December 26, 2012

Dutch masters recreated through ironing

Filed under: Art by Branko Collin @ 6:10 pm

A Philips ad for the company’s line of irons has been doing the rounds on the Internet.

In it an anonymous artist recreates portraits by famous Dutch painters such as Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and self-portraits by Van Gogh and Rembrandt using little more than a white sheet and a steam iron.

The ad was made by the Russian branch of DDB, a worldwide advertising agency.

(Photo: crop of the video. Link: Trendbeheer)

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March 29, 2011

Dutch scuba divers break World Record Underwater Ironing

Filed under: Dutch first,Sports,Weird by Orangemaster @ 12:41 pm

Yesterday, scuba diving club De Waterman in Oss, Brabant got 173 divers together to break the World Record Underwater Ironing. The former world record was held by a Polish scuba diving club with 130 divers. De Waterman said they worked really hard, right up to the last minute to find enough divers and enough ironing gear.

De Waterman can now proudly be included in the Guinness Book of Records just in time for the club’s 40th anniversary.

(Link:, Photo Photo of Underwater ironing by BlueBeyond, some rights reserved)

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