Designer Stephanie Marin knows how to create furniture that, quite literally, shows us what being “one with nature" means. She designed a high quality surrealistic set that's practical as floor cushions. Made in the shape of coastal marine pebbles, these pillows can be arranged to fit any mood. Don't they just want to make you jump on them?…
Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo will by honored by Amnesty International. They hired Dutch designer Maarten Baas to create Empty Chair to support the campaign against suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists. Baas’ chair is a seat whose back, which looks like a… Continue
Ronen Goldman has an eye for the uniquely absurd. Through his works, he allows us to get a glimpse of the surreal scenes that show up in his dreams. Hold on tight to your seat, It's going to be a thrilling ride...
In "The Surrealistic Pillow Project," Goldman is like a magician who impresses us with a large arsenal of amazing photographic tricks. We recently caught up with him and he was kind… Continue
Oliver Morris is a talented photographer who specializes in double exposure photographs. His works are layered in a way that make them feel natural and his photos never feel out of place, by any means. Morris is excellent at creating a relationship between the two photos that make for one intriguing story...…
Prepared to be awestruck as you watch a huge bolt of lightning hit the ground about 650 feet (200 meters) away. William Phuoc and a few of his storm chaser friends took this amazing footage while shooting a thunderstorm in Darwin, Australia. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!
Remember the Book Surgeon? He's back with a whole new set of works that he's showing at the Kinz + Tillou Fine Art gallery in New York from now till June 11. Called Altered Books, the show features Brian Dettmer's incredibly unique art that ranges in price from $3,800 to… Continue
It's hard to comprehend the amount of damage the tornado that tore through Joplin created. The death toll in Joplin, Missouri, has now topped 125, making Sunday's catastrophe the single deadliest tornado recorded in the United States since modern record-taking began, which was almost 60 years ago.
According to Alan Taylor's In Focus, "AP Photographer Charlie Riedel took a trip in a helicopter to capture images of…
Step into the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art (LACMA) starting May 29th and get ready to see over 700 creative works from the one and only Tim Burton. This show first debuted at New York's Museum of Modern Art, where it brought in an estimated 810,500 visitors, making it the third most popular show in the museum's history - only behind Matisse in 1992 and Picasso in 1980! It then traveled to… Continue
Clever advertising has reached new heights! Dutch outdoor advertising company Interbest uses extremes to bring awareness to their billboard visibility. Here they used a male stripper to grab the attention of onlookers in a campaign that won them the Gold at the 2011 Clio Awards!
An overweight male strips down in each billboard… Continue
Recycling takes on a whole new meaning with artist Nava Lubelski! She creates cellular sculptures using tightly rolled paper scrolls made entirely of tax returns, rejection letters and other collected waste paper. Lubelski shares that her work explores the contradictions between the impulse to destroy and the compulsion to mend.
“[They] reconfigure a mass of paper that has been grouped…
Timelapse videos are truly impressive. (If you don't believe me, check out our Top 10 Most Incredible Timelapse Videos.) Chicago-native Craig Shimala gives impressive a whole new meaning with his video of Chicago. Using a simple mirror… Continue
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To commemorated his friend's death, Frederick McSwain decided that he needed to do something special. You see, his friend was Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong, who died at the age of 13,138 days (35 years-old).
McSwain used 13,138 dice to create an immense portrait of Wong called Die. It was part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at… Continue
Who embodies the word "muse," more than Kate Moss? Whether it be in fashion, photography, music or sculpture, the supermodel has been the subject of inspiration for designers and artists alike. Danziger Projects Gallery in New York just recently opened its doors to an exhibit of Kate Moss from her early career to the present. The Kate…Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 25, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Earlier this month, Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter reached a speed milestone during stable, level flight. Maintaining a true airspeed of 232 knots (450 km or 279.6 miles per hour), it can cruise at more than half the speed of a commercial jet.
Aboard the aircraft were Eurocopter test pilot Hervé Jammayrac and flight test engineer Daniel Semioli. “We were impressed by the ease at… Continue
Sometimes nature can be more surreal than any fiction. Filmmaker Sarosh Jacob took this vivid video at Jellyfish Lake in the Republic of Palau.
"Twelve thousand years ago these jellyfish became trapped in a natural basin on the island when the ocean receded," Jacob explains. "With no predators amongst them for thousands of years, they evolved into a new species that lost most of their stinging ability as they no longer had to protect… Continue
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Melbourne-based artist Jeremy Geddes wants to raise questions, rather than answer them. In this thought-provoking series, cosmonauts float into empty landscapes and unnamed city streets. They depict a story of demise and dislocation. The question is - why?
Proving that classic looks never go out of style, model Charlott Cordes dons stunning outfits by Valentino, Chanel, Emilio Pucci and others in this gorgeous editorial. Shot by Koray Birand for Vogue Hellas' June issue, the 23-year-old German model strikes subtle poses in a spring garden. With just the right amount of lighting,… Continue
How do you really feel about New York? Well, we all know how we're supposed to feel. After Milton Glaser created that iconic "I heart NY" logo in the '70s, we felt (almost) obligated to show the Big Apple some love. Sure, it's one of the best cities in the world and we would be a fool to not give her the respect she deserves (we are called My Modern Metropolis, right?) but don't we all… Continue
Andreas Preis is an extremely talented freelance artist whose work is all done by hand. Using fineliners, markers, pencils and some brushes, he creates the most unusual black and white portraits we've ever seen! The attention to detail he pays to each portrait is so remarkable, you can't help but gaze at it for hours....…