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02 Jun 02:53

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How-To Survive A Deadly Global Virus 
London-based designer Siedentopf has created original alternative masks for people to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Very interesting that a London based artist decided to make ‘alternative’ masks for ‘humour’ when the UK has the worst death rate in the world

02 Jun 02:29

The Big Impact of a Small Hobby

by swissmiss

John Donohue draws mundane dishracks and I love it. John is also the force behind All The Restaurants in NYC.

02 Jun 02:26

Six Students Design Solar-Powered Lamps From Collagen, Black Beans, and Agave Plants

by Grace Ebert

Six lamps designed by Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey students

A 2019 study notes that 1.8 million residents of Mexico live without electricity, while some sources say an additional five million have limited access. In an effort to provide affordable, sustainable solar power, six students from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey have designed lamps that can be constructed easily with materials commonly found throughout Mexico’s rural areas. Using wicker, agave plants, coconut bark, adobe, collagen, and black beans, the designers have created hand-held vessels powered by reusable solar cells and LED lights.

Inspired by artist Olafur Eliasson’s (previously) similarly sustainable Little Sun, Moisés Hernández, who led the project,  told Dezeen that students were tasked with creating lamps with easily reproducible exteriors. “With these new material ideas that came from different sites across Mexico, where the weather and context are so different, the students visualized new scenarios where these type of technological objects can be assembled and distributed to local people,” Hernández said. When the lamps need to be replaced, users simply can remove the solar and LED components and position them in new vessels.


Black bean lamp by Oscar Andrés Méndez Hernández

Adobe, recycled paper, and cactus slime lamp by Luis Fernando Sánchez Barrios

Coconut lamp by Rafael Sánchez Brizuela

Lamp of wicker made by craftsmen in Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, designed by Aniela Mayte Guerrero Hernández

A lamp of collagen spread over a coconut shell form by Naoto Ricardo Kobayashi Utsumoto

Agave-plant waste lamp by Viridiana Palma Dominguez

Coconut lamp by Rafael Sánchez Brizuela

01 Jun 03:09

themikeymonster: fluffmugger: Basically ever since we...



Basically ever since we developed human brains we’ve been desperately trying to turn them off

Humans: [evolve self-awareness]

Humans: oof, don’t like that

28 May 23:54


28 May 23:54

Ai Weiwei Has Designed Face Masks to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Relief

by Grace Ebert

All images © Ai Weiwei

A defiant middle finger, a heap of sunflower seeds, and various mythical creatures are all silk-screened in black ink on the blue cloth backdrops of nonsurgical masks. The artworks the most recent intervention by artist and activist Ai Weiwei (previously) to help raise money for organizations directly involved with combating the coronavirus pandemic.

Inspired by a documentary he’s making about COVID-19, the artist decided to create an entire collection after printing his iconic middle finger onto one of the disposable cloths. “An individual wearing a mask makes a gesture; a society wearing masks combats a deadly virus. And a society that wears masks because of the choices of individuals, rather than because of the directive of authorities, can defy and withstand any force. No will is too small and no act too helpless,” he writes on Instagram. While masks have become a ubiquitous symbol for the COVID-19 crisis, many of the inky renderings hearken back to Ai’s ongoing commitment to humanitarian efforts.

Hand-printed in the artist’s Berlin studio, the newly released face coverings are sold singularly and in groups of four and twenty. They’re available for purchase through June 27 on eBay, and proceeds will be split equally between Human Rights Watch, Refugees International, and Doctors Without Borders. (via Artsy)



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28 May 21:33

Dried Botanics Pressed into Delicate Fauna Compositions by Artist Helen Ahpornsiri

by Anna Marks

All images © Helen Ahpornsiri, shared with permission

England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri (previously) presses delicate flowers and plants into wondrous artworks that depict the colorful diversity of the natural world. By foraging botanics from her garden, Ahpornsiri pieces the dried natural matter together in a manner that’s similar to constructing a jigsaw puzzle. “I prefer to use fern and common wildflower species as I like the idea of giving something unassuming, or thought of as a weed, a new narrative—and they are relatively easy to grow!” she says. “The marine algae I use is foraged from beaches on the south coast of England. I search for loose pieces of marine algae along strandlines and in rockpools, especially after stormy seas, to avoid being disruptive to the surrounding ecosystem.”

