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27 Jun 16:21

Apparently I have posted only eight times in the last year. This...



Apparently I have posted only eight times in the last year. This is due to a new addition to the family, who is now too big for his skeleton suit.

All I have for you at the moment is this: the spooky tag

(above image: ““Farman 40 of pilot Lt. Jaumotte and observer sLt. Wouters”, from a website/source that no longer exists!)

Hope to be "back” soon.

27 Jun 16:20

Hogwarts

by Bricktales
Imperium der Steine is holding an Architecture Contest, to build a MOC in the scale and style of the Architecture sets. Kit Bricksto came up with this great version of Hogwarts for the "Entertainment Architecture" category.


27 Jun 16:19

TRUMPED

by LOU ROMANO





Digital
27 Jun 16:19

Chocolate For My Sister

by Martin Klasch

This is an illustration by Hans Arnold for an episode of the short story series ”Veckans Chock” (Shock of the week) in the Swedish magazine Veckorevyn. The story was written by Pat Stadley and in translation (back to English, I guess) the title would be "Chocolate for my sister". It was probably published in the late sixties or early seventies, is my guess.

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27 Jun 16:18

The Thing by Bernie Wrightson

by Martin Klasch
27 Jun 16:02

String Fountain

by pieter | today and tomorrow
patrick

so cool

String Fountain by Paolo Salvagione

“String Fountain” is a kinect sculpture by Paolo Salvagione.

String Fountain by Paolo Salvagione

The challenge, how does one present 50’s synchronized swimming, or water works like the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, without water. Pushing string with a motor is not a new idea. Adding servo motors and a microcontroller to create automated and interactive installation is what I was looking to do during my residency at Autodesk’s new facility on Pier 9.

The Pier 9 Artists in Residence program gives artists, makers, and fabricators a chance to work with us in our digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Our artists explore, create, and document cutting-edge projects, and share them with the DIY community.

That’s why you can find an Instructable to build one element of the String Fountain here.

String Fountain by Paolo Salvagione

String Fountain by Paolo Salvagione

String Fountain by Paolo Salvagione

You can see the sculpture in this video.

Here you can see one element of the sculpture in detail.

found at prosthetic knowledge

27 Jun 16:00

Robin Williams by Harry Langdon











Robin Williams by Harry Langdon

27 Jun 15:57

Abandoned Places #17

by max slobodin
The McBarge
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

27 Jun 15:56

Giants: A Black and White Series Captures the Complexity of the Humpback Whale

by Kate Sierzputowski

Over the last three years photographer Jem Cresswell has photographed humpback whales during their annual migration to Vava’u, Tonga, swimming with the great creatures in the vast waters of the southern Pacific Ocean. Cresswell’s series Giants captures the individual personality of the great whales, each of which seem to pose specifically for his underwater camera.

“I was initially drawn to the whales’ gentle nature, sheer size and the feeling of insignificance in their presence,” said Cresswell. “Over the past 3 years returning to Tonga, I have sought to capture intimate portraits of these complex and conscious animals, bringing the viewer into the world of these mystical giants.”

In addition to being intrigued by the animals’ size, the Australian-based artist is also fascinated by their brains. In 2006, spindle cells, which were only thought to be present in humans and great apes, were also found to exist within the brains of humpback whales. These cells, which are tied to social organization, empathy, and intuition, were found to be more than three times as prevalent in humpback whales than they were in humans.

This sense of humanness is one of the reasons that Cresswell chooses to shoot his underwater subjects in black and white. “The main focus of the project concerns the whale’s sense of character and consciousness,” he explained to Colossal. “To me, black and white avoids distraction and draws the viewer directly to the subject. Black and white also has a sense of timelessness to it, which I feel represents how long these creatures have been around for.”

