Featured Blog Posts – September 2011 Archive (219)

Creative Links of the Week #13

Well, it's almost October. Can you believe it? Before we say goodbye to September here's this week's edition of Creative Links of the Week.

Around the Web:

This creeptastic LEGO masterpiece took 600 hours to… Continue

Added by alice on September 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Triathlon Competing Robot

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

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Polar Ice

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).

Talk… Continue

Added by alice on September 30, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Disney AppMATes: Toys Spring to Life On Your iPad

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

Added by alice on September 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Amazing Multi-Layered Sculptures

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.

In addition to the optical illusions he… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 30, 2011 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Creeptastic X-Ray Embroidery

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

Added by alice on September 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Wicked Jetbike of the Future

Although this concept has been done before, hopefully we will being seeing these stunning jetbikes go into production in the near future.

Designed by Jaewan Jeong, the Gladiator's Bike images are gorgeously rendered and simply embody speed. While technology may… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Massive Street Murals by M-E-S-A

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.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on September 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Polish City Embraces Street Art

Aryz (Spain)

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

Added by Eugene on September 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Movie on the Radar: Anonymous

Ready for a must watch movie of the year? Released nationwide on October 28, 2011 is Anonymous which asks the riveting question: Who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare?

Set in Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on this issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain,… Continue

Added by alice on September 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Intimate Photorealistic Paintings

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

Added by Pinar on September 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Enchanting Forest Fantasy

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

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Turkey's Magnificent Cave Hotel

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

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

The Dying Gladiator

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!…


Added by Eugene on September 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Multidirectional Face Illusions

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

Added by alice on September 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Hidden Foam Figures

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

Added by alice on September 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Cloud Cities Inspired by Soap Bubbles and Spider Webs

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

Added by alice on September 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Awesome LEGO Harry Potter Scenes

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.

via [… Continue

Added by alice on September 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Human Root Sculptures

The Way to Happiness II

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

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 28, 2011 at 4:03pm — 2 Comments

Psychedelic Three-Dimensional Paper Sculptures

Beginning September 30th and closing on October 3rd, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will exhibit colorfully rich creations by Jen Stark. Located in Los Angeles, the show contains Stark’s signature… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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