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Creepy Crawly Kaleidoscopic Bug Installations Wonder and Amaze Visitors

Creepy Crawly Kaleidoscopic Bug Installations Wonder and Amaze Visitors

The beauty of Angus' work is not only the incredible patterns she forms with the insects, but also the insects themselves. She neither paints nor doctors them in any way, so when you see these amazing

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Implanted Nature: Light Artists Luzinterruptus Spotlight 50 Tiny Plants on the Streets of Madrid

Implanted Nature: Light Artists Luzinterruptus Spotlight 50 Tiny Plants on the Streets of Madrid

Light artists Luzinterruptus recently spotlit 50 small ecosystems living in the harshest and greyest areas of Madrid by creating tiny "greenhouses" around them. The exhibition, called Implanted Nature,

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Towering Waterfall Made From Recycled Plastic Highlights Water Pollution

Towering Waterfall Made From Recycled Plastic Highlights Water Pollution

Horseshoe Waterfall was on display for three weeks in April at the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto. Commissioned by Brookfield Properties Ltd., the large waterfall measures 19 x 18 x 17 feet and makes use

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Incredible Big Bambú Tower Sprouts at the edge of Venice’s Grand Canal

Incredible Big Bambú Tower Sprouts at the edge of Venice’s Grand Canal

The Starns explain how their 2010 Big Bambu installation at the MET in New York became the seed for this new undertaking: "we are grafting a new Big Bambú and using 1,000 poles from the Met as stem

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National Gallery in London Honors Van Gogh With World’s First Living Wall Painting

National Gallery in London Honors Van Gogh With World’s First Living Wall Painting

Vincent Van Gogh painted his masterpiece in September of 1889, when he was a patient in the St-Rémy mental asylum. Van Gogh was a firm believer in working from nature and through his paintings he

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Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

There are so many wonderful things to be said about this incredible robot sculpture made from recycled materials, that we feel it deserves its own short documentary. Created by UK-based artist AmoebaBoy,

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Nathan Sawaya’s Bedroom Made of Legos is Terribly Uncomfortable

Nathan Sawaya’s Bedroom Made of Legos is Terribly Uncomfortable

Everything in the room, aside from the actual floor and walls, was made from LEGOs right down to the cello (which can actually be played). The drawers may look simplistic, but get this - they actually

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Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

In a symbolic way, Luzinterruptus wanted to protect and preserve the small timid plants that live in the cracks around the city. Their outrage at the lack of usable green space in the city center was

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Nathan Sawaya Creates Incredible LEGO Sculptures of Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert

Nathan Sawaya Creates Incredible LEGO Sculptures of Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert

As you can see, Sawaya is somewhat of a LEGO art savant -- his New York studio is currently filled with 1.5 million colored bricks. He makes everything from human figures to architectural models to

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INTERVIEW: Patricia Watts On the Eco-Art Movement

INTERVIEW: Patricia Watts On the Eco-Art Movement

For some closing thoughts on the cultural flurry in Copenhagen, Inhabitat turned to Patricia Watts. As the founder of ecoartspace, she has been curating, organizing, discussing, analyzing and writing

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Dutch Sculptor Transforms Painted Scrap Wood Into Realistic Car Mosaics

Dutch Sculptor Transforms Painted Scrap Wood Into Realistic Car Mosaics

Dutch artist and gearhead Diederick Kraaijeveld has a unique use for your painted scrap wood. The sculptor takes pieces of discarded wood and recycles them into photorealistic mosaics of cars. That's

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Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops Up in Buenos Aires

Spiraling Tower of Babel Made From 30,000 Donated Books Pops Up in Buenos Aires

Built in San Martin square, the book version of the Tower of Babel spirals up 25 meters into the air affording visitors with spectacular views of the city. The seven story tower is covered in 30,000 books

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Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Embodying carefully calculated architectural forms, each sculpture and installation manages to create a poetic investigation of the complex relationship between technology, processes, control and the

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Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld Creates Creepy Room and Boytoy Entirely Out of Chocolate

Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld Creates Creepy Room and Boytoy Entirely Out of Chocolate

Oh, Karl Lagerfeld. You never cease to amaze us. The world-renowned designer and creative director of Chanel made news again this week when he unveiled his latest brainchild - a room made entirely out of

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Artist Builds Funky Bulls Made From Recycled Chairs Tossed Out By College Students

Artist Builds Funky Bulls Made From Recycled Chairs Tossed Out By College Students

Wrapped with throwaway belts, these pieces also represent our treatment of animals and overall social condition. The artist admires the material freedom and plenty of American culture, but expresses

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PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” Features Crocheted Bikes, Humans and More!

PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” Features Crocheted Bikes, Humans and More!

If you think crocheting is meant for old ladies with little to do, think again! An interactive installation now in full swing along the Bowery as part of NYC's Festival of Ideas, the "Room" by Polish

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8 Eye-Popping Skull, Sneaker and Teddy Bear Sculptures Made from Recycled Skateboards

8 Eye-Popping Skull, Sneaker and Teddy Bear Sculptures Made from Recycled Skateboards

Haroshi isn't just a boarder for sport, he truly loves skateboards and is an expert when it comes to their parts and how they work. He still skates and has a great appreciation for decks of all shapes and

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Artist David Pan Builds Breathtaking Beasts from Scrap Metal

Artist David Pan Builds Breathtaking Beasts from Scrap Metal

For over twenty-five years, Davide Pan has been producing an array of work mainly using industrial and residential scrap materials collected from the local community. His materials include everything

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Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

German artist Sarah Illenberger has reinvented the Smart ForTwo car by camouflaging the green machine in a beautiful mosaic of recyclable Gmund cardboard boxes. Illenberger selected various shades of

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Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

LEGOS aren’t just for kids anymore. Industrial designer Lene Ronsholt Wille has constructed an immense and elegantly curved spiral out of the children’s building block toys in Amsterdam. Called

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GUERILLA STREET ART: Amazing Scratched Building Portraits

GUERILLA STREET ART: Amazing Scratched Building Portraits

A street artist since he was 13, Farto is also known as Vhils and began his career painting trains on a railway line near his home in Seixal. Farto has traveled all over Europe and even into the US to

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Amazingly Patient Artist Uses 100,000 Toothpicks to Create Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco

Amazingly Patient Artist Uses 100,000 Toothpicks to Create Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco

Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo. So where did Weaver get all of his toothpicks? "I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building," he

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Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

We've been privvy to some pretty amazing art on Inhabitat, including this toothpick rendition of San Francisco. What many of these pieces have in common is the extraordinary patience associated with their

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Bras That Pinch: Lingerie Eco Art Made from Recycled Lobster Shells

Bras That Pinch: Lingerie Eco Art Made from Recycled Lobster Shells

West Coast artist Laura Ann Jacobs is known for her ornate sculptural pieces that use recycled materials to create tongue-in-cheek commentary on how the concepts of fashion and “beauty” shape our

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Los Tres Juanes Carve Incredibly Detailed Wood Panels in Spain

Los Tres Juanes Carve Incredibly Detailed Wood Panels in Spain

"The Three Johns" carve incredible wood ceilings that line a variety of buildings, including the Malaga's Picasso Museum. Known for restoring old works unique to Southern Spain, Los Tres Juanes also craft

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Lattice: A Recycled Eco Art Installation That Sprouts and Grows

Lattice: A Recycled Eco Art Installation That Sprouts and Grows

Artist Jeff Schmuki uses common materials and repurposes them into art that comments on the real costs of over-consumption. Lattice is an undulating soft sculpture composed of nylon fabric tubes stuffed

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Designers Come Up with Slightly Absurd Hypothetical Designs for a Sustainable New Orleans

Designers Come Up with Slightly Absurd Hypothetical Designs for a Sustainable New Orleans

Although these designs were created for specific sites throughout New Orleans, the Hypothetical Development Organization doesn't really believe that a theater which transports people to another time and

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1,000 Pound “Fantastical” Floral Art Creation Made of 2,500 Feet of Colored Bamboo

1,000 Pound “Fantastical” Floral Art Creation Made of 2,500 Feet of Colored Bamboo

Natasha Lisitsa and her team at Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design Studio recently unveiled Fantastical — a 1,000-pound floral creation that was suspended from a 35-foot ceiling at the

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Artist Samuel Price Creates Cool Pet Collage Art from Recycled Magazines

Artist Samuel Price Creates Cool Pet Collage Art from Recycled Magazines

Artist Samuel Price is a collaging machine. He creates one of a kind dog portraits using hundreds of hand-cut recycled magazine squares on canvas, working (and he says the following are when he works

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Helmut Smits Transforms Ordinary Cans into Kitschy n’ Cool Sculpture Art

Helmut Smits Transforms Ordinary Cans into Kitschy n’ Cool Sculpture Art

At first glance, this might look like an ordinary drum set to you, but take a closer look -- the instruments are actually miniature works of eco art created using ordinary metal cans. Dutch artist Helmut

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