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19 Dec 14:56

Spectacular Ice Formations Atop a Windswept Mountain in Slovenia

by Christopher Jobson

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Spectacular Ice Formations Atop a Windswept Mountain in Slovenia weather Slovenia ice

Spectacular Ice Formations Atop a Windswept Mountain in Slovenia weather Slovenia ice

Spectacular Ice Formations Atop a Windswept Mountain in Slovenia weather Slovenia ice

Spectacular Ice Formations Atop a Windswept Mountain in Slovenia weather Slovenia ice

After a long period of pummeling wind, snow, and ice, weather photographer Marko Korosec sensed an opportunity to climb Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia and the location of a popular ski center. What he discovered can only be described as otherworldly. Trees and lookout towers fully encased in hard layers of rime ice, formed by high winds and freezing fog. Korosec says some of the ice spikes growing off the tower reached well over 3-feet (100cm) long. To see more of his weather photography and additional images from this shoot, head over to his 500px page. All photos courtesy the photographer.

18 Dec 21:17

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo

by Christopher Jobson

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Cheetah, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Wasteland, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Gaze, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Hawk, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food Hunting, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Lotus Pond, Metal, 35 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm, 2014

Shadow Knives: Silhouette Artwork Cut from Butcher Knives by Li Hongbo silhouettes sculpture knives food
Bones of a Snake, Metal, 200 x 38 x 9 cm, 2014

Artist Li Hongbo, whose flexible paper sculptures we’ve admired many times here on Colossal, recently created a new series of silhouette artworks as part of a solo show at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Each piece is delicately cut from the knife leaving a complementary negative space from which it appears to rise. Hongbo says the pieces are meant as a warning, that “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals.” You can see more from the series here. If you liked this technique, also check out paper sculptures by Peter Callesen. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

16 Dec 21:09

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes

by Christopher Jobson

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Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes multiples animals

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes multiples animals

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes multiples animals

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes multiples animals

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes multiples animals

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes multiples animals

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. Rosane’s imagination runs wild in his composite images of cartoony characters that morph into familiar faces of animals and pop-culture characters. After a number of art and design blogs picked up the story last year, his career took off, and the self-taught 23-year-old found himself creating illustrations for Nike, Mazda, and Ford. Seen here are a number of recent sketchbook spreads, but you can see more by scrolling through his archives. (via My Modern Met)

13 Dec 10:09

Incidental Comics by Grant Snider

by Maria Pujol
More funny comics of the illustrator Grant Snider, have fun! :)




12 Dec 14:55

A 1,000-piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht

by Christopher Jobson

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

This 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle contains exactly 1,000 different colors arranged in the form of a CMYK gamut and is guaranteed to drive you insane. The creator of the 1,000 Colors puzzle, Clemens Habicht, suggests the puzzle is actually easier than traditional image-based puzzles. When faced with a field of color, he says the placement of every piece becomes almost intuitive.

The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle, I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour, and this was much more satisfying to do than the areas with image details.

What is strange is that unlike ordinary puzzles where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture from a reference you have a sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other piece. There is a real logic in the doing that is weirdly soothing, therapeutic, it must be the German coming out in me. As each piece clicks perfectly into place, just so, it’s a little win, like a little pat on the back.

The 1,000 Colors puzzle ships from Australia and costs about $33 (about $58 with shipping to the U.S.). (via Boing Boing)

11 Dec 14:29

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy

by Christopher Jobson

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Working from his studio in Alpine, Texas, artist Mark Lovejoy creates richly textured images of mixed paint, but although he’s somewhat secretive about his process, one thing is clear: they aren’t just photographs of mixed paint. The act of creating the color formations alone sounds more like an act of chemistry than art as he mixes resins, oils, diluents, waxes, and drying agents to create the gloppy textures you see here. Portions are then photographed, reworked, and reshot. In the end, we’re left staring at beautifully colorful images that exist somewhere between salt water taffy, Jackson Pollock paintings, and an alluring industrial accident. Whatever they are, Lovejoy is extremely proficient, cranking out several images each day which he shares on his website. Prints are available of every image. (via It’s Nice That)

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

03 Dec 18:37

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack

by Christopher Jobson

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, 2014. 68″ x 60″. Pen and ink.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, detail.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, detail.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

