The Vancouver Aquarium is doing it right… especially when it comes to their recent ad campaigns. Using the lethal combo of interesting scientific facts and smart/funny ad placement, they are making a real splash around the Canadian city. You know you’ve got a hit campaign when people stop just to photograph your ads! [Read more...]
For the latest photo trend all you need is a baby and a mug- or teacup, solo cup, or Chinese food container- as some have shown. Using forced perspective make it look like the baby is popping out of it and voila you’ve just caught a #babeinacup! Also known as #babymugging, this Instagram trend was started by Mommyshorts blogger Ilana Wiles. The creative mother of two beautiful girls has a hilarious parenting blog about her family life in NYC. [Read more...]
It’s always fascinating to think about how we are able to perceive the gazillion, bajillion molecules that make up our world and give names to the various objects and life forms in attempt to understand it all. Japanese sculptor, Kohei Nawa plays on this notion, switching up the viewer’s perception of objects by altering the surface. In this set, called PixCell, he covers the stuffed animals in crystal clear beads which magnify and distort different portions and give the appearance of molecular structure and computer screen pixelation. [Read more...]
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Second only to A Tale of Two Cities, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is the second best selling novel ever written. The popularity of this amazing fairy tale and its predecessor The Hobbit, along with the screen adaptations and action figures has brought about some amazing fan art, like the paintings featured here by deviantARTist Kinko-White. Her watercolor and tea stain paintings capture some of the best characters, bringing the fantasy to life on the paper along side some memorable quotes. [Read more...]
Kites speak a universal language of awesomeness! All around the world there are kite festivals for all to enjoy and the first kite is thought to have been flown over 3,000 years ago! Kites have saved the day for many fisherman who have lost their way by helping rescuers locate them, entertained people of all ages, and helped Benjamin Franklin discover that lightning was, in fact, electricity. As the warm weather moves through this Spring, the wind is perfect for flying kites. Here is a collection of some of Instagram’s finest kites. [Read more...]
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Regardless of how many good vibes or “happy trees” got painted into that old mountain landscape at the thrift store, there are few of us who would consider giving the dusty old painting a new home. Artist Chris McMahon might be changing that sentiment however, giving those old paintings a new and unusual chance at life. McMahon is part of a growing number of people remixing discarded paintings by placing strange new creatures into the scene. His Mountain Monster, shown above, is a good example of the technique. Through the tops of the puffy white clouds comes a massive four-legged beast set on total destruction (or is that just a smile?). [Read more...]
Is it a Killer Penguin? A Pengorca? Whatever you want to call it, the hybrid animal above is convincing enough to elicit more than one close look. The work of Reddit user Arne Olav, each of these hilarious animal combinations harkens back to legends like the centaur, the hippocamp or the Chimera (an imaginative Greek animal combining a lion, snake, and goat). With “Chimera” being such an excellent example of animal combining, the word is now used to describing these imaginative mashups. [Read more...]
The long-awaited premiere of Arrested Development’s fourth season graced our senses this Sunday more than six years after the show was cancelled because of dwindling ratings. Fans of the show have rabidly declared their love in the form of memes, gifs, and random quotes – across every social network conceivable. This spur of online support inspired the creator of the series, Mitchell Hurwitz, to create another season of our favorite dysfunctional family; exclusively for Netflix. This Quote a Bluth interactive created by Column Five – whose headquarters are in Newport Beach, California, home of the Bluth family and their world-famous banana stand – takes a look back across the first three seasons of Arrested Development, and some of the funniest moments provided by each character. [Read more...]