Friday, 31 October 2014

Pumpkins - but not as we know them

With Halloween almost upon us, a fitting post. Ray Villafane is probably the most talented and artistic of all pumpkin carvers. Fascinating creations. First seen here.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Kinder Upfall

This is really amazing: the Kinder Downfall in Derbyshire Peak District was turned around completely by the strong upward winds. First seen here.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Monkey tail beard

Apparently this is pitched as the new beard style for the new millennium. Good grief. Let's hope not. First seen here.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fill 'em up please

Here's one I took at a wedding party a few weeks ago. First seen here.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Moving centre

This is one of the most disturbing optical illusions I have seen. I had to convince myself by the download that this is a jpg file and not an animated gif. Move your head around while looking at this picture, or use the scroll bar on the side of this page and the image will appear to be moving as well. First seen here.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Going in

Most of the time these plastic people shots are posted on various web sites with the name of the creator. Not this one, unfortunately. Even a reversed google image search did not help. First seen here.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

The geek kamasutra

A wonderfully imaginative (and accurate) variation on the old kama sutra theme for the laptop age. Picked this one up at Google Plus without further reference.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Doggy-style playing cards

Aren't these the cutest playing cards you have ever seen? First seen here.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Typewriter sculptures

Jeremy Mayer, an artist based in California, takes old typewriters apart and construct amazing sculptures out of the parts. Animals, robots, abstracts, one more ingenious than the other. Well worth clicking the link to see more. First seen here.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy mouse is happy

The title says it all really, An awesome and funny shot (by 500px user clickalps.com). First seen here.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Swinging necklace

This pendant is a great example of a lovely creative design that makes you go: why didn't I think of that? First seen here.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Guidoorbell

Simple and amazing - and if we would have the space for it at our gallery entrance, I would be severely tempted to try it out. Every time the door opens, the guitar plays a chord. First seen here.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Autumn inspiration

A new name in the growing list of photographers who use little figurines in real life settings. This gem is by Kurt Moses. First seen here.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kutiman's Give it up

The idea is cool, the execution exemplary. Music producer Kutiman samples video clips of amateur musicians on YouTube and edits them together to create songs, which are released on albums. The link shows "his" newest single, Give it up. First seen here.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Totally looks like .....

A marvelous list of 50 of the best lookalikes posted on the internet. I can't help it, this one made me laugh out loud. First seen here.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Tree leaf carvings

Other artists have used tree leaves for their work, but the creations of Omid Asadi from Iran are absolutely astonishing. Well worth to click the link to sample more of his art. First seen here.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ganges Delta

Here we have another marvelous satellite image, this time of the Ganges Delta, showing the beautiful patterns, even extending into the ocean. First seen here.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Chewing gum heels

The high heel shoes created by Israel-based shoe designer Kobi Levi are a mixed bag. Some are so funny or brilliant that they fall in the Special Designs category (like his slide shoes), some are so bad that they go in the Mixed Nuts collection, like the chewing gum inspired posted today. First seen here.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Sucker punch

These kind of pictures are getting old quick usually, but this is one of the best and most original I have seen so far. First seen here.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Can-can glasses

As so often, it is a thin line between Special Designs and Mixed Nuts. In the end, these glasses inspired by the Paris can-can dancers are too much fun though to use the nuts category. First seen here.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Table tennis

Another imaginative and fun way to use little plastic figurines in photography. I have taken this opportunity to re-instate the original Plastic People category, and will be relabeling previous posts accordingly. First seen here.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Tesla, the electric way

Serbian inventor and electrical engineering genius Nikola Tesla has become a pop cult figure in recent years. This portrait of him by Phil Hansen was actually created by electricity: he used sparks to make burn marks of varying darkness on paper. First seen here.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

D'oh!

Granted, this Homer Simpson cartoon is not funny - so why post it? Well, because it dates from 1949 in Iceland, pre-dating Homer Simpson by about 40 years! First seen here.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Honesty

I admit - I did not see this one coming. I would have loved being in an interview like this. First seen on FaceBook, no link.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Felix Baumgartner, Superman

I'm sure you have read about or seen the incredible free-fall of Felix Baumgartner in 2012. What you may not have realized, if it would not have been for the experts at MSNBC, is that in this jump he managed to go faster than the speed of light. First seen here.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Beer bucket cake

Taken from a Bored Panda post on special cakes.... this beer bucket cake is an amazing piece of crafts, but it does beg the question whether the recipient will be happy when they discover their eyes have been fooled. First seen here.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

X marks the spot

French photographer Rene Maltete (1930-2000) had a talent to be at the right place at the right time... First seen here.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Cement truck graffiti

Interesting to see how something as inherently ugly as a cement truck can be made into a moving piece of art. Italian street artist Mimmo Rubino is the one responsible for it. First seen here.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Grind it all

Ewwwww. Granted, tastes differed two centuries ago, but still.... this advertisement is enough to make you turn vegetarian. First seen here.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The ballerina clock

Special and elegant - most of the time. This clock designed by Meike Harde uses the legs of a ballet dancer to show the hours and minutes. First seen here.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Christ's sake

Let's face it, I am going to hell anyway whether I post it or not, as I laughed when I first saw it. No idea where this originally came from, it has been on my hard disk for quite a while.