Monday, October 28, 2013

Huge Fish Sculptures Made From Discarded Bottles in Rio

Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio sculpture Rio de Janeiro recycling plastic
Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio sculpture Rio de Janeiro recycling plastic
Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio sculpture Rio de Janeiro recycling plastic
Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio sculpture Rio de Janeiro recycling plastic
Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio sculpture Rio de Janeiro recycling plastic
As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The sculptures are illuminated from the inside at night creating a pretty spectacular light show.  Love this.  See much more over on this Rio+20 Flicker set. (via hungeree and razor shapes)

Amazing Animated GIF"s by Zach Dougherty

Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty gifs digital
Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty gifs digital
Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty gifs digital
Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty gifs digital
Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty gifs digital
Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty gifs digital
Digital artist Zach Dougherty (previously) is back with a new round if really strange animated gifs, placing his strange amorphous and glitchy objects against ordinary backdrops. Let’s file this under “I don’t know what it is but I like it.” (via Ignant)

Has Bansky Lost His Touch? Street Art Sale Fizzles Out!

Banksy Has Unannounced Art Sale with Genuine Signed Canvases in Central Park, Sells Almost Nothing street art pranks humor graffiti
For his 13th day in New York, Banksy pulled a fantastic prank on unsuspecting passersby in Central Park yesterday by setting up an unannounced art stall with dozens of 100% original signed canvases. In a world where copies of unlicensed Banksy works are available for a dime a dozen, it’s not inconceivable for somebody to peddle cheap knockoffs for $60 apiece. To further camouflage the artwork the booth was labeled simply “SPRAY ART” and manned by an unsuspecting old man who seemed completely uninterested in what he was doing.
So after having the art stall open for an entire day in Central Park, with an inventory that could have value into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, how many people stopped to buy something? Over a period of 7 hours just three people bought a total of 8 canvases, one of whom managed to haggled the price down 50%! Total haul for the day: $480. One lucky man who said he was decorating his new house in Chicago just won the lottery and unknowingly walked away with four original Banksys. But don’t get your hopes up, according to the artist’s website this was a one day affair. “This was a one off. The stall will not be there again today.” Watch the video to see it all unfold.
For those of you following along the past few weeks via Instagram, Banksy’s website (or perhaps following his tracks around New York), the artist has been creating a new artwork every single day in October as part of hisBetter Out than In Residency.

Bejewled Saints Photographed by Koudounaris

The Beauty of Death: Catacomb Saints Photographed by Paul Koudounaris history death bones
St. Albertus ...this is amazing! 

A Fire Starter's Dream Gift! Pyro Pet Candles That melt Into Metalic Skeletons!

PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons pets cats candles
PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons pets cats candles
PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons pets cats candles
PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons pets cats candles
First mentioned in this space back in 2011 as the “Devil’s Candle,” this delightfully creepy candle that melts from a cute geometric cat into a ghoulish steel skeleton was designed by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval. After going viral around the web it left many wondering where they could get their hands on one, but unfortunately it was not to be, until now. The duo have finally figured out how to mass produce a whole family of morbid little candle pets called PyroPets, the first of which, a cat named Kisa (“kitty” in Icelandic), is available for the first time over on Kickstarter. The candle is actually quite large, measuring almost 7″ tall and has a burning time of around 20 hours.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Before There Were GIF's, There Were Phenakistoscopes: 155 Years Ago with Joseph Plateau

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope history gifs animation
155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope history gifs animation
Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateauunveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of vision principle to display the illusion of images in motion. Via Juxtapoz:

2013 Wildlife Photographers Awards: A Must See For The Aspiring Photographer

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Winners and Honorable Mentions nature
Essence of elephants. Greg du Toit, South Africa. Grand Title Winner Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2013.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Winners and Honorable Mentions nature Mother. Udayan Rao Pawar, India. Grand Title Winner Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (11-14 years), 2013.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Freshwater Jellyfish Lamps by Roxy Russell

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish
Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish
Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish
Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish
Created by California-based Roxy Russell, the Medusae Collection is a series of four pendant lamps designed to look like freshwater jellyfish. The lights are made from polyester Mylar and measure nearly three feet in height. (via Puddle)

Don't Stop The Dance: Surreal Photography Inspired by Dance

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual
Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual
Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual
Some viewing music, I think Bryan would approve! 

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