One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little glue, some toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity. He admits in the video that there are several toothpick sculptures even larger than his, but none has the unique kinetic components he’s constructed. Via his website Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world: I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. See the sculpture for yourself at the Tinkering Studio through the end of June.
Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music. Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985, declaring it a "spent force". Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. 1963–67: early years Formation In September 1963, Waters and Mason moved into a flat at 39 Stanhope Gardens, near Crouch End London, owned by Mike Leonard, a part-time tutor at the nearby Hornsey College of Art and the Regent Street Polytechnic. Noble and Metcalfe left the Tea Set in late 1963, and Klose introduced the band to singer Chris Dennis, a technician with the Royal Air Force (RAF). Signing with EMI Animals The Wall
The Burj Birdmen - Video Basejump video posted March 17, 2010 by Sonreal Insane illegal record breaking basejump off the worlds tallest building in Dubai from Buzz Films. This is the first time it’s ever been attempted, fortunately they brought POV headcams to document the experience. 127475 Views Top 10 Photos of the Week To me its far less about the photo and far more about where the photographer was sitting “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – - Sir Winston Churchill To me its far less about the photo and far more about where the photographer was sitting “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – - Sir Winston Churchill You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality Hey Zebra, why the long face “Oh, there it is!” Cows are the new cats When life imitates art… or takes place simultaneously to art… or, how in the hell did he do that? Compliance is always a big concern when escalator cops are involved The future seldom makes sense without a passing lane She’ll love this one On some days, gravity is not your friend The original Angry Bird Surveillance cameras are never as much fun as just being a sneaky bastard Camel tow There are only two ways to live your life. Scarred for life
32 Amazing Inspirational Pieces of Graphic Artwork | Blog.SpoonG Continuing on from the recent post; Graphic Design Inspiration. Here’s another selection of inspiring Graphic Artwork from a range of extremely talented artists. Selectively picked from Designflavr – a new art and design aggregator pulling together a variety of different art forms such as Illustration, Urban Art and Digital Art to name a few. See more at Designflavr Join the mailing list to have every new post hand delivered to your email inbox. Today and Tomorrow April 13th, 2010 Brusse knows some “Extraordinary ways to surprise the one you love: Love Injections”. He also made a book of this project with 100′s of ideas how to say “I love you” in a creative way. Perfect Girl Sweetest Girl I Clean Today Fridge Love I Don’t Know …
Tribute To Graffiti: 50 Beautiful Graffiti Artworks | Monday Ins Advertisement Street culture and graffiti are well-known for being provocative, appealing, bold and uncompromising. Originally used by gangs to mark their territory in some urban area, graffitis have now become a rich medium for unrestricted expression of ideas and statements. In fact, creative designers and artists across the globe use this form of art to deliver their message and showcase their work. Probably the most prominent graffiti artist is Banksy1, a famous pseudo-anonymous British artist whose works focus on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. In this episode of Monday Inspiration series we are presenting a tribute to street art and graffiti — over 50 examples of beautiful and impressive graffiti artworks. Graffiti Art Michael.jh3 Mrzer4 Deuce 75 zevs6 imminentdisaster7 Banksy8 Marquis Lewis9 Retna Saber Revok SeventhLetter10 Mr Mucho11 Gaia12 Wall Spankers Project13 Our goal is to bring together international artists and designers in a collaborative, sharing environment. Muck
The 5 Most Terrifying Weapons Ever Created | The Daily Interweb Like many people, I am fascinated by the human capacity for violence and destruction. Now, the stuff you see on the news, fires, shootings etc. is all pretty morbid but it is nothing compared to what humans are really capable of if we put our minds to it. You see, when I am surfing the web, it is inevitable that my ADD will kick in, and I will mindlessly click through Wikipedia for hours. The information I found regarding some of mankind’s most awesome and destructive weapons was truly terrifying. It is in our best interest as a species that most of these weapons are never used. Yet while using them may be a terrible idea, sharing their destructive capabilities with the world isn’t. 5. I begin with a weapon that has already seen active duty for over 30 years. 4. Our next terrifying weapon isn’t terrifying because of its destructive power, size, or speed. Robot wars. Even though the Predator is remote controlled, it is the first step that I believe will eventually lead to robot warfare. 3.
15 Artistic Representations of Lady Liberty Artistic Liberties: 15 Faces of the Statue of Lady Liberty Article by Urbanist, filed under Drawing & Digital in the Art category. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free!” These words, bronzed into the foundation of the Statue of Liberty have been a symbol of hope and freedom for nearly two centuries. And while this sentiment may or may not be widely held in contemporary America, there is no denying the liberal spirit in which the Statue was originally built. Below you will find some of the noteworthy examples of the ways in which the Statue of Liberty has impacted the world, as well as how different individuals have decided to portray these same concepts. (image from The Saturday Evening Post) The Saturday Evening Post began circulation in August of 1821, and this particular issue was released after the fourth of July during the height of the depression. (images via Flickr) Star Wars isn’t just for geeks and fanboys anymore, it’s for pop artists too.
Generation RX | A film by Kevin P. Miller The Great Thompson Hunt - HST & Friends This is easily one of the largest sections on the site. It includes articles about HST, interviews that he's done and how he has been popularized in other media. You can find many of the same issues that I have on eBay or on microfiche/film at a public or college level library. About HST Biographies By HST Fear and Loathing in Elko - Rolling Stone Interviews Time to get Loaded - British mag interview The Last Outlaw - High Times story POV article Studio For Men - interview, 1989 High Times 1977 - interview with Ron Rosenbaum, pix Charlie Rose 1997 complete transcript Puritan interview - with Phoebe Legre Mojo, 1999 New Times interview - 1976, Robert Anson Hustler interview, 1998 Fear and Weird Clothing Hunter Thompson Has Cashed His Check Media Treatments Miscellaneous Articles Clothing / Other You can purchase legit gonzo merch from www.gonzostore.com, Ralph Steadman, or Doodah Designs. HST's Friends & Whatnot
1zew11g.jpg (JPEG Image, 640x480 pixels) The Quest For Every Beard Type - Jon Dyer’s Blog I’ve been growing a beard every winter for some years now, and every spring, I try to see how many facial hair variations as I can check off from the chart of facial hair types. So far, over 2.4 million people have been following along. Listed below are descriptions of 44 facial hair types including examples of the 39 42 variations that I’ve been able to attain so far. Enjoy! A La Souvarov A sideburn / mustache combo where the sideburn curves downward toward the corner of the mouth and then curves upward into the mustache. Status: Complete (2008) The Anchor A beard without sideburns that extends along jawline and is styled into a point. Status: Complete (2007) Balbo A wide version of the goatee accompanied by an unconnected mustache. Cantinflas The complete opposite of the toothbrush, this mustache is comprised of the two ends of a typical mustache. Status: Complete (2013) Chin Curtain Status: Complete (2004, 2011) Chin Strap Status: Complete (2011) Chin Puff Copstash Standard Dali Ducktail El Insecto