7 posts tagged Finland
7 posts tagged Finland
Finnish artist Jonna Pohjalainen first got the awesome idea for turning long aspen logs into giant colour pencils during an environmental art workshop in Pedvale, Latvia.
“She arrived there supply-less, but with an open mind. Every day, she would sit quietly, taking in the rural landscape, sharpening her pencils and watching the sunset. It was during those quiet moments that she got the brilliant idea to transform the gray aspen logs that surrounded her into gigantic color pencils.”
What a wonderfully playful idea. We’ll never look at skinny trees the same way again.
This awesome video, entitled Fishing Under Ice, was filmed underwater at Saarijärvi in Vaala, Finland, where the stars stood upside-down on the underwater surface of the ice and mimicked fishing while cleverly using air in place of water. Watch the video and you’ll see what we mean.
According to a commenter on reddit, the divers were able to do this by wearing drysuits, which are insulated with air. That way their buoyancy became the analogue to gravity and they just oriented themselves to stand on the ice.
The video is absolutely beautiful and it feels as though you’re watching something taking place on a different world, particularly when you see their exhalations fall downwards. They clearly had a lot of fun filming this.
From the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders comes this impressive geological formation - an enormous rock perfectly balanced atop a smooth mound. Located deep inside the forests of Finland, the balancing rock is called Kummakivi:
“There is still no scientific explanation for how the rock, whose given name translates as ‘strange rock’ in Finnish, has wound up in such a perplexing position.”
However it happened, it’s a pretty awesome sight. But we don’t recommend standing under it for too long.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
This short dreamy video, a beautifully woven collection of moments in the life of one little boy living in the Finnish city of Porvoo, contains no English, but is so full of life-affirming happiness that words are completely unnecessary.
[via Design You Trust]
Finnish photographer Janne Parviainen created these awesome light paintings. We love the light skeletons! What you see here comes straight out of his camera with very little or no post-production.