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25 Mar 23:15

sixpenceee: Cannikin was detonated on November 6, Amchitka...


Cannikin was detonated on November 6, Amchitka island, Alaska, 1971. It was the largest underground nuclear test in US history. The ground lifted 20 feet caused by an explosive force almost 400 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. The explosion caused a seismic shock of 7.0 on the Richter scale, causing rockfalls and turf slides of a total of 35,000 square feet Though earthquakes and tsunamis predicted by environmentalists did not occur, a number of small tectonic events did occur in the following weeks, thought to be due to the interaction of the explosion with local tectonic stresses. (Source)

21 Mar 06:30

laughingsquid:A Game of Pool Being Played on a Gyroscopic Self...

18 Mar 22:56


29 Jan 13:21

tastefullyoffensive:Rude. [full video]

26 Jan 17:29

weloveshortvideos:Making of a fight scene in stop motion - Kubo...


Making of a fight scene in stop motion - Kubo and the Two Strings

11 Jan 12:35

Mother Always Did Seem Friendly With the Milkman...

genes,milkman,not my mother

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14 Dec 14:48

gifsboom: Chicken stealing mouse from...


Chicken stealing mouse from cat


10 Dec 17:17

Art in the Shadows: Everyday Objects Cast Unexpected Shapes Onto Paper

by SA Rogers
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Has doodling ever been more creative than this? While most people wouldn’t give a second’s thought to the shape an everyday object’s shadow casts upon adjacent surfaces, artist Vincent Bal looks at them and sees the beginnings of a character or scene. It might be a phone charger, a fallen leaf, a drinking glass or a Christmas ornament, but in its shadow, Bal sees far more than the object itself.






Each of Bal’s quick and clever illustrations is a testament to the creativity of an artist’s brain. Calling his work ‘shadowology,’ Bal plays around with silhouettes and light sources to find inspiration for sketches most people would never dream up. It takes the game of finding shapes in the clouds and applies an artist’s hand to the process, embellishing the shapes into something more.




Calling himself a ‘filmmaker and doodler and procrastinator from Belgium’, Bal shares his work on his popular Instagram account and sells prints on Etsy.

Book of Shadows: 2D Shape Cutouts Cast Silhouettes on Pages

A children's book with an interactive twist, Motion Silhouette engages readers through pop-up pieces that require lighting to animate shadow pictures on each page. The idea ...

Art in the Shadows: Documenting Temporary Urban Sights

In an urban environment, it seems that nearly everything is fleeting. Nothing - not even the tall buildings or long-standing sidewalks - is immune to change. Urban art that aims to make the most ...

What Lies Beneath: Skeletons Carved into Everyday Objects

Creatures large and small seem to have eaten their way out of the confinement of everyday items like rolling pins, axes, pianos and chairs in the hands of Montreal-based artist Maskull Lasserre. ...

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26 Nov 11:46

my-wanton-self: A Korean company has developed  a rolling...


A Korean company has developed  a rolling barrier system to minimise the impact of accidents.

04 Nov 17:32

weloveshortvideos: The agility of a snow leopard


The agility of a snow leopard

29 Oct 07:59

weloveshortvideos: making faces at fish


making faces at fish

22 Oct 22:58

gifsboom: parkour



20 Sep 09:50

thenatsdorf: Japanese chef prepares lavish meal for his beloved...


Japanese chef prepares lavish meal for his beloved cat. [video]

20 Sep 09:46

HOW is this fun??

HOW is this fun??

20 Sep 09:42

mcmansionhell: ameranthe: Reference and inspiration for...



Reference and inspiration for building homes. Original source here.

Wonderful pictorial guide to housing styles! 

The only one I don’t care for is the traditional ranch style. It just doesn’t have the character the others have.

20 Sep 09:15


01 Sep 10:47

aileenlittlehandsclark: giffingsharks: The Goblin shark...



The Goblin shark extends its jaw way out in front of its body, then snaps it back to catch food. The jaw is suspended by ligaments, and not connected to the skull.

