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Making its debut next month at the 3D Print Design Show in New York is this 2-string violin that looks like it's from the future. Architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio are known for their cutting-edge architecture but they also work on art installations and product design. At the show,…

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A partially finished Barcelona cathedral that has languished for decades is receiving a new jolt of momentum thanks to the rise of 3D printing technology. Construction of Sagrada Familia, designed by renowned master Antoni Gaudi, began in 1883 and has remained a mostly stalled construction zone for the past 130 years. Its progress has often been interrupted by wars and funding…

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This summer, London’s Kensington Gardens will be overtaken with a mesmerizing structure that looks like it came from the pages of a whimsical children’s storybook. The 15th rendition of the Serpentine Pavilion, sponsored by Serpentine Galleries, was created this year by the Spanish artist-architect duo SelgasCano. Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano’s renderings of the design show that they…

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Artist Cathie Bleck scratches away handmade pigments and black ink on clayboard to reveal splendid nature scenes revolving around ideas of spirituality, mythology, and the interconnectedness of the world. Sensual goddesses, winged creatures, and all kinds of wildlife loom larger than life in her artwork. Dynamic, gestural lines link each form organically, emphasizing the harmony…

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Minnesota-based photographer Caroline Jensen captures the sweet beauty of childhood and life on the prairie in her emotive, black-and-white portraits of her young daughter. Annika, now 10, has been the star of many of her mother's photos since she was 4 years old—for her, photography "is as much a part of life as brushing her teeth," Jensen told…

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Tony Booth, a tattoo artist and owner of Dabs Tattoo in Southport, England, has successfully made a man appear as if he’s an android. On his arm, at least. This incredible tattoo looks as though it’s carved from the skin, and what’s beneath it is another layer of hex geometric patterning. It’s unlike any tattoo we’ve seen before.

The entire thing took 18 months…

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Russian artist Maxim Shkret possesses the incredible skill of making digital art feel as though it’s part of the natural world. Using tools and programs like Pixologic Zbursh, Vray, 3DS Max, and Photoshop, he renders stunning portraits of wild creatures. They’re part of his ongoing series of geometric animals that started last year.

All images feature a front or three-quarters view of…

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Eureka, California-based artist Merry Coor honors the deceased and comforts their loved ones by using cremated ashes to create stunning, heartfelt jewelry. Each memorial ash bead is lovingly crafted by hand. Special, colored glass forms the round bead, while ashes are incorporated into ethereal spiral designs and then sealed in a clear layer of glass. The result is a unique work of art that…

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