Cresswell will continue photographing humpback whales in the future, but at the present he is taking a break to work on a new series focused on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. You can get a behind-the-scenes perspective of Cresswell’s underwater shoots on his Instagram and in the short video below. (via My Modern Met)

 

27 Jun 15:55

Feeling A Bit Like This

by swissmiss

27 Jun 15:52

The SNES Classic is real, arrives on September 29th for $80

by Nathan Ingraham
The delicious rumors are true: Nintendo is gearing up to launch the SNES Classic, a miniaturized version of the glorious original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. According to Nintendo's Twitter account, the system will be available on September...
27 Jun 15:44

Artist Lucy Sparrow Opens an Entire Convenience Store of Handmade Felt Products in Manhattan

by Christopher Jobson

If you have a late-night hankering for some felty gefilte fish or a bottle of fermented fabric, be sure to stop by 8 ‘Til Late, the newest temporary installation by British artist Lucy Sparrow known for her felt recreations of everyday objects. Located in Manhattan at The Standard, High Line, the bodega is filled from floor to ceiling with thousands of objects you might find at a typical corner store from breakfast cereals, a deli counter brimming with meats, frozen foods, and spirits—all made from felt and a bit of paint. And just like a real store, every last thing is for sale.

Over the last few years Sparrow has exhibited her felt objects in galleries and art fairs around the world including Art Basel, Scope Miami, and the New York Affordable Art Fair. 8 ‘Til Late is a companion piece to her 2014 installation in London titled The Corner Shop with a similar concept but with Eurocentric products. We have word that lines stretched around the block the last few days and every object in the store has since sold. While originally scheduled to be open through June 30th, the exhibition is ending early, specifically 10pm tonight. So if you’re nearby, now’s your chance. Maybe?

You can see the finer details of some 400 individual items from 8 ‘Til Late on Sparrow’s website.

16 Jun 13:01

Dagobert rhabillé

by noreply@blogger.com (Mouchkapéou)


Comptine pour le magazine Toupie
15 Jun 16:32

Segmented and Compartmentalized Graphite Portraits by Miles Johnston

by Christopher Jobson

The female characters inhabiting the world of London-based illustrator Miles Johnston appear to be undergoing near perpetual transformation, their faces or bodies split in half, or their entire form morphing into globby organic forms. Over the past few years he’s examined four specific transformations organized into series titled Deform, Divide, Attract, and Recur. Johnston will have work on view at the upcoming Small Works exhibition at beinArt Gallery and you can also follow him on Instagram. (via Booooooom, Artnau)

15 Jun 16:30

Ori Toor



Ori Toor

15 Jun 16:30

Gaudí’s First Built House Opens to the Public for the First Time in its 130-Year-Old History

by Kate Sierzputowski

© Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. All images by Pol Viladoms.

Built between 1883 and 1885, Casa Vicens is the very first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. During most of the Barcelona home’s 130-year-old history it served as a private residence, but thanks to a 2014 purchase by MoraBanc and a massive two-year renovation, the 19th-century building will be repurposed as a cultural center opening this October.

Casa Vicens was originally commissioned by the tile manufacturer Manuel Vicens i Montaner as a summer home, but sold in 1899 to the Jover family who owned the house for more than a century. The restoration of Casa Vicens began in April 2015, led by architects José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres, of Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectes, and David García of Daw Office. The new museum will display many of Gaudís original designs while hosting both permanent and rotating exhibitions within its grand interior.

The building itself stands as an early example of the architect’s Neo-Mudéjar architecture, and is one of eight UNESCO World Human Heritage Site in Barcelona. Casa Vicens completes the Gaudí Route, a series of more than a dozen buildings designed by the architect including the breathtaking La Sagrada Familia. (via Dezeen and Hyperallergic)

15 Jun 16:29

Tomorrow

by Matthew Lyons




Illustrations wondering about tomorrow for Engadget.
Articles on Engadget are #1 Tomorrow | #2 Nuclear | #3 Hacking | #4 Videogames

15 Jun 16:29

Mysterious Wooden Characters Adorned with Leaves and Nails by Jaime Molina

by Christopher Jobson

Heads facing downward, eyes closed, the figures inhabiting the world of painter and sculptor Jaime Molina (previously) seem to be in a state of deep contemplation or sorrow. Or maybe they’re just hungover and taking a nap. The mystery is part of Molina’s intention as he assembles these strange characters from found wood to inhabit his fictional world called “Cutty Town” — he refers to the objects themselves as “Cuttys”. At once strangely familiar and approachable, the pieces sprout hairdos of bent nails, cacti, and leaves that add more questions left only to the viewer to answer.

