Art

Big fat Buddha

Big fat Buddha

Seen at Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap:This Buddha is so fat that even the ox pulling him appears to have a hard time

New Thai handicraft: Drinking straw art

New Thai handicraft: Drinking straw art

The objects you see below are made from plastic drinking straws, which are cut open, sliced and folded into triangular pieces (mathematically called double tetrahedra, but forget about that). The pieces are then sewn together into different objects like hearts, fish, butterflies, etc.Just to see what it would look like, I made a custom order [...]

The history of digitized fonts and digitizing

The history of digitized fonts and digitizing

Seen in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.In case you thought graphical digitizing of characters en symbols started after the introduction of computers, you’re wrong. Cross stitch embroidery showing the digitized characters or fonts of the Latin alphabet and often the digits 0 till 9, along with other decorations and was once a popular pastime for teenage girls.This custom [...]

Creative carrot crane origami

Creative carrot crane origami

Seen at Fuji, a Japanese chain restaurant here in Phuket; a very inventive idea to combine a carrot with the ancient art of origami, folding it into a Crane bird.By the way I moved from Roi-Et Isan, to Phuket yesterday and tomorrow I will fly to Holland and drive on Saturday to the North of [...]