November 2011 Blog Posts (268)

Spectacular Incomplete Horseman Sculptures



We're familiar with Grecian sculptures highly revering the human form, so how does one echo the elegance of such art without mundanely copying it? The artistic trio known as Unmask Group has managed to not only sculpturally honor the human form, but to add a new twist to its visual appeal by subtracting redundant parts from the sculptures. Their series entitled Flash…

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Added by Pinar on November 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Toyota Unveils Futuristic Smart Car



Toyota will be presenting the revolutionary "Fun VII" concept car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The car will be 13-ft-long and capable of holding three people, including the driver. What makes the Fun VII stand out the most, however, is its digitally customizable interior and exterior.

With the use of touchscreen digital surfaces that make up panels in the cars interior and…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Little Printer's Adorable Personalized Feeds



The Little Printer is an adorable product that Berg Cloud has been working on and has finally decided to release in 2012. Users subscribe to feeds, such as News Headlines or Four Square, and the Little Printer prints them onto a 10 inch receipt-like strip of paper. It even goes a step further and filters the feed so that it "can bring you paper deliveries, regularly, quietly and…

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Added by Claire on November 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Remembering Murdered Women Around the World

Artist Lise Bjorne Linnert has catapulted this ongoing social project involving 3,700 people in over 25 countries. As of June 2011, more than 5,500 hand-embroidered labels have been displayed to represent women who have fallen victim to extreme violence. The generally pink panel is adorned with countless white labels displaying the names of these women who met…

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Added by Pinar on November 30, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Beautiful Blue World



Romanian photographer Caras Ionut imagines what our world would look like in beautiful shades of blue. Using digital editing techniques, he shows us magnificent landscapes, as well as dreamy long-exposure shots of the night sky. A seaman for over 24 years, his love for photography began only about seven years ago, a…

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Added by Eugene on November 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Big City Double Exposure Photographs

Financial District, New York



Driving through a big city, there are so many things to look at yet our brains have a hard time retaining memories of all the little details. Award-winning photographer Doug Keyes created these magnificent multiple exposure photographs to document travel along a route or within a specific area. His goal was to record…

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Added by Claire on November 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Light and Mirror Infinity Illusion



Art Miami kicked off last night with their VIP preview. We were lucky enough to attend and wanted to report back on a few key pieces that blew our minds. First up is Korean-born artist Chul Hyun Ahn's Visual Echo Experiment. This amazing work is made up of four equal cubes, each lit up in a different color. Using just three materials - plywood, lights and mirrors - Ahn creates…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Church Made of Guns and Ammo



A shockingly cool piece of art we spotted at Art Miami's VIP opening night was this church made of guns and gun parts by American artist Al Farrow. Called Skull of Santa Guerro III, this new work stood out because of its interesting use of materials. Farrow is known to make models of churches, temples and mosques from bullets and gun parts to highlight the relationship between war…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Light Tapestry



Another highlight at Design Miami this year is this gorgeous light tapestry by Denmark-born designer Astrid Krogh. Her works are a fusion of old and new - while they're technologically advanced, they still connect with textiles' long history. Krogh is pioneering a new genre of light-infused art showing how optic fiber strands can be weaved into iridescent tapestries. The fibers are connected to…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Huge Steel Skull Adorned with Swarovski Crystals



Art is popping up everywhere in Miami this week! Case in point, Whitewall and Delano hotel just unveiled "Die to Live" by Belgium-born artist Michael Benisty. The 8 ft tall stainless steel sculpture features 345,798 golden black Swarovski crystals. What a sight!

In early 2009, Benisty struck up a conversation with Swarovski heiress Nadja Swarovkski while…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Amazing Interactive Audi Exhibit Uses 2000 LEDs



We're in Miami this week to report on Art Basel! While here, we were able to attend a few different press preview events including Design Miami and Art Miami. Easily one of the highlights of Design Miami was seeing this incredible exhibit put on by their exclusive car sponsor, Audi.

Audi teamed up with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to bring a "digital street" to life. Called…

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Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Incredibly Creative Industrial Environments

"The Automobile Factory"



Artist David Trautrimas' works may look deceivingly simplistic, but upon closer inspection the amount of detail that is in these pieces is astounding. The series entitled Industrial Parkland depicts factories created from the very objects they are supposedly making. For example, a power drill factory is…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 29, 2011 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Revolutionary Long Distance Router



Remember those gloomy days when you've been stuck helplessly with a really weak Wi-Fi signal. It's one of the most frustrating first world problems ever, especially if there's somthing really important you need to do on the internet.

Thanks to Amped Wireless, this will never be an issue again! The…

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Added by Eugene on November 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Conserving Africa's Wildlife Through Photography



How often do we see exquisite imagery of animals that isn't a "When Animals Attack" special? Photographer Nick Brandt says, "The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being." I agree with Brandt and appreciate his stunning contributions to wildlife…

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Added by Pinar on November 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Floating Balloon Bridal Dresses

Rie Hosokai's skill in balloon design and graphic designer Takashi Kawada's art direction combine to form quite a unique team. The pair call themselves Daisy Balloon and have travelled the world exhibiting all types of balloon art. While most of the art is fashion-oriented, Daisy Balloon has many other great designs such as balloon vases and photographs.

What especially…

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Added by Claire on November 29, 2011 at 2:14pm — 3 Comments

Massive WWI Human Sculptures

Human Statue of Liberty, 1918



It's almost impossible to comprehend the scale of these historic photographs by Englishman Arthur S Mole and his American colleague John D Thomas, who were commissioned by the US government to take the pictures as a way to raise morale among the troops and raise money by selling the shots to the public during WWI.

In…

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Added by Eugene on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Creative Pin Press Storage System



Pin Pres by OOO My Design is a fun and clever storage system with sliding rods. The concept is simple. All you need to do is push your item onto the pin press, causing the rods to move inward and creating a compartment for your item! This storage system is a great idea for many reasons. First, it is really convenient. There is no need to make room on a shelf or do any organizing. Second,…

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Added by Claire on November 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Waterfall Made of 300,000 Plastic Straws



Japan-based artist Tokujin Yoshioka designed an installation entitled Waterfall using 300,000 clear plastic straws. This artistic display marks Yoshioka's first showing in Sydney. In fact, he had never even visited the space and had to imagine the entire construction of the piece in his mind - and what a creative mind he has!

Yoshioka's current installation bears a…

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Added by Pinar on November 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Brain-Melting Amalgamations

Be sure not to stare at these gifs too long or your brain will start to melt away. Motion designer Micaël Reynaud pushes us into a psychedelic haze with these "living" images. The photos from the piece above were taken by Michael Jang.…

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

Amazing Recycled Car Parts Sculptures



Made entirely out of recycled car and motorcycle parts, Swiss artist Tom Samui masterfully crafted these extraordinary metal sculptures. After collecting the materials needed from a local junkyard, Samui cleans and sorts all the pieces needed for current or future works. None of the pieces collected from the junkyards are ever thrown out and once all the pieces have been welded…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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