The Colorado-based based artist most recently exhibited several works with Stefanie Chefas Projects in Portland and Galería UNION in Buenos Aires, and he has a few works available through Thinkspace Gallery. (via Juxtapoz, Creators Project)

02 Jun 09:26

Plus l'eau est dure, plus la droite est dure

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Une eau dure est une eau qui contient beaucoup de sels dissous, en particulier des sels de calcium et de magnésium. Une droite dure est une droite qui contient beaucoup de fascisme dissous, en particulier du nationalisme et du racisme.

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04 Apr 13:19

A Fascinating Step-by-Step Animation Showing the Technique of Making a Bronze Cast

by Christopher Jobson

Created for the Hadrian Exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last December, this short animation details the elaborate process of creating a bronze cast using the lost-wax technique. The mix of stop motion and 2D animation is perfect for showing the materials used in each step along with helpful cross sections of what happens inside the mold. It’s so interesting to realize that the image depicted is transferred five times through different mediums —the original sculpture, plaster mold, wax, plaster again, bronze—before arriving at the final bronze artwork. Directed and animated by Renana Aldor and Kobi Vogman. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

04 Apr 13:13

Fencing Visualized

by swissmiss

Woah! Fencing comes to life with the help of motion tracking and gorgeous visual effects by Japanese fencer Yuki Ota and the Fencing Visualized Project.

04 Apr 13:13

Dramatic Aerial Landscape Photos of Our Impact on Nature Captured by Daniel Beltrá

by Kate Sierzputowski
February 8th 2007. Southern Ocean.

February 8th 2007, Southern Ocean, all images © Daniel Beltrá

During his past two decades as a photographer, Daniel Beltrá has photographed landscapes in all seven continents, exploring equally the beauty and tragedy found in nature across the globe. Beltrá works mostly in the air, providing the viewer with the expansive scale of what he encounters while perched inside an airplane or helicopter such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which he captured over the span of two months.

Other locations the Spanish photographer has traveled to included the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans, and the Patagonian ice fields. Beltrá was drawn to each of these locations due to the complexity of nature found at each. He explains in his artist statement that the “fragility of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from human-made stresses.”

Beltrá hopes that his unique aerial perspective and subject matter instill an understanding of how we are directly affecting the environment around us and at the edges of the globe. Many of his images from locations in Iceland and Greenland were recently included in his solo exhibition “Ice/Green Lands” at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago that closed on March 5, 2016. The photographer also recently published a collection of his images from the 2010 BP oil spill in his book SPILL. You can see more of his expansive landscape photography on his Instagram and Facebook. (via Ignant)

August 19th, 2014. Ilulissat, Greenland

August 19th, 2014, Ilulissat, Greenland

August 24th, 2014. Ilulissat, Greenland

August 24th, 2014, Ilulissat, Greenland

July 7th 2014, Iceland aerials

July 7th 2014, Iceland aerials

Water in Iceland's Ölfusá River flows around sandbars towards the Atlantic Ocean, July 7th 2014. The Ölfusá is Iceland's largest river and its watershed drains 6100 square kilometers or 1/7th of Iceland, including the Langjökull glacier. According to a recent study by the University of Arizona to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, parts of Iceland are rising as much as 35mm per year; this is directly related to the melting of Iceland's glaciers and to global warming.

