Art

Jenine Shereos knits her hair into intricate leaves

Jenine Shereos knits her hair into intricate leaves

Jenine Shereos is a sculptor and installation artist specialized in fiber and textile processes. She creates amazing knitted installations and objects mixing the craft with natural materials. Her latest

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Stephen Orlando captures kayakers’ motions in stunning long-exposure photographs

Stephen Orlando captures kayakers’ motions in stunning long-exposure photographs

Stephen Orlando's photos are both whimsical and beautiful. Human movement and sports like kayaking, karate and swimming inspire him to capture movement through colorful light trails. Using long exposure

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Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: vegan-friendly trophy wall. Akin to a pink elephant, the cruelty-free trophy wall is a rare but wondrous thing, and this botanical interpretation by Elkebana

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Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

This Willow, Alaska house is known as the Dr. Seuss house, for obvious reasons. Looking at the top, for example, one can see why it's considered to be one of the great architectural feats of

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Japanese artist transforms oyster pearls into amazingly realistic miniature skulls

Japanese artist transforms oyster pearls into amazingly realistic miniature skulls

Nakaba carves all manner of skulls into tiny pearls - and other similar items, like melamine resin beads. He mostly does human and animal skulls in the oyster pearls, but also some pretty adorable moon

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Bizarre giant art village is the largest Atelier Van Lieshout installation ever

Bizarre giant art village is the largest Atelier Van Lieshout installation ever

At the center of the settlement is the Refektorium, a large events hall that will house a restaurant, bar, and theater. Outside the Refektorium is BarRectum, a 2005 work which is a huge re-creation of the

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Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Our favorite public space interventions often include an artistic angle, much like this stunning semi-transparent church in rural Limburg, Belgium. Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van

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Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

Liangsheng took his son to see the Transformers movie last August, and the boy became a huge fan. He gifted his son a Transformers toy, and the boy asked for a bigger one. (Of course he did.) Liangsheng

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100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

Dreamy cloud-like masses have taken over London’s Covent Garden Market. French artist Charles Pétillon filled the 19th century building with 100,000 giant white balloons as part of ‘Heartbeat,’ an

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Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

The ubiquitous BIC pen is one of the best symbols of modern consumerism—efficient, affordable, and easily disposable, these pens often wind up in the landfill at the end of their lifecycle. A team of

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive industry. Inspired by

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Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Rahmil is best known for his glass dab masks, however, has expanded his portfolio to include antiques, a trumpet series, and other works that have been exhibited across the country. Siegel, on the other

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Incipit is a wire mesh sculpture by the sea that looks totally unreal

Incipit is a wire mesh sculpture by the sea that looks totally unreal

Incipit is a site-specific installation built adjacent to the Tyrrhenian Sea so that viewers can see through the wire mesh sculpture and out towards the expansive sea and sky beyond. The landscape and the

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Rug Your City wants to capture the spirit of modern cities in handmade textiles

Rug Your City wants to capture the spirit of modern cities in handmade textiles

FLOORPLAN LAUNCHES RUG YOUR CITY ON KICKSTARTER: A PROJECT TO MODERNIZE STORYTELLING IN HANDMADE RUGS - Handmade rugs and kilims inspired by modern cities revive the storytelling tradition of classic

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Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

The Mirrored Ziggurat was inspired by the ancient pyramidal Ziggurat structures built in Mesopotamia for religious purposes. The enormous temples had been designed to bring worshippers closer to the

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Milwaukee youth revamp “Drift” bench with a vibrant paint job

Milwaukee youth revamp “Drift” bench with a vibrant paint job

Community Reimagines Bench Inspired By Environment Story by Jenni Reinke Images by Cassie Rogala A new narrative for public seating has emerged through the fusion of architecture and community art.

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Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Acrojou, 'The Wheel House' from Acrojou on Vimeo. Acrojou was formed in 2006 by artistic directors Jeni Barnard and Barney White. The Wheel House is one of the duo's six shows that incorporate circus,

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2015 Sukkahville winner Roots is a Jewish Sukkah made from grass

2015 Sukkahville winner Roots is a Jewish Sukkah made from grass

Swedish firm Ulf Mejergren Architects won this year’s Sukkahville, an annual international competition that seeks innovative proposals of the Sukkah, a temporary structure built during the Jewish

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The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it – until now

The world’s oldest polychrome book was so fragile nobody could open it – until now

Ten Bamboo Studio crafted the mysterious ‘Manual of Calligraphy and Painting’ in 1633, in Nanjing. It is the earliest known example of polychrome xylography, which was invented by Hu Zhengyan. The

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China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

Chicago’s Bean, known formally as Cloud Gate, is a 110-ton liquid mercury-inspired sculpture completed in 2006 by British artist Anish Kapoor. China’s new installation bears a striking resemblance to

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Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo stacked thousands of recycled paper tubes in a cell pattern to form the easily recognizable shape of an elephant. Unlike the majority of Fallas Festival installations, which are normally cordoned

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Eduardo Catalano’s iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos Aires

Eduardo Catalano’s iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos Aires

Catalano's Floralis Generica stands at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Park), at one of Buenos Aires most affluent neibourghs, Recoleta. The 65 foot high flower emerges from an

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Amazing ‘roller coaster’ made of hundreds of cafe chairs pops up in France

Amazing ‘roller coaster’ made of hundreds of cafe chairs pops up in France

If most people saw 1200 chairs, they would likely think, "oh, we should stack them up," or "oh, we should line them up." If you're Baptiste Debombourg, you think, "Let's turn them into a roller coaster."

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Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

The Solina Dam, completed in 1969, generates 200 MW of electricity and was responsible for the creation of the country’s largest artificial lake, Lake Solina. The dam also serves as a popular tourist

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Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Intricate conglomerates of small wooden dwellings populate the parks of the 13th arrondissement in Paris and look like tiny futuristic insect hotels. From a distance, the structures look like pixelated

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Technicolor Porch Parade offers Vancouver pedestrians a cool place to people watch

Technicolor Porch Parade offers Vancouver pedestrians a cool place to people watch

The installation is a fanciful take on relaxation—notably because these porches aren’t attached to houses or any other kind of building. This row of sitting spaces is more akin to a movie set, where

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Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

The artist was inspired by the ancient Hohokam Indians who once occupied the northern Arizona and were among the first cultures to rely on irrigation canals. The resulting structure is a large-scale

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Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design teamed up with Rintala Eggertsson Architects to create an art gallery intervention on the streets of the Norwegian capital. The MM1 Exhibition Room

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108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

This floating rustic cabin, designed by Elise Morin and Florent Albinet, is a space built by combining wood and acrylic glass which allow it to act as a transparent structure whose privacy is only secured

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100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

Originally built in the 1960s an anonymous water tower, the 115-foot-tall structure was saved from demolition in 1990 and renovated into the Torre Arcobaleno, a colorful totem dedicated to the Soccer

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