Ming Dynasty meets Budweiser?

Chinese artist Lei Xue, plays with time with these ceramic, hand-sculpted beer cans done up like Ming Dynasty vases.  You can see more of Xue’s work here, at the Martina Detterer Gallery.

Old School. New Look.

Might have to get one of these for the Machinery offices.   Check out more at Alva Skates.

Machinery turns 10. Opens time capsule buried since 2007.


To celebrate their 10th year in business, Machinery partners Ken Cills and Kristian Summerer retrieved a time capsule they buried when they first opened their doors in Philadelphia, back in 2007.

Among the contents was the CD Illunination by Norway death metal band Tristania, which Ken swore was going to be “bigger than the Beatles. I swear it.”

Also buried: a slice of tomato pie from their first client, Tony Roni’s Pizzaria.   Designer Corey Danks declared that, “though the crust was a bit stale, it was surprisingly good.”

Most notably included was the spare key to the men’s room, which the partners have been accusing each other of misplacing for a decade.   Harsh words were exchanged at the time.

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A thing of beauty.


There is just something so aesthetically pleasing about this 1979 Toyota FJ40.   See some more beauty pics here.

366 knots


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Artist Windy Chien wanted to do something new.  So starting in January, 2016 she tied a different knot every day for a year.  (2016 was  leap year.)   We never saw such beauty in knots until we stumbled onto her website.   Which is why you should, too.

Embroidery Art

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Artist Cayce Zavaglia makes large scale portraits out of thread on a canvas.  And they are blowing our minds.  Check out Cayce’s site where you can see the undersides of some of these here.

Yes, balloons.



Ummm.  Wow.   Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto isn’t just blowing hot air with his balloon art.  And art it is.  Check out more of his stunning work here.