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  • May 7, 2014
    This is a series of 3-D illusions drawn in the beach sand of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand by Constanza Tagini Nightingale, Jamie Harkins, and David Rendu of 3D Sand Drawings. That's like, a club they started. Is it a club I would join? Maybe. Are there any monthly dues? D... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2014
    This is a mesmerizing 15-minute video of an artist manipulating sand on a spinning surface to hypnotize your brain and make you do things you normally wouldn't. In my case, it was eat a healthy lunch. I'm kidding, I had half a box of Girl Scout Cookies and the Snickers bar I ... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Kinetic Sand, a sand play toy made from 98% sand, and 2% Polydimethyl siloxane, a "silicon-based organic polymer...particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties." It makes the sand act...weird. Also, at $45 for 5kg (~11 p... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2013
    Sure Minas Tirith didn't have a moat, but come on -- this is a sandcastle. A sandcastle without a moat is like a hotdog bun with no hotdog -- it isn't right. And it's even more wrong when you decide to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in it. Built by DeviantARTist Buc... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2012
    This is a video of a robotic arm that sprays a mixture of sand and water and some sort of adhesive to create these intricate, organic-looking sculptures. I don't know about you, but if I saw a robotic arm making sand castles on the beach I'd bury it and then give it a big ol' ... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2012
    This is a gallery of the graffiti that German street artist Mirko Reisser created on the beach. It's supposed to be his tag. What's it say? The same thing all other tags say, I HAVE NO F***ING CLUE. Kidding, it actually reads 'DAIM', which I can ALMOST make out since I know... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    Note: Full-res version HERE. I think I saw a sand-crab! This is an 8-bit video game themed sand sculpture created by Guy-Olivier Deveua. As you can see, it was on display somewhere between the port-o-johns and the sign for the sushi restaurant. That's about it. Well, besid... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2011
    These are grains of sand magnified 250x. I have no clue if representative of typical grains of sand like you'd find stuck to a dog turd at the beach, or if they had to pick through a bunch on a magic beach to find some really good ones. In reality, most sand probably looks pr... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2011
    Note: Full-res (1600 x 1200) version HERE in case you're convinced there's a stray shadow faux pas somewhere you could spot if the image were just larger. This is a for-really-real picture taken by Frans Lanting in Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Like, it hasn't been Photosho... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2010
    The 'Sand Glass' stoplight concept by Thanva Tivawong counts down the sands of time until your light turns green so you know precisely when to neutral-drop your (roommate's) car and make a speedy getaway, leaving all the blue-hairs in your (roommate's) Civic's dust to squawk ab... / Continue →