Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Amazing Gorilla Pictures - New on Flikr

_K3H2934 by Mrs Canon
_K3H2934, a photo by Mrs Canon on Flickr.
Check out this Flikr Photo Stream for more incredible shots like this one.

Amazing Cityscape!


Criminals beware!

Criminals beware!: ""

T-Shirt Bracelets

T-Shirt Bracelets: "
 T Shirt Bracelets

Old T-Shirts find new life as bracelets. Strips of cut t-shirts are wrapped around old bangles to create a fresh and easy look.

IMG 5082 T Shirt Bracelets

IMG 5055 T Shirt Bracelets

IMG 5112 T Shirt Bracelets

++ More information and DIY instructions at Family Chic website !

Idea sent by Camilla Fabbri !


Lepthocephalus Bali Seraya

A Leptocephalus (meaning "small head") is the flat and transparent larva of the eel. They grow about 60-300 mm. Because they are transparent they are so hard to spot and are hardly ever sighted. We were lucky enough to see one of them!!



Piano Extravaganza - Walk├╝renritt (Ride of the Valkyries)

Evgeni Kissin, Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Leif Ove Andsnes, Claude Frank, Mikhail Pletnev, Staffan Scheja, and James Levine playing the Ride of the Valkyries. Verbier Festival & Academy 10th Anniversary Piano Extravaganza.


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Oomphalapompatronium


LED Moon Light by Nosigner

LED Moon Light by Nosigner: "
LED Moon Light by Nosigner moon lighting design

LED Moon Light by Nosigner moon lighting design

LED Moon Light by Nosigner moon lighting design

LED Moon Light by Nosigner moon lighting design

Inspired by the recent “Supermoon”, product and graphic designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) has designed an LED-embedded moon light using actual 3D topographical data taken from the lunar orbiter Kaguya. I can only hope that such a lovely, hypnotizing object will one day be made for sale. (via spoon and tamago)

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Old but Gold - Best Man?

Best Man?

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One for the Ladies?

ONE  FOR  THE  LADIES ? 


 Last week Minerva checked into a caravan park in Bundaberg, Queensland and was a bit lonely.  She thought, "I'll call one of those men you see advertised in phone books for escorts and sensual massages."    She looked through the phone book, found a full page ad for a guy calling himself 'Tender Tony'.  He was a very handsome man with assorted physical features flexing in the photo.  He had all the right muscles in all the right places; thick wavy hair, long powerful legs, dazzling smile, six pack abs and she felt quite certain she could bounce a sixpence off his well oiled bum.... You get the picture.    She figured, what the heck, I'll give him a call.

 
"Good evening, ma'am, how may I help you?". . .. Oh my, he sounded sooo sexy!

Afraid she would lose her nerve if she hesitated and she rushed right in, "Hi, I hear you give a great massage,
 I'd like you to come to my room and give me one.  No, wait, I should be straight with you.  I'm in town all alone and what I really want is sex.  I want it hard, I want it hot and I want it now.  Bring implements, toys, rubber, leather, whips, everything you've got in your bag of tricks. We'll go hot and heavy all night - tie me up, cover me in chocolate syrup and whipped cream, anything and everything, baby. Now how does that sound?"

He says, "That sounds absolutely fantastic but you need to press 9 for an outside line."

A 400 Pound Comb Bike Rack

A 400 Pound Comb Bike Rack: "
A 400 Pound Comb Bike Rack wood design cycling

A 400 Pound Comb Bike Rack wood design cycling

A 400 Pound Comb Bike Rack wood design cycling

I’m loving this surprisingly lovely if not hilarious wooden bike rack made by the Knowhow Shop LA co-op as a public art installation for the city of Roanoke. Read more over on The Fox is Black.

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BUDDY HOLLY My Two Timin' Woman (1949)

This is so cool.  Sounds crappy, but.....It's Buddy Holly!

Bridge safety

Bridge safety: "

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Donut Patch

I'm building this little home scene entirely from rubbish. Most things come from the tip and a few from op-shops. It's held together with love, paper mache, clay, paint and varnish. It's a work in progress!

Painting on Water

Eclipse over the Acropolis

Eclipse over the Acropolis: "
Eclipse over the Acropolis

The total phase of the
June 15 lunar eclipse
lasted an impressive 100 minutes.

Its entire duration is covered in
this composite of a regular sequence of digital camera exposures,
tracking the dark lunar disk as it
arced above the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

In fact, around 270 BCE Greek astronomer
Aristarchus
also tracked the duration of lunar eclipses, though without
the benefit of digital clocks and cameras.

Still,
using geometry, he
devised
a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate
the Moon's distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth,
from the eclipse duration.

A more modern Greek astronomer,
Elias Politis titled this eclipse duration study
and the accompanying youtube timelapse
video 'Acropoclipse'."

