VladanFilipovic1

Polygon Portraits Cleverly Portray Various Star Wars Characters

VladanFilipovic1 VladanFilipovic2 VladanFilipovic3 VladanFilipovic4 VladanFilipovic5 VladanFilipovic6

This beautiful collection of stylized portraits are composed of polygons placed together into a single graphic representation. Paris-based artist Vladan Filipovic used a digital low poly technique to produce the Star Wars series, which features a number of characters including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3P0, and Yoda.

In each geometric portrait, mostly triangular shapes of various colors and shades fit perfectly together into recognizable arrangements. Filipovic set the illustrations on a vibrant background and paired each character with a distinctive phrase from the movies.

via behance, likecool

dancing pedestrian light 3

Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal Light

dancing pedestrian light 1 dancing pedestrian light 2 dancing pedestrian light 3

Quite often the smaller things bring the bigger smiles and this fun urban stunt from micro car manufacturer Smart re-invents the serious traffic light by making it a bit more interactive. The team built a nearby dancing booth rigged with cameras that translates the dance moves of real passersby into a pixelated ‘don’t walk’ silhouette inside a crosswalk light. The video claims the installation resulted in 81% more people stopping at the light instead of walking out into the street. The piece was created for Smart’s promotional/safety campaign titled WhatAreYouFOR.

via Designboom

hosting 1

Finding the right web hosting solution

Finding the best web hosting could prove to be a challenging task for some. And it is only natural, since there are so many products out there which promise to offer you the best solution to your problems. However, believe it or not, there are some steps that you could follow, in order to achieve this assignment. So, if you are curious to learn what you have to do in this respect, then you should read the lines that are to come.

hosting 1

  • Research

Any endeavor that you will commit to will require some research from your part, in order to be successful. This means that you will have to collect some information on various products, to analyze their offers and in the end to decide which one will meet your requirements. Because we are aware of the fact that your time is priceless and you can’t afford to waste it, we have decided to help you and to present you the best web hosting that will definitely be right for you. Blue Host has tons of advantages that you shouldn’t miss out. Besides that, you will also benefit from the perks of bluehost coupon, which guarantees you the same quality at an incredibly small price. However, if you will still decide to get involved in this process and carry on with your research, you should ask your friends to help you with some suggestions and advice. And, if you are a beginner you should make sure that the product you will choose will help you build your website, while at the same time it will also help you save some time.

  • Analyze the price / performance ratio

Your product’s ability to deliver performance for its price is definitely something that should interest you. And, in order to make sure that your produce will be very performing you should check out its tools, before actually purchasing it. This means that you should make sure that your web hosting will have plenty of tools which will ease your job and will make everything simpler for you. As far as blue host is concerned, this will let its customers get access to WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and the list may continue. Also, with this great product you will benefit from unlimited email accounts, unlimited transfer, unlimited domains and 24 / 7 support. As you can see, this has great tools to offer to you, if you will decide to become a client.

hosting 2

  • Learn more about the price plans

As it was mentioned above you will have to make sure that the product you will get will render a great price / performance ratio. The thing is that you are likely to find lots of product out there that come at a low price, but unfortunately are not able to satisfy and meet all your requirements. So, you will have to be careful and to make sure that you won’t spend your money on something that is completely inappropriate for your business. When it comes to this aspect, there is nothing you should worry about, as far as blue host is concerned. Thanks to the bluehost coupon you will only pay $3.95 and you will get all the tools that have been mentioned in the previous paragraph.

To conclude, if you will take these three small steps you will succeed in finding the best web hosting. At the same time, you should also take blue host’s features in consideration and you will see for yourself that this is the right thing for you.

 

petoskey-stones-4[6]

Amazing patterns: Michigan’s Petoskey stones

petoskey-stones-5[2]Photo credit

petoskey-stones-4[6]Photo credit

petoskey-stones-3[2]Photo credit

petoskey-stones-1[6]Photo credit

These amazing stones are Petoskey stones; composed of fossilized skeletons of Hexagonaria percarinata, a type of coral from coral reefs that once covered all of what is now the state of Michigan, USA, during the ancient Devonian period, some 350 million years ago. The stones were formed as a result of glaciation, in which sheets of ice scrapped the bedrock, picking up fragments, and then grinding off their rough edges and depositing them in the northwestern portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula. You could say Petoskey stones are actual pieces of coral reef, and when dry the stone resembles ordinary limestone but when wet or polished, the distinctive mottled pattern of the six-sided coral fossils emerges. This prehistoric fossil is found across the state of Michigan along lakeshores and rivers in sediments commonly called the Traverse group. Since 1965, the Petoskey stone is Michigan’s official state stone.

via Wikipedia, Petoskeyarea.com, Michigan Science, Traversearea.com

backlit paper sculptures 8

Amazing Backlit Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti

backlit paper sculptures 2 backlit paper sculptures 3 backlit paper sculptures 4 backlit paper sculptures 5 backlit paper sculptures 6 backlit paper sculptures 7 backlit paper sculptures 8 backlit paper sculptures 9 backlit paper sculptures 10 backlit paper sculptures

As part of a new exhibition at Black Book Gallery in Denver, artists Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (aka. Hari & Deepti), have created a new body of work titled “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” The artists were inspired by recent travels through Moab, Utah and Yellowstone, Wyoming, and transformed elements of their adventures into delicately hand-cut paper sculptures infused with mythology and science fiction. Each piece is lit from behind or below with LED strips and the boxes are exhibited in dark rooms to enhance the effect.

