Cooking up a Rainbow

Cooking up a Rainbow rainbows cooking advertising

In case you want to know what I’ve been up to this morning, it’s been watching this brilliant new ad for Lurpak with my son, on repeat, while he runs around the house screaming “MASH MASH MASH”—and I think I’m about to join him. When advertising works, it really works. The spot was produced by Wieden+Kennedy, directed by Dougal Wilson.

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Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light

Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light lighting light installation color

Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light lighting light installation color

Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light lighting light installation color

This is kind of flying all over the internet right now, but I couldn’t resist sharing. Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The jaw-dropping light painting above, made with an array of colored airplanes is currently on view at the Fly to Baku exhibition at De Pury Gallery in London through January 29th. (via art wednesday, fasels suppe)

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Street Art by Pasha183

Street Art by Pasha183 street art installation

Street Art by Pasha183 street art installation

Street Art by Pasha183 street art installation

Street Art by Pasha183 street art installation

Street Art by Pasha183 street art installation

Some really clever work by street artist Pasha183 out of Russia. I love his playful interaction with urban surroundings, turning common structures like bridges, walls, and street lamps into places for art. See some other great pieces over on Street Art Utopia.

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Bird Boxes by John Dilnot

Bird Boxes by John Dilnot sculpture paper maps birds

Bird Boxes by John Dilnot sculpture paper maps birds

Bird Boxes by John Dilnot sculpture paper maps birds

Bird Boxes by John Dilnot sculpture paper maps birds

Bird Boxes by John Dilnot sculpture paper maps birds

John Dilnot is a man after my own heart. Using clipped illustrations of birds and months he arranges them to create beautiful dioramas within wooden boxes. Dilnot frequently lines the interiors with antique maps and arranges the birds in small flocks, setting them on perpetual cartographic journeys. You can see an archive of John’s work here and some boxes that are still available here. He also sells prints and postcards, just get in touch. Y’know, I was in a terrible New Age band in high school called Perpetual Cartographic Journeys but that’s a story for another time. (via staceythinx)

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Trees Photographed by Grant Simon Rogers

Trees Photographed by Grant Simon Rogers trees sky nature black and white

Trees Photographed by Grant Simon Rogers trees sky nature black and white

I love this pair of photos by London-based photographer Grant Simon Rogers who only recently picked up his camera after a nearly 20 year hiatus. Weren’t we lucky. And what on earth?

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Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis people painting mosaics

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis people painting mosaics

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis people painting mosaics

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis people painting mosaics

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis people painting mosaics

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis people painting mosaics

Berlin-based artist Matthew Davis creates these surreal images by using his brush to slowly drip oil paints into small pools. After each color dries over a period of several days a new layer is added resulting in a dense, multi-dimensional surface. The understanding and control of color that goes into this is beyond me. You can see more of his paintings and read an article about Davis in the German magazine Art (nsfw). (via this isn’t happiness)

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Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov underwater nature jellyfish

Russian biologist Alexander Semenov graduated in 2007 from Moscow State University’s zoology department where he studied invertebrate animals. Specifically: squid brains. Now he works as the chief of his diving team at the White Sea Biological Station, camera always in-hand, where he’s captured some of these extraordinary photographs of jellyfish and other wildlife. You can see more images in his photo galleries or you can follow him on Flickr. (via lost at e minor)

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