When we last covered the pen and ink drawings of Ben Sack, the artist was in residency aboard the m/s Amsterdam, a ship that circumnavigated the globe from January through April 2014. Sack’s latest drawings are partially influenced by stops in dozens of port cities during the expedition. As well as geography, his drawings are heavily influenced by architecture, history, and classical music. Via Robert Fontaine:

Sack’s work explores architecture as a flexible medium capable of expressing the unique space between realism and abstraction; where interpretation and our ability to create meaning is in flux. Within this space, Sack, furnished with pen and ink, encapsulates both the infinite and infinitesimal. His work invites the eye to explore drawings of the “big picture,” to gaze into a kaleidoscope of histories and to look further into the elemental world of lines and dots.

Sack’s largest work, Chronoglyph, will be on view with Robert Fontaine Gallery at CONTEXT Art Miami this week, and you can watch a timelapse of its creation here.

03 Dec 12:37

The Health Benefits of Tea by Hello Natural

by Maria Pujol
Thanks to the infographic of Hello Natural, you will know all the benefits of the most usual herbal teas, take a look! :)

25 Nov 19:29

Trash and Found Objects Transformed into Birds by ‘Bordalo II’

by Christopher Jobson

Trash and Found Objects Transformed into Birds by Bordalo II trash street art installation birds

Trash and Found Objects Transformed into Birds by Bordalo II trash street art installation birds

Lisbon-based street artist Bordallo II (previously) recently completed work on two new bird installations, an owl and heron, created from painted trash and other objects affixed to a wall. You can see additional new works by following on Facebook.

24 Nov 09:58

From Marrakech with Love

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>> The title of the post is how the imaginary postcard would have gone if I had gotten my wish to stay on… and on… and on… It will surprise nobody that I’ve returned from my too short first-time trip to Marrakech in Morocco longing to go back.  The natural oohs and aaahs that the intensely vibrant yesteryear city incites are fully warranted.  I’ve just had to wait a while to experience it.  Despite my tardiness to the joys of Marrakech, I’ll still be rounding up my three day stay, with much thanks to Black Tomato Travel, with a hefty post once I’ve sorted through the bajillion of pics we took.

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For now, I’m keeping it short and sweet.  Let’s kick it off with “Love”, the theme of Yves Saint Laurent’s greeting cards, which he would create out of collage every year to send to close friends and clients to ring in a new year.  Their designs are on displayed at the Galerie Love Saint Laurent within the beautiful Jardin Majorelle, which Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé rescued in 1980 and used as his Marrakech bolthole.  It felt like a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting the beautifully landscaped gardens on Rue Yves Saint Laurent, a tranquil world away from the dusty bustle of the Medina, where Saint Laurent’s ashes were scattered when he died in 2008.  Except instead of feeling sombre like you would at a grave, it was celebratory of Saint Laurent’s love of this garden, carefully restored, cultivated and maintained by Berge and Saint Laurent, and of his overall love of this mysterious city, where he felt the creative freedom to dive into an extremely colourful oeuvre in the 1970s, furiously sketched out in felt tips, and fuelled by his tight knit circle of muses wafting around.

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The exuberant and often witty graphics that Saint Laurent designed as greetings cards, exploding with colour and fun, moments of frivolity captured in his turbulent emotional life.  The beautiful merchandise in the Boutique Majorelle (no normal souvenir shop) – took inspiration from the cards and so it is I came home with a pair of embroidered leather slippers, spelling out LOVE, the only emotion I was ever going to feel for this city.

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20 Nov 11:22

How To Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate by She Knows

by Maria Pujol
One of the best things of winter is enjoying a mug of Hot Chocolate with a good book while outside is snowing...
If you are tired of the "basic" Hot Chocolate, you may want to try the "spicy" tips of Patricia Conte (She Knows).
Enjoy the winter! :)

17 Nov 16:54

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov

by Christopher Jobson

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov created this unusual series of pencil drawings that transform the texture of lips into trees, the aerial layout of a city, and even other human forms. You can see more of his work here. (via I Need a Guide)

17 Nov 12:04

Tapi by Dreamfarm

by Maria Pujol
Can you imagine that you can make a little fountain at your home?



