Monday, 24 October 2016

Newspaper animal sculptures

Truly remarkable art. Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama creates large animal sculptures using only newspapers as her medium. First seen here.

Sunday, 23 October 2016


I have seen a lot of Photoshop disasters, and posted some on the blog. But this one may be the worst of them all. How did this ever get published? First seen here.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Brace yourselves....

Winter is coming! Terrific shot, a pity that the linked site does not give credit. First seen here.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Bowler hat colander

Well, this designer surely thought outside the box: a colander shaped like a bowler hat. I think it looks great. First seen here.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Dali latte art

Latte art has featured a number of times in this blog, but this is one of the most stunning I've ever seen. Dali's famous melting clock in incredible detail. First seen here.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Take it to the limit... one more time

Words are superfluous. No idea where I got this, I retrieved it from my hard disk.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


If you're looking for new laptop wallpapers, you could do worse than browse the linked Wallpaper Abyss site. I picked this beauty for my computer. First seen here.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Scrap metal supercars

Over the last five years, Poland's Gallery of Steel Figures has invited artists to participate in a collaborative project to turn scrap metal into art. Using just materials from a local scrapyard, these artists have recreated a series of supercars. More photographs in the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

10 Ways Game of Thrones is based on actual history

Game of Thrones has become one of my favourite TV series of all time. The linked article lists 10 ways in which actual history has inspired the tale. Some clear, some eye-openers. First seen here.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Some are more equal than others

The two thick black lines are equal size, no matter what your eyes and brain are trying to tell you. First seen here.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Tiny creatures

Natural beauty on a microscopic scale. The linked article gives many more examples of laser-scanning microscope shots of tiny creatures by Igor Siwanowicz. First seen here.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Animated inanimate objects

A link sent to me some time ago by Jenny Downing, and a subject that I have long hesitated about: Art for Art's sake or Potpourri. In the end, it fell on the Potpourri side of the fence. Amazing photography by Norwegian photographer Rune Guneriussen who strives to mimic animals in nature through the use of inanimate subjects. Worth clicking, as there are a lot of stunning ideas there. First seen here.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Strawberries and cream fungus

Not everyone will agree that this is under Natural Beauty, but I was quite impressed with this fungus when I saw this picture yesterday. It is also known as bleeding-tooth fungus, red-juice tooth, and Devil’s tooth. First seen here.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Cutlery art

Interesting certainly, but not artistic enough for Art for Art's sake. Sayaka Ganz creates sculptures out of old plastic cutlery and utensils - to sometimes stunning results as in this fish. A suggestion by Jenny Downing from some tie ago. First seen here.

Monday, 10 October 2016

New Mac

The i-Diots strike again. New Mac is a candle that gives off the scent of new Apple products. It sold out within 2 hours. First seen here.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Snail Fail

Poor thing. But it did put a smile on my face when I first saw it years ago. First seen here.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Take a guess

Just guess... what is this a picture of? I can't believe it myself. The stunning answer is in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Liquid vases

This is just one of the stunning liquid vases designed by Erik Olovsson: beautiful combinations of cut stone and handblown glass. First seen here.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wind powered walking structures

Theo Jansen is a talented Dutch artist who creates kinetic sculptures resembling animals, which are able to walk using the power of wind. First seen here.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Movie scenes influenced by paintings

A fascinating overview of movie scenes clearly influenced by famous paintings. The example I picked is Otto Dix' Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926) and Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972). First seen here.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The one that got away

This could also have gone under Amazing Stuff. A stunning photo opportunity, and a very good photograph as well. No information on the photographer in the link. First seen here.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Flora and Fauna alphabet

Valerie Hugo, a French illustrator specialized in silkscreen printing and wall painting, created a complete alphabet with stunning images form the world of flora and fauna. I was especially surprised when I looked at my initials (see above), and found that the H contained my lucky animal. First seen here.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Origami lamps

These origami inspired paper lamps in the shape of various animals are quite interesting. I would love to have the turtle one. First seen here.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pencil tip sculptures

Pencil tip sculptures. Crafts rather than art, but amazing stuff for sure. Fantastic creations by Dalton Ghetti. First seen here.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Majority rules

So, what happens when both options receive a clear majority of the votes? And no, this is not Photoshopped... First seen here.

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Kudos to the street artist who had the imagination (and skill) to do this. First seen here.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Origami teabag

Thanks once more to Jenny Downing for alerting me to this one a few years ago. Definitely my cup of tea - this origami-inspired teabag design. First seen here.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Meow Music

This is just one of the examples (on the linked side) of classic album covers in a feline version. Animated gif made by myself with online gif creator. First seen here.

Monday, 26 September 2016


I love the warped creativity that is behind this image - which is well executed too. Can't recall where I got this from, it's been a while.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crystal lips

Astonishing lip art creations by NYC-based makeup artist Johannah Adams - inspired by rock crystals. First seen here.