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…
What a strangely interesting sight! To celebrate internationally-known milliner Hirata Akio’s 70 years of work, Nendo (the same Japanese design studio that created a unique rock-climbing exhibit) designed an exhibition that consists of more than 4,000 hats. However, not all of the hats were…
This minimalist illustration of Steve Jobs' silhouette replacing the bite within Apple's logo is quickly making the rounds on the Internet. Created by Jonathan Mak, a 19-year-old design student in Hong Kong, it's a sad but perfect way to pay respects to a man who believed in thoughtful design and beautiful simplicity.
Here are some of the comments on Mak's page about his…
Cast in a soft blue color, this photo series by A. Borisov Studio is beautiful, stunning and cinematic. The Moscow, Russia-based team uses light to help tell their story - making their ballerinas appear happy and hopeful or shockingly distressed. All in all, we're left feeling as though we've given a rare look inside a world full of fierce emotion, one that challenges a… Continue
How beautiful are these? One of the elements that can make the art of painting so exciting is the artist’s choice of canvas. Ian Davie’s decision to paint on swan feathers has given him some major recognition.
Of course, it makes perfect sense that his inspiration stems from his natural surroundings. Whether it be from his home at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park or his… Continue
This short video from WWF, titled The World is Where We Live, simply and artistically shows us that we are all connected. Wonderful.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an organization whose mission is to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment. Among other issues, it's concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate… Continue
Blue, Australian Kelpie, Age 19 from Elderly Animals
While we'll always have a love and fascination for baby animals, like those taken by Sharon Montrose, or even majestic creatures that are in their prime, like those shot by… Continue
Taken off the Cantabrian coast in Spain, these photos by Jose Ramon Irusta are nothing short of extraordinary. The self-taught photographer has developed an incredible, personal style through thoughtful composition and careful attention to light. His main motivation in capturing Spain's landscapes is to help preserve the coast by raising awareness of its beauty.
Using just a single sheet of back paper, Boston-based artist Joe Bagley creates silhouettes that are undeniably beautiful. Whether it's a couple stealing a quick kiss or a single swallow soaring through the air, Bagley's designs are all original and each is cut by hand. He even proudly states, "No lasers, dies, or prints!"
"The intricacies of my work reflect my desire to push the physical… Continue
Did you know that May is National Bike Month? To celebrate, Poster Cabaret asked artists to create bicycle-inspired artworks which are now proudly on display at the Gallery Black Lagoon in Austin, Texas. Going on now till May 30th, you can see a collection of them all…
What do photos from the the top wedding photographer in the world look like? Well, you're looking at them. Ben Chrisman was given that title by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Him and his wife, Erin, were also individually listed as two of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by the prestigious American Photo magazine. Just recently, they were recognized as two of the best wedding… Continue
Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist based in Lucerne, Switzerland who was born with a natural gift. At the young age of five, he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, destiny called. Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs so he turned to origami in hopes that it would inspire him to come up with something more original.…
If you thought surf photography had to look slick to be cool, then you haven't seen these photos by 26-year-old up-and-coming photographer Jaider Lozano. His artistic surf photography was mostly taken in Asturias, a small and beautiful region in the north of Spain where he was born and raised. Four years ago, Lozano decided to start surfing and it was at this time that he found an incredible appreciation for everything surrounding the sport - the beautiful… Continue
Slightly surreal and even a little spooky, this calendar is for those that feel like a cloud is always hovering over their heads. It should come as no surprise that photographer Tejal Patni was inspired by Tim Burton's dramatic films. Called Splash, the fashion calendar has the color "black" as its theme. "I approached all seasons as if I was writing a script for 12 different feature… Continue
A lot of work goes into creating art like this but it's not in the order that you'd think. Yasmina Alaoui and Marco Guerra mix old and new techniques together to create life-size body portraits that are mysteriously beautiful. In the series they call 1001 Dreams, Guerra first photographs their nude subjects in black and white either with film or Polaroid. Next, Alaoui draws the complex Henna-like patterns, by hand, mostly with pen and ink and with some…
If you don't believe that some people are just born with a natural gift, then you haven't met Tony Katai. When he was just 13 years old, Tony bought an old Nikon film camera from his friend and started shooting. Now at 18, he's able to take such interesting photos that even Urban Outfitters says… Continue
Artist Vanessa Prager is one of those people who can take very ordinary tools like ballpoint pens and make something extraordinary out of them. When I first laid eyes on her beautiful, storytelling pieces, I knew I had to get in touch with her. (See first post here.) Not only did I want to find… Continue
While we can all appreciate today's digital art movement, there's something about watercolor paintings that strikes a chord within us, making us yearn for simpler times. Poland-based artist Grzegorz Wróbel is an architectural designer and artist who paints both traditional and modern architecture in his stunning street scenes. Love how he paints shadows and light and how he brings into focus… Continue
Croatia-born photographer Stanko Abadžic finds beauty in simple moments. Shot in black and white, his street photography is characterized by strong contrasts of light and dark, his attention to geographic forms and his eye for long shadows.
What I love most about his photos (aside from the slightly surreal nature to them) is that they look they're from the the 1930s or 1940s when, in fact,… Continue
Andrew Smith takes some ridiculously beautiful photos of New Zealand! You may remember Smith as the one who took us on a trip through Italy, giving us a small but memorable tour through the canals of Venice, inside the awe-inspiring Vatican museum and around the gorgeous Amalfi Coast.