For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out the pattern.

Alex Bellos samples Simon Beck’s stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow in the Alps

This copy of Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence is not particularly rare, but in peak condition, with no worn edges and markings, it could get up to $100. Description from I searched for this on

Hello darkness, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again. - Simon & Garfunkel / The Sound of Silence

Three small rooms at the back of the house were knocked into one large open-plan kitchen-diner with french doors leading out to the garden. The tongue-and-groove panelling is painted in Little Greene’s Shirting (, while the fireplace is in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe ( For a similar table try The French House ( Simon found the vintage Tolix chairs on Ebay; they are available new from Made In Design…

One cool cottage: An interior designer bigs up a small space

Simon Palmer | Swinney Beck High Bridge

Simon Palmer | Swinney Beck High Bridge

He looks like such a sweet guy on the way to class & he's probably a really smart guy, but a little shy. SWOON!

themenissue: “ Photo by Fanny Latour-Lambert Model Billy Vandendooren Styling Luca Roscini for Style Magazine Italia ”

Manchester United's youth team in 1992. back row left to right: Raphael Burke, Gary Neville, Simon Davies, John O' Kane, Andy Noone, Nicky Butt and Ben Thornley. Front row: Robbie Savage, David Beckham, George Switzer, Keith Gillespie, Paul Scholes and Chris Casper.

In pictures: United's Class of 92

Scholes was part of the United youth team which also featured Gary Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Robbie Savage and Keith Gillespie

geometric shape in snow by Simon Beck

Snow art showcases beauty of winter

Artist Simon Beck creates gigantic winter crop circles by walking in the snow Simon Beck Snow Art – Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

wolfmonsters: Cover of “Thicker than Blood” by Mike Ploog

Thicker Than Blood 1 / cover A / 2007 (Simon Bisley & Mike Ploog) Inked and colored by Simon Bisley. Drawing by Mike Ploog

Simon Beck snow art    Help - the aliens are making crop circles in snow now!

Snow Artist Simon Beck Creates Masterpieces With Feet In French Alps (Video)