January 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm (art, neat things) ()

Artist Michael Oliveri has teamed up with a group of nano scientists at the University of Georgia to create these ghostly images, strangely reminiscent of Earthly landscapes. He writes:

Using current photographic technology and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) I have created grand scale micrograph interpretations of their research. In this series I selected perspectives of unusual microscopic happenings within the actual nano structure samples to blur scale into seemingly familiar human settings.

They’re pretty neat. Check ’em out.

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Steampunk Guitar

January 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm (art, music, neat things) (, )

Check out this steampunk-styled guitar, made by one Mark Dalzell for the 2008 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour. Awesome! I wonder if it’s really playable, and how it might sound if it is…

Via Brass Goggles.

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Jewelry by Melanie Bilenker

January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm (art, neat things) (, )

Melanie Bilenker makes jewelry which depict ordinary, elegant scenes using individual strands of hair. Check it out.

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Some stuff from around.

January 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm (art, environment, music)

Ice instruments by Terje Isungset.

Scientists see others’ thoughts–fuel for anti-surveillance paranoia.

Stitched art by Emily L. Eibel.

Computer-part art.

The environmental terror that is the synthetic beach.

Photos of animals preserved in formalin.

Poodles groomed to look like anything but poodles.

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Julia Serano’s “Cocky”

January 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm (art, LGBT, movies/video/clips)

Via Alas, I highly recommend this video of Julia Serano giving a kick-ass performance. You can read the transcript here.

Fuck yeah!

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Photos Of Japanese Highways

December 31, 2008 at 9:54 am (amazing things, art, environment) ()

Take a look at these incredible images of Japanese highways, bridges, and other road-structures. They are mind-blowing, to put it plainly.

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Leah Evans’ Textiles

December 30, 2008 at 12:51 pm (amazing things, art) (, )

Via Craft, take a look at Leah Evans’ gorgeous textile art. Most of the pieces are maps. They’re all very beautiful.

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Pictures Of Plankton

December 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm (amazing things, art, environment) (, )

Take a look at these incredible images of plankton. Wow!

They’re part of an exhibition by one Dr. Richard Kirby, based in the UK. The complete group will be on display at aquariums in England next year.

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Strange And Beautiful Cloud Formations

December 17, 2008 at 11:58 am (amazing things, art)

Check out this series of gorgeous images of unusual cloud formations. Wow!

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Links (Species, Stashes, Toolboxes, Embroidery)

December 6, 2008 at 12:15 pm (art, design/gadget lust, neat things) ()

Just a sampling of some interesting tabs I have open right now.

1. Beautiful images of the thousands of new species recently discovered on a little island in the Republic of Vanatu.

2. A 2700-year-old marijuana stash has been discovered.

3. Gorgeous 1800s toolchest. Wow! It was made by a piano- and organ-maker named Studley, to hold everything the traveling organ-tuner might ever need.

4. Embloggery — a blog of hand-embroidered entries. Neat! (Via CRAFT.)

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