Can you spot your country? In this striking new series, New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves worked with New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin to create gorgeous maps all made out of food. Make that real food. Originally inspired by a passion for travel, the two…Continue
Until April 27, visit the Frankston Waterfront in Victoria, Australia to see spectacular sand sculptures like this one. A team of talented international and Australian sculptors have brought to life story book characters from Penguin Books in an event titled Story Land. That's a total of 3,500 tons of sand carved into amazing works of art!
In addition to seeing sand…Continue
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In a video that's quickly making its way around the web (almost 3.8 million views on YouTube), we all get to watch as 20 strangers kiss for the very first time. Amateur filmmaker Tatia Pilieva captures a range of human emotions from awkwardness to elation in a short film featuring strangers (or rather actors) asked to lock lips.
Simple in concept, beautiful in execution. This artsy,…Continue
He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland.
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On July 22, 2011, an island in Norway called Utøya made headlines when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire at those at a youth camp there, killing 69 people in an unspeakable act of violence. Coupled with Breivik's first attack, a car bomb explosion in Oslo that killed eight people, a total of 77 lives were tragically lost in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.…
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Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you'd see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on…
If you're a Food Network fan, you may already know the name BethAnn Goldberg. She's the two time gold medal champion on the show "Challenge" and the owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, California. The Stanford alum and former NASA engineer uses her masters in engineering and work experience from NASA to construct incredible works of edible art. As she…Continue
An estimated 43 million people watched this year's Academy Awards, making it the most most watched audience for the show in over a decade (2000) and the most popular entertainment event on television since the Friends finale in 2004. If you were one of them and you're an art and design fan, you may have noticed something beyond those beautiful ballgowns and snazzy tuxedos.
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Lichtenstein Moe’s Tavern
While at first glance these rooms may look like something you'd find in one of today's swanky design hotels (like in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas), you might be surprised to find out that they're actually the work of one digital artist. Jon Rafman, known for his…
It's the selfie retweeted around the world now over 3.2 million times. At the Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres made history with that famous celebrity-filled selfie and now The Simpsons' own Matt Groening has created an awesome, wider view of the moment. Bradley Cooper seems to have pushed Homer Simpson's head out…
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Imagine how wonderful it must smell! Menton, France's annual Lemon Festival (or Fete du Citron) is now underway where giant sculptures are created with thousands of oranges and lemons, carefully fixed one by one by hand onto wire frames. It's the 81st edition of the festival and it brings together thousands of spectators who come to admire the giant statues and figurines all…Continue
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Talk about a "sweet" piece of art! Award-winning food artist Michelle Wibowo of Michelle Sugar Art recently recreated one of Michelangelo's finest masterpieces, The Creation of Adam, out of cake decorations, or more specifically 10,000 marshmallows and around half a billion cake sprinkles! The original painting adorns part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and was painted…
Rebecca Louise Law is known for her breathtaking installations that consist of thousands of hanging flowers suspended overhead. Last February, she was commissioned by London's Garden Museum to create a temporary, site-specific work for their Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money exhibition. 3,500 multicolored roses were hung on copper wire and suspended in the…Continue
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Whether you find this is incredibly adorable or unbelievably creepy, you can't help but be impressed by how photographer Tricia Messeroux of Toddlewood transforms young children into famous celebrities. For birthday parties or other special events, New York-based Messeroux works with a whole team of people to give children, mostly between…
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Hurry, it's not too late to still check out Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s current exhibit, Knit, Purl, Sow, an entire show devoted to knitting! You have until January 22 to see how expert textile and knitting artists have created finely detailed botanical renderings of plants, flowers and vegetables. The exhibit has been two years in the making and contains 21 works with 19 provided by…
Just how adorable are these handmade ceramics? Warsaw, Poland-based artist Marta Turowska creates these whimsical bowls and plates that feature our favorite animals like cats, hedgehogs and whales. Her works are all made completely by hand on a potter's wheel and then the animals' tiny features are painted on.
"I am passionate for clay, glazes and paints," she states. "Each…Continue
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After witnessing all of the violence happening in his homeland of Syria, artist Tammam Azzam decided he would use his artistic ability to make a statement. After living through the first seven months of the revolution, with his family, the artist escaped Damascus. While he had previously been a prolific painter, he had lost his studio due to the relocation, and so he turned to…Continue
Walk into the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from now till the end of February and you'll find a gorgeous art installation that features 20 miles of ribbon cascading from the church's vaulted ceiling arches. Artist Anne Patterson is behind Graced With Light, an installation consisting of nearly 1,000 satin ribbons with colors inspired by stained glass.…Continue
After seeing this stunning photo on Flickr's blog, I knew we had to get the story behind it. Photographer Kimmo Kuloveski took this incredible photo on New Year's Eve, simply calling it Explosive New Year 2014. There was no explanation, just a dazzling photo of fireworks…
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