Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ice sculpture

The result of wave action on an iceberg.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wooden sculpture

 30 year old Yuri Hvtisishvili of St. Petersburg, Russia, built this replica of the Soviet made IZH-49

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sirens of the Lambs

Banksy showed up at Glastonbury Festival with his "Sirens of the Lambs" piece.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Crazy legs

Bartosz Huzarski is a 33 year old Polish born competitive bicycle racer.  This is what his legs looked like at the end of stage 18 of this year's Tour de France.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rescue me

Seven firefighters in China's Zhejiang province managed to rescue this 660 pound pig from a well it had fallen into.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ben Butler

Ben Butler builds large sculptures by assembling hundreds of pieces of wood together with no exact plan for what will evolve.  See additional examples of his work here.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lean on me

Architects of Uhlik Architekti designed this structure for a client who wanted a retreat neat Prague. It is only 200 square feet and some of the materials were found on the property.  Local craftsmen were involved in the construction.  It is described as a simple space where the owner can enjoy a quiet escape from city living.

Read more and see images of the building here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A different kind of canvas

Jesse over at justacarguy.blogspot.com/ posted this today and I followed his link to the site where you can see more interesting examples.

End of the road

Pej Behdarvand did a series of photographs documenting some of the cars ending up at Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking in Sun Valley California.  He called the series "Deathbed".  View more images in the collection here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Living small

Referred to as "spite houses" The Atlantic has a piece about dwellings that were built mostly as a result of people having unresolved differences.  See several more such structures and read about it here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bastille Day 2014

Off the grid opportunity

This 24 foot diameter yurt is fully furnished and has an outhouse.  It is located in a gated community in Marblemount, Washington.  The community shares a flush toilet and a picnic area. The location provides opportunities for hiking, climbing, rafting and fishing.  Listed at $24,500.

View the listing with additional photos on Zillow.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Early Tour

What, exactly, is going on here?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Praying for rain

The Parjanya Varun Yagam is a special prayer for rain.  These Hindu priests are sitting in tubs of water in front of a fire performing the ceremony.  India's monsoon rainfall was 43% below the June average, the weakest first month of the season in five years.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crater Lake, Oregon

Photographer Forrest Stanley

Mood blanket?

British Airways has conducted some testing with a blanket that monitors neuron activity in the brain.  A headband transmits information to the blanket and when a person is stressed it glows red. A calm and relaxed person's blanket will glow blue.

These tests were conducted in the first class cabin.  I would guess that the if they ran the same tests in economy they would get very different results.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Krubar Cave

At 7000 feet Kruber Cave is the world's deepest.  It is located in the Ghagra mountain range in Abkhazia, Georgia.  Click here for additional images and information.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Max Rive

Max Rive likes to hike and take pictures.  This image is of Reine, Norway.  View more of his work here.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

1948 Buick Streamliner

Norman E. Timbs was a mechanical engineer who worked mostly in the design of Indy 500 cars.  He spent two years and $10,000 to build this car.  $8000 of that budget was needed to fabricate the aluminum body.  Additional images and information is available here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Painted Desert

Located at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in East Central Oregon, USA.