archiemcphee:

We can’t stop staring at these breathtakingly dramatic wire sculptures by Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight. He specializes in transforming lengths of stainless steel wire into beautiful fairies who appear to be exulting in power of the wind as it scatters the seeds of giant dandelions they hold or trees and blades of grass to which they cling.

Visit Robin Wight’s website and Facebook page to view more of his wonderful wire fairies and click here to learn about Wight’s painstaking process for creating these fantastic pieces. He even offers DIY Fairy Sculpture Starter Kits so you can make your own.

[via Colossal]

archiemcphee:

British artist Shaun Hughes uses his engraving skills to create a wide variety of incredibly awesome hobo nickels. A couple months ago we shared his fantastic Storm Trooper Nickel. Today we share some more of his pop culture-inspired carved coins.

These pieces barely scratch the surface of the amount of artwork that Hughes produces. Be sure to visit his DeviantART gallery to check out more of his beautifully altered coinage.

[via Neatorama]

archiemcphee:

Phil Weicker and Duncan Forster, Los Angeles-based friends and fellow car enthusiasts, spent nearly six years converting a classic 1969 Cadillac Coupe de Ville into an awesome mobile hot tub, the Carpool DeVille. Both former engineering students, the pair devised a watertight steering system and a way to use the car’s original V8 engine to maintain the hot tub’s ideal water temperature of 102F. The Carpool DeVille holds about 5000 lbs of water and has been fitted with a marine throttle to keep the engine running. What was the trunk now holds a pool filtering system.

Weicker and Forster recently used a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to get themselves and the Carpool DeVille to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this August in hopes of setting the Land Speed Record for the “World’s Fastest Hot Tub.”

"Nobody’s ever gone a hundred miles an hour in an open-air self-propelled hot tub while sitting neck-deep in soothing warm water. We aim to correct that mistake of history this August."

Head over to the Daily Mail for additional images as well as video footage of the Carpool DeVille in action.

[via the Daily Mail and Telegraph.co.uk]

 

Today we learned that in the 1930s some people entertained large crowds by skating in giant frying pans with slabs of bacon on their feet. It may not be the most efficient way to fry bacon for a big group of people, but it sure is novel.

We aren’t aware of any contemporary bacon skaters, so this seems to have been a fleeting craze, which is a shame. Professional Bacon Skater would look awesome on a résumé.

[via Retronaut]

 

Burlesque performer, Rouhea Bey (circa 1930s)

hahaha holy fuck

orangetree23:

defacinguitars:

tastemysole:

omg I’m in tears

The fact that it was obviously more than one person that sent them pizza. I love some people

This is wonderful.

(Source: theclearlydope)

mykaylaisnotonfire:

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.

-Stephen King

I just can’t not reblog this