Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Circular

A beautiful collection of circular shapes in all kinds of patterns and colours. Want to guess what it it? I bet you did not get it. James Friedman created these photographs by cutting his collection of golf balls in half. Amazing stuff for sure! First seen here.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Bloom chairs

Special indeed, these flower/mushroom inspired chairs designed by Kenneth Cobonpue. A deserved winner of the “Coup de Coeur” Award at Maison et Objet Paris in September 2009. First seen here.

Monday, 29 July 2013

How German sounds compared to other languages

Apparently this funny video is from a German TV series - which puts an end to the idea that Germans cannot laugh about themselves. First seen here.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sandcastle shoes

Even if you can manage to shake off the penile associations that are hard to escape, these sandcastle shoes designed by Igor Dewe are a shoe-in (huh huh, sorry) for the Mixed Nuts category. First seen here.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Destined to be one of the faceless crowd

One of those "shot at just the right time" photographs that make me smile. And of course, I sympathize with the guy's lack of hair. First seen here.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Nature Magazine ad

This is a striking example of weird advertising placements that I had not seen before. You would have thought that someone at Nature would have noticed the somewhat awkward similarity in the back page advertisement and the front page photographs? Anyway, by now we know who the top dog is (and no bitch jokes please). First seen here.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

IKEA logo

Taken from an overview of spoofed company logos created by a group of French designers - the IKEA one is perfect. First seen here.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Toilet signs

Sheer genius, these signs for male and female toilets, spotted somewhere in Switzerland. If you are offended by this, so be it. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Engagement movie posters

The idea is original and fun, the execution flawless. When Joshua Watson and Rachel Watson got engaged, they wanted to have an original engagement shoot. With the help of their friend and photographer Jordan Nakamura, they recreated a series of famous movie posters and television show promo posters with their own images and suitably altered text. Truly amazing stuff, and do click the link to see the others. First seen here.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Feather Eyelashes

Let's face it, men, what would you say when your wife or girlfriend wants to go out with eyelashes like these? I hope it never comes to that in my case... on the other hand, currently a 60% majority is in favour of using these, so who am I to say this is mixed nuts material? First seen here.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Land of the free

This is the US postage stamp in honour of the 125th anniversary of the world famous New York Statue of Liberty. Only after three billion of them had been printed, someone found out that the picture is actually of a copy located in Las Vegas. Ouch. First seen here.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Whichever way you want....

This is one of those mind-boggling optical illusions that are difficult to grasp. You can see the train go into or come out of the tunnel - and swap its direction at whim. First seen here.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Rubik's Coasters

I am clearly not alone in my appreciation of the nostalgia and aesthetics of the famous eighties' Rubik's cube. These coasters are a lovely variation on that theme. First seen here.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Paperclip art

It is truly amazing what Italian artist Pietro D'Angelo can do with boxes of paperclips. The linked site features many of his creations, large sculptures made entirely from these small pieces of metal. First seen here.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Turtling

Get your mind out of the gutter - they are just sunbathing... Picked this up some time ago on a site but forgot to mark where. As an aside, turtles are our lucky animals, so even more reason to post this.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Beacon

This is one of the weirdest album covers I have come across in recent months. Two Door Cinema Club are a Northern Irish indie rock band who released their second album Beacon last year. I can't even begin to imagine the idea behind the cover. First seen here.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Cocooned

An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan a few years ago has been that millions of spiders were driven up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, spiders have built massive webs on trees turning them into ghostly cocoons. Nightmares guaranteed. First seen here.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Tuba or not tuba

Nothing special, just a fun picture that I came across. First seen here.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sir Terry Pratchett's coat of arms

It's official. My favourite author, Terry "Discworld" Pratchett, has a coat of arms to accompany his knighthood. And of course, he opted for some Discworld references, including the Morpork owl and the Latin motto "Don't fear the reaper". First seen here.

Friday, 12 July 2013

In loving memory

Earlier this week, my father passed away. The funeral was earlier today, my blogs will continue normal posting style from tomorrow onwards. Picture posted on Flickr here.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

On hold

For personal reasons I am putting both blogs on hold, temporarily. I expect that I will resume within a few weeks.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Doggy style

If you have seen more like this one, I guess you see it coming: the two dogs are identical in all detail, including colour, never mind what that eye/brain combination of yours is trying to tell you. First seen here.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Got milk?

The "Got milk" advertising campaign, relying on milky mustaches above the lips of famous people is at best dubious, at worst a nightmare. And this one featuring Elton John in clownsuit is amongst the very worst. First seen here.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Uberyacht

This little yacht could be yours - its designers are waiting for the first order. The 500 feet long boat boasts miniatures of the famed Monte Carlo racetrack and Casino, Hotel de Paris, Cafe de Paris, La Rascasse, the Loews Hotel as well as swimming pools and tennis courts. The price is a measly £700 million.... First seen here.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Steampunk camera

A beauty if you are into the steampunk movement. It is actually a working regular digital camera, pimped in steampunk style. First seen here.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Electricity from foods

A beautiful combination of science and art. Back to Light is a series by photographer Caleb Charland that explores the natural electric power of ordinary objects like fruits and vegetables. First seen here.