Artist Christina Lihan creates amazing depth and detail with just simple sheets of paper. Educated and trained as an architect, Lihan has since turned those skills toward developing elaborate paper building, bridge, landmarks, and cityscape sculptures. Everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal can be found in her collection.
To create a single piece, Lihan…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Just when we thought he couldn't outdo himself, artist Liu Bolin is back with a variety of new and mind-boggling disappearing acts. We have seen many of his camouflaging techniques in action here and…
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San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis takes key aspects from science and painting, and merges them to form these colorful Petri dish paintings. Each painting is a visual representation of microscopic cellular reactions, installed in circular or amoebic clusters that contain combinations of 150, 60, or 30 plastic dishes. Reis says she blends the two fields as a means "for…Continue
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Located about 4 hours northwest of Toronto, Canada, eco-friendly five-star resort E’terra Samara invites you to "escape the city lights for starry nights in the magical crispness of the Bruce Peninsula." The already inviting Canadian travel destination will soon add a series of 12 environmentally-friendly treehouse villas that will provide visitors with extreme luxury in the…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 17, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Égarements and Quotidien are two projects by French photographer Cerise Doucède in which she creates mysterious moments where inanimate objects come to life in a whirlwind of chaos. Each image in her collection is more exciting and unexpected than the next. The portraits feature serious, contemplative subjects who look sad and disconnected from their physical…
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Located in the Quang Binh province in Vietnam, the Son Doong Cave is the world's largest cave. The biggest section of the cave is more than 650 feet wide, almost 500 feet high, and approximately 5.5 miles long. According to the website, parts of the space are so massive that there are caverns big enough to fit an entire city street inside them.
Set along the Laos border, this largest single…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs,…
If you are one of those people who believe that pants are overrated, you will definitely want to participate in this annual event! The No Pants Subway Ride, which has taken place every January since 2002, is organized by Improv Everywhere. During the designated day, men and women around the world strip off their britches, shake their derrieres, and…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
In this series entitled Nuées (Clouds), French photographer and visual artist Laurent Millet took the clouds right out of the sky and put them on display in glass boxes—or so it appears. Using perspective and a creative mind, the artist photographed his own hand, holding up three dimensional glass boxes that appear to contain the fluffy white puffs.
According to his bio, "Millet is…Continue
In his series Shanghai Layers, Japanese photographer Sasaki Makoto has captured the city of Shanghai in a unique and energetic way. Using long exposures, Makoto documents the largest city in China by capturing flickers of illumination over dozens of seconds, which produce a brilliantly glowing urban landscape.
The bright lights of Shanghai at night illuminate the scenes in a…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 15, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie took the average game of dominos and transformed it into an artistic and scientific creation. The Small Knocking Down the Big is an installation in which the artist arranged wooden blocks into the shape of a tree, with a thick trunk and many delicate branches. Starting with the smallest blocks, which are the size of matchbooks, the series of…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Anyone with a sweet tooth will instantly love this work by Italian artist Roberto Bernardi. Viewers will be shocked by the collection of candy still life images when they learn that these aren't photographs, they are actually hyperrealistic oil paintings on canvas. The delicious details are astonishing and it's hard to believe that these images aren't recorded with a…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 14, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Nobody likes to be in the hospital. It's just not that much fun, especially if the stay is a lengthy one. Three window washers took on the challenge of bringing smiles to every patient's face at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to the news, word quickly spread that there were superheroes descending outside the building, and adults and children…Continue
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Based in Mexico city, Carlos Amorales is an artist who embraces many art forms, including large installations, performance, drawing, painting, and animation. Black Cloud is a site-specific installation in which the artist, along with the help of 14 others, arranged more than 30,000 black paper moths to the walls and ceilings of several gallery spaces. The thousands of…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 13, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
Artist Emil Fiore, also known as Rocky, collects whole spider webs and preserves the natural works of art behind glass. Based in New Jersey, Fiore first learned about catching a web in a children's craft book and, ever since, the idea has stuck. In his 20's, he finally started experimenting with web collection. He has used all kinds of sprays and varnishes to master the preservation of each…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 12, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
These photographs are a stunning fashion narrative set within the Guizhou province of China. Created for LIFE Magazine by French photographer Matthieu Belin, the collection highlights a combination of gorgeous Asian-inspired designs with the marvelous backdrops of the surrounding land. Working closely with both male and female models, Belin captures enchanting moments that…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This project by photographer Henry Hargreaves is both intriguing and disturbing at the same time. The series, entitled No Seconds, features the last meals requested by inmates on death row. Hargreaves recreated the meals as he imagines they were served, complete with silverware, tablecloths, and lacy placemats. The details of each inmate are listed beside the photograph, including…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
We don't know much about Egor N., but what we do know is that this photographer has an awesome eye for simple, yet striking, images. This collection, entitled Coffee Time, doesn't actually feature a cup of coffee, but it does involve many fancy coffee break paraphernalia, including delicate china cups, saucers, and crystalized cubes of sugar.
For the project, the artist filled the cups and pitchers with milk, and captured the white splashes that…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Swedish photographer Ulf Lundin created this hilarious series, entitled Bless You, in which he captures some of the less flattering moments of his subjects as they are mid-sneeze. To start, the artist invited people to his studio. He sat them alone in a room and asked them to freely sneeze in front of a video camera. In doing so, the artist captured that uninhibited moment of…Continue
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Below the Boat is a website that features all kinds of maps, ranging from the East to West Coast United States, and everywhere in between. But, these wooden creations aren't your average, flat drawings. The products are layered, wooden representations that reveal the hidden landscapes of an underwater world. Starting with a bathymetric chart—which is a map of underwater…
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments