For every laugh, there should be a tear.
Why does this never happen when im around?
how the fuck did it live through that?
THIS IS MY STOP, THANKS FOR THE FUCKIN RIDE MAN SORRY ABOUT USING YOUR WINDSHIELD AS AN ENTRANCE
It’s time for another dose of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork: Swiss artist Felice Varini uses projectors and stencils to create amazing large scale geometric art installations inside rooms and on exterior spaces. These photos show you his latest anamorphic creation at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. In addition to their impressive scale, what’s truly awesome about these pieces is that they only appear proportional when seen from a specific viewpoint. When viewed from any other spot, the piece breaks down into its component parts.
Follow Felice Varini on Facebook to learn about his other projects.
the CEO of abercrombie didn’t really do a good job at marketing to cool kids because i don’t really like their stuff
lets play “how rude can i be until u realize i dont like u”
In October I gave a TEDx talk at Columbia College. It just came online today. Essence of the talk is how our worldview is negatively affected by good stories.
[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “Oops, I spilled something.”
Bottom Text: “Better walk away and not tell anyone”]
Hi, I work at a store that paints all the walls red, and I heard a loud noise as I was ringing someone up. I looked over and saw a businessman rushing out the front doors, and by the time I got to where he was, I found an entire aisle flooded with a 6 pack of Coke. He just ran out the door without telling anyone.
London-based designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata creates some of the most jaw-droppingly awesome prosthetics we’ve ever seen.
Sophie comes from an art background, with a first class honours degree at London Arts University where she studied Special Effects prosthetics for film and T.V. She then went on to work for 8 years, as a sculptor making realistic looking, bespoke prosthetics for amputees at one of the leading prosthetic providers. She worked in all areas sculpting fingers, toes, partial feet , partial hands, bespoke liners and leg and arm covers for amputees. In her spare time she made more experimental art work in this medium, before setting up her own studio.
Known as The Alternative Limb Project, Sophie works as a specialist consultant with other prosthetists and produces both artificial limbs that look completely realistic as well as limbs created using imaginative ideas provided by the clients themselves. “She can interpret your ideas and create a unique design that will reflect your interests and personality.”
As you can see here, Sophie’s work is truly astonishing. As well as being completely functional prostheses, these amazing limbs are also unique works of art.
Each of her designs offer a sense of individuality, allowing the customer to express their personality through their synthetic appendages. The artist says, “Having an alternative limb is about claiming control and saying ‘I’m an individual and this reflects who I am.’”
Visit The Alternative Limb Project website to learn more about Sophie’s awesome work and check out more of her creations.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
The Most Rare Colored Fruit
The tiny, rock-hard fruits of Pollia condensata, a wild plant that grows in the forests of several African countries, can’t be eaten. But they have an extremely rare property for a plant. They stay vibrant, metallic blue for many decades, even after they’ve been picked. They produce the most intense color ever studied in biological tissue.
The vast majority of colors in the biological world are produced by pigments—compounds produced by a living organism that selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light, so that they appear to be the color of whichever wavelengths they reflect.
However, Pollia condensata produces its vibrant blue color through nanoscale-sized cellulose strands that scatter light as they interact with one another. Thus the fruit’s color is visible at the cellular level as pictured above.
“In response to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries not wanting “not so cool” kids or women who wear size large to wear his company’s clothes, Greg Karber has come up with a funny and creative way to readjust the Abercrombie & Fitch brand.
He’s giving their clothes to the homeless.
After scouring his local thrift shop’s “douchebag section,” Karber heads to LA’s Skid Row to dole out the clothes among the homeless population. Watch the stunt and find out how you can be involved in one man’s troll-job on a company with some pretty unflattering business practices in the video above.”