Monday, 29 February 2016

Trumpesque

I would have laughed even harder if the thought that he is actually a real contender for the presidency by now would not be so scary. First seen in a bulletin board discussion.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Umbrella

One of the most original and beautiful pieces of graffiti I have seen for a long time. First seen here.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Job interview

Ah, the memories of job interviews held or given. Ages ago. This one made me smile. First seen here.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Ladybird witch

Even without the magical connection, this is such a sweet shot. First seen here.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

A great match

The linked video is a must see for anyone interested in the science behind every day occurences - in this case what happens in detail when you light a match. First seen here.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Walking bicycle

It looks impressive, but this bicycle with shoes instead of tires is a rough ride, judging from the video in the link. First seen here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Pinetti Illusion wine rack

Elegantly impossible is right - this wine rack is a stunner. Apparently it is all done (literally) with mirrors. First seen here.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Kitten exploring

No, this is not photoshopped. The picture of a kitten on a floating Victoria water lily pad was taken in 1935 in the Philippines, and comes from the archives of National Geographic. First seen here.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Cheesy does it

Photographer David Gilliver has already featured a couple of times in the blog with his plastic people shots - here is one I came across recently. First seen here.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Turtle mansion

Turtles and tortoises are our lucky animals, so they always draw extra attention from me. Photoshopped or not, this is an amazing house. First seen here.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Van Gogh animated

The linked video shows the work of Luca Agnani Studio, who have animated several famous van Gogh paintings. First seen here.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Bassets

One of a series of fun shots of basset hounds. Worth clicking to see more. First seen here.

Monday, 15 February 2016

A real life fairy tale

Full story in the link: how a Nigerian bread seller landed a modeling contract. First seen here.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's day

Today is Valentine's day. For the occasion, great heart-shaped umbrellas for that special walk in the rain with the one you love. First seen here.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Robot art

This Gandhi portrait is one of the results of a competition for art made entirely by robots. Quite impressive. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

3D printed bicycle

In the week that a 3D print shop opened up just 2 minutes walking from our gallery, this is a truly amazing feat: a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle designed by a team of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, First seen here.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

I dare U2P

The worst urinal in the world? You can find this one in Rheinfels Castle, Germany. First seen here.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Wheels of Mondrian

I was rather surprised to spot this bizarre decoration at the wall of a canal in the Dutch city of Amersfoort years ago, but I love the originality and the way the baby is looking down at the wheels. Later I found it it is to honour the painter Piet Mondrian who was born here, and who is famous for his rectangular patterns. From here.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Slippery slope

It's a cheap shot, but I'll take it anyway: there is something fishy about these slippers. The link has more examples of weird footwear. First seen here.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Umbrella umbrella

It looks like a Mixed Nuts subject, but this is actually one of the "improbable products" created by Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso. I love his quirky sense of humour, such as in this umbrella to keep your umbrella dry. Many more examples in the link First seen here.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Soap cake

Can I eat that? I'd like to see you try. And if you do, the results will be revealed in the next episode of.... Soap! Thanks to Yorkshire Soap Co. who produce bathing soaps that look like delicious cakes. First seen here.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Mouse trap

This 155-year old mousetrap is on display in a museum in Reading - and it managed to catch a 21st century mouse recently. First seen here.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Firefox has frozen

Love this one, even though I switched to Google Chrome years ago. First seen on Fukung, a site so unsafe for work I never link to it.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Movies with one letter missing

This is funny and clever as well: writer and illustrator Austin Light takes well-known movie titles minus one letter and illustrates the results, The one shown here is (R)aging bull, many more examples in the link. First seen here.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Say cheese

Can I eat that? No. The scale should be a give-away, this is an example of the miniature art of Israeli artist Shay Aaron. Impressive craftsmanship. First seen here.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Art locks

Hairstylist Ursula Goff specializes in hair colours inspired by classical paintings such as Munch's Scream. More examples in the link. First seen here.