Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Aspen Mays’ Rainbow Spectrum Book Sculpture Is Inspired by Einstein’s Theories

Aspen Mays’ Rainbow Spectrum Book Sculpture Is Inspired by Einstein’s Theories

We've seen a lot of artwork created from books, but not all of them have such a quirky focus on science. Aspen Mays created this unusual mini-library installation with her colorful rainbow

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Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

We've been fans of Window Farm's edible gardens for long while, and just in time for the holiday season the team has evolved their fantastic gardening systems to create a brand new stand-up

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Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

By pulling apart old televisions and computers (which typically encourage us to 'veg-out'), art director Murilo Melo has created an inspiring series of gym posters that encourage couch potatoes

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Illuminating Light Installations Inspire Visitors in Durham

Illuminating Light Installations Inspire Visitors in Durham

Opening with a lantern procession from local schoolchildren, the magical festival brought together 35 grand artworks which ranged from neon to LED lighting displays. Casting a new light over

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Two Japanese Mountain Villages are Beautiful Examples of Historic Sustainable Architecture

Two Japanese Mountain Villages are Beautiful Examples of Historic Sustainable Architecture

Preserved as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the quiet Japanese villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are a beautiful example of the gasshō-zukuri, or “prayer-hands

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Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

The pair began creating their Songbirds in 2006 and have since transformed a whole range of unexpected relics into these intersting figurative sculptures. Even croquet balls and wheels are given

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Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller created this incredible literary construction made from hundreds of recycled books turned into impromptu bricks. The spines of the books face out to form a

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Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

After eight weeks assembling the piece, sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter are celebrating the success of their fantastic addition to the German capital of culture. The park also throws

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Recycled Computers and Motherboards Transformed into a Massive World Map

Recycled Computers and Motherboards Transformed into a Massive World Map

This incredible world map brings new life to technology that has since gone bust. Recycling old computer motherboards and electrical parts, Susan Stockwell has transformed a bounty of e-waste

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Artist Stephen Williams Creates a Quirky Bike from Two Antique Locked Gates

Artist Stephen Williams Creates a Quirky Bike from Two Antique Locked Gates

This unexpected locked-gate bicycle is an awesome invention by artist Stephen Williams. As fanciful as it is fun, the bike is sculpted from a bizarre combination of objects that give a couple of

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Jim Doran’s Minuscule Dioramas Are Found Hidden Within Sardine Tins

Jim Doran’s Minuscule Dioramas Are Found Hidden Within Sardine Tins

When peeling back the top a sardine can, the last thing you'd expect to find is a beautiful diorama. Contained within an old sardine or mint tin, Jim Doran creates these mini worlds of

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Manoteca Reinvents Aged Wood Doors as Beautiful Desks

Manoteca Reinvents Aged Wood Doors as Beautiful Desks

Manoteca's stunning tables are functional works of art, constructed entirely from abandoned wood doors. Each aged and worn door is reinvented and assembled along with other recycled objects and

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Stuttgart’s Stadtbibliothek Library is a Glowing Rubik’s Cube-Inspired Haven for Readers

Stuttgart’s Stadtbibliothek Library is a Glowing Rubik’s Cube-Inspired Haven for Readers

The structure's facade looks like a formation of colorful glowing cubes, while inside the space contrasts with a simple and minimalist style. In its white, cavernous, window-speckled hall,

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One Way Mobile Outdoor Cinema Is Powered By Solar Panels

One Way Mobile Outdoor Cinema Is Powered By Solar Panels

For moviegoers with an environmental conscience, the One Way Theatre is a brilliant mobile cinema powered entirely by solar panels! Installing four 135-Watt solar panels on the roof of their

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Minale-Maeda’s Furniture Designs Can Be Downloaded as DIY Projects

Minale-Maeda’s Furniture Designs Can Be Downloaded as DIY Projects

Minale-Maeda has created a brilliant set of “downloadable furniture” designs that can be made to order in a range of sizes and materials, cutting down on the need for stores to

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Marleen Jansen’s See-Saw Table Explores Mealtime Manners

Marleen Jansen’s See-Saw Table Explores Mealtime Manners

Dutch designer Marleen Jansen has brought play-time to the dining room with her re-invention of the quintessential playground toy -- the see-saw. The De Tafelwip project is a fun and fanciful

