Art

Swirling LED Lights Kick Off the Holiday Season in the Streets of Madrid

Swirling LED Lights Kick Off the Holiday Season in the Streets of Madrid

Several celebrated artists and other creatives will brighten up Madrid's festive season this year, but Sapey was responsible for transforming Serrano Street - one of the city's lease charismatic areas

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Chop Stick: Visiondivision Unveils Swing Set and Visitor Kiosk Made From a Single 100-Foot-Tall Tree

Chop Stick: Visiondivision Unveils Swing Set and Visitor Kiosk Made From a Single 100-Foot-Tall Tree

Visiondivision used a 100 foot yellow poplar - Indiana’s state tree - as the foundation for the concession stand, which is dubbed “Chopstick.” The tree was carefully stripped of its bark, which was

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Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

These aren't your grandmother's shag carpets - Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the

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Artist Chris Maynard Creates Flocks of Birds Out of Individual Feathers

Artist Chris Maynard Creates Flocks of Birds Out of Individual Feathers

Olympia, Washington-based artist Chris Maynard uses individual feathers to create images of large flocks of birds. Using eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers to cut and carve the

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Nirit Levav Creates Sculptures of Man’s Best Friend from Upcycled Bike Chains

Nirit Levav Creates Sculptures of Man’s Best Friend from Upcycled Bike Chains

Levav makes the regular rounds of bike shops and motor garages, finding beauty in the disused and rusted metal components that the shops tend to throw away. The artist collects and sorts these cast off

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Thibault Malet Carves Iconic LEGO Man from Sustainable Wood

Thibault Malet Carves Iconic LEGO Man from Sustainable Wood

Malet’s “LEGO en Bois” toys were lovingly hand made, from the carving of each part, down to the stamping of the packaging. The Montpelier, France based designer also recycled all of the waste made

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Gary Card’s Electric Christmas Tree is Made from Recycled Chevy Volt Parts!

Gary Card’s Electric Christmas Tree is Made from Recycled Chevy Volt Parts!

The electric Chevy Volt may be a pretty cool green ride - but did you know it also makes a great Christmas Tree? Engadget reports that Vauxhaull, the British subsidiary of General Motors, is celebrating

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‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

Under the Canopy is a low-impact and sustainable pavilion designed and built for the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Gardens. Conceived by students from the Manchester School of Architecture, the

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Clement Briend Projects Digital Deities Onto Trees in Cambodia

Clement Briend Projects Digital Deities Onto Trees in Cambodia

French photographer and founder of the Politics Illuminations Group has been projecting and photographing his artwork since 2008. Using the large scale installations as a free expression of public art, he

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Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi

Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi

Bulgarian environmental artist Christo has draped an inexplicable array of landscapes and objects in a distinctive orange hue since the 1960s - but few of his installations have been as conceptually

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Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Sitting at the main entrance of Eindhoven’s Katrina Kerk cathedral (chosen because churches are strong symbols of communicating and transmitting messages to millions of people) Carbonell’s social

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Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

For the Ballroom installation commissioned by the Federation Square Creative Program to promote public art at the 3.2 hectare mixed-use space near Melbourne's busiest railway station, Dougherty turned to

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Yusuke Oono’s Palm-Sized Book is a Fairytale Told in 360 Degrees

Yusuke Oono’s Palm-Sized Book is a Fairytale Told in 360 Degrees

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there must be volumes inside this tiny booklet by Yusuke Oono. The Germany-based Japanese architect created this incredible 360 degree picture book using a

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The Bao House is a Tricycle-Powered Mobile Home That Pedals Around Beijing

The Bao House is a Tricycle-Powered Mobile Home That Pedals Around Beijing

Able to float through the streets like a cloud, the Bao House was created for the Get it Louder 2012 exhibition of art in Beijing. Prompted to design a human powered mobile living space, dot Architects

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Serbian Park Becomes Greener with Solar-Powered Charging Station

