Saturday, 31 August 2013

Through the mud

A tortoise struggling through a muddy patch in south Lebanon. Beautiful capture by Ali Hashisho for Reuters. First seen here.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Which one is called Pink?

Clever even though perhaps a bit obvious. But I am a big Pink Floyd fan, so it made me smile. First seen on Fukung, a site to which I never link to because of their content.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Milk bottle art

Charlotte Hughes-Martin has been engraving milk bottles with various different images and leaving them on random doorsteps. That would be quite a find in front of your door. First seen here.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Alphabet

A wonderful idea, and excellent execution. Abba Richman photographed 26 subjects that represent the shapes of the letters in the alphabet. Some choices are obvious, some absolutely brilliant. I will probably attempt something similar myself one day. First seen here.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The butterfly effect

Butterflies are gorgeous creatures, but to capture two of the same species in almost perfect symmetry.... kudos to Prabhu B Doss who pulled off this one. First seen here.

Monday, 26 August 2013

In Arabic please!

I have seen these kind of blunders before (e.g. on cakes) but never on such a scale. Unless it is photoshopped of course. First seen here.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Models as internet browsers

The idea is fun, the execution excellent: Latvian fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta has transformed a handful of professional models in a variety of web browser icons. First seen here.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

USB film roll

Designers and manufacturers continue to come up with special themes for USB sticks. These beauties are based on pure nostalgia: film rolls. First seen here.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Shark

Rather than making money with his art, Won Park makes art with his money. Amazing structures folded from dollar bills, such as this shark. First seen here.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Here rests the greatest Stones fan

One part of me wants to file this under Mixed Nuts, one part under Amazing stuff. It is truly gutsy to demand your headstone to be based on the famous Stones icon. But whether those left behind agree is not quite clear. First seen here.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Greek restaurant business cards

I have seen plenty of unusual business cards, but this is one of the strangest - yet quite effective. A Greek restaurant decided to use broken plates for their business cards. First seen here.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Bon appetit

Can I eat that? Well, I'd like to see you try. One of the best forced perspective photographs I have come across. First seen here.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Say cheese

From a blog post in AcidCow with an overview of pictures showing what some photographers go through to capture that elusive masterpiece. First seen here.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

May the Fonts be with you

An amazing tour de force (OK, that's enough with the jokes) by the Italian design firm H-57: creating Star Wars most iconic images from fonts. First seen here.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Jimi Hendrix

Artists have made portrait mosaics using the funniest things, but this one is very appropriate. Ed Chapman made this Jimi Hendrix rendition from more than 5,000 Fender plectrums! First seen here.

Friday, 16 August 2013

404 - not found

An interesting list of creative "404 - not found" pages. Love the U2 one. First seen here.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Lion... uhh... yes?

Believe it or not, this is an actual lion, in what probably is the worst taxidermy job of all time. It was prepared for the King of Sweden in 1731. Unbelievable. First seen here.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

I love realism

Ingenious variation on the usual depiction, and of course spot on. First seen here.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Pet bed

A lovely way to combine recycling and special design: converting old suitcases to pet beds. First seen here.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Vive la France

Only in France.... A striking Paris morning shot of a bin for deposition of empty bottles. First seen here.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Shanghai skyline 1990-2013

The amazing transformation of Shanghai's Pudong district is illustrated brilliantly in this gif. I actually witnessed about half of it myself (1999-2011). First seen here.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

American scream

Dear God, my eyes. It is not as if P.J. Olsson is a nobody, he has toured with the likes of Beth Orton, Rufus Wainright and Placebo. But this cover of his fourth album (American scream, 2007) is up there with the worst of all time. Seen all over the place.

Friday, 9 August 2013

WTF is this?

A hilarious moment and a damn good photograph as well. First seen here.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Monster Engine Project

This is a fascinating idea, well executed, created by Dave DeVries. The Monster Engine Project is based on the idea of turning six year old children’s drawings into realistic paintings. First seen here.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Google Earth carpets

You are actually looking at a carpet. One taken from a series by German designer David Hanauer, who was inspired by the details and symmetric patterns he encountered when playing with Google Earth. First seen here.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Booksbookcase

What an ingenious idea to use books you have lying around without much chance of wanting to read them again. I am severely tempted to try this myself. First seen here.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Headline

We all make mistakes, but some mistakes are more "in your face" than others. Just imagine his/her face when the paper rolled off the press. First seen here.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Victorian Wars

An imaginative and wonderful variation on the Star Wars theme: the main characters drawn in Victorian fashion. Excellent work by Canadian illustrator Terry Fan. First seen here.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

X marks the spot

A fascinating optical illusion. There is no X, no matter what you think you see. Taken from an impressive collection of optical illusions. First seen here.

Friday, 2 August 2013

The real life of Snoopy

A cartoon that is both endearing, funny, and in some ways disturbing. First seen here.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Salome

Another classical music album cover howler, dating back to the vinyl era. Salome is one of my favourite opera's, but this cover would make me think twice about buying this version, in spite of its impressive cast. First seen on a thread in the Talk Classical forum.