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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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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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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

From sharing terrarium necklace DIYs to making our own terrariums at home, we've caught a little bit of terrarium fever, if you haven't noticed. So we were thrilled by the Brooklyn Botanic

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Take a Bath of Knowledge with Vanessa Mancini’s Tub Made of Books

Take a Bath of Knowledge with Vanessa Mancini’s Tub Made of Books

If you like to unwind by soaking in the tub with a good book, how about bathing in literature instead with artist Vanessa Mancini's 'Bath of Knowledge'? This novel idea (excuse the pun) is made almost

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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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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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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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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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French Artisan Takes Recycled Metal to the Dark Side with an Awesome Darth Vader Bust

French Artisan Takes Recycled Metal to the Dark Side with an Awesome Darth Vader Bust

French artisan Alain Bellino took his craft to the dark side when he welded a number of leftover metal pieces together to create this surprisingly realistic Darth Vader bust. Bellino saves and

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Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

There used to be a time when finding inspiring eco art was harder than getting a llama to wear a scarf, so we were thrilled that 2011 saw such an abundance of it. From old books carved into intricate

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Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Inspired by the New England countryside, Gill scours local lumber mills, landfills, and roadsides for wood materials. He takes his findings back to his rustic studio and rolls ink all over the surface of

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Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Deok is particularly interested to portray the modern human's plight in the context of industrialization. His larger-than-life nude sculptures, painstakingly welded out of used chains, portray sometimes

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Lauren Karnitz Creates Beautiful Eco Flowers from Recycled Materials

Lauren Karnitz Creates Beautiful Eco Flowers from Recycled Materials

Karnitz draws much of her inspiration from nature and making flowers from recycled materials is in a way an ironic, because the plastic is imitating nature. After making hundreds of flowers, her skills

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VIDEO: See the 50-foot Long Titanoboa Mechanical Robot Snake Chase a Giant Spider

VIDEO: See the 50-foot Long Titanoboa Mechanical Robot Snake Chase a Giant Spider

60 million years ago the Earth's climate was much warmer than it is now -- due to natural climate change -- which allowed cold-blooded snakes like the Titanoboa to grow to mammoth proportions. The group

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Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails!

Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails!

Each of Laurel's birds are carefully crafted from beak to tail feather. The iridescent bodies are comprised of hundreds of unwanted fake nails and polishes donated from the likes of OPI with overstock or

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Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

The enormous 22' by 15' feat is made from over 3,500 apples. Lefebvre bought a few crates of deer apples, which are not edible by humans, and got to work. Using a 2' x 2' grid system and a portrait of

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Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau

Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau

Croteau considers herself a political artist and she uses her work to make statements and get people to think about things in a different light. By working with recycled bottle caps, Croteau wanted

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Squiggle Salal: Forest Habitat Art Reintroduces Native Plants

Squiggle Salal: Forest Habitat Art Reintroduces Native Plants

This fascinating work of habitat remediation art meanders 200 feet through the woods. Sculptor Deanna Pindell removed invasive vegetation and replanted the area with salal, an indigenous shrub. The jute

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Put a Fork In It: Artist Creates Metal Bodice Out of Recycled Forks for Her 40th Birthday

Put a Fork In It: Artist Creates Metal Bodice Out of Recycled Forks for Her 40th Birthday

Artist Laura Ann Jacobs wanted to do something symbolic when she turned forty (typically a cringe-worthy number for many women), so she invited her San Francisco area friends to a “Put a fork in it,

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SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

Nelson, who is originally from Southern California, studied painting and drawing at both Bard and CCA. His work draws upon his love of surfing, the beach and experiences he had as a child helping his

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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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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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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

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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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