A Moment of Reflection by American photographer Cody William Smith is a project that deals with landscapes reflected in mirrors. It is landscape photography, with the exception that the mirror and the landscape it reflects becomes the center of attention. Mainly perhaps, because of the way the mirror presents an abrupt change to the landscape that the photograph is showing.
Popsicle sticks, they can do all sorts of things. Like these wonderful kinetic sculptures that Joyce Lin made. The sculptures are popsicle sticks for the most part, though other ingredients do find their way in as well for a few odd jobs. A design student at RISD, Joyce made these sculptures during her spare time.
Animated Spiderman of the ’60s was a treasure trove of wisdom. People missed it of course, so here’s some of the wisdom so you never forget.
French photographer Jolipunk traveled to several places around the world, and came back with a photo series that shows locals flipping the bird. The inspiration for the series came from a desire to do the opposite of what his contemporaries do. So while others try to portray the lands they visit as exotic, Jolipunk decided to go the opposite way, and call the series Fucking Tourists.
Meerkats show their power of adorable in these photographs by Will Burrard-Lucas. The UK based photographer spent six days in the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana photographing meerkats. We just have to assume his job got a wee bit easier with the tiny mammals clamoring over the photographic equipment.
You’re out for a dose of adrenaline and speed, and extreme sports has it on for you. The jet engine thrusters are what you need for a quick burst of speed. The thrusters from Dreamscience come in a set of four tiny jet engines that you strap around your torso and fire when you need speed.
Zhumao KeLe is a Chinese cat who has her humans dress her up in all kinds of superhero costumes. Based in Beijing, the kitty cosplays Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, amongst others, and if you piss her off you might just be on the business end of the Dracula Cat.
Go big or go home. Since it isn’t in the nature of excavators to handle tiny things, they go big. Like playing Jenga with 600 pound blocks big. Five different pieces of equipment get into the game to remove the gigantic wood blocks. We got to say, it does look like fun. The video is a promotion for Cat Products (Caterpillar), that is, the bigass machines you see playing the game.
Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.