Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Special effects

Photoshop wizardry is everywhere nowadays, but the linked video shows that the Venezolan due Alejandro Benzaquen and Kevin Lustgarten can pull similar stunts on the moving screen. Highly recommended. First seen here.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Out of the box

So is this where the phrase "out of the box thinking" came from? First seen here.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Japanese KitKat

Taken from a series of strangely flavoured Japanese KitKat products. Some I´d like to try (like the Green Tea one), but I think I would decline the opportunity to taste the apple vinegar version...... First seen here.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Finding Ursula

The linked post collects real life equivalents of Disney cartoon figures. Most are not very special, but this Ukrainian judge is a dead ringer for Little Mermaid's Ursula. First seen here.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Mystique

Russian artist Aleksei Vinogradov has created a series of stunning digital portraits picturing various characters from pop culture, such as the depicted Mystique (as played by Jennifer Lawrence). First seen here.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Flaky pastries

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that these will not be normal pastries. And indeed, you would get a nasty surprise if you tried to eat them. These are pieces of soap created by Ekaterina Mango. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Whale song art

Thanks to Jenny Downing for drawing my attention to this one years ago. Beautiful images generated by turning dolphin calls into kaleidoscopic patterns using wavelets. Found here.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Say cheese!

True, it's a bit cheesy, but also a bit of fun, this camera-like cutting and serving board. First seen here.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

People matching book covers

The idea is not new, and has actually featured before in this blog. The linked site presents a lot of new shots on this theme, and the one I selected has got to be one of the best ever. First seen here.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Bicycle lane design

Well, what could go wrong after all? Got this from a nephew via FaceBook.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Cookie monster

Taking the opportunity to plug my own photography in this blog once more. First posted here.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Food carving

Food carving as an art form? Well, Japanese artist Gaku certainly comes close with his works, such as this broccoli. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 10 March 2017

A 25000 $ taco

The price is a bit of a bummer, but it looks great. This taco at Grand Velas Los Cabos' comes stuffed with Kobe beef, caviar, gold leaf, chunks of lobster, and black, truffle-infused brie cheese. First seen here.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Mariah Carey all made up

Not artistic enough for my main blog, but I want to show it here: artist Jason Mercier created this portrait of Mariah Carey using make-up and make-up utensils. First seen here.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Punny business

Now that it's on the web, I'm not sure that Selfridges will let him get away with it. More of these punny company names in the link, including pictures of Amy's Winehouse, Lino Richie, and U-rang-a-tan. First seen here.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Will it go round in circles?

One of the most disturbing - and therefore most effective - optical illusions I have ever encountered. My eyes/brain combination simply will not accept that these are just circles. First found years ago on Fukung, which is sometimes so unsafe for work that I will not link to it.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Trumpitter

The linked site gives you the opportunity to create your own text for Trumps Twitter Tweets. Just a bit of fun. First seen here.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Here comes the flood

Canadian painter Rob Gonsalves has featured before in this blog with one of his trademark optical illusion paintings (Camels). Earlier this week I came across one of his more recent works, and I love it. First seen here.

Friday, 3 March 2017

PhotoFunia

I have blogged about the wonderful Photofunia site a number of times in my main blog, but this is so much fun that I wanted to post it here. You can quickly create a picture of a barista making a cappuccino with your own image - just one of hundreds of options. First seen here.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Scumbags

Taken from a post at EatLiver about products not meeting the expectations from the packing. I love the surreal effect of this actual ice cream. First seen here.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017