Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius Looking for more about [term]? Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 2 Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 3 Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 4 Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius part 5 Top 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. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs Artist: David Spriggs Source: amusingplanet.com
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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website
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. ...and now on. A painting with feelings Show people how you feel by touching the painting. The day that simply faded away... Watch how the day slowly fades away with this calendar (Via Shi Yuan) Follow: 42Concepts 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 Not only do the pair regularly go on long rides through the German countryside, they also hurdle over makeshift jumps created with beer crates and painted logs. Regina, who lives in Laufen, southern Germany, said of Luna: "She thinks she's a horse." Regina says Luna gets tons of treats and hours of loving attention / AP Source: AP They started off with gentle walks after the animal was born on the Mayers' farm two years ago.
The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. Either way, I made these and everyone that tried them went nuts. Edit: For more Jacques Torres deliciousness, check out my Jacques Torres Chocolate Mudslide Cookies! Your ingredients. Whisk together the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture, very gradually, until just moistened. Fold in your chocolate. Now, press plastic wrap down onto the top of the dough, being sure it is completely covered, and refrigerate for a minimum of 24 hours. Author: The Crepes of Wrath
Stockholm Metro | Fubizâ ¢ Découverte en images du métro de Stockholm, considéré comme l’un des plus beaux du monde. Appelé Tunnelbana, il se compose de 100 stations, dont 47 sont souterraines. Ouvert en 1950, certaines de ces stations de métro sont taillées dans la roche. A découvrir dans la suite. This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. Editor's Note: The Bios Urn is a patented design of Estudimoline, the design company of Gerard Moline, a Catalan artist and product designer who designed Bio Urn for animals in 1999.
Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. San Francisco artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques. This is heavy stuff, literally and figuratively. Meighan over at My Love for You just stopped by Catherine Clark Gallery where he’s showing some of his latest work, and captured some awesome shots. The show runs through May 28. (images via my love for you and catherine clark gallery) Real Life Version of Up | Fubizâ ¢ Une belle initiative par la chaîne National Geographic avec ce concept de reconstitution de la maison du film Up (La Haut) des studios Pixar. Un lancement effectué depuis un terrain de Los Angeles, avec plus de 300 ballons à l’hélium et une maison grandeur nature.