Monday, 26 September 2016

Composer

I love the warped creativity that is behind this image - which is well executed too. Can't recall where I got this from, it's been a while.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crystal lips

Astonishing lip art creations by NYC-based makeup artist Johannah Adams - inspired by rock crystals. First seen here.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Photoshopped? Think again!

Found in a great list of astonishing non-photoshopped images sent to me by Jenny Downing several years ago - and glad she did, because I had seen it before but had forgotten to bookmark it. What looks like two photographs put together is actually a single, untouched shot taken by Emily Hughes, the blonde on the left. The left side shows a mirror, reflecting Emily’s image back to the camera, and at right is her friend Alisha, seen through clear glass. An amazing result. First seen here.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Koi

Rather than making money with his art, Won Park makes art with his money. Amazing structures folded from dollar bills, such as this koi fish. First seen here.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

M-M-Mooncake

Last week was the traditional Chinese mid-autumn festival, a day associated with eating mooncakes (round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4-5 cm thick with a heavy filling usually made from lotus seed paste). This one is slightly bigger, and was exhibited by a manufacturer at the moon cakes and food expo in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. First seen here.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Swan scarves

Elegant and original: the felted swan scarves by Polish sisters Celina and Maja Debowska. First seen here.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

iPhone AirPods Pro

The newest upgrade for the new iPhone wireless ear phones. First seen here.

Monday, 19 September 2016

UKIP leadership change

The original photograph was already scheduled for posting in its sublime awkwardness, but then I ran across a number of photoshopped adaptations that are even more hilarious. First seen here.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Absolutely fabulous

Who says a cayman can't have a sense of fashion? First seen here.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Tired art

Great sculpture, but in the end falling on the potpourri side rather than the Art for Art's sake side of my blogs. According to the Korean artist Ji Yong Ho, recycled tires based animal sculptures help capture the spirit of the animals because rubber is very flexible, like skin, like muscles. First seen here.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Nunbrellas

What a fun shot, thanks to the visit of the pope to the UK some years ago. Two nuns have changed their habits. For the better. First seen here.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Fish lamps

These koi-shaped lamps, seemingly floating in a room, are really something else - no wonder, when you learn that they were designed by one of the world's best architects, Frank Gehry. First seen here.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Levitation

It is amazing how a simple dark spot on the street can throw our brain into a loop, forcing us to think that this guy is actually hovering above the pavement. First seen here.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Ibert's works for wind

In itself, this is a lovely image - but this CD cover still goes under the Mixed Nuts category because there is no link whatsoever with Ibert's music. First seen here.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Camera calendar

Now isn't that a fun gift for an amateur photographer? First seen here.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Book (scroll) ends

A fun idea, and a real space saver: these scrolls designed by Chia-Rung Shu, Pei-Yi Chiu, Wung-Bing Lin and Xin-Hung Lin can be rolled out to form bookends, and in addition, they have built-in pen and pencil cases. First seen here.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Petri dish paintings

What makes the art of Klari Resi stand out is her choice of material: she paints on petri dishes normally used in laboratories to grow bacteria cultures. First seen here.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Books clock

Someone really got creative... Bonus points for including Terry Pratchett. First seen here.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Build Your Own bottle

These wine bottles by the Australian design firm TheCreativeMethod come with a DIY kit to create different faces on every bottle. Very creative indeed. First seen here.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Mirror play

The idea is not new, but this may be the best shot of its kind that I've seen so far. First seen here.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Multiple orgasmus

As a photograph (on of my own) it is nothing special, but it is kind of fun. Especially thanks to the title...... First seen here.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Safety first...

This is just one of 40 unbelievable "safety first" pictures in the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Who needs an address anyway?

Well, apparently not if you want to send mail to someone in Iceland. A hand drawn map on the envelope will do. First seen here.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Got wood?

One of a series of special wooden benches in a link that Jenny Downing sent me some years ago. Love the free flowing feeling and intimate corners this creates. First seen here.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Glass sculptures

Beautiful glass sculptures by Amber Cowan, full of incredible details. More examples in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

"Accident"

You can say about this US election what you want, but it does make for more comedy than any before. First seen here.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Simpsons graffiti

A perfect rendering of one of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time: Homer Simpson breaking through a wall. Top-notch quality graffiti. First seen here.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Meet me halfway

A beautiful digital "painting" by France-based Ciryl Rolando. The above is just a sample, more on the link. Very worthwhile. First seen here.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Conversations

Photographer David Gilliver from Guernsey has featured a number of times in the Plastic People category of the blog. This is another little gem. First seen here.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Poemotion

These optical illusions are in a video, so you will need to click the link - but it is worth it. Amazing how a simple interaction can produce such results. Inventive creations by Takahiro Kurashima. First seen here.