Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Oil on canvas

Taken some time ago from a blog by the creators of Oddee - pictures depicting expressions in a surprising literal sense. Unfortunately, the blog has since been stopped and removed from the internet.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Broken mirror reflections

It is an intriguing idea, one that I am tempted to try for myself: New York based artist Bing Wright takes pictures of (among others) sunsets, then projects these images on broken mirrors, photographnig the result. The resemblance with stained glass windows is striking. First seen here.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Give me a ring, give me a hand

Of all the i-accessories I have seen, this i-Phone case takes the biscuit. Downright creepy and unpractical. First seen here.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Evil faces

Hilarious close-up of the noses and mouths of, I guess, camels - turning them into evil faces in our mind. First seen some time ago, but more recently here.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Toy car adventures

A logical but effective variation on the little plastic people theme: placing iconic toy cars in surroundings that seem stunningly realistic. Photographer Kim Leuenberger is responsible for these little gems. First seen here.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Pi

Here's one for the mathematical geeks: a necklace with the first 100 decimal places of pi. First seen here.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Junk planes

I envy this guy his creativity and the results - I very much would like to own one. Ian Baron, a nuclear plant mechanic from Bowmanville, Canada, has spent the last five years building life-size replicas of old fighter planes from various kinds of junk - with amazing results, such as the Red Baron Fokker Triplane shown above. First seen here.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Triple Bypass Burger

Here's a dish that no-one in their right mind would recommend eating. This 6000-Calorie monstrosity is served at the Heart Attack Grill restaurant - and indeed, it made its first victim when a forty-odd years old customer suffered a heart attack whilst battling with the specialty. First seen here.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The peacock chair

Practical? Probably not, given the extravagant size. But Canadian design firm UUfie's peacock chair is original and would be quite a conversation piece. First seen here.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Pinocchio

Whoever created this has a very imaginative mind - and can draw as well. Love it. First seen here.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sculptured alphabet

In a truly unique project, the artists collective FOREAL have created 26 sculptures inspired by the letters of the alphabet. Some are fun, some less, but the Y really stood out for me. First seen here.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Band-aid rug

Ricardo Garza Macros is the proud designer of this weird rug - can you honestly see yourself putting a huge band-aid like this on the floor of your living room? First seen here.

Friday, 18 April 2014

The Magical Miniature World Of Snails

The snail is probably not one of the first animals you would associate with beauty, but the linked photographs series by Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko is amazing. Well worth clicking the link to see more of them. First seen here.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The most famous and influential people

This is just a small excerpt of a gigantic painting created by three Chinese artists in which they aimed to bring together some of the most famous and influential people of all time. Their choice is often logical, sometimes rather China-biased, and sometimes merely whimsical (Bruce Lee? Really?). Mouse overs help you out to identify those not immediately obvious. As a sampler, an excerpt showing Charlie Chaplin, Henry Ford, Lei Feng (famous in China for his willingness to help others - I have visited his memorial in Fushun) - and the internet lol cat. First seen here.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Reality

Good for a chuckle. I can't remember where I got this from - it has been on my hard disk for a long time already.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Modern classic paintings

The above is just one example from a series of creative digital paintings by Austrian artist Dorothee Golz. She takes well known painted heads from classic masters and puts them in a modern context. First seen here.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Free at last

I have seen similar shots, but never one so perfect. Prison break in the floral community. First seen here.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Norah Jones' The fall

The fall or The fail? Granted, it is not an absolute disaster, but given the circumstances... as the cover designer for this Norah Jones album, you have one of the prettiest singers around (especially at that time, when she had cut her hair) to work with, and then this is the best you can do? The dress is still OK, the hat works pretty well actually, but the dog is already getting into dubious territory, and both the carpet and the tapestry are downright awful and distract completely from Ms. Jones. Even the font is bad. First seen, well, all over the place really.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Kidney stone

If you ever suffered from a kidney stone (fortunately I have not), I'm sure you will question the label "natural beauty". But when seen under a microscope (Kevin MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen), it is simply beautiful. First seen here.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Turntable clock

I have seen old LP records been used as the basis for a clock before, but this is the first time I see a good old turntable (like memories....) added in the package. Love it. First seen here.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bug

Some of the best and most artistic origami I have ever seen: kudos to Brian Chan for his series of insect creations. First seen here.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The stormtroopers' day off

A very popular variation on the plastic figurines in the real world theme: Star Wars stormtroopers facing real life. The linked site gives more efforts by Zahir Batin, a talented Malaysian photographer, whose work is among the best I have seen within this subject. First seen here.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The music of Philip Glass

I improvised the title, but the image itself is marvelous. Another creative and imaginative shot by Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, illustrating why I have dubbed him the Magritte of photography. First seen here.

Monday, 7 April 2014

The walking clock

A fun shot, showing an employee of the Bodet Company carrying a clock at the plant of Trementines (France). First seen here.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Ladybug fooled

A very special way to decorate your toe nails, but it did manage to attract the real thing.... First seen here.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014

Levitation

A cool idea, well executed. Natsumi Hayashi photographs herself floating around Tokyo. To achieve the look of levitation it is crucial that you do not appear to be jumping: a controlled facial expression and lack of apparent movement, a moment frozen in time, rather than mid-jump. First seen here.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Pin-up cats

Granted, most cat pictures on the internet don't interest me too much, but I thought the ones in the linked post were hilarious: combinations of pin-up girls and cats in similar poses. First seen here.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Catable

Whoever thought up this monstrosity should be banned forever from the design tables... First seen here.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Citric acid

Taken from a site with stunning microscope photographs. This one is of citric acid, a beautiful combination of colours and shapes. First seen here.