Archive | October, 2010

Antike Schönheitsoperationen

31 Oct

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Zipper Boat by Yasuhiro Suzuki

31 Oct

As the zipper boat pulls away it provokes a wave that creates a similar effect as if someone were to unzip a jacket.

Isn’t it funny? This project had been realised by the artist Yasuhiro Suzuki in 2004. Now, in 2010, it is making its way through the Internet.

via: What the cool

Das große Hodenkochbuch – How to cook with testicles

31 Oct

The Testicles Cookbook – Cooking with Balls is a multimedia cookbook complete with how-to videos on cooking testicles. Including Testicle Pizza, Testicle Goulash and Testicles in White Wine. Written by Serbian Testicles chef, Ljubomir Erovic. Also available in Serbian.

To be ordered via YUDUmedia Library

The World Testicle Cooking Championship

Dispatchwork by Jan Vormann

31 Oct

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bocchignano, Italy
Berlin, Germany
Toulouse, France

Jan Vormann sees himself a dispatcher. He writes on Dispatchers Worldwide:
“Since I get many nice letters from people who want to join and actively participate in far-away-places where, at the moment, I can only dream of going, I decided to set up this extra section.

If you do some nice repairs in your city, hometown, or on your house, please send me some pictures to Dispatchworld @ gmail . com and I will be glad to post them here, along with your name and your location! Spread the word!”

via: brokencitylab; Making a Playful City

Website Jan Vormann

Extreme Dogs by Tim Flach on More Intelligent Life

30 Oct

Famous for his extraordinary pictures of horses, TIM FLACH has now turned his lens on dogs. He talks about abstraction, neuroscience and the things we do to pets …

via: More Intelligent Life

Zuckerwattenhunddesigner

29 Oct

Auf einem Stäbchen steckte, leicht oval,
ein weißer Hund samt Zuckerschal.
Die Gegend, die, in der er thronte,
war auch die, in der er wohnte.

So viel zum Ort, zur Zeit – und nun zur Handlung:
ein Shampoo sorgte für die Wandlung:
Zunächst, da waren’s der Beine vier,
doch im Gebrauch? – Nicht hier!

Ergo: ohne Beine, Leine, Frauchen,
kein Spaziergang fürs Verdauchen;
auch kein Knochen fürs Kaukauchen,
Status Quo – gefühlt: Maumauchen.

Und doch! Es roch an diesem Ort
nach kulinarischem Akkord!
“Mord? Oder meinst Du etwa Krieg?”
“Akkord! Akkord, ich spreche von Musik!”

Mozart kam und sah und mampfte,
Mahlers Charme: sein Arm er stampfte
pudelsicher Dackel klein, stopfte auch ein
Cocker-Bein einfach in sich rein.

“Gemein!” So rief der Delius:
“Zwei Zuckerhunde – Zungenkuß!”
Hingegen füllte Haydn
seinen Magen mit den beiden.

Nur: “In Bruckners satten Schlund paßt keiner”
sprach der Zuckerwattenhunddesigner.

Für den kleinen Hunger zwischendurch…

27 Oct

Kann sich noch jemand an das legendäre Softfutter HAP erinnern? In jeweils vier kleinen Plastikbeutelchen befanden sich kleine rote Pseuydofleischwürmchen – dem Grunde nach Rinder- oder Schweinehackfleisch gar nicht unähnlich –, die dem Vierbeiner zusammen mit einer großen Schale Wasser kredenzt wurden. Die vier Plastikbeutelchen steckten wiederum in einem Pappkarton mit Eingriff.

Hier, in diesem Kontext, würde ich das Futtermittel allerdings eher auf den Namen Softfutter HEPP! taufen.

Kitten Shark Cat Sweater

27 Oct

Super cute gray polar fleece sweater with stuffed shark fin for your favourite cat or your favourite small dog or both or your favourite disguise for Halloween pretending to be just attacked by a cat shark. Thanks to a powerful thought appearing our braincells while creating this brilliant made-to-measure-and-made-to-order-production you are now able to grab this pretty much unique chance of buying it – because luck won’t hug you twice.

via: etsy.com

Slurrrrrrp!

27 Oct

The lessons Bansky taught us were inhaled by other artists – as it seems.

via: Wooster Collective

Knitting in Biology 101

27 Oct

**These frogs are currently being made to order. Your frog will ship within one week of receiving payment. Also, the frog may differ ever so slightly from the photo. Thanks!**

3 out of 4 biologists agree: Knitting in Biology 101 is the cutest biology project, ever! If you think so too, then this, my friend, is the pattern for you.

Wow your scientist friends and colleagues with the coolness of this piece of knitted art. The frog is hand knit from a silk/wool blend, and his little innards are needle-felted by hand out of 100% wool. He comes pinned into his wooden 8 x 10 inch frame, but he is not glued down, so you can take him out and cuddle him if you wish. The backing material for this frog is matte black.