The Tapi will allow you to squeeze your home sink and make a little fountain! The best way to drink water at home without a glass.


There are a lot of colours to choose, so which is your favourite one?

06 Nov 19:00

Oil Exploration Threatens Africa’s Last Mountain Gorillas

by Beverley Mitchell

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Sir David Attenborough has added his voice to the campaign demanding U.K. company Soco International stop exploring for oil in Virunga National Park. Established in 1925, Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and home to some of the world’s last mountain gorillas. The iconic filmmaker and naturalist has raised urgent concerns over various threats to the park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the subject of a powerful documentary, to be released on Netflix this Friday 7 November, 2014.

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06 Nov 16:51

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson

by Christopher Jobson

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets
Binding. Quilling dimensions: 17″ x 20″.

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets
Small Red Rug. Quilling dimensions: 9″ x 12″.

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper carpets

These astonishing renderings of symmetrically designed carpets are the beginning of a new paper sculpture series by artist Lisa Nilsson (previously) who arranges quilled strips of hand-cut mulberry paper at remarkably small scale. The new paper works are a departure from her earlier exploration of anatomical cross-sections and show a marked leap in her nearly unbelievable vision of paper quilling, something All Things Paper’s Ann Martin boldly states “has never been seen in its hundreds of years as an art form.” Unlike a traditional rug that might be woven row by row, Nilsson instead starts at the very center and progresses slowly outward, a tedious process that takes several months to complete a single piece. If you want to learn more, head over to All Things Paper to read an interview with Nilsson about her process.

06 Nov 11:00

Mercedes Benz Unveils Hybrid Car Powered by Solar Paint

by Kristine Lofgren

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We’ve seen vehicles with solar roofs that provide an extra boost of power, but the gorgeous Mercedes Benz Vision G-Code takes energy generation to a whole new level. The secret is the car’s paint, which is designed to generate power for the vehicle as an alternative fuel source. The Sports Utility Coupe is just a concept right now, but even if the vehicle doesn’t make it into production, the clever technology could be used to power cars in the future.

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03 Nov 15:26

Emil Alzamora’s Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity

by Christopher Jobson

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Emil Alzamoras Distorted Human Figures Appear to Melt, Morph, and Defy Gravity sculpture anatomy

Artist Emil Alzamora (previously) explores the human body through his figurative sculptures that distort, inflate, elongate, and deconstruct physical forms in order to reveal emotional situations and narratives. Alzamora works with a variety of materials including bronze, gypsum, concrete, and other ceramic materials to create pieces with smooth, almost non-descript surfaces to instead draw attention to shape and scale. Born in Peru, he began sculpting in the fall of 1998 in New York at the Polich Tallix fine art foundry, and has since exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, most recently at Expo Chicago and the International Sculpture Symposium In Icheon in South Korea. You can see more of his work on Facebook and on Instagram. (via Dark Silence in Suburbia)

03 Nov 11:14

Ming Makes Cupcakes

by Maria Pujol
Ready to dream cupcakes?
In Ming Makes Cupcakes you will find some amazing cupcake recipes, here I show you my favourites! :)






31 Oct 11:35

Wine Cheese Pairing by Match My Wine

by Maria Pujol
I love cheese, but I never know how to pair it with wine... I found this simple wheel that helps me enjoying the cheese with the best wine!







The source is Match My Wine.
27 Oct 13:03

O princípio para uma cura

by Sónia Costa Campos

O princípio é simples e lógico, e a quem lê isto provavelmente fará todo o sentido:


- mais de 80% ou que é da nossa imunidade está no intestino, ora se temos uma doença auto-imune é porque principalmente o intestino está em degeneração e temos de o curar tornando o organismo alcalino e regenerando o intestino.

Os rins estão também muito envolvidos por exemplo na tormenta da Fibromialgia, pois são o filtro onde estão todas as toxinas acumuladas e retidas.

Alcalinizar e desintoxicar e regenerar se for apenas com nutrição (removendo alimentos que causam alergias e intolerância, e de difícil digestão) e depois uma boa dose de vit. C e consegue-se grandes melhorias.
24 Oct 20:31

A Spider Fixing a Leaf

by Christopher Jobson

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A Spider Fixing a Leaf spiders macro leaves

OK, so the spider isn’t fixing the leaf, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing (and no, it’s not Photoshop). Paris-based photographer Bertrand Kulik stumbled onto this tiny spider who managed to construct its web inside a leaf with a giant hole and snapped these photos at just the right angle. (thnx, Alex!)