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Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement

Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement

A unique take on the iconic game, the board comes complete with a depiction of Rich Uncle Pennybags, top hat in hand, begging for money. Bankers are presumably represented by the sports car and

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500,000 Cigarettes Used to Create Xu Bing’s Amazing Tiger Skin Rug

500,000 Cigarettes Used to Create Xu Bing’s Amazing Tiger Skin Rug

This installation is just one part of the prolific artist's Tobacco Project which examines the culture and production of tobacco from the perspective of this contemporary Chinese artist. Laid

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Álvaro Siza’s Renovated Carlos Ramos Pavilion is a Contemplative Studio for Architecture Students

Álvaro Siza’s Renovated Carlos Ramos Pavilion is a Contemplative Studio for Architecture Students

The restored two-storey building began its life as an architecture school in the Portuguese port town. The buildings are now arranged with a shared courtyard in the center and large windows

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Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels

Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels

This brilliant Bufalino Camper is a minature home that's perfect for the minimalist voyager seeking to lead a contemporary nomadic lifestyle. The compact vehicle is kitted out with all of the

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CARTONLANDIA: Incredible Cardboard City Made From Hundreds of Recycled Cards and Photographs

CARTONLANDIA: Incredible Cardboard City Made From Hundreds of Recycled Cards and Photographs

Capturing the layered architecture reminiscent of shantytowns built into many cities across Latin America, Serrano uses a vibrant combination of cardboard and photography to create this huge

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Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

Camping season may be officially over, but perhaps this awesome expandable decagon tent could tempt urbanites to venture into the wild during the rainy season. These cool adaptable tents can be

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Christian DuCharme Turns Plastic Spoons and Paper Cups Into Atmospheric Lamps

Christian DuCharme Turns Plastic Spoons and Paper Cups Into Atmospheric Lamps

Spotted by CollabCubed on the streets of New York, this custom built lamp is the fantastic creation of designer Christian DuCharme. DuCharme has made an art out of repurposing paper cups,

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Immense Cow Sculptures Made From Recycled Car Parts by Miina Äkkijyrkkä

Immense Cow Sculptures Made From Recycled Car Parts by Miina Äkkijyrkkä

The award-winning artist has been working with cows and studying art for almost 50 years. It is no wonder then that she has fused both worlds to create these immense scrap metal structures.

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Tree of Life Poster Takes Shape With Thousands of Minuscule Animals

Tree of Life Poster Takes Shape With Thousands of Minuscule Animals

This beautiful Tree of Life poster is more than what first meets the eye. The incredibly detailed offset lithograph print represents the rings of a tree, which come to life with the minuscule

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Transforming Crates Unfold to Reveal Incredible Furniture Sets and Foosball Table

Transforming Crates Unfold to Reveal Incredible Furniture Sets and Foosball Table

Inspired while unpacking artwork from shipping crates in Milan, the Beijing-based artist began designing her furniture range to embody unusual forms, yet remain adaptable. A graduate from

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Beehive-Shaped Honey Lampshade Made From Eco-Friendly Felt

Beehive-Shaped Honey Lampshade Made From Eco-Friendly Felt

This flat-pack Honey Lampshade by The Small Green Company features a beautiful beehive-inspired form that settles into its full shape after hanging for a few days. The lampshade is made from

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Amazing Record-Playing Bicycle Blasts Music as You Pedal

Amazing Record-Playing Bicycle Blasts Music as You Pedal

The collaborative team consists of Merel Slootheer, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong. Working together they dreamt up a way to combine their skills in graphics, illustration and industrial

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Boards and Beans Constructs Unique Furniture with Reclaimed Teak Wood

Boards and Beans Constructs Unique Furniture with Reclaimed Teak Wood

Specializing in unique pieces of furniture made from reclaimed teak wood, Boards and Beans keep sustainability at the heart of their workshop. Their range of furniture keeps a focus on what

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H Comma’s Ceramic Cone Lights Look Like Luminous Periscopes

H Comma’s Ceramic Cone Lights Look Like Luminous Periscopes

This modern Cone Light by design studio H Comma grabbed our attention with its quirky shape and immaculate smooth ceramic surface. Unveiled at this years 100% Design in London, the cone-shaped

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