This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the light was partly inspired by the drawings of Ernst Haeckel, the German biologist, naturalist, and philosopher (among other things) who is perhaps most famous for discovering thousands of new animal species and mapping them to a genealogical “tree of life”. Hilden & Diaz describe via their website that the shadows in their light are actually upside down:
Interestingly, the roots are those elements of the forest that are the most visible. Thereby the sculpture is not only mirrored, but also turned upside down in Hilden & Diaz’ artwork. [...] The shadows engulfs the room and transforms the walls into unruly shadows of branches, bushes and gnarled trees. Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls and ceilings and provide weak Rorschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of consciousness. Dimming the lights transforms the installation and one senses a weak fire burning deep in the center of the forest.
It appears the light is just a concept right now, but feel free to join the chorus of people begging for the real thing. (via caoine.org)
We’ve all had our fair share of heartbreaks throughout our lives and there’s nothing better than those
tried-and-true items we take comfort in during those painful times. Melanie Chernock set out to make
a first aid kit that combined all the things to help mend a broken heart and she calls it Love Hurts.
The kit definitely brings in a bit of humor because frankly, we all need to laugh through the pain, am I right?
The essentials included are: dark chocolate, vodka, a candle with matches, bubble bath, candy hearts with
choice words, a mix CD, and if all else fails, a pack of tissues.
9 Film Frames is a single topic blog on Tumblr that presents the entirety of a movie in nine panels. The frames include anything from key plot points to popular scenes that have gone on to leave their mark in film history. The blog is an ongoing project that includes a wide variety of films from Orson Welles’ classic Citizen Kane and blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Inception to the more obscure and indie films like Melancholia and Memento, as well as David Lynch’s cult classic Mulholland Drive.
The blog, which only began in March, has archived almost 40 films thus far and continues to expand its library of 9-frame creations. For movie lovers, it really has the ability to provide an endless source of entertainment through nostalgia. Cinephiles have the opportunity to sift through the 9-frame visual summaries and reminisce on the great films throughout history while creating a sort of game out of it. Can you guess the film just by looking at 9 frames? Or, if you haven’t seen the movie, can you figure out the plot?
What if today’s celebrities went beyond TV and film and were actually the stars of classic paintings? Several photo manipulators over on Worth1000, a website where various users submit their Photoshopped images, explore just what that would look like. From film legend Jack Nicholson and soulful singer Adele to comedic performers Steve Carell and Weird Al Yankovic, there is no celebrity that is off limits.
The images, often found in specific galleries titled Modern Renaissance, exhibit the work of skilled photo manipulators with a sense of humor. The playful re-imaginings offer realistic renditions (taking note of color, tone, light, and saturation) that make you question whether the real girl with a pearl earring was actually Johnny Depp…