What the fuck

21 Aug 13:53


17 Aug 07:58

Urban Camo: Bus & Train Fabrics Turned into Wearable Textiles

by Kurt Kohlstedt
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]

fabric matching transit dress

Transportation system patterns, right down to seat cloth details, are designed to last and look good even when stained by dirt and spilled drinks over time, making them an oddly suitable choice to turn into apparel.

transportation camouflage germany

Of course, what looks best under those strained conditions can also look downright strange when turned into suits for human wearers, as Germany artist Menja Stevenson explored firsthand.

fabric cloth outfit artist

“No matter how many subway lines, buses, trams, trains, and other public conveyances we ride, we are rarely left with a positive impression of the upholstery,” writes David Gibson of the BBC in discussing this art project. “As sure as roses are red and violets blue, transport fabric is a multihued graphic abomination, possibly crawling with pathogens.”

matching cloth

Stevenson contacted transportation officials and managed to get large enough sections and samples sent her way in order to start making her distinct urban outfits.

transit suit outfit

“For many years I had to take the bus to the academy where I studied art,” says the artist. “Such a pattern, like a lot of everyday things, imprints itself into our memory unconsciously without being actually perceived.Through my intervention the beholder (or passenger) becomes aware of the ‘invisible’ fabric.”

urban outfit

Of course, by outfitting herself in transit-mapping fabrics, Stevenson goes from being invisible to highly visible, inevitably generating conversations from curious onlookers who notice her fitting in while standing out (via Colossal).

Urban Camo: Body Paint Blends Humans into City Backdrops

Human figures blend into iconic New York City scenes, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Guggenheim Museum, in artist Trina Merry's tromp l'eoil urban camouflage works. Each subject is carefully ...

The Ultimate Urban Camouflage Collection: 10 Strange Examples from Coke Suits to Camo Cars

(Check out our complete collection of Urban Exploration Tips, Tricks and Guides.) Ever want to hide in plain site while on a urban exploration outing? Whether you're an urban explorer or simply ...

Colorful Cabs: Taxi Fabric Project is a New Form of Urban Art

Thousands of people get to gaze at beautiful original artwork while taking a ride from one place to another in Mumbai, India, bringing exposure to local design talent through a new form of urban ...

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18 Jun 20:56

gifsboom: Making a delivery. (via StevenLiuVFX)


Making a delivery.

(via StevenLiuVFX)

01 Jun 20:28

sean-clancy: Gorgeous spiral staircase


Gorgeous spiral staircase

20 May 10:59

Detroit Agate: Auto Factory Paints Accidentally Form ‘Fordite’

by Urbanist
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]

shaped fordite

Culled from paint deposits in old car factories, these may look like exotic gemstones, but their colors reflect years of layering and hundreds to thousands of assembly-line stops. They are frequently referred to as Detroit Agate, or simply: Fordite.

fordite image

Workers at the time, and urban explorers in later years, grew fascinated and started chipping off the results to save and ultimately shape into jewelry and other objects.

fordite rings

Historically, automotive bodies were painted by hand, and the spray-painted layer would drip onto surrounding surfaces and equipment (or simply be coated indirectly).

natural detroit aggregate

The pain would end up backed onto these surfaces, where it would solidify and grow thicker over time, up to inches over the years.

fordite encursted form

Like layers in a rock to a geologist, these faux-minerals tell stories of automotive history through their vibrant and varied colors, including changes in favorites over time. While you can still find this in raw form or polished pieces online, be warned: pre-1970s layers may contain lead.

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Nameless Paints: Cleverly Coded Tubes Show Color Composition

Instead of names or swatches, this series of minimalist paints comes in tubes that show off constituent colors that double as lessons about how complex hues ... Click Here to Read More »»

Abandoned Ship: Artist Paints Figure Onto Floating Ruins

Hawaiian artist HULA paints the head and arm of a floating woman onto the rusted steel surface of an abandoned ship, all while balancing on a surfboard. The ... Click Here to Read More »»

Hypercolor Architecture: Paints React to Light, Heat & Touch

The 90s are back and better than ever, with Hypercolor-style material science now making its way onto exterior surfaces, robust enough to withstand external ... Click Here to Read More »»

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17 May 20:21

kaiserneko: webbut: danmeth: Junk Food Rebranded as Gourmet...




Junk Food Rebranded as Gourmet Artisanal Delights

This makes me angry.


16 May 13:16

sizvideos: This street artist is incredibly talented - Full...

