Category: ART

Feb 25, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 25, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 25, 2010

ART IS A STAPLE OF LIFE Photograph by Baptiste Debombourg Photograph by Baptiste Debombourg Photograph by Baptiste Debombourg Awesome work by Baptiste Debombourg. 75 hours, 35,000 staples and 2.7 meters x 2.5 meters Baptiste Debombourg via Make: Online Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO…

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Feb 25, 2010

Branching Out: Tree Art by Naoko Ito

Branching Out: Tree Art by Naoko Ito

Branching out – Photograph by Naoko Ito I came across Naoko Ito’s work sifting through todayandtomorrow. A Tokyo-born artist now living in New York city; Naoko’s work draws heavy influence from nature. In this series titled Urban Nature 2009, Naoko uses over-sized mason jars to preserve life. Absolutely love these visuals! Tree Branch in Jars…

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Feb 22, 2010

The Evolution of the BMW Art Car

The Evolution of the BMW Art Car

The BMW Art Car Project was introduced by the French racecar driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain, who wanted to invite an artist to create a canvas on an automobile. It was in 1975 when Poulain commissioned American artist and friend Alexander Calder to paint the first BMW Art Car. This first example would be a…

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Feb 9, 2010

Slithery Snake Art

Slithery Snake Art

Don’t get me wrong. If I see a snake in the wild, I’m not sticking around to admire its beauty. The way they move, their constant tongue usage; it’s all very off-putting believe me. But in a controlled environment, with a professional photographer? What beauty! Incredibly vibrant colours, brilliant patterns and hypnotic skeletal structures make…

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Feb 8, 2010

How to Make Small-Scale Super-Realistic Model Landscapes

How to Make Small-Scale Super-Realistic Model Landscapes

I first discovered Matthew Albanese’s work through my friend JohnnyCat, an author/editor for the newly-designed Neatorama. Matthew creates incredibly detailed miniature-scale model landscapes and then uses a camera technique known as forced perspective to create super-realistic photographs you swear were real! If you can’t believe it’s not butter, you won’t believe these aren’t real until…

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Feb 4, 2010

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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Jan 28, 2010

This Bowl is Pho Clever!

This Bowl is Pho Clever!

Pho is life. Pho is delicious. Pho is cheap. For those that don’t know, pho is a Vietnamese beef and noodle soup often served with basil, lime, bean sprouts and peppers. A typical pho restaurant will offer a variety of beef like tripe, tendon or beef balls. You can also substitute the beef entirely with…

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