Playfully Adorable Illustrations That Will Make You Smile Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with personality. Things that don't usually go well together become perfect pairs with good intentions, bright smiles, and sweet sentiments. The clean and modern designs merge colorful shapes with bright, solid backgrounds. The simple illustrations are intended to communicate distinctly positive concepts of hope, love, and good humor. Neon Waterfalls are the Coolest Things You'll Ever See What do you get when you put together neon glow sticks and the majestic natural beauty of Northern California's waterfalls? The coolest collection of photographs you've ever seen in your life. "Neon Luminance" is a series of long exposure photographs by Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard from the multi-media group, From the Lenz. The stunning images were created by dropping glow sticks into the water and then snapping photographs as the bright objects floated down the drop off. And just in case you were worried, the glow sticks were sealed during the entire shoot and everything was collected afterwards, so the waterfalls can remain just as beautiful as ever, although a little less colorful.
Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light This is kind of flying all over the internet right now, but I couldn’t resist sharing. Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The jaw-dropping light painting above, made with an array of colored airplanes is currently on view at the Fly to Baku exhibition at De Pury Gallery in London through January 29th. (via art wednesday, fasels suppe) Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.
Re-imagining Reality Re-imagining Reality Posted by Morrison Conway on January 7, 2013 · 11 Comments Brock Davis, an artist from Minnesota, takes the familiar moments in everyday life and alters them into something unusual. THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans I don't want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I've always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces. Paint Balloons, Pop Balloons, Incredible Beauty Ensues Paint balloons. Pop Balloons. Watch Closely. Swiss artist Fabian Oefner uses everyday materials to explore the nexus of art, science and magic. His "Liquid Jewels" series toys with the aesthetic effects of air pressure by popping air-filled balloons that have been covered in acid-rainbow paints. Just a single prick of a needle and the paint goes flying, forming wild, gravity-resistant configurations that Oefner likens to frozen fireworks.
Ephemicropolis Artist Peter Root‘s latest work ‘Ephemicropolis’, is pretty astonishing. A metropolis made completely from stacks of over 100.000 metal staples. The stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours. Via Designboom 15 Mindblowingly Awesome Chemistry GIFs You don’t need to watch Breaking Bad to know that chemistry is pretty awesome. Below, we explore our favorite 15 chemistry GIFs and the science behind them (when we could figure it out): Melting Metal With Magnets The Science: The copper wire has a significant amount of AC electricity running through it, causing it to act like a really strong electromagnet. In the metal slug, eddy currents form due to the magnetic field the copper wire is causing while the copper wire has high frequency AC flowing through it.
40 Must-See Photos From The Past The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...] These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past.