Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne has a touching series of elderly dogs entitled Old Faithful. For those of us who own dogs, the thought of our best friends growing old and dying in just a handful of years is tough, and a very sad fact of life. Sigh. Via Laughing Squid:
The Old Faithful project did its first house call yesterday to meet and photograph Mance here. Mance is a 13yr Old English Bulldog, a breed close to my heart. He has bone cancer that adds a lot of character to his face. He’s in a pretty fragile state so I made my first trip out of the home studio to photograph him, in all his asymmetrical charm.
Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg has a beautifully subtle take on Star Wars, injecting objects and themes from the movies into everyday life. The series takes you on a rather ordinary journey through city life, but with hints of a different world here and there. Via MyModernMet:
From the artist: “The inspiration was always there, really,” he explains. “I had a very overactive imagination as a kid. This was what I saw when I looked around the world. If there was a jogger running, my mind raced back to Dagobah and Luke training, for example. I used a lot of toys/my most prized possessions from back then to composite in, too. It’s very much an homage to my childhood, not just putting popular culture into photographs.”
There’s something magical about this rare sighting of vertically sleeping sperm whales. Peaceful and otherworldly seeming, the whales take short ‘naps’ of 12-15 minutes, even experiencing the R.E.M. sleep that humans do. Via Sploid:
No doubt there is a mental list of places in the world you’d like to visit. Well, get ready to add to it. The Cool Hunter is known for gathering images of far-away and impossibly beautiful places, and here is their 7th installment. Get that passport ready!
The LençóisMaranhensesNational Park by Brazil (Pic – Massimo Vitali)
If there weren’t absurdly overpriced luxury items of every shape and size available, I’d say that $100,000 for a table would be excessive. But in today’s world of personal submarines and gold smartphones, this extremely rare and ancient wood table is actually worth something. Ancient Kauri wood is some of the rarest in the world, and all of it is found preserved and buried in a peat swamp in New Zealand. Once the size of giant redwoods, the Kauri trees have been perfectly preserved for over 50,000 years, and the wood has a magical wavy grain to it, that is said to appear three dimensional even on a flat plane. An artisan in Wisconsin takes this rare wood and transforms it into truly one-of-a-kind furniture, like the table pictured below. To own a gorgeous masterpiece from the last Ice Age might not seem so absurd after all. Via Ancientwood:
Painstakingly researched and delivered in adorable fashion, Lili Chin has created an impressive series called Dogs of the World. Broken down by their country of origin, here is Part One of the Dogs of the World poster series. Never has learning about new breeds been so cute. Stay tuned for Part Two!