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]