Pinar's Blog – November 2012 Archive (65)

Beautiful Photos of India's Culturally Rich Railroads



World traveling photographer Steve McCurry, who is probably best known for his Afghan Girl photo, shares a stunning set of images offering some insight on the commuting lifestyle of the people in India. The series, simply titled Trains, presents the life of Indian commuters and travelers, many of whom…

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Added by Pinar on November 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Elaborate Carpets Made of Unconventional Materials

Pasta Carpet 2

Artists Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg, known as the collective WE MAKE CARPETS, design interesting floor displays that make convincing throw rugs from afar. Upon closer inspection, we can see that their creations are, in fact, an intricately patterned assembly of various…

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Added by Pinar on November 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Old Water Tower Transformed into a Modern Home



Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce are the owners of this amazing residence, which they had spent several months designing, constructing and ultimately transforming from its original state as an old water tower. Located in central London, the tower was an architectural remnant of the 19th-century that has long since been untouched until this year.

When the duo first came…

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Added by Pinar on November 29, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Comical Evolution of Actors and Characters in Film

Johnny Depp




Los Angeles-based illustrator Jeff Victor gives us all a timeline of the cast of characters big-time celebrities like Johnny Deep and Tom Hanks have played over the course of their careers in his Evolution of… series. Each illustration is like a fun little game that triggers one's memory of the great films of yesteryear… Continue

Added by Pinar on November 29, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Mounted Handlebars Cleverly Commemorate Prized Bicycles



Designer Reagan Appleton gives a whole new meaning to mounting a bike. The Scotland native's Bicycle Taxidermy business commemorates speedy metal steeds (bicycles) by mounting their parts on wooden plaques, bearing a striking resemblance to the trophy heads that hunters display on their walls. The sculptural pieces present a clever visual play, drawing a similarity between the…

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Added by Pinar on November 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Korowai Tribe's Incredible Tree Houses

Can you imagine living over 100 feet up in the trees? A people known as the Korowai tribe don't need to stretch their imagination at all because their lives have always been spent living in tree houses that soar high above. On the island of New Guinea in the southeastern part of Papua, the isolated tribe is the only group of people in the world that have established their primary…

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Added by Pinar on November 28, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Intriguing Stacked Man Statue in the Netherlands



In 1985, Dutch artist Frans Carlier created this intriguing statue of a man holding his hat with both hands titled De Wiekeneer. The sculpture, which is located in the Netherlands at the Wijcker Brugstraat in Maastricht, is especially fascinating because of the artist's choice to divide it into horizontal sections. Each slab of the bronze sculpture is set slightly askew making it seem…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Enchanting Macro Photos of Ladybugs Caught in the Rain

Rainy days can be a drag, but imagine what it's like for a ladybug! Looking through Spain-based photographer Alejandro Ferrer Ruiz's portfolio, it actually seems really beautiful with a hint of magic to it. The photographer's macro shots of the cute little critters with beads of water sitting on their backs is all at once fascinating and enchanting. With each…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Exploding Installation is an Archive of People's Lives

London-based artist Stuart Haygarth has constructed a massive chandelier made of found objects for the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, as commissioned by the University College London Hospitals. The suspended installation titled Strand presents a spectacular burst of color…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Incredible Geometric Pencil Lead Sculptures

We've seen figures made of pencils and even portraits created out of pencil shavings, but New Zealand artist Peter Trevelyan has a new approach to…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Breathtaking Sand Dunes in Africa's Namib Desert

Dunescape is a collection of beautifully abstract photos of the Namib Desert by photographer Shawn van Eeden. The series exhibits a number of images that highlight the undulating sand dunes of the vast African desert. The way the sunlight beams down on the waves of dry lands results in a brilliant play of light, which has generated a number of stunning geometric visuals.…

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Added by Pinar on November 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stunning Close-Up Portraits of Wild Animals



Photographer Brad Wilson gets in close to his wild subjects, capturing intimate portraits of diverse animals in his series titled Affinity. Similar to the work of Wolf Ademeit, Wilson isolates his subjects by placing them against black backdrops. The result is a collection of stunning…

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Added by Pinar on November 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Two-Faced Portraits Merge to Reveal True Emotions



How many times have you wanted to shout out at the top of your lungs, whether it be from triumph or frustration, only to opt for a subdued grimace or blank stare? Quebec-based photographer Ulric Collette presents a visual interpretation of the faces we make in public coupled with the emotion we're actually feeling inside in his latest series titled Facade.

Collette, who you may…

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Added by Pinar on November 26, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Magical Bridge Suspended By Three Giant Balloons



Like a dreamy setting straight out of a fairytale, Marseille-based artist Olivier Grossetête's delicate bridge floats over a pond, suspended by a trio of surreally inspired giant white balloons. Located in the Japanese Garden at Tatton Park in England for the Tatton Park Biennial, the piece titled Pont de…

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Added by Pinar on November 25, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Mysterious Man Writing On Water



The Man Writing On Water is a sculptural installation by Belgium-based artist Jan Fabre that leaves much to be defined by its audience. The display features seven siliconed bronze sculptures of seemingly golden bathtubs, one of which has an equally metallic man seated in it with his index…

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Added by Pinar on November 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Time Mapping Installation Reveals Human Movement

Helsinki-based artist Pia Männikkö observes and recreates physical paths of the human form, depicting small intervals of movement within a space, in her Déjà Vu series. Using tulle fabric and ink, the artist presents a series of ghostly silhouettes cutting through different rooms, as though each flowing panel is a moment frozen in time. Altogether, each site-specific installation…

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Added by Pinar on November 23, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Incredible Sculptures Made of Bicycle Parts



Chicago-based bicycle parts company SRAM gives artists the opportunity to show how creative they can be by equipping them with a box of 100 bike components and challenging them to make something for their pART PROJECT competition. This year, over 80 artists have participated, contributing their inventive creations that range from figurative sculptures to abstract collages. Each piece presents an…

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Added by Pinar on November 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Artist Gives Life to Ordinary Lawn Chairs

How funny would it be to come across a hitchhiking lawn chair looking for a ride to the garbage dump? Thanks to designer Bert Löeschner, we can all say we've seen this unusual, yet hilarious, visual. In his Monobloc series, the inventive artist produces a number of quirky creations out of ordinary lawn chairs. The affordable and lightweight seats are reworked to display a new…

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Added by Pinar on November 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Real-Life Robinson Crusoe Lives on His Own Island

In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald titled The Last Days of Eden, photographer Brian Cassey documents the magnificent life of former businessman David Glasheen, now known as Australia's real-life Robinson Crusoe. After ending his marriage and losing millions of dollars in the stock market crash of 1987, Glasheen up and left his…

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Added by Pinar on November 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Documenting the Mathematical Scribbles of Geniuses

CERN

Since 2010, Spanish artist Alejandro Guijarro has been traveling to several Quantum Mechanics institutions across the globe. He photographs their blackboards that are filled with the mathematical scribblings of some of the greatest minds in the world. The photographer walks into each facility's lecture halls and proceeds to snap shots of…

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Added by Pinar on November 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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