A vocal orange tabby named Chihano sings along in all the right places during a Portuguese a cappella version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” being sung to him by his human. Instead of “clap your hands”, however, the line was changed to “say meow”(“se você contente diga mião”), with which the little feline happily complied.
It was love at first when I saw these tintinnids through the microscope because of their resemblance to a champagne glass for a mermaid.
“Invisible Ocean: Plankton & Plastic” is a short documentary by director Emily V. Driscoll of BonSci Films that focuses on environmental artist Mara G. Haseltine as she works to create a sculpture about the microscopic threat plastic poses to ocean life. During a Tara expedition, Haseltine discovered microscopic pieces of plastic inside samples of tintinnid plankton, and that inspired her work.
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Lyon, France-based photographer Samsofy Pardugatô has taken a playful series of photos that find LEGO minifigures adventuring in the real world. The entire series of images are available to view on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and his portfolio website.
photos by Samsofy Pardugatô
A projection-mapped animation display created by design firm Universal Everything has turned the Sydney Opera House into a “living mural” for the Vivid Sydney event in Australia. According to the event’s site, “Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas.”
images via The Creators Project
Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro has created autorretrato sensorial (sensory self-portrait), an unusual self-portrait series in which he completely enveloped his head in various materials such as food, cigarettes, twine, coal, toys, and meat. Monteiro explained that this project was an experiment with identity.
(translated) Like the suicide bomber, who gives up his identity in the name of an ideology, Edu Monteiro hides his face under masks obscuring their human condition as it transforms into a hybrid being. The difference, however, lies in the artist achieves poetic, brutal on the one hand, full of humor on the other. The textures that the photographer seeks in organic elements -plants, peppers and coals – close to what you see in Arcimboldo paintings: portraits that confuse the senses to misrepresent nature itself. Already the images he gets through the merger of the human body with artificial body – cigarettes and stuffed animals – refer to a dark or decadent future, inhabited by mutant creatures.
images by Edu Monteiro
“Cat Lady Dance” is a vibrant dance video directed by Scott Winn that features Amymarie Gaertner as a dancing cat lady, Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer as a dancing milkman, and the Creature Effects Inc. puppet “Jinxy” as a dancing cat.
Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant (previously) recently roamed around a local pet store and left hilarious fake descriptions for ordinary animals. A regular old pet lizard became a “Baby Godzilla Lizard,” a cute little rat turned into a “Gym Rat” that enjoys getting swole, and many others.
photos by Jeff Wysaski