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Dynamic Residential Buildings Proposed Above Urban Transportation Hubs



Urban Alloy is an innovative architectural design concept created by Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM as a way to continuously improve and expand upon urban development in dynamic cities like New York. The designers have proposed a concept that makes use of wasted spaces above intersections and transportation infrastructures.

"Urbanist’s have long touted the benefits of greater…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Large Coral Reef Sculpture Raises Conservation Awareness



Our Changing Seas III is part of an ongoing series featuring large-scale coral reef sculptures by artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, who finds herself turning to environmental science and marine biology to find inspiration for her artwork. The artist carefully shapes the coral from glazed stoneware and porcelain to mimic the beauty of nature, using chopsticks and…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope



Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As the candles melt, the injustice disintegrates before our eyes and a more…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Brand Slogans Reinterpreted to Tell the Hilarious Truth



Advertising agencies work hard to brand a product and develop a specific slogan to convey the idea behind that brand. However, once the product is out in the world, there's no telling what will happen. And that's where Honest Slogans comes in. Created, written, and managed by graphic designer Clif Dickens, the website features hilariously reinterpreted concepts that translate slogans…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid



Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Otherworldly Light Installation Alters Perceptions of Reality



Within the space of a large trailer, artist Candaş Şişman produced a beautifully illuminated space that seems otherworldly. Using strong light sources, lenses, a convex mirror, a fog machine, and a sound system, the İstanbul-based artist transformed perceptions of space into an unending abyss of light.

The installation, entitled I/P/O-cle (I—Input, P—Process, O—Output,…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Lives of Bikers Documented in Powerfully Gritty Photos



French photographer Yan Morvan covered the lives of bikers and gang members across more than 40 years in a collection of powerfully gritty black and white photographs. The artist often risked his life by exposing himself to extreme situations and environments, and he dedicated much of his career to following the Hell's Angels, Skinheads, and even Guy Georges, a serial killer who ended up kidnapping…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 20, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Spoof-Wikipedia Site Offers Hilarious Abbreviated Descriptions



The Tumblr blog TL;DR Wikipedia is a lighthearted website with the tagline "Wikipedia: Condensed for your Pleasure." The funny website (which stands for “too long, didn’t read") translates a wide range of lengthy, detailed descriptions from the internet into a few concise sentences that will certainly make you laugh.

Sometimes brutally honest, the site is there for anyone who…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Macro Details Reveal the Intimate Life of Snails



These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Underground Cave Expeditions Reveal a Whole New World



British photographer Robbie Shone takes viewers on great adventures through his travels and explorations into the depths of dark caves. With a love of the outdoors, Shone learned early on that he enjoyed the challenge of photographing within the darkness of these magical caverns. During his underground expeditions, he finds creative ways to illuminate the normally pitch black…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Boligán's Sentimental Illustrations

This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 5:49pm — No Comments

New Phone Booth Wiretapping Street Art in England



One moment, this plain white wall was blank. The next, it was covered with the stylings of what many are claiming to be the most recent work of British street artist Banksy. The piece quickly emerged overnight along a wall located on Hewlett Road in the Cheltenham borough of Gloucestershire, also notably, a town that is home to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Retro Posters Redesigned to Feature Contemporary Musicians



French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled Ads Libitum, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don't quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many contemporary musicians, including Beyonce, Daft Punk, and Pharrell, to transform the vintage…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky



When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Hard-Working Cleaners in their Beautiful Artistic Sanctuaries



When the lights go off and the crowds disperse, a public building doesn't just clean itself. In his series, entitled Melbourne Cleaners, Australian photographer Greg Briggs recognizes the hard work that goes into maintaining the illusion of an always-clean gallery, art museum, movie theater, or ornate church. The beautifully meditative series is a study both on human behavior as…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective



The Dark Side of the Covers is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the "other side." Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' Abbey Road, Nirvana's Nevermind, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, with a bit of a twist.

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Playful Balloon Chair Appears to Be Floating in Mid-Air



Director Satoshi Itasaka of Japanese studio h220430 is the mastermind behind this playful chair that seems to be suspended in mid-air. The Balloon Chair concept features what appear to be ten helium balloons attached by strings to a floating seat.

In reality, each balloon is constructed out of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and a cord that are connected to the ceiling by hidden…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces



Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.

Low says, "I knew that it would be a challenge for me to scribble out and capture…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Gorgeous Open-Impressionism Paintings of Colorful Landscapes by Erin Hanson



Artist Erin Hanson has always had an affinity for painting, but she didn't pursue her full time artistic career until she was living in Las Vegas and rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon. The breathtaking scenes throughout the land prompted Hanson to develop a goal of producing one painting per week. For the past eight years, she has stuck to that goal and continues to create stunning oil…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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