Many beginning photographers think they need lots of expensive equipment or exotic locations to capture an interesting shot, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Perspective photography can be used to turn an ordinary, everyday scene into a surreal, wacky, or even artful image. The photographers featured below all found ways to play with […]
Tadashi Mori, a professional origami artist, has created something pretty cool. In a recent post, he shows how to make an origami Darth Vader, step by step. If you’d like to make your own, check out the YouTube video below to make it happen! May the Force be with you on all your future origami […]
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Comics artist Brian Kesinger has been drawing comic panels of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in the style of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, and they simply melt our heart. “Bill Watterson has been one of my biggest artistic influences so it was a fun opportunity to combine two of […]
Artist George Redhawk is legally blind, but that somehow didn't stop him from creating the amazing animated GIFs below...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Russia’s landmass spans over 6,500 square miles, much of it uninhabited wilderness. It is within this vastness, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov plies his trade. During the weekday, he is a mining engineer, but as soon as he has a bit of free time, he slings his camera bag on, and ventures out on lengthy hikes to […]
I can’t believe these were made in a microwave! This amazing baking video will make you the talk of this year’s holiday parties. Baking, to me, can be an art, and it is with this in mind that I share an amazing baking youtube video by Gemma Stafford. You may or may not have heard […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pin It It has been said that the Japanese love to create tiny things. If you have ever been to the greater Tokyo area, you will know what I mean. This house might be considered then, to be quite an achievement. The River Side House, as it is known, is a project designed by Mizuishi […]
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 […]
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Pin It Mexican-born painter Ana Teresa Fernandez displays the reflective and transformative powers of water in her paintings. Using oil on canvas, Fernandez manages to make her subjects look as if they’re in motion.
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.
Pin It Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban American contemporary artist. He used sand and gravel for his portrait of Spanish architect Enric Miralles, as part of his “Terrestrial Series”.
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 […]
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 […]