Untitled Cocktail Party – Illustration by Eric. (1944)
The Bumble Bee Girl – Illustration by Karen Santry, oil on rosewood, mounted on rice paper. (2007)
J’Adore Coco. Illustration by Steven Broadway, gouache and pencil. (2009)
I saw these on an interesting little slideshow by NY Magazine’s blog The Cut, and I had to be sure and share because I found all of the illustrations so inspirational! See the whole slideshow here.
Okinawa, Japan Gary Greenburg has gone all around the world and, using an Edge 3D microscope, photographed sand at 100x magnification, sometimes more. The pictures are amazing – sand generally looks basically monotone, and it’s really cool to see how colorful and intricate it truly is! It makes me think about how far all the little grains have traveled and what they’ve been through over time… You can see the whole slideshow on Discover Magazine.
I’ve been really enjoying these pieces from Klas Ernflo‘s set Color Pad. I love the texture! I realize it’s probably paint, but for whatever reason these make me want to go and play with nail polish…
In order to get these photos, Shinichi Maruyama has to use extremely fast strobe light photography, which can capture things that happened within a 7,500th of a second! I don’t think I can really wrap my mind around that one. If you look, you can see that he catches the water and ink at the moment before they mix into each other – you can see a little bit of just water and a little bit of just ink… Incredible!
Via Design Boom.
I’m not sure how many of you are into designing and making your own clothes, but I figured I’d bring your attention to this body form how-to video just in case. It’s really cheap to make one, around 10 or 15 bucks it would seem, and amusingly, one of the supplies you’ll need is a Christmas tree stand. Still, it looks like a pretty viable body form! Watch the video over here.
These beautiful paintings are by artist Kamrooz Aram, and I can’t get enough! They just have a great feel! I was lucky enough to spot them on Beautiful/Decay, and I’ve been on Kamrooz’s site ever since! Lovely!
I like finding good new blogs more than anything! Maybe not ANYTHING, but it does get me really excited to be able to scroll through months of posts that I have never seen before. Today I was led to foxyman by the above photo posted on knight cat. I love foxyman’s dark and grungy rock style!
These stones with gold leaf decorations on them are so pretty! Poopscape Projects (unfortunate name I know) has a how-to for these little guys, and though I haven’t tried it yet, it does look pretty simple. See it here.
Isn’t this combination pet-home cool? It’s really neat that the birds and fish can look at one another. I wonder what they think?
I would love to have one of these! I saw it here at the site of Constance Guisset, who I am assuming is the creator of this sweet cage…
While we’re on the topic of bird cages, I also wanted to show you this crazy dress:
I can’t decide if these are kind of cute or rather creepy. I’m torn – maybe somewhere in between… Either way, they’re really interesting, and original! They’re made by Emily Valentine, and you can see them all on her site. It’s worth looking at, there are quite a few and they’re all different – I had trouble picking some to show you!
I will say that it would be fun to have a dog with pretty wings! He he!
I saw these on NotCot!