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By Ksenia Tsykunova on flickr

By Ksenia Tsykunova on flickr

By Lou Rouge on flickr

By Lou Rouge on flickr

Daily commute, then and now

human ingen via geo, the daily commute, then and nowhuman ingen, via Sam These trees are trimmed to appear in a straight line.

By Patricia Monfort Garcia on flickr

By Patricia Monfort Garcia on flickr

human ingen via sam,3.human ingen via samCleveland-based sculptor Carl Jara’s work skips the turrets, mermaids, or fish of most sand castles.   His intention to create things you wouldn’t normally see in a sandcastle competition has allowed him to earn nine World Championship medals for his sand sculptures.

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Check the words on the end of each segment.

Check the words on the end of each segment.

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Look carefully. At least 4 layers of the sculpture.

Look carefully. At least 4 layers of the sculpture.

Minneapolis artist Brock Davis thrives with the Net as his gallery.  You can enjoy his clever, humorous, skewed view of the world’s ordinary objects by following him on Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, behance, facebook and other sites.  His website,  itistheworldthatmadeyousmall.com/ is currently being updated.

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Burning building

Burning building

Rice Krispyhenge

Rice Krispyhenge

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Cherry bomb

Cherry bomb

The hungry sofa

 

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find attribution for these sculptures that threaten to defy gravity.

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You wouldn’t catch me standing there.

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aa, human via Samaa, human samaa, human, balanceaa, human, balance 2Commercial photographer Sam Kaplan‘s latest project, Unwrappedtransforms sticks of chewing gum into monumental structures, stacking the sticky treat in shapes that imitate architectural forms. Hundreds of pieces of gum criss cross and stand upwards to create pyramids, columns, and arches—held tightly together with support from super glue.

human, colossal, Commercial human, gum via colossal, photographer Sam Kaplan‘s latest project,human, gumhuman, gum, 4human, gum, 3Photographer Daniel Kukla photographed square mirrors propped on easels in locations around Joshua Tree National Park in California to catch the reflection of the horizon behind him. The resulting images create the effect of looking at paintings sitting in the middle of the desert.

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Home decorating by and for men.

human ingen, men decorate via Samhuman ingen, men via samhuman ingen, men, sam 3human ingen, men via sam, 2human ingen, sam“Things Organized Neatly, a catalog of objects compulsively organized just so” is curated by Austin Radcliffe on tumblr

"Things Organized Neatly, a catalog of objects compulsively organized just so" is curated by Austin Radcliffe on tumblr

By Adam Hillman

By Adam Hillman

USS Coral Sea’s air department Sailors, wearing the distinctive color jerseys that identify their carrier jobs,

USS Coral Sea’s air department Sailors, wearing the distinctive color jerseys that identify their carrier jobs.

hu;man, ThingsOrganizedNeatly, Run by blogger and curator Austin Radcliffe, Things Organized NeatlyIndonesian sculptor Ichwan Noor takes the iconic components of vintage VW vehicles and warps them into perfect spheres and cubes.

Photo © Sharon Pittaway

Photo © Sharon Pittaway

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Beetle box

Beetle box

This wolf is made entirely from pipe cleaners.

This wolf is made entirely from pipe cleaners.

By Livia Marin

By Livia Marin

Halifax waterfront by Dean Bouchard on flickr

Halifax waterfront by Dean Bouchard on flickr

Photographer Will Strathmann in Krabi, Thailand, captured the effects of bioluminescent phytoplankton in the nearby Andaman Sea. A small group of swimmers was causing the microscopic organisms to light up by agitating the water around them.

Photographer Will Strathmann in Krabi, Thailand, captured the effects of bioluminescent phytoplankton in the nearby Andaman Sea. A small group of swimmers was causing the microscopic organisms to light up by agitating the water around them.

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Marilyn

For more human ingenuity medley, go here.

Special thanks to Colossal for many examples of human ingenuity, and to “flickr finds” by Christopher Jobson on Colossal.

Also thanks to:  Sam, John, George, Jen C.

 

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16 thoughts on “Human Ingenuity Medley, 9

  1. More amazing photos – these are just great! Thank you, Dusky for sharing them with everyone.

  2. Dusky its always a dream journey visiting your website. Thank you for sharing so much art, beauty and particular perspectives of the world.

  3. I don’t know how you find such interesting subjects. These are anything but boring emails and I look forward to getting them.
    Linda Walker
    Altus, OK

  4. Fascinating! I always look forward to your emails. Don’t know where you find all of these wonderful pictures.

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