10 Cool Things I Found on the Internet this Week! #16

Digital painting by Charlie Terrell

Grab a cuppa, fake some temporary insanity – again!, and put the phone on silent – it’s that time of the week again!

 

Courtesy of YouTube.

 

2. A spectacular riot of colour as Holi, one of the biggest Hindu festivals kicks off in India.

I gotta get myself here one day!

Coloured powder thrown over a college student during Holi celebrations in Agartala, India. [Jayanta Dey/Reuters]
Holi, the festival of colours, marks the arrival of spring. [Manish Swarup/AP Photo]
Rabindra Bharati University students perform Holi celebrations at the university campus in Kolkata, India. [Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters]
Thousands of people from around the world come to the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan each year to see the grand celebrations in various temples. [Rajat Gupta/EPA]
The Holi festivities last for two days in most places. A young woman has coloured powder thrown over her during celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal. [Narendra Shrestha/EPA]
Hindu devotees in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. [Adnan Abidi/Reuters]
Devotees in Ahmedabad, India, walk around a bonfire during a Holi ritual known as ‘Holika Dahan’. [Amit Dave/Reuters]
In the Indian village of Barsana, Mathura, devotees celebrate ‘Lathmar” Holi, which means ‘beating with sticks”. The women of Barsana, the birthplace of Hindu God Krishna’s beloved Radha, beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their attempts to throw colour over them. [Rajat Gupta/EPA]
The festival of Holi is known for a spirit of energy, unity and love. [Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters]
Women from the Pakistani Hindu community hold a dish filled with various colours to celebrate Holi at a temple in Lahore, Pakistan. [K.M. Chaudary/AP Photo]
Source: AlJazeeera

 

3. This visual artist takes digital painting to another level.

Listed on IMDb as a:

renegade musical son of the American South, an artistic raconteur and provocateur, and the singer, songwriter and ringleader of the Austin, Texas-based crooked blues’n’roots band The Murdered Johns‘,

— photographer and visual artist Charlie Terrell takes digital inspiration to whole new level with this eclectic series of his so-called ‘Pagan’ portraits.

Awesome stuff!

For more, head to his website.

H/t: DionisoPunk

 

4. These colorful mansions would not be good on a hangover

A new architectural revolution is taking place in the Bolivian highland city of El Alto, where self-taught architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre, with the help of a newly elected president, has taken to designing these ‘uber-kitch’ mansions and shops, and the locals can’t get enough of them.

President Evo Morales’ leadership has brought a new-found prosperity to the often marginalised people of the region, reducing poverty by almost a third since coming to power in 2005.

For the newly affluent sectors of the population, Mamani’s works have become a status symbol, and his work is slowly transforming the once drab fasçades into colorful, some might say, slightly bizarre symbols of new-found confidence now brimming in the region.

Check out the inside shots and you’ll see what I mean by the heading of this story!

H/t: AmusingPlanet

 

5. This arty short film is kind of adorable!

If you’re into films like Wallace & Gromit or Wrong Trousers, you’ll love this small film about an insomniac kid explaining to his kid brother about all the scary stuff that goes bump in the night.

Beautifully produced and very clever!

Source: Don’tPanic

For the more info, head to ImScared

 

6. This anatomical street-art is scary/cool

How much work has gone into these??

Street artist Nychos paints these large murals of all different types of animals but in a most unusual way – he bisects them to give an intimate look at what goes on inside the animals, detailing the bones, vein structures and internal organs.

Absolutely amazing work and it never ceases to amaze me how much depth of talent is out there on the streets.

You can see more of his public and canvas-based paintings on his Instagram and Facebook. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

 

7. Australia’s own Mick Fanning surfs under the Northern Lights

In his quest to ride new waves, World Champion surfer Mick Fanning finds himself beneath Earth’s greatest light show.

While his world tour peers are jockeying for waves and points on the North Shore, Mick Fanning is standing on a desolate beach in Norway, the sky ready to open up and dump snow.

“I don’t think I’m well,” he says. “I can go anywhere in the world. Boardshorts, whatever. But no, I come here.”

Mick Fanning, enjoying the Norwegian set-up © Mats Grimsæth
Rock dance © Emil Sollie
Lofoten lineup © Mats Grimsæth
Fanning surveying the Norwegian line up from above © Mats Grimsæth
Frozen in air © Emil Sollie
Mick Fanning under the bright lights of Norway © Emil Sollie & Mats Grimsæth
Norway on November 10, 2016
Photo: Emil Sollie and Mats Grimsæth / Red Bull Content Pool

See a short video of him here.

Courtesy of Red Bull

 

8. What I’m listening to at the mo!

DJ Regard again I’m afraid – some nice chilled sounds and little foot-tapping as well.

Nice one!

You can catch more of his stuff on YouTube

 

9. These are seriously WEIRD!!  WARNING! – You cannot Un-see these! 🙂

Strange, weird, un-natural, unearthly, and possibly just a little upsetting, yet oddly fascinating collages from artist Phillip Kremer.

Rumour has it that his images got him kicked off some parts of social media! – so get ’em while you can!

You can see lots more on his Instagram.

For more pictures, head to his Instagram

 

10. Tech Time: Not sure we really need something like this but . . . .

Yes, in this ultra-connected world, there is now the i-Con – a connected Smart Condom that measures everything from sexual performance, calories burned, your speed, your endurance or even the number of thrusts performed.

Currently in testing, the i-Con is actually a ring equipped with nano-sensors that connects to the base of a normal condom, and comes (pardon the pun) courtesy of British Condoms.

So now you can download all that lovely info to your nearest media outlet – what fun!!  🙂

Source: Ufunk

 

Bonus Extra – FIND THE CAT.

Couldn’t get last weeks FTC? Too hard? Okay this one’s easy!

Courtesy of: TheDodo

 

Phew! Hope you all enjoyed this weeks list of cool and interesting stuff off the Net.

If you’d like to leave a comment below on anything, or want to suggest stuff you’d like to see in the future on here, then scroll down to the Comments section below! (yes, I might even answer your comments as well!)

Have an awesome week kids! 🙂

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