Friday, May 30, 2014

Trina Merry

Trina Merry spent nine hours painting 17 nude models and formed them into a Nepalese temple in San Jose, California.  It is part of her work with Beyond the Four Walls which is an organization that works with young women in Nepal to improve their lives.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Painted buffalo

A woman in the southern province of Yunnan, China leads her painted buffalo to the stage.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Also known as Detroit agate these gem like pieces are in fact relics from the automotive industry.  Over spray buildup on tracks and hangers made numerous trips through the curing ovens at facilities that painted cars and parts.  This buildup was occasionally removed.  The color layering provided interesting pieces as they were cut and polished.  Today's technology has eliminated the processes that produced this layering of multiple paint colors, so the supply has dried up...

Additional examples can be seen at has produced jewelry showcasing Fordite, but apparently they are currently sold out.

Pretty in Pink

This 1956 Hudson Rambler is totally restored and ready for you to enjoy.  It would be impossible to lose in a crowded parking lot.  Details available at

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blending in at the beach

1954 Porsche

Porsche produced about 300 of these "coffee tractors" in the mid 50's.  The enclosed body work caused less disturbance to the coffee trees.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mick is a great-grandfather

Sir Mick Jagger is a great-grandfather.  His 21 year old granddaughter gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend.  The 70 year old frontman of the Rolling Stones has been performing since 1962.  Rock on, Sir Mick,

Living Small

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dogs and Cats Dressed as People... 100 years ago

Harry Whittier Frees was born in 1879 and in 1906 he began photographing dogs and cats dressed as humans.  His small studio expanded as he produced postcards, calendars and children's books.  See more examples of his work at The Atlantic 

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Amazing photos of fungi by Steve Axford.  More beautiful images here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

1948 Stylemaster Club Coupe

This 1948 Chevrolet had a full "nut and bolt" restoration taking it to a condition that can be described as better than new.  It recently sold at auction for $17,000.  If you are familiar with the old car market you will see that this car was a real bargain.  See more photos of this beauty here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Big Bucks

Hyperrealistic sculptures of oversized currency produced by Paul Rousso.  He uses a heat infusing method on plexiglass.  See additional examples of his work here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Water is Life

This water purification system is the size of a book- in fact the system is based on a book.  The treated pages serve as filters for the compact unit.  A single filter will provide a person with clean water for thirty days.  The book has enough filters to provide a person with safe drinking water for four years.

There is also straw that can provide safe drinking water for a person for a year.  That information is here.

The project's website is

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The secret history of Citroen

It is difficult to watch the video and read the subtitles if French is not one of your languages.  Watching it twice helped-  once for visuals and again to read the subtitles.

Dinner in a tree

A nice blend of an atypical tree house and restaurant.  See more here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Norton Commando

Two brothers "stole" their dad's 1969 Norton Commando that was in his basement in pieces and had it restored.  They gave it to him as a surprise Christmas gift.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Batter up

Amish boys watch a baseball game outside their school in Bergholz, Ohio, on April 9th- the last day of their school year.  This image is one of the pictures of the year at the site.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Kent State University- May 4, 1970

Four killed and nine wounded on Kent State University's campus.  Many have attempted to explain just what went wrong on that beautiful spring day in Ohio, but no one agrees on the answer.

An apparent unbiased look at the circumstances surrounding the tragedy were presented in a paper by Jerry M. Lewis and Thomas R. Hensley.  Jerry M. Lewis is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Kent State University.  You can read the paper here.

Additional images via Google images. 

Orange really is the new Black

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Zimoun is an artist that creates installations that are described as "architecturally-minded platforms of sound". The video is of an installation called 36 Ventilators, 4.7m3 Packing Chips at the Museo d'Arte di Lugano in Switzerland.

Additional videos of his work can been seen at