Bones in motion, a series of x-ray animations

Friday, 22 August, 2014

Image via Cameron Drake

Cameron Drake has created a series of animations using x-ray images of people’s hands, ankles, elbows, and shoulders. Fascinating.

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A tree that threatens to make orchards much smaller

Friday, 1 August, 2014

A single tree that can bear forty different types of stone fruit? The notion sounds incredible, but thanks to some complicated grafting techniques, branches from various fruit trees were attached to one, bringing forth the “Tree of 40 Fruit”.

Working with a pool of over 250 varieties of stone fruit, Van Aken developed a timeline of when each of them blossom in relationship to each other and started grafting a few onto a working tree’s root structure. Once the working tree was about two years old, Van Aken used a technique called chip grafting to add more varieties on as separate branches. This technique involves taking a sliver off a fruit tree that includes the bud, and inserting that into an incision in the working tree. It’s then taped into place, and left to sit and heal over winter. If all goes well, the branch will be pruned back to encourage it to grow as a normal branch on the working tree.

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The birds of the future are birds of a feather indeed

Thursday, 31 July, 2014

The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future… one day, in the distant future perhaps, some birds may fly in a formation that creates the illusion they are one, giant, avian creature, among other possibilities that is.

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The mixed media artworks of Liz Brizzi

Monday, 28 July, 2014

Artwork by Liz Brizzi

Los Angeles based artist Liz Brizzi creates a captivating range of mixed media works.

Via Design is Kinky.

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Auto Aerobics, they’re cars, but not cars as we know them

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Image by Chris LaBrooy

They’re actually 3D graphics, but these images – created by British designer and artist Chris LaBrooy – easily look as if they could be experimental vehicles of some sort.

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These toys appear to be perfect working order, or so say their x-rays

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Sydney based photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick casts toys in a new light through his collection of x-ray images of mechanical and motorised playthings.

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The camera never lies, but what when they see… optical illusions?

Monday, 21 July, 2014

The camera never lies, or so we are told. Still, you may not be quite sure what to make of the images captured by Berlin based photographer Erik Johansson’s camera.

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Jon Juarez, a non-writer who storyboards his ideas as illustration

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Jon Juarez is an illustrator and artist, but according to this article posted at the recently re-booted Netdiver magazine, he is, in effect, a non-writer who storyboards his ideas. It’s a description that may intrigue or puzzle, but that Juarez’s concepts end up taking visual form is what really counts.

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To see what lies within anything, grab an industrial sander

Monday, 14 July, 2014

Fascinating, Laurin Döpfner takes day-to-day objects, logs, walnuts, electrical fittings, and cameras, and slowly grinds away at them, layer by layer, with an industrial sander, until they end up as a pile of fine particles.

Via Colossal.

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A pylon dressed as a lighthouse, easier on the eye than one that’s not

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014

Photo via klasse lobbert

When it comes to power pylons it’s definitely a case of function over aesthetics. Most of the time anyway. About four years ago a group of German art students decided to enhance the visual appeal of one such structure by attaching stained glass panels. This idea needs to be more widely adopted I think…

(Photo via klasse löbbert)

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