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Lords of war

Libyan battle trucks, photographed by James Mollison:

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A lovely video for the lovely song Ma’agalim, by Isreali band Jane Bordeaux, based round an animated, articulated, mechanical music box.

It’s the little details that are delightful – the little, whirling legs of the old lady, the plucked guitar strings and harmonica bellows under the surface, the grain of the wood and paint, the head atop the huge roll of scarf:

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Two wheels good

Tight bike type by Marcel Piekarski:

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Looping, ambient animations by Sandro Tatinashvili:
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Art attack

Cai Guo Qiang is an artist obsessed with blowing things up (unsurprisingly, based on that description, he’s featured on this blog before, with powder fireworksexploding carsexploding ladders and exploding Museums of Art).

This latest explodey display in front of the Power Station of Art in Shanghai was so loud that concerned citizens across the city called the police. My kind of art:

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Erik Thor Sandberg is a weird guy who makes weird, Hieronymus Bosch-style paintings:

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Pack it up

Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History:

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