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6 Brilliant Solar-Powered Art Projects to Brighten Your Day

6 Brilliant Solar-Powered Art Projects to Brighten Your Day

Dang'cing Flowers by Alexandre Dang Brussels-based Alexandre Dang equips small flowers with a tiny solar panel that makes the flowers dance when they hit the sun. In this case he has created dandelions,

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Wil Natzel’s Cardboard Night Blooms Set to Sprout at the 2012 Northern Spark Festival

Wil Natzel’s Cardboard Night Blooms Set to Sprout at the 2012 Northern Spark Festival

Artist Wil Natzel is creating a pop-up art installation of incredible cardboard flowers near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN using the humblest of materials — cardboard! Using his own

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‘Shadow Children’ is Moving Installation About Child Labor Made From Recycled Materials

‘Shadow Children’ is Moving Installation About Child Labor Made From Recycled Materials

Concerned about the unethical practice of child labor throughout the world, artist Cynthia Sibley has created an installation piece entitled "Shadow Children." The intention is to help bring to light the

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Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Milan Design Week is still more than a month away, but we're already excited about one eco design set to be unveiled at this year's show - Panasonic's dynamic  "Photosynthesis" courtyard

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Anastassia Elias Creates Charming Miniature Worlds Inside Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Anastassia Elias Creates Charming Miniature Worlds Inside Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Anastassia Elias is a painter, illustrator and collage artist and her Rouleaux dioramas showcase just one of her many talents. She creates tiny scenes inside the tubes by attaching paper cutouts to the

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Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Tojiki begins his work process by choosing a living organism and studying its shadow. He then begins constructing a massive sculpture with LED strands. His "No Shadow" works are a play on words and

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Edouard Martinet’s Delicate Metal Animal Sculptures Are Made From Old Bike Parts

Edouard Martinet’s Delicate 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 appear to

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An Enchanted Forest of Carved Tree Stump Creatures Sprouts in the UK

An Enchanted Forest of Carved Tree Stump Creatures Sprouts in the UK

After the great reveal, the residents of Knaresborough actually became fans of Craggs' work, and they now look forward to seeing more sculptures pop up around town. This is not the artist's first public

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Cubed Maze3 is a Larger-Than-Life Maze Made From Recycled Materials

Cubed Maze3 is a Larger-Than-Life Maze Made From Recycled Materials

The Cubed Maze3 by Phil Pauley adds a third and fourth dimension to traditional mazes, and it is designed to be constructed out of a 100% recycled (laminated) flexible glass based polymer. Covering nine

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Paradise Parking: Vintage Cars are Swallowed Up by Trees and Vines in France

Paradise Parking: Vintage Cars are Swallowed Up by Trees and Vines in France

Peter Lippmann is no stranger to the eminent world of photography. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, and le Figaro among many other reputable publications. But lately he has been

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Kyle Bean’s Amazing Stick Insects are Entirely Made of Matchsticks

Kyle Bean’s Amazing Stick Insects are Entirely Made of Matchsticks

Kyle Bean enjoys using biodegradable, recyclable everyday materials like paper, cardboard, eggshells, pencil shavings and now head-less matchsticks to create his intricate art. Beautiful dragonflies,

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Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Talk about a "face" lift! Making waves with his street art that transforms enormous abandoned structures into giant portraits, Russian artist Nikita Nomerz uses details already present at the sites he

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Spiraling Tower of 15,000 Books Celebrates Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre

Spiraling Tower of 15,000 Books Celebrates Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre

The Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features an expansive array of historical objects related to Abraham Lincoln, including a replica train car that transported him in repose from

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Sean Avery Turns Shattered CDs Into Astounding Animal Sculptures

Sean Avery Turns Shattered CDs Into Astounding Animal Sculptures

Sean Avery is a sculptor, illustrator and graphic designer with a penchant for using recycled materials to build awesome little animal sculptures. He only uses recycled materials and classifies his work

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PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of

