Back in 1996, in a lake in the Isle of Tyree in Scotland, sat a beautiful, one-of-a-kind house that reflected the vast scenery around it. It had no doors, no windows, no furniture, just mirrors on all sides. It was called the ‘Mirror House’, a temporary installation by artist and sculptor Ekkehard Altenburger. We interviewed Altenburger to find out more about this timeless installation. [Read our original post about the Mirror House here]
It’s time to ditch those red, frat boy party cups and move on to something more mature: party cups with photo-realistic noses printed on the side. ‘Pick Your Nose Party Cups’, are a set of 24 paper drinking cups with a sense of humour. They have noses printed on the side, such that when someone takes a drink, they’ll look like they have a different nose and mouth. It’s hilarious when the ladies pick the ones with the moustache design, giving prowling guys the chance to use the pick-up line: ‘Excuse me, but I moustache you something’.
The taxidermy mice chess set the bar high in terms of strange novelty gifts. Because, you know, it’s not every day you find stiff dead rodents wielding swords and wearing crowns. So we interviewed Rachael Garcia, the woman behind the mice, to shed more light on this bizarre piece of art. [Read our original post about this chess set here]
Here’s one way to get the girl: keep your mouth shut! A new study has found that men ‘who use verbose language are deemed less attractive’ to women and ‘men who use shorter average word lengths and concise sentences were preferred by volunteers who listened to male speech patterns’. Researchers believe the preference ‘arises because […]
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‘Pop Culture Popsicles’, is a series of illustrations imagining what our favourite movie and TV characters would look like as delicious, frozen desserts. Illustrator Andrew Hearth channeled his inner Andy Warhol and came up with the popsicle versions of The Joker, Robocop, Batman, Spock, Heisenberg, and Optimus Prime, to name a few.
You snack on it from time to time and definitely munch on it at the movies. But how much do you really know about popcorn? Did you know that popcorn as a snack is thousands of years old? Or know that the first corn domesticated by the Ancient people of Central America was popcorn? I […]
What would rats want to eat before they inevitably get their necks snapped by the crushing weight of a mouse trap? Probably something gourmet, like strawberry cheesecake, spinach and ricotta lasagna, onion soup, nachos, or pizza. At least that’s what Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca imagine in their photo series, ‘Gourmet Mouse Traps’. In the […]
Penique Productions has come up with an incredible installation, using massive balloons that take over the entire space of a room. The balloons ‘press up against the balconies, alcoves, fountains and ceilings of public spaces, transforming otherwise familiar locales into colorful interiors plucked straight from an avant-garde horror film’.
The Boeing Black is a smartphone that self-destructs when someone tries to tamper with its casing or files. But sadly, it’s not like those devices you see in Mission Impossible, where it blows up in a fiery blaze of glory. Rather, it deletes all its data and renders itself useless, making it anti-theft but also […]
Sculpture Athletes’ is a photo series featuring men and women with Adonis-like physiques striking their best Greek statue pose, all the while soaked in a glass/porcelain skin type overlay. It pays homage to the classic athlete statues from antiquity, and at the same time, making us mere mortals conscious of our not-so-buff bodies. California-based photographer […]
If you’re female, financially well off, young, and have at least one female friend, then you’re a witch. Also, if you’re female, not financially well off, old, and have had an argument with anyone ever, then you’re a witch too. If my calculations are correct, those qualifications include basically every female on Earth! Hooray for […]
Forget flowers, forget chocolates – the best gift to get someone is a Mars crater! Well, naming rights, anyway. Company Uwingu is offering the naming rights for Mars craters beginning at $5 and up, depending on size. Uwingu claims there’s around 500,000 large unnamed craters on this planet and that you can also ‘help name the map grid rectangles of all the Districts and Provinces in our address system – the first ever address system for Mars’. All at a cost, of course.
When, in Jan 1942, an entomological laboratory was opened in Germany’s Dachau concentration camp, the purported reason was to study lice and fleas that were ticking off soldiers. Apparently the institute also zeroed in on the feasibility of using mosquitoes in biological warfare to attack enemy soldiers with diseases such as malaria, according to Tübingen […]
Every summer, as the sun starts to warm up the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean, exhausted tourists flock to Assateague Island. More than half of this 60km long island belongs to Maryland and the rest is part of Virginia, but the whole thing is basically owned by feral (‘wild’) horses, who have no problem hanging out with humans. And that is exactly what they do, with the greatest of ease. [This post got more than 1,600 comments on our Facebook Wall! Check it out]
A dress that becomes invisible when you’re horny? Sounds like something that came from a futuristic rated-R movie, but it’s actually real! ‘Intimacy 2.0’ uses a special fabric that turns from white to transparent when the proper conditions are set. Designer Daan Roosegaarde masterfully uses this technology to push the boundaries of fashion, creating a high-end, high-tech clothing line that brings intimacy to a whole new level. In this exclusive interview, Daan talks more about ‘Intimacy 2.0’ and his other new works, ‘Lotus Dome’ and ‘Smart Highway’. [Read the original post about this here]