The 2014 Tomatina, A Massive Tomato Food Fight in Spain

The Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival in Spain
photo by Alberto Saiz/Associated Press

The Big Picture has posted a wonderful photo gallery of the 2014 Tomatina, an annual festival in Bunol, Spain in which participants engage in a massive tomato fight. Some 22,000 participants obliterated 125 tons of tomatoes at this year’s event.

The Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival in Spain
photo by Alberto Saiz/Associated Press

The Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival in Spain
photo by Gabriel Gallo/AFP/Getty Images

The Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival in Spain
photo by Alberto Saiz/Associated Press

The Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival in Spain
photo by Gabriel Gallo/AFP/Getty Images

Metagramme, An Intriguing Web App That Creates a Single Average Image From an Instagram User’s Photos

Metagramme Instagram Image Averaging App by T2D

Metagramme is an intriguing web app that creates a single average image of an Instagram user’s photos. The app works by comparing 32 of the user’s photos and creating average values for corresponding pixels across all of the photos. The final image is an intriguing abstraction of the user’s photography. Metagramme was created by San Francisco design studio T2D.

Metagramme Instagram Image Averaging App by T2D

images via Metagramme

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

HB Lamp, A Sculptural Lamp Shaped Like a Giant Pencil

HB Lamp by Michael and George

The HB Lamp is a whimsical sculptural lamp that takes the shape of a giant pencil. The power cord extends from the pencil’s tip, thus creating the illusion of a drawn line. The nearly six-foot-long lamp was created by London design duo Michael & George. It is the inaugural product for their Stationery Objects home decor line. The HB Lamp is available for purchase online. A smaller version is also in the works.

HB Lamp by Michael and George

HB Lamp by Michael and George

HB Lamp by Michael and George

photos via Michael & George

via Inhabitat