It may sound like a train whistling out steam, but fine artist Gregorio de Masi's pieces are actually multifunctional paintings. The California-based painter who spent his earlier years splitting his time between Rome and London has settled in West Oakland, where he creates his unique multimedia artworks.
Drawing inspiration from his stint in the film industry, working…Continue
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The World Photography Organisation has just recently revealed the 2012 shortlist for its annual Sony World Photography Awards. While there are several returning nominees for this prestigious award, there are numerous newcomers including Irina Werning whose ongoing…
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Add a little dazzle to your life by illuminating your home with this customizable chandelier. The creative design by Polish firm Gang Design, called Maria, consists of a light bulb surrounded by rows of test tubes. The single or double row of tubes can be left empty to sparkle like icicles overhead or they can be filled with various items including flowers, colored water, or sand…Continue
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The Italian family business Luminaire de Cagna was the main attraction this year at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival included more than 30 displays as the town center was transformed into a spectacle of experimental illuminations and projections. At this cathedral of LED lights, the audience walked through the immense 91’ high entrance into a “fairy tale…
Simon Christen, the photographer who took one of last week's Pic of the Days, just told us about a video he created called "The Unseen Sea." It's a series of time-lapse shots he took over a one year period around the San Francisco Bay Area that's been beautifully compiled…
Who wouldn't want a dad like Kermit Mulkins? One day, his daughter Darbi had her zipper break on her favorite lunch bag. Instead of replacing it, he started doodling cats and characters on brown paper bags. (He even created an…
Last year, Ontario, Canada-based graphic designer Aaron Christopher Judd started a project called "365 Days of Tumblr" where he'd post a new image and quote every day for one year. He's almost completed his project and has started to compile some "best of" posts where he's showing some of his personal favorites as well as the ones his followers enjoyed the most. (See…
Taking a break from beautifying abandoned public phone booths, Bumblebee took to the streets for a much more serious cause. Using his trademark yellow and black stripes, the street artist painted a couple large scale murals on the side of buildings in Los Angeles. The series,…
What's not to love about this Hardback Book Lamp, filled with mystery and intrigue? A light bulb is seen fused into the hardback cover of a book, while a simple switch adds the finishing touch on the creative design.
If you're further interested, Typewriter Boneyard offers multiple covers. My…Continue
We've all heard the classic story of finding a fly in your soup but finding a bear in your coffee is a whole different story. These playful Hidden Animal teacups offer a delightful surprise as you sip away on your hot or cold beverage. Product designer Ange-line Tetrault created the white ceramic fox, owl, and bear teacups to be “playful as well as thoughtful reflections of her life and…Continue
Photographer Markus Reugel recently captured this incredibly sharp photo of Earth in a water drop using his trademark set-up. Called Falling Earth, it's the latest in his ongoing series titled…
While we're used to seeing photographers create "little planets" from a 360 degree panorama, this is the first time we've seen one incorporate the northern lights or the aurora borealis. During…
Student and freelance illustrator Elizabeth Baddeley created this beautiful watercolor painting of the Wollman Rink in New York's Central Park shortly after moving to the city and as the leaves were beginning to change in the fall. The piece was selected for the 2012 American Illustration Annual. Just lovely.…
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If you didn't know the name David Choe, you probably do now. A few days ago, The New York Times reported that the San Jose, California-based graffiti artist was paid in stock for creating artwork at Facebook, meaning that when Facebook stock trades…Continue
Hello and happy Friday! Welcome to another edition of Creative Links of the Week. Today, we start off with the funniest Valentine's Day card we've seen in awhile. (Who doesn't love a good nap?) As always, sit back and enjoy our round-up of the most interesting links from around the web.…
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Prague-based design studio SGL Projekt took on the grueling task of adding an equestrian training ground to a previously deserted farmstead known as Stork Nest Farm. Inspired by the storks who dwelled on the chimney of the abandoned distillery, the studio designed the space, mimicking a massive bird's nest. The dome-like structure is supported by glulam timber beams…Continue
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Artistic married duo Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison first brought us the surreal universe of the dapper Everyday man in their series entitled The Architect's Brother. Since the release of that photography project, the couple have unveiled two new series entitled…Continue
Find romance in the big city by taking your sweetheart to see this giant red heart installation in New York City’s Times Square. Danish architecture firm BIG (Bjarke Ingles Group), with Flatcut and Local Projects, designed this interactive cube-shaped pulsating heart that burns brightly alongside the intense lights of New York’s bustling city center.
Titled BIG♥NYC, the installation was…Continue
In this work, magnificent textures and colors of enlarged butterfly wings are combined with female faces to create a unique twist on portrait photography. Carsten Witte fuses these two forms of natural beauty together in his series Camouflage.
The manipulation of shadow and light leads the viewer to look directly into the eyes of his subjects. The natural allure of…Continue
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Determined to figure out a way to show his large scale landscape photos on the web, photographer David Anthony Hall decided to do something different. With works that are up to 3 meters long or about 9 feet, he knew he had to think "outside-the-box," ultimately coming up with the idea of building the world's smallest gallery. By reducing the size of his works to a scale of 1:50…