I’ve always found it interesting how the simple clock can be marvelously complex. Even for a generic timepiece, a whole lot of skill goes into fitting those cogs and gears just right. At its face, Story is quite simple and minimalist, consisting simply of a wooden base and a metallic sphere. But getting the sphere to levitate on the face of the clock is where the magic happens.
This sculpture, placed at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue is titled False Idol and is the work of LA street artist Plastic Jesus. The golden statue portrays Kanye West as Jesus, with his arms outstretched to be crucified, but without the cross – there are nails on his hands though. A crown of thorns adorns his head and a Jesus piece is placed around his neck. On his feet are the YEEZY Boost 350 sneakers.
Missed Connections on Craigslist are quite the thing. Sometimes they work wonders, often they give readers a great story, and a lot of times they are destined to remain missed. One thing they’re almost always good at, is being interesting. Illustrator Lucia Soto saw the missed connections, and created a visual record of them in the form of illustrations.
Romance has fueled literature for centuries, and several characters have become quite the examples for love – and inspiration to countless people. What these characters from the classics lacked was texting. I mean, who in the modern world has loved and not communicated via texts? These images take a humorous look at these beloved characters and imagine what they would have texted. Check them out.
We generally associate a familiar look with tattoos, irrespective of their design. Well, it’s time to get that notion shattered with these beautiful tattoos that take an entirely fresh look (and subject). Most tattoo artists employ a black outline. By getting rid of that outline and using lighter colors, these tattoos take on a nearly watercolor-like look. These tattoos are the work of Korean tattoo parlor Aro Tattoo, based in Seoul, and staffed mainly by two artists – Dali and Silo.
Dams use spillways to prevent overflow and to minimize the risk of damage to the dam. The one you see here is the spillway for Napa’s Monticello Dam, often called Glory Hole locally. With California finally getting rain, the glory hole is being used to manage water levels in Lake Berryessa. It may not be that easy to get a sense of scale from the image alone, but this one is massive. The spillway drains 48000 cubic feet of water per second into the Putah Creek.
So here’s Rain Yokohama, who we’ll prefer to call the ridiculous genius. Rain has a series of selfies, that would for all practical purposes, appear to include his girlfriend. Then there’s the second shot, which shows exactly how the girlfriend selfie was taken, without the girlfriend. The set is titled “A collection of how to get by on Valentine’s day. Episode: how to take photos that look like you have a girlfriend”.
This video shows every front page of the New York Times since 1852, all condensed into one minute. Created by data artist Josh Begley, the video shows 45 pages per frame. The video does give plenty of insights, like how the front layout has evolved over time. Then there’s the transition from all text to black&white images, to the colored picture-rich pages we see today.
Via Laughing Squid
Give the keyboard a new look with these Legend of Zelda keyboard stickers. Perhaps they’ll add extra skills to our lives as keyboard warriors – well they certainly do create a nice look. Painted with UV resistant ink on premium vinyl, the stickers have been made for MacBook Pro 13″, 15″ and MacBook Air 11″, 13″. Available on Amazon for $13.
Russian startup Hoversurf is showing off the Scorpion 3, which they claim will be the first commercially available hoverbike. Scorpion 3 is a fully-manned quadcopter that intends to bring “flying to the masses.” Running on electric power, the vehicle employs quadcopter drone technology and with a motorcycle seat slapped in, it’s all set to be a flying machine.