Monday, 31 March 2014

Starbucks

And that is why Starbucks delivery trucks should not have a sliding door. First seen here.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Famous quotes in minimalist posters

Ryan McArthur from Canada is responsible for a series of these posters, which illustrate famous quotes in a perfect and very minimalist way. Clever and fun. First seen here.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Turtle stool

If this turtle-shaped foot stool were just, say 90%, cheaper, I would be severely tempted. Of course, we have this thing for turtles, which helps. As is, this leather turtle is a bit too expensive at $729.00. First seen here.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Scupltures from old watch parts

Truly remarkable art by Susan Beatrice, an American artist and sculptor. She creates small masterpieces using old watch parts. First seen here.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Balancing act

Kudos to whomever came up with this idea - and even more for the flawless execution. Simply astonishing. First seen here.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Taped selfies

The selfie has become an accepted craze, but this variation will not appeal to everyone. Still, the link shows that there is a popular Facebook page for selfies taken by people who distorted their facial features with sticky tape. First seen here.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gun hoof shoes

What a fascinatingly kitsch design - even Texas redneck girls would have to think twice before wearing this. Way to go, Iris Schieferstein... First seen here.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Human parrot

At first glance (and maybe even at second glance), this is just a parrot photograph. Wrong. It is actually a female model, painstakingly bodypainted by Johannes Stoetter, who was crowned World Body Painting Champion in 2012. This single shot took four weeks to prepare. Amazing. First seen here.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

S(alt) and P(epper)

Simple, yet stunning. A salt and pepper set created in the shape of keyboard keys. First seen here.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Chanson d'amour

Beautiful and elegant. The artist is Jaroslav Seibert, who lives in Germany. First seen here.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Stamp

In the past, I would have loved using this image at work when there was another idiot flooding the inboxes with reply to all, or similar nonsense. Picked up this image at the Fukung site, so no link.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Armalite

Only in America.... the ArmaLite company markets their new assault rifle as a piece of art, photoshopping it in the arms of Michelangelo's David or hanging next to da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The mind boggles. First seen here.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Lake Disappointment

The post I took this image from is called "10 images of the Earth that look like art" - and one can see why. This one is Lake Disappointment, a salt lake in one of the most remote areas of Western Australia. First seen here.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

English Rose

This cover is of a collection of early Fleetwood Mac songs made in the late sixties for the American market. The title is ridiculous, and the less said about the cover "art", the better. First seen here.

Monday, 17 March 2014

The pianobell

The Pianobell is a special doorbell that allows the visitor to play their own tune (within the limits of five notes obviously). Lovely idea. First seen here.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Space claimer

From a fascinating series of Japanese subway posters on proper behaviour: Charlie Chaplin's two alter ego's from The great dictator demonstrating how not to claim too much space. First seen here.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Brand new paint job

Canadian artist Jon Rafman is behind an ongoing project called Brand New Paint Job, in which he takes paintings from the likes of Monet, Duchamps, Picasso, Bacon, Chagall, and De Kooning, and completely decorates rooms with them. Digitally of course. One of the most striking in the series is the Oval Office in Jasper Johns style. Many more examples in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 14 March 2014

The poo machine

As a piece of engineering, it has its merits. As an art project it is a failure though, hence the Mixed Nuts label. Belgium's Wim Delvoye created this piece called Cloaca (better known as the poo machine), that mimics the action of the human digestive system and converts food in faeces. All mechanically. First seen here.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Dedicated bookmarks

A special idea, and well executed, by designers Gokhan Yucel and Fikr’et. The drawback of course is that these bookmarks are so specific for one single book. First seen here.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

To jog or not to jog

A fascinating project by French photographer Sacha Goldberger: he set up an outdoor photo studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park in Paris, and asked joggers if they would take a sprint and then pose for a photo - and to come back into his professional studio in their finest clothes exactly one week later. Using the same lighting, he asked them to pose the same way they had before, resulting in an amazing "before and after" collection. First seen here.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The new Nissan Laundry

I came across this weird shot without any information attached - guess it is either photoshopped or a complicated art installation. Anyway, it is fun to look at. First seen here.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Seiberts sand castle art

Tempus fugit - and so do the sand art creations by New York-based artist Calvin Seibert. A pity, really. First seen here.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Timber!

What a fun design for a bookholder. Ingenious - and I'd love to own them. First seen here.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Oscar selfie - Simpsons style

A hilarious take by Matt Groening on the Oscar night selfie by Ellen Degeneres et al earlier this week. Quick work! First seen here.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Stormtripper

You can find a lot of pictures of stormtrooper figurines in strange situations on the web, but this triptych is one of the best. First seen here.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Incredible 3D animated gifs

You will have to click the link to actually see them, but it is worth it. Amazing how the inclusion of a few vertical white lines can create such a strong 3D effect when you see these. First seen here.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Catruck

Most. Ugly. Truck. Ever. No contest. Even if you love cats (I am a dogs person), this is beyond ridiculous. First seen here.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Recreating thrift store paintings

This may not even be close to fine art, but it is fun to look at. New York-based artist Dave Pollot upgrades old, unwanted paintings found in thrift stores or at garage sales. He naturally blends pop culture elements into these works, that look surprisingly original. Click the link to see more of these, with Star Wars, Futurama, and Lego elements. First seen here.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Old Gold

A weird drawing to accompany a 1941 advertisement for Old Gold cigarettes. The ad states "Something new has been added" - makes you wonder whether that new ingredient was really tobacco. First seen here.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A miniature day at the office

Yet another photographer who places little plastic figurines in fun situations: German artist Bettina Gueber. This one I liked best, by far. First seen here.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Star Trek clock

Geeky it may be, but I would be severely tempted to buy one. This hand crafted clock comes with twelve vintage star ship models taken from the famous SF series. First seen here.