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Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Pinksy wanted to raise awareness about what could happen if we stick to our business as usual scenario and do not reduce carbon emissions. The result after 1000 years is a complete transformation of our

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Travis Pond Crafts Elaborate Larger Than Life Beasts from Scrap Motorcycles

Travis Pond Crafts Elaborate Larger Than Life Beasts from Scrap Motorcycles

Travis Pond's 14-foot long Dragon is a cacophony of twisted exhaust pipes and metal rods, all assembled into an intricately detailed beast, with smooth lines and a sleek reptilian tail punctuated by the

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Aaron Durand’s Amazing Long-Exposure Photos Make Speeding Trains Look Like Friggin’ Lasers

Aaron Durand’s Amazing Long-Exposure Photos Make Speeding Trains Look Like Friggin’ Lasers

Durand and his friend Nick Fisher like to hang out near San Francisco Caltrain railways, which are also excellent venues to take pictures of graffiti. They patiently wait for the trains to speed by and

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Lisa Nilsson Constructs Intricate Anatomical Studies From Rolled Japanese Paper

Lisa Nilsson Constructs Intricate Anatomical Studies From Rolled Japanese Paper

Each section of paper is rolled on something small and cylindrical like a pin or a drill bit. They are then arranged together in a collection to construct the larger image. The Massachusetts-based artist

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SurVivArt Offers a Creative Look at Global Issues and Happiness

SurVivArt Offers a Creative Look at Global Issues and Happiness

What makes a good life? This was the question that the Heinrich Böll Foundation asked a series of artists from Cambodia, Thailand, Nigeria, Myanmar and the Czech Republic. With the question in mind, the

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Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

As the 20 million tons of wreckage slowly make their way to Hawaii from Japan, Tadashi Kawamata created Under the Water to envision what it must be like to be beneath all the debris. His site-specific

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Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Wood Line’ Installation Made From Fallen Trees Snakes Through the Presidio

Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Wood Line’ Installation Made From Fallen Trees Snakes Through the Presidio

There is a certain etheral winding line that often surfaces in artist Andy Goldsworthy's work - If you've ever seen the documentary "Rivers and Tides," visited the de Young Museum in San Francisco,

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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Ingrid Siliakus Creates Intricately Layered Architectural Models Using Just One Sheet of Paper

Ingrid Siliakus Creates Intricately Layered Architectural Models Using Just One Sheet of Paper

Move to Trash It was only after carefully studying the professor's work that Siliakus learned to design these precise constructions. The Amsterdam-based artist transfers the design skills of an

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Artist Creates Incredibly Detailed Life-Size Ford Mustang Entirely Out of Paper!

Artist Creates Incredibly Detailed Life-Size Ford Mustang Entirely Out of Paper!

We can't help but wonder if Brand used recycled paper to create this masterpiece -- we hope he did -- and we're concerned about the toxic nature of the inkjet ink that colors the piece but we're still in

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Mark Powell Reuses Antique Envelopes to Create Amazing Biro Pen Portraits

Mark Powell Reuses Antique Envelopes to Create Amazing Biro Pen Portraits

London-based artist Mark Powell reuses old envelopes as canvases to produce incredible life-like drawings. His sketches are made using only a Biro pen, and they often incorporate original stamps and

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Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

Argallios by Kollektivemind was created as an interactive, public installation on the island of Crete in Greece. With the help of students, teachers, parents and locals, over 2,100 used plastic water

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Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Brodskaya’s pieces draw form a longstanding art form that was reserved for women in the past.  Quilling has been practiced since the Renaissance, and it traditionally used repurposed strips of paper

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Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

These beautiful teacups made by Swedish artist Cecilia Levy are not only beautiful to look at but also light on the environment! Made from recycled book pages, each cup and saucer is a unique piece of art

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The World’s First Tower Built by Flying Robots Rises in France

The World’s First Tower Built by Flying Robots Rises in France

A swarm of robots working flawlessly in tandem have successfully built a beautiful undulating tower in a warehouse outside of Paris. The world's first building built by flying robots was designed by

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