Smoky Bottle Art

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Jim Dingilian has an unusual canvas for his art.  He uses the soot from burning candles to paint the inside of glass bottles.  Then, he uses Q-tips, needles, or skewers to etch away that smoky layer and create the works of art seen.  I really like the way he used the natural color of the … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Mars

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On the 69th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, I bring you news of this mushroom cloud formation discovered on Mars.  It was taken last year by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter and I’ve been sitting on this news ever since then.  Forgive me. It looks like a mushroom cloud doesn’t it.  It also … Continued

Hidden Treasure of the Modern World

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I can’t help but think of Rat Race, sure there’s no betting going on here, and no one knows for sure where the treasure is, but there’s still an excitation millionaire’s ploy to put the common person on a field day. This is a literal treasure chest, gold coins, gold bars, gold nuggets, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, … Continued

Rope Trees

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\ Brazillian artist Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini unwind rope to create these beautiful leafless trees diagrams.  Some are pretty neat, some are pretty abstract.  The one with the giant root is kind of in the way and more arty than necessary.  I like the blue one above with the tangle of roots below, very much … Continued

Secret Wooden Rings

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The above looks like a tiny interesting snow globe right?  Maybe an odd shaped thing.  Well, you would be wrong.  It’s actually a ring.  A hand made wooden ring with beeswax and jewelry resin making the designs inside.  Canadian jeweler My Secret Wood has created these works of art.  The two I’m showing here are … Continued

Wooden Engineering Equipement

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Japanese woodworker Kinohaguruma makes some of the the coolest works of wooded engineering I have ever seen. Here’s the first video that introduced me to him, a wooden excavator: See how the entire thing is made of wood.  There’s a bunch of different gears, and different transmissions and gear boxes that change what is actually being … Continued

36v Plasma Cutter

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Did you know you can use 4 9v batteries some foil, and a piece of graphite/lead from a mechanical pencil to make a mini plasma cutter?  I didn’t. It turns out that you can, and it’s quite straightforward too.  In case you don’t believe this will work, here’s a video of it: {Imgur}

Landscape Art

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Artist Stand Herd uses the land as his canvas, creating giant “crop circles” except, they are rarely circles, and are sometimes advertisements. The above is a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s Olive Trees, it took a massive effort of weeding, planting, digging, mowing, and other earthscaping techniques to get the work of art visible from … Continued

Night Sky Sequoia

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I’m about to share two videos with you of the majestic and beauty of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park.  These are places I didn’t get a chance to visit because of the road closures and winterness of it.   I really like the camping one where there’s not much of a night sky view, … Continued