Sunday, 31 May 2015

Elphie

Truly amazing stuff: this elephant in Thailand grabbed a tourists's camera and managed to click the right button to take an elephant selfie, or elphie. First seen here.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Watchman

Another amazing "plastic people" creation by Vincent Bousserez. First seen here.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Loading....

A fun variation on the "loading" theme, this elephant who had just taken a swim. First seen here.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Time for a nap

One of my favourite shots among the dog photographs in my own Flickr stream. I shot this one in the town of Utrecht, where this dog is (was?) part of the furniture of a shop. First seen here.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Smile a while

The 1972 debut album by German jazz-rock band Brainstorm is hardly known for its music, but its ridiculous cover still ensures some attention for the band over 40 years later. First seen here.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Geisha

Most graffiti is illegal, but this one is not. And it is an absolute stunner. Street artist Fin Dac created this beauty in West London. First seen here.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Removing splinters

The linked Twisted Sifter post gives a selection of 40 "life hacks", practical tips issued on cigarette cards in the 1900's. I want to try the one depicted above for removal of splinters next time it happens. Fun to chcek out the others. First seen here.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

En garde!

Now here we have a special fun design that I'd like to own - next time it rains, you just pull out your sword and slay the rain drops. First seen here.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Ahhh... EEEH!

As a former club chess player, this made me smile. I can imagine the consternation. First seen here.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Bruckner's Fifth (again!)

What is with Bruckner's fifth symphony that inspires cover designers to come up with such surreal images? I have posted one with a horse and train race before, but this one is even more absurd. Derrick Bruckner I presume? First seen in a music blog that I prefer not to link to.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Duende

Taken from a post that lists useful words in foreign languages that have no English equivalent. I was taken by the Spanish word duende, the mysterious power that a work of art has to deeply move a person. We need a word for that in English (or Dutch for that matter). First seen here.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Microwave warning

I agree, it is simple, but it still made me smile. And I do like some Iron Maiden once in a while. First seen here.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Turtle horror

Natural beauty of a different kind. This looks like a horror movie scene, but it is just a turtle enjoying a strawberry... First seen here.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Cookie cup

Not a very stylish design, but full marks for creativity and usefulness. I'd like one. First seen here.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Saturday, 16 May 2015

They see us rollin'

A classic optical illusion in a good version. It is almost impossible to look at this one and not get the feeling that these circles are moving. First seen here.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Lollipop art

This is just one of the stunning figurines that Japanese artist Shinri Tezuka carves out of lollipops. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

An apple a day

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

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Very British Computer errors

This is just one of the examples in the link. Made me smile. First seen here.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

In your face!

This is just one of many faces created from clothes by photographer Bela Borsodi, commissioned by Yalook.com fashion shop. Click the link for more examples, well worth it! First seen here.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Thanks for the new bed

Isn't this adorable? Cats are famous for picking anything as a bed, but this dog knows how to do it as well. First seen on a music discussion site.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Hidden garage

Now, how cool would it be to live in a house like this, with a garage that is really the talk of the town? It is actually a cleverly converted aircraft hangar. First seen here.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Geometry in nature

Even a red cabbage can be beautiful if you have an eye for geometric patterns. Many more examples of such patterns in nature in the linked post. First seen here.

Friday, 8 May 2015

A la turca

"And what do we do for the album cover?" "Oh, let's just hop outside to the railway crossing and be done with it." Ekseption was actually a quite successful Dutch rock band of the late sixties and early seventies, who should have been able to arrange for something slightly better than this album cover. In addition, I'm pretty sure I recognize this crossing - Hilversum near the station... First seen here.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Sniff

A perfectly timed photograph that is quite different from most. First seen here.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Go ask Alice....

More fun with small plastic figurines situated such that we get the impression they are real in a disturbingly unreal way. This one is by Jason Barnhart. First seen here.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Monty Python watch

Based on one of the most memorable Monty Python sketches, this Ministry of Silly Walks watch would be fun to have. And at 37$ it is actually remarkably affordable. First seen here.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Bottom

Insert a variety of rude jokes here....this one is not photoshopped, but taken at an unfortunate angle for a news item, as photographer Sari Gustafsson captured Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia in the pairs free skating event at the European Figure Skating Championships 2012 in Sheffield. First seen here.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Computer bugs

Remarkable art, indeed. Julie Alice Chappell creates these little sculptures out of recycled circuit boards. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

London and Venice

Taken from a post at the Retronaut blog. Long before Photoshop, people creatively mixed images to come up with their own dreamworlds, in this case transposing Venice into London. First seen here.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Click

Taken from a series on how far photographers go for that elusive shot. First seen here.