Delicious colored Macarons ...

Yet another post from the brilliant blog Luxirare ... you know what to do!

Balsamic Vinegar

Loving the way she presents the most simple ingredient ... check out Luxirare for more drool-inducing photography!

Cardboard Design - Liquid

For some reason, I seem to be attracted to recycled art lately, especially the liquid card board designs from Cardboard Design. Check-out the video on Liquid No.2 to give you a better idea of the fun and practical aspects of their "liquid" pieces.

Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers

An American Self-Portrait

"Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month.

This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming."

~chris jordan, Seattle, 2008

Paper Cups, 2008

Depicts 410,000 paper cups, equal to the number of disposable hot-beverage paper cups used in the US every fifteen minutes.

Light Bulbs, 2008

Depicts 320,000 light bulbs, equal to the number of kilowatt hours of electricity wasted in the United States every minute from inefficient residential electricity usage (inefficient wiring, computers in sleep mode, etc.).

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