Pondly Archive

15 Famous Company Logos with Hidden Meanings

Sometimes, art is used to influence individuals on a subconscious level. This is a tactic often used in advertising, and embedding subliminal messages have been used in campaigns by Pepsi, to Palmolive. Company logos, however, sometimes tell a cleaner, more honest story. Take a look at a few of the below well-known logos, and see […]

Incredible Calabash Handmade Lamps by Calabarte

Within six years of time, the mysteriously sounding word “Calabarte” has become well known among handicraftsmen and artisans around the globe. Although the calabash – the name of the fruit Calabarte is derived from – originally comes from exotic countries, the artist who has taken the ancient craft of gourd-carving to the next level lives […]

VectorVice – Affordable Alternatives to Vector Stock Websites

Great looking and highly detailed graphic vector files do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here at Pondly, we recently discovered VectorVice, a small business with great enthusiasm for graphic design. Vector Vice was started by a group of designers who had to deal with stock vectors, and did not like […]

This Picture Sold for $6.5 Million – Photography by Peter Lik

A new world record has just been set, as a private collector purchased one of Peter Lik’s photos for $6.5 million. For those of you who don’t know, Peter Lik is an Australian landscape photographer with multiple galleries around the world. The print that sold was called “Phantom,” and it was black-and-white, taken in Arizon’a […]

So I Heard You Liked Horses – Titanic Horse Head Sculptures by Andy Scott

Welcome to Falkirk, Scotland. What you see here is The Kelpies, a pair of gigantic horse head sculptures put together by artist Andy Scott. A total of nine years were spent designing these monuments, which tower 100 feet above the ground. A kelpie (or water kelpie) might best described as the Scottish nomenclature for a water sprite. While […]

Mosque Ceilings – Mesmerizing Colors in the Middle East

When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes. For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, […]

T-Shirts for Christmas? – 10 Hilarious Designs by Minty Tees

‘Tis the season to gift, and here at Pondly, we tend to like a dash of sarcasm and a heaping portion of humor with our presents. We stumbled upon Minty Tees a while back (circa 2004, though they were established in 2000), and I throw out a purchase there from time to time for the occasional special occasion […]

Cookie Design – Decorate Cookies Like a Pro with Amber Spiegel

What you see below are actual cookies meant for eating, and at the bottom of the post is a how-to video for instructions on how you can learn to do this yourself. Made by New York-based pastry chef Amber Spiegel, each of these painstakingly detailed ornamental designs can take up to 45 minutes. Let me […]

Stuff To Make You Smile – Clever Street Art by OAK OAK

So we might be a little late (give or take a month) on the draw on this one, but we wanted to announce that one of our favorite street artists of all time, OAK OAK of St. Etienne, France, has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his works. From Calvin […]

7 Amazing Smartphone Photography Tricks – by COOPH

Pin It Before I start, let me say that #7 blew our minds. Have you ever wanted to take really awesome pictures with your iPhone? Do you want to impress your friends and family on facebook or instagram with your cell phone photography “skills?” We found this video, put together by the guys at COOPH […]

This is What a $95,000,000 View Looks Like

Pin It You read that right. Ninety five. Million. Dollars. In other words, about 323 Ferrari’s. Construction just finished at 432 Park Avenue last month, marking it the tallest residential building in New York City and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. The luxury condo rises a majestic 1,396 feet, 34 feet taller than the […]

Famous Movie Titles, Minus A Letter – Illustrations by Austin Light

What started out as a gag sketch session on Reddit gave writer/illustrator/designer Austin Light some viral exposure, and also gave us at Pondly a good laugh. The first one is solid gold…or should we say, “Iron?” The idea was initially posted on Reddit, and encouraged participants to, “Pick a movie, remove one letter, give a […]

A Girl And Her Room by Rania Matar

Pin It Born and raised in Lebanon, Rania Matar moved to the U.S. in 1984. Her work has won several awards, has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited widely internationally. “A Girl and her Room”, photographing teenage girls from different backgrounds, is her latest project.

The Ferdinand Porsche GT3 Is The World’s Slowest Speed Car

Pin It Hannes Langeder is very proud of his accomplishment, and for a reason! He spent six months and 1,000 hours constructing the pedal-powered eco-friendly replica of a Porsche GT3 RS using plastic tubing and gold-painted aluminium foil. With a weight of just 99.6 kilograms, the super car is capable of reaching up to 10mph […]

Feather Art by Kate McGwire

Pin It Kate MccGwire’s practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of opposites – at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level – that characterises the way we conceive the world. She does this by appealing to our essential duality as human beings, to our senses and our reason, and by drawing on […]

Surreal Painting by Joel Rea

Pin It “I have been excited by the art of technical painting since an early age, being such a fan of great paintings drives me to create my own work. I see painting as a unique way to entertain people and provoke thought. My concepts swim endlessly around my head as I strive to impress […]

Paper Crafts Cut Art by Hina Aoyama

Hina Aoyama has a passion: to create super fine lacy-paper-cuttings with only a simple pair of scissors. She uses a mixture of the traditional and modern styles to produce her own world through her own special paper crafts technique. You would think she uses an X-ACTO knife (we recommend this set) to create her elaborate pieces, but that is […]

Farm Family Portraits by Rob MacInnis

Pin It Rob MacInnis is an award winning photographer who loves farm animals. He took on the challenge to show us their glamorous profiles. I just can’t imagine how much time he has dedicated to it.