Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Washington Post Express blunder

Taken from a post about blunders with magazine covers. This is a fairly recent one: The Washington Post Express ran the Women's March on Washington, scheduled to take place the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, as their cover story. But someone used the male symbol for the cover (left), leading to an apology and the right cover one day later. First seen here.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Cookie crush

Given the many positive reactions on this shot of mine, I should have posted it in my main blog. But given the fun theme I decided to put it in Potpourri. First posted here.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Map of Africa 1805

Just over 200 years old, this map of Africa is amazing. Not just the large white parts sowing how much of the continent was still unknown to European explorers, but also the inclusion of a huge mountain range across the continent which of course did not exist. First seen here.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Tiramisu production

A new name in the Plastic People category: Matteo Stucchi. What makes his work even more remarkable is that this Italian pastry chef uses his own culinary creations for these shots. First seen here.

Friday, 13 January 2017

FedEx art

It's a fascinating idea, even though some would question whether it is art. Artist Walea Beshty ships glass boxes without protection in FedEx boxes all over the USA and exhibits the broken results with the FedEx box it was packed in. I don't think FedEx will like this. First seen here.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Recession piggy bank

The imagination some designers have.... awesome result, this piggy bank for the crisis years. First seen here.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Dumbo!

This picture made me smile, even without the association with Disney's Dumbo - photoshopped or not (to be honest, it probably is). First seen here.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Food chairs

The food-inspired chairs designed by Haris Jusovic are special indeed. The link gives more examples (such as an egg chair and a chocolate chair), but this pasta chair really caught my eye. First seen here.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Fly Ranch Geyser

One of the most beautiful geysers of the USA can be found in Nevada. Well, not quite "natural beauty", as it was created accidentally in 1916 during well drilling. First seen here.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Buddha

The link shows some of the most remarkable origami pieces I've encountered - unfortunately without giving credit to the artists. I picked this stunning Buddha figure for today's post. First seen here.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Banana!

An interesting new optical illusion. I suspect that like me you see the bananas in yellow in this shot. They are actually blueish grey. First seen here.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Drill baby drill!

The shoes created by Montreal-based shoe designer Anastasia Radevich are truly special - and too much fun to be in the Mixed Nuts category. This one would be great for ladies working in the oil industry. First seen here.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

From a toddler's sketches to a mother's paintings

Ruth Oosterman takes the simple sketches of her two years old daughter and turns them into paintings. First seen here.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Album+Art

Eisen Bernardo's Album+Art project involves putting album covers into classical paintings to great effect. First seen here.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Litlanesfoss

Iceland must be one of the most beautiful countries that I have not visited. The link gives an amazing collection of photographs of its beauty - this one stood out for me. First seen here.

Monday, 2 January 2017

The carnage of 2016

The past year was a truly remarkable one for celebrity deaths. This Sergeant Pepper style compilation by Chris the Barker gives a fascinating overview - I love the most recent additions of Carrie Fisher (as a hologram) and her mother Debbie Reynolds. First seen here.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bye bye 2016

This image seemed appropriate for the last day of 2016. First seen here.

Friday, 30 December 2016

My monthly favourites of 2016

In the course of this year, I have started selecting my own monthly favourite posts to the blog. Here is an overview for the year:

January: Stop deceiving me.
February: Job interview.
March: Traveling with dinosaurs.
April: RAF MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb Drinks Cabinet.
May: Virgin rainbow.
June: Isn't it ironic?
July: Cappuccino art level infinity.
August: Face swaps gone wild.
September: Accident.
October: Tiny creatures.
November: On angel's wings.
December: Two-faced.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Play me like you play your guitar

First reaction: Mixed Nuts. Second reaction: Special Designs. And I'm sure there's a pun waiting to happen, but I could not think of it. No information about this stunning dress in the link. First seen here.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Parallel lines

One of the most disturbing optical illusions I have seen for a while. Not only does the background appear to be moving, but the parallel blue lines are simply not parallel according to the eye/brain combo. First seen here.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Smurfenade in C minor

Just for fun indeed - a shot I took over 8 years ago with some smurf figurines. Taken from here.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Room illusions

The room illusions created by Peter Kogler are stunning to see in pictures, even though I doubt I would enjoy actually walking in them. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Season's greetings

Five years ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Corporate Communications department has been sending out the most beautiful season's greetings I have ever seen. This animated gif is based on a 1925 polychrome woodblock print by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui. First seen here.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

He knows when you are sleeping....

Taken from a fun post on unintentionally creepy Santa Claus figures. You better watch out... First seen here.

Friday, 23 December 2016

For better or worse

When I came across this image yesterday, I could not help wondering: does the thick fog makes crossing this bridge easier on the mind or more difficult? First seen here.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Politics 2016

Well, here we have politics in 2016 in a nutshell. First seen here.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Miniature skating

With winter starting today, this is a good moment to post this particular image from the oeuvre of French photographer Vincent Bousserez - plastic miniature people in a life-like surrounding. First seen here.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Musiclips

What a fun design! These clothes pins in the shape of music notes really look great. First seen here.