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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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Artist Duncan MacAskill Creates Painterly Portraits From Thousands of Thumbtacks!

Artist Duncan MacAskill Creates Painterly Portraits From Thousands of Thumbtacks!

Ally Capellino was drawn in part to Duncan MacAskill's work by their shared appreciation for humble materials and honest production. Ally Capellino's bags, crafted from leather and wax canvas, are

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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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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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Simone Bossi’s Duecentosessanta is a Serene Pavilion in the Hills of Italy

Simone Bossi’s Duecentosessanta is a Serene Pavilion in the Hills of Italy

Bossi's artistic pavilion unites stone, wood, water, and air. Visitors can step along the stone path that floats upon a reflecting pool in the middle of a vast green field. At the end of the path, a large

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Amber Cowan Creates Eerily Beautiful Recycled Glass Sculptures From Thrift Store Trinkets

Amber Cowan Creates Eerily Beautiful Recycled Glass Sculptures From Thrift Store Trinkets

Cowan began creating beautifully detailed and delicate flower-like sculptures that look as if they would actually sway in the breeze. The remarkable beauty of her pieces shined through as they grew into

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Zilvinas Kempinas Gives Us Tunnel Vision With His Amazing TUBE Made of VHS Tape

Zilvinas Kempinas Gives Us Tunnel Vision With His Amazing TUBE Made of VHS Tape

Kempinas has long been fascinated by magnetic tape and it's transformative properties. Its ability to be strong and delicate at the same time, dark and imposing at one angle and nearly invisible at

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Yun-Woo Choi Makes Extraordinary 3-D Sculptures Out of Recycled Magazines

Yun-Woo Choi Makes Extraordinary 3-D Sculptures Out of Recycled Magazines

Using resin, wire and recycled newspapers and magazines, Choi creates 3-D sculptures that are at once ephemeral and actually quite solid. The giant funnel that protrudes from a wall looks very similar to

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This Awesome Origami Yoda is Just 7 Centimeters Tall!

This Awesome Origami Yoda is Just 7 Centimeters Tall!

Artist Yoyo Ferro's latest work appeals to Star Wars and origami fans alike! Using teeny tiny pieces of paper, the artist has made an origami Yoda, complete with wrinkled green face, orange robe and

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Evewright Creates Massive Sand Drawings Using the Beach as a Canvas

Evewright Creates Massive Sand Drawings Using the Beach as a Canvas

Evewright's sand drawings are somewhat similar to those produced by Andres Amador in the San Francisco Bay Area, which we've featured before on Inhabitat. According to Evewright's website, the

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Lisa Rodden’s Stunning 3D Sculptures Spring Up From Simple Sheets of Paper

Lisa Rodden’s Stunning 3D Sculptures Spring Up From Simple Sheets of Paper

The Australian artist’s pieces range from geometric plays of color and shadow, to representational pieces like birds, feathers and fish. Rodden’s brightly colored underpaintings are carefully

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Dan Cretu Transforms Colorful Food into Playful, Edible Sculptures

Dan Cretu Transforms Colorful Food into Playful, Edible Sculptures

We are used to seeing food being transformed into contemporary art - from an edible cherry blossom mosaic to Matthew Carden's food photography. Yet this bright series of images are pretty iconic, and

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Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

Ernest Zacharevic Makes Playful Street Art in Malaysia With an Old Bicycle

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has been transforming the streets of Penang, Malaysia with a brilliant series of interactive murals. These four inspiring designs created within the last month combine

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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Markus Fiedler Reuses Beeswax to Create Amazingly Realistic Objects

Markus Fiedler Reuses Beeswax to Create Amazingly Realistic Objects

Beeswax seems to be a pretty unusual material to create modern artwork, but Fielder is inspired by the relative suppleness and malleability of softened wax, and its infinite possibilities for

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Alejandro Cartagena’s Insightful Photo Series Explores the Carpooling Phenomena In Mexico

Alejandro Cartagena’s Insightful Photo Series Explores the Carpooling Phenomena In Mexico

The Mexico-based photographer primarily focuses his work on social and environmental issues through landscape and portraits, exploring themes such as suburban sprawl in Mexican cities and the reality of

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Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Larger Than Life LEGO Animals Pop Up at Iowa’s Reiman Gardens!

Reiman Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in the state and serves as the entrance to Iowa State University and the city of Ames. The Nature Connects show is part of Reiman Gardens' 2012 Some

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Luzinterruptus Create Illuminated Swimming Pool Sculpture From Recycled Containers

Luzinterruptus Create Illuminated Swimming Pool Sculpture From Recycled Containers

Luzinterruptus created yet another dazzling artistic intervention on the streets of Madrid last month, using over 2,000 salvaged plastic cups and containers to create a glowing installation representing a

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Jonathan Callan’s Mesmerizing Organic Book Sculptures Are Swirling Masses of Color

Jonathan Callan’s Mesmerizing Organic Book Sculptures Are Swirling Masses of Color

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased a whole host of artwork made out of books, from a rainbow spectrum book sculpture to Cardiff/Miller's recycled book house. But we love it when artists like Callan give

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Incredible Sand Installation in Barcelona Recreates an Entire Philharmonic Orchestra

Incredible Sand Installation in Barcelona Recreates an Entire Philharmonic Orchestra

The entire installation was crafted from a mixture of imported sand, water, and glue to help protect the figures from collapsing in the wind. Each of the sand-sculpted musicians are unique, and they're

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Artist Mike Kelley’s Last Work ‘Mobile Homestead’ Will Become Community Space for Detroit

Artist Mike Kelley’s Last Work ‘Mobile Homestead’ Will Become Community Space for Detroit

'Mobile Homestead' is one of the last works by the late artist Mike Kelley, a piece he used as a way to reconnect with his childhood roots. Having grown up in a working-class town on the outskirts of

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PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

Tropical flower installations and blooming rose-filled rooms were some of the more traditional displays at the show, but many of Girona's exhibits were more contemporary than others, like a room of

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Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve Critical Habitats

Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve Critical Habitats

Christopher Marley is an Oregon-based artist and designer with a penchant for bugs and butterflies. A former model turned collector, Marley became obsessed with beetles after he finally got over his fear

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Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest Against Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest Against Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

After almost losing a finger in a workshop accident, artist Nao Matsumoto meditated on the importance of the middle finger as a gesture of expressing discontent. Channeling reactions to news about the

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6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

Guy Laramee's Gorgeous Landscapes Carved Into Books In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, artist Guy Laramee used vintage encyclopedias to create his epic sculptures. Laramee carefully

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered roof, the spacious

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Windswept is a Fascinating Kinetic Façade That Reveals the Direction of the Wind

Windswept is a Fascinating Kinetic Façade That Reveals the Direction of the Wind

Windswept is a wind-driven kinetic facade installed on the exterior of the Randall Museum in San Francisco. Designed by Charles Sowers over the course of a year, the installation seeks to reveal the

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Gaelle Villedary’s Green Carpet Rolls Through Provincial Town in Southern France

Gaelle Villedary’s Green Carpet Rolls Through Provincial Town in Southern France

Situated in the south of France, Jaujac is a tiny commune, right on the bank of the Lignon river. While the city walls are rich with literary history and medieval architecture, they are tucked deeply

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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

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