The work of collage artist Tristesse Seeliger

Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Artwork by Tristesse Seeliger

Vancouver based artist Tristesse Seeliger creates collages using historical maps sourced from the Geological Survey of Canada.

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The winner of traffic light pong gets to cross the road

Monday, 15 December, 2014

Pedestrians in the German city of Hildesheim can now play a variation of video game Pong, while waiting to cross the street at certain traffic signal controlled road crossings. All you need is someone on the other side of the street to take on. So, do people still get around to crossing streets in Hildesheim any more?

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In and out of The Louvre in ninety minutes on a Sunday afternoon

Friday, 12 December, 2014

You’ll never guess what the highlight of my trip to The Louvre was. Well, I did study the painting in question for my art history course at high school, and to say that there’s more to it than meets the eye is a veritable understatement.

Viewing the work is likewise the focus of many other visitors to what is one of the best known art museums in the world, but do most of these people zip in and out only to see it, or do they take the time to see more of the treasures within?

Unsurprisingly visitors to The Louvre can be cast into one of two camps, short stayers, people who spend about ninety minutes there, and long stayers, those who stop for at least six hours. Surprisingly though, there is little difference in how much either type of visitor sees, it comes down to how long they take in any given art piece.

Having say an hour to gaze at the Mona Lisa would be a luxury. The jostling crowds make staying in its presence difficult for any longer than a few minutes though.

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Marsala, Pantone’s colour of year for 2015

Thursday, 11 December, 2014

Pantone Marsala

The surest sign yet that the working year is close to an end… Pantone have announced their colour of the year for 2015. Marsala it is.

A year ago I was gunning for Pantone 185 C as a future possible colour of the year, as it is the reddish hue that curently adorns disassociated. Maybe 2016?

The people at Quartz have kindly made the shade’s RGB, CMYK, and Hex numbers available, should you wish to whip up some Marsala in your web or print work.

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Economists on breakfast cereal boxes, who deserves a spot?

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014

I have a thing with breakfast cereal boxes. Having said that, I don’t collect, or, for that matter, hoard them, even those that are full, but they have a certain significance that I may, or may not, say more about at a later time. Cryptic I know, but there you have it.

On the subject of breakfast cereal boxes though, if you had to, just for the sake of it, match an economist with a certain breakfast cereal box, such as “Special K” for instance, who might that be? If you think you can match one with the other, then the Marginal Revolution University is the place to be.

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If there is movement in the air, there is art in the air

Tuesday, 2 December, 2014

Here be an optical technique that shows how candle flames, hair dryers, and other assorted paraphernalia, and what have you, stirs up the air in their vicinity.

Rather… psychedelic, don’t you think?

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Lorraine Loots, painting for ants, and many people also I suspect

Friday, 28 November, 2014

At the beginning of 2013 Cape Town based artist Lorraine Loots began painting a miniature artwork each day. Then she decided to continue in 2014.

I’m not sure what the story is for 2015 yet. These may be paintings for ants, but I’m certain its not only ants who are interested in her work though.

Via – the newly redesigned – Design is Kinky.

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On folding up a world record paper airplane

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014

Because, when you build paper aeroplanes, you should strive to build the best paper aeroplanes.

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Presenting the work of John Bisbee, nail sculptor

Thursday, 20 November, 2014

Nail sculpture by John Bisbee

John Bisbee isn’t a builder, yet he still works with nails… he is a nail sculptor.

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Creative thoughts are child’s play in this giant birds nest

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

Photo by OGE CreativeGroup

I suspect that the giant birdsnest for creating new ideas, complete with egg shaped cushions, an item of furniture that – as the name would suggest – is intended to trigger creative thoughts, will not just appeal to adults.

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