Author: twistedsifter

Nov 12, 2010

The Friday Shirk Report – November 12, 2010 | Volume 83

The Friday Shirk Report – November 12, 2010 | Volume 83

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse 20 IMAGES – Taking pictures of yourself in…

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Nov 11, 2010

Picture of the Day: Angry Birds Cake!

Picture of the Day: Angry Birds Cake!

ANGRY BIRDS CAKE! Photograph by fonatic71 Can you taste the anger? mmmmmm a dish best served cold. This beautiful Angry Birds cake was made lovingly by Copacabanya via Flickr SEE MORE ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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Nov 11, 2010

Beautiful Home on a Steep Hill with Incredible View [14 pics]

Beautiful Home on a Steep Hill with Incredible View [14 pics]

Photograph by Rodrigo Davila Dubbed the ‘V House’, this incredible property designed by Felipe Mesa of Plan B Arquitectos and Giancarlo Mazzanti is a terrific example of design adapting to its environment. Situated on a steep hill in Bogota, Colombia, the key objective was to maximize the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Completed in…

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Nov 10, 2010

Picture of the Day: Street Art in Tehran, Iran

Picture of the Day: Street Art in Tehran, Iran

STREET ART IN TEHRAN, IRAN via Wooster Collective

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Nov 9, 2010

Picture of the Day: Best Statue Ever?

Picture of the Day: Best Statue Ever?

BEST STATUE EVER? Photograph by S. Werner A statue in Montreux, Switzerland (by sculptor Irena Sedlecka) was erected as a tribute to Freddie Mercury. It stands 3 metres high and overlooks Lake Geneva. It was unveiled on November 25, 1996 by Freddie’s father and Montserrat Caballé. Beginning in 2003, fans from around the world gather…

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Nov 9, 2010

The Incredible Scratchboard Art of Mark Summers [25 pics]

The Incredible Scratchboard Art of Mark Summers [25 pics]

Can you believe the illustration above was created using a sharp knife? Neither could I. Scratchboard or scraperboard is a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. This technique can be used to yield highly…

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Nov 8, 2010

Picture of the Day: Sun-Believable! | Nov 8, 2010

Picture of the Day: Sun-Believable! | Nov 8, 2010

SUN-BELIEVABLE! Photograph by Alan Friedman This is the stunning result Astrophotographer Alan Friedman produced from his backyard in Buffalo, N.Y., when he put a webcam and a telescope together in front of a high-end filter. Using a specialized hydrogen alpha filter, Friedman is able to look at the deep red end of the light spectrum…

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