From the Occupy movement, the royal wedding, riots, and protests, this year has been filled with its fair share of incredible events. So much has happened, in fact, that The London Guardian asked the Flickr community to help document some of the highlights of 2011 with those iconic plastic bricks or legos. Now come…Continue
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Nature photographer Peter Lik is highly renowned in the photography world. You'll be surprised to find out that he's entirely self-taught. Born in Australia, Lik honed his craft since he was 8-years-old when he received his first camera. He has since made several trips to America, creating an extensive series of works entitled Spirit of America in which he captured landscapes…
Artist Mary Johan Juver has created quite the imaginative collection of mash-ups portraying everyone's favorite cartoon family as the characters from J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of The Rings series. This set is hilarious and the idea of seeing Homer Simpson portraying Aragorn is something I'm surprised the show hasn't thought up, as far as I'm aware. Of all the characters shown here, however, I…
What an interesting design! Istanbul, Turkey, has recently been promoting their competition for architects from around the world to submit their proposals for their new Disaster Prevention and Education Center. Some of you may remember Portugese architecture firm OODA's…
The widely popular video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is already well-known in gaming circles but it's starting to find a niche in other communities as well. (It was only officially released back about a month ago, on November 11, 2011, but it quickly generated rave reviews from critics like Wired.com who gave the game a perfect score of 10 out of 10, writing "The…Continue
Netherlands-based architectural firm MVRDV recently revealed their controversial design for The Cloud, a new pair of residential skyscrapers to be built in Seoul, South Korea. The idea is based around two towers, one reaching 853 ft into the air while the other rising 984 ft. These towers are then connected at the 27th floor by a pixelated cloud that takes up 10 floors on each side…
U.K. photographer Mark Mawson has added another impressive group of photographs to his already amazing portfolio. Entitled Aqueous Fluoreau, the series is an extension of a previous group of work similarly titled called Aqueous. Using ink and water, Mawson uses a secret technique to take these remarkable photographs that he is not sharing. Whatever his process…Continue
Have you ever seen a building that looked like it could house a city? Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has just released their design for Scott's Tower which will be in Singapore. The 31-story building will feature 231 apartments that offer impressive views of the surrounding area.
The most striking part of the design is the two openings in the buildings facade called Sky…Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 11, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments
The newest installation in Los Angeles' Materials and Applications courtyard is quite the sight. It's a collaborative project between architects Doris Sung and Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter as well as structural engineer Matthew Melnyk. Bloom is a 20-ft tall metal flower that opens and closes with the…
Photographer Nick Cobbing recently took a trip to Greenland and returned with some truly breathtaking photos. Greenland is home to the largest ice sheet in the northern hemisphere. Roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland is covered in ice which is generally more than 1.24 miles thick. Scientists predict that, in a few hundred years, climate change could eventually melt the entire ice sheet resulting in a global sea level rise of almost 24 feet!
Cobbing's photographs are meant to help…Continue
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
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 9, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 8, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments
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.…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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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