Saturday, 30 April 2016

RAF MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb Drinks Cabinet

OMG, I want one of these. Taken from a fascinating post about furniture made from airplane parts. First seen here.

Friday, 29 April 2016

50 Nerds Of Grey

This twitter parody on 50 Shades of Grey is brilliant. Click the link for more examples. First seen here.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Towels

Now why would I post a picture of some towels? And why is this under the natural beauty category? Oh, wait... First seen here.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Money sculptures

Money for art's sake? Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff's creations titled Money Pieces uses paper money from around the world to produce her sculptures. By folding, cutting, and pasting, Malakoff  creates colourful sculptural pieces. First seen here.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Autocorrect strikes again

Most of these are not really funny, but this one made me smile. First seen here.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Black Monopoly

Politically correct? No. Funny? Yes. YMMV. First seen on Fukung, a site too unsafe for work to link to.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

The code?

Do click the link to read the full story. Worthy of an episode of Sherlock. First seen here.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Velocipedia

I was tempted to put this in my art blog. Italian artist Gianluca Gimini asks people to draw (from memory) what a bicycle looks like, and then converts the results to digital images. It is amazing what strange contraptions come from this. First seen here.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Face swap horror mode

Face swap may be a popular gimmick, but it gets old quickly. This guy takes it to a surreal level though. UK resident Jake Marshall recently took a trip to the British Museum in London, and swapped his face with that of a number of sculptures. Instant horror movie. First seen here.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A view to a kill

I wish I had spotted this.... I'm suddenly feeling hungry like a wolf as well. First seen here.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Nick Veasey's X-ray art

Nick Veasey's art is realized by applying X-ray machines to everyday subjects - ranging from Kylie Minogue's knickers to complete office blocks. This one of a box with two stiletto heels shoes made me smile - also because of the details like the nails used to make them. An excellent collection of these shots is presented in the linked Telegraph contribution. First seen here.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Yamaha 04GEN scooter

This swan-inspired scooter design by Yamaha is a bit too much for my main blog, but it fits the requirements for this one. First seen here.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Shadow play

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

Saturday, 16 April 2016

The final frontier

This is the work of Navid Baraty, an artist who created spacescapes by placing food on a scanner. This one consists of pancakes, olive oil, flour, cinnamon, cumin and salt. Many more examples in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 15 April 2016

All you need

An unlikely, yet quite effective, combination of two pop culture icons, the Beatles and Star Wars. Made me smile. First seen here.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Money money money

A wonderful piece of graffiti variation on the three monkeys (see/hear/speak no evil), both funny and unfortunately true. The fact that money and monkey are almost the same word is a bonus. First seen here.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

You WILL pay for this!

Far more fun than the standard Can I haz cheezburger shots. First seen here.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A perfect pair

Another one of those imaginative and funny bent wire constructions by Terry Border - this one reflects his take on the Garden of Eden with two pears. Love the detail in the male one on the left. First seen here.

Monday, 11 April 2016

All the Colors of the World

All the Colors of the World is a fascinating art project by Max Serradifalco. He takes satellite images to create flags of many countries. The French flag is for instance composed from images of Pacific Ocean, Kazakhstan, and Kenya. First seen here.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Lazyness

If the fotopedia needs a picture to illustrate laziness, look no further. First seen here.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Singles

Mixed Nuts or Amazing Stuff? Every week from 1952 until his death in 2016, Keith Sivyer would go to a London record shop and buy every new song that entered the Top 40 charts. By the end, his collection contained 27,000 7-inch singles, 6,000 12-inch singles, and 10,000 CD and cassette singles. First seen here.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Technicolor ants

An interesting scientific experiment performed and recorded by Dr. Mohamed Babu. Ants feasting on coloured sugar water actually turn the colour of their lunch - en passant demonstrating that they favour lighter colours such as yellow and green. First seen here.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Maned wolf

Difficult to believe that this is not photoshopped. The maned wolf is a real animal from South America, even though it looks like a hybrid between a fox and a deer. First seen here.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Bullet portraits

A fascinating if somewhat macabre idea: artist David Palmer creates portraits of famous people killed by gunshots using bullets as the main material. I quite like the John Lennon portrait in this series. First seen here.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The scene of the crime

It's about time to post another Plastic People shot. This one was created by Roy Tyson. First seen here.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Rope sculptures

The rope sculptures by Brazilian artist Mozart Guerra are fun to look at it, if not particularly artistic to my taste. First seen here.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

And me so horny

Taken form a great list of unusual photographs, realized by pressing at just the right moment (more often than not without pre-arranging the set-up). A fascinating mix of well-known and new shots. First seen here.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Wearable halo

After the various selfie sticks, here comes the next craze for showing off your face on social media. The wearable halo, an invention by MIT doctoral student Nan Zhao, will illuminate your features in a perfect way for taking selfies. It was posted in the link yesterday, so it could be an April Fools.... First seen here.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Milwaukee Library

A worthy attempt by the Milwaukee Library to lure potential customers away from the computer - in this case, obviously Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. First seen here.