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Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Voyage is an art installation by Aether & Hemera that consists of a flotilla of 300 paper boats sailing along Canary Wharf's Middle Dock. Each boat is illuminated by colored LED lights that form

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 once again saw an abundance of unique and beautiful eco art that captured our senses by using unconventional materials and methods. From intricate worlds built right into bonsai trees to horrific

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Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

The Taste Tree is a unique Christmas tree made up of upcycled plates and cups sourced from local families. Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen of the creative firm MOOZ noticed they had odd plates and other

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Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Artist Kristi Malakoff is the creator of this brilliant paper installation depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole. Constructed entirely from black paper and foam, the sculpture

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Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Wechsler constructed his Mendicant sculptures from thousands of U.S. pennies — artifacts which he says are a symbol of American culture. Despite the fact that they are incredibly common (50

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Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Riera’s interesting shapes are dynamic and unusual, and they interrupt the otherwise natural scene before the viewer. They add new shapes to the wild silhouette of trees and bushes and break up the

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Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

A dazzling LED flower chandelier has blossomed in Wujin, China, brought to life by Studio505 at the Lotus Conference Center. The colossal structure is a beacon of light for visitors, standing at a

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WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

With installations that range from small to large, WE MAKE CARPETS have demonstrated that no material is too dull to turn into colorful works of art. Most recently they presented a carpet made of rows and

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Aether & Hemera’s Glowing LED Wheels Light Up the Night

Aether & Hemera’s Glowing LED Wheels Light Up the Night

Aether and Hemera employed arrays of LEDs to build three giant kinetic POV (Persistence of Vision) lighting installations. These bright and lively wheels project ‘illusions’ of texts and patterns to

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Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

You may remember Morin's last installation, WasteLandscape, where she used used 65,000 reclaimed CD's to create artificial dunes in a warehouse in Paris. Her new installation uses 5,000 reclaimed test

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Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Books are a popular artistic material in the creative world, and here at Inhabitat we've shared a variety of inspiring book-based works of art, including a waterfall, a tower, and a house. Now, artist

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Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche is an annual event during which museums, art galleries and artists to open their doors and present work to the public over the course of a winter's evening. This year, spectators were invited

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Birdcraft: Reclaimed Wood Sculpture Provides Nesting Ground for Chimney Swifts

Birdcraft: Reclaimed Wood Sculpture Provides Nesting Ground for Chimney Swifts

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society gave artist Mike Godell the opportunity to build "Birdcraft" - an organic sculpture that explores the aesthetic

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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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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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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 repetitions that

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Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Now that CDs have gone the way of the 8-track tape, what is there to do with all that useless metal and plastic? UK Artist Bruce Munro took 65,000 defunct discs and turned them into 100 shining

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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, Feldmeyer

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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 Guneriussen is

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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 different

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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 mysteriously

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Lorenzo Durantini’s Towering Sculptures Made From Thousands of VHS Tapes Explore Obsolescence and Outdated Media

Lorenzo Durantini’s Towering Sculptures Made From Thousands of VHS Tapes Explore Obsolescence and Outdated Media

London-based artist and curator Lorenzo Durantini has gathered thousands of old unwanted VHS tapes to make towering (and almost menacing) sculptures from them. These monoliths of outdated technology offer

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Gigantic Slugs Made From 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bags Crawl Through the Streets of Angers, France

Gigantic Slugs Made From 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bags Crawl Through the Streets of Angers, France

The Slow Slugs project that was in display until early September is not all serious, of course. Even though Hofman addresses some somber situations such as too much plastic, the corruption of religious

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Studio Weave’s Trumpet Installation Amplifies the Sounds of Nature

Studio Weave’s Trumpet Installation Amplifies the Sounds of Nature

Three of the exhibition trumpets are directed  towards nature, while the fourth relies on human interaction. One horn curves dramatically toward a babbling stream, and another juts out into the calm

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Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

For the past 7 years, Costas Schuler has been collecting old pens to add to his collection and cover his car in them. The 1981 Mercedes Benz now has over 10,000 pens covering it and is still running with

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Giant Footprint Tree in Shanghai Promotes Walking

Giant Footprint Tree in Shanghai Promotes Walking

The China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF), in collaboration with DDB China Group, created an interactive poster to encourage people to walk rather than drive. With the piece, pedestrians

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Ian Ruhter Converts a Delivery Truck into a Pinhole Camera for his American Dream Project

Ian Ruhter Converts a Delivery Truck into a Pinhole Camera for his American Dream Project

Ruhter is a well-versed in a number of photographic processes and entirely capable of developing a near-perfect image. He grew bored with the digital age and reverted back to using what is called the

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Water Light Graffiti LED Wall in France Needs Only Water to Paint a Picture

Water Light Graffiti LED Wall in France Needs Only Water to Paint a Picture

Antonin Fourneau worked for weeks in residence at Digitalarti Artlab to create the Water Light Graffiti project. The wall is made up of thousands of LED lights that were engineered to turn on when water

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Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

The cement sculptures serve a dual function: they provide a surface on which coral, sponges, tunicates and other marine organisms can make a home and they attract divers, drawing them away from some of

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Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Oh's art is a commentary on plastic's quality as a universal substance that can be formed into any shape. By combining the plastic objects and covering them in jute string, the objects take a new form

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