Archives For Curiosities

I’m not a huge fan of the use of emoticons. But I have found myself using the little emoji thumbs up thing in a few text messages lately. Please help me.

I do like these reworks of old school art by Nastya Nudnik. Part 1 is just emoji representations of classic paintings, Part 3 is classic paintings made into posters for modern movies, it’s Part 2, characters from classic paintings doing social media stuff, and part 4, a slightly (a)religiously themed set of paintings with error messages, that I’m a little fond of. Part 5 offers the google treatment to a few paintings.

K-Strass the Yo-yo guy is my favourite non celebrity of all time. In the spirit of K-Strass comes this TV chef – Chef Keith – who isn’t – and yet scores a series of appearances on daytime TV.

It seems the two characters are linked to the same comedy crew.

This is great trainwreck style television. A zookeeper is trying to explain the circle of life to an increasingly indignant interviewer.

“But one does not tend to be dismembered after a vaccination.”

I missed the Flappy Bird juggernaut. In fact. Completely. The developer is killing it tonight because it is stressing him out.

Poor guy. The internet doesn’t like that idea very much.

But if you’re addicted – you’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them… There’s a language warning here…

Know when to walk away. And know when to hit your stupid phone with a hammer.

Crazy. I love that they feel the need to tell us no to try at home.

The Balloon Highline from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

This is supremely good (thanks to Peter B who shared it on Facebook).

I love this. A Dutch artist, Berndnaut Smilde, makes clouds inside rooms.



He uses a smoke machine – but he controls the temperature and humidity in the room to get the clouds to form a particular way. Before they dissipate.

Berndnaut Smilde – Making Clouds from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.

Via Yatzer.

British commentary and bad lip reading. Ahh.


This is a stunning advert for a foodstuff (an oil based spice range).

The Sound of Taste from Grey London on Vimeo.

Slow Wes.

A mashup of Wes Anderson slow motion scenes.

WES from Alejandro Prullansky on Vimeo.

A Tumblr dedicated to remixing Peanuts strips with Smiths lyrics.

A sample…

Ahh. I love a good timelapse video…

If you want more like this – there are plenty of timelapses in the ol’ archives, and even another one from the International Space Station.

10 minutes of dramatic jump cut entries. You are welcome.

This is a seriously good book. You can read some stuff about it if you like. So I’m thrilled that it is also a movie.

Merry Christmas.