The New York Times has a great series of images on their blog The Upshot called What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like? In it they have a collection of meals that all equal around 2,000 calories, which is the general recommended daily caloric intake. It’s a colorful journey, and the story culminates with the well-known fact that cooking at home is generally much healthier, and your plate can be a lot fuller.
Now, I rarely use the term “foodscape” in a sentence, but if I did, these particular foodscapes would still be notable. Created by artist Carl Warner, these surreal scenes are made entirely from food, and they’re so convincing that I don’t know whether to dive into the salmon sea or chomp on a celery tree. Via TwistedSifter:
Both movie nerds and architecture nerds should like this one. In a series beautifully executed and called Archilife, Federico Bambina’s illustrations are both clever and iconic. Hepburn & Eames? Hitchcock & Le Corbusier? Maybe we’ll have to wait to see Gere & Gehry. Via MyModernMet:
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!
The Y40, also known as the Deep Joy, in Italy, makes all other pool’s deep ends seem like a joke. At a whopping 137 feet deep, it has a phenomenally deep ‘silo’ for divers and underwater photo shoots. It also boasts a glass viewing tunnel and plenty of room for the casual swimmer as well.
We see a lot of icons throughout our days, without even noticing them. They point to places and things that we need or reference, and they’re super quick and helpful. These flat and minimal icons by Portuguese designer Filipe Carvalho are just detailed enough to show you all you need to know about the iconic (pun intended) space movies. I love Yoda’s simplicity, and the R2D2 head. Via Fubiz:
This bright and pop-art set of pictograms from artist Aldo Crusher is notable not just for the fun and inviting style, but also for the originality of place. Often we see art depicting Paris, New York, London. Been there. This art takes place in far off lands like Tanzania, Vienna and Banff, Canada. Via Behance: