Life as a daydream

❝ It's a story looking for a meaning, with way too many endings, and not enough beginnings.❞
By Anna Sophia

niiicethings:

“Noun is a playful artist’s book about words and their definitions. It is like an exquisite corpse with words.

Starting with 27 real English words, each word and its definition has been divided into two parts. By turning the pages, you get to mix and match the word halves to create humorous and nonsensical new words and meanings.

With over 700 different combinations, this book is the perfect item for bibiophiles, lexicographers, writers, and any lover of words.

Here are a few examples of words and definitions you can put together:

whisper + umbrella = whisbrella: A low sibilan utterance for sheltering one from rain and sun.
banana + onomatopoeia = bananpoeia: A large herbaceous perennial tropical plant that bears fruit imitating the sound of the thing or action signified.
muffin + tyrant = muffrant: A quick bread made of batter unrestrained by law or constitution.
nomenclature + ancestry = nomencestry: A system or set of names for things derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors.”

I want this so bad!!

(via whethervanes)

If this doesn’t get you to turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, nothing will. With this combination sink/goldfish bowl, the more water you let drain from the tap, the less your pet has to swim in. The tap water’s pipeline isn’t connected to the bowl so the water is pure, and designer Yan Lu assures us the water never actually drains out completely. But while the water level returns to normal when the tap is off, it still has to be stressful for the fish to live in a constantly fluctuating environment. Lu says his innovative sink is “an emotional way to persuade consumers to think about saving water,” but PETA immediately sent him a letter stating, “environmental education does not require cruelty to animals.”

If this doesn’t get you to turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, nothing will. With this combination sink/goldfish bowl, the more water you let drain from the tap, the less your pet has to swim in. The tap water’s pipeline isn’t connected to the bowl so the water is pure, and designer Yan Lu assures us the water never actually drains out completely. But while the water level returns to normal when the tap is off, it still has to be stressful for the fish to live in a constantly fluctuating environment.
 
Lu says his innovative sink is “an emotional way to persuade consumers to think about saving water,” but PETA immediately sent him a letter stating, “environmental education does not require cruelty to animals.”

(Source: mothernaturenetwork)

Badass Bridge of the Day: The Moses Bridge, as its name suggests, is pedestrian bridge that creates the illusion of walking through water — in this case, the West-Brabant waterline near Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands.
Designed by RO & AD Architects, the bridge was built using Accoya wood, a type of modified wood that offers the enhanced durability necessary to sustain a sunken bridge.


Badass Bridge of the Day:
 The Moses Bridge, as its name suggests, is pedestrian bridge that creates the illusion of walking through water — in this case, the West-Brabant waterline near Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands.

Designed by RO & AD Architects, the bridge was built using Accoya wood, a type of modified wood that offers the enhanced durability necessary to sustain a sunken bridge.

(Source: thedailywhat, via whethervanes)

The Comfort Gap Mattress - Made for cuddling, how cute!

The Comfort Gap Mattress - Made for cuddling, how cute!

(Source: lifeasadaydream)

Herczeg & Kaehr – Explosion

Joschi Behcet Yilmaz and Daniele Kaehr are two swiss artists and photographers. Their collaboration in the series “Explosion" of 2009 is the result of a fascinating time control, fixing in a fraction of a second, the creation of chaos and of the order at the same time.

To grasp the precise moment of the explosion the cameras have been connected to a detonator firework display in such a way as to sincronizzarle at the time of the explosion.

The objective is to capture an”instant” exploring the threshold between real space and space imagined, as movement between exteriority and thought. It Is Not by chance that the three pictures, which seem to manifest the interiority of the two artists in their own space, were shot within a domestic context.

Exploring the impact and significance of these explosions, the two artists have made further shots indisputably worthy of note.

The time is the protagonist and the passenger moments are captured forever. The mix of the two is what creates chaos.


Romantic Star Projector

When i first saw the post titled “romantic star projector” over at Design Crush, i thought it sounded ridiculous. Then i couldn’t seem to stop staring at the pics. And there is something overwhelmingly awesome about the abundance of lights all around the room… and i can’t help wondering what it would look like if i turned off all the lights in my room… and turned one on! You build it yourself ~ but can purchase the set up ~ and can even arrange it to mimic the night sky outside ~ or pick another spot on the globe… or another time. Take a peek at the pics and the set up.

Tutorials For Recycling Shirts by Julie Anne Art

Well, it’s September and…let’s just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. I realized I could repurpose them into something else!

Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts:

                                                 Check out these t-shirt scarves!

                                          Create a woven headband using this tutorial.

                   Create cute little bows for accessories or packaging with this tutorial.

                                                   Recycled T-shirt dishcloths.

                                              Gorgeous ruffled pillow tutorial here

Love the idea of a t-shirt rug.
Looks like I have a lot of projects ahead of me to keep me from cleaning out my closet!

The Electree.
Finally, a bonsai tree that uses solar power to charge your gadgets!
So you’re tres green chic with your solar-charging jacket, and that Ralph Lauren backpack keeps your gadgets energized even off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. But what about stylish photovoltaics for your home, dear earth-friendly aesthete? We humbly submit the Electree, by French designer Vivian Muller. Shaped like a bonsai tree, each of its 27 leaves is a solar panel that helps charge a 13,500mAh battery. A concealed USB connector and A/C outlet will feed your gadgets while minimizing unsightly wires, and rotatable branches let you customize the look. 

The Electree.

Finally, a bonsai tree that uses solar power to charge your gadgets!

So you’re tres green chic with your solar-charging jacket, and that Ralph Lauren backpack keeps your gadgets energized even off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. But what about stylish photovoltaics for your home, dear earth-friendly aesthete? We humbly submit the Electree, by French designer Vivian Muller. Shaped like a bonsai tree, each of its 27 leaves is a solar panel that helps charge a 13,500mAh battery. A concealed USB connector and A/C outlet will feed your gadgets while minimizing unsightly wires, and rotatable branches let you customize the look. 

People Photographed from Fake Heights

The photographs in Adam Magyar‘s Square series appear to show crowds of people bustling about in open town squares, seen from a height that makes them look almost like ants. In reality, each photograph is actually a composite of hundreds of individual photos, and none of the squares actually exist. 

Magyar photographed strangers walking on sidewalks from only 3-4 meters off the ground, and then blended the photographs together to make them seem like they were captured from a fake height!

Photos That Capture Day Turning Into Night

The Loveology University

You have got to be kidding me, i cannot believe that this exists! so crrrazyyyy

Fork Cord Controller

Seriously, WHO COMES UP WITH THESE THINGS?!

Art by Typewriter

British artist Keira Rathbone uses typewriters, instead of brushes and pencils, to create amazing portraits and drawings. So freakin cool!

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Found on: Odditycentral.com

A surreal world seen through puddles.

“Pavement Trees” is a series of photographs by wedding photographer Ingrid Nelson that captures a surreal glimpse of the world through puddles in a parking lot.



(Source: lifeasadaydream)

For Tea Lovers

I am in love with the Tea-time tea steeper for its intuitive design and simplistic interaction between tea leaves, water and steeping time! A flipping action, akin to starting the timer, sets the tea making process into action. Loose tealeaves and hot water do their steeping business and the ready tea slowly trickles down to the bottom beaker. The timer/filter hold back the leaves and your cuppa is ready to sip!

A point to note is that designer Pengtao Yu has used a spring loaded timer to keep the product low-tech and traditional.