Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Undercut Hair Tatoo Trend


This is a new beauty trend reported Pop Sugar Beauty.

While not really a tatoo, it actually is just a design cut into a shaved area between the ears and the nape of the neck on the back of the head.

For a person that has a nice shaped head and very thick long hair, I can see where this might be something to try for the Summer as it would be cooler on a hot day and also makes for an interesting updo.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Architect Designed Tiny 4 Story Paris Flat in 25 Sq Meters


Architect Jérôme Vinçon customed designed this small space, which used to be a doorman's room, for his friend Chef Michel Craca who purchased the place next door to where he works at Paris’ Montparnasse.

It is amazing how a place so small can have a larger feel and is interesting to hear the thought process behind how it was designed by the person that created it.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Live Sand Dollar


For those of us that have never been to an ocean,  it seems like a Sand Dollar was just a decoration made by Pottery Barn. but it is actually a living creature.

The above video a woman is showing the difference between a dead Sea Dollar, which is called a "test" and more like the Pottery Barn inspiration for decoration, and a live one that is darker, purple color with the fuzzy spines and cilia visibly moving on the bottom.

For more information:

Montereybayaquarium.org
Encyclopedia

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Timelapse Video of Making a Crayon Art Portrait



It is fun and fabulous that an artist turns a childhood classic medium into a masterpiece.

By strategically placing crayons in a frame, artist Christian Faur creates a portrait of a young woman in less than a minute in this time-lapse video.

For more of his work visit his  website

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Duck Playing Frisbee


Can you ever really have enough cute critter videos?  This is an older video but still unique and interesting as how often do you see a duck play Frisbee with its owner?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

AEROBATIC SMOKE TRAILS



My cousin shared this post on Facebook from another site.   When I first saw it, it seemed like something out of Sci-Fi movie where the aliens are coming to take over the Earth, but as it gets closer you can see is is a carefully choreographed air show of seven planes; five planes in formation with two looping circles around the colored trails.

In checking into it is not air contrails,which are made of ice crystals at high altitudes, but colored smoke similar to Skywriting where oil is injected into the hot exhaust per Contrail Science

A Flyer - Air Show Terms give a further explanation, indicating it is:
"Created by a miniature high-speed pump transferring very light-weight paraffin-based oil from a reservoir in the plane to the final stage of the exhaust system, where it "smolders", but does not burn. This oil, usually Texaco "Corvus" oil has a very high flash point, and is biodegradable. The smoke leaves a trail across the sky that lets spectators appreciate the geometry of the aerobatic performance.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Kiddie Pool Kickball


Doesn't this look like it would be fun to play on a hot day?

It is sort of a Slip & Slide version of baseball with kiddies pools for the bases and you use a kickball instead of a baseball.  

You would need four blow up kiddie pools (around $15 each), some Visqueen (20'x100' costs around $100), water and a kickball ($7-$12), so around $175; not super cheap - about the same price you would pay to rent a bouncy castle for a day for a party, except this looks like it is more geared to tween-adults and reusable, unless you spring a hole in one of the kiddie pools.