Artist David Kracov was commissioned to create an award to be given in honor of, and named for, the late director of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl.
Called the "Book Of Life," it was inspired by the extraordinary life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, a man who saved thousands of children's lives from the devastating effects of the Chernobyl disaster. The metal sculpture has pages…Continue
Back in the summer of 2009, Portland, Oregon-based designer and creative director Ian Coyle decided that he would print a daily thought for 73 days straight. Using his 1950's letterpress, he printed and inked by hand these messages that seem to take on new meaning as we begin this new year.
"Some were random, some pertinent, it was a great way to end each day," he says of the project he…Continue
It's a new year, which means a new start, right? Today, for our "tips" post, we've collected six awesome apps that were designed for fresh starts. With just a little bit of motivation, you can learn more about what you're eating before you take that first bite or get in shape by tracking all of your daily activity. Not only can these apps help you lose weight or firm…
As I walked across New York City's famous High Line for the first time a couple years ago, I was stopped in my tracks by an extraordinary artwork that immediately caught my eye. After admiring it for a few minutes, I never really thought I'd come across it again.
As I was…Continue
From the other side of the world, it's rather difficult to define China and its people accurately. It's easy to make assumptions based on the political standings of a nation, but it would also be a lazy and faulty presumption. Shanghai-born photographer Shen Wei decided to embark on his own personal project entitled Chinese Sentiment, as he says, "to reconnect with the authentic…
How does one create an illusion without fancy editing tools? Photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski manages to produce engaging illusionary images without the use of post editing programs like Photoshop. His photos are the kind that make you do a double-take. At first, they look like cool, manufactured optical tricks. However, upon second glance, the images are clearly just clever images…
Made by artist Joe Black, Made in China is an impressive piece rendered out of 5,500 plastic toy soldiers. It depicts the portrait of a young Chinese solider taken for the cover of LIFE magazine in 1938 on the story of the Sino Japanese War. To create a pointillism effect, each tiny replica is placed with a great attention to detail then spray painted their…
England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates fantastic and imaginative scenes all using paper. Much like his series of cut books, the Boxed Constructions pieces are very similar in style but allow for more creativity with the arrangement of…
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Designed by Cape Town-based Metropolis Design, the Spa House is a breathtaking home that features a unique and clean design. Built on the side of a mountain, it offers incredible views of the surrounding landscape. An underwater spa can be found inside the building and features large windows that look out into the pool.
The guest room hovers over the pool and has a large glass window…Continue
"This is the third of a few MOCs expanding upon the idea of the Lowell Sphere," he says. "See also:…Continue
It's just the beginning. Louis Lander-Deacon has just started a joint 365 project with fellow photographer Charlotte Rutherford. This colored smoke filled shot is his first of 183 photos this year (he's doing 1/2 of 365 or…
Using only natural materials gathered near where his sculptures are made, artist Richard Shilling creates some of the loveliest land art we've ever seen. Due to the uncontrollable weather, Shilling sometimes only has a few minutes to capture his creations before they're swept away by the wind. It's within this short period of time…Continue
After both of his grandfathers passed away in 2010, mere months apart, artist Michael Peck decided to look into their little-known history as men who served in World War II. The Melbourne-based painter uses his signature monochromatic palette to create realistic oil paintings on linen of children playing with WWII equipment. The series entitled The Landing explores Peck's…Continue
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Built in Quebec, Canada, the The Malbaie V residence is a beautiful wood covered home that is more than a picturesque abode. Great care and planning were taken to make this structure functional, as well. The building is made up of two rectangular structures connected together. The roof has a garden built on top of it filled with native plants that helps to…Continue
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Let's ring in the new year with a splash! Amsterdam-based artist Nik Christensen uses paint brushes and his hands to create these monochromatic ink paintings filled with energy. Finding inspiration from all forms of art, from film to literature, Christensen seeks to represent a scene that is both rich with backstory and promises of future happenings. His creations are merely a…Continue
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