Serbian Park Becomes Greener with Solar-Powered Charging Station

The Black Tree was conceived as an artificial tree, and it follows the lines of a real tree as it stands 4.5 meters tall and almost 3.5 meters long. People in Tašmajdan Park have the opportunity to take

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Matthew Carden’s Food Art Provides Food For Thought

Matthew Carden’s Food Art Provides Food For Thought

Photographer Matthew Carden’s incredible “Small World” food photography offers an entirely new perspective on the foods we consume, interspersing tiny figures amid towering broccoli

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Mine Kafon: Wind-Propelled Bamboo Sphere Designed to Clear Landmines

Mine Kafon: Wind-Propelled Bamboo Sphere Designed to Clear Landmines

The toys Massoud and his brother Mahmud built as children were created from a variety of  found materials, but all were propelled by the desert’s string winds. For his final project at the Design

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Michael Velliquette Transforms Cut Paper into Sculptural Human Forms

Michael Velliquette Transforms Cut Paper into Sculptural Human Forms

The Oresteia was written in the fifth century by Aeschylus and addresses imagery of brutality, sorrow and revenge. Using only paper, ink, graphite and acrylic, Velliquette has turned the gallery into a

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Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

The insects and arthropods are assembled from various sections of the salvaged devices, and are built up over several hours. Gershenson-Gates reuses the gears, straps, and springs from watches and

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Maarten Bass Wows Dutch Design Week With a Crashed Van Full of Treasures

Maarten Bass Wows Dutch Design Week With a Crashed Van Full of Treasures

Maarten Baas was born in Germany but grew up in The Netherlands, graduating from the renowned Design Academy of Eindhoven. He is well known for his Smoke Series, for which he literally burned iconic

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CANLOVE Upcycles Cast Off Spray Cans Into Gorgeous Sculptures and Paintings

CANLOVE Upcycles Cast Off Spray Cans Into Gorgeous Sculptures and Paintings

Dedicated to graffiti art in all its forms, each member of CANLOVE believes in a cradle to grave model for their art. Disused spray cans litter the streets around prime street art areas, some still filled

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Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Angel of Light is constructed from around 50,000 CDs which were placed in a circle in front of the house as a dazzling entrance hall. The installation was outlined with battery-operated LED candle

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Feast on Fantastical Food Art Landscapes for Thanksgiving!

Feast on Fantastical Food Art Landscapes for Thanksgiving!

Each shot takes several days to build, shoot, and correct in post-production. Since food, as you know, perishes, the sets have to be built in layers-- otherwise the cilantro trees wilt before the garlic

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Sander Wassink’s Recycled Scrap Chairs Are in Constant Mutation

Sander Wassink’s Recycled Scrap Chairs Are in Constant Mutation

Sander Wassink‘s “State of Transience” project was inspired by Heraclitus’ quote on perfection: “Nothing is permanent except change”. The Design Academy of Eindhoven graduate uses

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Caleb Charland Takes Incredible Photograph of an Orange-Powered Battery

Caleb Charland Takes Incredible Photograph of an Orange-Powered Battery

Nobody makes renewable energy look as beautiful or curious as Caleb Charland. A professional photographer whose work is displayed in collections throughout the globe, Charland has been working on a series

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Mind-Blowing LEGO Temple Folds Together Like a Pop-Up Book!

Mind-Blowing LEGO Temple Folds Together Like a Pop-Up Book!

LEGO bricks were some of our favorite toys as children - hidden in those brightly-colored blocks was the potential to build practically anything, so long as that something involved a lot of right angles.

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Silo 468 is a Wind-Controlled LED Light Installation in an Abandoned Helsinki Oil Silo

Silo 468 is a Wind-Controlled LED Light Installation in an Abandoned Helsinki Oil Silo

Silo 468 was originally built in the 1960s and it used to store 16,000 m3 of oil - but it has now been transformed into a wind-controlled lighting installation. Located on the water in the

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