Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beautiful Sculptures Inspired by Nature

The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beautiful Sculptures Inspired by Nature

Ryan and Trevor Oakes model their matchstick artworks on "iterative structures" that surround us in the physical world. Within their work they try to present a sense of these continuous

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Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

We showcased Agency of Design's prototype cO2 card in the past, and the firm just played a winning hand by launching a full suite of Energy Trumps! The deck of cards aims to help designers and

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TT Architects Transform a Former Coffee-Roasting House in Japan into a Creative Office

TT Architects Transform a Former Coffee-Roasting House in Japan into a Creative Office

The former coffee-roasting building in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has been entirely remodeled within the original shell of the structure. With a variety of spaces such as individual desks

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Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Situated in the middle of a bustling plaza and surrounded by apartment buildings, the concrete construction is a colossal cube monument that transforms the area. With the two cinema screens

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Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

For the Grindbakken pits' first temporary activity, Rotor came up with the idea of framing several parts of the concrete, as opposed to painting them. Their concept adapts and reuses what

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen's Transformation House is designed to be constructed from lightweight steel and partially clad with photovoltaic cells to power the structure using sunlight. Its playful and

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Rodero Beggiao Architects Designs a Mobile Pavilion for a World Class Travelling Chef

Rodero Beggiao Architects Designs a Mobile Pavilion for a World Class Travelling Chef

Rodero Beggiao Architects designed an innovative mobile pavilion for a travelling chef. As it is still in the early stages of development, the architecture studio hasn't given away too many

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Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Artist Corey Thomas created this awe-inspiring "Spinifex" sculpture from branches and plant material salvaged from local trees, and the gigantic dandelion-like form was recently installed in the

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Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store recently launched this series of upcycled cameras and stands -- a quirky collection of cameras that have been transformed into camera art installations. The designs, formed

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‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

Blake Chamberlain is the brains behind this fantastic project 'Waste Not Want Not', a vegetative grow wall created out of discarded materials. The concept takes plastic water bottles and wooden

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Project Pressure’s Breathtaking Photos Document the Decline of the World’s Glaciers

Project Pressure’s Breathtaking Photos Document the Decline of the World’s Glaciers

A professional photographer by trade, Klaus states that it is important that Project Pressure does not make any predictions. Instead, they base their work on scientific evidence about how fast

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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

This classic Acapulco Chair - a celebrated 1950’s design - has been re-imagined by The Common Project with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair

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Nicholas Feldmeyer Transforms Buildings into Creative Art Installations

Nicholas Feldmeyer Transforms Buildings into Creative Art Installations

This style is common in the Swiss architect's work, in which he molds what is already established to create something new, yet temporary. Within London's Christ Church Spitalfields Crypt,

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Villa921: Harunatsu Archi’s Storm-proof Tropical Island Bungalow is Designed to Last

Villa921: Harunatsu Archi’s Storm-proof Tropical Island Bungalow is Designed to Last

Harunatsu Archi's Villa921 is situated four hours away from Tokyo in a breathtaking natural park that looks like an exotic paradise - complete with rainforest and swamp areas. Since the region

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Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen's art installations are enchanting and imaginative, transforming the most banal objects into works of art. What makes his work even more interesting and mysterious is that

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Colossal Tiger Made From Reclaimed Timber Springs to Life in Hungary

Colossal Tiger Made From Reclaimed Timber Springs to Life in Hungary

This giant timber tiger by Gabor Szoke leaped into life during the ‘Hello Wood’ art camp in Hungary, which brought 200 young designers and architects together to form projects for eight

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rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are

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Willem Heeffer Repurposes 36 Oil Cans into Stylish Lamps at the Midhill Restaurant in Helsinki

Willem Heeffer Repurposes 36 Oil Cans into Stylish Lamps at the Midhill Restaurant in Helsinki

Designer Willem Heeffer transformed 36 oil cans into a fantastic series of lights for a new restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. After salvaging the drums from a local oil recycling center, Heeffer

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Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations

Lewis’s work takes care not to permanently affect the environment, and each of the blue cotton prints can be removed, to create a dazzling—yet temporary—intervention into the landscape.

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Adrien Rovero Gives Salvaged Ski Gondolas a Second Life as Unique Rocking Chairs

Adrien Rovero Gives Salvaged Ski Gondolas a Second Life as Unique Rocking Chairs

These stylish rocking chairs are crafted from salvaged ski gondolas by Adrien Rovero. The chairs, dubbed ‘Rock’, are part of a larger project organized by Mountain Climbers, a group which

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TAAT’s Temporary Khor I Theater is a Meditative Building Inspired by a Bamboo Forest

TAAT’s Temporary Khor I Theater is a Meditative Building Inspired by a Bamboo Forest

Architect Berg Horemans of TAAT said that the Khor I theater is designed to be intimate yet open to the public. The space was established to invite guests to create their own performance by

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site

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Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

As well as creating a beautiful home, Dwelling in Etura was designed to help residents reduce their energy consumption. As such, the architecture studio incorporated an insulating green roof,

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Street Artist ‘Bored’ Leaves Life-Size Monopoly Pieces on the Streets of Chicago

Street Artist ‘Bored’ Leaves Life-Size Monopoly Pieces on the Streets of Chicago

A few months back, life-size monopoly pieces were spotted on the streets of Chicago by Christopher Jobson of Colossal. After some delving, the work was attributed to a street artist known as

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Signicase Launches New iPhone 4 Wooden Cases For Natural Protection for Your Phone!

Signicase Launches New iPhone 4 Wooden Cases For Natural Protection for Your Phone!

These cool smart phone cases from Signicase are made entirely out of natural wood, and promise to protect your phone as well as the environment! Crafted from eco-friendly materials, the cases

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IAAC’s Stunning Solar-Powered Endesa Pavilion Soaks Up the Sun in Barcelona

IAAC’s Stunning Solar-Powered Endesa Pavilion Soaks Up the Sun in Barcelona

The triangular sections optimize the efficiency of the solar panels, which vary in size and can be adjusted depending on the direction of the sun. Through this strategic system Iaac ensured that

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Chris Jordan Documents the Devastating Impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Wildlife

Chris Jordan Documents the Devastating Impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Wildlife

Midway is a visually stunning documentary project from Chris Jordan that reflects on the immense environmental impact of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a mammoth collection of waste located

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Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

The modular construction is a collection of fabricated shapes, such as a polyhedron of 12 surfaces, that make up a larger lattice within the top canopy. According to reports, the center is

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Dan Cretu Transforms Colorful Food into Playful, Edible Sculptures

Dan Cretu Transforms Colorful Food into Playful, Edible Sculptures

We are used to seeing food being transformed into contemporary art - from an edible cherry blossom mosaic to Matthew Carden's food photography. Yet this bright series of images are pretty

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Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has been transforming the streets of Penang, Malaysia with a brilliant series of interactive murals. These four inspiring designs created within the last

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