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Inventive Space-Saving Light Design Also Holds Potted Plants



Bucketlight is a multifunctional design that makes the most of unused overhead spaces in any room. Created by Dutch designer Roderick Vos, the inventive concept is both a hanging plant as well as overhead illumination. The creative lighting keeps floor and desk spaces free of clutter while also creating a comfortable environment filled with natural greenery.

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Added by katie hosmer on March 23, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments

7 Million Pound, 112-Year-Old Temple Appears to Float Effortlessly in Mid-Air



It's not every day that you see an almost 7 million pound building suspended in mid-air. But that's the case with this Tabernacle located in Provo, Utah. The Provo Tabernacle, originally constructed from 1883-1898, suffered extreme fire damage in 2010. However, the 112-year-old exterior continued to stand strong and, in 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Detailed Bird Illustrations on Feathers Promote Wildlife Conservation



London-based artist Rebecca Jewell creates beautiful pieces that combine her interests in anthropology, natural history, and art. Her extensive work in Papua New Guinea and then as an artist-in-residence at the British Museum have provided great influences for her many unique works, including watercolors, detailed drawings, charcoals, and printmaking.

Inspired by the many…

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

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Javier Pérez's Whimsical Creations



Graphic designer Javier Pérez produces playful photographs by blending everyday objects with simple line drawings. His ongoing series, Instagram Experiments, is a whimsical collection that gives life and personality to small scraps, random office supplies, and ordinary foods. His cheerful…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

US Mint Produces First Curved Coins to Honor Baseball



To recognize and celebrate 75 years of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the United States Mint recently released these three custom coin designs that include a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin, and a half dollar clad (non-precious metal) coin.

The products are the first curved coins produced by the US Mint and the rounded design distinguishes the pieces from other, more everyday…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

NYC Cyclist-Inspired Print Made With 7 Different Bicycle Tires



On an average New York City street, it's common to see several people on bicycles, zipping past the congestion of cars and seamlessly gliding across the city. This cyclist-inspired print by Singapore Creative Director Thomas Yang is an amazing combination of that prominent bike culture mixed together with an iconic New York City building.

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Added by katie hosmer on March 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Colorful Batman Sleeve Tattoo Took 40 Hours to Complete



This incredible sleeve tattoo is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to have old Batman comics with them wherever they go! Created by British artist Ian Hopkins, the full-color design features a range of panels from the classic series.

The Dark Knight, Catwoman, and the Joker are just a few of the featured characters, set alongside speech bubbles and punctuated by words…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 19, 2014 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments

Alexia Sinclair's Dazzling Series Inside a 350-Year-Old Castle



Australian artist and photographer Alexia Sinclair has a dazzling imagination that comes to life through her work. She recently developed this magical journey, entitled A Frozen Tale, filled with traces of history set inside an untouched 17th-century castle.

When the Royal…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Text from Classic Books Recycled Into Charming Brooches



Lovers of literature will enjoy these beautiful, handmade brooches created by London-based artist Sarah of House of Ismay. The decorative pins are constructed from reclaimed wood covered with the original, worn out pages from many classic books. The adorable little keepsakes are a perfect way to hold your favorite book…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Banksy Art Supports #WithSyria Awareness Campaign



#WithSyria is an awareness campaign that marks the third anniversary of the ongoing civil war in Syria, which began on March 15, 2011. In over 30 countries around the world, vigils were held to mark the anniversary of the conflict and as a means of solidarity.

To support the cause, street artist…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Infinite Light Designs Fill Interiors of Small NYC Water Towers



Chile-born, Brooklyn-based artist Iván Navarro recently introduced his project, entitledThis Land Is Your Land after the Woody Guthrie song, in which three unexpectedly small water towers sit along the sidewalks of NYC's Madison Square Park. Anyone passing by is free to walk around and investigate the…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 16, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark



This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day Noah's Ark. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life—from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees—in the case of an extreme natural disaster.

The proposal extends urban living out, beyond…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 15, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Artist Forms Clever Illustrations Out of Ground Coffee

According to artist Liv Buranday, aka @livscreams, coffee is for much more than just drinking! As the Philippines-based nursing student watched her father one morning, she was inspired by his love for coffee and she began experimenting with the grounds as a medium for her artwork. She says, "I’ve always known him to…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Jeremy Jackson's Light Paintings



Jeremy Jackson's (aka TackyShack's) light paintings are a breathtaking display of colorful lights that illuminate the night with a sense of wild energy. Jackson's love for unexplored ideas, creative long exposure techniques, a bit of experimentation, and the potential for countless creations keeps him motivated to constantly produce these lively photographs. The magical creations are made completely in camera using…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Iconic Artists' Styles Portrayed as Architectural Structures



If you were a building, what type of building would you be? This is the question that Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina used as inspiration to create this captivating work, entitled Archist. The series of creative architectural structures explores what many famous artists might look like in the form of a modern architectural design.

Babina draws…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 13, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Distorted Landscapes Create Surreal Perspectives of the World



Photographer Randy Scott Slavin creates spherical panoramas that spin the world in all directions. We loved his earlier work and now he is back with more incredibly distorted worlds, entitled Alternative Perspectives 2. Through digital manipulation,…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Imaginative Scenes Emerge from Monochromatic Illustrations



Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by vividly imagining the scene in his mind. He then puts pencil to paper, layering graphite…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Incredible Sculpted Wooden Bicycle Blends Form and Function



This beautifully hand-crafted wooden design concept is a unique, modern bicycle developed by artist Yojiro Oshima, a design student in the Craft & Industrial Design Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.

Oshima created the structure, entitled Fusion, as an exploration of an everyday object redesigned…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Miro Simko's Secluded Moments



Self-taught photographer Miro Simko captures beautiful landscapes and stark black and white moments that are strikingly meditative. In this selection of work, energy emanates from colorful skies; lone trees sit against crisp, snowy white backgrounds; and single cars drive along the twisty curves of an empty highway. Simko's work invites viewers to reflect upon quiet moments of solitude through dramatic contrast, interesting…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hand-Cut Organic Paper Forms Filled with Vibrant Energy

Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner's new show, Synesthesia, is filled with a vibrant array of colorfully unique shapes, details, and textures. Her collection of hand-cut paper sculptures are a combination of screen printing, cut paper, and various dollar store items set…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 11, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

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