit your site.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It also really only works on a hardwood floor.

  5. Anonymous says:

    really nice…and an awesome website too! Great work, and the English has never bothered me. It’s the content that matters! :-)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Like it and love your site. Keep them coming.

  7. Babayage says:

    I did never notice any significant mistakes in your spelling or grammar worth to mention. Maybe the ppl who complained about them had seen some optical illusions in your writing, too?
    Keep up the good work!
    This site is a great joy to our whole family…

  8. Anonymous says:

    Concerning the grammar comments, most the time I come to the site I don’t even read the paragraph explaining the illusion. I only read it if I don’t understand what the picture is or how it works. So who really cares. NERDS!!!!!!!!

    Great picture though!!!!!!!!!Keep up the amazing work!!!!!!!!!

  9. Crazyyboyy says:

    Great optical illusion clever artist. Keep up the good work :)

  10. Pete10uk says:

    @ Babayage. :-) I like what you there did!

    There are no problems with English on this site.
    I understand what is being said, What else could you expect.

  11. Michaela says:

    Oooo, that is so cool! When I first saw it I thought is was made of painted glass or something. By the way, I love your sight and spelling and grammer are not that big of a deal unless your doing a website about “Grammatical Illusions” or something… Way to go on the website, it’s awesome!

  12. CurlyfrySC's Collage says:

    That’s adorable and mind-bending.

  13. Ellen says:

    I like it. Forget any negs about grammar, etc. It’s the content that we love. Keep it up!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I proofread for a living, so proper grammar is very important to me. Yes, I am a nerd. I am impressed that the creator of this site cares so much about proper grammar, especially since English is his second language. He writes better than most Americans!

  15. KenlKoff says:

    Not sure I get the optical illusion factor on this ‘un.

    1st picture looks like a basic isometric detail, transferred to a 3D object. Change the perspective points and the lines won’t line up. I applaud the drafting ability but as far as OPTICAL ILLUSION. Bit of a stretch.

    If James Joyce, Mark Twain or Cormac McCarthy had to answer to PROOFREADIN’, we would be sorely missing great classic literature.

  16. Iggy says:

    I like the concept, that’s an interesting idea.

    As for spelling/grammar, even this grammar nazi (referring to self) doesn’t mind, at least you’re trying and not one of those 15 year olds who learned English as a first language and are just too lazy to care about their speach. Personally the only thing that’s ever bugged me on here is when there is a lack of research (such as calling the picture of the peregrine falcon an eagle, etc), but that can happen as an oversight to anyone. Don’t worry so much, we all love you the way you are, keep up the good work. :)

  17. weird chick who posts comments on illusions says:

    who would do that out of bordem???

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  19. Doug says:

    I really don’t appreciate that the links phrases within the text go to completely unrelated posts.

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