16 Oct 16:48

Guide to Flavouring With Spices by Cooksmarts

by Maria Pujol

Do you want to know more about your favourite spices?
Take a look at this infographic from Cooksmarts, it will teach you the best way mix flavours and discover amazing dishes!

12 Oct 14:15

Diem Chau Carves Pencil Tips Into Incredible Miniature Animal Sculptures!

by Lori Zimmer
10 Oct 17:21

Tom Fruin’s Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park

by Christopher Jobson

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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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As part of this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival, sculptor Tom Fruin installed his famous plexiglass house, Kolonihavehus, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The multi-colored house was lit from inside and temporarily inhabited by performance duo CoreAct who engaged in a collaborative physical performance that is described here by DUMBO:

The colorful glass house is inhabited by two performers, who portray everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns.

You might also recognize Fruin’s other renowned sculpture in DUMBO, Watertower. (via My Modern Met)

10 Oct 14:58

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison

by Christopher Jobson
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what a patience!

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Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

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Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Using nothing but wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates tangled trees that grow from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches. Each piece is made by hand without glue or solder, using single strands of wire that start at the base and terminate at the top. You can see many more pieces on his website, and several are available through Lee Champman Gallery. (via Ghost in the Machine)

08 Oct 22:59

Bob Dylan: 6 quilos de poesia

by João Lopes
A poesia pode ser também uma questão de peso: com chancela da editora Simon and Schuster, Bob Dylan vai publicar a mais completa antologia de letras das suas canções, numa edição que pesará, contas redondas, 6 quilos.
The Lyrics - Since 1962 surgirá em Novembro, incluindo, em 960 páginas editadas por Christopher Ricks, as versões originais de temas de 33 álbuns, bem como as variantes experimentadas por Dylan, nomeadamente ao vivo [notícia do New York Times]. Preço da edição normal: 200 dólares (cerca de 157 Euros). Os 50 exemplares de uma edição especial, assinados por Dylan, custarão cada um 5000 dólares (3927 euros).
A anterior edição dos poemas de Dylan intitula-se Lyrics: 1962-2001 e vai até ao álbum Love and Theft (2001).
06 Oct 15:33

http://crypticpoetry.blogspot.com/2014/10/watermelon-memories-and-vanilla-skies.html

by Sónia Costa Campos
Watermelon memories and vanilla skies
everyone has a galaxy in their eyes

You can hide yourself
you can disguise your inner self
for everyone has a mistery...


02 Oct 18:30

Melting Arctic Ice Causes 35,000 Walruses to Mass on Alaskan Beach, Raising Fears of Stampede

by Beverley Mitchell

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This past weekend a mass of 35,000 walruses congregated on a remote Alaskan beach – and now authorities are concerned that the animals could stampede. This would put many of the animals at risk of death by trampling – especially juveniles. In response, the Federal Aviation Authority has re-routed flights, and the media, tourists and bush pilots have been asked to keep away from the site in an effort to not startle the animals. The animals are believed to have come ashore because arctic sea ice is currently at its sixth lowest level since satellite monitoring began in 1979.

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30 Sep 13:58

Notebooks Adorned with Hand-embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns

by Christopher Jobson

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Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers offers a wide range of hand-made notebooks with embroidered Japanese paper covers featuring anatomical, floral, and geometric designs, all stitched by hand. What you see here is just a peek, see much more here. (via Demilked, Lustik)

29 Sep 20:49

Mattias Adolfsson’s Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles

by Christopher Jobson

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Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Exploring sketches and artworks by freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson (previously here and here) is an exercise in discoverey with a twist of insanity. The pieces are almost impossible to take in all at once, and represent a collection of bizarre stories, exaggerated characters, and manical devices, all byproducts of Adolfsson’s uniquely dense imagination. Collected here are some posters and sketchbook spreaders from the last year or so, but you can see plenty more in his Flickr stream and in this 2013 interview with Nonsense Society. He also has prints and other items available in his Etsy shop.