Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Special effects

This picture looks like how I felt after waking up from anesthetic for having my teeth out. With a softer jawline and more hair. 

Tsevis are a Greece-based top-notch visual design group and I really love their stuff: 




"Building an image of a person out of images connected with that person is always rather satisfying if it pulls off well"
Via Visual News

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Forget headless chickens

Brian Donnelly's more interested in two headed chickens and the rest. 



http://www.briandonnelly.org

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Monday, 27 December 2010

Pretty speechless on this one.

Happy 27th of December kids. Remember to shave your armpits THOROUGHLY before going bowling.



Via Copyranter

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Some form of tree theme

I managed to escape Heathrow on Monday by the skin of my teeth - ours was one of about 10 flights leaving that day and I am now happily pootling around in the Southern Hemisphere with not a care in my head about thermal underwear, accidental hypothermia or BBC News 24 using the word "treacherous" approximately 4 times a minute to describe Britain in general. 

However despite the fact that everyone in Australia sends each other Christmas cards depicting snowy scenes, Christmas is obviously a pretty different affair over here; I plan to drink chilled rosé instead of mulled wine, eat lobster instead of turkey and I'll have to substitute sand for snow when making a giant Christmas snow cock - which seemed to be a massive craze when I left London. 

All those things are good but it's not quite the same as the real snowy deal which everyone will have in England - which I'm a little moon faced about. Anyway, all of that was an extremely rambling preamble (which I would blame on jetlag but I'm really just predisposed to rambling) to posting these two wintery tree scenes. I think I'm done, here you go:

Cold moon - print by Dan McCarthy Print Club.

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And this untitled one by Namiko Kitara - go to her website to check out her beautiful ethereal photography.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

I think she's dead my deer

I-dopa handmade this deer model and used sugar for snow and oil paint for blood. 
Via Who Killed Bambi - obviously.


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Friday, 17 December 2010

Scenes of mild showing off

Right, I'm off to Australia for Christmas so posting may become sporadic with an Antipodean twinge.

Happy Christmas to you all. Play me out Salsa Dog.



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Marriage for Muppets

Sweetest bloody proposal I've ever seen. Sid Ceaser made a video with muppet versions of  him and his girlfriend falling in love and then secretly ensured that the video was snuck into the regular trailers at the cinema. They watched the first few trailers and then Sid's came up - here it is:



Read this wonderful article about how he did it:
http://ceaserphotography.com/blog/archives/192

Thanks Emerald.

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Waiter, Waiter! There's an Owl in my Assam

Choose from Owl, Fox, Bear or Deer to emerge from your tea or coffee as you sip.



Who Killed Bambi 
Link

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

EVIL FLOATING HEAD...

Amazing what you can do with two halves of a ping pong ball.



By Waverley Flams
Via No Fat Clips

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

All I want for Christmas...


... is apparently very separate to what I'm going to get this Christmas - Santa's list has been hacked and I've allegedly been "unpleasant on every level" and will be receiving a massage from Philip Schofield. 


Horrors. Head here to find out what'll be nestling in your stocking come Christmas morn:
http://www.santaslisthacked.com/

Thanks to Tom for the link - don't want to spoil any surprises but apparently you're getting a nasty dose of the Clap for Christmas. Sorry for that...


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What did Jesus say about turning wine into blood?

Something encouraging no doubt.

Love these arterial and aortal decanters by Etienne Meneau. The Daily Mail should use them to illustrate their eternal discussion of the LIFESAVING NECESSITY / FATAL FOLLY of a glass of red a day.




http://the-strange-decanter.blogspot.com/
Via Who Killed Bambi?

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

So, the Tiger-Rabbit is an actual thing


According to Bunnylicious "the hybrid of the Tiger and Rabbit signifies the annual transition in the Korean calendar and these archetypal symbols of aggression and submission address the hierarchy of Japanese colonisation and contemporary Korean identity."

So above we have some Tigerrabbit street art in Hongdae, Seoul and below a snarly little painting by Laurie Hogin. In your face Liger.


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Monday, 13 December 2010

Steam Punk Sucker Punch

Samurai, burlesque, flaming dragons, exploding dirigibles, short skirts and long socks. Sucker Punch, by Zack Snyder looks ridiculously over the top and I'm looking forward to it.



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Friday, 10 December 2010

What happens when you cross an edamame bean with a Labrador...

... MAMESHIBA!!!

For reals, Mameshiba are hybrids of dog and bean that give out timely nuggets of useful info. Such as:



I truly freaking love Mameshiba, particularly the "real life" version at the end.

Find out more about Tiger Bean (self centred and rambunctious), Red Bean (extremely polite, quite popular), Almond (uptight) and all their other beany, nutty chums at : http://dogatch.jp/mameshibaworld/index.html

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Imagine what he could do with a nail gun

BadBanana writes that it takes Parisian artist Baptiste Debomboug 75 hours and about 35,000 staples to create one of his wall murals. Worth the effort though.





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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Green fingers, blue fingers, prune fingers

It's all good in the name of coral gardening.


Coral Gardening from Jonathan Clay on Vimeo.

Via Sophia's Sketchbook - a blog full of excellent bits and bobs.

