December 27, 2006

Mechanical insects & more

Interesting design/photography bits:

  • Graham Owen creates insanely realistic flies for fishing.   (I’ve spent a good part of the Christmas break cat-fishing; wonder what Graham could do in the way of a felt mouse.)  He even offers a step-by-step tutorial on creating flies.  [Via]
  • And if that’s not realistic (or weird) enough for you, there’s Mike Libby’s Insect Lab,"an artist-operated studio that customizes real insects with antique watch parts and electronic components." [Via]
  • Speaking of animals+electronics, the Woofer‘s name works on two levels.  I wonder if he’s related to this pup.
  • Artist Cai Guo-Qiang gets crazy with animals real (dead wolves a go-go; an unfortunate tiger going out like St. Sebasian) and imagined (explosive dragon skeleton) [Via]
  • The NYT features some beautiful shots of northern Japan’s disappearing world of draft horse racing.

[See also previous bits]


Posted by John Nack at 8:13 AM on December 27, 2006
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