Saturday, 25 February 2017

Garden dragon

I don't know whether this is for sale or home made (no information in the link), but it seriously rocks, First seen here.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Stokowski plays the 20th Century

This Urania Records CD of historic Stokowski recordings comes with a cover that is as tasteless as it is irrelevant. First seen on a classical music discussion board.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Simpsonized pop culture icons

This is fun as well as amazing. Belgian illustrator Adrien Noterdaem takes pop culture icons (like Marvel's Avengers) and draws them in Simpsons style. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Toys 'R' Us dinghy

Don't let this fool you: this is actually a life-size dinghy, turned into a plastic model kit lookalike by artist Michael Johansson. First seen here.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The last time I order an Uber

In the link there are plenty more shots like these, of animals hitching a ride on top of other animals. First seen here.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Bossche Bollen production

Another great example of how Italian pastry chef Matteo Stucchi uses his own culinary creations for Plastic People shots (previous one blogged here). I have no clue what these cookies are called in English, we call them Bossche Bollen, especially if they are large. First seen here.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Photoshop "troll" strikes again

James Fridman is probably the best known Photoshop "troll" - you can send him pictures with improvement requests, and he will fulfil them brilliantly - but usually not in the way you meant. The link gives a great overview, the one shown above is one of my favourites. First seen here.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Bird abstractions

This could have gone under Remarkable Art as well - and it will definitely one day appear in my art blog under The best of Potpourri. Photographer Thomas Lohr created beautiful abstract shots by zooming in on birds. More in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Fossils of modern technology

This one is on the border line between Art for Art's Sake and Art's Potpourri - in the end, it ended up here because, although creative and expertly crafted, it is not sufficiently artistic to my taste for my main blog (YMMV). Artist Christopher Locke has made these modern fossils by hand, everything from cassettes and floppy disks to Nintendo and joysticks. First seen here.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Dog.exe

Fatal error: the program dog.exe has stopped working. First seen here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gum

Thanks once more to Jenny Downing for sending me this gem years ago. First seen here.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine

This is my favourite from a selection of geeky Valentine's Day cards shown in the link. First seen here.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bouquets and butterflies

It's amazing to think that artist Ann Carrington constructs these beautiful metal sculptures solely from kitchen utensils. First seen here.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February 2017

We don't need no stinking rules

Common sense is enough to solve everything, right? Tell that to the mixed nuts from Brazil. First seen here.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Book case

Something did not go quite right here... all in fun of course, so not under the Mixed Nuts category. First seen here.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Candy crush

I like the idea, but the execution, including the photography, is even better. No wonder then that this gem is by one of the masters of the genre, David Gilliver. First seen here.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A special kind of stupid

I mean, really? More shots of this type in the link. First seen here.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Colourblindness

I have known I'm a bit colourblind for decades already - every dedicated test confirms it. Still, I found the picture above particularly enlightening. For me "normal vision" and "deuteranomalia" are almost identical (save for a slight change in the colour of the oranges). So obviously I have deuteranomalia - and it does make me wonder how big the difference with normal vision actually is. . First seen here.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Something different

"And as far as the choice of plants is concerned, let's go for something different". First seen here.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Angel wings

This is one of the best cloud photographs I have ever seen. Kudos to Matt Walker for this gem. First seen here.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Making the cover of The New Yorker

Magazine covers of interest usually end up in Art for Art's Sake, but here the background story is even more interesting than the cover itself. Maine-based artist Abigail Gray Swartz sent a first draft of this painting to the New Yorker on a whim, and was amazed that they wanted to run a variation on it as their cover. Full story in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Game of Thrones characters

The linked overview gives a comparison of actual Game of Thrones TV series characters versus artists impressions based on the descriptions in Martin's novels. I found it fascinating - some spot on, some totally different. First seen here.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

America 2017

It would be funnier if it were not so close to the truth, though. First seen here.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Frozen frog

Natural beauty of the macaber kind. This frog did not survive the harsh winter conditions in Norway, but it does make for a startling image. First seen here.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Jimi Hendrix pizza

The iconic face of rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix has been made into a mozzarella and olive pizza by chefs at Pizza Express. The limited edition pizza series includes other musical stars such as Rihanna, Madonna, Jeff Buckley, and Bob Marley. First seen here.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

David Bowie stamps

As a tribute to rock star David Bowie, who passed away just over a year ago, the British Royal Mail will issue ten stamps based on his iconic album covers, as well as shots from live shows. First seen here.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Happy Rooster Year!

A bit of fun my wife had with a picture she took of me and a Chinese software programme. Happy Chinese New Year everyone - the year of the rooster has begun.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Spot the artist

A nice but simple new game: Spot the artist.... First seen here.