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Wednesday Thursday Friday

I love the site Parents Don't Understand Technology - it comes up with corkers like these:


While helping my mom install a new printer over the phone, she could not find the My Computer icon on her desktop. When I asked her to close all the windows she had open, the line went silent for 5 minutes. When she came back on the line I realized she closed all the windows in the house.
Ryan H, University of Saskatchewan



My mom thought WTF meant "Wednesday, Thursday, Friday."
Amanda M, Ramapo College


Yesterday I gave my mom my flash drive and asked her if she could make me two copies of my paper at work because my printer ran out of ink. She brought home the copies in the afternoon. It was two photocopies of the flash drive.
Ari Y


My step-mother writes "at" and then circles it every time she gives somebody her email address.
tom U


My mom thinks printing out website pages is "downloading them."
Amy Kowell, Fredonia


Every morning, my dad sends a picture text message of something random he sees (a tree, a bridge, a car) to my entire family. He calls this his "blog."
Andi S from Tufts


My mom discovered how to add a "signature" to the end of her text messages. I constantly get "Pick up some more milk, Dance Like No One Is Watching" or "I'll be home at six, Dance Like No One Is Watching."
Simone Lebeuf


Yesterday my dad tested if his Outlook in the office works by sending an email to his home email address and then driving home to check if it arrived.
E. S. from UBC


http://www.collegehumor.com/articles/column/parents-just-dont-understand


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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Boo hiss?

Yay hiss more like - these are a selection of Cobra & Bellamy's vintage style watches. Thanks to a heavy hinting anniversary present campaign (sending the weblink three times a day) I am now the proud owner of their men's classic (top) which is hefty with clean 20's lines. I love it.


 Cobra and Bellamy 

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Actual Amazeballs

New Zealand's Moeraki rock boulders as captured by Antoine Hubert via Kuriositas.







As always, head over to Kuriositas for more info:

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Monday, 6 December 2010

Get yer feet off the carpet

It's made of pasta / mustard seeds / model soldiers / balloons / cups of coffee etc.

Designers Stijn van der Vleuten, Marcia Nolte and visual artist Bob Waardenburg make temporary contemporary carpets - so cool, so crunchy underfoot.

  







http://wemakecarpets.wordpress.com/

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Bush tea

Nice pots. I like em.



Via http://www.coolhunting.com/food-drink/south-african-r.php

For truly delicious tea try Peyton and Byrne:
http://www.peytonandbyrne.co.uk/

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Nuclear powered gymnastics

Given North Korea's recent petulant behaviour - it's late, they're tired and they're going on the INTERNATIONAL NAUGHTY STEP if they're not careful - I think it's time for another look at the staggering mass gymnastics they put on for the amusement of Kimmy and his po-faced generals. Described as "a highly regimented performance that emphasizes group dynamics rather than individual prowess" (I see what they're doing there...) it is pretty goddamn amazeballs.

Accompanied by a rather lacklustre Faithless track from days of yore.



I don't know how I can get 80,000 gymnasts to perform amazing acts of synchronicity in my honour but if anyone's interested I would particularly enjoy the ripple effect flag of my face created by thousands of children holding up flashcards. If you start scouting for un/willing participants now, you could probably get my nose done by 2012.

Interesting article here: http://www.thememagazine.com/stories/mass-games/

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Haunch of Provost

Went to see the opening of Nicolas Provost's Stardust exhibit at Haunch of Venison last night with my friend Harry.

It consists of three main videos:
Long Live the New Flesh (see below), a wonderfully hallucinatory and coagulating horror-show mish-mash which we watched in disgusted wonder.

Storyteller - a mesmerising tracking view of Vegas which mirrors the footage horizontally - giving it a beautiful bejewelled sci-fi look.

Stardust - a 20 minute video again set in Vegas which feeds you a stream of people and situations which you create your own story for - Jack Nicholson crops up in it looking and behaving exactly as you'd expect. That was Harry's favourite - but I think that's because he was daydreaming about being Jack's Vegas wing man.

All in all deliciously enjoyable - it's on till 29th Jan 2011. Go check out Provost's site for a taster.
http://www.nicolasprovost.com/


Long Live the New Flesh. Excerpt One. Nicolas Provost

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Monday, 29 November 2010

Where DID you get that hat / tie / axe?

What do Patrick Bateman and Shaun (of the dead) Riley have in common with Raoul Duke and G. Gekko? A knack for memorable accessorising, that's what.


These are a few of Moxy Creative House's posters for some cult movies, pared back but ever recognisable.

Link
Via Cool Material

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Undercutting Hirst in the home

Dwell - a lifestyle shoppe, is churning out diamanté skulls for £179 available in black, silver and red. Top pic is one of the skulls in action, styling the life of an actual home, it looks less brash than the catalogue shots below it.

Not sold. But amused.




If I'm going to go for any skulls in my life apart from the one lurking beneath my luxuriant hair, it will be one of the Theo Fennell Yorrick rings from his more affordable Alias range. Skull rings may have become ubiquitous but I haven't seen anyone else doing a barrister skull complete with wig or Maharaja with turban - £295 each.


F.A.B.
Theo Fennell Link

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

A different sort of Fantasia

Never thought I'd see Goofy doing that to Minnie, or Tinkerbell doing a striptease for Peter Pan and Cap'n Hook - harlot. But here they are partaking in the Disneyland Memorial Orgy:




Originally published in The Realist magazine in 1967 it was dreamed up by Wally Wood, a Mad Magazine illustrator.

Head over to the Visual News link for the same images but larger (all the better to perv with my dear) and some more interesting info on this rather excellent Dirty Disney scene.
http://www.visualnews.com/2010/11/06/disneyland-memorial-orgy/

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