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  • August 5, 2015
    Because most rich people didn't get rich by doing all the heavy lifting by themselves, luxury vacation rental company Oliver's Travels now offers Sandcastle Butler services at some of its European properties. Awesome. *riding on butler's back like a pony* Mommy and daddy sai... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2015
    This is a series of geometric sandcastles built by sculptor Calvin Seibert (links to his Flickr with a ton more high-res shots) on the beaches of Hawaii. They are most impressive. You know, I built a sandcastle once when I was in Florida on vacation with my family. I remembe... / Continue →
  • 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 →