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Mind-Blowing Balloon Installations Transform Everyday Rooms Into Alien Worlds

Mind-Blowing Balloon Installations Transform Everyday Rooms Into Alien Worlds

Penique Productions creates their temporary art pieces using very little material, but the effect is jaw-dropping. The cavernous spaces are covered with a balloon membrane fine enough to preserve and

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Spectacular Land Art Sculptures Made From Sticks and Stones Reflect Natural Cycles

Spectacular Land Art Sculptures Made From Sticks and Stones Reflect Natural Cycles

Hill and Jones often build a semi-circle from natural materials and set it amidst a dazzling lake. Then they wait for the sun to hit at the right moment to create a perfect reflection that completes the

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Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Motoyuki Daifu - Project Family #10 It’s no secret that living space is at a premium in Japanese households, and in this playful series called Project Family, Motoyuki Daifu tackles the cramped living

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Vintage Bicycles Get Crocheted in Cape Town

Vintage Bicycles Get Crocheted in Cape Town

Whether you want to call it yarn-bombing or guerrilla knitting, this craze has spread across the world in a colorful display of environmentally friendly public art. Isabeau Joubert has done something

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Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Here at Inhabitat we love when artists reuse materials, but even more so when they incorporate elements of the materials into their designs. When Dion cuts these meticulous patterns and textured shapes

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Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

The group has been collaborating since 2011 and their portfolio of waste artwork already includes an ambitious car hull suspended using 70 rolls of cling wrap between two walls. Lengths of plastic are

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Found Objects Become Magical Works of Art Submerged Underwater by Forlane 6 Studio

Found Objects Become Magical Works of Art Submerged Underwater by Forlane 6 Studio

Using found objects and furniture, Forlane 6 Studio created these magical underwater sculptures that serve as hauntingly beautiful reminders of our mindless consumption. Designed by the artistic duo of

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Thousands of Donated CDs Transformed into an Alien-Like Art Installation by Leticia Bajuyo

Thousands of Donated CDs Transformed into an Alien-Like Art Installation by Leticia Bajuyo

An Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College, Indiana, the artist has been collecting and reusing waste materials since 2009. So far, her CD installations have transformed discs into several

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Street Artist Hyuro to Turn Copenhagen Street into Denmark’s Longest Artwork

Street Artist Hyuro to Turn Copenhagen Street into Denmark’s Longest Artwork

Danish authorities decided that a long street in Copenhagen needed a makeover, so they hired Spanish artist Hyuro to transform the corridor into the nation's longest piece of street art! Once completed,

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Michael McGillis Creates a Striking Walkway of Purple Logs in Franconia Sculpture Park

Michael McGillis Creates a Striking Walkway of Purple Logs in Franconia Sculpture Park

Michael McGillis created this timeless log sculpture 'Wake,' which was a big success when it was completed in 2006. McGillis created a walkway using a long log-built structure in Franconia Sculpture Park

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Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Artist Kristi Malakoff is the creator of this brilliant paper installation depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole. Constructed entirely from black paper and foam, the sculpture

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Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Wechsler constructed his Mendicant sculptures from thousands of U.S. pennies — artifacts which he says are a symbol of American culture. Despite the fact that they are incredibly common (50

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Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Riera’s interesting shapes are dynamic and unusual, and they interrupt the otherwise natural scene before the viewer. They add new shapes to the wild silhouette of trees and bushes and break up the

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This Fantastic Paper Globe by The Makerie Studio Can Be Taken Apart and Re-assembled Like a Puzzle

This Fantastic Paper Globe by The Makerie Studio Can Be Taken Apart and Re-assembled Like a Puzzle

Paper sculptors The Makerie Studio created this beautiful paper globe puzzle for photographer Andrew Barter as part of the Freshfield’s 2012 promotional campaign. The globe consists of just 12 precise

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Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Books are a popular artistic material in the creative world, and here at Inhabitat we've shared a variety of inspiring book-based works of art, including a waterfall, a tower, and a house. Now, artist

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Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche is an annual event during which museums, art galleries and artists to open their doors and present work to the public over the course of a winter's evening. This year, spectators were invited

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Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Angel of Light is constructed from around 50,000 CDs which were placed in a circle in front of the house as a dazzling entrance hall. The installation was outlined with battery-operated LED candle

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Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen's art installations are enchanting and imaginative, transforming the most banal objects into works of art. What makes his work even more interesting and mysterious is that Guneriussen is

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Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

A towering baobab tree made from colorful strands of recycled textiles recently rose on the bank of the River Thames in London. Dubbed “Under the Baobab”, the art installation was created by

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Carlos Zuniga Creates Amazing Portraits Using Recycled Telephone Books

Carlos Zuniga Creates Amazing Portraits Using Recycled Telephone Books

The neatness in which each line is blocked out by the ink hints at Zuniga's former training as a designer. His attention to detail alters the recycled pages unrecognizably, and the books he uses are

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Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Ella Robinson sources materials washed up from the sea to create vibrant mixed artworks textiles. The Royal College of Art graduate's work is bright, colorful, and equally inspired by cities and the

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