Art

Mineo Mizuno Creates Living Sculptures From Ceramics and Moss

Mineo Mizuno Creates Living Sculptures From Ceramics and Moss

Japanese artist and landscape designer Mineo Mizuno grows moss on large ceramic pebble-like spheres, creating beautiful sculptures that forge a symbiotic relationship between materials. Inspired by his

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Artist Robert Lach Transforms Old Suitcases into Delicate Bird Nest Sculptures

Artist Robert Lach Transforms Old Suitcases into Delicate Bird Nest Sculptures

Inspired by architecture and his love of bird watching, Lach began working with discarded materials to create his nest pieces as a way to use materials to connect to the local environment. Lach sources

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Giant Floating Rubber Duck Mysteriously Deflates in Hong Kong

Giant Floating Rubber Duck Mysteriously Deflates in Hong Kong

The giant rubber duck that recently sailed into Hong Kong has deflated into an oversize floating blob overnight, CNN reports. At first Harbor City officials didn't respond to queries about the demise of

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Marco Mahler and Henry Segerman Collaborate to Produce World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Mobiles

Marco Mahler and Henry Segerman Collaborate to Produce World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Mobiles

Recent advances in 3D printing technology have resulted in plenty of breakthroughs in the fields of medical science and prosthesis, but 3D printing is also contributing to the art world in new and

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Valentia and Riccardo Sartori Give a New Life to Discarded Doors

Valentia and Riccardo Sartori Give a New Life to Discarded Doors

Two young designers from Turin have created Deformazione Professionale - a line of clever new furnishings made from old unwanted doors. Founders of Studio Lacrime D’Arte, Valentia and Riccardo Sartori

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Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Forget vinyl - engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s,

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Finnish Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen Creates Dreamlike Landscapes From Second Hand Clothes

Finnish Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen Creates Dreamlike Landscapes From Second Hand Clothes

Kaarina Kaikkonen's huge site-specific installation contrasts with the former factory’s brutalist architecture. It consists of hundreds of second-hand shirts that together to create flowing forms. The

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Hilden & Diaz’s Forms in Nature Chandelier Transforms Rooms into Fairytale Forests

Hilden & Diaz’s Forms in Nature Chandelier Transforms Rooms into Fairytale Forests

This stunning Forms in Nature Chandelier projects a 360-degree forest of shadows that transforms any room into a fairy tale landscape. Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist Ernst

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Sonia Rentsch Creates Harmless Weapons from Organic Materials

Sonia Rentsch Creates Harmless Weapons from Organic Materials

Rentsch enjoys creating "deceptively clever scenes from the simplest of objects." Using plant matter, she reconstructs weapons of metal and plastic, softening their bodies and pulling the man-made objects

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Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay

Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., which oversees the development of the Buffalo waterfront, has come up with the plan, and they've enlisted Ambiances Design Production to do the lighting work. As

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Bertjan Pot’s Rope Masks Are Both Beautiful and Terrifying

Bertjan Pot’s Rope Masks Are Both Beautiful and Terrifying

To make his masks, Bertjan Pot uses all sorts of ropes, combining colors and creating innovative textures. He stitches them together using a sewing machine, which in turn creates a waved surface. Each

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Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Psychedelic Tray Tables Are Created Using Centrifugal Forces

Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Psychedelic Tray Tables Are Created Using Centrifugal Forces

Dutch designer Jolan Van Der Wiel created a public workshop where visitors could make their own colorful trays using natural forces. The designer, famous for creating strange, spiky objects with the

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Incredibly Detailed Nikon Camera Made Entirely From Cardboard

Incredibly Detailed Nikon Camera Made Entirely From Cardboard

Marta Crass created this incredibly realistic cardboard camera without the use of any precision machining tools (like laser cutters or plotters). Measuring 6.5” x 4.5”, the replica camera is modeled

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Japanese Artist Maico Akiba Creates Tiny Ecosystems on Animals’ Backs

Japanese Artist Maico Akiba Creates Tiny Ecosystems on Animals’ Backs

Maico Akiba is fond of sculpting, and she also draws and illustrates children’s books. Her pieces often reflect the passing of time with rusty textures and growing moss. Akiba's ‘Sekai’ series

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Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Marcin and Federica are based in Edinburgh, and they enjoy giving new life to old furniture through pyrography and painting. They love taking inspiration from Art Nouveau pieces and have painted Klimt’s

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British Artist Laura Bacon Weaves Willow Branches Into Powerful Sculptures