July 7th 2014, Iceland’s Ölfusá River

September 16, 2013. Brazil. Aerials from Manaus to Santarem. Photo by Daniel Beltra for Greenpeace

September 16, 2013, Brazil. Aerials from Manaus to Santarem

September 10th, 2012. Arctic Ocean. Greenpeace MY Arctic Sunrise ship expedition to the Arctic to document the lowest sea ice level on record. Photo by Daniel Beltra for Greenpeace

September 10th, 2012, Arctic Ocean

Para, Brazil. February 11, 2012. Aerials south of Santarem and along the road BR163. Rainforest in the Tapajós River, coordinates: -4.737923-56.448047. Photo by Daniel Beltra for Greenpeace

February 11, 2012, Para, Brazil

Louisiana (USA). May 6th, 2010. Aerial view of the oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, the BP leased oil platform exploded April 20 and sank after burning. Leaking an estimate of more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day from the broken pipeline to the sea. Eleven workers are missing, presumed dead. Photo by Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

May 6th, 2010, Aerial view of the oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead

04 Apr 12:12

Don't Disturb

by noreply@blogger.com (Martin Klasch)
04 Apr 12:12

Exotic Dancing

by noreply@blogger.com (Martin Klasch)
I found these ads a long time ago and I don't remember where. I've searched for the source to no avail.
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30 Oct 10:48

freexcitizen: poi-poi-motherfuckers: A flight of Swedish Saab...



freexcitizen:

poi-poi-motherfuckers:

A flight of Swedish Saab 35 Drakens

Dude

Formation flight Sunday reblog.
29 Oct 16:35

Alleeeeeez viens là Conan, danse avec moi, grand fou

 

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22 Oct 17:28

Removed

by swissmiss

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In his project titled REMOVED, Photographer Eric Pickersgrill removed personal devices from images. As someone who didn’t grow up with these magical devices, these photographs hit home.

(via Jürgen)

22 Oct 17:27

Winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Christopher Jobson

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Still life, Edwin Giesbers, The Netherlands. Amphibians and Reptiles, WINNER.

The winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year have just been announced, and the top images depict an extreme gamut of beauty and ferocity found in the natural world. The grand title winner was ‘A Tale of Two Foxes' taken by photographer Don Gutoski in Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada that captures an unusual deadly clash between between red and Arctic foxes. The two species aren’t known to prey on each other as they generally hunt and live in different climates, but as their habitats have gradually merged over the last few years, the two animals are now on an unexpected collision course.

Kathy Moran, senior editor for natural history projects at National Geographic and jury member, referred to the photo as “one of the strongest single storytelling photographs I have ever seen.” She continued, “the immediate impact of this photograph is that it appears as if the red fox is slipping out of its winter coat. What might simply be a straightforward interaction between predator and prey struck the jury as a stark example of climate change, with red foxes encroaching on Arctic fox territory.”

The winning photos seen here were selected from 42,000 entries from 96 countries, and will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London from October 16th, 2015, through April 10th, 2016. You can read the story behind each winning image in this gallery. (via PetaPixel)

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A whale of a mouthful, Michael AW, Australia. Underwater, WINNER.

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A tale of two foxes, Don Gutoski, Canada. Wildlife Photographer of the Year, WINNER.

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The company of three, Amir Ben-Dov, Israel. Birds, WINNER.

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Flight of the scarlet ibis, Jonathan Jagot, France. Young Wildlife Photographers:
 15–17 years old, WINNER.

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Life comes to art, Juan Tapia, Spain. Impressions, WINNER. Story.

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Ruffs on display, Ondrej Pelánek, Czech Republic. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11–14 years old, WINNER.

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The art of algae, Peter Soler, Spain. From the Sky, WINNER.

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Shadow walker, Richard Peters, UK. Urban, WINNER.

22 Oct 16:39

A cause de la manie du ''tout anglais'', l'usage du français est en perte de vitesse et souffre, nous disons stop

Plus de pochettes françisées par Tom Le French ici

 

(Merci à Titi pour la suggestion)

21 Oct 11:56

La jetée/1

by limbolo