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Natural wooden skateboard is not barking up the wrong tree

Natural wooden skateboard is not barking up the wrong tree

French artist Mr. Plant has unveiled a built-to-scale skateboard from natural wood, including a bark overlay on the underside. Mr. Plant, also known as Christophe Guinet, designed this rustic deck for his

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo. A recent federal district court case pitted his proposed

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VIDEO: Artists transform plants into an amazing “Bioluminescent Forest”

VIDEO: Artists transform plants into an amazing “Bioluminescent Forest”

http://vimeo.com/115082758 A multimedia artist, an animator, and a movie producer have teamed up to make an enchanting short film around the ability that some organisms have to produce light. Tarek

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Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

A Dutch designer has created a lamp that needs no electricity: it consists of a glass tube filled with bioluminescent bacteria taken from octopuses and suspended in a saltwater solution. All it needs in

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Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Milkovisch was born during the Depression, so was taught at a young age to always reuse and repurpose whatever was brought into the house. Saving old cans in the attic, he got the idea to repurpose them

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Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

When heavy metals leach out of Ohio's abandoned coal mines, the sulfide minerals acidify the water and turn streams into sites of slimy toxic sludge, killing fish and destroying ecosystems. Ohio

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Edouard Martinet’s enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

Edouard Martinet’s enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

  The French artist created his jolly running ostrich by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a welding iron. His pigeon and a very cute robin sculpture

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The tallest building on Earth will host the world’s largest LED light show on New Year’s Eve

The tallest building on Earth will host the world’s largest LED light show on New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve, Downtown Dubai will host an epic celebration, featuring fireworks, lasers, lights, and an illuminated LED screen wrapped around the sides of the world’s tallest building. The

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Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

  Here at Inhabitat, we're fortunate enough to be able to write about some truly spectacular topics, and occasionally we also have the opportunity to travel around and take great photos to

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Inhabitat’s top 6 art stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 art stories of 2014

People have been creating art to inspire and communicate ideas to one another since we first put handprints on cave walls, and here at Inhabitat, we've been fortunate enough to discover some of the most

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Artist Li Hongbo carves butcher’s knife blades into delicate nature scenes

Artist Li Hongbo carves butcher’s knife blades into delicate nature scenes

At first glance, Hongbo’s sculptural scenes appear to be made of a soft or thin material such as paper, like his other sculptures. However, closer inspection reveals the artist’s incredible feat of

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River map shows which way every river in the US flows

River map shows which way every river in the US flows

Andrew Hill created this mind-blowing map of the rivers of the continental United States, colored according to the direction in which they flow. Hill, of Vizzuality, used the the CartoDB platform and the

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Art gallery Tate ordered to disclose BP sponsorship details

Art gallery Tate ordered to disclose BP sponsorship details

UK art organization Tate has been ordered by an informational tribunal to release details of the sponsorship they received from oil giant BP from 1990-2006. Environmental campaigner Brendan Montague,

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Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Inspired by an interest in architecture, the artistic duo took gingerbread houses to a whole new level by reinventing famous architectural images using candy. The malleable and sticky medium posed

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Consumerist Christmas Tree uses 2,000 plastic bags to make you rethink holiday shopping

Consumerist Christmas Tree uses 2,000 plastic bags to make you rethink holiday shopping

This December marks the second year in a row that Luzinterruptus has installed the Consumerist Christmas Tree. The first installation in 2013 had been located in the English city of Durham for the Lumiere

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Amazing photos capture the magic of Slovenia’s startling ice formations

Amazing photos capture the magic of Slovenia’s startling ice formations

When Marko Korošec got the opportunity to climb Mount Javornik he didn't hesitate to take it. The monumental elevation is part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia and the location of a popular ski

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Budapest’s Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood that will be donated after the holidays

Budapest’s Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood that will be donated after the holidays

Built over the course of five days, the Charity Tree was created by Hello Wood in collaboration with Design Terminal and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid. White paint was applied to the circular faces of

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The WiVes’ Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

The WiVes’ Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

New York City-based designer J. S. Nero created the WiVes' Table, a versatile coffee table that can be set up in a variety of different styles. The designer heat-bent an equilateral steel triangle into a

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Crumpled paper transforms a gallery into grotto-like Yorunoma bar in Japan

Crumpled paper transforms a gallery into grotto-like Yorunoma bar in Japan

Located in the Abeno-Ku ward of Osaka, the grotto-like Yorunoma bar sat in what was originally a common, blank gallery space. With the help of local residents, the clever desigers created the

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 cool crafts to make with your home printer

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 cool crafts to make with your home printer

Have you considered using your printer as a crafting tool? Whether you're scrambling for some last-minute holiday decor ideas, or are looking for some unique, crafty gifts to make, your printer can

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Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art

Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art

Racial tensions following the trial of the white police officer that put six bullets into an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown escalated into riots that flooded the streets of Ferguson.

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Video: Mona Caron’s blooming murals pay homage to resilient weeds

Video: Mona Caron’s blooming murals pay homage to resilient weeds

Using both on-site animations and murals, Mona Caron highlights the resilience of urban weeds. Born in Switzerland and based in San Francisco, the artist cares for all those beings "who no one made room

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Kinematope installation turns Parisian railway station into a trippy science fiction world

Kinematope installation turns Parisian railway station into a trippy science fiction world

http://vimeo.com/113798262 A fantastic light installation by artist Pablo Valbuena lit up the Nuit Blanche festival in Paris using light projectors, sounds systems and architecture to create a trippy

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A brilliant rainbow lights up Amsterdam Central Station

A brilliant rainbow lights up Amsterdam Central Station

Daan Roosegaarde's site-specific rainbow was installed last Thursday, just in time for the holiday rush at the highly-trafficked Amsterdam Central Station, which sees approximately 50 million people a

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Zaria Forman finger draws stunning photorealistic scenes of climate change

Zaria Forman finger draws stunning photorealistic scenes of climate change

Forman began capturing the wonder of the waterways around the world early in life after traveling to remote landscapes with her family. Inspired by the beauty of nature, the artist began to draw the

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HOW TO: Make a stunning wooden table with glow-in-the-dark resin infill

HOW TO: Make a stunning wooden table with glow-in-the-dark resin infill

To make this brilliant design you first need to get a piece of rugged wood. Mike uses 'pecky cypress,' which is naturally damaged by a fungi that causes cavities, but any uneven type of timber will

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Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high canyon

Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high canyon

Andy Lewis, an avid slackliner who once performed in a Super Bowl Halftime Show, envisioned the ‘Mothership Space Net Penthouse’.  A spider-web-like hammock, this intricate art-piece took 50 people

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Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

The origami master began folding at an early age, getting hooked at age five before developing a lifelong habit of making origami. At 10 he was already creating original origami designs, and then began

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Dutch studios RAAAF and Studio Frank Havermans build ominous futuristic mobile shelter in the name of peace

Dutch studios RAAAF and Studio Frank Havermans build ominous futuristic mobile shelter in the name of peace

Secret Operation 610 resembles a stealth aircraft but is completely flightless. Built within an old military airbase called Airbase Soesterberg, its monstrous design revives the dark atmosphere of

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Mischer’traxler unveils blooming kinetic installation at Design Miami

Mischer’traxler unveils blooming kinetic installation at Design Miami

The Viennese designers find inspiration from vegetables and other plants. Their latest project included two mirrors with Art Nouveau-inspired botanical forms around their perimeter and trailing across

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