Thursday, 30 April 2015

Don't fence me in

A wonderful creative variation on your typical fence. This combination of fence and benches was designed by Tejo Remy. First seen here.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Triolin

It is an amazing idea, and a superb piece of crafts, the triolin (to be played by three violinists simultaneously) by designer and instrument maker Alex Sobolev. Ultimately though, it is difficult to see why this should be superior to three separate violins, which would be far easier to handle. So it goes in the Mixed Nuts category. First seen here.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tattoo you

A fun and well executed version of one of Escher's most famous drawings. First seen here.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Glowing coaster set

Brilliant. These affordable coasters (20$ for the set by ThinkGeek) have the information of some radioactive element from the periodic system, and actually light up in the dark. First seen here.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Waterlilies made of recycled CDs

Not quite sure about the artistic value of this project by British artist Bruce Monro, but it is a fun sight to see these water lilies made of recycled CD's being launched into a pond. First seen here.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Six of the best

There are few things in life that are cuter than puppies, and here we have six of them in a row. A vintage photograph dating back to 1927. First seen here.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Ten most bizarre fragrances

Ranging from "Funeral home" to "Stilton cheese", ten hilarious but real fragrances you can actually buy. Should you want to. First seen here.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The sculptor

Working with peanuts is all very fine, but I can show you a better time... A delightful example of the food-based plastic people shots by photographers Pierre Javelle And Akiko Ida. First seen here.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Zebraez

Just for fun indeed, a lovely picture of two zebra's taken at exactly the right time and angle. First seen here.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Origami beer bottles

For those who like to peel off beer bottle labels, Origami beer comes with a beautiful alternative, designed by Clara Lindsten. First seen here.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Seven Up

Try getting away with this now. In the forties apparently it was no problem whatsoever. First seen here.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Straw-berry

This is just one of 55 life hacks in the linked article. Simple and elegant, and it does make you wonder whether the first one to try this got the idea from the name strawberry.... First seen here.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Shirt loading

Love the idea - I'd buy one, just for the fun of it. First seen here.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Echoes

Combining old photographs with the present-day setting is not new, but there is something beautifully pure about the way Hebe Robinson did it in her project Echoes. The old fishing villages of Northern Norway really come to live in these merged photographs. First seen here.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Literal image

Taken from a series of literal images that are sometimes just OK, and sometimes really funny. I particularly liked this one. Got it? Sex tape... First seen here.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Abandoned

This Bangkok residential complex is just one of the examples given in the link of abandoned structures. Highly recommended. First seen here.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Threat

Another wonderful shot with a plastic figurine by Kurt Moses (see also here). The baby octopus is probably from a real seafood mix and makes for an exciting scenario. First seen here.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Beatles for Strings

"You know, for the cover of our Beatles for Strings albums, it would be cute if we had the instruments on Abbey Road just like the original!" - "Done". Ewwwwwwww. What an awful effect. Let alone the inclusion of a horn and a clarinet on the cover of a Beatles for Strings album. Encountered on a music blog that I prefer not to link to.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Hi!

I am not a big fan of cat pictures (I am a dog person after all), but this one is so cute I had to post it. First seen here.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Miniature food sculptures

Can I eat that? In this case, no! American sculptor and artist Kim Burke loves to create 1/12th scale miniatures of food from polymer clay, which looks amazingly real. First seen here.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Foxy photographer

This is just one example of an animal giving the impression to take photographs. More in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Astonishing card trick

Click the link to take part in a card trick that baffled me for a few seconds, until I figured it out. First seen here.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Oh well....

It's that time of year again............. First seen here.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Cheesediggers

Photographer Vincent Bousserez was among the first to get me interested in the subject of plastic people. Here is one of his creative images. First seen here.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Oreo daily twist

Oreo daily twist is a delightful site presenting the funny side of the famous Oreo cookies. Every day, they present a simple scene constructed with an oreo cookie, often relevant to the news of the day. A site to come back to often. First seen here.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Minimalist Muppets

Seventeen of the most famous Muppets, reduced into their bare minimalist shapes. If you can't figure them out, click the link. First seen here.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Silence of the Lambs Easter Egg

Nicely in time for Easter, from an Oddee post dedicated to unusual easter eggs. Love this one, inspired by one of my favourite movies. First seen here.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Socks portrait

Art can be made from the unlikeliest material - but socks? Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, aka Red, constructed this portrait of film director Yimou Zhang from 750 pairs of socks.... First seen here.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Cat-erpillar

This is what happened to a guy who had set up a panorama shot of his living room, to find the cat walking through it... First seen here.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Ice cream posters

Fun and original, these 3D posters designed by Renata El Dib to look like ice cream cones. They were commissioned by the Kibon ice cream company. First seen here.