Designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove and manufactured by Artemide, Solar Tree is an urban lighting system created as a part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2012. This futuristic design uses panels and LED lighting units to provide environmentally friendly illumination powered by solar energy.
Much of Lovegrove's work is inspired by nature, and he says his work possesses "a…Continue
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Talented welder Matt Ludwig recently installed this Drum Kit Chandelier as the central focus of JJ's Red Hots, a restaurant featuring hot dogs and located in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the place was first being built, co-founder and friend Jonathan Luther immediately kept an eye out for a great place to feature Ludwig's incredible abilities as a welder.
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This work by self-taught visual artist Fabio Selvatici should not be missed! His incredible talents for digital processing, combined with traditional interventions like acrylic paints and inks, result in these stunning and unexpected destructions of the human form. Focusing mainly on female figures, Selvatici says he finds bodies and faces that are, at first, pristine and perfect, and then…
In his project Skindeep, French photographer Julien Palast studies the body and the human form in a very unique way. Generally an advertising and still life photographer, Palast went in a new direction with this portrait series. For each image, he wrapped male and female models in vibrant colors and gradients that created what he describes as "instant bas reliefs recalling of…Continue
Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious has a knack for finding unique trees that lean in odd directions. In this series, called Lean With It, he locates oddly slanting trees and photographs his friends leaning at parallel angles. Taken across different times of day and different seasons, the images are an intriguing question of nature and gravity. Presumably, the photographer has…
Working in collaboration with creative studio 254forest, Belgian artist Pierre Debusschere directed and photographed an incredible editorial film, called The Day the World Went Away. The piece was created for the sixth issue of Under/Current magazine, an issue that draws inspiration from the world of sci-fi, technology, and the space age. This futuristic piece visually embraces many of those concepts and Under/Current says, "Rising photographer Pierre…Continue
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London based artist Everton Wright works in all types of media from design, sculpture, and drawing, to film and public installations. Over the course of eight years, Wright has developed this project, Walking Drawings, as a series of live, interactive, large-scale drawings that take place in public spaces.
Covering at least one quarter of a mile, he creates patterned line…Continue
On a weekly basis, graphic designer and artist Amanda Jane Jones introduces different creative couples on her website in this fun and playful project called My Better Half. Featuring photos of each individual half, the couple as a whole, and some fun facts about each person, the series is an incredible project about the love and friendship that defines all kinds of relationships.…
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California-based artist Lauren DiCioccio hand-embroiders her pieces based off of imagery seen in old issues of The New York Times. From Gerald Ford's Funeral to Lady Gaga on the cover of The Arts section, DiCicoccio focuses her attention on the tangible beauty of printed news and media.
As the digital world continues to advance, newspapers, magazines, and printed materials are…Continue
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South African artist Robin Rhode uses everyday materials like chalk, charcoal, and paints to create these creative scenes. In his performances, he finds public spaces to create sketches on walls and then photographs himself interacting with the drawings. Promenade is a flipbook-style…Continue
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Soul Out is a series of paintings by Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy. Looking at his images is like looking through a frosted glass window. The artist uses optical filters to view his subjects as he paints the oils on canvas, so that parts of the figures repeat and cascade away from the central focus in hazy and dreamy distortions.
Ghyczy's subjects appear…Continue
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X-Fois Gens Chaise, or X-Times People Chair, is a site-specific piece created by German artist Angie Hiesl. During each performance, selected people between the ages of 60 and 70 float overhead on metal white chairs attached to the façade of various buildings. As the performers sit, perched in the air, they conduct normal, everyday activities such as reading…Continue
Candy lovers will go just mad over this Alexander McQueen-inspired dress made out of gummy bears! The dress was created as a tribute to the late fashion designer and was used for the debut issue of Twelv magazine.
To build the design, stylists Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi twisted steel wire into the shape of a dress and covered it with vinyl. They then spent three…Continue
Artist Carol Geary, aka Caroling, conceived, built, and completed this incredible stained glass dome, entitled Wholeo Dome (pronounced "Holy O"), in 1974. When creating the piece, Caroling said, "I wanted not to look at a window, but to be in a window." So, many trials and shattered pieces of glass later, the 14-foot wide, 7-foot tall dome was…
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David Eger's creative photo series, 52 Weeks of Star Wars, is a project that was inspired by the many famous moments that have been documented by photographers in the past. The weekly series appeals to a combination of Star Wars and photography fans, where each new scene features Star Wars figurines set up in unique interpretations of celebrated and identifiable…
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San Francisco-based artist Laurel Roth builds these Peacock sculptures using many synthetic, shiny, and recycled beauty products that she dubs "human mating plumage." Fake fingernails, barrettes, nail polish, false eyelashes, and jewelry are used, according to Roth, "to represent the choices involved in biological processes that are unique to humankind."
Nail by nail, eyelash by…Continue
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Minneapolis-based street artist Eric Rieger, aka Hot Tea, created this massive installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The two-story piece, entitled Letting Go, is formed out of 84 miles of colorful yarn and represents the artist's interpretation of the sun. Hot Tea compiled more than 14,000 strands, each one hanging 32-feet long, into the large-scale installation over the course of…
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Italian artist Federico Bebber creates these stunning dark and moody female portraits through a creative digital manipulation process. The surreal scenes are filled with a dramatic passion, which is emphasized by the neutral black and white tones swirling together in clouds of misty smoke. Bebber says, "Viewers will stop to listen, as if waiting for some noise, without knowing whether it…
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When street artist My Dog Sighs finds litter scattered on the sidewalk, he takes advantage of the situation and turns it into artwork. The artist paints faces on all kinds of crushed cans, giving personality and character to each selected canvas. He says he is "drawn to novelty like a magnet, and loves reaching out to touch every person or thing that is fascinated with its…Continue
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