The artist’s collection features mammals and insects from across the animal kingdom—ranging from peacocks and bees to elephants—some of which are aligned with tiny pieces of gold leaf that reflect the sparkling color and vibrancy of the species she creates. Upon close inspection, the flowers’ color appears faded from the drying process, similar to the way watercolors dry and bleed into their canvas. In one of the artist’s most recent pieces, a comet moth is mounted on black board, with its antenna crafted from a minuscule leaf that elegantly depicts the fragility of the insect’s anatomy.

You can see more of Ahpornsiri’s delicate botanic compositions on her website, on Instagram, and via her shop.


27 May 12:51

Doughy Braids and Sliced Fruits Arranged into Sumptuous Pies by Karin Pfeiff-Boschek

by Grace Ebert

All images © Karin Pfeiff-Boschek, shared with permission

While many people are spending their days starting batches of sourdough, Karin Pfeiff-Boschek has been busy baking sweet pies with mesmerizing arrangements that appear almost too pretty to eat. She tops each pastry with a delicate floral motif of flaky dough, a precisely arranged gradient of sliced fruit, or a checkered weave braided in rows.

The pastry designer tells Colossal that she was raised in a family of bakers, although pies weren’t her first form of artistic expression. “As a child, I enjoyed seeing, smelling, and eating the breads and pastries that both of my grandmothers made. Baking was traditional in our family in rural Germany, and when I was a young teenager, I began baking cakes and pastries for my brother and sister,” she writes. “I did not become a baker, however, but became interested in fabrics, eventually designing, dyeing, and creating my own works of textile art.”

After learning to make pies from her American mother-in-law, Pfeiff-Boschek merged her new culinary skills with her background in design, saying she “began to wonder whether one could decorate them in a manner similar to the way cakes are turned into works of art.” Employing her own techniques, Pfeiff-Boschek modified her mother-in-law’s original recipe in minor ways and opted for chilling the raw pastry in batches. 

I found that by cooling the dough while creating decorations, using a very thin, sharp knife such as a scalpel and working very precisely it was possible to create ornate decorations that held their shape during baking. I make it a priority to also show the baked pie because regardless of how beautiful a pie may look before baking, it never will be served in that state and must look good after it comes out of the oven.

To alter the dough colors, Pfeiff-Boschek adds powders made from freeze-dried berries, spinach, and beetroot. She tends to bake sweet pies with peaches, apples, and other fruits, although occainsly assembles a savory version filled with meat and vegetables. Each creation takes between two and six hours to assemble and adorn. “I love nature, and many of my designs come from time I spend in our garden with our German shepherd dog, Halgrim. I am inspired by trees, leaves, and vines but also by classical geometric patterns and quite mundane articles, such as gully lids,” the designer says.

Many of Pfeiff-Boschek’s edible artworks have culminated in a book, Elegant Pie, and on her blog by the same name. To see both pre- and post-bake photographs, head to Instagram. You also might like Lauren Ko’s vibrant pies and tarts.


26 May 18:29


24 May 15:40

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Program


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That wasn't lazy drawings in the background - the sim just hadn't fully rendered them.

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24 May 15:17

Studio Ghibli: el museo japonés abre sus puertas por medio de videos

by Miguel Bravo

El Studio Ghibli nos ha hecho soñar y ser felices gracias a sus increíbles películas y animaciones, es por eso que el museo de este estudio japonés es uno de los lugares más populares para visitar en Japón.

Curiosamente, a pesar de ser tan popular, no hay muchas fotos ni mucha información sobre este en Internet, pues las fotografías y videos están estrictamente prohibidos. Es por eso que los videos que veremos a continuación son tan importantes para todos los fanáticos de estas animaciones.

