Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Xmas countdown - I

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Xmas countdown - II

Monday, December 21, 2009

Xmas countdown - III

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Xmas countdown - V

Christmas tree built from 1050 stubbies (250ml bottles), equivalent to 462 pints. Tied together with 300 meters of wire and decorated with 200 lights, with a bubble lamp in the centre. Tree stands 2 meters high and 1 meter wide at the base - created by British students:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Xmas countdown - VI

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Xmas countdown - VII

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Art of Emma Hack

From the Britannica Blog:
"Emma Hack is an internationally acclaimed body artist from Australia. Her art has been featured in Dubai, Holland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Canada, and throughout Australia, and her clients include Toyota, Tiffany, Sony, and Cirque du Soleil, among many others. Her unique style – in which her meticulously painted models virtually disappear into her lavish wallpapers and ornate backgrounds - is now instantly recognizable.
Ms. Hack will highlight her compositions, and discuss her methods, weekly at the
Britannica Blog."

Emma Hack website:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Monday, December 14, 2009

Koala & Australian heat wave

Article from
"This little koala was suffering so much in the 40+ degree southern Australian heat wave that he sidled up to the back porch of a family home on the lookout for some relief.
Lucky for him the kids were in and poured him a tub of cold water to help him cool down.
After tentatively lapping up the water and dipping his paw in to test the temperature the little koala decided to throw caution to the wind and hop in.
Looks like it worked a treat..." -- (Pictures taken in January 2009)

Visit their website:

Friday, December 11, 2009

A beautiful friendship

"When Surya the orangutan meets a hound dog by the river, the two carry on like long lost friends." - A great video from National Geographic Channel:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mystery in the Norway skies

From Mail online: "Strange spiral: Residents in northern Norway were left stunned after the lightshow, which almost looked computer-generated, appeared in the skies above them"

Read the whole article here:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Giant puppets at the Branderburg Gate

From the source:
"Two giant puppets searched for eachother throughout Berlin in Saturday, October 3, the same day that the city of Berlin was unified, 19 years ago.
In the street theater piece "Rendez-Vous in Berlin," the little giant searches the city for her long-lost uncle the "Big Giant."
The 15-metre tall "Big Giant" searching for his niece with the help of an underwater geyser that allowed him to burst through the wall that divides them. He then got out of the water at the harbour next to the central train station and made his way to find his long-lost relative.

The two giants finally met up with each other in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, where the city was once divided by the Berlin Wall.
Like all good fairy tales, the story had a happy ending.
Staged by the French theatre group Royal de Luxe, the open-air theatre production took three years and cost 1.6 million euros to put on.

This isn't the first time Royal de Luxe have staged such a large show. Their giant puppets previously roamed the streets of the French town of Nantes and have brought their street theatre productions to London."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Beautiful - Autumn in Japan

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winged migration

Beautiful clip from 'Winged Migration' - a must see movie. Soundtrack created by Bruno Colais:

More: see the trailer: