Thursday, 28 February 2013

This cake eat you will

Awesome, and not just for Star Wars fans. A Yoda cake carefully sculptured with incredible detail. A shame to cut it.... First seen here.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fake walnuts

I could not resist including this under the Mixed Nuts category. Apparently (one has to be careful with so many internet hoaxes), this is the latest food scam in China: street vendors removing the walnuts from their shells, and then substituting them with pieces of concrete, allowing them to cash in twice. First seen here.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Excuse me?

Getting a question like this in a TV Quiz show..... priceless. As is the guy's expression of shock and bewilderment. First seen here.

Monday, 25 February 2013

City silhouettes

I simply love these colourful city silhouette posters by London-based designer Yoni Alter. So far, he made 14 of them, paying attention to details like the relative heights of each landmark. For obvious reasons, I picked the Shanghai one as illustration, but all of them are well worth looking at. First seen here.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

SF cartridge sculptures

Amazing indeed, what some people can created from thrown away items - in this case empty ink cartridges. Compliments to Faith Pearson. First seen here.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Bad dog

Mixed nuts rather than remarkable art: this 10m tall dog sculpture by artist Richard Jackson literally takes a piss on the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Newport Beach, California. First seen here.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Camera cuff-links

If I would use cuff-links, these would be very high on my OMG I want those list. Even so, I would not mind getting them, just for fun. First seen here.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Reflecting

Reflections can create photographs of immense beauty - but here we have an example of the other end of the scale. Looks like something straight out of a horror movie.... First seen here.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Camels

When I came across the magic realist paintings by Canadian painter Rob Gonsalves, I decided they warranted an inclusion in this blog. Granted, they hark back to the likes of Escher and in some cases Magritte, but they are fun and well crafted. First seen here.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A tale of a tail

Well, if you have wondered why squirrels have such long furry tails... now you know why. A beautiful picture spotted on Facebook, thanks to my friend Alison. First seen here.

Monday, 18 February 2013

That tickles!

A beautiful example of a photograph where the interaction of a person with an existing (billboard) photograph leads to a great situation. First seen here.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

My lips are for blowing

The cover design by itself is already bad, but the choice of the album title is really mind blowing. First seen here.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Words as images

Before the purge, there was a separate category for these creations ("fontasy") - I have decided to bundle a few of the best in one post now. These are all made by New York based artist Ji Lee, who playfully chooses font variations to correspond with the meaning of the words. First seen here.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Lady bug

The lady bug, which we call in Holland (translated obviously) our Lord's animal, is the only bug that could be classified as a cute critter. The others should take lessons from this species' PR department. Marvelous photograph as well. First seen here.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

In memory of Oscar Niemeyer

World famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer passed away last year. His countryman Eduardo Kobra, a well-known street artist, recently completed this gigantic 50 m mural on one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. Remarkable art indeed. First seen here.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Money is the root of all Doctor Evil

Taken from a fascinating series of combinations of money and photographs of famous people. This one made me laugh. First seen here.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Rubik's lamp

Wow - what a flashback to the eighties. Just like the original Rubik's cube, this lamp is composed of 26 smaller cube-like pieces, whose shapes fit onto each other. Rotating the face of the main cube allows the arrangement of practically countless different combinations, each one providing different lighting. Only snag: it is a project - waiting for producers. First seen here.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Guitar hero

Mixed nuts or special designs? In the end I decided on the former category, because I cannot see anybody seriously playing this contraption created by Yoshihiko Satoh. First seen here.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Paper butterfly art

Eye pleasing art works by Australian-born Carolyn Wong and Finland-born William Du, known as Will & Caro. They take dozens, sometimes hundreds, of small colourful paper butterflies and create beautiful geometric patterns with them. First seen here.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Breakfast eggs rug

Weird maybe, but I really like this fried egg rug - sunny side up! First seen here.

Friday, 8 February 2013

After the flood

It's a pity that the site I got this from never lists the origin of their photographs - I would love to know more about where and when this vintage shot was taken. Well, wherever and whenever, this was a practical approach to the problem of flooding. First seen here.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Be careful with superglue

When you are the prime minister of Germany, you know you will be in the news all the time. Love this compilation of her characteristic stance, with that hilarious title (not mine). First seen here.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Snowflake

Beautiful nature of a different kind: Andrew Osokin, a Russian photographer based in Moscow, specializes in macro photography of single snowflakes. Simply amazing - do click the link to sample more of them. First seen here.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Lego illusion

When you want to create an optical illusion, using Lego bricks might seem a too restricting choice. Kudos to the creator of this one. Not too difficult to figure out how it is done, but the end result is quite convincing. First seen here.

Monday, 4 February 2013

The spider woman of Turkey

One of the worst commercials I have seen recently. The Turkish company Vog tried to sell their stockings with these spider woman models. To add injury to insult, the advertising company botched the Photoshop work - the two back feet are missing. First seen here.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Snow White

The linked site gives a look at Disney princesses quite different from usual: Finnish graphic design student Jirka Vaatainen created realistic portraits of iconic characters from Disney animated films. My favourite is Snow White - she is absolutely gorgeous. First seen here.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Painted river stones

It may not qualify as fine art, but there is something endearing about the creations of Ernestina Gallina, from Cenestino, Italy. She takes river stones and paints them in the shape of various animals. First seen here.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Bruckner's Ninth

Somehow the beautiful Bruckner symphonies appear to bring out the worst in designers of classical music CD covers. This is a prime example, stupid stance, strange combination with the Bruckner bust, bad background, bad font, bad all over actually. First seen here.