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We’ve got a medley of human-created whimsy and beauty, with some outstanding videos at the end, sure to make you smile.  Don’t miss them.

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Music School in China

Music School in China

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Wish I knew where this was.

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By Lorenzo Quinn, installed on Park Lane, London, England

By Lorenzo Quinn, installed on Park Lane, London, England

San Francisco, California street

San Francisco, California street

Statue of a man sawing a branch, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Statue of a man sawing a branch, Amsterdam, Netherlands

3-d sand

3-d sand

 

Berlin-based designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker have combined their creative spirit for a series of food art photos, which highlight the raw ingredients that make up each dish.  The images illustrate food recipes with a series of high-speed photographs capturing all the ingredients hanging in mid-air. Each picture is a work of arrangement, precision and maybe even some luck. If you’re curious about how each dish would look in its finished form, Luther suggests that “the look of the ready cooked dish is left to one’s own imagination.”

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Efficient puppy feeder.

Efficient puppy feeder.

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Danish artist Peter Callesen creates three dimensional sculptures by folding and cutting a single sheet of paper and using only the removed paper to create figures or buildings. These sheets can be as small as A4 size or as big as 7m by 5m.

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origami

origami

Russian artist Sergei Bobkov uses wood from a Siberian tree, a type of red cedar, and soaks the chips in water for several days.

Russian artist Sergei Bobkov uses wood from a Siberian tree, a type of red cedar, and soaks the chips in water for several days.

Diatoms are microscopic, single-cell algae that are considered amongst the smallest organisms on Earth. Being so tiny, it’s a wonder that artist Klaus Kemp has managed to manipulate the minuscule organisms and place them into beautiful, geometric arrangements that can only be viewed with a microscope.

diatromsdias, 6The art of diatom arranging dates back to the Victorian era. Kemp spent 8 years researching glue to find the best adhesives for his art. He also spends much of his time searching for new diatom specimens.  There 100,000 recorded species currently in existence.

dias, 4dias, 3dias, 5Once collected, the artist goes through the mind-boggling process of cleaning, organizing, and finally arranging the uniquely-shaped microscopic organisms.  To see a video of Kemp producing these amazing designs, go here.

Wire fairy sculptures by Britains' Robin-Wight

Wire fairy sculptures by Britain’s Robin Wight

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Infrared photography by Kort Kramer

Infrared photography by Kort Kramer

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The fifteen individual pendulums in this video from Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations have been carefully calibrated by length to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and random motion–producing a trippy effect.  If you want the scientific explanation of how it works, follow the link above.  Otherwise, just marvel and enjoy.

For more medleys of human ingenuity, go here.

Thanks to:  Tim L., Kathleen, Merry, Mike B, Debra, Jen H. and Jen C.

Also to:  Sunnyskyz, Good New Network, Distractify, Visual Funhouse.

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Human Ingenuity Medley, 5

  1. WOW! keep up these amazing photo’s. Don’t know how you manage to send out all this stuff and still be a councillor.
    thanks – John

  2. Amazing! Such a beauty and such imagination! Makes your heart go out to these talented and innovative people who see the beauty in our world! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a wonder filled way to start the day! My friends will certainly agree.
    Thank you all.

  4. Ah, Dusky, you did it again and entertained us so royally, giving us belly laughs and feelings of awe. We appreciate your dedication and ingenuity. Be well, dear.

  5. Dusky, I so look forward to my Dusky emails. Thank you for your dedication to this beautiful world.

  6. Portia,
    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, the hotel is not open yet and will cost a lot more than most of us can afford. But one can dream and I much appreciate getting an answer to my wishes. 🙂

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