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Glowing Transparent Specimens



Japanese artist Iori Tomita transforms the scientific technique of preserving and dying organisms into an art form with this series entitled New World Transparent Specimens. The images give us an breathtaking look at the inner workings of underwater life.



The process Tomita goes through is extremely extensive. First, he removes the scales and skin that have been preserved in… Continue

Added by Visnja V on June 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Weapon of Beauty: Dior 001

Lipgloss Component



Amsterdam-based atelier Ted Noten designed a weapon of beauty titled Dior 001. The gun is part of a larger new series entitled 7 Necessities for a Woman to Feel Like a Woman Through the Eyes of a Man.



Dior 001 discreetly hides lip-gloss, pills, an antique hairpin, a USB stick with "secret information,"… Continue

Added by Visnja V on May 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Retro-Futuristic Monuments in Ex-Yugoslavia



As a child of former Yugoslavia (now Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.), I would like to present some amazing retro-futuristic monuments in my motherland. The structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and '70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (Tjentište, Kozara, Kadinjača), and where concentration camps once… Continue

Added by Visnja V on May 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Socio-Political Pop Art (7 pieces)



New York-based artist Kevin Bourgeois takes photo-realism to new heights with his socio-political pop art. His work asks the viewer to take in the crazy signs and symbols to find the deeper meaning.



From his website: "An underlying theme of contrast defines the essence of Bourgeois’ exhaustively detailed drawings. The polarities of the sentimental and the cerebral, science and… Continue

Added by Visnja V on March 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Cool Concept: Sexy Hovercar (6 pics)



Thomas Larsen Røed's hovercar is one of the sexiest concepts in recent memory. With the ability to run on both land and air, the Chase 2053 is built from carbon nanotubes, making it impervious to any kind of damage. The hovercar also features a slush hydrogen jet engine that will keep the highways emission-free.…









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Added by Visnja V on January 20, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Bridge to the Future (8 pics)



Travelers beware: take this bridge at your own risk. Metaform Architects designed this pedestrian bridge in Luxembourg that looks like it transports people to the future.



Metaform Architects sought to create a direct connection between the heart of the city and its neighboring Galgenberg park. Using uncluttered and minimalist design, the bridge clearly contrasts with its chaotic… Continue

Added by Visnja V on January 1, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Tron-Inspired Port Terminal (6 pics)

Designed by Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects, the Kaohsiung Marine Gateway Terminal is a new state of the art transportation interchange that features exhibition and event spaces. The project brings a powerful and electric experience to the city 24 hours a day. The architects were awarded second place for the proposal.



Key components of Asymptote’s design are two… Continue

Added by Visnja V on December 17, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Design: Form Follows Function Sofa (7 photos)

Stunning, chic, sleek... This beautiful piece of sculptural furniture was created by Dutch designer Daan Mulder. A three dimensional model of the "Form Follows Function" sofa was first conceptualized through a computer program.



"The model consists of three curved faces which can be virtually unfolded," says the designer. "Next, these faces are manufactured from steel plates with a… Continue

Added by Visnja V on December 14, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Tron Ice Hotel (13 photos + video)

If you happened to be wandering above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, you'd most likely lose your mind if you stumbled upon this incredible Tron: Legacy-inspired ice hotel...



British designer Ben Rousseau and architect Ian Douglas-Jones built this magnificent structure in just 13 days. They carved out the interior of the hotel room suite, installed the lighting, and then polished and buffed… Continue

Added by Visnja V on December 10, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Innovation for All: Nissan iV Concept (6 pics)

Later this year, the innovative Nissan LEAF will be introduced as the first mass-market electric vehicle, planting seeds for Nissan’s vision of a zero-emissions future. In 2035, it is predicted that electric vehicles, and the green energy infrastructures that power them, will mature into a fully sustainable system.



Nissan iV is a high-performance electric… Continue

Added by Visnja V on November 17, 2010 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Diamond In You (7 pics)

Designed by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima, "Diamond in You" relates to the concept of "kongochi," the highest enlightenment in Buddhism. The word "kongo" means diamond, the element that "shatters hesitation and brings glorious wisdom." Buddhism says that kongo is not something that is acquired, but every human innately has it.



Miyajima's works are comprised of… Continue

Added by Visnja V on November 13, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

NEVER HIDE: Ray-Ban Rare Prints (12 pics)

Check out these colorful new patterns from Ray-Ban! To launch these new "Rare Prints," they collaborated with some of the world's best print makers to design posters inspired by each of the different patterns. Totally eye-catching!…



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Added by Visnja V on October 22, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Extraordinary Bridge in Seoul (12 pics)

Many iconic bridges were built in the last century - the Brooklyn Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to name a few. But what will bridges look like in the future? Seoul-based architecture firm, Planning Korea, gives us the answer...



Instead of serving just one purpose, the Paik Nam June Media Bridge is a .67 mile (1080m) megastructure would serve as a park, meeting space, mall, museum, and more. In addition to… Continue

Added by Visnja V on October 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tsunami Marine Research Center (6 pics)

Maine-based architecture firm Solus4 recently submitted this proposal for a Marine Research Centre in Bali Indonesia. The international competition was an opportunity to study the structure of tsunami waves, and sought to address the need for tsunami research and preparation in response to the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and… Continue

Added by Visnja V on October 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

The Wolfsburg Project by James Turrell (6 pics + video)

"The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell's entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art.



While light here refers to nothing beyond itself, it causes surface, colour and space to… Continue

Added by Visnja V on October 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Welcome to Europe: Mapping Stereotypes (8 pics)

Europe According to USA

British-based graphic designer and illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov has revealed maps of Europe reproducing what he sees as stereotypes that different nations have about European countries. What do you think?



Europe According to France…



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Added by Visnja V on September 27, 2010 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Speed Racer Interior (5 pics)

With bright red and white racing stripes, the Centauro concept store in São Paulo, Brazil will surely make your heart race. Right as you walk in, it's like stepping into a different world, a place that would make Speed Racer feel right at home.



According to AUM Architects: "The use of the red and white colors, which are characteristics of the brand, and… Continue

Added by Visnja V on September 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Long Island House (4 pics)

At first glance, you probably wouldn't assume that this structure designed by Thomas Phifer + Partners is a house. In fact, you may even mistake it for Sydney's very famous opera house.



Similar to the Australian landmark, this beautiful Long Island home is close to the water. Rising gracefully from the sand dunes, the free-flowing nature of the home… Continue

Added by Visnja V on September 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Mira Hotel's Stunning Interior (16 pics)

Miami-based interior designer Charles Allem did an incredible job with The Mira Hotel, making it one of the most stunning hotels in Hong Kong. With its modern yet warm vibe and incredible lighting, the hotel has done its share to attract a younger, hipper crowd, but it is still predominantly patronized by working professionals.



Located on Nathan Road in Tsim… Continue

Added by Visnja V on September 9, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Sexy Alien Opera House (8 pics)

If aliens were to build a sexy opera house, this is how I imagine it would look. Istanbul-based Nuvist Architecture & Design submitted this entry for the Izmir Opera House Competition.



"Art has a great role in showing what happens in human beings' life," says Nuvist. "Soul, intelligence and the emotions are the reflections of the community, and art… Continue

Added by Visnja V on September 6, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

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