Remember when mom and dad used to tell you not to play with your food? Well these plates by Boguslaw Sliwinski actually encourage you to break that rule! The transportation-themed designs feature simple line drawings of trains, boats, and helicopters. Organize food into piles on the “train” or on the flatbed of the “truck” before taking your first bite. The kid in you…Continue
Extremely talented Moony Khoa Le, also known as Moonywolf, is a digital artist and illustrator based in Vietnam. In her drawings, she expresses incredibly original concepts that bring new worlds to life through unique characters, fantasy elements, and consistently dark, textured color palettes. Though surrounded by surreal swirls of confusing time and space, her feminine…Continue
How breathtaking are these? For the last 15 years, photographer Noel Myles has taken photos of the countryside in eastern England, in places like Suffolk and Wormingford, and then arranged them to create these stunning tree mosaics. I love how he has only certain parts of the tree in color, leaving the rest in a somber gray. Reminds me of…
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Who wouldn't want to turn off all the lights and take a nice, hot shower in this bathroom? Spotted on Freshome, this beautiful bathroom was designed by Blanca Sanchez of Halo Design Interiors. Inspired…
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“None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison
Using 8,000 colored and black map pins, designer and artist Dominique Falla adapted and then recreated one of Thomas Edison's…Continue
Who needs an office at work when you've got a home office like this? National Geographic Society's Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis called on architect and designer Travis Price to construct his very own personal at-home workspace in Washington, DC.…
When it’s time to redecorate your home, pick a few favorites from Colombian artist Catalina Estrada’s striking new wallpaper collection. The intense, saturated explosions of color will make a bold statement in any room. Choose from repeat patterns to sweet scenes of enchanting characters surrounded by swirls of floral and wildlife details—all involving fabulous…Continue
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Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, aka Red, has already impressed us with her sunflower seed portrait of artist Ai Weiwei and even went on to gain worldwide attention with her portrait of basketball star Yao Ming, which was…
Artist Rico Blanco combines his two passions—painting and illustration—into these magnificent abstract-like pieces. The main focus of each painting, often building on a relationship between human and animal, creates a scene that evokes different meanings and narratives. Experiencing each piece is like trying to hold on to a brief flash of memory right before it…Continue
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Josh Agle, more commonly known as Shag, is an illustrator, painter, and designer who portrays the themes of consumerism and consumption through eye-catching images. His unexpected choices and skillful use of vivid colors grab the viewer's attention instantly.
Agle's work often captures only a snapshot of a scene, not giving many clues as to what is going on in the big picture. This encourages…Continue
After signing up for Pinterest when it first came out, we've been watching its meteoric rise to now becoming one of the most talked about and visited social photo sharing websites around. Mashable recently put up an infographic that visual marketing firm Lemon.ly created on…
Artist and full-time professor Jay Wilson says he uses "humble materials" like toothpicks and matches to create these beautiful works. I love how he incorporates typography and how you can see the red tips of the matches in the deers' antlers or in the lettering. In addition to toothpicks and safety matches, he uses just glue and T-pins.
"The work is complex in arrangement and…Continue
Though seeing a giant can of Coke in the middle of a dirt field seems interesting enough, when you find out what the meaning is behind it, the piece becomes even more intriguing. According to Juxtapoz, the artist duo behind it, Icy and Sot "decided after their president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared…
Though you wouldn't immediately think of jellyfish when you think of lamps, it makes much more sense when you remember that some species of jellyfish can produce light in their bodies, known as bioluminescence. The Medusae Collection by Californian designer Roxy Russell highlights this fact with its gorgeous creations.
"Jellyfish are perhaps the best example of…Continue
At your local mall, imagine going about your normal shopping routine, when you step into an elevator and see a giant hole cut out of the bottom! Would you even get in? This awesome 3D illusion, created by artist Andrew Walker, recently shocked unsuspecting shoppers at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth, London.
It's some pretty creative guerrilla…Continue
When a model goes on an audition, aka a go-see, she often has a Polaroid picture taken of her by a casting director, on the spot, without any makeup on. This is done so that the modeling agency can take a look at the model's face that serves as a blank canvas. (I know all of this from my many expert years of watching…Continue
Spanning over 30 years, Swiss artist Felice Varini has been mesmerizing viewers with his anamorphic illusions. The artist, who resides in Paris, displays his illusionary work in both private and public spaces. The urban paintings require a specific point of view to visualize the geometric shapes he creates as a continuous whole. From any other standpoint, the piece is…Continue
With just two and a half years of experience, 16-year-old Spanish photographer Cristina Otero captivates us with these zoomed-in self-portraits. Using fruit as her inspiration in this series entitled Tutti Frutti, Otero disrupts the conventional notions of feminine beauty and interacts with different fruits in a seductive performance for the camera. She…Continue
If you have ever wondered what the end of the world might look like, take a look at this series Precipitates by collage artist Pablo Genoves! In his work, he takes catastrophic destruction and transforms it into spectacular moments that we can gaze upon in awe. By using old prints of interior spaces like museums, theaters, and churches, Genoves creates a…Continue
After writing about the newest installation to incorporate Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, Chicago, we got in touch with the artists behind it to find out more. Luftwerk (the collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero) created Luminous Field, which is an…