12 May 08:57

A Mirage You Can Touch: Liquid Marble Installation Fools the Eye

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]

liquid marble 1

Even crueler than a real mirage, this convincing illusion continues to look like a real body of water until you reach down to touch its surface, only to find that it’s as solid as anything you’ve ever touched. Thankfully, this faux aquatic feature isn’t sitting in a desert somewhere to fake out unsuspecting travelers, but rather placed in the courtyard of the magnificent Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire Centre D’Arts et de nature, a garden center in France. The piece will be on display through November 2nd.

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liquid marble 4

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur achieved the effect with a marriage of 3D computer software, hand-polished green marble and natural light, so it looks like wind is rippling on the surface of a river. What would have been a split second of scenic beauty, experienced and then forgotten by the naked eye or captured in a two-dimensional photograph, is now frozen in time, made into a durable object that could last thousands of years.

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“I wanted to address the garden with water as my muse,” says Lehanneur. “The water whose presence we sense even before we first catch sight of it below the chateau, flowing uninterrupted to the sea. Some say the Loire is France’s last wild river; it shapes and nourishes the landscapes, it passes through without ever pausing along the way.”

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“I hope that, when passing the Chateau gates, the visitor will experience something that comes close to a magic portal, to a forbidden place in so many fairytales. Everything is liquid in this space, evanescent, enlightened, and yet it is executed in a material that is one of the most solid imaginable.”

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Infinite Garden Multiplies Miniature Forest with Mirrors

Holes in a hovering white canvas box give the viewer a glimpse of a seemingly magical landscape in which a small planted area becomes a vast forest. Click Here to Read More »»

Pink Marble Public Pissoir: Open-Air Urinal in Urban Zurich

This giant hunk of pink marble in the middle of a Zurich car park isn’t a sculpture, exactly; it’s a place to relieve yourself in the open air so you ... Click Here to Read More »»

Feeling the Earth Move: Urban Sidewalk Liquid Intervention

Pedestrians in a French town were surprised to find that one day, a playful new addition to their brick walkway suddenly appeared...seemingly out of nowhere. Click Here to Read More »»

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09 May 13:52

gifsboom: Pilot ejects from F-18 jet right before crash....


Pilot ejects from F-18 jet right before crash. [video]

05 May 08:31

Metallic Life Forms: Kinetic Sculptures Undulate in the Wind

by Steph
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]

anthony howe kinetic sculpture 3

There’s something alien about the way these metallic structures move, a fluidity that makes them seem as if they’re alive. Each one transforms so completely as it spins, the results almost seem like optical illusions. It’s really all a play of light and shadow on cleverly designed kinetic sculptures, which are engineered to spin effortlessly whether the winds are barely blowing or gusting with extreme force.

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anthony howe kinetic sculpture 1

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Working through many a night in his remote workshop on Orcas Island, Washington, Howe refuses commissioned orders, working only from his personal creative inspiration. Hundreds of his sculptures have sold to private and public collections around the world, including large-scale urban works in several cities.

anthony howe kinetic sculpture 2

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anthony howe kinetic sculpture 7

“Kinetic sculpture resides at the intersection of artistic inspiration and mechanical complexity. The making of one of my nieces relies on creative expression, metal fabrication, and a slow design process in equal parts. It aims to alter one’s experience of time and space when witnessed. It also needs to weather winds of 90mph and still move in a one mile per hour breeze and do so for hundreds of years.”

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Moving Art: Unbelievable Kinetic Sculptures of Theo Jansen

A new species of animal roams the beaches of Holland. Made of plastic tubes, Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures move along the sand in a surprisingly organic way. Click Here to Read More »»

Wind-Powered Art: Air Sculptors & Sculptures Harness Nature

Whether sculptures are kinetic or static, gritty and down to earth, or large and exotic, wind powered sculptures bridge the boundaries between man and nature. Click Here to Read More »»

Sound Sculptures: Music Translated Into Transforming Objects

An experiment in intentional synesthesia, this combination of sculpture, music and technology enables us to actually see the physical form of individual songs. ... Click Here to Read More »»

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22 Apr 22:34

aberrantkenosis: archatlas: Really Big Coin...



Really Big Coin Skrekkøgle

This is our Really Big Coin. It is big because it makes other things look small when photographed next to it. Actually, it is a 20:1 replica of the EUR 50-cent, you see it being milled out here. We needed to do quite a bit of sanding, lacquering and smudging to obtain the desired look and some climbing to get into required shooting position (you need to get up real high to take good pictures). The result is a short series of photographs, attempting to visually scale down real-sized objects.

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