You can see several more of their recent light box sculptures at Black Book Gallery and follow their ongoing work on Instagram.

iwatch1

Apple iWatch varieties

applewatch2 applewatch3 applewatch4 applewatch5 applewatch6 applewatch7 applewatch8 applewatch9 applewatch10 applewatch11

After months of speculation Apple has just unveiled their newest product: the Apple Watch, available in early 2015. The highly anticipated smartwatch marks the company’s first foray into the wearable tech. With Apple’s trademark sleek, elegant aesthetic combined with a number of impressive features, the Apple Watch could play a big role in making wearable tech a mainstream trend.

The watch will come in two sizes (38 mm and 42 mm) and in three different types: Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition. With six different wrist strap choices, the accessory can encompass different styles, from youthful to sporty to sophisticated.

The Apple Watch starts at $349 and requires an iPhone 5 or above to work. This may be worth it to many people, however, as the device features a slew of cool attributes like a rotatable “digital crown” dial to navigate through menus and apps, “digital touch” drawing capabilities, pressure and force sensitivity, customizable animated emoji, the familiar Siri, fitness and health-tracking features, a heartbeat sensor, “Glances” technology to relay information quickly, custom notifications, built-in Apple Pay, and many opportunities for third-party developers.

“We love to make new products that improve people’s lives. We love to make things that allow our users to make things that they could never have imagined. We think it will redefine what people expect from its category,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook at the unveiling. “It’s the next chapter in Apple’s story.”

roebling

Kevin Weir’s Ghostly Animated GIFs of Archived Photos

 

catherinepace howitzer motherjones princehenry roebling yves

Art director and designer Kevin Weir uses historical black and white photographs for his disturbing but captivating animated GIFs. He started playing with GIFs when his parents boss bought a copy of Photoshop and he decided he wanted to be some kind of designer. Having mastered the software, he shared the images on his Tumblr, Flux Machine where they quickly went viral.

Weir makes use of photographs he finds in the Library of Congress online archive, and is deeply drawn to what he calls “unknowable places and persons,” images with little connection to present day that he can use as blank canvas for his weird ideas. Weir is now an art director at Droga5 in NYC, he also also animates music videos and sassy birds.

c215-1

Stencil Graffiti Art from C215

c215-1 c215-2 c215-3 c215-4 c215-5 c215-9 c215-10 cs15-1

Parisian street artist C215 (previously) constantly impresses using a combination of texture, color and detail using only stencils and spray paint. C215 says that he frequently portrays “things and people that society aims at keeping hidden: homeless people, smokers, street kids, bench lovers for example,” though one of his favorite muses is his daughter Nina who has appeared in numerous portraits over the years. He also sneaks in references to pop culture, most notably one of Robin Williams.

You can see more of his work on Flickr and Facebook. A retrospective of his work opens at Opera Gallery in Paris in October.

christophermoloney1

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-World Locations

christophermoloney1

Above: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

christophermoloney2

Good Will Hunting (1997)

christophermoloney3

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

christophermoloney4

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

christophermoloney7

The Avengers (2012)

christophermoloney8

The Dark Knight (2008)

christophermoloney9

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

christophermoloney10

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

christophermoloney13

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the wonder of the cinema to life with FILMography, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-world locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of it aligned perfectly with the actual building, street, or landmark behind it.

In the newer additions to his collection, Moloney has travelled beyond the iconic streets of New York City to far away places like Rome and Naples to recreate famous movie scenes.

via FILMography on TumblrReddit, Bored Panda

clever street art puns 1

JSP’s clever street art puns

clever street art puns 1

Location: Utsira, Norway

clever street art puns 2

Location: Hackney (now destroyed)

clever street art puns 3

Location: Weston super-Mare

clever street art puns 4

Location: Weston super-Mare

clever street art puns 5

Location: Weston super-Mare

clever street art puns 6

Location: Barrow Gurney abandoned mental hospital

clever street art puns 7

Location: Weston super-Mare

clever street art puns 8

Location: the artist’s home

clever street art puns 9

If you’re fond of puns and pop culture you might like graffiti artist JPS art. JSP makes urban interventions that take digs at everyone from Slim Shady to Charlie Sheen to Spider-Man. But how do you think he compares to Banksy?