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Scifi film noir

In Photography, Sci-fi, Surreal on November 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

Justin Benzel uses mostly real-life props and effects to create his Scifi photography series, set in 1950s Noir Chicago. Take a look at all his work here: http://www.justinbenzel.com

Underwater World

In Architecture, Design, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Surreal on October 31, 2013 at 4:12 am

Featured Image for British designer brings us a futuristic underwater city

Taken from the Huffington Post:

A British designer has unveiled his updated plans for a futuristic underwater city that almost certainly would not become the stage for a post-apocalyptic nightmare.

The Sub Biosphere 2 (SBS2) was first ‘created’ by Londoner Phil Pauley about three years ago, inspired by the original Biosphere 2 project and his own dreams of living underwater.

SBS2 is conceived as totally self-sustaining, allowing human occupants to live totally separate from the land. It includes eight ‘biomes’ arranged around a central 120m-tall support biosphere. The structure would be a total of 340 metres wide, and half of its living space would be below water even when the structure is above the surface.

Pauley’s designs allow for life-support systems including air, electricity, food and water generation, controlled by a clever use of atmospheric pressure. SBS2 would be able to move vertically above and below water, which would be handy during intense storms.

Underwater Biosphere pods

Underwater Biosphere pods

Superyachts

In Architecture, Art, Design, Sci-fi on October 24, 2013 at 5:14 am

Featured Image for London Architect Designs a Family of Sci-Fi Looking SuperYachts

Zaha Hadid has collaborated with German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss to design 5 different yatchs and this one is one of them. This 90 meter JAZZ yatch is the first of the 5 to be ‘technically specified and detailed by the naval architects at Blohm + Voss. The overall design is inspired by “fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems” and with a few more changes, the vessel will be ready for ocean crossings.

Superyacht pool concept

Superyacht concept in compassion to average yacht

Superyacht organic design concept

A science fiction future

In Art, Sci-fi, Surreal on August 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

Simon Stalenhag is an illustrator that loves painting  images of how our future integrates with science and technology. He’s always had a fascination for real life and how it would evolve as the world moves towards a more connected and technologically advanced direction.  I especially love how his old abandoned science labs seem so ‘in-place’ in his scandinavian style paintings.  The muted tones and pale light give his work that atmospheric surreal feel that seems like reality and dream all at once.

He uses a wacom and pen to create his work. Check it all out here: http://www.simonstalenhag.se

UFO Clouds

In Photography, Sci-fi, Surreal on June 14, 2013 at 6:38 am

Lenticular Clouds

Russian photographer Denis Budkov captures these naturally occurring Lenticular Clouds hovering over the Kamchatka Peninsular in Russia. “These clouds are very special as they do not move, they stay in one place and it’s only their shape that changes,” the 33-year-old told the Daily Mail. “There needs to be at least two factors for these clouds to appear–a very strong wind and a very high object, so Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a perfect place to find lenticular clouds,” he added, referring to the highest mountain in the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Lenticular Clouds

 

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

Read more about it here: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/clouds-that-look-like-ufos-1370887292-slideshow/lenticular-clouds-photo-792102293.html