Nearly everyone growing up in the 1980′s had a few Star Wars action figures… and if you didn’t you wished you did. Now an artist going by the name Sillof has re-imagined a huge array of figurines based on the original trilogy, but not quite so long ago. The images featured here are from his series World Wars 1942, but be sure to swing by sillof.com and sillof.deviantart.com for his excellent wild west and medieval (!) versions. [Read more...]
Does anyone know where the idea for the s’more came from? How about how it got its name? Did you know that there is an official 3-step process to making them? And where DID all those parts come from, anyway? I bet you want to know. I did. Yes, It’s all here, the classic ingredients, the history, the tips on mallow roasting and fire managing, and even–yes–an explanation of the Russian Matryoshka Mallow doll technique. You too, can be a master of the mallow and czar of sweet, sticky, melty campfire crackers. REI shares its tips and tricks of this delectable, historic treat.
Around the world, soccer fans are practically exploding out of their trainers in anticipation for the start of the Barclays Premier League season; which kicks off Saturday, August 13th. In his photo series titled, O Campo, or its translation The Field, Joachim Schmid set out to capture — by satellite — these oddly shaped football fields in Brazilian cities across the country. These photos are a testament to the spirit, and creativity, of a people who live and breath the Beautiful Game.
What once caught our eyes and attracted us to what was being “signed and defined”, now sit by the roadside in disorder and disrepair allowing for memories of days gone by. Here are some examples of the type of design we rarely see anymore, from a time when the future looked bright and automobiles where king. [Read more...]
When scuba diver and artist Andreas Franke took pictures of the Vandenberg shipwreck off Key West last year he thought something was lacking:
“Even though there is so much life, marine life, all over and around it, the shipwreck itself, to me, is a dead thing,” Franke said. “But I thought that if I put people on it, then there would again be life on that ship.”
That’s just what he did. Taking underwater photographs of the 522-foot vessel, Franke digitally added figures enjoying the ships underwater amenities (and adding some of his own) while bringing back a human presence. Recently with the help of other divers, he’s placed a waterproof gallery of the 12 large images along the starboard deck at a depth of 93 feet. The gallery, just a short swim through azure waters, is now available to any certified diver. For a tour of the all the works and a good look at the ship, see Franke’s site staudinger-franke.at [Read more...]
This film gets down to the nuts and bolts of many relationships: a story about love and not knowing how good it is until it’s gone. Screwed Up is a colorful stop-motion animation by Kris Hofmann that uses only hardware in a classic workshop to tell it’s story… and what a poignant job with such un-emotional objects. Hofmann says, “After a short honeymoon period monotony and arguments settle in. One deserts the other, but regrets that very decision soon after and embarks on a search for the missing other half.” Supported with pitch perfect sound and music by Alexander Zlamal, this is a film I could love for a long time. [Read more...]