What We Love This Week, Volume LIX

Published April 4, 2014
Updated April 3, 2014
Published April 4, 2014
Updated April 3, 2014
Pet Portraits Tongues

Source: Bored Panda

Elke Vogelsang’s Lovely Dog Portrait Photography

Pet Portraits Rose

Source: Bored Panda

And you thought that humans were the prime subjects for portrait photography. To German photographer Elke Vogelsang, it’s floppy ears, bubblegum pink tongues and goofy gaits that inspire her. Says Vogelsang, “My favorite artist is nature, which I try to imitate while adding my own personal view of life, the universe and everything in between”. No worries about model awkwardness, self-consciousness or egos here; it’s pure canine charisma. Read more at Bored Panda.

Pet Portraits Egg

Source: Bored Panda

Costa Rica Covered In Flower Petals

Costa Rica Flowers Aerial

Source: Design Boom

While the stunning images here aren’t part of a charming Latin American ritual steeped in magical realism, that doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful. Taking to the dynamic terrains of Costa Rica for their ad campaign on a new 4K TV, Sony employees plucked 8 million flower petals and released them onto the Costa Rican landscape, symbolizing the TV’s 8 million pixel display. Of course, this isn’t exactly the most environmentally sound campaign, but we’re going to put our morals aside for a minute and appreciate the aesthetics. Watch the video at Design Boom.

Costa Rica Flowers Mountains

Source: Design Boom

Costa Rica Flowers Skateboarding

Source: Design Boom

Southwest Australia’s Surreal Salt Mines

Salt Mines Mountains

Source: U Funk

This isn’t the fruit of Photoshop or a vision from another planet; this is real life. In photographer Emma Phillips’ series, “Salt”, Phillips captures the dreamy contours of southwestern Australia’s Nullarbor Plain salt mines. See more at U Funk.

Salt Mines Trailer

Source: U Funk

Salt Mines Tractor

Source: U Funk