The words "black" and "garden" may together conjure up an image of a rotting garden, but Lauren Fensterstock's installation - consisting of black plants, soil and mirrors - looks far from rotting. In fact, the garden actually looks very elegant and beautiful - something that black and white interior design enthusiasts would absolutely love. By bringing two words that are never associated with one…
Added by Claire on December 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
One of the best times to photograph outside is during the golden hour, or when we get the first and last hours of sunlight. If you'd like to capture more stunning and magical photos, however, try and catch the blue hour (or twilight), the window of time in the morning that begins minutes before sunrise or the period in the…
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Artist Chow Martin has created some unique and creepy pieces of work for his Tank Series. The drawings are mostly rendered in ink but charcoal and oil have been used in some of them. Each one highlights Martin's excellent understanding of anatomical structures and proportions even if the works introduce highly surreal elements. Looking as if they have been…Continue
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Miha Artnak, the artist behind the brilliant Layers series, has recently finished his newest piece of street art entitiled The Rise of The Fall. Found inf Slovenia, in this piece Artnak covered the branches of a tree with a number…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Photographer Nathan Spotts has created a series that perfectly captures the beauty of this earth and the universe. Spotts describes his series by saying, "I've always been captivated by the beauty of our world, and often dream of the things that lay just beyond what we can see. I wanted to create images of scenes that are not-quite real, but that almost could…Continue
There are things in life you gravitate towards for their beautiful simplicity, wonderful execution, or just because they make you smile. For me, this project fulfills all three. It's a rainbow made entirely out of books and it was commissioned by Oxfam for their annual book fest 2011. According to the artist behind it, Andy…Continue
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Today's pic of the day comes to us from Patrick Smith who took this magnificent photo of a glowing waterfall at Queen's Bath in Kauai, Hawaii. He had to position himself in just the right spot to get this shot.
Here's his story:
"From a trail near the Princeville hotel, you gain access to some incredible coastal scenery including a large lava swimming pool called 'Queen's…Continue
It looks like this guy went down the rabbit hole. Paris-born artist Jean-François Fourtou uses a mix of his childhood memories and inspiration from Alice in Wonderland to create a surreal series of his own entitled Mes Maisons (My Houses). The contemporary artist, who currently lives and works in Marrakech and Madrid, produces illusionary images that…Continue
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Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira shows absolutely no respect to art galleries' walls! It's as if he has the supernatural ability to control trees, making them burst through the walls at his own whim.
When Oliveira was a student in São Paulo, there was a plywood fence outside his window that began to peel and fade into different layers and colors. The wood,…Continue
We've heard the phrase "getting lost in a good book" but never have we seen a sculpture that actually makes you feel it! If you ever get a chance to visit Prague, make sure you drop by the Prague Municipal Library to see an extraordinary sculpture by Matej Kren. The Slovakia-born artist installed a "tower of books" entitled Idiom that uses mirrors to create an illusion that you're looking into an…
Design studio Super Nature Design submitted Weaving Forest, an installation made of two large reindeer and smaller structures all to be wound in yarn by viewers. The pieces are made of wood and outfitted with screws sticking out of the forms that help to hold the strings together. The piece debuted at Detour…Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 26, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments
In this day and age, it's refreshing to see a positive perspective on a script that has the ability to cause unease in America. Political street artist Peter Fuss' billboard pieces entitled This Means Peace were first placed at a railway station in Gdansk, Poland in January 2008. His works are immortalized on his website and are just as powerful, nearly four years later.
Now that's a wedding picture! Winter Wedding Light Painting was taken by Danny Turcotte Jr., a freelance and wedding photographer based out of North Bay Ontario and owner of Catch-Light Photography. It's of couple Kory and Matt, who bared the shivering cold for this magnificent shot.
Update: We got in touch with the photographer to ask him the story behind this shot.…Continue
Artist Elliott Quince was frustrated with the fact that some Star Wars characters received too much attention, while others not enough. He could only imagine how bitter the neglected characters must have been at not making it big, how badly they were treated on set or how cruelly their lives have panned out since the movies were released. To put the spotlight back on the unlucky…
When was the last time you shared a wish? Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton of The Hairpin, walked around the streets of New York City, asking random strangers a single question: “What’s your holiday wish?” What's most interesting…Continue
For the month of December, artist Dan McCarthy created this stunning glow-in-the-dark poster of the aurora borealis (or the northern lights). Sadly, the 5 color screen print has already sold out but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it. The artist also shared his process photos on his…
It's hard to believe that it's been over nine months since Japan's massive earthquake that not only triggered a devastating tsunami but also severely damaged the Fukushima power plant, which resulted in the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years. While…
This is no ordinary path in a forest. For Tallin's 2011 European Capital of Culture and LIFT11, a festival showcasing 11 urban installations, Japan-based architect Tetsuo Kondo was formally invited to skillfully share his innovative designs at Kadriorg Park in Tallin, the capital of Estonia. The urban designer constructed a structural installation entitled A Path in the Forest for…
Only Zaha Hadid could make a parking garage look this stylish. The world-renowned architect will be designing the new structure for Miami. After the city's previous success with famous architects Frank Gehry, Enrique Norton and others, it's created new, visually striking car parks that have attracted worldwide attention. The mayor, Matti Bower says "even our parking garages are more than a group of parking spaces. Some have become destinations within themselves…Continue
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Artist David T. Waller used 2,500 old toy cars to create Toy Atlas Rainbow, a beautiful installation that won the People’s Award at the Arts Depot Open in 2010. The cars in the installation are arranged in a circular pattern according to their color, making a beautiful rainbow out of Hot Wheels cars. It is clear that a lot of time and effort went into constructing the installation, as…
Added by Claire on December 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments