When I was in Singapore this past weekend, I thought about flying on to Australia. It’s only a seven-hour flight.
This guy made that voyage by water…in the opposite direction.
Rubber Duck, a ginormous piece of conceptual art by Florentijin Hofman, was last spied bobbing about in Sydney’s Darling Harbor. Today the inflatable duck, which measures 46 feet tall and 55 feet long, arrived in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong for a month’s stay with a little help from a much smaller tug boat.
Let’s call it a Duck Boat — it’s earned it!
Posted in Animals, Art, Humor, Life, Toys, transportation, Travel
Tagged animals, art, Australia, Darling Horbor, duck, duck boat, flight, Florentijin Hofman, holy duck, Hong Kong, Humor, inflatable duck, life, rubber duck, Rubber Duck conceptural art, Singapore, Sydney, transportation, Travel, tug boat, Victoria Harbour, water voyage
This NCAA Final is stressful to watch! To keep from biting my nails, I created this cherry pop art print. (The cherries are on my pj’s.) Inspiration comes in the darnedest places.
Posted in Art, Basketball, Design, Foods, Humor, Life, March Madness, Sports
Tagged art, basketball, cherries, design, Humor, March Madness, NCAA, Sports, stress
Seems like we spend a lot of time these days debating what’s in the food we eat….and depending on the day, landing on different sides.
It almost kills the taste.
Photographer Caren Alpert takes a different — or should I say much closer – view. She uses an electron microscope to look at the foods we eat to reveal different landscapes, textures and patterns.
She makes the ordinary exotic. And maybe it’s just lunchtime…
But she’s making me hungry.
Posted in Foods, Health, Life, Photography, Commentary, Design, Art
Tagged Health, photography, art, life, commentary, design, taste, Caren Alpert, electron microscope, texture, patterns, cake sprinkles, table salt, celery leaf, hungry, come closer
What does a migraine feel like?
This is just one example of the mind boggling work of Swedish photographer and Photoshop guru Erik Johansson.
And the most mind boggling thing? He’s only 21 years old.
Now my head really hurts.
Posted in Art, Design, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged art, design, erik johansson, headache, Humor, life, migraine, ouch, photography, Photoshop, retouch artist, Swedish photographer
I’ve never liked coffee.
But this blend is beary, beary tempting.
Posted in Art, Design, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged art, bear, coffee, design, food, Humor, life, puns, take it black
It’s been almost a year since The Egg dared to ask:
Why do so many people attempt to photograph the food they are eating?
I argued amateur attempts often make food and drink look — well — unappetizing. Comments in response to my post disagreed.
But I did want to share an example of some exceptional professional food photography…by Lincoln Barbour.
These four strips of bacon on a flat top grill were shot on location at Fuller’s Restaurant for a Portland Monthly feature on the city’s best breakfast.
Look at the color, the lighting, the composition. This is no simple shot of half-eaten eggs and bacon on a plate –
This is art.
That’s all I’m saying.
Posted in Art, Commentary, Design, Food, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged art, bacon, best breakfast, blog, color, commentary, composition, design, egss and bacon, flat top grill, food, food photography, Fuller's Restaurant, Humor, life, lighting, Lincoln Barbour, photography, Portland, Portland Monthly, Portland Oregon, restaurants, Travel
I love this photo.
Salvador Dali just rocked those ‘stache florets, ya know?
Very few men — and no women, I’d wager — could pull that off.
And look you straight in the eye.
Geez, he’s still looking?
Enough already, Dali.
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Tagged art, design, florets, flower child, flowers, Humor, moustache, photography, Salvador Dali