Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Baatara Gorge Waterfall

This stunning scenery appears to come straight from a fantasy novel. It is the Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Lebanon. The fall drops 255 m into a cave, behind three natural bridges. It can only be seen when the snows are melting. First seen here.

Monday, 29 September 2014

The Black Bang Theory

Astonishing how well this works: a Big Bang Theory DVD image combined with the Black Swan DVD cover. First seen here.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The airplane mansion

My first reaction was "mixed nuts", but then again, if you love airplanes so much, why not include one in the design of your mansion? First seen here.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Puzzled Mosaics

I have seen portraits made from all kinds of unusual materials, but this is the first series that I come across where they are based on mosaics of puzzle pieces. The results are fantastic. Marvelous work by Doug Powell. First seen here.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Tiny insect wings

The linked site gives many more of these macro shots, that are among the best I have seen. Biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill uses magnifications from 7 to 17 times to capture the beauty of tiny insect wings. First seen here.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Genetics

I had seen this before, but I don't think I posted it on the blog. A lovely funny picture on the theme of genetics. Most recently seen here.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Kishu vase

Taken from the Kishu collection, designed by Maya Selway from Belgium, this vase is typical of her style. It appears sketched into the photograph of a flower, but it is actually a three dimensional vase made out of copper - albeit incapable of holding water. For dry (or artificial) flowers, it would make a great conversation piece in a modern interior design. First seen here.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Beer ring

This ring design scores full marks for originality. It still ends up in the mixed nuts category though, because who in their right mind will actually wear it? First seen here.

Monday, 22 September 2014

The flasher

French illustrator Gilbert Legrand takes a wide range of ordinary objects and turns them into special characters, totally different from their original purpose. His imagination is amazing: who would have thought to turn a hinge into a flasher? More examples in the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Coat hanger sculptures

Not artistic enough to be featured in my main blog, but the coat hanger sculptures by David Mach surely qualify as remarkable. First seen here.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Crayon carvings

Hoang Tran (also known as Wax Nostalgic) carves popular characters from film, television and comics onto the tips of crayons. The sample I selected is of course from South Park. First seen here.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Adagio radiator

What an amazing idea: a radiator shaped like a harp. This piece comes from the De Luxe collection by Carisa - the only drawback, except for the price, is that I cannot imagine that anyone can put two or more of these in the same room. First seen here.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Best of Brahms

The Westminster Gold classical music album covers are consistently astonishingly bad. Here is another example. Poor Johannes. First seen here.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

We have the technology

This is such a fun shot, especially if you remember the 70s' SF TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, from which this quote was taken. First seen here.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Singing in the rain

I will never get tired of these scenes with little plastic figurines in real life settings. This one is by William Kass. Maybe I should turn this back into a separate subject, like it was before the re-start. First seen here.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Volga River Delta

Another magnificent satellite shot. Where the Volga River flows into the Caspian Sea, it creates an extensive delta. The Volga Delta is comprised of more than 500 channels, and sustains the most productive fishing grounds in Eurasia. Another satellite shot that resembles an abstract painting. First seen here.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Recreating paintings with torn paper

A wonderful piece of crafts: the art work by Vik Muniz. He recreates famous 19th century paintings with thousands of torn colourful pieces of paper. Some work better than others, but I quite like his version of the famous Degas painting The Absinthe Drinker. First seen here.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

There is no I in TEAM

Next time you are in a course and the old saying "There is no i in team" gets thrown into the group, just counter them with this gem. First seen here.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Hair art

The work itself would qualify for amazing stuff: it is really extraordinary what hair artist Roberto Perez from San Antonia can do with this natural "canvas". But I think you need be in the mixed nuts category to walk around like that. First seen here.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ill Bill

Removies is a fun project by designers Austin Richards and Des Creedon, who create posters based on completely nonexistent, made-up movies. By removing just one letter from an original movie title, the artists change the entire meaning of the storyline in order to create something funny and original. The example posted is of course based on Kill Bill. First seen here.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Octopus umbrella

Using the octopus shape in designs can quickly get you in the Mixed Nuts category, but I quite like this variation on the common umbrella. First seen here.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Accordion

One of the better examples of using the surface of a bus for advertisements - in this case I think for a music instruments shop. Coming close to qualifying for the creative ads section of Art for Art's Sake. First seen here.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Street art by Pejac

The street art by Spain's Pejac is original and effective, often interacting with its surroundings. To fully appreciate the image I selected here you need to click the link to see this one (and many others) larger. First seen here.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Venus in Sequins - Duchamp

The idea sounded better than the execution in many ways: Venus in Sequins are wearable handmade artwork dresses, by The Rodnik Band. Occasionally it works (Mondriaan), most of the time it is meh, but this take on Duchamp's (in)famous masterpiece is downright catastrophic. First seen here.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Memobottle

Brilliant and practical. These Memobottle reusable flat water bottles are shaped like a standard piece of paper and fit into any bag you prefer. They are available in Letter, A4, and A5 paper sizes. First seen here.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Who's next?

Guilty as charged, I immediately started singing the lines. First seen here.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Sydney's Doll Hospital

The linked post at The Big Picture about Sydney's Doll Hospital freaks me out to be honest. Dolls can be very creepy, and seeing (parts of) them displayed like this does not help. First seen here.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Polo factory

No, not the Volkswagen, but a delightful photograph on the theme of little plastic people by Paul Stephens. First seen here.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Matching t-shirts and necklaces

Neither creative necklaces, nor creative t-shirts are new. The combination however... Luft und Liebe is marketing a series of these, where the pendant of the necklace and the t-shirt image match up perfectly. See the link for more examples. First seen here.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Nigerian scam

Whoever added these lines to create this gem, has a similar sense of humour as me. Love it. First seen here.