Giuseppe Ciracì

August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment


Milan-based artist Giuseppe Ciraci works in the Italian Renaissance tradition, mixing human anatomy with straight portraiture using pencil, oil and acrylic. It’s a mixture of old-fashioned technique and elements of Cubism.






Moki Mioke

August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment


Inspired by the hand-drawn animation work of Hayao Miyazaki, German artist Moki Mioke has created a series of acrylic paintings that we present here.

Moki Mioke states: “Nature itself is an art, and it is the most beautiful thing that can be created.” You can find more of her varied work on the website.








August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Introducing Blended Diptychs, a visual rorschach created with curated photography from Blend Images by Ophelia Chong.

Tuesday’s Diptych: She Sang a Song of Gold.

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BLD008785 Colin Anderson
BLD120758 Dave and Les Jacobs

Koya No Sumika

August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

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mA-style architects from Japan have created some amazing spaces since they’ve been in existence. I recommend that you check out their website.

This design, entitled Koya No Sumika is an extension of a traditional one story house in the coastal city of Yaizu, Japan.





Moment of Zen

August 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

A slow motion glimpse of the flight of a brown moth by Dennis Hlynsky

This clip has been processed three ways. The original recording is shot at 1/6000 of a second at a frame rate of 1000 samples per second. The first flight off the flower approximates real time, the second employs echo and reflects the slow motion of 1000 samples per second played back at 30. The last section (bluish) is keyed then time blended to accentuate the pattern the silhouette creates when the moth is in flight.








August 18, 2014 § Leave a comment


We breathe these things in and eat them no doubt without knowing that entire hidden worlds exist in the air and water around us. These are mostly shots of various forms of pollen but the three at the end are human cells. All photos by Steve Gschmeissner.

For anyone involved in microscopy the SEM is the ultimate boy’s toy. Costing between £100,000 and £500,000, there are only a handful of people around the world who have access to this for fun. To be able to use this equipment is a dream come true.

The SEM picks up basically where the normal light microscope finishes. And it takes it so much further by magnifying the specimen by up to a million times. Also different to a regular microscope is the fact the SEM builds a 3D image using electrons giving you a unique view.





Representing Beauty

August 18, 2014 § Leave a comment


It’s hard to believe that these crystal clear images are not from a fashion shoot and are actually oil paintings created by artist Anna Halldin Maule. In collaboration with her photographer husband Tom Maule the Hawaii-based painter develops a real photo shoot that then serves as the model for her finished paintings.

She says of her work: “Women of today are assaulted by a continuous stream of media bytes dictating how we should look, think, and purchase,” says the artist. “My latest paintings are part of my Persona series and through them I explore the ‘masks’ women wear in their quest to discover their true selves.” Persona is currently on exhibit in the artist’s debut solo exhibition at Scott Richards Contemporary Art in San Francisco through August 30, 2014.





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