Saturday, 28 February 2015

Avada kedavra

Sometimes, I feel I am the only person on this planet who has not read the books or watched the movies of Harry Potter. This spin-off is very much worthwhile though: classic rock album covers recreated in HP style. Here we have the Bowie classic Aladdin Sane. First seen here.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Polygon Star Wars

This is just one of a series of Star Wars portraits created by Paris-based artist Vladan Filipovic from polygons, using digital techniques. Love them. First seen here.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Grandpa

A funny variation on the plastic people theme. In this case it is not so much the figurine itself that draws attention but the old man's luggage - a viagra pill... First seen here.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Discworld figurines

I am a big fan of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett, and I found the linked web site a delight. Dozens of Discworld figurines are for sale from Micro Art Studio (Poland), such as the Librarian above. First seen here.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

JazzzzaJ

No digital trickery in this one - just our dog Jazz vast asleep in front of a large mirror, whilst my wife was around with the iPad. First seen here.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Ice grill

Jaw-dropping, for sure. When a jeep left the parking lot in at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, it also left a clear model of its grill sculpted in ice. First seen here.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Watch the music

Funny peculiar, not funny haha, as my English teacher used to say in the sixties. A very disturbing image as an ad for an FM radio station. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but the result is not likely to gain them more listeners. First seen here.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lake Michigan sand castles

In the linked series of photographs by Joshua Nowicki we see Mother Nature at her best as a sculptor. These short-lived 30 cm sand towers at the shores of Lake Michigan were created by a combination of the severe cold and the wind blowing off of the huge lake. First seen here.

Friday, 20 February 2015

MoonFighter pen

An absolute beauty - and no doubt not affordable at all. A limited edition of 888 pieces have been made of this fountain pen and its wing-shaped dock. First seen here.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Shampoo abstracts

I thought I was pretty good at seeing options for abstract photography anywhere, but I have never considered shampooed hair as a candidate. Photographer Lo Cheuk Lun did. Amazing indeed. First seen here.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Fly away....

Another very creative use of small plastic figurines in a natural setting. Triggered by a buzz by Jenny Downing some time ago. First seen here.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Coca Cola in Venice

Way back in the sixties, way before Photoshop, Coca Cola created this advertisement in Venice, They spread out a huge amount of birdseed in St. Mark’s Square in the shape of their logo, which was immediately covered by hundreds of pigeons. First seen here.

Monday, 16 February 2015

The essential Philip Glass

In itself, this is a decent album cover, with a nice - though obvious - play on words with the composer's name. What pushes it in the Mixed Nuts category is the blatant rip-off of the iconic Dark side of the moon cover. First seen here.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Pop culture versions of terracotta warriors

It's a stunning idea, and quite a remarkable result as well. San Francisco-based artist Lizabeth Eva Rossof created a series of sculptures resembling ancient Chinese terracotta warriors, but with pop culture icons as heads. First seen here.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Windows commands

I have seen similar shots before, but not so nicely combining the three major shortcuts in one photograph. First seen here.

Friday, 13 February 2015

The spy who love me

Taken from a post about Ghana's hand drawn movie posters from decades ago. Part Amazing stuff, part Just for Fun, but mainly Mixed Nuts. The spy who love (sic) me, indeed. First seen here.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Sushi Texas style

No, it is not Texas, but it might have been. The Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City, Japan, has become famous for serving arguably the world’s largest sushi dishes, up to 20 cm in diameter and nearly 6-kg-heavy. Bon appetit. First seen here.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Novel art

A clever idea combined with great execution. Thomas Allen created a beautiful diorama series of paper “dolls” cut from book illustrations, and interacting with the books. First seen here.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Volkswagen Aqua

We just bought a new Opel Corsa a few years ago, otherwise... Designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang, the Volkswagen Aqua is an all-terrain hovercraft , can easily maneuver on any surface, be it water, mud, roads or ice. No price was quoted in the reference though.... First seen here.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Chinese street photography

Photographers usually end up in Art for Art's Sake, rather than here, but the shots by self-taught street photographer Tao Liu are primarily fun, so I put the link here. More of his quirky pictures, taken at just the right moment, in the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Citrus mower

Another brilliant use of the combination of food and plastic figurines to produce a believable miniature scene. This one was created by Christopher Boffoli. First seen here.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Bee close up

Even insects like this bee can be beautiful in high quality close-up macor shots. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Di another day

It is an inherent risk of commemorating plates. And I did chuckle. First seen here.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Amazing worlds within our world

Amazing Worlds Within Our World is the title of a fascinating series of macro photographs by Pyanek, who shows us stunning images of oridinary items such as book covers, screws, soap bubbles, and as shown above a sugar cube. First seen here.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Very bunny

Very creative - much more than my attempt at a pun in the title. First seen on Fukung, a site to which I never link to because of their content.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Illusional cups and saucers

At first sight, there is nothing special about these Japanese cups and saucers with their matching patterns. Until you lift the cup, and discover that the cups so not have a pattern at all, it is all an illusion created with mirrors. First seen here.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Y'all move to Texas!

Thought provoking for sure. The premise behind this graph is simple and eye opening: construct one super city to hold every single human on the planet, taking population densities of existing cities as guide line. Simple calculations show that using New York City as an example, we could house the entire population of our planet in Texas. First seen here.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Food art

Thanks to Jenny Downing for alerting me on this one. Russian artist Tatiana Shkondina recreates famous paintings with various types of food. Above is her take on Magritte, the link gives many others, including Dali, Klimt and van Gogh. First seen here.