The music is a bit distracting
Fire Paintings Draws With Flames And Soot by Steven Spazuk
Steven Spazuk is a Canada-based artist who uses candle soot to create elegant drawings. After depositing soot on his media with a candle or torch, he etches lines and patterns in the soot with pencils and feathers.
Though Spazuk has spent the last 14 years developing and perfecting his soot painting technique, the creation process always has an element of random spontaneity and improvisation. via: boredpanda
Photographer and art director Tatsuya Tanaka has a fascination with all things tiny and has an uncanny ability to repurpose everyday objects as set pieces or tools for the inhabitants of his miniature world. For his project Miniature Calendar, Tanaka has been stretching his imagination to its limits nearly every day for the last four years. A tape dispenser becomes the bar for a restaurant, a circuit board is suddenly a rice paddy field, and the notes of a musical score become the hurdles for a track race. Individually, the photos might invoke a smile or chuckle as you get the joke, but when viewed collectively they morph into a fascinating study on Tanaka’s breadth of creativity.
Always have room for melon in your diet. 😏
If you love a magnet, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s due to a temperature called Curie. Look, I’m not a poet. Just read this.
وطن المرء ليس مكان ولادته و لكنه المكان الذي تنتهي فيه كل محاولاته للهروب
Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease
For the last few weeks, photographer and art director Vanessa McKeown has been sharing colorful, quirky interpretations of everyday objects on Instagram. McKeown imagines balloons as various fruits and vegetables and oranges are peeled to reveal unexpected objects. Clever visuals all around. You can also follow her on Tumblr.
I rebuilt my back stairs using pressurized treated lumber. While I was buying the wood at Home Depots I noticed a display of serious looking screws and since I know from experience that fastening wet pressurized 2x12s and 4x4s can be a challenge I thought I would try these. The main selling point was the “Zero Stripping” star drive (aka Torx) head and the “Easy Start” tip. My tool is a Milwaukee 18 volt screwdriver, which performed flawlessly. Though sometimes the screws were a little hard to start, overall they worked well. None of the boards split and there was no stripping. Another interesting feature is what they call “CEE Thread”. This allowed the screw to act like a lag screw. I used the #10 R4 Multi-Purpose Screws, both the 3 1/8” and the 2 ½”. If you have a project that does not require much finesse, these are the screws for you.
-- Dean Raffaelli
GRK R4 Multi-Purpose Screws
$12 – $15 per 100
Available from Amazon
These are the famous Tsavo Man-Eaters. In 1898, they killed over 135 people, and stopped work on a railroad before they were finally shot. Like many male lions in the Tsavo region, they have no manes. A 10-year study shows us part of the reason why.
Some of you may remember my popular bi, pan, and asexuwhale trio from last year. Well, I’ve decided to redo the set and add EVEN MORE SEXUWHALES (and an aromanatee!)
Bisexuwhale - humpback whale
Homosexuwhale - sperm whale
Pansexuwhale - narwhal/narwhale
Polysexuwhale - beluga whale
Asexuwhale - killer whale/orca
Aromanatee - manatee
All are available in my Redbubble shop as stickers, shirts, mugs, and more; text-less versions will be added to my shop soon, too.