Is this not one of the most beautifully interesting structures you've ever seen? The Taiwan Tower International Competition has selected its first place winner, Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto's proposal hopes to be a model for green architecture and inspire future generations. Entitled The…
Wouldn't it be great if we no longer needed a physical keyboard? Korea based company Celluon is highly invested in the idea of portability and cutting-edge technology. Both these ideas are brought together in one sleek and minimal design, the Celluon Magic Cube. The device is made from highly durable materials and features a very easy-to-clean exterior. The Magic Cube is…Continue
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Created by Czech artist Petr Motycka, the appropriately titled Shoe Christ, has another name. Compulsion to Refuse Something that Has Been Used is the sculpture's other title and says more about what this piece is meant to represent. The 19-ft tall crucifix weighs 1,100 lbs, and is made up of 1,444 used shoes! Nearly every shoe is unpaired, and the reason…
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Love steampunk? Can't get enough of pop culture art? Kreatworks, a steampunk and metal arts shop, has creates an amazing array of sculptures made entirely out of recycled metal, auto parts, and other scrapped machines. Each of the highly detailed works is created by Mr. Sudjai, a Thai sculpture artist, and his skillful team. Pieces vary in heigh from 20 in. to 9 ft., and depict a multitude of different figures including Wall-E, Hellboy, and Captain Jack Sparrow,…Continue
Artist Heather Jansch creates amazing life-sized sculptures of a number of wildlife creatures. However, her main focus and most impressive works to date feature horses. Jansch is a self-professed horse lover. One day, out of the blue, she felt as if she was called upon to make a specific type of art - driftwood sculptures of animals.
She is constantly collecting…Continue
Miami-based artist NFN Kaylan is back with a few new creations to add to his ongoing series of work, entitled Nature of the Beast. An incredible process is undertaken to produce each of these 200 lb sculptures.…
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First sketching out a rough form of his father, artist Miguel Endara created a phenomenal portrait by filling in the drawing with an astounding 3.2 million ink dots! It took Endara over 210 hours, which equates to nearly nine full of straight stippling. Check out his incredible video below to see the whole process…Continue
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In order to educate and protect Turkish citizens from natural disasters, Portugese architecture firm OODA conceptualized this magnificent building for the Istanbul Disaster Prevention + Education Center.
The center will host a variety of courses and seminars focusing around disasters. Simulation facilities inside allow visitors to virtually experience earthquakes, hurricanes,…Continue
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Joern Roeder and Jonathan Pirnay, students at the University of Visual Arts and Design Kassel, Germany, have created an installation that reflects where our modern society has come in this digital age. In the style of Erik Kessel's "Photography in Abundance," the team…Continue
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Pittsburgh-based 4moms is getting ready to launch their newest product - the Origami - the worlds first power folding baby stroller. With the goal of designing better baby products for both new and old mothers, the company feels that the Origami is "everything a stroller…
Artist Todd McLellan has more patience than all of us combined. Meticulously taking apart classic objects such as a typewriter or flip clock, he breaks them down piece by piece and separates them into groups. After he places all the pieces onto a white background with all the parts laid out together, he produces exquisitely detailed images that display the inner mechanics behind the…
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BIG architects, a Danish architecture firm, has been selected as one of three finalists whose design has been selected for St. Petersburg's international pier design competition. Their design hopes to incorporate St. Petersburg's close connection with the bay area while channeling the activity on shore to walk down the pier and enjoy both the "wave walk," and "the wave" that lies at the end of the pier.
The pier is made up of three parts, the "tributary park," which is…Continue
The iPhone's camera has been getting better and better with each new generation. However, due to some shortcomings, such as a small lens, they haven't been able to completely overtake the small personal camera market. With DeRosa's Italian designer Antonio DeRosa revolutionary iPhone case concept, that could soon change.
DeRosa's concept is a case that the iPhone fits…Continue
It may surprise you to know what type of vehicle this luxurious interior belongs to. It's not a jet, or a limo, but rather a Mercedes Benz Van. Called JetVans, the high end interiors of these vehicles were designed by Becker Automotive Design and take inspiration from private planes.
With features such as hide-away tables, built-in internet connections, and other…Continue
Indoor pools take up lots of free space and that could pose as a huge disadvantage for homeowners who would love to have them. Thanks to Hydrofloors, lack of space will never be an issue again!
The Belgium-based company developed an indoor pool that hides under a floor and can either be raised or…Continue
Designed by architect Mark Cunningham, with help of Michael Gilmore, Trump World Tower's 77B Penthouse features two-bedrooms, two-baths and a media room, all within 12-ft-high ceilings. On the east and south side of the 2,871 sq ft Manhattan apartment, bright rays of sunlight stream through the floor-to-ceiling windows while providing breathtaking views of New York City . All this…
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Conceptualized by architecture firm Fantastic Norway, Mountain Hill Cabin is nestled in the Ai mountains of Norway and would only be accessible in the winter with skis. An interesting aspect of the cabin is that the roof can be used as a small ski slope.
In an attempt to preserve the natural environment, building materials were carried up with the use of snow scooters so that…Continue
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