Nothing says Merry Christmas like a fungi infested petri dish showing off a fungal christmas tree, or a fungal snowman. Scietnists at the J. Craig Venter Institute used different species of fungi to culture Christmas trees and a snowman. Because you know, science is awesome like that.
It is a time honored tradition in every culture to get absolutely smashed every chance you get. And since New Year’s Day, a.k.a international hangover day approaches, we think it fit to take a look at traditional hangover cures from around the world. It is known by different names across the world, but of course, the hangover exists universally. This set of illustrations was made by creative DXTR and ad agency Havas Worldwide as an ad campaign for a German pharmaceutical brand’s new offering of aspirin.
This set of pictures by photographer Patrice Laroche and his wife Sandra Denis illustrates in detail the birth of a baby. They skipped the part where the stork arrived, but it’s great effort.
We tend to be spooked out by clothing made out of human parts, though wearing animals is considered okay and even classy. We’ve already seen the teeth shoes by Fantich & Young, but it looks like the studio has an entire range of apparel centered around human-sourced accessories. The set currently includes a suit, and two pairs of shoes for men and women. The suit is covered in human hair, has small bones and glass eyes for buttons. Teeth in the shoes are still the old rubber sole teeth though.
For all the innocence we would expect from a set of photographs of children, this one has a fair dose of creepiness imbued in its very idea. That may be because these images are not children, but adults whose photographs have been masterfully manipulated by artist Cristian Girotto into their child-like analogues. There’s a child inside every human, but goddamn it’s scary when it shows up.
Artist Cory Barkman (previously here, here and here) built this as a custom frame for a client of his. The client gave Cory full creative freedom on the project, giving her requirements in broad strokes. Cory made this seemingly simple, yet impressively sculpted piece that seamlessly bonds with those wings.
Uncountable souls have lost their battle to eat and live healthy in the face of an onslaught by junk food and procrastination. Santiago, Chile based artist Oscar Ramos created this set of illustrations for a government aided print campaign called “Elige Vivir Sano” (Choose Healthy Living). The campaign was set up to encourage people to make use of their will power and adopt a healthier lifestyle. The illustrations do very much appear to be in tune with the idea.
Photographer Andrew Osokin gets up, close and personal with the fragile snowflake, photographing it in all its macro beauty and glory. Those snowflakes look as lovely as we could have imagined. At the same time, it is surprising to see that the tiny snowflake might have such a complex construction. Well, thanks to an earlier much closer look at snowflakes, we do happen to know them better now.
It sits looking just like the average shipping container nobody would look twice at. Plain old stuff, with nothing really remarkable. That’s until the designer/architect Adam Kalkin pushes a button and sends the container to life, sprouting five rooms in the 8-feet wide and 20-feet long house.
“The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada” by photographer Jeff Friesen shows a train passing through beautiful locations in Canada. That train does not travel by itself though, it’s a toy train that travels with the photographer and settles easy in the vast and diverse landscapes of Canada, including some places that would be impossible for a real train to visit. The photography is mesmerizing; prints are available on the photographer’s website.