What exactly are you looking at? A glowing lightbulb? Not quite. It's actually a staircase in the inner city of Prague, taken from below and looking up by photographer Dennis Fischer. Love the beautiful saturated color and the incredibly cool perspective.
Red Car with Five Flowering Trees
Klaus Leidorf takes aerial photography to "scary" new heights. Ask him how he gets his stunning shots and he'll tell you that he's a pilot of a Cessna 172 and that he takes pictures and steers at the same time. How? "The plane can be steered by my feet and then I open the window to photograph," he says. Using his DSLR cameras…
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Macedonia-based artist Vasko Taškovski finds inspiration from horses to produce surreal fantasies. Using an array of vivid colors and varying landscapes, the painter transforms the ordinary creature into a robust yet agile stallion. Most fascinating about Taškovski's creations are the constructs and forms of the equestrian subjects.
In one of his elaborate paintings, the horse…Continue
Artist Molly B. Right has made an impressive series of portraits using the unique medium of bottle caps. By first starting off with a painted figure on a piece of sheet metal, Right then attaches the caps so that they overlap, causing a scaling effect. These bottle cap can date anywhere from the 1930's to the 70's. Great care is taken so that no glue shows and they are covered in a transparent glaze to help…Continue
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Lying on your back, you look up at the clouds. At first it's a game of "What does that cloud look like?" but it quickly turns to becoming "What do I look like?" and "Who am I?" Photographer Christopher Jonassen's series entitled Before We Begin encapsulates this act of looking up at the clouds for answers. The Norway-based photographer tells us that his inspiration for…Continue
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England-based Alexander Korzer-Robinson is not a traditional artist, rather he enjoys creating narrative scenes by using pre-existing media, such as encyclopedias. Like Brian Dettmer, this artist creates his book sculptures by carefully cutting into pages,…Continue
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Talk about uncanny! New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller (who you remember from here) recently took photographs of identical twins for an interesting National Geographic story. The intricate details of the photographs, caught by Schoeller's professional camera, exposes…
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Designed by Frankfurt-based architect Boris Banozic, the simINN Flight Simulation Center in Stuggart, Germany is an interesting take on introducing beginners to flying. Using an exact replica of a Boeing 737 on the outside and a Learjet 45x cockpit on the inside, the center strives to make your flight as comfortable and realistic as possible. To do this, a number of features are…
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Poetry has found a new medium. Iceland-based poet, performer, and visual artist Ragnhildur Jóhanns constructs flowery paper art sculptures in her series entitled Sculptural Poems. Using the support of a book's form, the artist extends the text beyond the confines of the structure by adding poetic written words on strips of paper. The result is a feathery figure of…Continue
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Simple and very modern, Letter Shelves, designed by Ricard Mollon, are an easy way to add flare to any room while creating storage space. The acrylic shelves come in the shape of different letters of the alphabet, and you can choose between many different sizes, from floor standing to smaller sizes that can be hung up on your walls. Also, the letters are sold individually, allowing you…Continue
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With New Year's Eve quickly approaching, I thought this art print was just perfect. It's a saying that can apply to almost anytime in your life, as well.
If you're still getting over Christmas, put yourself in the festival NYE mood by checking out these breathtaking firework…Continue
It's been a little while since we posted about Viktor Hertz's clever work. Lucky for us, he's back with a new set of Honest Logos that are sure to make you laugh. The designer behind the popular pictogram movie and…
Existential inquiries like "What is the meaning of life?" are thought-provoking questions that are difficult to answer. However, photographer Gilbert Garcin comically alludes to answering such philosophical curiosities through his strangely amusing imagery.
The France-based octogenarian began his career in photography after retiring from managing a lamp factory…Continue
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Located on the Andes mountains in Chile, the Mountain Refuge Chalet C7 was created by architecture firm DRN architects. This building offers the most amazing views of Inca Lake and the Tres Hermanos mountain range while keeping the viewer safely out of the elements. It features two main parts, the stone foundation and upper glass facade. The lower half is…Continue
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Design practice JDS architects have submitted the winning proposal for a new building in Hangzhou, China. A dual office complex and hotel, Hangzhou Waves is comprised of two buildings that seem to mimic each other's form. While together they form a wave, their outside facades are very different.
The hotel is made up of a number of roof terraces that start at the highest…Continue
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Many of us give haircuts to our pet dogs or cats, but what would the world look like if the whole animal kingdom had radical haircuts like us? Perhaps ducklings would show off mohawks and squirrels would sport a Fu Manchu mustache. Photographer Andreas Franke of staudinger+franke apparently didn't think that this idea was too far-fetched as he's created his own series of animals with interesting…
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Artist Josh Keyes has had quite an eventful year, creating many of his trademark acrylic paintings in 2011. Less surreal than his previous pieces, Keyes still likes to focus on wild animals. In these compositions, humans are nowhere in sight and, instead, animal have broken out of jail,…