Videos que nunca creímos ver

Los videos que veremos aquí son algo muy especial, pues tomando en cuenta lo celoso que se guardan todo lo que hay dentro del museo del Studio Ghibli, encontrar videos oficiales es algo muy interesante.

Studio Ghibli Museo

Esto ocurrió gracias a que el museo se encuentra cerrado por la crisis sanitaria del coronavirus que actualmente estamos viviendo. El museo, pensando en que esto podría alegrar el día de las personas, decidió lanzar pequeños videos en donde se muestra parte de la exhibición de esta legendaria compañía.

Como podemos ver, hay de todo en este museo, justo como podríamos esperar. Pues no solamente podemos ver cosas relacionadas a El Viaje de Chihiro o de Mi Vecino Tororo. Sino que vemos desde personajes como Kiki o Porco Rosso.

Sin duda es un lugar extremadamente mágico que al ver en video no podemos hacer otra cosa que desear estar ahí en vivo.

Gracias a que aun no se sabe cuando es que todo lo que estamos viviendo terminará, lo más probable es que el museo permanecer cerrado por un buen tiempo más, aunque de igual de manera, aunque estuviera abierto, por el momento los vuelos a Japón son básicamente imposibles de encontrar.

Así que solo podemos soñar con estar dentro del museo por medio de sus videos, aunque realmente es mucho mejor que nada.

La magia de un buen RPG: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch para Nintendo Switch [FW Labs]

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch para Nintendo Switch logra transportarnos de nuevo a un mundo lleno de magia que te hará sonreír como niño.

22 May 00:26

A Kinetic Sculpture by Felipe Pantone Slides into a Hypnotizing Kaleidoscope of Color

by Grace Ebert

“Subtractive Variability Manipulable 3” (2020), UV paint, PMMA, MDF, and linear slide bearings, 21.5 x 50.0 x 7.2 centimeters. All images © Felipe Pantone

Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone makes the relationship between color theory and human action tangible. His latest kinetic sculpture, titled “Subtractive Variability Manipulable 3,” features three translucent slides that shift to create hypnotic gradients. In cyan, magenta, and yellow, each piece visualizes the variances of subtracted color when affected by human touch.

In a statement, Panton said he “evokes a spirit in his work that feels like a collision between an analog past and a digitized future, where human beings and machines will inevitably glitch alongside one another in a prism of neon gradients, geometric shapes, optical patterns, and jagged grids.” Many of his colorful works appear pixelated in the physical form of a mural or sculpture.

A limited-edition run of the artist’s kaleidoscopic sculpture will be released by Configurable on May 26. To see more of his vivid projects, head to Instagram. (via Street Art News)


22 May 00:25

Precise Angular Stitches Encase Found Twigs in Natalie Ciccoricco’s New Embroideries

by Grace Ebert

All images © Natalie Ciccoricco

Stitching lengthy, varicolored rows around found twigs, Natalie Ciccoricco juxtaposes the organic forms of nature with her meticulous embroideries. The California-based artist has been crafting her Nesting series on white, handmade paper with unfinished edges. The stark backdrop complements the precisely laid thread that seems to suspend each twig, while the natural borders offer an additional organic element.

An extension of her stitches on vintage photographs, Ciccoricco’s lastest series was born out of her time quarantined at home. “While being under quarantine at home, I started creating embroidery artworks using materials found in our yard, on our deck or nature walks,” she writes on her site. “Exploring the juxtaposition between geometric shapes and organic elements, this series is an ongoing exercise to find beauty and hope in challenging times.”

Although each piece from Nesting is sold out in her shop, some prints of her other embroideries are available on Society6. Follow Ciccoricco’s progress and see her latest works on Instagram. (via Jealous Curator)


21 May 23:05

everythingfox: “My dad is retired now and helped with...


