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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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Wesley Law’s “Baled” Photo Series Follows Donated Leftovers from Goodwill Stores

Wesley Law’s “Baled” Photo Series Follows Donated Leftovers from Goodwill Stores

Baled is an amazing new series of photographs by Wesley Law that peers behind the scenes at a Goodwill Outlet Store in St. Louis. There, Law found a treasure trove of colorful objects that were left over

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Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

"Atlas Recycled" is a sculpture of the mythical Greek titan bearing the earth on his shoulders that doubles as a recycling receptacle for aluminum cans, plastic bottles and paper. In addition to serving

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Adorable Crocheted Cozies Make Pet Turtles Stand Out

Adorable Crocheted Cozies Make Pet Turtles Stand Out

Sure, the green and yellow hues of an au-natural tortoise shell may be beautiful in its own right, but it can make them nearly impossible to spot while their enjoying a stroll through the lawn. By adding

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Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

Two Georgia artists address the problems and potential of plastic waste in the exhibition “Post-Consumed.” Harry DeLorme uses plastic waste recovered from the banks of the Savannah River to make

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Felipe Carrelli Turns Abandoned Cars into Public Art in São Paulo

Felipe Carrelli Turns Abandoned Cars into Public Art in São Paulo

Carrelli came up with the idea to clean, paint and put some plants in the car, turning it from a dump into a work of art and a beautiful garden. He shared this idea with friends Tobias Rodil and Thiago

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Contact 1: Incredible Space Age City Made From 200,000 LEGO Bricks

Contact 1: Incredible Space Age City Made From 200,000 LEGO Bricks

Contact 1 is the first project in a series that will imaginatively depict the creativity and beauty of intelligent life forms throughout the universe. The futuristic metropolis took a whopping 600 hours

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Vertigo-Inducing Photos of Hong Kong Housing Show Just How Dense It Is

Vertigo-Inducing Photos of Hong Kong Housing Show Just How Dense It Is

Living in Hong Kong, your view is likely not of the ocean, a forest, or even mountains. It's likely of the building across the street with a direct line of site into another family's living room. Packed

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Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

Dutch artist Diet Wiegman makes sculptures out of random pieces of trash and then positions a light in a key spot so as to create a shadow with far more pizzazz than one would initially predict. Some of

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Anton Alvarez’s Wrapping Machine Wraps Waste Wood Furniture with Colorful Thread

Anton Alvarez’s Wrapping Machine Wraps Waste Wood Furniture with Colorful Thread

Anton Alvarez is a Swedish-Chilean designer based in London and Stockholm. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art's Design Products MA, he developed 'Wrapping Machine', a cool contraption that

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Amy Eisenfeld Genser Recreates the Beauty of Underwater Reefs in Paper

Amy Eisenfeld Genser Recreates the Beauty of Underwater Reefs in Paper

Appearing as a coral reef viewed from above, Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates large-scale works that combine sculpture and painting. Some of her pieces can be several feet wide, containing hundreds of paper

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Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

Steven Holl Architects has an incredible installation planned for Milan’s Interni Hybrid Architecture Exhibition. Called INVERSION, the installation consists of six void-cut limestone sculptures made

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Veronika Szalai’s Living Furniture is Made From Woven Willow Trees

Veronika Szalai’s Living Furniture is Made From Woven Willow Trees

Szalai’s Living Furniture offers a cozy respite from a day of trekking. Made from living twigs and branches, the basket chairs leave no footprint on the grounds in which they sit. Szalai prefers

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21-Piece Swing Set “Orchestra” Emits Music and Light as Passersby Play!

21-Piece Swing Set “Orchestra” Emits Music and Light as Passersby Play!

21 Balançoires (21 Swings) from Daily Tous Les Jours on Vimeo. Local collective Daily Tous Les Jours created this unique interactive space for people to exercise and meet others - and they're rewarded

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Centre Pompidou Mobile: Paris Art Museum Goes Nomad in a Traveling Pop-Up Prefab Space!

Centre Pompidou Mobile: Paris Art Museum Goes Nomad in a Traveling Pop-Up Prefab Space!

Lightweight and easily transportable, Centre Pompidou Mobile is an ephemeral building that is currently touring cities in France. Taking inspiration from the circus, the mobile museum consists of three

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Keith Jennings Carves Mysterious Spirits into Living Trees

Keith Jennings Carves Mysterious Spirits into Living Trees

Through his work, Keith Jennings draws a connection between human spirituality and the environment. The serene and wise expressions create an emotional connection to plants that may at first feel distant

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The ‘Invisible Bicycle” is Made From Transparent Plastic Panels

The ‘Invisible Bicycle” is Made From Transparent Plastic Panels

We have seen some neat alternative bicycles out there, but Jimmy Kuehnle’s “Invisible Bicycle” is clearly unique. Everything on the bike is completely transparent except for the chain

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Kiyoshi Mino’s Amazing Felt Sculptures Blow Taxidermy Away

Kiyoshi Mino’s Amazing Felt Sculptures Blow Taxidermy Away

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started with the face in

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Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

Tiny Papercraft Millennium Falcon is Only Half an Inch Long!

Little origami Yoda can now stand in good papercraft company, as sculptor David Canavese has created a miniscule half-inch Millennium Falcon! The San Jose-based artist took eight hours to complete the

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DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut creates amazing hand-cut silhouettes that take the form of butterflies, falcons, and flying balloons. Every piece is cut from a single sheet of paper and the negative spaces create a

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10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in NYC

10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in NYC

A new batch of Nathan Sawaya’s delightful LEGO sculptures recently popped up at New York City’s Openhouse Gallery and we stopped by to take a gander. Unlike some of Sawaya’s previous

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Jeremy Laffon Creates Miniature Buildings from Thousands of Sticks of Chewing Gum

Jeremy Laffon Creates Miniature Buildings from Thousands of Sticks of Chewing Gum

Hollywoodoscopies comprise several elaborate structures that use sticks of chewing gum in completely different ways. While some are composed as sturdy helical towers, others take shape of complex lattice

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Big Air Package: Christo Unveils the World’s Largest Inflated Indoor Sculpture in Germany

Big Air Package: Christo Unveils the World’s Largest Inflated Indoor Sculpture in Germany

Big Air Package is Christo's latest installation, designed and completed entirely after his wife, Jeanne-Claude passed in 2009. It is the largest of the Package projects and considered the largest indoor

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