AGGRAVURE: Pounding Out Art With 500,000 Staple Murals The AGGRAVURE series by Baptiste Debombourg is a set of three incredibly stunning staple murals comprised of approximately half a million of the metal tackers. Though Baptiste describes the title of the piece as being derived from the aggression inherent both in renaissance engraving subjects and in the act of stapling, I choose to view it as the aggravation of placing flimsy, pointy metal bits into anything resembling anything. Though I realize the twisted, stacked staples are to create texture and depth (and likely have some deeper artistic meaning), I can’t help but imagine the artist screaming in rage as his stapler jammed over and over again, or every time he crushed his own thumb and dislodged fifty staples for the sake of one. These intense metal portraits are centered around Icarus mythology; each strikingly depicts muscular men tumbling out of the sky. Posted on March 19, 2012 Got something to say?
15 Cool And Creative Umbrellas Umbrella is one of those things you probably wouldn’t like to use very often. However, the tough reality is that it’s sometimes inevitable when you have to leave your cave (office or home). In order to make this experience less unpleasant, we’ve picked 15 cool and creative umbrellas to fight the evil rain. Although umbrella might seem like a common, everyday item that has been there for ages, the very first working and folding umbrella was made only in 1969 by Bradford E. Phillips. Theory aside, let’s have a look at some of the world’s coolest umbrella designs and pick the best one. 1. From the rain’s point of view. Let the sky know how you feel when it’s raining. 2. For all you detectives out there! 3. The only umbrella that will keep you 100% dry. 4. Humor and surprise are two of the designer Tibor Kalman’s hallmarks, as witnessed by this view of a blue sky on a most probably gray day. Terrible weather can make anyone easily depressed. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15.
Jamaican Banana Fritters - ThatsSoYummy.com - StumbleUpon There’s a thing in my house that when you have ripe ol bananas either you make banana bread or banana fritters. These delicious tasty treats can be eaten morning, noon, or night, as a snack or as dessert. These fritters are so easy to make and will satisfy any craving you may have. So if you have a few of these bananas lying around your hose… don’t toss them, put them to GREAT use! Enjoy! Peel and mash the ripe bananas. Beat egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Next, blend egg mixture with mashed bananas. Make sure it is all incorporated. Then sift flour and baking powder into the banana/egg mixture. Mix it all together. If the batter seems to be too thick add a little milk… I added about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of milk. Add oil to a frying pan and place on medium high heat. Drop spoonfuls of the banana fritter batter into the hot oiled frying pan. Flip when you see the edges starting to get brown and golden. Lastly, combine cinnamon and sugar together to create your cinnamon sugar. Ingredients
Europe’s Top 25 Castles – The Best Castles in Europe There is something about castles that inspires awe and at the same time touches a gentler, more romantic side in each of us. And if you want to visit and tour some of the best castles in the world, then Europe should be your destination as this continent certainly has more than its share. Here are the top 25 castles in Europe, in no particular order. 1. Castle Neuschwanstein in Germany Neuschwanstein Castle For many of those that see this castle for the first time, they get a niggling feeling that Castle Neuschwanstein looks so familiar. 2. Peles Castle Known as one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, Peles Castle can be discovered in the majestic Carpathian Mountains, near the town of Sinaia, Romania. 3. Bojnice Castle Bojnice Castle is located in Bojnice, Slovakia and is one of the most delightful romantic castles in Europe. 4. Castillo de Coca 5. Brodick Castle Situated in the Isle of Arran in Scotland, this castle is one of the oldest. 6. Veliki Tabor Castle 7. Ksiaz Castle 8. 9. 10.
The Bubble Head Concept Redefines WebCams By David Ponce There’s no reason that webcams have to look like some ugly mechanical thing you stuck on your desk somewhere just because you had to. Nor is it even necessary to hide them altogether, the way Apple has. As a final design touch, LEDs were integrated on the circumference of the cam, serving a dual purpose as a clock that syncs with system time even when not in use. Unfortunately for us, Bubble Head is still at the prototype stage. If you like pictures though, keep reading, cause we included a whole bunch. [ Bubble Head Concept ] VIA [ Newlaunches ]
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Imp Head Color 1 - StumbleUpon Ten Stone Tea was a bit of an adventure for me. I had been feeling artistically weighed down with a seemingly endless parade of freelance jobs not to mention my full time, nine to five job. After I finally got a little bit of time for myself I decided that to keep myself fresh and to recharge my batteries I would do a painting just for me. This is the result. To tell you the God's honest truth I wasn't really sure of what to paint when I started and frankly most of the elements in this painting are stuff I put in on the fly. I would also like to note I was so enamoured with the method and the style of this painting I decided this would only be the very first in a long series of paintings that I will at some future date collect into a book and publish.
10 of the Biggest Lies in History" Two decades before the Clinton scandal, another U.S. president was caught in a web of lies, and the controversy had devastating effects on the country as a whole. In the summer before President Richard Nixon's successful re-election to a second term, five men were caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, housed in the Watergate Hotel. As details emerged over the next year, it became clear that officials close to Nixon gave the orders to the burglars, perhaps to plant wiretaps on the phones there. In response to mounting suspicions, Nixon denied allegations that he knew anything. It was a lie that came back to haunt him. The tapes were exactly the smoking gun needed to implicate Nixon in the cover-up of the scandal.