Monday, June 30, 2008

Fountain Art : World’s Largest Fountain

World's Largest Fountain In Dubai
Last month, Emaar Properties unveiled a world-class permanent water fountain project with an integral light and sound show for Downtown Burj Dubai. It will be the world’s largest fountain at over 900 ft (275 metres) in length, equivalent to that of over two football fields and it is about 25 per cent larger than The Fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas in area. Powerful water nozzles will shoot water sprays to heights of over 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-story building.
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The fountains - which are yet to be named - will feature over 6,600 lights and 50 colour projectors that will create a vibrant visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions by shooting 22,000 gallons of water. The total cost to built this is AED 800 million (US$218 million)! This project is expected to draw over 10 million visitors annually.
From the press-release:
The fountain on Burj Dubai Lake is more than a visual spectacle that adds to the aesthetics of Downtown Burj Dubai. It is an engineering marvel and will further contribute to Dubai’s rich array of tourist attractions.
The fountain is positioned next to Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations. As I have said before, these fountains are yet to be named, and a cash prize of $27,225 will be given to the person who suggests the perfect name for this water fountain project.
This fountain project is scheduled to be operational in 2009!

Irregular Circles Illusion

Irene Rom├ín found this illusion, while looking for some in Google. She asked us if these two concentric circles below look irregular? "They obviously are", some of you may say. I did as well! Well, since this is optical illusions website - they’re not! This type of visual phenomena is well known to me. I have shared over a dozen of similar variations in the past, haven't I? But this one probably shares the strongest effect! When I look at it up close, I understand that they are regular, but still have trouble seeing them regular as a whole. Nifty, ayeh? I have linked some words in this text to help you compare this illusion with some very similar from the past.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Artistic Icebergs

Amazing Stripped Icebergs....
Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so
quickly that no bubbles form.
When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside.
If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.
Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.


Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs - Nature is amazing!
The water froze the instant the wave broke through the
ice.  That's what it is like in Antarctica where it is the
coldest weather in decades .  Water freezes the instant
it comes in contact with the air.  The temperature of the
water is already some degrees below freezing.  
Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!!



Having the Internet means that we get to see something
that we never could have dreamt of!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gilaaf - Hadiyah Ashara 1425

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Aquarium Art

This could be inspiration for your house.

In House Aquarium 1

In House Aquarium 2

In House Aquarium 3

In House Aquarium 4

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In House Aquarium 10

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Camel Camels Everywhere..

Smoking is bad! It shortens your life, takes your energy and gives you smelly breath. I know all this, but am still not able to quit. Well, maybe I'll smarten up one day - hopefully soon. In the mean time, I bring you this set of photos that were produced for Camel. Maybe sharing these make me sort of a hypocrite, but what can I say - they have some pretty original campaign. And it has much to do with OPTICAL ILLUSIONS! Jump inside this article, and observer some of the most fascinating Camel posters. There are dozen of them, some more obvious, and some more difficult to see. Which billboard makes the Camel logo hardest to spot? Which one is best in its design? Which one you liked the most? Try and answer few of these questions, and please share you opinion on articles like this one. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Art on Walls... 3D wall Paintings

When I saw these pictures for the first time I’ve immediately thought at the amazing 3D chalk drawings done by Julian Beever ( see his works here ). What you can see in these pictures is a brilliant new take on house decoration, and I’m sure that that my readers would want to admire these pictures. This guy does an amazing job, but unfortunately the work of this one mystery man has been floating all around the internet for some time now, but does anyone know his name, or something about him. Finally I would like to ask you to post a comment if you know who is the author of these amazing 3 dimensional wall paintings, because he should be getting some commissions.
cool wall painting

Mirror Art - The Wooden Mirror

interactive artist daniel rozin works in a very particular artistic milieu, making mirrors from unreflective surfaces.
one of his creations, 'the wooden mirror' is a testament to his skill in this area. the mirror uses 830 square pieces
of wood which are hooked up to an equal number of small motors which move the wooden blocks according to a
built in camera. the camera picks up movement in light and somehow transfers the signal to the wood. the result
is an eerie representation of reality depicted in tiny wooden pixels. since building 'the wooden mirror' rozin has
experimented with a number of other materials.

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