Sunday, 31 July 2016

Barbie jewelry

Creativity running rampant - how on earth does someone get the idea to use barbie parts to design jewels? Well, Margaux Lange did. And the result is stunningly appealing as well. First seen here.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016

Surrealism chair

This design by David Pompa looks like it has gone through a random component generator. Quite rightly it ended up in a list of ugliest products ever. First seen here.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cappuccino art level infinity

I have seen many extraordinary creation with milk foam and chocolate by baristas, but this one beats them all. First seen here.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Isn't it ironic too?

Taken from another set of ironic pictures. This one could have been titled "Trump voters strike again.....". First seen here.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Information leak

Information leak is an art installation by British artist Richard J. Evans. The letters "flowing" out of the fawcett represent the overdose of information that is available to us in the internet age. First seen here.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Animated Banksy

I always like Banksy's graffiti creations, and this takes them one step further. An artist or artist group going by the name of ABVH ceated a series of well-known Banksy's, and turned them into animated gifs. First seen here.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Crossed leg chair

Thanks to Jenny Downing for sending me this one a few years ago. It may not be the most comfortable looking chair, but it certainly is a special design and a conversation piece for your visitors. Design by Vladimir Tsesler. First seen here.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

The majestic kea

A gorgeous photograph of a beautiful bird: New Zealand's alpine parrot, the kea. First seen here.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Select language

To whomever came up with this gem - kudos! First seen here.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Only in America

Where else could you find gun-shaped door knobs? By the way, if you're curious as to what happens when you pull the trigger.... the door opens! First seen here.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Iron throne bookend

Game of Thrones is my favourite TV series of recent years (with Sherlock). This bookend features the famous iron throne from the show. Bookend, indeed: since there is only one iron throne, they are not sold in pairs. First seen here.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Looks like rain

I would have loved to walk in on such a photo opportunity. First seen here.

Monday, 18 July 2016

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

The nearby bookstore Waanders in de Broeren in Zwolle, inside an old church, is beautiful, but this one s even more impressive. El Ateneo Grand Splendid (image by Ryan Poole) is a bookstore in a 100-year old theatre in Buenos Aires. First seen here.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sumo table

For just 440 $, this sumo wrestler inspired coffee table is yours. The mind boggles. First seen here.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Wasted

This olive clearly drank too much of the martini its floating in. First seen here.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Minature wedding photography

No, this is not the Plastic People category. Thai wedding photographer Ekkachai Saelow specializes in wedding pictures that have the bride and groom photoshopped into a small scale environment. First seen here.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The toilet building

Really? No-one noticed this in the design phase? This is the newly constructed building at the North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power in Heinan, China. First seen here.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Diminish and Ascend

The official title of this sculpture in Australia by  David McCracken may be Diminish and Ascend, but everyone calls it the Stairway to Heaven, obviously. 'First seen here.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Viruses

If you ever wondered what viruses (no, not the computer type) looked like... these are glass sculptures of three of the most (in)famous ones: Smallpox, Flu and HIV. First seen here.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Dragon bracelet

The linked Toxel post shows a range of dragon jewelry designed by Aelia, from necklaces to rings, especially for fans of the awesome TV series Game of Thrones. I quite like this bracelet. First seen here.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Van Gogh in tiltshift

Redditor melonshade has reimagined some of Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces, blurring the backgrounds as if filtering the works through a tilt-shift lens. Click the link for a whole series of these. First seen here.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Seljalandsfoss

Iceland is one of the countries that are on my bucket list - courtesy of amazing landscapes like this waterfall (picture by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 4.0, see link). First seen here.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Ishu anti-paparazzi scarf

A clever idea, and very useful for the (rich and) famous people of this earth. This scarf reflects light so strongly that flash photography does not stand a chance any more. First seen here.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Bearable

One of a series of brilliant bear portraits by renowned photographer Jill Greenberg. First seen here.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Ambiguous cylinder illusion

This is one of the most astonishing optical illusions I have seen for a long time. No photoshop, the link has a video. Kokichi Sugihara’s “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion” is a finalist for the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year Contest - and quite rightly so. First seen here.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Topple the giants

This Photoshop disaster is one of the worst album covers I've seen recently. Taken from a post with many more bad covers from the metal genre. First seen here.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Wooden platform shoes

Wood carving is a craft that has always fascinated me, but I would not have expected to see it in shoe design. LanVy Nguyen designs a line of these shoes, and has them made by hand in Vietnam. First seen here.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Hedwig

Taken from an amazing post on photographs that look photoshopped but are not. This is just a cup of coffee with two potato snacks dropped into it. First seen here.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Toilet paper holder

Someone really got creative here. Unfortunately, no information given in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Illegal aliens

These kinds of meme's tend to get old quick, but this is one of the best of the "photograph with caption" meme's I have seen. First seen years ago on Fukung, a site to which I never link to because of their content. But quite topical once more.