Sunday, 30 November 2014

Neversloth

Taken from a blog post with famous album covers re-imagined with sloths. Hilarious. First seen here.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Zygo Teapot

As my main blog shows, I am a big fan of modern designs, but this one looks like it was put together by someone who had a hangover. First seen here.

Friday, 28 November 2014

A Place To Go, Please

A Place To Go, Please is an art project by  Karen McDermott and Jason McGroarty. They used photo editing techniques to create a representation of famous cities in appropriate glasses/cups etc. The above is of course Paris, the link also contains their view of London, Moscow, Tokyo, New York and Dublin. First seen here.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

New Wave illusion

Here is an illusion I had not seen before, but it is destined to be a classic. This is a straight jpg, nothing is moving - except in your mind. And the 3D effect is a bonus. First seen here.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Goldfish tea bag

Apparently, these paper tea bags from Taiwan are nothing special - until you actually submerge one in hot water, and you see it take the shape of a gold fish. First seen here.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Dumpr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r

A bit of fun I had with the on-line photo fun site dumpr, creating what we Dutch call a Droste effect with repeatedly inserting the same image in a museum setting.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Cutting records

This amazing sculpture by  David Rinman was exhibited during Varsalongen 2014 at the Liljevalchs Konsthall art gallery in Stockholm. It will have strong appeal to the vinyl generation. First seen here.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Eye make-up from another dimension

Using eyelids as canvas and make up as medium - and what striking results does Canadian makeup artist Katie Alves obtain this way! First seen here.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

PianoArc

Now why did no-one think of this before? PianoArc is a circular keyboard featuring 294 Keys with 3 contiguous eighty-eight note keyboards. It was designed by Brockett Parsons, the main keyboard player of Lady Gaga. First seen here.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Freshly washed

In case you wondered how they wash and dry ballerinas... Lovely and fun photograph. First seen here.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Torres del Paine National Park

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world that I have not seen myself (and probably never will). The Torres del Paine National Park is located in southern Chilean Patagonia. First seen here.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Trash the dress

Trashing the expensive wedding dress has become relatively popular with young brides nowadays, but it breaks my heart - hence the mixed nuts entry. The linked site gives a great overview of different ways to do it, by the pioneer of the genre, John Michael Cooper. Picked up in a buzz by Jenny Downing some time ago. First seen here.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Homerine

Taken from a Lego advertising campaign that just failed to make my Art for Art's Sake blog. A series of these images show the new range of pop culture icons that are available in Lego, as well as the inherent ability to swap pieces - such as putting Homer Simpsons's head on Wolverine's body. First seen here.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Flight of fancy

This graceful hand cut paper art work by Australian artist Lisa Rodden comes very close to Art for Art's Sake quality. Most of her work focuses on geometrical figures, but I find her nature images really stand out. First seen here.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Octopus cake

Now here is a serious bad-ass cake for sure. It was created by Corinna Maguire. First seen here.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Rubik's Pepper Mill

One of the icons of the eighties, Rubik's (in)famous cube - now available as a pepper grinder. Actually, I would love to own one. First seen here.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Labradorca

Sarah Derememer from California  constructs hybrid animals in photoshop, and with amazing skill. I picked this one, but the link gives plenty more. First seen here.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Flight to Rio

A typical example of a photo shot at just the right time. Many of these get repeated over and over again on the web (the link also includes several over-used ones), but I had not seen this particular one before. First seen here.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Currant affairs

The plastic people photographs by David Gilliver from Guernsey are so good that I had to feature him again. Here is a personal favourite of mine. First seen here.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Where Magazine

A rather unfortunate combination of the cover model and the magazine's title placement. You would think that someone at the editing desk would have spotted that. But no, mixed nuts galore. First seen here.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Volkswagen Imperial Walker

Another cross-over between two pop culture phenomena: the ever popular Volkswagen van and the Impreial Walker from Star Wars. First seen here.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Bismuth

Simply gorgeous, this artificially grown crystal of bismuth oxide. In case you think this is a microscope shot, the grey cube next to the crystal is a piece of bismuth metal of 1 cm in diameter... First seen here.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Album Covers: The Bigger Picture

For the series called Album Covers - The Bigger Picture, web design studio Aptitude took album cover art by acts like Nirvana, the Beatles and Justin Bieber, and imagined what might be taking place beyond the original square frames. First seen here.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Mutation furniture

Getting close to Art for Art's Sake material, this special design. Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer’s new furniture series Mutation consists of pieces that seem to be transforming before our eyes. First seen here.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Cattuccino

Baristas creating beautiful shapes in the foamed milk of a cappuccino are not new, but these realistic cat portraits set the bar very high. First seen here.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Firefox problem

I have seen this before, but when I came across it some time ago I saved it for use in the blog. No further comment required. Recently seen here.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Chained To The Mirror

I thought I had seen it all when it comes to using unusual materials to create portraits. Then along comes the artistic collaboration known as Miss Bugs, who created this large portraits only using razor blades. First seen here.

Monday, 3 November 2014

One moment in time

Sixties psychedelia applied to a lounge record? Whatever it is, it really hurts my eyes. Picked this one up at a music blog I frequent.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Batmonroe

A drawing combining two famous symbols from pop culture - to a surreal yet fun effect. First seen here.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Servietta

A beautiful variation on the typical boring napkin holders - I would love to have this on our dining table! First seen here.