Three friends form the foundation of the company Ébullitions, a place that has been passionate about giant soap bubbles since 2006. Sylvain was the brains behind perfecting the bubble recipe, and Ophélie and Annaig later joined him to become a team of professional bubble makers.
The team uses custom-made wands to form all shapes and sizes, including giant…Continue
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Artist Manuel Felisi is interested in the concept of the dimension of time. He creates artwork that tells stories about people, places, and objects that exist or that have become collective, living memories. His installations involve a sensory experience of a space and time, while his photographs of that same installation allow the art to live on, in new form, for long periods of time.
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California-based artist Annie Vought is passionate about the written word and the impact that handwriting has within a historical context. Vought says, “A letter is physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a time.” As we shift into modern day communication styles like emails, text messages, instant messages, and Twitter, the…
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Originally an illustrator and designer, Peter Clark now uses a collection of various papers to form all kinds of patterned, textured artwork. The London-based artist creates collages of everything from trophies, to animals, to clothing. This particular series features various breeds of dogs, ranging from the French Bull to the Dalmatian. For each piece, Clark searches flea markets, garage…
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Currently based in Bermuda, James Cooper is an artist who finds intrigue in the world below the surface of the water. He uses all kinds of props, colorful liquids, and people to create these imaginative and mysterious photographs within a tropical surrounding.
The surreal scenes involve figures submerged underwater, surrounded by vibrant clouds of color, tied to small red boxes,…Continue
Amsterdam-based NL Architects recently proposed this design for a Bicycle Club in Sanya, the southernmost city of China. Sanya, located in the Hainan Province, is well-known for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination. The plans include a dedicated space for visitors and bike enthusiasts, who can pedal around the top oval structure or take a rest in the glass-enclosed café…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist who experiments, develops, and installs all kinds of artworks and thought-provoking projects. Much of his art is very public, and viewer interactions are key to a full experience of the work. In Multiple Shadow House, visitors stand in front of a projected light in order to observe split-color shadows of their own figure on the…
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When you first see these images by Toronto-based artist Caroline Larsen, you may not realize that you are looking at a painting. Each piece in this series, which features ships that the artist has come across on her travels, looks like it was created with intertwined, woven pieces of fabric. if I hadn’t read otherwise, I would still not believe that these are created with oil…
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We’ve seen a lot of Matt Wisniewski’s black and white mixed media creations here, and now in this recent collection we see a different side of his work. The New York-based artist made this lively, colorful series, Futur Couture, by layering black and white…Continue
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Wow, do I want to know more about the creator of these radiant photographs! All I know about the photographer is that his username on Flickr is bbe022001. Most importantly, though, I know that I am captivated by this collection.
The main focus of each marvelous image is the area around the Moon Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan. The soft blue, monochromatic palette and the sparkling…Continue
How could you not just love these Star Wars designs by French Graphic designer Arian Noveir!? The crazy digital splatters across the page form the many Star Wars characters that we know and love, including Yoda, C3P0, and Chewbacca. It’s incredible how, with just the right color palette and a basic structure, Noveir is so effective in visually portraying each familiar…
Life under the sea is such a mystery to most of us. On the surface of the water, we don’t see the magical, awe-inspiring world below. Thankfully, photographer David Doubilet provides us the opportunity to experience these amazing moments of sea life that might otherwise be a mystery.
As a child, Doubilet began snorkeling and figured out ways to photograph in water without…Continue
In this series entitled Play Misty for Me, Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro has really figured out how to visually represent emotion and mood through classic black and white images. Koentjoro’s bio says, “Photography is not just a way of expressing his most inner soul but also creating a window to the world where, through his pictures, the unseen and the…Continue
Traveling on an extremely crowded subway is one of my least favorite things ever. So, when I saw this photo series by German-born artist Michael Wolf, I was both intrigued and horrified. In the series, entitled Tokyo Compression, the Hong Kong-based photographer spent time studying the culture of Tokyo, focusing specifically on the individuals who spend their daily commute packed…
These photographs by Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve combine nostalgia with everyday adult living. After discovering an old box of toys in his grandparents’ attic, Mauve was inspired to bring his old memories to life through modern day, adult interactions with the items. He says, “Going further than their power to generate nostalgia, toys offer those who animate them a marvelous power…
I absolutely love these stenciled artworks by Orticanoodles, the pieces are fantastic! Orticanoodles is a pseudonym for two Italian artists, Wally and Alita. The very active and close artist pair started with handmade posters, moved into street art, and quickly became part of major urban guerrilla campaigns.
The team’s most recent work, these Stencil on Stencil pieces, are…Continue
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A friend recently posed the question: “Why on earth do we still receive free phone books anymore? Have the phone book people not heard of the Internet!” Though I agree with her statement, artist Carlos Zuniga certainly does not! The artist relies on these trusty printed books to produce his work, a creative interpretation of written text transformed into visual…Continue
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This house is from a scene right out of the Wizard of Oz. It looks like a tornado ripped the home up into the air, whipped it around, and smashed it, upside down, into the ground. In reality, the structure was designed by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski to look exactly this way! Developed across eight months in the western town of Terfens in Austria, the…
UK-based artist Nic Joly is well-versed in all kinds of creative media including stained glass, metal work, furniture design, and, in this instance, sculptures. His Little People Under Foot set is a collection of tiny people in everyday life scenes, generally standing a little less than one half inch tall.…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments