Katie hosmer's Blog – January 2013 Archive (59)

Tiny Man Precariously Balances an Elephant on His Back



The work of French artist Fabien Mérelle involves creative combinations of dreams, experiences, and his early childhood imagination. He blurs the line between reality and fiction and his bio states: "Following the unrolling of a dream, playing with the free association of shapes and ideas, he seems to say that everything is transforming, metamorphing, opening itself to the most diverse…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 31, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stylish Dog is the Hottest Fashion Model in Town

It's not often that you come across such a well-dressed animal like Menswear Dog (MWD), a furry friend who is better dressed than most people walking down the street. Even if you aren't one who believes in dressing up your pet, it's hard to resist checking out those big brown puppy dog eyes.

Based in New York, MWD is a 3-year-old Shiba Inu. He's the main model on Menswear Dog Blog, a…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Miniature Bonsai Tree Sculptures Made of Wire

We have seen impressively complex wire tree sculptures in large form before, but never have we seen anything quite like these intricate Wire Bonsai Trees by Ken To. The miniature designs are incredibly detailed versions of a fully sized tree, shrunk down to…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hunger-Inducing Pantone Swatches in the Form of Food



In the world of graphic design and commercial printing, Pantone swatches are key for color matching. Getting that exact shade of plum purple or a perfectly vibrant tangerine orange can be more precisely accurate in the final printed product by matching the intended shades with this consistent color system.

Inspired by these tiny swatches and their corresponding numbers, artist Alison…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Long Exposures Reveal Movements of Sleeping Couples



German photographer Paul Schneggenburger created this photo series, entitled The Sleep of the Beloved, in which he features the movements and motions of loving couples as they sleep. For each image, the photographer arranges a bed in his studio apartment, creates a backdrop of black sheets, lights some candles, and leaves for the night. He sets up a long exposure on…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Finding Symmetry in the Most Unsymmetrical Forms

In Mirrors, photographer Traci Griffin finds symmetry in the most unsymmetrical forms. Focusing specifically on tree branches and hair, Griffin captures the many offshoots and divisions that naturally occur as long hair cascades down or a tree trunk expands and grows. The artist then divides the photograph in half and reflects it upon itself, giving the impression that each…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Beautiful 3-Hour Sand Drawings Created with Only a Rake

We just love Simon Beck's sensational snow art, in which he spends days walking in special snowshoes to create spectacular patterns, and so, we couldn't resist these equally amazing geometric designs in the sand. England-based artist Tony Plant has been creating what he describes as…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Powerful Photos of Crashing Waves Set Against a Dark Sky



Alessandro Puccinelli loves the ocean and, as an artist, he has dedicated much of his time to the study of this natural beast, a force filled with combinations of powerful energy and very still, calm tides. To capture the chaotic movements of the waves as they crash against rocks and land, Puccinelli climbs up to high points, cliffs, and lighthouses to gain close access to the water.…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 29, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Artist Camouflages Public Eyesores on City Streets



Dutch designer Roeland Otten likes to brighten up urban streets by camouflaging misplaced public structures with site-specific art. He uses mosaics, geometric paint designs, and high resolution photograph wall coverings to recreate the otherwise blocked and lost views along city streets. Below are three different projects in which Otten decorates old, run-down public…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 29, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Lifelike Oil Paintings Mimic Photographs



Belgium-based artist Christiane Vleugels is a talented illustrator who creates incredibly lifelike paintings of human figures and faces. The artist, who has been drawing from a very young age, has mastered her techniques in order to produce these extremely realistic depictions of people. Her skilled use of light and shadow creates such detail that viewers may think they are…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 28, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Captivating Portraits Taken Inside a Plexiglass Box



As big fans of Alexis Mire, we have featured her in the past for her many creative and inspiring photographs, here and here. Based in Northern Florida, the young photographer continues to make…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Flattened Sets of Silver Objects Suspended in Mid-Air



London-based sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker has an affinity for smashing things. According to her bio, the artist "is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’—steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions." So it makes perfect sense that in Thirty Pieces of Silver, the artist had 1,116 silver objects…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Assorted Light Fixtures Illuminate a Greek City Street



Creative group Beforelight, located in Greece, developed this fresh and inspiring concept in which old, unwanted lamps and lampshades were recycled into a unique public light art show. The company, a group that mainly experiments with the use of light, is well known for their architectural and stage lighting as well as installations in public spaces.

Under a Different…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 26, 2013 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Layers of Vibrant Movement in New York and Berlin



The passing of time is a fascinating concept which happens all around us, at every single moment of every single day. French photographer Laurent Dequick decided to capture these fleeting seconds in a series of photographs entitled Vibrations Urbaines. Each image is a collective sequence of multiple photographs, superimposed together to visually reflect the chaos and…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Inspirational Typography Posters by Ben Fearnley

UK-based graphic designer and digital artist Ben Fearnley creates artwork in all kinds of forms, including flat illustrations as well as three-dimensional digital art. In this series of posters, the artist has turned inspirational quotes into clean and well-designed typography. Using monochromatic black and white, he gives new and visual significance to these…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Thousands of Colorful Clothespins Form Swirling Patterns



Tender is a series of projects that use everyday objects in creative forms. Artist Martin Huberman of Normal studio, a design and architecture office in Argentina, developed this design, which is filled with large quantities of repetitive and colorful clothespins. He painted the tips of the pins and then placed them in large, organized rows along a tight mesh, revealing…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Adorable Shetland Ponies in Sweaters Promote Scotland



What better way to promote the tourism in your country than to use adorable Shetland ponies as the face for the advertisements! The national board of Scotland recently organized a photo shoot with photographer Rob McDougall in order to drum up interest in the country. Featuring Fivla (red sweater) and Vitamin (brown sweater), the series of photographs are focused both on the…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Panoramic Exploration of a Magical Underwater World

The great depths of the ocean aren't accessible to everyone, but the mysterious beauty of this underwater world can still be seen thanks to the work of many brave photographers. One of these adventurous people is landscape photographer Marcio Cabral who created the project entitled Anhumas Abyss.

Located in Brazil, Anhumas Abyss is an underwater cave that is…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 24, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Real Life LEGO Hotel is Every Kid's Dream Come True



Playing with LEGOs is such fun, but getting to stay in a real-life LEGO hotel!? It's every kid's (and some parents') dream come true! This LEGO-themed hotel is located at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California, and it is scheduled to open on April 5, 2013. The 250-room hotel stands three stories high and features a large amount of colorful figures and sculptures, built completely out of…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Artist Brings Relaxing Sandy Beach Into His Home Office



If you have ever found yourself sitting at work, wishing you could escape to the beach and bury your toes in the sand, this is the home office of your dreams! American Justin Kemp created Surfing With the Sand Between My Toes as a way to get the best of both worlds.

The Massachusetts-based artist is involved with everything from videos to performance art…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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