Art

Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

Beijing’s Cola-Bow Turns 17,000 Plastic Coke Bottles Into a Curvaceous Shelter

As its name suggests, Penda's fantastic plastic arch was designed for Coca-Cola China (unfortunately and ironically). The creative studio collected used bottles from universities around Beijing to make

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Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Perhaps the most badass villain in this universe is Darth Vader, and that's the reason why DIYers have created so many projects revolving around this Star Wars bad guy. Above is one creation that turns

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Jim Denevan’s Ephemeral Sand Illustrations Briefly Decorate Californian Beaches

Jim Denevan’s Ephemeral Sand Illustrations Briefly Decorate Californian Beaches

Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Denevan's art brings an appreciation for natural environments and the passage of time. His large-scale drawings have been accomplished on ice, earth, and now sand. Using a rake or

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Ole Ukena’s Barbed Wire Rainbow Asks You to Look, But Not Touch

Ole Ukena’s Barbed Wire Rainbow Asks You to Look, But Not Touch

At first glance, the piece “Protected Paradise” looks like a typical, even child-like rainbow. But take a closer look and the rainbow’s innocence fades just as quickly as a real one does after a

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EcoSmart World’s Refillable Markers Won’t Make Your Kid Funny in the Head on Art Days

EcoSmart World’s Refillable Markers Won’t Make Your Kid Funny in the Head on Art Days

Remember when you were a kid and the worst thing about art day was those terrible Magic Markers. They gave you all those crappy off colors, smelled funny, and scratched terribly against paper when they

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Knitted Replicas of Forest Fungi Help Fabric Artist Commune with Nature

Knitted Replicas of Forest Fungi Help Fabric Artist Commune with Nature

When's the last time you got up close and personal with a mushroom? Or stopped to consider the beauty of fungus growing from the base of a tree? For Leigh Martin, an Oklahoma fiber artist and

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

New Yorkers who weren't able to catch the mysterious, floating Harvest Dome before it crashed into Riker's Island now have a second chance to view it. Harvest Dome 2.0 is a new, improved version of the

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Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

The awesome bike-mounted parks were the brainchild of Rebar Group’s John Bela and N55’s Till Wolfer, who sought to find a new way to engage the community with public art and the power of the bicycle.

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New 3D Printing SwissPen Lets You Draw Any Design You Can Imagine

New 3D Printing SwissPen Lets You Draw Any Design You Can Imagine

Move over Swiss Army Knife, there's a new tool in town. Hot on the heels of the 3Doodler, hailed as the world's first 3D printing pen, is a new hand-held 3D printer called the SwissPen. Like its

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LED Fish Bellies Celebrate Biological and Human Diversity in Texas

LED Fish Bellies Celebrate Biological and Human Diversity in Texas

The fish bellies installed on campus are made with layers of frosted acrylic. During the day they are translucent but at night they are illuminated with a rich palette of colored LED lights. The

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Vote Now in SXSW Eco’s “Place By Design” Competition!

Vote Now in SXSW Eco’s “Place By Design” Competition!

Today, SXSW Eco’s first ever Place by Design Competition will be live and open to public vote. The competition, launched last month, honors visionary design work that produces positive community impact

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FABnyc’s 12×12 Pop-Up Project Brings Art to the Public Al Fresco-Style

FABnyc’s 12×12 Pop-Up Project Brings Art to the Public Al Fresco-Style

FABnyc, in partnership with the World Policy Institute, NYC Parks, and First Street Green, present WPI’s installation of The 12x12 Project at First Park in Manhattan’s East Village. This year's 12x12

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Andy Goldsworthy Uses Natural Materials to Make Ephemeral Art Installations at the Presidio in San Francisco

Andy Goldsworthy Uses Natural Materials to Make Ephemeral Art Installations at the Presidio in San Francisco

Andy Goldsworthy is a world-renowned artist, known for constructing complex and elaborate site-specific sculptures from natural materials. He has produced works using everything from icicles and mud to

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Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

Funded by the City of Melbourne's 2013 Arts Grant Program, Airborne is a wonderful addition to Australia's second largest city's skyline. Made with recycled bicycle wheels and a bit of wire and adorned

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Artist Natsuko Kogure Creates Over 600 Colorful Octopi From Recycled Newspaper

Artist Natsuko Kogure Creates Over 600 Colorful Octopi From Recycled Newspaper

Kogure recently exhibited over 600 of her bright, whimsical octopi at Gallery Le Bain. Each of her marvelous mollusks is composed of recycled newspaper and carries a unique expression, color palette, and

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VIDEO: Voice Tunnel Illuminates Inside of NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel with Interactive Light Show

VIDEO: Voice Tunnel Illuminates Inside of NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel with Interactive Light Show

While it may look like the inside of a 90s nightclub, the stroberiffic scene you see above is actually the inside of New York City's Park Avenue Tunnel. This Saturday, the 17th, will be the final time

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Tomas Saraceno’s Solar Bell Sculpture Explores the Concept of Flying Buildings

Tomas Saraceno’s Solar Bell Sculpture Explores the Concept of Flying Buildings

The Solar Bell sculpture follows a series of work through which Saraceno explored the concept of levitating buildings and the interplay between wind and sound. His Cloud City project - a network of

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Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

Artist Chris Godfrey is fed up with processed food. As a commentary on the state of our food system, Godfrey created a 12-course meal from local, organic and artisanal food - and then he packed it into a

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Artist Etches Beautiful Beach Calligraphy into South African Sands

Artist Etches Beautiful Beach Calligraphy into South African Sands

Andrew van der Merwe says that he is particularly interested in pre-colonia and colonial script, and that most of his beach art is an assemblage of meaningless symbols and words. There's even a word for

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Australia’s Enchanting Pod Playground is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings

Australia’s Enchanting Pod Playground is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings

Recently opened in Canberra, this magnificent playground is meant to be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The playground draws its forms directly from the trees of the arboretum, and the structures

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Endless Stair Installation Outside Tate Modern in London Can Be Continuously Reconfigured

Endless Stair Installation Outside Tate Modern in London Can Be Continuously Reconfigured

The surreal Endless Stair installation is a hardwood structure designed for this year’s London Design Festival. Commissioned by AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) and designed in collaboration

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Jillian Salik Carves Ornate Baroque Frames from Cardboard

Jillian Salik Carves Ornate Baroque Frames from Cardboard

The Baroque period is known for its hugely ornate, filigreed adornments in its architecture and interiors. The time and skilled craftsmanship required to create the flowers, leaves, and scrolls is

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Crochet Queen Olek Yarn Bombs Entire Train in Just Two Days

Crochet Queen Olek Yarn Bombs Entire Train in Just Two Days

Photo by Olek Polish-born Olek is internationally acclaimed for her large-scale artworks and is most notable for crocheting her entire studio apartment, her full-body yarn suits, and for stitching a

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Kerry Miller Dissects Antique Books in Order to Release the Images Inside

Kerry Miller Dissects Antique Books in Order to Release the Images Inside

Books may soon be seen as bygone relics of the past. Libraries are going digital, and novels and textbooks are increasingly finding themselves represented on tablets and computers. In order to reimagine

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Artists Repurpose SRAM Bike Parts into Fantastical Sculptures to Benefit Charity

Artists Repurpose SRAM Bike Parts into Fantastical Sculptures to Benefit Charity

The SRAM pART Project in Park City, UT is the fourth incarnation of the bike part sculpture charity auction, which was also held in Chicago, New York City, and Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

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Mark Powell Creates Incredible Illustrations on Found Love Letters and Newspapers from Centuries Ago

Mark Powell Creates Incredible Illustrations on Found Love Letters and Newspapers from Centuries Ago

Currently on show at Hang-Up Gallery in London, Drawing on History is the enigmatic exhibition of artist Mark Powell. Using nothing but a simple Biro pen, Powell creates incredibly detailed portraits of

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Ralf Sander’s World Saving Machine Uses Solar Energy to Create Ice!

Ralf Sander’s World Saving Machine Uses Solar Energy to Create Ice!

The World Saving Machine III is an incredible sculpture that transforms solar energy into ice – literally, as well as (on a larger scale) metaphorically. The project was installed at the Seoul Museum of

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A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

What can you make out of 900 meters of split bamboo, 600 meters of black rope and 300 meters of damaged bicycle tires collected from the local stores? The Favelous team made a pop-up restaurant in

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Snugbury’s Ice Cream Constructs a Giant Straw Bale Dalek in the UK

Snugbury’s Ice Cream Constructs a Giant Straw Bale Dalek in the UK

Nerd Alert! Doctor Who fanatics know it's the 50th Anniversary of the Doctor traveling through time to save the world. And what better way to celebrate than to build a giant working Dalek. For years,

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LightRails: Dark Alabama Underpass Springs to Life With a Rainbow of LED Lights

LightRails: Dark Alabama Underpass Springs to Life With a Rainbow of LED Lights

The 18th Street underpass features delicate Art Deco architectural details, and passes through the popular Railroad Park in Birmingham. It connects two major areas of the city, the Parks District and the

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