• 23 Thought-Provoking Quotes by History’s Favorite Writers

    23 Thought-Provoking Quotes by History’s Favorite Writers

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Throughout history writers have put our thoughts, fears and insights into words we can cherish, remember and live by. Below is a collection of thought-provoking quotes by some of the most celebrated and revered writers in history. If you enjoy these quote compilations, be sure to check out our previous posts here. …

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  • Cancer Survivor Designs “Get Well Soon” Cards That Don’t Suck

    Cancer Survivor Designs “Get Well Soon” Cards That Don’t Suck

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    People can be at a loss for words when someone they know is diagnosed with a serious illness. Typical “get well soon” cards just don’t seem appropriate so many people get nervous about saying the wrong thing and end up saying nothing at all instead. When LA-based graphic designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with…

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  • Artist Finds Beautiful Beach Stones and Covers Them in Tiny Dots of Paint

    Artist Finds Beautiful Beach Stones and Covers Them in Tiny Dots of Paint

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Elspeth McLean is an Australian award-winning artist whose passion for colour and detail has evolved into a unique style of painting she describes as “Dotillism”. In what she calls Mandala Stones, McLean collects beautiful beach stones and uses them as her canvas to create intensely colourful and intricate artworks entirely out of dots. Elspeth…

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  • 16 Breathtaking Underwater Animal Photos by Jorge Hauser

    16 Breathtaking Underwater Animal Photos by Jorge Hauser

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    Jorge Cervera Hauser is an amazing underwater and fine art photographer who recently shared a portfolio of his incredible work on Behance. Hauser is also the executive producer at Calypso Media, co-director at the non-profit Pelagic Life, a producer of the nature documentary México Pelágico, and was a Discovery Channel ambassador for the network’s…

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  • The Model Model Model Model Village

    The Model Model Model Model Village

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Bourton-on-the-water is a quaint village located in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire, England. Often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” because of the River Windrush that runs right through the village centre, Bourton-on-the-water gives visitors a taste of the beautiful English countryside. Photograph by jamieasp on reddit One of the…

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  • This is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

    This is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. All you have to do is throw it in the air to start shooting. The quadcopter flies itself and uses GPS and computer vision to follow you around. It is waterproof, compact and shoots HD pictures and videos. Check out the glossy demo video below. …

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  • This Artist Wrapped 24 km of Thread Around 13,000 Nails to Create This

    This Artist Wrapped 24 km of Thread Around 13,000 Nails to Create This

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Ukrainian artist Zenyk Palagniuk wrapped 24 km (15 mi) of thread around 13,000 nails to create an amazingly realistic portrait of Justin Timberlake. It took the artist over 200 hours to complete. Palagniuk began by sketching the portrait on a large piece of plywood. He then hammered in all of the nails and wrapped…

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  • Multi-Layered Graffiti Murals of Popular Expressions

    Multi-Layered Graffiti Murals of Popular Expressions

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    Pref is a British graffiti artist with a unique, multi-layered letting style which he uses to portray popular phrases and expressions. The different words can be hard to distinguish but that’s what makes his pieces so interesting to examine. For more, be sure to check out Pref’s work at the links below. [via CrushMyCamel]…

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May 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Tree Pose on Trolltunga

Picture of the Day: Tree Pose on Trolltunga

Trolltunga (Troll’s tongue) is a piece of rock jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above Lake Ringedalsvatnet in Norway.

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May 29, 2015

These Coworkers are Adding their Heads to Animals on Each Other’s Desktop Backgrounds

These Coworkers are Adding their Heads to Animals on Each Other’s Desktop Backgrounds

Nothing makes the day go faster than a little fun at the office with your coworkers!

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May 29, 2015

The Kung Fury Feature Film is Here and It Is Gloriously Absurd

The Kung Fury Feature Film is Here and It Is Gloriously Absurd

Wow. It’s actually here. Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners. The campaign that was launched in December 2013…

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May 29, 2015

The Shirk Report – Volume 319

The Shirk Report – Volume 319

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere.

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May 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater.

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May 28, 2015

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

First published in 1931, this ambitious “Histomap” by John B. Sparks attempts to distil four thousand years of world history (starting in 2000 B.C) into one glorious chart.

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May 28, 2015

The Creative Choreography of AXYZM

The Creative Choreography of AXYZM

AXYZM is creative agency dedicated to choreography and designing movement-based visuals. Check out their impressive demo reel.

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