“My dad is retired now and helped with rehabilitating a squirrel he found. The squirrel comes back daily for snacks, pets, and fights.“


19 May 05:01


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18 May 20:43

Las rocas de los tsunamis – Lecciones del pasado que se olvidan

by Kirai

Esta roca en la aldea de Aneyoshi en Iwate fue erigida después de que un tsunami arrasara el pueblo en el año 1933. Grabado en la roca está escrito los siguiente: «Tener casas en lugares altos ayudará a la paz y felicidad de nuestros descendientes. Recordemos el poder destructivo de los grandes tsunamis. No construir casas por debajo de este punto.»

A lo largo de las costas japonesas hay centenares de rocas como esta que sirven de recordatorio para marcar el lugar a partir del cual se debería evitar construir.

En Aneyoshi esta roca fue respetada durante generaciones, se construyó siempre más arriba del punto marcado, y cuando el tsunami del 2011 les azotó, el agua del mar dejó de avanzar cuando llegó a 90 metros que habían colocado allí en 1933. Todos los habitantes de Aneyoshi que estaban en sus casas sobrevivieron. (Desafortunadamente una madre y sus tres hijos murieron porque estaban yendo en coche hacia otro pueblo cuando la ola vino).

Pero resulta que en muchos lugares estas «rocas marcador de tsunami» son ignoradas al cabo de tres o cuatro generaciones y se comienza a construir cada vez más cerca del mar. La mayoría de pueblos de la costa que construyeron casas hasta la línea de costa en Miyagi y Fukushima fueron totalmente arrasados en el 2011.

Es fácil acusarles, «qué tontos los que ignoraron el peligro de los tsunamis», «si los demás pueblos hubieran respetado los avisos de sus antepasados en el 2011 habríamos tenido muchas menos víctimas». Pero yo diría que es algo más general que se puede aplicar no sólo a los habitantes de las costas de Japón: «qué tontos los humanos, que nos olvidamos de las lecciones del pasado».

Plagas, pestes, tsunamis, guerras, terremotos, desastres naturales…

Con el paso del tiempo lo que les pasó a nuestros antepasados nos comienza a parecer algo etéreo, abstracto e irreal que solo existe por escrito en libros o en forma de monumentos. A veces nos pensamos que lo que sucedió en el pasado, no volverá a suceder.

Muchas «rocas tsunami» se colocaron después del 2011. Por ahora se están respetando, ¿Se respetaran en el futuro?

Covid-19 nos está enseñando muchas lecciones,
¿las recordaremos en el futuro?

La historia se repite a si misma, primero como tragedia y luego como farsa – Karl Marx
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. – Karl Marx

16 May 16:26

16/05/2020 - 15:53:48 - Inventos/Compras - por Oink!

Plátano + Lámpara = ¡Plámpara! [autores]

14 May 13:16

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Heaven


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He gets points for chutzpah before being transferred to perdition forever.

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14 May 13:15

remusisastinkybastard: stargabs-is-here: thecrystalalice: Got to love Watsky’s words of...




Got to love Watsky’s words of wisdom

This is the ADHD hack that got me straight A’s for my final 3 terms of college and Cum Laude honors.

And WHAT honors?

13 May 21:47

13/05/2020 - 15:43:03 - Comida - por Oink!

Tenéis que ver esta maravillosa receta de mejillones que Ferran Adrià ha puesto en Twitter. Si esto no es de ser un genio, que venga el payaso de McDonalds y te haga una hamburguesa diablito jojojojojojo

13 May 21:45

13/05/2020 - 15:44:31 - Animales - por Oink!


Se ve súper enfermo :3

Flamencos dando de comer a su cría. No, no es sangre. La "leche" (regurgito) de los flamencos es roja :o. (nunca te acostarás sin una imagen digna de pesadillas)

13 May 21:39

13/05/2020 - 15:50:11 - Ciencia - por Oink!


Un proyecto más para la DGIC :D

El polvo de licopodio parece un poco caro, pero sólo por hacer esta tontería igual merece la pena :D

08 May 12:36


08 May 12:08

Try Meditating

by Doug
08 May 11:50

bolita-8:Dejame agradecerte 😋


Dejame agradecerte 😋

07 May 13:20


07 May 12:53



La Obama (una paja y a la cama) y la Vladimir (una paja y a dormir)