Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Haircut level 100

Genius or nuts? Photoshopped or genuine? Advertisement or the real thing? All I know is that this is one of the strangest images I have seen for a while. First seen here.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Landscape agates

This is just one of many examples in the link: agate minerals with patterns that resemble landscapes. Stunning. First seen here.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Crayon rainbow art

Equipped with nothing more than crayons, heat and her imagination, American artist Jessica Kerbawy creates lovely pieces that just fall short of Art for Art's Sake quality. First seen here.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Crash course in art: Learn to recognize famous painters

A humorous approach to the paintings of van Eyck, Rubens, Picasso, and many others. I quite like the Putin joke. First seen here.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Radiohead on ukulele

An album by Amanda Palmer: some of Radiohead's most famous songs in versions for voice and ukulele. It sounds like a Mixed Nuts entry, but listening to her efforts on her site, I find it actually quite impressive. First seen here.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Resin jewelry

Melbourne-based designer and jeweler Britta Boeckmann creates numerous pieces of interesting and beautiful jewelry from fused wood and resin. More in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

And now?

Granted, I am a dog person, but this is definitely one of the funniest dog shots I have seen in a while. And perfect timing on the side of the photographer. First seen here.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

VW Cooler

The Volkswagen Camper has become an iconic image - not surprising therefore that designers are also using it. This is one of the most clever and useful I have seen so far: it is a cooler that can hold more than a dozen of small bottles. First seen here.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Still need the vision

This struck a chord so I decided to post it. There are far too many people who think that the secret of taking good photographs is having an expensive camera - or even worse, having a camera with a lot of megapixels. It is the photographer's eye that is overruling! First seen here.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Star Trek alarm clock

This beauty would appeal to the Big Bang Theory gang (and, honestly, yours truly as well). For sale at ThinkGeek for under 40 dollars. First seen here.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Mathematical tip

I wish I would have thought of that in such a situation. Awesome. First seen here.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Ants Sugar bowl

Full marks for originality, but in the end, this still ends up in the mixed nuts category. Evelyn Bracklow created this ant-infested sugar bowl by hand painting every little insect on it. First seen here.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Rubik salt and pepper set

I still remember struggling with these infernally difficult things in the eighties, but they do make lovely decorations - and useful appliances as well, as in this salt and pepper set. First seen here.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

A photographer’s adventures in a miniature world

No, this is not a mislabeled Plastic People post. Moroccan photographer Achraf Baznani creates these remarkable scenes by digitally editing his self portraits into macro photographs. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Moses bridge

This bridge with its apt nickname can be found in Halsteren in the south of the Netherlands. It connects to an ancient fort in an absolutely unique way. On my "to see for myself" list... First seen here.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Star Wars stamps

When I still collected stamps, I would have wanted this so much.... More examples of the planned UK Star Wars stamps in the link. First seen here.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Spunk in your dunk

Oh my - this 1989 ad for Miracle Whip is an example of American English not traveling well to places where UK English is spoken. I'm pretty sure they were not going for semen-enriched dips here. First seen here.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Monopoly: London, New York, Giethoorn

The famous board game Monopoly turns 80 this year. For the occasion, a special world edition will be created, with world cities instead of streets or towns. And people could vote via the internet. The usual suspects won, except for one rather unexpected wild card: the Dutch village of Giethoorn, population under 3000, How on earth? By staging a clever campaign mobilizing the large Chinese population (in China it is one of the most popular tourist attractions). First seen here.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sudoku toilet paper

I admit - whenever I sit down at home in the smallest room for a while, I am solving sudoku's to bide my time. This toilet paper would be a great way to combine the useful with the relaxing... First seen here.

Friday, 11 September 2015

e-sushi

Whoever designed this sushi restaurant menu just googled for sushi images, and inserted them. Not noticing that the images coming up in the search were sushi shaped USB sticks. First seen here.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

You can't have your cake and eat it

The most amazing cake I have ever seen was displayed in Bangalore, India. This replica of Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel measure 7x5 m, and contains a baffling five tons of sugar. Calories were not mentioned, but must run in the tens of millions. First seen here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Xenophobia rules

A wonderfully ironic picture, that is very appropriate for the current immigrants crisis in Europe. First seen here.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Glass sculptures

Beautifully crafted glass sculptures of everyday objects by Robert Mickelsen - just lacking the artistic edge to be featured in my main blog, but they are fascinating to look at and I would love to own one. First seen here.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Tesla watch

Apparently, it sells well, but I find this faux-steampunk watch inspired by Tesla absolutely hideous. First seen here.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Milk shake

Fifteen-year-old Regina jumps her cow Luna in Traunstein, Germany. The Bavarian girl loves hunter-jumper show riding, but couldn't afford a horse. First seen here.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Suspension

Amazing how a relatively straightforward photograph can totally confuse your brain. Taken from a post with more examples of this phenomenon. First seen here.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Johnny Cool

An interesting, funny and unusual piece of graffiti that I spotted and photographed years ago on a wall in Shanghai. First seen here.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

In the blue mountains

The linked site does not give any information where this stunning landscape was shot (by Luca Zanon), but it is simply awesome. First seen here.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

On the edge

One of the best examples of a photograph where the perspective is deliberately totally changed by the subject's stance. Dizzying. First seen here.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

AeroTwist speakers

Simple and beautiful. This is a set of bendable Bluetooth AeroTwist speakers, by Jarre Technologies. First seen here.