British Artist Laura Bacon Weaves Willow Branches Into Powerful Sculptures

Laura’s work is inspired by the way insects, animals and birds create their own nests using existing structures for support. Each of her intricate sculptures uses either organic or man-made structures

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Giant LEGO Kraken Attacks Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer

Giant LEGO Kraken Attacks Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer

When you flirt with the Dark Side, bad things can happen; lava burns you, offspring return to kill you, and giant space cephalopods attack your ships. In a massive tentacled disturbance in the Force, Iain

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Piet Hein Eek Creates an Art Gallery from Recycled Materials in Eindhoven

Piet Hein Eek Creates an Art Gallery from Recycled Materials in Eindhoven

Tucked under a busy highway in Eindhoven’s Strijp-S area is a wonderful new space that was created by local designer Piet Hein Eek and directed by the “Drenthe Village Angels.” The space, which was

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Artist Miya Ando’s Bioluminescent Leaves Emit a Soft Nighttime Glow

Artist Miya Ando’s Bioluminescent Leaves Emit a Soft Nighttime Glow

Named after the Japanese Obon Festival, which commemorates the spirit of the dead and is said to guide ancestral spirits home with floating lanterns, Ando's floating poetry also mimics bioluminescent bays

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The World’s Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck Sails Into Hong Kong

The World’s Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck Sails Into Hong Kong

The world’s largest inflatable rubber duck sailed into the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong yesterday. The 46-foot-tall and 55-foot-long floating sculpture, which is the work of Dutch conceptual artist

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Artist David Nash Unveils Beautiful Sculptures Made From Fallen Trees at Kew Gardens

Artist David Nash Unveils Beautiful Sculptures Made From Fallen Trees at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a 326-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 30 minutes by Tube from central London. The gardens boast a soaring treetop walkway, galleries and iconic listed buildings. David Nash,

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Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

Being locked up may take away many personal freedoms, but artistic expression has always found a way to remain present, even when faced with punishment or restriction. Body art has long been a form of

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Johan Scherft Creates Amazingly Realistic Birds From Paper

Johan Scherft Creates Amazingly Realistic Birds From Paper

Scherft started making his papercraft birds at 14 and coloring the models with colored pencil. His works earned him admission to the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague where he studied painting, graphic

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Dillon Marsh’s “Invasive Species” Photo Essay Explores How We Disguise Cell Towers as Trees

Dillon Marsh’s “Invasive Species” Photo Essay Explores How We Disguise Cell Towers as Trees

When cell towers starting popping up in the '90s, they were signs of progress, but then as more sprouted they became an eyesore. Even worse was when they were planted in a neighborhood and towered over

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Occidental College and Lettuce Office Create an Electrifying Urban Hillside Solar Array in Los Angeles

Occidental College and Lettuce Office Create an Electrifying Urban Hillside Solar Array in Los Angeles

Occidental College recently powered up an urban hillside solar array that combines science, engineering, urban design and art. Occidental faculty collaborated with the environment design and research

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David Adey Uses Found Images and Fashion Magazine Clippings to Create Intricate Collages

David Adey Uses Found Images and Fashion Magazine Clippings to Create Intricate Collages

With the patience of a Buddhist monk, David Adey tediously searches for exact, unaltered images to place in his pieces. Hundreds of arms, legs, hands, feet, and lips in varying positions and colors are

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BWArchitects Builds Out a Stunning Lighting Installation with 1,600 LED Bulbs for the Tribeca Film Festival

BWArchitects Builds Out a Stunning Lighting Installation with 1,600 LED Bulbs for the Tribeca Film Festival

Justin Weiner of Studio Kenji created this short video of a new LED installation designed and fabricated by BWArchitects for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. 1,600 LED bulbs were made into pink and blue

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Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

The Earth will probably continue to turn long after humans are devoured by rat-size snails or flesh-eating zombies, but A Design award winner Johanna Mårtensson wanted to explore the notion for herself.

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Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Artist Michael Jantzen has released designs for a solar-powered seed-sowing machine that would plant flowers in response to evidence of environmental destruction. Placed in various locations around the

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KAUST’s Breakwater Beacon is a Naturally-Cooled Lighthouse in Saudi Arabia

KAUST’s Breakwater Beacon is a Naturally-Cooled Lighthouse in Saudi Arabia

KAUST commissioned Australia-based Urban Art Projects to design a contemporary lighthouse for the HOK-designed university, which was inaugurated back in 2009. Led by Daniel Tobin, Matthew Tobin and Jamie

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