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