Palahniuk and Chocolate

Friday, 24 June 2011

Faces of Deception: Surreal Set of Rearranged Selves

Faces of Deception: Surreal Set of Rearranged Selves: "[ By Delana in Architecture & Design & Gadgets & Geek Art & Technology & Futurism. ]



We rely on our senses to tell us what is happening in the world around us. But what if you could no longer trust your senses? What if they started playing tricks on you? Would you know what to believe? This mind-bending photo series from Giuseppe Mastromatteo plays with our perception of the human form and strives to show us that we can overcome our unreliable senses.





Called Independsense, the series features digitally manipulated photos of models. Facial features and other body parts jump to unexpected locations on their bodies, making them seem strange, yet familiar at the same time.



One part of the series features body parts – often entire heads – that have been transferred to pieces of paper or cardboard rather than resting on the models’ bodies. The odd images give the impression of disconnection, as if the people behind the papers are unsure of their place in the world.



According to the artist, the series is all about the “masks” that we all wear – those public personae we project to either create a certain image or protect ourselves in some way. Mastromatteo explores these masks by presenting the familiar human form in unexpected, and sometimes slightly disturbing, ways.







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An Animated Embroidered Dog

An Animated Embroidered Dog: "
An Animated Embroidered Dog embroidery dogs animation

I can say with absolute certainty that in over 1,100 posts on Colossal this is the first featuring an animated gif. This is the work of Atlanta-based Aubrey Longley-Cook who created this animated dog by photographing the backside of the embroideries that it’s made from. (via lustik)


Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

 These are very interesting photos and some I find a bit disturbing.  Which is good.  The disturbing ones often become favorites.  Check out their other work as well!  Cheers.


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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Soil-less sky farming: rooftop hydroponics on NYC restaurant


This is a perfect example of green technology and it's benefits. The restaurant owner profits, the customers eat better and his neighbors enjoy slightly cleaner air and one less delivery truck in the street.  Imagine if more people in that street did the same?

Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats

 This comes from: Astronomy Picture of the Day



Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats: "

Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats

Thunderstorms almost spoiled this view of the spectacular June 15
total lunar eclipse.

Instead, storm clouds parted for 10 minutes during the
total eclipse phase
and lightning bolts
contributed to the dramatic sky.

Captured with a 30 second exposure the scene also inspired what,
in the 16 year history of
Astronomy Picture of the Day,
the editor considers may be the best title yet for a picture
(title credit to Chris K.).

Of course, the lightning reference clearly makes sense, and
the shadow play of the dark lunar eclipse was
widely
viewed
across planet Earth in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The picture itself,
however, was shot
from the greek
island of Ikaria at Pezi.

That area is known as 'the planet of the goats'
because of the rough terrain and strange looking rocks."

17 Brilliant Pictures of Nebulas from NASA

17 Brilliant Pictures of Nebulas from NASA: "
So much of space is still a huge mystery to us. For those who might not know, nebulas, or nebulae, are an interstellar cloud of dust and gases, such as hydrogen and helium, which all come together to make the beautiful colors and formations that you see. Thanks to NASA and the Hubble Program, we can view these 17 brilliant pictures of nebulas.

Hubble's New Eyes: Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula
Hubble's New Eyes: Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula

NASA's Hubble Sees A Majestic Disk of Stars
NASA's Hubble Sees A Majestic Disk of Stars

Hubble reveals heart of Lagoon Nebula
Hubble reveals heart of Lagoon Nebula

Hubble Captures Cosmic Ice Sculptures
Hubble Captures Cosmic Ice Sculptures

Hubble Snaps Sharp Image Of Cosmic Concoction
Hubble Snaps Sharp Image Of Cosmic Concoction

Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks
Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery
Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery

Hubble Captures Bubbles And Baby Stars
Hubble Captures Bubbles And Baby Stars

WFI Image of the Tarantula Nebula
WFI Image of the Tarantula Nebula

Hubble:WFPC2 and ESO:2.2-m Composite Image of 30 Dor Runaway Star
Hubble:WFPC2 and ESO:2.2-m Composite Image of 30 Dor Runaway Star

CTIO Image of Carina Nebula
CTIO Image of Carina Nebula

Wide View of 'Mystic Mountain'
Wide View of 'Mystic Mountain'

Dying Star Shrouded by a Blanket of Hailstones Forms the Bug Nebula
Dying Star Shrouded by a Blanket of Hailstones Forms the Bug Nebula

NASA's Hubble Universe in 3-D
NASA's Hubble Universe in 3-D

Carina Nebula Details: The Caterpillar
Carina Nebula Details: The Caterpillar

Hubble Captures Spectacular "Landscape" in the Carina Nebula
Hubble Captures Spectacular "Landscape" in the Carina Nebula by

Crab Nebula Supernova
Crab Nebula Supernova





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