Incredibly detailed portraits created with millions of tiny ink dots

David Bayo is a French contemporary artist  who creates  portraits made up of dots,  using a technique called stippling. He starts by drawing out the general layout of his portraits, and then proceeds to fill them up with millions of tiny ink dots.

The video below shows Bayo at work.

The museum of curious rocks that resemble faces

Chinsekikan (which means hall of curious rocks) is a museum in Japan that contains nothing but rocks that look like faces. The museum’s founder, who passed away in 2010, collected rocks for over fifty years. Especially strange rocks that naturally resemble celebrities, such as Elvis Presley,  movie characters, and more.

Folly architecture

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of garden ornaments usually associated with the class of buildings to which it belongs.
18th century English gardens and French landscape gardening often featured mock Roman temples, symbolizing classical virtues. Other 18th century garden follies represented Chinese temples, Egyptian pyramids, ruined abbeys, or Tatar tents, to represent different continents or historical eras.
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Broadway Tower, Worcestershire, England

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A fascinating golden bait trap

Russian artist Roman Booteen has created this Hobo nickel, which he titled “THE TRAP with GOLDEN BAIT.” A carved Morgan dollar, featuring a 1945 gold 2-peso coin from Mexico serving as “bait” in the middle. The coin also features a mouth of teeth that act as a trap jaw. The trap jaws are triggered when the gold coin is pressed.

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Power-drill becomes a surprising stop-motion tool

Los Angeles-based artist Federico Tobon attached a reel of 24  hand-drawn pages depicting an abstract animal to the chuck of a drill, generating an endlessly spinning sequence of frames. As Tobon engaged the drill’s trigger, the bit rotated the pages 360° and animated the cycle of otherwise static drawings. (via)
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Booming metal flowers kinetic sculpture by Casey Curran

Seattle-based artist Casey Curran constructs  mesmerizing kinetic sculptures of copper and brass wire  relied on a motorized mechanism. “Bequeath these Seeds,” was created  in 2016 for the Bellevue Arts Museum biennial show “Metalmorphosis”.
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The Tiny Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor

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The Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor are a series of tiny doors that are a type of installation art found in the city of Ann Arbor in the U.S. state of Michigan. The first public fairy door appeared outside Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in 2005, installed by Jonathan B. Wright, a teacher of graphic design technologies. There are ten public Ann Arbor fairy doors, but the idea has also spread to other nearby towns.
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