Monday, 31 August 2015

Swiss flag

Is it a crime to eat a flag? Anyway, the link gives a series of edible flags, created with typical food from the countries the flag belong to, as part of an advertising campaign for the Sydney International Food Festival. The Swiss flag shown above is made with Swiss ham and Emmentaler cheese. First seen here.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Batman origami

Remarkable origami art by Brian Chan: Batman and a bat folded from paper. First seen here.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Both sides now

Another creative and imaginative shot by Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, illustrating why I have dubbed him the Magritte of photography. First seen here.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Uzbekistan Airways

Worst. Airlines slogan. Ever. More stupid slogans in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The dark side of the tune

An excellent variation on the well known Pink Floyd album cover. First seen here.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Lego Magritte

We have encountered the Lego-inspired photographs by French artist Samsofy before under Plastic People (here). I filed this one under Amazing stuff , because it is the combination of two Magritte symbols in one shot that works perfectly - and is not what I usually look for in Plastic People posts. First seen here.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Aquaman strikes again

Apparently autocorrect is hitting newspaper headlines as well now....... First seen here.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Deadlier than sharks

Taken from an interesting pictorial list of 20 items/events/animals causing more deaths per year than that marine murderer, the shark. Some obvious, some very surprising. First seen here.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Veet for men

Taken from a Poke post about hilarious Amazon reviews. This one is pure gold. First seen here.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Here be dragons

A masterpiece of origami art, which took Satoshi Kamiya 40 hours of folding. The result is an eight-inch-tall Eastern dragon with a thousand overlapping scales. First seen here.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Lego turtle

This is just one of the animals created by LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney - the turtle consists of 23,317 LEGO elements. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Heads up

Taken from a series of photographs behind the scenes at Madame Tussaud's in the 1930s. Creepy and fascinating. First seen here.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Turtle's Tears

A beautiful nature picture from Wikipedia commons (by amalavida.tv): Julia Butterflies drinking the tears of turtles in Ecuador. First seen here.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

Building Minas Tirith

I would have filed this under Mixed Nuts, if I had not been such a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies. A group of British enthusiasts wants to actually build the fictional city of Minas Tirith  from the movies somewhere in Southern England. "Our goal is to raise £1.85bn within 60 days." Good luck with that - and I mean it. First seen here.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Best. Pillow case. Ever.

Fantastic design. Cute, original and to the point. Simply would love to have this. First seen here.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

The poor man's selfie stick

The whole selfie craze makes me smile, this one made me laugh. First seen here.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Popping balloons

A fun series of images, courtesy of a Jenny Downing buzz a few years ago. Balloons popping in various ways. Recommended to click the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The ultimate Pisa shot

If you ever go to Pisa, forget about the standard shot. You will never get a better one than this. First seen here.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

World Chocolate Wonderland

One of Shanghai's special attractions, opened a few years ago: the World Chocolate Wonderland. All exhibits are made of chocolate! First seen here.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Octoselfie

Photographer Edu Monteiro takes self portraits of a different - and rather disturbing - kind. Like this one, with a dead octopus on his head. First seen here.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Melted

I found this gem thanks to Jenny Downing a few years ago. Wonderfully creative idea, well executed, and looking very appetizing as well... First seen here.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sundew

This is just one example of the beautiful macro photography of Finnish photographer Joni Niemelä, who shot a series with the carnivorous plant Drosera (or Sundew) as subject. First seen here.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Psycho

This is such a creative idea with excellent execution. An ainmator who calls himself Mr. Whaite has created an amazing series of neon sign animated gifs based on famous movies. Blogger does not let me post these animations well, so here is just a screenshot of his take on Psycho. For the animation, including lots of other movies, please click the link. First seen here.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Queen

Taken from a post on people who doodled on banknotes. This one made me smile. First seen here.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Washin Optical

Washin Optical is a chain with 245 stores in Japan, China, and England - and no idea what makes a good advertisement campaign. Photoshopping owl eyes into human faces does not make the potential customers run to the store to buy new spectacles - it simply creeps them out. First seen here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The looks of music

An intriguing experiment in music and photography: Ontario artist Stephen Orlando used LED lights and long exposures to record a musician’s movement. More information and more examples in the link. First seen here.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

SuPerBus

I was tempted to put this under Mixed Nuts for the Arab Sheikh who actually paid $10 Million for the world’s first Superbus, designed by Dutch ex-astronaut Wubbo Ockels. The Superbus is 15 m long, and was built using only lightweight materials like carbon fiber, aluminum, polycarbonate and fiberglass. It runs exclusively on electric batteries charged by solar power. The hi-tech bus will travel the 75-mile distance between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in under 30 minutes. First seen here.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Fruity fashion sketches

Amazing and fun, the way fashion designer Gretchen Röehrs transforms pieces of fruit or vegetables into fashion creations by sketching. First seen here.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Ditology

Using only his fingers and some props, Italian artist Dito Von Tease (an obvious pseudonym) creates instantaneously recognizable portraits. I picked the one of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo as illustration, but there are many others on the linked site. First seen here.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Gazebox

Clever and useful: this Italian foldable carport that’s made with special anti-UV polycarbonate panels to guard against the elements. First seen here.