“On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets a New York photographer who asks strangers on the street to pose as though they’re couples, friends or family. To view this video [Read more...]
Rome-based artist Mr. Thoms has worn just about every creative hat imaginable from writer, painter and sculptor, to graphic designer, cartoonist, set designer, filmmaker and illustrator. His breadth of expertise really shines though in his street art, where he often incorporates elements of his canvas or backdrop into the artwork itself. [Read more...]
Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. To see [Read more...]
The Leshan Giant Buddha is the world’s largest stone Buddha statue located in the Sichuan province of China, near the city of Leshan. The monumental structure was first carved out of a cliff where the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) and continues to stand tall today, proving to be a tourist attraction for spiritual followers and art enthusiasts.
Despite the fact that the seated Maitreya Buddha remains embedded in the natural environment, centuries since its initial construction, it has inevitably weathered down over the years. In fact, the giant figure was originally adorned with a thirteen-story, gold-plated, wooden structure meant to serve as a sort of shelter from extreme weather conditions. It has since been destroyed, leaving the 233-foot-tall Buddha to fend for itself. It is now as much a part of the environment as the mountain it is carved into. Locals even say, “The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain.” For pics [Read more...]
Its always good to see family, see commercial below… [Read more...]
If you’ve ever watched porn, and if you’ve ever had sex, you know that the two are very different. But what are the differences, specifically? watch the video! [Read more...]
Here is an illustrator and art director who comes from the equator. Javier Pérez performs here a fun series with photos on his Instagram account. Check them out [Read more...]
UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as STARPATH. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is both cost-effective and less labor-intensive, two incentives that Pro-Teq promotes and seeks to propose to global city councils in the hopes of incorporating their product into public parks.
STARPATH is currently installed in England, covering 140 meters along a pathway at Christ’s Pieces Park in Cambridge. From start to finish, the entire installation process took less than four hours. The quick construction involved spraying a polyurethane base on the ground, followed by a layer of the aggregate material that absorbs and stores energy from UV rays, and a final polyaspartic top coat (that takes only half an hour to dry) to seal it all in.
Pro-Teq Surfacing owner Hamish Scott explains, “This product adjusts to the natural light, so if it is pitch black outside the luminous natural earth enhances, and if the sky is lighter, it won’t release as much luminosity – it adjusts accordingly, it’s almost like it has a mind of its own.”
“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. [Read more...]
“Can I Touch It?” is a portrait project by photographer Endia Beal showing professional middle-aged white women donning “black” hairstyles. According to Slate, Beal took the women to a black salon in Woodstock, New York, set them up with a “black” hairstyle (not of their choosing), and photographed them in a traditional corporate portrait (“even if they weren’t happy with the result”). [Read more...]
Over his long career of making and building, self-taught photographer Michael Paul Smith has at times referred to himself as a text book illustrator, a wallpaper hanger and house painter, a museum display designer, an architectural model maker, and art director. All of these skills have culminated in the amazing ability to shoot forced perspective outdoor scenes using his extensive diecast model car collection. Something he calls his “quirky hobby.”
James Cameron’s Avatar blew a lot of people away back in 2009, and it’s going to be really interesting to see how the sequels turn out. But in the meantime, here is some really cool concept art giving us out first look at Avatar Land, which will being set up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They are bringing the world of Pandora to life, and it looks like it will be pretty spectacular. The plan is to complete it by 2017. [Read more...]
Fashion in Leaves is ongoing personal project by Malaysian illustrator and artist Tang Chiew Ling that explores various forms of leaves and flowers as if they were fashion sketches. [Read more...]
It’s no secret that the essence of Broccoli City derives from the energy of youth. So when we began to build out an idea that became known as the Smile Project – a premier, family friendly street carnival–it was a foregone conclusion that we’d enlist the partnership of some of DC’s remarkable young students. Enter the sustainability patrols: a program employed by the District Department of Environment, consisting of DC Public School students who are selected each year to ensure the sustainability of their schools. Now, I’ve been introduced to some super dope educational concepts over the years, but this program takes it to another level! Considering I was a safety patrol in my day; an honor I held at the highest regard, this new version of what that position entails reflects the times in which we now live adequately. [Read more...]
David Eppley’s “Flatbush Trees” installation really brightens up the neighborhood!
The following is an excerpt from “1,227 Quite Interesting Facts” [W.W. Norton, $15.95], a collection of difficult to believe yet entirely true miscellanea, assembled by the creators of British quiz show, “QI.”
1. One in ten European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
2. Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.
3. British spies stopped using semen as invisible ink because it began to smell if it wasn’t fresh.
4. A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops. [Read more...]