20 posts tagged Eye
20 posts tagged Eye
From the Department of Awesome Optical Illusions comes this fantastic photo entitled Oko, which means “eye” in Croatian. It was taken by Marko Popadic, a photographer based in Merzenich, Germany. The markings on the wing of a butterfly perched on the zygomatic bone of a human skull hauntingly serve as the piercing gaze of the skull’s missing eye.
Glow in the Dark Emergency Googly Eyes - Enjoy your Googly Eyes day and night! Normally, your hilarious personification of your light switch would be invisible when the lights go out, but now you can see it 24 hours a day. In fact, use them on the ceiling of your room instead of those cliche glow in the dark stars. They’ll stare at you while you sleep.
“Sentient Kitchen examines the convergence between technology and biology. As the machines that assist our lives become smarter and more architecturally complex, they borrow increasingly from the biological realm. Sentient Kitchen takes inspiration from some of nature’s most ingenious engineering. What better way to dispense salt than through an organ that is highly developed to taste, and why not take advantage of the mammary gland’s unique relationship to milk? While it is the nature of the human ego to cast suspicion on a challenge to human intellect, Sentient Kitchen products offer a non-threatening environment to explore the benefits of smarter, more sensitive solutions to our daily dining needs.”
Here you see “Shuttling Shakers,” “Tasting Spoons,” the “Nostril Mill,” the “Perceptive Sugar Jar,” a “Good Listener Teacup,” and “Toothed Tongs.” Head over to Christine Chin’s website to view even more Sentient Kitchen utensils.
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
Reblogged from archiemcphee
Sometimes the most mundane things in life can turn into something awesome. Case in point: Redditor Liammm photographed soapy water swirling down the drain in his kitchen sink and later looked at the image to discover a wide, watery eye staring back at him. We think his sink might be haunted.
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Although it might look tiny, this awesome robot spider sculpture, made by Montreal-based artist and craftsman Daniel Proulx of Catherinette Rings, is nearly 7 inches wide. The best part, aside from that beautiful unblinking glass taxidermy eye, is the built-in vintage music box on its back that plays a tinkly version of the familiar French nursery melody “Frère Jacques" after being wound up. Altogether it’s exactly what you want crawling across your pillow in the middle of the night.
The Steampunk Musical Spider Robot Sculpture was exhibited at the Mark Twain House & Museum during the Steampunk Bizarre Exhibition 2011-2012 and is currently available for purchase at Catherinette Rings, Daniel Proulx’s Etsy shop, where you’ll find all sorts of other handmade treasures.
The all-seeing pizza eye is the symbol of a mysterious organization that knows a secret so incredibly delicious that men have killed to protect it for thousands of years. Members of this organization walk among us, watching… waiting. They wear this awesome tattoo as a pledge of their eternal loyalty.
Tattoo by Joel Leblanc at Hell Or High Water Tattoos in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]