Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bye bye 2016

This image seemed appropriate for the last day of 2016. First seen here.

Friday, 30 December 2016

My monthly favourites of 2016

In the course of this year, I have started selecting my own monthly favourite posts to the blog. Here is an overview for the year:

January: Stop deceiving me.
February: Job interview.
March: Traveling with dinosaurs.
April: RAF MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb Drinks Cabinet.
May: Virgin rainbow.
June: Isn't it ironic?
July: Cappuccino art level infinity.
August: Face swaps gone wild.
September: Accident.
October: Tiny creatures.
November: On angel's wings.
December: Two-faced.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Play me like you play your guitar

First reaction: Mixed Nuts. Second reaction: Special Designs. And I'm sure there's a pun waiting to happen, but I could not think of it. No information about this stunning dress in the link. First seen here.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Parallel lines

One of the most disturbing optical illusions I have seen for a while. Not only does the background appear to be moving, but the parallel blue lines are simply not parallel according to the eye/brain combo. First seen here.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Smurfenade in C minor

Just for fun indeed - a shot I took over 8 years ago with some smurf figurines. Taken from here.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Room illusions

The room illusions created by Peter Kogler are stunning to see in pictures, even though I doubt I would enjoy actually walking in them. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Season's greetings

Five years ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Corporate Communications department has been sending out the most beautiful season's greetings I have ever seen. This animated gif is based on a 1925 polychrome woodblock print by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui. First seen here.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

He knows when you are sleeping....

Taken from a fun post on unintentionally creepy Santa Claus figures. You better watch out... First seen here.

Friday, 23 December 2016

For better or worse

When I came across this image yesterday, I could not help wondering: does the thick fog makes crossing this bridge easier on the mind or more difficult? First seen here.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Politics 2016

Well, here we have politics in 2016 in a nutshell. First seen here.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Miniature skating

With winter starting today, this is a good moment to post this particular image from the oeuvre of French photographer Vincent Bousserez - plastic miniature people in a life-like surrounding. First seen here.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Musiclips

What a fun design! These clothes pins in the shape of music notes really look great. First seen here.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Two-faced

Here is an optical illusion that I came across yesterday, and which is quite effective. First seen here.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Perfect for the job

Meet Mme Vallieres, director of the sleeping research laboratory at the University of Laval (Quebec, Canada). First seen here.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Chair ONE

More Mixed Nuts material. This hideous chair was designed by Charlotte Kingsnorth, and features quite rightly in the linked list of 15 Ugliest Products Ever. First seen here.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Public toilet

For some reason, i see a lot of Mixed Nuts material these days. This is one of the best/worst. Public toilet indeed (or crap design). First seen here.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Kiwano

Taken from a list of 10 unusual exotic fruits, this is the New Zealand kiwano. I'd love to try it. By the way, I actually have tried four of the ten listed (dragon fruit, durian, passion fruit, rambutan). First seen here.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The worst Photoshop disasters of 2016

The link presents the 19 worst Photoshop disasters of 2016. My favourite is this one from Billboard, showing Fifth Harmony. It may take a while to spot it, but why did the girl in the middle end up with two right feet? First seen here.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Car eyelashes

Seriously? Yes, seriously. This car ornament is yours for $27. First seen here.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Static movement

Seriously - I had to check twice that this is not a gif file. It just keeps moving. First seen here.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Dog portal

This is a 'just at the right moment' photograph that is really different. First seen here.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Flying 101

Some years ago, Kulula (South Africa's low fare airline) have released this fantastic new aircraft entitled Flying 101. Each part of the aircraft is labelled with humorous self-explanatory captions. First seen here.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Coin stacking expert level

This is just one of the unbelievable creations of Japanese coin stacker Tanu. Click the link to see more. First seen here.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Temple of the Silver Pavilion

Even though it is made for the purpose of eating, it would be a pity. This beautiful Japanese temple is made from chocolate and wrapped in silver paper. A piece of art. First seen here.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Hold on tight

My pick of a wide selection of ingenious paper cut art, sent to me by Jenny Downing a few years ago. First seen here.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Swanky

The OTOTO swanky is an unsinkable ladle in the shape of a swan, that will float on top of your soup. Brilliant idea, which will be available commercially in 2017 after a successful kickstarter project. First seen here.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Safety shop fail

The mind boggles that this can happen at a safety shop. First seen here.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Poor kid

This vintage photograph put a smile on my face - and that's more than you can say for the weather or the news these days. First seen here.

Friday, 2 December 2016

It's alive!

Do click the link to see the short video about paintings that are alive. It's amazingly well done. First seen here.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

As it was in the beginning....

Today seven years ago, I started this blog. When I made a restart four years ago, all existing posts were wiped out, but here is a screenshot of the very first post.