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Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink” Art Installation Strikes Nerve of Wyoming Coal Industry

Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink” Art Installation Strikes Nerve of Wyoming Coal Industry

The piece is a 36' diameter swirl of pine beetle-infested logs which progressively become more charred as they reach the center of the vortex. Placed on a bed of coal, the message is clear that the artist

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Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

With the electronics world outdoing itself at every turn, your next gadget will be obsolete almost the moment you purchase it. Mike Schropp over at Total Geekdom believes that we can still find use for

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Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

If you're looking for a relaxing summer getaway, you'll be hard pressed to find a location more unique and exquisite than the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Located on a lush 500-acre

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Pete Goldlust Carves Colorful Crayons into Intricate Sculptures

Pete Goldlust Carves Colorful Crayons into Intricate Sculptures

These days the keyboard may be the dominant medium of creation, but there are still plenty of people holding tight to their trusty pencils and crayons. Inspired by the disjunctions seen in the world

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Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group recently turned the disposal of plastic bags into an opportunity to bring life to an unfinished public building. The project takes old shopping bags and turns them into a "dress" or "suit"

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Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Like owning a pony, playing in a treehouse is one of those childhood dreams that many urbanites just never get to fulfill - but if you're going to be in NYC this weekend, you can cross one of those of

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Artist Judith G. Klausner Cooks Up Embroidered Food “From Scratch”

Artist Judith G. Klausner Cooks Up Embroidered Food “From Scratch”

Kalusner's work is a fusion of the past and our current times, and her work underscores how modern conveniences have shifted our way of being for the better, opened doors and turned these once wearisome

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Raumlabor’s ‘Big Crunch’ is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials

Raumlabor’s ‘Big Crunch’ is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials

The core of the Big Crunch consists of a tubular metal frame that has been wrapped in strips of wood lattice. Various debris are hung from this foundation, and the center of the mound features a small

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NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon's installation drew in plenty of curious eyes who even took pictures of and with the installations. Fixed to everything from broken tree branches to rocks and more, visitors to the beach turned

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PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

Now that the warm weather is in full swing (happy first day of summer everyone!), we're excited to see some fresh outdoor installations popping up all over NYC. But we have to admit that these temporary

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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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