Let’s face it, steel workers probably have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and the ladders or lifts found at constructions sites are often safety hazards. Introducing Column Climber. This shoe attachment basically turns a steel column into a ladder, or in other words, it securely grips the flanges of the column, thanks to its high strength 514 steel construction. They’re so strong, that they can hold up to 700 pounds per foot. Unfortunately, they won’t be turning anyone into Spider-Man anytime soon. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Katy Ann Gilmore
Los Angeles-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore uses math, physics, and simple lines to created mind-bending optical illusions, not Photoshop. She earned her BA in Mathematics, Art, and Spanish from Greenville College in Greenville, IL as well as an MFA in Visual Art from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Many of the organic shapes in her art use geometry and brings them together with nature like a topographic map. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Studio 10 | Chao Zhang
Studio 10 has just completed its M.C. Escher-inspired “Dream & Maze” guestrooms at “The Other Place” guesthouse in Guilin, China. The “Dream” room features the endless, floating Penrose stairs and several other objects that appear to be straight from the mind of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. “Anti-gravitational stairs lead to golden doors, behind which there could be a trail leading to a secret forest – or some other unexpected findings that surprises you,” said the design firm. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Blossom
The world of food photography is more than meets the eye, and while many things look delicious in ads, the things used to make them look that way are not safe for ingestion to say the least. One example would be creating fake champagne, which is actually a combination of soy sauce, Alka Seltzer for the fizz, and then last, but not least, water. Another example is tasty-looking ice cream that’s made from corn syrup, shortening, and food coloring for advertisements. “Blossom” recently created a video showing nine more tricks that professional photographers use to make food look good. Read more to watch the video and for additional information.
Photo credit: Monde
This looks like a book at first, but step closer? You’ll see that it’s actually a wooden bookshelf insert hand-carved to look like a mini alleyway with lights. This was created by Japanese artist “Monde”, and so far, they’ve posted three stunning inserts on Twitter, but considering the reaction by social media, we’re guessing there are many more to come. Read more for additional images.
Photo credit: David Olivia | SP25
From afar, this may look like real lava flowing from a window, but it’s actually an art installation by Spanish architects David Olivia and Elisenda Planas of SP25. The two artists call it “a layer of incandescent lava that expands [with] flames that arise from the night nothing, from the inside of a mysterious abandoned building and spread, occupy and invade the entire space that surrounds it.” More than 10,000 pieces of origami was used cover nearly 100-square-meters. Read more for additional images and information.
Photo credit: Hayatini Nevreni
Yes, just about everyone who has been on the internet the past year has seen the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme, but visual designer Hayati from Cyprus decided to put a modern twist on it with characters from famous artworks. To be more specific, the boyfriend has been replaced by none other than Vincent van Gogh, and the girlfriend with Girl with a Pearl Earring. “I’m inspired by people I see in everyday life. The fun begins when I mix them together with the best classics,” said Hayati. Continue reading for more pictures.
Beer helmets are nothing new, but have you ever seen it used as a photography tool? Well, now you have, thanks to Japanese photographer Nishihiro. How does it work? Instead of beverages, Nishihiro puts flashes into the holders, and then circular diffusers in front of those to create a soft light look. However, when both flashes aren’t required, he uses it for a drink instead. Get one here now. Continue reading for more pictures and reactions.
Always wanted to step inside a breathtaking photo? If so, then photographer Chris Engman’s latest installation is just for you. Simply put, he took one of his landscape photos, sliced up massive 2D prints, and then plastered the slices on the walls, ceilings, and floors. In other words, if a projector was used to display the photo into the space, this is what it would look like. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes look, more images and information.
Let’s face it, many celebrities can be recognized in public even with disguises on, that is unless…they’re in full costume on Halloween. This year, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake took their 3-year-old son, Silas Randall Timberlake, trick-or-treating, or “fighting crime in these streets,” in New York City wearing life-sized LEGO Batman costumes. Continue reading for more.