Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'illusion' (20)

Charming Shelves Give Illusion of Floating Paper

If you love a good illusion, you'll get a kick out of these cleverly designed shelves! They look like a gust of wind has suddenly caused a stack of blank, white paper to blow through your house! Japanese design studio YOY is behind Blow, white shelves formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates into five different types of shapes. Used either upside or downside,…


Added by alice on January 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Street Art Illusion: Boy Balancing on Stacked Chairs

Street artist Ernest Zacharevic has just unveiled his latest piece that he created for Nuart, the annual international festival that brings the biggest heavyweights in the street art movement to Stravanger, Norway to "produce some of the worlds most…


Added by alice on September 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Watermelon Slices That Burn Bright

Warning: Even after looking at these photos a few times, it may be still hard for you to wrap your head around the idea that you're looking at candles! From the company LessCandles comes these cone-shaped candles that are hand painted with special wax to look like actual watermelon slices! (Just as deceiving are…


Added by alice on July 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Color Bursting Optical Illusion Sculptures by Matt Moore

Artist Matt W. Moore just wrote to us to tell us about a massive new update he's done to his web portfolio that shows color bursting works he's created within the last two years. One of the most fun projects takes the optical…


Added by alice on April 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Animals Burst Through Gallery Walls and Glass Containers

Artist Tasha Lewis, who you may remember from these blue butterfly swarms, is currently showing a "moving" body of work at The Harrison Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Using hidden magnets within her mixed media sculptures, she creates the illusion that a variety of animals and plants are bursting…


Added by alice on January 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pretty Tipping Vase Illusion

Does this tipping vase make anyone else feel just the slightest bit uneasy? Ammo by Jean Marc Gady is a beautifully simple vase that plays with our senses, making us feel as though it's just one second away from falling down. Like a cannonball, it sits ready to shoot something up into the air, but the only thing it's allowed to send up is a flower. For some reason, it reminds of…


Added by alice on October 5, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Thought-Provoking Cross Sculpture Casts Shocking Shadows

Georgia-based artist Michael Murphy, the one behind those amazing multi-layered sculptures is back with one thought-provoking piece. This new site specific installation was commissioned by UNC Charlotte for the art…


Added by alice on August 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Mind-Boggling Overly Aggressive Anamorphic Robot

TSF Crew recently created this incredible anamorphic painting of a huge robot that looks like it's marching towards you! The talented French street art duo that was behind the amazing floor-to-ceiling tree and the…


Added by alice on July 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sinking Supermoon Illusion

Astronaut André Kuipers took this incredible shot of May 5th's Supermoon from the International Space Station. The moon appears to be squashed or sinking (depending on your own interpretation). According to…


Added by alice on May 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Behind the Life-Size Lego Room Illusion

After we wrote about Valentino Fiadini's mini Lego rooms that look like life-size locations, we saw his work spread around the web on sites we love like…


Added by alice on April 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Elevator Illusion Shocks Unsuspecting London Shoppers

At your local mall, imagine going about your normal shopping routine, when you step into an elevator and see a giant hole cut out of the bottom! Would you even get in? This awesome 3D illusion, created by artist Andrew Walker, recently shocked unsuspecting shoppers at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth, London.

It's some pretty creative guerrilla…


Added by alice on February 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Desert Rivers Look Like Trees

Wow, what an illusion! Photographer Adrianafranco Franco submitted this shot, taken of rivers that look, eerily, like trees in a desert in Baja California, Mexico. It was submitted to National Geographic's online community My Shot in December and was chosen as one of their best of that month. From Nat Geo's staff…


Added by alice on January 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mind-bending Scaling Building Illusion

If you're planning on visiting Paris from now till the end of March, make sure you drop by art complex Le 104 to see their Perceptions exhibition. It's there that you'll find an exciting installation called Bâtiment (Building) by Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich that's sure to warp your mind. A Parisian facade gives viewers the impression that they're vertical.…


Added by alice on January 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Upholstered Chair Illusion

Are you looking at an upholstered chair or just an outline of one? Designer Alessandra Baldereschi twists our minds by creating a polyester coated iron collection of indoor/outdoor chairs, sofa, table, and coffee table that have the shape of upholstered furniture but is far from it. Using lines typically seen on your favorite living room chair, he makes us believe we're…


Added by alice on January 19, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Top 10 Illusions in 2011

Who doesn't love a good illusion? We're winding down 2011 with some of the most creative projects we posted on this year. Some of the best art and photography we featured involved illusions, works that distorted our senses and frazzled our brains, making us do a welcome double-take. From incredible 3D chalk drawings to immersive installations, these were our favorite illusions in…


Added by alice on December 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Light and Mirror Infinity Illusion

Art Miami kicked off last night with their VIP preview. We were lucky enough to attend and wanted to report back on a few key pieces that blew our minds. First up is Korean-born artist Chul Hyun Ahn's Visual Echo Experiment. This amazing work is made up of four equal cubes, each lit up in a different color. Using just three materials - plywood, lights and mirrors - Ahn creates…


Added by alice on November 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Imaginary Road to Nowhere

If you're in Sydney from now till October 23, 2011, make sure to walk around town and take in all the art! Art & About Sydney is the city's annual public arts festival that's basically like one big, open-air art gallery. Projects by Australian and international artists are creatively re-imagining the streets, turning the city into a… Continue

Added by alice on September 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Shocking Illusion Wall Art

How creepy yet cool are these? Legendary street artist Dan Witz, who Met member Inka Leoni wrote about back in February 2010, recently collaborated with Blik to come up with three shocking "grate" graphics: What the %$#@?… Continue

Added by alice on August 4, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Beautiful Pictures that Look Like Paintings

While we're completely blown away when we see paintings that look like pictures, we're even more excited when we come across pictures that look like paintings! Such is this set, called Painted Ladies, by Barbara Cole. The self-taught photographer not only challenges our reality, she does it… Continue

Added by alice on June 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Pic of the Day: Let's Play Cars

What a wonderful illusion. Via 9Gag.

Added by alice on April 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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