Cal Lane is an artist who combines sturdy metal work with the delicate, fine art form of lace design. The artist says, "I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance—as well as a clash—by comparing and contrasting ideas and…Continue
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Artist Tomás Saraceno has dreams of living among the clouds. Over the past decade, the Argentina-born installation artist has concentrated his efforts on creating large-scale suspended spheres that can often be entered, walked through, or sat upon. The massive cloud-like structures are a breathtaking display of life and energy, as formed by synthetic materials.
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Certainly one of the most eye-catching out of the over 50 national pavilions at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is the one representing Russia. Dubbed "easily the most popular pavilion in the Giardini" by World Architects, Russia's pavilion shocks its visitors as every surface inside of it is covered in QR codes. Visitors are encouraged to enter the innovation city…
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L'air frissonne des choses qui s'enfuient (The Air Shivers of Things Fleeing) is a serene series by French photographer Emmanuelle Brisson. Set on a soft palette of neutral colors, delicate butterflies float across the surface of a female form, dressed in thin, white material. I was immediately reminded of the fairytale stories, where the forest…
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Copenhagen, Denmark-born artist Jeppe Hein is one of those artists that doesn't just want you to look at his artwork, he wants you to interact with them. Known for his sculptures and installations where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect, he's the one behind some of the most interesting benches, mirrors and fountains you'll ever come across.
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Iranian photographer Samad Ghorbanzadeh's collection of images depict open, endless landscapes featuring some surreal scenes that are not only filled with mystery and intrigue, but something far more chilling. From his solitary subjects lost in a vast and empty land to the unusual and unsettling misplaced dolls and objects that occupy these environments,…
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Australian artist Guy Whitby, aka WorkByKnight (WBK), draws inspiration from the global transition into the digital era for his unconventionally pixelated portraits. The artist recreates the image of influential celebrities, musicians, and political figures by atypically assembling varied buttons found on your common keyboard, calculators, type writers, and phones.
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Artist Gavin Worth just reached out to us to tell us about latest sculpture or should we say sculptures. When we first came across his steel wire sculptures, we were amazed at not only his craftsmanship but about the stories each told, simple human moments that appeared to be both strong and…
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Take a trip with us to Paris without leaving your desk! Photographer Nichole Robertson (wife of Evan Robertson from that clever Underlined Book Quotes poster series) invites us to take a journey with her to the most romantic city in the world. By capturing Paris by…Continue
Bogota-based artist Yosman Botero creates three dimensional optical illusions using layers of plexiglass and a skilled painter's hand. Back in March, we saw a collection of work that Botero was preparing for the 2012 Shanghai Art Fair. Here, we feature some of his…
Officially opened this past April, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is a shopping complex that has one of the most mind-bending entrances we've ever seen! Ride the escalator up (or down) and you'll be enveloped into a kaleidoscope of mirrors that's sure to throw you off balance. The mirrors don't just reflect all…
Ask anyone what’s the hottest social network around and they’ll, no doubt, say Pinterest. Today, we take a look at 10 designers who’ve been using Pinterest to, not only save their favorite images, but to also share their exciting finds with the world. May their images inspire you to take on that home improvement project or just simplify your life.
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Tourists along the beaches in Mexico strike a pose in this creative series, Tourist Stranger Self-Portraits, by photographer Benoit Paillé. Finding a great fascination in all of the strangers who pass him by, Paillé decided to travel to a leisurely and relaxed environment, and to create a photographic event through an intimate interaction with people in public…
Last month, we shared behind the scenes photos of some of Hollywood's most action-packed films, but missing from the bunch is one of the most followed action-spy film franchises of all time: Bond. James Bond. British photographer Greg Williams has had the good fortune of having a…Continue
There are few true pioneers throughout history that have changed the world and inspired so many as the late great astronaut Neil Armstrong. He has had an immense impact on the entire population of the world with his admirable career that urges anyone who dares to dream to find the confidence in making their far-fetched dreams come true. Armstrong, who recently passed at the age of 82, is…
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Have you ever felt like a little person who was about to take flight in a big world? Miniature mastermind artist Slinkachu created a piece at New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park that symbolizes just that. Holding a bird feather with each hand, the miniature man braces himself for what's sure to be an…
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Dan Doubleday and Meredith Corson of Sanding Ovations recently created an awesome sand sculpture of the White House (and the Lincoln Memorial) for the Republican National Convention. Found on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida , the impressive sculptures were made from 40 tons of sand. It took six days to complete the works which are now on…
Argentina-based photographer Pablo A. Ferrari created this series, entitled Aeroplanes and Flowers, as an exploration of manufactured, steel commercial airplanes interacting with the natural beauty of a simple flower.
From a worm's eye view, Ferrari points his camera skyward and waits for each airplane to pass. From this perspective, the spatial relationship between…Continue
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Photographer Heidi Lender spent the first part of her career as an editor, writing about style and appearances in a world of high-end fashion. In a pursuit of a different kind of life, the artist left that world to move to India and to study yoga, before finding her voice behind the lens of a camera. She now splits her time between Amagansett, New York and Garzon, Uruguay, focusing all of her…
When did the letter A not stand for apple the fruit but Apple the brand? Cape Town, South Africa-based illustrator Emma Cook has created some awesome ABC flash cards for the modern baby. This "silly side project" was designed to show the ABCs with more culturally relevant examples. Though mostly made for designers, any geek, hipster, or person who spends most of their time behind a…