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Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds

Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds weather timelapse Grand Canyon clouds
Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds weather timelapse Grand Canyon clouds
Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds weather timelapse Grand Canyon clouds
Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds weather timelapse Grand Canyon clouds
Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Temperature Inversion Causes the Grand Canyon to Flood with Clouds weather timelapse Grand Canyon clouds
Photo by Maci MacPherson for Grand Canyon National Park

Almost a year to the week after an extremely rare temperature inversion caused the Grand Canyon to fill with clouds, the phenomenon happened again. The Grand Canyon National Park had cameras at the ready and shot some fantastic photos from around the canyon as well as a timelapse video. (via Neatorama)

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Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto

Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto sculpture paint

“2 1/2″ (2010). Oil on Carved Paintbrush.

Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto sculpture paint

“The World Is Your Oyster” (2013). Oil on Carved Paintbrush

Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto sculpture paint

“Reflections on Beauty” (2010). Mirror, Oil on Carved Paintbrush (Installation).

Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto sculpture paint

Geisha (2010). Oil on Carved Paintbrush.

Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto sculpture paint

“Doña Hongari (after Velazquez)” (2011). Oil on carved paintbrush.

Old Paintbrush Handles Sculpted Into Heads of Women by Rebecca Szeto sculpture paint

“Untitled (Blue)” (2013). Oil, Acrylic on Carved Paintbrush.

In a poetic twist of fate, end-of-life paintbrushes are whittled down and sculpted into artwork by San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto. Tools that were once used to create artwork, now bear the face of female portraits largely inspired by women of the Renaissance period and other female figures of art history. Szeto, who previously worked as a faux finisher, uses her skill and background to create playful objects that question our notions of beauty and value; trash and treasure. “The slow and repetitive nature of whittling becomes a meditative activity,” says Szeto, referring to her ongoing series of Paintbrush Portraits. For Szeto, the build-up of paint layers helps define their ultimate form as she reflects “on the idiosyncrasies of each individual brush.” (Via Lustik)

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Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama

Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama painting infographics anatomy

Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama painting infographics anatomy

Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama painting infographics anatomy

Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama painting infographics anatomy

Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama painting infographics anatomy

Mechanical Drawings and the Human Form Merge in Oil Paintings by Atsushi Koyama painting infographics anatomy

Although the meaning behind these oil paintings by Atsushi Koyama is somewhat ambiguous, it’s easy to appreciate the exactness of his paintbrush that colorfully and elegantly depicts mechanical diagrams mixed with anatomical illustrations. Born in Tokyo, Koyama holds both a BFA in art from Tama Art University and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tokyo University of Science, so it’s no surprise to see a confluence of both backgrounds in his artwork. You can see more paintings from the last few years over at Frantic Gallery. (via Dark Silence in Suburbia, Hayden’s Magazine)

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Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone

Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone wallpaper iPhone Earth aerial

Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone wallpaper iPhone Earth aerial

Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone wallpaper iPhone Earth aerial

Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone wallpaper iPhone Earth aerial

Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone wallpaper iPhone Earth aerial

If you’re looking for a snappy new wallpaper/home screen/lock screen image for your phone, Aerial Wallpapers is a great place to start. The site is created by João Paulo Bernardes who scours creative commons satellite imagery from NASA and Airbus Defence and Space for the best slices of Earth which he crops and scales to fit the iPhone 6 Plus, but should scale OK for other phones too. (via Kottke)

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Stunning Music Video for Nils Frahm’s ‘Re’

Stunning Music Video for Nils Frahms Re music video deer animation

Stunning Music Video for Nils Frahms Re music video deer animation

Please take a moment to put on some headphones, switch to full-screen view, and be transported by this beautifully animated music video created by 23-year-old animator Balázs Simon for Nils Fram’s ‘Re’ off his recent album Screws. This came out earlier this summer, apologies for missing it until now.

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A 1,000-piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

A 1,000 piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle by Clemens Habicht toys puzzles color

This 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle contains exactly 1,000 different colors arranged in the form of a CMYK gamut and is guaranteed to drive you insane. The creator of the 1,000 Colors puzzle, Clemens Habicht, suggests the puzzle is actually easier than traditional image-based puzzles. When faced with a field of color, he says the placement of every piece becomes almost intuitive.

The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle, I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour, and this was much more satisfying to do than the areas with image details.

What is strange is that unlike ordinary puzzles where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture from a reference you have a sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other piece. There is a real logic in the doing that is weirdly soothing, therapeutic, it must be the German coming out in me. As each piece clicks perfectly into place, just so, it’s a little win, like a little pat on the back.

The 1,000 Colors puzzle ships from Australia and costs about $33 (about $58 with shipping to the U.S.). (via Boing Boing)

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