We thought we’d start the celebration a little early with a little WWII and Korean War nose art. Nose art is an old tradition of artwork placed on the nose of military planes, most especially the bomber planes of WWII. Most of the images were pinups, ranging from really well done Vargas-girl copies to cheesy Betty Boop types.
If Ozma (from Return to Oz), a bunch of pretty french macaroons, and the minxy-1997 version of Fiona Apple (via Criminal video) got together and produced a line of clothing, it may look a little something like Antonio Marras Fall 2010 line. Love, love, love!
The iconic green wooden houses of the Zaan region are traditionally small and modest, but Wilfried van Winden found a way to use their characteristic architecture into an 11-storey hotel complex! The Inntel Hotel will have 160 guest rooms, a bar-restaurant, swimming pool and a spa with a Finnish sauna and a Turkish bath.
I was looking all over the internet the other day, trying to find an underwater light that was not a pool light- finally found it! In case you have the same problem, this should save you some time. Good for ponds. $125
Holy holy! I was so confused when I first saw this piece by the amazingly talentedJeremy Geddes, and it said “paintings by..”, b/c I could have sworn it was a photograph. Definitely check out his site for more beauties like these.
I have secretly always had a love for theJapanese Lolita style (those dresses are always creeping into my paintings), but I never dared to try and pull the look off myself. So when I came across Ruby, I instantly fell in love! It’s Lolita style scaled back so that that old ladies like myself can wear it out in public without other people thinking they missed Halloween. As explained on their site, “Ruby is the feeling of innocence, play, magic, and love.”
Nixie tubes are the the coolest way to display a character electronically. Ipad, pod, neon, CRT tube, LCD display, plasma, none of it comes close to the Nixie tube. I can’t really tell you why they are so cool, but I can show you. Buy one here and here, or a kit here. Here is the wiki article.