Panasonic announced that they plan to compete in the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii, with three 7" high robots. Each robot is specialized for each of the three events; swimming, biking, and running, which comes to a grueling 140 mile race. Now, while human competitors get only 17 hours to complete the race, the Evolta robots will be given a week to finish because they are 1/10th the size of a normal… Continue
Cute, clever and making a political/environmental statement? Yes, it's Polar Ice designed by Atsuhiro Hayashi. Two silicon cups make unique ice cubes that show either a polar bear or two penguins standing on a glacier. How sad is it that they'll eventually melt away? Monos is selling them (set of 2) for 1,575 yen (or about $20 US).
If you just love it when new technology makes life more fun and enjoyable, then you'll get a kick out of this. Disney AppMATes is a a new line of toys that comes to life digitally when used with an Apple iPad. (This is mostly for kids but don't we all have a kid still living inside of us?)
Your iPad can now be turned into a virtual play mat! First up is Disney/Pixar's Cars 2. Each vehicle has sensors that are recognized as a unique footprint by the app which… Continue
Michael Murphy challenges the boundaries between the second and third dimensions in his art. What appears to be a painting is, in fact, a series of dissected layers, forming a figure when viewed from the right angle. His series, LOOK, forces the viewer to move around and observe each comprehensive piece from different perspectives.
Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox layers embroidery on top of medical x-rays to create these wonderfully weird pieces. The clash of two such divergent materials, cloth and plastic, already seems strange enough but add in the fact that one is quick and technical while the other is labor intensive and you have something that's quite thought-provoking.
"For me, stitching has a nurturing aspect… Continue
Street art is expanding to include even more talented artists. M-E-S-A impresses passersby with his fine art skills. His murals are not only massive, they're exceptionally detailed and well done. M-E-S-A has a tendency to use large human heads and crows in his work, which is reminiscent of art by JR and ROA.…
The Polish city of Lodz is making huge waves in the street art world. Under the patronage of Mayor Hanna Zdanowska and the Ambassador of Spain in Poland, the city is co-financing a monumental, permanent exhibition called Urban Forms Gallery.
Some of the best street artists around the world joined Poland's… Continue
It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish what medium of art I'm looking at anymore! Marta Penter, a psychologist-turned-painter based in Brazil, is playing mind games with her photorealistic paintings. Her series "Shared Intimacy" features visuals that you'd swear were candid photographs from a personal collection.
Penter paints with watercolors and oils on canvas. She… Continue
Kelly Steffey focuses her photography skill on what she finds the most inspirational - nature. The Alabama native shares, “Natures provides me with an endless supply of beautiful and vastly diverse landscapes so I find myself continually inspired by my surroundings.”
Steffey has a knack for finding beauty in the old. The 23-year-old photographer has the ability to breathe new life into… Continue
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Spending a night in a cave might not sound enticing, but take a look at the Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey, and I'm sure you'll reconsider.
The Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel offers guests a choice of six different cave houses and 30 different cave rooms that date back to the 5th and 6th centuries. All the rooms are furnished with respect to the environment around them while… Continue
Way back in in 1779, French artist Pierre Julien created this powerful sculpture titled Gladiateur Mourant (Dying Gladiator). Fast forward a couple of centuries later and photographer Yvan Lemur took this dramatic photo of the marble statue at the Louvre in Paris. His lighting and composition make this shot extraordinary!…
Using his Samsung L100 digital camera and Photoshop, Venezuela-based student Jesús González Rodríguez mixed layers to create some of the trippiest face illusions we've seen in a very long time. In fact, not since Ulric Colette's Genetic Portraits have we been this taken aback by photo manipulated faces.… Continue
Austria-born artist Mario D. Fischer has created an intriguing set of work, called Temporal Mimesis, using rigid foam, resin and patina. The beautiful twists and turns suddenly give way to hidden human forms.
"I was always fascinated by the interference of volume, shape and time with regard to its sculptural possibilities," Fischer tells us, when we asked him why he chose to work with… Continue
Head on over to Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof (a former railway station) from now till January 15, 2012, and get ready to feel like you've stepped into a strange and surreal dream. Artist Tomás Saraceno has created a massive installation consisting of 20 large balloons, some of which you can actually enter. Bounce on the transparent floors and then look through the spheres… Continue
Love Harry Potter? Can't get enough of LEGOs? For a video game print ad campaign, Albert Co created these amazing Harry Potter images! "I accompanied the 3D final renderings with early concepts sketched in Photoshop," he says. Just magical.
South Korean artist Kim Sun Hyuk, has created a new series entitled Drawn By Life, that depicts Hyuk's interpretation of the human root system. Sculpted from metal, each piece has an incredible structural layout and elegantly depicts the figure we are intended to see. All the forms are also hollowed… Continue