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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Cleaning up

Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is releasing a new book called The Art of Clean Up, which features photographs of everyday scenes rearranged into organized rows. The sunbathers made me laugh--look at their perpendicular feet! Very neat, indeed. :)

(Via Swissmiss)

89 comments:

Michele said...

So creative - what a fun teaching tool! The bowl of fruit is awesome ~ but I think I like the messy sky better! :)

xoxo michele

Renata Coelho said...

OMG! the neat freak in me is loving this!!

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I love the sandbox one. The little boy seems so disappointed that there is no more mess! :)

wallflower said...

This is really nice.
I have similar photography ideas for cool series, but I don't have the opportunities to accomplish such things.... such as that beach area shoot!

It's amazing.

Emma said...

this is awesome! :)

Becca said...

I'm totally this way about my house - I even have my books lined up by color on my desk (a tip I got here!) Also, how patient must Ursus Wehrli have been to get the soup shot!?

Becca

Nicole said...

haha! so amazing!

if only it was that easy.

cheers to 'sometimes' messy lives!

Happenstance said...

Ha, this is great. Really fun idea.

JIN @ The BrownBerry said...

I love this concept - so cool!

thenodramamomma said...

My husband and daughter would love this! They are both obsessed with neat, orderly stacks. I don't know why or how, but there you have it.

Hollie said...

This cracks me up! My neat-freak fiance would love this. :]

Tara Galuska said...

These freak me right out! Wonder what that says about me? :)

Jackie Wessel said...

Love love love this guy!!! So clever and creative :)

Hilary Nicole said...

This is so creative. I love it!

XO Hilary
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Nomadic D. said...

That's hilarious! I love tat she even organized the universe! OCD at it's best!

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ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

I love these!!! the sun bathers are definitely my favorite too! amazing

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Miss Becca said...

Oh this just makes my neat little mind so happy. I especially love the dots from the fruit bowl all lined up. My family is getting links to this! Thanks for the smiles this morning Joanna! ~B

the southern hostess said...

So fun! Arranging that soup must have been really tedious.

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah..what a fun idea and the fruit bowl made me smile. Even the bowl-dots are rearraned into a row:) Hope you had a great long weekend, Joanna. Kisses

Off the Cuff said...

I love the bowl of fruit! How cool! So creative! Thanks for sharing!

LeeLee said...

Ha, I like this cleaning up concept.

Jenna Lee said...

This is awesome! I love seeing things go from dirty to clean! Before and afters are my favorite! So fun!

Sage Crown Parker said...

beautiful and fun!!
Loving them all:)

Anonymous said...

Haha this is really appealing to my obsessive compulsive sensitivities.

truffle oil said...

love it, and of course he's swiss, ie, anal retentive. this is danny r., through and through...

Suse said...

Brilliant!

Miss Molly said...

this is too cool. you always find the most amazing things!

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theolivetree said...

stunning!

Melissa Blake said...

ahhh, that sandbox one is so adorable!! :)

Wendy said...

I love the soup!

Cela said...

I loved it!

Kate said...

These are amazing, and such a brilliant idea! I love the sand and food letters!
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Morgan said...

Wow!!! These are awesome!

hannah, heart city said...

these are soo cool!

Becki said...

Oh! The OCD tendencies in me LOVE this. I must get the book.

the lil bee said...

This is so freakin' cool!
Creative people amaze me.

vanessa (the gal) said...

i need to do this to my closet!!!
xo- vanessa (the gal)

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Nadine2point0 said...

Very cool.

Shia said...

Seems a little OCD. I wonder how long it took to separate the soup?!? Very unique idea!

By Sara Romero said...

This is exactly how I live my life. My mind is always trying to organize everything. I would love this book on my coffee table lol

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Katie Ann said...

I love the fruit one!

Cristina said...

eh eh, only a swiss could do this! :-)

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

This would be great for a children's book!

charity @ c'est la belle vie said...

these are so fun!

East Coast-er Momma said...

That is hysterical and fabulous!

Jessica Wray said...

This reminds my of my best friend, she color coordinates her skittles.

Kate said...

This makes me very happy. Thanks for sharing!

Anne Mette Lie said...

Awesome!

Designs Good said...

These are fantastic. Talk about OCD!

naomi: said...

ha, it's embarrassing how much I appreciate things like this!

RockRose Development said...

This is absolutely brilliant! Love seeing creativity in such unique ways and places!

hello, Friday said...

This is fun! xoxo

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Kaitlin Menear said...

I'm a librarian and these pictures basically illustrate how my brain works. Love!

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Shamishi said...

I've noticed you tagged this in "genious". I think so too!
I love this work, makes me feel like I have an OCD, but also reminds me of a childrens game I used to play young... :)
I am just fascinated when art makes me feel so many random things!

17 Perth said...

Hahahaha---These are awesome!! I love the beach and alphabet soup! Hilarious!

Carolina said...

My favorite one is the one about the stars in the sky! Love! :-)

Claire Gibson King said...

wow! I love this! Thank you so much for sharing this...I am going to re post...its soo calming, those photos!

Collections said...

This is awesome. What a great idea.

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redfrizzz said...

GAH! ORGASMIC!

rebecca said...

this gave me a little bit of OCD happiness. :)

Slightly Smiling said...

This reminded me of Monk (which I've recently started to watch again)! :]

Ellie Balfe said...

I LOVE this!!!

tara said...

haha, this is great. especially love the first and last ones.

wildchild said...

oh i love it! what a brilliant idea

Ainsley said...

i love these, very creative and fun to look at !

Sammi said...

i love this i saw it on lecia's page.

Ally said...

This just helped me through "hump day" Wednesday. Thank you, Jo!
xo
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Sara Szatmary said...

LOVE this!

Steffe said...

Brilliant.

1 2 0 5 2 said...

Ah looking at those is so relaxing. I wish I could do that to the world.

Anonymous said...

These are hysterical, Virgo porn!
Jx

Melinda said...

this really made me giggle!! i live in Switzerland (Basel area) and this post is sooooooooooo Swiss! the swiss are very organized individuals and everything has to be in a certain order, so to see this pics, fits the Swiss on soooo many levels LOL thanks for sharing .. i will have to show this to my swiss hubby! haha ;)

Frederique said...

Oh no - it's a different bowl!

mandyface said...

Whoa what an interesting technique! So thoughtful.

body slim said...

i will have to show this to my swiss hubby! haha ;)

Chandan said...

extraordinary!

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Anonymous said...

frederique look closely its the same bowl spot the spots!

Abbey said...

LOVE

Mongfer said...

So cute <3

Lidia said...

this makes total sense! genius! lol

Lauren Conrad Style said...

These pictures do make you think! Where did you find these pictures? Super entertaining :)

JuanRa Diablo said...

Hahaha.
How to make beauty disorder into untainted order.

Arantza said...

great!

Sydney said...

fantastic! these are photographs?? they are too beautiful to be true!! xx

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