Designed and hand knitted by me ~ The Crafty Hedgehog
Copyright 2007 Emily Stoneking

via: etsy.com

Bertha Mag

27 Oct

Bertha Mag was born out of wanting to show my grandmother Bertha a bit of what is nowadays being done in the world of photography.
The magazine gathers different rising artists from all over the world to present their work and make it known to those interested in photography.
Made in Argentina.

Magali Polverino
Editor-in-chief”

In other words: Bertha Mag is a great magazine because it doesn’t talk. It only shows photographs. And these are excellent!

Example 1: Thorsten Brinkmann

Example 2: Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

via: Bertha Mag

Meet the Snowface Tiger

27 Oct

Photographer Jonathan Griffiths risked his life as he took these breathtaking shots, just inches from tigers, bears and cougars, capturing the moment a lion came so close it was pawing at his lens.

The only thing I gonna ask myself: How did he manage it to survive?

via: Daily Mail

Reconstructed Cake Faces by Ashkan Honarvar

26 Oct

The series called ‘Faces’ is Honarvar’s search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds brought onto people by war. He used already existing pictures of young soldiers who suffered from mutilations to their faces during first world war. The way the soldier looks into the camera, dominant yet sensible and vulnerable, is highly confronting. With fierce strokes or graceful lines and shapes Honarvar draws onto the tortured face of the soldier. He focuses on their mutilations by highlighting with stripes and strokes what doesn’t compute with the later restored face. It seems he is trying to reconstruct the suffering the soldier had to endure. Ashkan Honarvar

via: sweet station

Architect Kotaro Ide’s Shell Residence

26 Oct

This astounding building is the Shell residence by Japanese Architect, Kotaro Ide of ARTechnic. The project concluded its works in 2008; the sculptural shell-like structure was built in the forest of Karuizawa, located in the Nagano, Japan. Its organic shape seems subtle within the forest, and the reinforced cement structure becomes one and harmonizes itself with the landscape. A clear distinction of the spaces [structure vs. nature] upgrades the quality of the residence as a shelter; the house will be sheltered from nature and utilize what nature can offer.

more to see and to read: L’usine


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Shawn Smith’s Impressive Pixel Scupltures

25 Oct

Shawn Smith is responsible for these amazing pixelated animal sculptures made from square rods cut from plywood which are colored with ink. Smith blends the digital pixel based 2D world into our 3D environment.

He says “I find images of my subjects online and then create three dimensional sculptural representations of these two-dimensional images. I build my Re-things’ pixel by pixel to find out how each pixel plays a crucial role in the identity of an object. Through the process of pixilation, color is distilled, some bits of information are lost, and the form is abstracted. Making the intangible tangible, I view my building process as an experiment in alchemy, using man-made composite and recycled materials to represent natural forms.”


via: What The Cool

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Daniel Düsentriebs Helferlein beim Rasenmähen

25 Oct

New Yorker Parkplatzanlagen im Praxistest

25 Oct

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Park Safe (oberes Bild) = Savoire Vivre

Park Fast (unteres Bild) = Hektik

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Vive La Cuisine Française

24 Oct

Manchmal bedarf es nicht vieler Worte und manchmal hat man dann eine gute Werbeanzeige vor Augen. Und wenn das Gänseklein vom Gänsebein dann auch noch so gut schmeckt wie optisch bereits vorangekündigt, dann ist doch mal wieder alles gut, oder etwa nicht?

Zwei weitere Geschmacksrichtungen:

  1. Coq au Vin rouge
  2. Squid à la mode of Corsica

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via: Ads of the world

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Signout by Josef Schulz

24 Oct

Josef Schulz wipes out all advertising elements. He signs them out. He reduces the billboards to the max. He creates modern sculptures with the use of digital imaging software. Great stuff.

via: i feel asphalt

Website: Josef Schulz

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Superheroes photographed by Dulce Pinzon

24 Oct

Dulce Pinzon ist eine in New York lebende mexikanische Fotografin, die ihre hart arbeitenden mexikanischen Landsleute für ihr Langzeitprojekt Superheroes auf der Straße anspricht und auswählt. Es geht ihr darum, den in den Vereinigten Staaten häufig verwendeten Begriff Hero adäquat zu definieren und aufzuzeigen, daß es gerade ihre Landsleute sind, die heldenhaft für einen besonders kargen Stundenlohn besonders harte Arbeiten verrichten. Arbeiten, um die sich niemand freiwillig reißt.

Ich persönlich kann viele ihrer Gleichnisse nachvollziehen, nicht jedoch das Captain-America-Motiv (#5), denn Uniformtragen und Verhaftendürfen dürfte auch für nicht eben wenige Originalamerikaner einen interessanten und erstrebenswerter Job darstellen.

via: Wired
Superheroes photographed by Dulce Pinzon
via: rebel:art