Lima, Peru-born artist Cecilia Paredes might just remind you of the female version of modern-day magician Liu Bolin. Working with her assistants, she creates photo performance based works that have her seamlessly blended into backgrounds. Acting as both the photographer and the…
Taking 250 hours to make and using 120,000 plastic bricks, Ryan McNaught just recently created the tallest Lego model in Australia. Standing 5.7 meters high (or 18.7 feet), it's of the Saturn V rocket that in 1969 launched Apollo 11 and delivered humans to the moon for the very first time. Look closely and you'll see that this impressive creation comes complete…Continue
Iowa-based digital artist Bao Pham pushes our imaginations over the edge with these gorgeous digital artworks. Pham's female subjects look like they're straight out of a sci-fi movie, with each representing a different element or theme. The artist does a phenomenal job at capturing emotion in each piece, leaving us…Continue
Photographer Aaron Durand's captured images of trains give new meaning to the term "faster than the speed of light." The San Francisco-based artist, who also goes by everydaydude, takes long exposure light paintings of trains whizzing by in his series with the simple, fitting title of Trains. The extended streaks of color…
Toronto-based photographer Jeff Harris very well may hold the world record for the longest picture-a-day project. First beginning his daily photography series in 1999, Harris has just completed his thirteenth year of documenting his very full life. As of December 31, 2011, he has accumulated an astounding 4,748 portraits!
Harris has generally worked a 9-5 desk…Continue
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Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center recently worked with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey to create this highly detailed map of all the trees in America. Over six years, researchers assembled the national forest map from space-based radar, satellite sensors, computer models, and a massive amount of ground-based data. The…
First presented in 2009 for his graduate exhibition at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Geoffrey H. Short has been receiving a lot of attention these days for his ongoing, fantastically fiery series "Towards Another (Big Bang) Theory." The photographer hired film industry special effects technicians to create "big bangs" on the black sands of New Zealand's west coast using…
Talk about the old world and the new world colliding! Every year, the small Switzerland ski town village of Vercorin asks artists to come and create works during the summer months. They're not looking for a singular sculpture, they're interested in creative projects that incorporate the entire village.
In 2010, Lang/Baumann was asked to take on this challenge. "We thought it…Continue
Are you looking at an upholstered chair or just an outline of one? Designer Alessandra Baldereschi twists our minds by creating a polyester coated iron collection of indoor/outdoor chairs, sofa, table, and coffee table that have the shape of upholstered furniture but is far from it. Using lines typically seen on your favorite living room chair, he makes us believe we're…Continue
Véronique La Perriére M.'s charcoal drawings are surreal and almost a bit creepy, yet one can't help but to continue to look at them and wonder what's going on. La Perriére describes her art by saying, "My artistic practice is choreographed around questions that relate to memory, perception and identity. Through the medium of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video,…
Photographer Isabel M. Martinez explores multi-narratives and points of view in her series Quantum Blink and The Weekend. Employing a vertical pattern displaying alternating images presents a sense of simultaneous storylines. The Chile native, who currently lives and works in Toronto, experiments with time and space while offering different…Continue
Normally, I wouldn't watch women throwing themselves at men, to refrain from encouraging them. However, photographer Lilly McElroy's accurately titled series I Throw Myself At Men is too entertaining not to look at! The Arizona native literally flings her body at unknown men, capturing the moment of surprise, confusion, and awkward human contact.
Steve Wheen started the Pothole Gardener project as part of a university course. Over time, the project turned into a blog that follows his gardening efforts around East London. Wheen describes his endeavors as "part art project, part labour of love, part experiment, part mission to highlight how s*** our roads are – the pictures and gardens are supposed to put smiles on peoples faces and…
Many of us have heard of Crocs before, but this is definitely not what we had in mind. Amsterdam-based artist Sit created these outrageous high heels as part of his contribtuion to the Hybrid Thinking exhibit currently being held at Jonahton Levine…
L’éclat, the chocolate boutique of the Righa Royal Hotel Japan, has created beautiful planetary chocolates that look too pretty to resist. The chocolates are edible replicas of the planets Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea) and Neptune (cappuccino).
For the past 15 years, photographer Howard Schatz has been celebrating the beauty of movement and form with his breathtaking underwater photography. After enlisting the help of dancers, models and performers, he asked them to be submerged in a swimming pool where he took pictures of them as they posed for his camera. (Of course, this wasn't an ordinary pool but…Continue
Hong Kong-based mother and designer, under the name Loopz, has created these cute vector art prints that are an ode to pop culture. Featuring princesses, superheroes, and even Star Wars characters, they're so fantastically fun, you'll want to buy them as sets to hang up in your office or baby's…
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With the 2012 Summer Olympics almost upon us, we're sure to see creative and clever ideas sprout up that are inspired by the momentous occasion. In fact, a new Tumblr blog has just appeared called Olympic Non-Events that shows pictograms of everyday "sports." It hilariously shows these figures jumping, throwing and lifting things, but…
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When he's not taking shots of mountain bikers in the summer, you'll probably find photographer Fabrice Wittner near a slackline. He says that the sport rules his summers, not just as a subject for photography, but because it is one of his many passions. As you can see from his shots, slacklining requires an immense amount of balance and strength, as well as incredibly steady nerves.
"The reach of balance is a constant fight that we bring to a next level…Continue