3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Wedding superstitions from around the world Most American brides are sure to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on hand when they tie the knot. But for women across the globe, it's more likely they'll have a good-luck chimney sweep at the church or fortune-bearing coins tucked in their shoes. Read on to learn about interesting ways that couples summon happy and long-lasting marriages. Finland Finnish brides don’t leave a passionate marriage to chance. To make sure their love keeps burning throughout their union, they’ve been known head to the altar carrying an appropriate symbol: A match.
11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel The 7 Most Bizarrely Unlucky People Who Ever Lived Unlucky Because: He was struck by lightning. Seven times. Statistically, getting hit by lightning is a three-thousand to one chance. Therefore getting hit seven times is about twenty-two septillion to one.
The Book Surgeon (15 pieces) Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. 40 Real Band Names Before They Were Famous There are a lot of garage bands that hope they will success sometimes in future and make best selling single across America. Only Few from thousand success in what they want. Back in time for Garage play, bands change a lot names.
List of common misconceptions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. Arts and culture
Quotes & God is Pretend The following is a collection of quotes that I have accumulated from the interwebs, television, literature, friends, and others. Some of these quotes are by atheists; some are by theists. Some are intended to be humorous; some are quite serious. Strangest of all, some of these quotes you might find used by theists to defend their own position. In the context in which I appreciate them, I believe they serve as support for my own views. The common thread among all of these quotations is that they represent a piece of my view on atheism, humanism, science, and the recklessness of religion. Shi Yuan has created a way to turn normally passive things into something with a life of its own. Like this wallpaper that reacts to heat, the painting that react when you touch it, or the daily calendar that fades away during the day. It is made using heat sensitive paint - and it is incredible. Heat Sensitive Wallpaper Turn up the heat and your wallpaper starts to blossom.
30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples Inspiration November 1, 2010 One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers. A packaging design is a critical component in marketing because it is the packaging that makes it stand from the rest when consumers choose a product from the shelf. We usually see the packaging first instead of an innovative product. This post presents the clever and innovative ideas of some of the company manufacturers around the world.
Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly?
30 Photos of Cute Baby Animals That Can Change Your Mood Advertisement Being cute is somewhat akin to being a little baby child with a general feel of lovability and affection towards the outlook of the body stature. Cuteness is best demonstrated through small babies who have all the key features that usually attract the eyes of all and sundry and make a person loveable yet there remains an ever so impossible burning desire to own the intangible aspects. Luna, the cow who thinks she's a showjumping horse Regina Mayer and Luna clear a makeshift jump at the Mayer family farm in Laufen, southern Germany / AP Source: AP Teen's parents refused to buy her horse She trained a cow to showjump instead Cow understands "go", "stand" and "gallop" WHEN Regina Mayer's parents refused to buy her horse, she refused to give up on her dream of showjumping. The German teenager went straight out to the dairy paddock on her family's farm and saddled up one of the cows. Regina, 15, spent months training Luna and can now ride her with ease. Watch Regina and Luna in action below