Belgian artist Stefaan De Croock who also goes by the name Strook crafts absolutely striking portraits that he creates with recycled wood and other found objects, using only the color of the objects to create shading within his pieces. Strook’s most recent project “Elsewhere” can be found on the side of an old furniture building as part of a collective public art project in Mechelen, Belgium, while his mixed media mural “Wood & Paint” can be found on a building in Strook’s hometown of Bruges. Strook speaks a bit about his style on his Facebook page.
My drawings and murals are populated by urban influences, but I combine them with organic forms and lines. My artworks are a combination of improvisation and construction. Spontaneity is very important in my work.
images via Strook
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The very playful Maymo the Lemon Beagle was given a whopper of surprise when his human decided to celebrate Maymo’s birthday with a homemade ball pit filled with over a thousand rainbow-colored balls. And Maymo really loves his ball pits.
Time to celebrate Maymo’s birthday! Since Maymo loved getting 100 balls last year, we decided to up the ante and fill a DIY ball pit with 1000+ rainbow-colored balls (because gay marriage!). At first Maymo thinks it’s just an ordinary day with us rearranging the furniture, but he perks up when he sees the box filled with 1000+ colorful balls. …#lovewins
Austin, Texas-based filmmakers Anna Schatte and Calvin Millar have created “Jurassic Weenie,” a great parody of the Jurassic World trailer where all dinosaurs are replaced with Schatte’s adorable dachshunds Helicopter and Bazooka.
“Hold onto your mutts” T-Rex ain’t got nothing on these fierce critters!
The original trailer for comparison:
The Walking Cube is an air-powered robot built by 1024 Architecture that comes to life and becomes a dynamic “animal” that twitches and jumps with wild erratic movements. The device uses 12 pistons to move individual pieces of the cube and distort its shape as it jerks around.
photos via 1024 Architecture