Thursday, 31 March 2016

Shots on leaves

What an amazing idea: using leaves to print photographs on. I would love to give credit to whomever came up with these but the linked article does not give more information. First seen here.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Mr. Robinson

Taken from a post at The Poke, where they added speech bubbles to iconic movie scenes to surreal effects. I love this take on the Graduate. First seen here.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Molocow milk bottles

It takes quite some imagination to come up with a revolutionary design for something as established as a milk bottle. These alien spaceship designs by iMedia are brilliant - as a kid I would love to have seen them on the table, First seen here.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Hung

The "sculptures" created by Jaime Pitarch from Barcelona are based on everyday objects, twisted into something similar but without the functionality. There is a hint of Magritte and Madoz in his work. First seen here.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Artistic cocktails

This is just one of a number of cocktails inspired by famous paintings (in this case of course Mondriaan). First seen here.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Scooter chair

This is such a great design idea. Spanish company Bel & Bel produce office furniture including parts of the iconic Vespa scooters. First seen here.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Pointillism on the street

Graffiti does not get much more artistic than this. James Cochran creates his street art pieces with ultra-large pointillist effects by spraying paint. First seen here.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Bathroom signs

Taken from a post on funny bathroom signs. This one appealed to me a lot. First seen here.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Flower lollipop

Beautiful and edible: these lollipops by Janet Best (of Sugar Bakers Bakery) contain edible flower petals. First seen here.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

IKEA Dög

It never assembles right somehow........ First seen here.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Pasta

Pasta packaging of the brilliant kind. These packages were designed by Nikita Konkin (two others shown in the link). The shape and texture of the pastas as seen through the plastic window give the appearance of a woman's mane. First seen here.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Here and now

"And for the cover I want something unusual, but it has to be cheap!" "You've got it!" First seen here.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Top 10 most remote places on planet earth

A fascinating overview of the 10 most isolated places on earth, some predictable, some I had never heard of. An example is given above, La Rinconada, a small mining town in the Peruvian Andes. Located over 5000 m above sea level, La Rinconada is considered the “highest” city in the world, and it is this stunning geography that makes it so desolate. The city is located on a permanently frozen glacier, and can only be reached by truck via treacherous and winding mountain roads. First seen here.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Ikea beats AI

Google’s revolutionary artificial intelligence program recently won a championship against the world’s best Go player, but it had to admit defeat against IKEA assembly instructions for the Liatorp TV storage unit. “Our system is designed to use deep learning to solve problems,” said Demis Hassabis, who founded the company in 2010. “But clearly that’s completely irrelevant with the IKEA system of assembly, which seems to be based on a mixture of sheer blind luck and some kind of weird Scandinavian magic.” First seen here.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Lip Art

Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed uses lips as her canvas to create beautiful images. First seen here.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Traveling with dinosaurs

An interesting variation on the plastic people concept: Paraguay photographer Jorge Saenz shoots sceneries including toy dinosaurs that look remarkably real. First seen here.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Scenes rings

Part Plastic People, part Mixed Nuts, part Amazing Stuff, part Remarkable Art, part Special Designs, German artist Isabell Kiefhaber creates rings with miniature scenes that are surely unique. First seen here.

Monday, 14 March 2016

3D art by painted netting

Another close call between my two blogs. Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints haunting, 3D images on fine netting. The linked background story is an interesting read as well. First seen here.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Moonlight

These type of photographs tend to get boring very quickly, but the linked list of pieces by French photographer Laurent Laveder includes some fun variations on the theme, such as the one shown above. First seen here.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Starry Lisa

Taken from a site with many examples of two images morphed into one by a neural network software. First seen here.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Vegetable art

As Jenny Downing put in in her buzz years ago: a must see. Chinese artist Ju Douqi recreated famous masterpieces with vegetables, such as Munch's scream. Well worth clicking to browse the others as well. First seen here.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Epic DIY lamp

Do click the link to see how you can make an epic lamp yourself for very little money. First seen here.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Dice sculptures

I have seen many materials used for art (both paintings and sculptures), but this is the first one I encountered made of dice. Kim Hyun creates these out of thousands of interconnected dice. First seen here.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Nail holder

Clever and fun, this nail holder designed by Avihai Shurin. I love how the nail acts as a nose for the figurine. First seen here.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Embroidery cookies

Amazing foodstuff: Chef Judit Czinkné Poór’s cakes and cookies come in beautiful embroidery based patterns. First seen here.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Richat Structure

Taken from a post with stunning shots by astronaut Scott Kelly. In his own words: "Photo located on the western edge of the Sahara desert at centre Mauritania in north-west Africa. There is a giant quartzite circle called Richat Structure. It is approximately 24 miles across. This volcanic bulge that never erupted and was levelled by erosion makes for interesting Earth art." First seen here.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Alice shoes

Another shoe item in the Mixed Nuts category. These Alice in Wonderland heels are available from Irregular Choice. First seen here.

Friday, 4 March 2016

L'Orange Variee perfume

Amazing design from the twenties: eight glass bottles of Les Parfums de Marcy in the shape of realistic orange segments. First seen here.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Cuckoo to you

No, this is not another designer who has gone bonkers - it is actually a photograph of a few years ago depicting singer/actress Mariel Ann Keitel posing in her costume she would be wearing for the German operetta Schwarzwaldmaedel. First seen here.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Recycled books

Swedish artist Cecilia Levy recycles old books into common objects - which are of course not suitable for use, such as this teacup. First seen here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Skull chair

Here we have a lounge arm chair that is both one of the most ugly and one of the most expensive ever constructed. This product from the Parisian design firm HAROW is amde of 24 carat gold, and will set you back $500,000.... First seen here.