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Chinese Counterfeiters Copy Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Rubber Duck Across China

Chinese Counterfeiters Copy Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Rubber Duck Across China

China's copycat architecture trend has already been well documented - but we never expected the country's imitators to start replicating gigantic rubber ducks! Florentijn Hofman's giant, inflatable yellow

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Glowing Light Installation at Vivid Sydney 2013 is Made from 200 Traffic Cones

Glowing Light Installation at Vivid Sydney 2013 is Made from 200 Traffic Cones

The installation is the brainchild of a team of nine designers from Woods Bagot’s Sydney studio who built it using the simple geometry of a sphere and adding interactive elements that made it take a

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Ai Weiwei Unveils Staggering Tower of 886 Repurposed Stools at the Venice Biennale

Ai Weiwei Unveils Staggering Tower of 886 Repurposed Stools at the Venice Biennale

The three-legged stools hanging every which way in Weiwei’s “Bang” are from an era of craftsmanship that has since been eclipsed by the modern industrial age. Once made by hand from wood, the stools

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Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Acrojou, 'The Wheel House' from Acrojou on Vimeo. Acrojou was formed in 2006 by artistic directors Jeni Barnard and Barney White. The Wheel House is one of the duo's six shows that incorporate circus,

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Artist James Turrell is Transforming an Extinct Volcano Into a Naked Eye Observatory

Artist James Turrell is Transforming an Extinct Volcano Into a Naked Eye Observatory

"I am making spaces that will engage celestial events," Turrell explains of his work. He sees his efforts at Roden Crater as belonging to a tradition that spans the breadth of human history; one that

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Thomas Poulsom Makes Wonderful North American Birds Using LEGO Bricks

Thomas Poulsom Makes Wonderful North American Birds Using LEGO Bricks

Among Poulsom’s amazing creations made from the famous Danish blocks is Arnie, a flying American robin. Benny is the LEGO image of the black-crested titmouse standing still on a “wooden” branch. A

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David Emitt Adams Places Tintype Images on Cans Collected from the Desert Floor

David Emitt Adams Places Tintype Images on Cans Collected from the Desert Floor

Born in Yuma, Arizona in 1980, Adams had never fully experienced the iconic West as it was before roads and urban sprawl. "This notion of land untouched by the hand of man is so foreign it might as

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He’s Back! World’s Largest Rubber Duck Floats Again After Springing a Leak in Hong Kong

He’s Back! World’s Largest Rubber Duck Floats Again After Springing a Leak in Hong Kong

Florentijn Hofman's lucky rubber duck is making a world-wide tour, having already hit Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paolo and Amsterdam. The 54 foot yellow duck was welcomed into Hong Kong on May 2nd with open arms

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Bradley Hart Creates Hyper-Realistic Portraits by Injecting Recycled Bubble Wrap with Paint

Bradley Hart Creates Hyper-Realistic Portraits by Injecting Recycled Bubble Wrap with Paint

Where most people see packing material to be discarded after use, artist Bradley Hart sees a blank canvas waiting to be filled with pops of color. The New York-based Toronto native has been creating

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Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

A freeway overpass is not the first place you would think to look for innovative art. But if you happen to be Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, the freeway overpass is a natural canvas for industrial

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D-torso Unveils Giant 3D Dinosaur Made from Laser-Cut Cardboard

D-torso Unveils Giant 3D Dinosaur Made from Laser-Cut Cardboard

This year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, something menacing was lurking among the tables and chairs. D-torso unveiled a giant 3D Velociraptor made completely from cardboard! Standing a

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ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

Digital cameras have revolutionized the art of photography. Gone are hours in a darkroom, film, and treasured cameras passed down from one shutterbug to another. Slovenian industrial designer and artist

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Ballroom Luminoso: San Antonio Freeway Underpass Transformed Into a Beautiful Gathering Space

Ballroom Luminoso: San Antonio Freeway Underpass Transformed Into a Beautiful Gathering Space

Ballroom Luminoso, a new public artwork by Joe O’Connell + Blessing Hancock, was recently installed in a freeway underpass in San Antonio, TX. Composed of six brilliantly lit, color-changing

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The Sugar Lab 3D Prints Sweet Geometric Sculptures From Sugar

The Sugar Lab 3D Prints Sweet Geometric Sculptures From Sugar

Founded by husband and wife team in Silver Lake, California, the Sugar Lab began as a novel way to produce a birthday cake for a friend that did not have to be baked in an oven. With a background in

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Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled

Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled

It's Friday, which means many of us are just counting the minutes until happy hour. After enjoying a bottle of wine, it's always a bit sad to dump the bottle in the recycling bin. Although there are

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Didier Muller’s Livre Exchange is a Free Urban Library that Promotes Access to Books

Didier Muller’s Livre Exchange is a Free Urban Library that Promotes Access to Books

The Livre Exchange is a free library designed by Didier Muller of the French design collective House Work that lets passers-by exchange books for free. The project was unveiled at the International

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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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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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