if you ever think that you’ve made a big mistake, just remember that in 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men
Redditor Fortunekitty created this completely awesome Gingerbread TARDIS and then went one giant step further and created a Gingerbread Tardis How-To, complete with a helpful series of step-by-step photos. So now the rest of us hungry Whovians can have a go at making one too.
Baltimore-based interventionist public artist Graham Corell-Allen recently completed an awesome series of crosswalk makeovers that turned unremarkable zebra crossings into delightful hopscotch courses. Entitled Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus, this is one of four projects underway to transform crosswalks in downtown Baltimore into whimsical works of interactive art.
From the artist’s website:
"The Monumental City is played by giants among many – the business person, the bird, the worker and you. Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus is an intersection of four over-sized hopscotch-court-crosswalks, each featuring a quintessential Baltimore path-print. Featuring the shoe, the bird track, the boot and the footprint, the project is a monument to the people who populate the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District and make Baltimore The Greatest City in America."
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Dark Roasted Blend recently assembled an impressive collection of Extremely Weird Bus Stops & Shelters. Our favourites include the fabulous disco bus stop, kawaii fruit and fish-shaped bus stops (that are, of course, located in Japan), a hungry bunny bus shelter (caught in the act of devouring two ladies oblivious to their peril, and the ferocious great white shark bench in Bangkok, Thailand (previously featured here).
Visit Dark Roasted Blend to view many more strange and wonderful bust stops.
I guess black Friday starts now.
These sensational jack-o’-lanterns are the work of Clive Cooper of Sparks Fly Design. Visit his pumpkin carving gallery to check out many more examples of their skill with a blade and a big orange gourd. Clive creates fantastic watermelon sculptures too.
[via Incredible Things]
This tentacular piece of yarnbombing is the collaborative work of Jill Watt, who blogs as the Dapper Toad, and her sister Lorna of Knits For Life. This isn’t their first knitted creation, but it is their biggest yet.
The sisters used four miles of yarn to transform a Magnolia tree in San Mateo, CA into a giant blue squid. They even included some crocheted goldfish trapped in the squid’s tentacles.
"Lorna, an artist-in-residence for the Downtown San Mateo Association, wrote up a great post on how she and her sister conceived of, designed, and then created the “Yarnbomb Squid Tree.” Jill reports that it took 20 hours on a sweater machine to make enough to cover the tree and that it took them 14 hours to install it, in 91°F weather!”
[via Laughing Squid]
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