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Hilarious Photos of People Walking Invisible Dogs

At first glance, these photographs appear to be everyday moments of people who are out for a walk with their dogs. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will realize that all of the dogs have disappeared in these photographs by Poland-based artist Weronika Krzemieniecka. In this series entitled Invisible Dogs in Poland, the graphic design student…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Photographer Perfectly Captures Magnificent Cresting Waves



Fascinated by the ocean, photographer Pierre Carreau is naturally drawn to the study of waves, their essence, their movement, and their shape. All of his work features the energetic life of the ocean as it crashes onto the shores, with every painterly shot more unique than the next. Carreau believes his photographs mix power with fragility and he says, "I like the fact that…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Bold Two-Story Einstein Mural by David Flores



Recently, American artist David Flores was commissioned to create two of the four murals that will cover the walls within The Reserve L.A. Formerly a U.S. Post Office, The Reserve L.A. is a 20-acre site that will house Microsoft and TMZ offices. The project concept states, "The Reserve has all the elements required to act as a catalyst for creativity while supporting business needs and…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Giant Tsunami Wave Made Out of Colorful Carpeting

Inspired by the dominating forces of nature, Copenhagen-based artist John Kørner created this piece, entitled Tsunami. The installation mimics the cresting of an ocean wave and symbolizes the destruction that a tsunami can have on our world. Rather than experiencing massive fear at the sight of such a large force, viewers are encouraged to explore and confront the giant wave,…

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Playful Clip Bag Inspired by Basic Office Supplies



Binder clips are quite useful for holding packs of paper together, but artist Peter Bristol had a different vision for this handy office device. Using the black and silver as inspiration, the designer produced this Clip Bag, a playful reinterpretation of the original.

Created out of wool felt and aluminum tubing, this creative handbag can hold much more than just a few sheets of…

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Large Wooden Sculpture Explores Emotional State of Fear



In this piece entitled Fear Expanded, by artists Ryan Everson and Jason Garcia, the idea of fear seems to vanish into a soothing and peaceful landscape. The pair decided to work on the project together, with Everson building the letters and then handing them off to Garcia to further develop them based on his own personal vision. The final results are these four large wooden letters…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Metallic Bird Represents the Human Soul



Al-Warqaa is a sculpture created by artist Adel Abidin. Currently based in Helsinki, the Iraqi artist says the piece was "inspired by Ibn Sina’s poem (Avicenna) where he makes an analogy between ‘soul’ and ‘dove’ by comparing the journey of the soul with the flight of a dove." The piece was commissioned by United Arab Emirates-based Barjeel Art Foundation and was recently exhibited as part…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Incredibly Surreal Scenes Where Women Defy Gravity



In this project called Zero Gravity, Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov creates dramatic portraits that feature elegant female figures casually drifting into the air while everything around them stands still. The artist's surreal worlds are a creative blend between dreams and reality that seem to be emerging from the minds of the women while they sleep.

As…

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

Geometric Patterns Layered Over Natural Landscapes

Artist Dayna Thacker is interested in the extreme interconnection of everything that exists in our world. From the very large to the infinitely small, she believes that everything ties together in a balanced system of existence. Her exploration of these relationships is evident in her collage project, entitled Theories of Everything.

Using elements of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Stunning Northern Lights Glow Over the Rocky Mountains



Photographer Richard Gottardo recently captured the spectacular glow of the Northern Lights as they filled the skies above the Rocky Mountains. Although the gorgeous spectacle is difficult to forecast, everything finally came together for Gottardo in mid-April. Not wanting to miss the opportunity due to cloud cover, the Toronto-based photographer drove 5 hours to Revelstoke, British…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 29, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Beautiful Streaks of Color in Shanghai's Sightseeing Tunnel



In this series entitled Sightseeing Tunnel, German photographer Jakob Wagner takes us on a colorful journey through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel in Shanghai, China. In the popular tourist attraction, which involves a 5-minute tunnel ride in an automated car, visitors encounter surreal and otherworldly visual and audio effects. When describing the experience, Sales Director Zhang…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 29, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Amazing 3D Book Collages Bring Classic Stories to Life



Artist Kelly Campbell Berry doesn't just let a book come alive in her own imagination. She actually creates book sculptures where the words and characters burst out of the pages for all to see. In each piece, the Oklahoma-based artist collages layers of illustrations with snippets of text from the story. Her visual interpretations are filled with the energy and adventures from many…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Natural Reinterpretation of a Fallen Mammoth Sculpture

As part of the 2010 Setouchi Triennale art festival in Japan, Musashino Art University students created this woolly mammoth sculpture completely out of straw. The installation was a collaboration with local farmers, who donated the rice straw after the harvest. The students built the installation directly in those same harvested fields for everyone to enjoy. In…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Playful Wooden Slide Formed Within a Bookshelf



Rather than taking normal, everyday stairs to get from one floor to the next, architect Moon Hoon thought it would be much more fun to travel by slide. And so, he recently incorporated this playful incline within Panorama House, a home located in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. The key challenge for the talented architect was to come up with an idea that would work best within the…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Geometric Sculptures Formed with Mathematical Equations

Australian artist Nike Savvas recently premiered many of her new works in a solo exhibition, entitled Liberty and Anarchy, at Leeds Art Gallery in the UK. The show was her first in over ten years, and featured a collection of brightly colored, large-scale pieces including several of these captivating geometric shapes.

For each design, Savvas used specific…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Motion Photographer Captures Liquids Flying in Mid-Air

Rather than delicately sipping her red wine, photographer Manon Wethly decided to toss a full glass in the air and document it. Originally a graphic designer and illustrator, the Belgium-based artist has recently turned her full attention to photography. And, she doesn't just toss red wine in the air. She throws all kinds of liquids up, clicking at just the right moment to capture…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Incredibly Enchanting Surreal Worlds by Vincent Bourilhon



With just four years of experience, Normandy-based student photographer Vincent Bourilhon creates surreal worlds that are incredibly enchanting. Viewers will find themselves swiftly escaping into many of his inventive stories where top hats rapidly multiply and hot air balloons emerge from the steam of a coffee cup.

Bourilhon juxtaposes real-life environments with detailed…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

World's Best Dad Draws on Over 1,000 Sandwich Bags for Kids

Artist David LaFerriere's kids must be constantly thrilled to open up their lunch boxes. After making the kids' sandwiches, LaFerriere uses sharpie pens to draw a quick illustration on the outside of the plastic bag. He photographs his work, and the kids don't see the artwork until they sit down at school to have their meal.

The graphic designer dad started out with…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 25, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Surreal Oversized Furniture Exudes a Lifelike Energy

EVNI is a collection of giant furniture developed by Italian designer Umberto Dattola. The artist creates all kinds of woodwork that blends carpentry and design. For this project, he took old pieces of furniture and transformed them into these unique, lively pieces. The oversized furniture was first revealed at Milan Design Week and is reminiscent of a fantasy scene, like…

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

Colorful Layers of Paper Strips Stunningly Bound Together



Using simple strips of paper, artist Hadieh Shafie builds these magnificent geometric sculptures filled with intriguing patterns of color. She binds the strips together into scrolls that blend together into interesting and unexpected combinations. Throughout the creation process, Shafie makes purposeful choices about her limited color palette and the placement of scrolls, but she…

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

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