Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Stuff To Do In The Office When You’re Bored: Make a Pinhead Frog!

Tribute to Pinhead from the Hell Raiser movies can be made with a box of T-Pins and any stuffed animal with a lot of surface space on its head.

Midtown Manhattan on a Desk Top

miniature midtown
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This scale miniature of Midtown Manhattan by artist Michael Chesko took 2000 hours to complete. As reference, Chesko used blueprints, old photographs, digital reproductions, and satellite images. On a good day, he’d work his way through four city blocks. The entire model is 36″ x 30″ – a good deal smaller than most office desks. At the 1:3200 scale, the Empire State Building is approximately the height of a Campbell’s Soup can.

From Tinselman Via Neat-O-Rama 

miniature midtown

Netflix Origami: A Fun New Way to Recycle!

Have you perhaps been looking for a way to combine the art of Japanese paper folding with the footprint reducing practicality of recycling and the endless, low cost fun of your Netflix subscription? Then your search has ended! Look no further than a website called simply NetFlix Origami, where you can learn to make the cute little items below, among others.

A Cat With a Strawberry for a Head

Strawberry Headed Cat
Yep, that’s What It Is

I just snagged this picture of a cat with a strawberry for a head over at Neat-O-Rama, where they are having a contest to write a funny caption for the photo. So go over there and be all clever!

Must See Art: Dale Chihuly at the de Young, San Francisco

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures
All Dale Chihuly Photos By Vincent J. Han (2008)

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are presenting a major exhibition of the gorgeous blown glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly through September 28, 2008 at both the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor.

My old college pal, Vince just attended the exhibit at the de Young and sent me nearly a dozen astounding and utterly breathtaking photos he took. As you can see, there is really nothing like these sculptures on earth, and they must be seen to be believed. I’ve been a huge fan of Dale Chihuly for years and personally cannot wait until an exhibition of his work comes to a museum in NYC!

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures

Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Sculptures
(For more photos like these, check out my visit to Seattle’s Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum)!