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Iconic Eyeglasses Perfectly Symbolize Famous Personalities



Wearing glasses is a great way to express your own personal style. Choosing frames can be quite the process, but with the perfect pair, they can become a part of your unique identity. Italian multimedia designer and art director Federico Mauro recently explored this defining fashion sense through a series of posters entitled Famous Eyeglasses.

The minimalist artwork…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Strangers Pose Together in Intimate Family Portraits



When the whole family gets together, it's not unusual to mark the special occasion with a family portrait. Some families coordinate outfits, everyone crams together, and someone is always grumpy about having to pose for the picture. It's quality family time that, at some point, just about everyone has experienced.

Interested in this dynamic, New York-based photographer…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hundreds of Wooden Arrows Pierce Airplane from Below



This airplane exhibit looks like it was attacked by hundreds of old-fashioned arrows and shot right out of the sky. The piece, entitled Avião, was developed by Havana-based creative collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters).

With meticulous attention to detail, the duo, consisting of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, produce projects that focus on the…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures



Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment—fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami—into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the refrigerator and the market provide him with all kinds of creative motivation to produce new artwork. The…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Creative Coffee Shop Prints Edible Self-Portraits on Lattes



With this clever technology by a small, Taiwan-based coffee chain, no longer will your cup of morning joe be confused with someone else's order at the local coffee shop. To promote their business, Let's Cafe has recently introduced an innovative foam art printer that produces your own face on the surface of any delicious foamy latte. The realistic depiction exactly mimics the original…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Five Artists Transform Books Into Unique Sculptures

Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art is an exciting installation that utilizes books for much more than just reading. Currently open at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, the collective exhibit features artwork by five different mixed-media artists:…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Drawings Feature Rainy Day Distortions

These meditative, rainy day moments look like photographs but they are actually a series of drawings by artist Elizabeth Patterson. Inspired by the transformations and distortions that form when light shines through water, the LA-based artist develops these incredibly realistic images using only colored pencils and graphite.

Patterson was first inspired to produce this…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 22, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Modern Birdcage Design Also Doubles as a Table

French interior architect and designer Grégroire de Laforrest develops fresh, new designs that break many conventional expectations. Cage Archibird is an example of his spectacular creativity. The clever piece naturally integrates two main functions, serving both as a table and as a birdcage.

Within the interior, small birds have the freedom to move around…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Scuba Diver Takes Breathtaking Photos of Underwater World



Climbing on board a boat, putting on scuba gear, and splashing into the water to go diving is not an activity for everyone. But for some, like Flickr photographer lar3, diving is the perfect opportunity for discovery. In these surreal landscapes, the adventurous photographer transports us to another world. From an underwater perspective, he captures natural gradients of color and interesting…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gorgeous Starry Night Engagement Photos



Photographer team Robert Paetz and Felicia Wong have recently developed a new trend for engagement photo shoots. The married duo combine nature with portraits, using long exposures to produce these romantic moments underneath the stars.

The idea was sparked when one couple requested an engagement session in Joshua Tree, California in the middle of 100-degree…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 20, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Gold Dinosaur Skeletons Adorn Louis Vuitton Display



The many store window displays in New York City often serve as both an incredible art exhibit as well as product advertisement. In this display by Louis Vuitton, fashionistas and history buffs alike will enjoy the trendy spectacle of gold dinosaur bones paired with the iconic new Pre-Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection.

Inspired by the display at the Natural History Museum in…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Clever Food Art Plays Off Everyday Expressions

Easy as pie

Many of us have heard the expressions "cool as a cucumber" or "easy as pie." In this playful collection of food art, London-based designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan took those phrases to the next level, creating a series in which each food idiom comes to life right before our eyes. The artist created compositions that naturally…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Kinetic Sculptures Flow Organically with the Wind

Artist Anthony Howe creates kinetic sculptures that are suspended or stand glistening against their outdoor settings. The many windmill-like structures respond to their surrounding natural environments by reflecting sunlight and producing motion in response to wind. Using mainly stainless steel and fiberglass, Howe produces all kinds of interesting symmetrically balanced forms…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 19, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Artist Encourages Viewers to Destroy Her Delicate Sculptures



Usually during an art show, visitors are asked to not touch the artwork. However, during artist Courtney McCracken's installation entitled For Your Pleasure, she actually encouraged people to destroy everything that they saw. In the one night interactive installation, McCracken set up all kinds of destructible objects like inflated red balloons, a complex but delicate tower…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Festival of Dazzling Fireworks Explode Around Spectators

For anyone who loves fireworks, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is a dream come true. Every year, the nine day festival is hosted by the city of Tultepec, Mexico. Along with the rides, food, and music, the event features amazing fireworks displays. Recently, New York-based photographer Thomas Prior was able to document the many visually striking light displays…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Reflective Moments of People Overlooking New York City



People in New York can't always appreciate the splendor of the city from down among the crowded sidewalks and streets. To capture the truly magical essence of the immense urban space, photographer Sean Ryan Pierce climbed to the rooftops and photographed people as they looked over The Big Apple from high above, documenting reflective moments that serve as…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Modern Day Cave Painting Symbolizes Transcendence



Street artist David De La Mano recently created this amazingly captivating mural, entitled Transciende (Transcends), along the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay. In his signature monochromatic style, the artist explores paintings that elegantly transform simple shapes into complex images. The basic forms and limited colors mimic the style of cave paintings, which closely…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

3,500 Pounds of Cascading Chains Hang 120 Feet High

Ball-Nogues Studio, a collaboration between artists Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, recently decorated the Music City Center in Nashville Tennessee with this colorful, free-flowing interior sculpture. Entitled Euphony, the piece is part of the studio's ongoing work that intersects architecture with art. The cascading 28 miles of material, hanging nearly 120 feet high and…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Complex Geometric Lamp Designs Produced with 3D Printing



Artist Bathsheba Grossman has a great eye for beautifully symmetrical geometry. For more than twenty years, she has produced all kinds of complex, mathematical designs that she transforms into tangible objects through the technologically advanced process of 3D printing. In collaboration with .MGX—pioneers in 3D-printed…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Giant Wooden Fish Formed With Two Recycled Boats

In the mind of British artist David Kemp, what seem like piles of junk to the average person are actually the makings for many of his impressive sculptures. Based on the far western coast of Cornwall in the UK, Kemp collects all kinds of scraps and bits and recycles them into things that only a talented artist can imagine. Through his work, he finds ways to redefine what others see as…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 17, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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