Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Refrigerators
Have you ever wondered why most major kitchen utilities only come in white? Well in this top 10 I am looking more at the fridges and refrigerators of this World. They are often big white things that take up far too much room, look intrusive, but are essential to any kitchen environment. But it seems that they only come in a rather boring range of colours that could never match the décor of the kitchen! Well, times are changing as I show you…
Top 10 Creative and Unusual Fireplaces
The problem with fireplaces is that the older open ones are a little dangerous (without supervision) and the newer ones are just plain boring! Well, what I want is something in-between, fresh, modern and a great talking point when people see it. So I thought I would try to see what is hot and what is not in the World of modern fireplaces…
Top 10 Amazing and Best Anamorphic Illusions
It was the French artist Edgar Degas that once said this: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” and each and every week I get to see one very good example of this because I work in Cardiff, Wales right near the barrage which is home to one of the World’s most well know examples of Anamorphosis. These unusual bits of art require the viewer to look at the artwork from a very specific vantage point in order to see the image the artist intended you to see. They are often massive in size, often relatively simple images and if they are the World’s best they are known as…
Top 10 Nerdy, Creative and Unusual Ring Boxes
When it comes to that special day that you propose to your loved one nothing should be overlooked. But for us men often forget that women can “pop” the question as well! Traditionally it’s on the twenty-ninth of February (a leap year), but I think it’s becoming more popular for women to bite the bullet and ask anytime they like. But what sort of box should people (men and women) present the rings in? Well, if you are proposing to a nerd like me, one of these would go down rather nicely…
Top 10 Best Examples of Satellite Dish Art
Being lucky enough to have SKY satellite TV is a real bonus in life, I just feel so lucky to have access to thousands of channels with the same old rubbish on them! But my problem is not with the poor quality TV they offer, but rather a poor amount of colours your dish can come in! Black/grey mesh and that is your lot! But I don’t want an ugly dish attached to the side of my house and it seems that I am not alone. So many people hate the boring designs that giving them a touch of paint and colour has become a real art form, so why don’t we try to discover just what is…
Top 10 Best and Most Creative Canstruction Designs
This blog post is all about “Canstruction” a charity event that tries to raise awareness about the sheer amount of people who are relying more and more on food banks just to survive. Now all these amazing designs ( that are all just tins of food and not much more) are made by architects, designers, general trades-people and students are just a chance to show what a tin of food can be seen as something happy to some people. Normally these builds are taken from their designers own happy memories, so I bring you…
Top 10 Unusual Things Made With Gingerbread
This is not so much nursery rhyme inspired more kids cooking time inspired because it just doesn’t matter where you live or what sort of upbringing you have had you have definitely done one of these two things. 1) Made a Gingerbread house or maybe 2) seen a picture of one. In my opinion, the humble Gingerbread house is like an old watercolour painting, even the bad ones look great and they are all open to artistic interpretation meaning they don’t have to look like a house at all! So with that in mind lets walk through the gallery they call the internet and try to discover just what is…
Top 10 Nerdy and Creative Painted Eggs
When I was little I can remember that I hated Easter. But not because my family couldn’t afford chocolate eggs because although we couldn’t we always got some off neighbours and relatives that were better off. No, I hated it because it was that time of year I was forced by the school art teacher into painting an Easter inspired egg! News Flash!!! I have no art skill at all! Not one bit. My eggs would always be the class laughing-stock. But looking back it seems I just needed to be a bit more of a nerd! Then maybe I might have been able to pull off one of these bad boys…
Top 10 Amazing Sculptures Made of Drinks Cans
I am not the kind of guy that people would instantly associate with the being an “Art Lover”, sure I do appreciate a good painting like the Mona Lisa but when it comes to modern art I just have not got a clue. But when a fellow nerdette makes art then I naturally enjoy it because that artist has been inspired by the same things that I like! But there aren’t many modern artists that have done enough to warrant a whole top 10 inspired solely by their work. But Japanese artist “Makaon” has done just that and it does bring me great pleasure to bring you just a small selection of her work…
Top 10 Things to do With Toilet Paper Rolls
Images of things that have been recycled into something cooler than what it originally was is one of my favourite things to look at. Most people call it “Upcycling” But I call it pure genius. From old ladders, cars, books and even pallets, they have all been given the upcycling treatment. But what about normally pointless empty toilet paper rolls?!? Surely there is something we can turn them into!? Well, it seems that there are hundreds of amazing ideas that people have come up with to use them up. Well, I have not got the time to bring you hundreds of them and you have most probably not got the time to read them. So why don’t we just take a look at what I think is…
Top 10 Best Ways to Paint Pebbles
Each and every day I walk my dog, Alfie. But last weekend just gone (for a bit of a treat) I decided to take him for a walk along the beach. He played fetch, went into the water (despite the biting cold) and generally had loads of fun. But he also found something! When he couldn’t find his ball (because he was stood on it) he picked up a pebble and dropped by my feet. But it wasn’t the stupidity of the “standing on the ball so he can’t find it” that surprised me because he always does it! It was the fact that the pebble was heart shaped! I thought it was amazing and decided to take it home …