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Potatoes Ain’t Got Nothing On This Glowing Orange Battery

Okay, so we all know by now that a certain beloved vegetable can power our clocks and malicious sentient supercomputers, as well as serve use in about a bazillion different recipes. So what’s fruit been up to? Oh, I don’t know, LOOKING AMAZING.

Using technology previously pioneered by potatoes, photographer Caleb Charland fashioned an orange battery as the subject for one of his shoots, crossing scientific ingenuity and artistic expression in this wonderfully crafted photograph. All it took to capture this gorgeous shot was some skewers to hold the individual wedges in place, copper wires, galvanized nails, and one LED light in the center of the orange. Oh, and a 14-hour exposure time due to the incredibly dim light emitted by the LED. Regardless, the results, as you can see, are quite illuminating.

via Colossal/ photography by Caleb Charland

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Cereal Art Recreates the Pyramids and Other Breathtaking Landscapes

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In a series of mesmerizing photos, artist Ernie Button visualizes our favorite breakfast cereals in the form of dreamy landscapes. His Cerealism project captures the Egyptian horizon in the form of Cheerios “Cheeramids,” bales of Shredded Wheat underneath a cloudy blue sky and a lovely clover patch of Lucky Charms. Each photograph invites the viewer to observe the nuanced textures and colors of each cereal brand, taking national commodities and turning them into soft, serene images evoking wanderlust.

“When I started I really didn’t know that I would have so much fertile ground to explore,” Button told Wired. While his backdrops were often inspired by the Arizona desert surrounding him, he allowed the shape of the different cereals to guide him, hence the undersea escape (among others) below.

via wired

 

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Photorito — Protect Your Camera Lenses With the Swag of a Burrito

Without getting too deep into any fancy-schmancy description of this product, at its core, it’s a lens wrap that looks like a tortilla. With the added girth of any traditional lens, it makes it look like you’re carrying around a burrito, all the while protecting your lens from bumps, drops, water, dust, and scratches.

The tortilla is made of super-tough & waterproof Tyvek; cushioned with neoprene. The snap band inside makes folding the burrito easy, and access to your lenses remains fluid and hassle-free. The canvas is 15″ across, and will set you back $20.

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Cheesecake Clock

It’s time for National Cheesecake Day!

This quartz clock measures 10″ in diameter and features an original photograph of a cheesecake topped with raspberries.  The design is printed onto a wooden base, and topped with a UV resistant coating that protects the photo from fading.  The clock face is stain-resistant and washable, which may come in handy if you experience any unexpected kitchen splatters.  And the best part – it’s an entire cheesecake with 0 calories!  ($35 @ Dan Johnson Designs)

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Victor Yanie: Home Cooked Meal

The man, the myth, the legend; Victor Yanie (VYaniePhoto) sent me this, this afternoon. Let’s see what he was grubbin on. Steamed rice with teriyaki shrimp on top, little middle eastern empanadas filled with ground beef and onions, and chicken on rice on the side with tabouleh sauce. Looks like a meal fit for a king, and Vic is the king.

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Pictures You Could Just Eat Up!

Yes, what you are looking at is actual food…all of it. World famous photographer, Carl Warner creates these masterpieces on large table tops and puts it all together with the help of layered photos. “Foodscapes” is a very hand on project. Only the best ingredients are used to achieve these works of art. You can check out his website to see more of his tasty creations. (Thx VisualStreak)