09 April 2013

VIDEO: Rembrandt's Night Watch via Flashmob

[UPDATE: CNN has posted a nice little interactive that explains this painting a bit more.]

Many thanks to Artist/Author James Gurney for highlighting this truly amusing and entertaining video today. Be sure to compare the image above with the final cast picture at the end!
"The slogan 'Our Heroes are Back' is used to announce that, after an absence of one decade, all major pieces in the Rijksmuseum's collection are back where they belong. This is what happens when they suddenly emerge in an unsuspecting shopping mall somewhere in The Netherlands. With the support of main sponsor ING, entrance to the museum is free on the 13th of April from 12:00 to 00:00.

"This Flashmob recreates Rembrandt's Night Watch. It's considered one of the most famous paintings in the world
[from the YouTube description]

02 April 2013

He is Refitting the Planet

I've recently added a new site to my Writers Makers Thinkers Artists Tellers blog roll call. This latest one was inspired by some info searching I've been doing for my Uncle Ace.  He's setting up to do some Western traveling and camping and mentioned that he's been having a hard time finding a reasonably-priced, used pop-up camper.  I came across the image above and included it in a letter I sent to Ace for his amusement.  

In locating its original source, I came upon the utterly delightful and inspiring makerly site of Rodney Allen Trice, Refitting the Planet.

The description for this Tumblr site describes it as for "A Sustainable travel & lifestyle show focused on global designers who "refit", inspiring creative thought on the care of our planet."  I've not seen this show on the telly yet, but I will certainly be looking for it!

 The estimable Rodney Allen Trice 

The images below all come from Mr. Trice's site.  Do take a look.

Refitting the Planet

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