It's impossible not to be blown away by Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland series. Picking locations that are genuinely real, Kirsty produces incredibly vivid, colorful, and beautiful fairytale-like settings.
I reached out to Kirsty to ask her a few questions about the set. The…
Working under the name Littlewhitehead, Glasgow-based artists Craig Little and Blake Whitehead mysteriously place a child high up onto the ceiling of a room. If that's not strange enough - the child's head is stuck in a bunch of floating balloons!
“Within our work there is a strong connection between the reality that surrounds us and some kind of escapism to… Continue
It's hard to imagine living in a house as breathtaking as this. The Holman House sits on the edge of a 230-foot (70-meter) cliff and shoots out over the ocean. Designed by Sydney-based Durbach Block Architects, this incredible home was inspired by one of Picasso's paintings, "The Bathers."
Located in Dover Heights, an eastern suburb of Sydney, the Holman… Continue
Whether you're a geek or not, you have to admit, this is one of the most impressive ice sculptures ever created. The magnificent piece was chiseled by Finnish artist Antti Pedrozo and Dutch artist Michel de Kok. The sheer size and amount of detail that went into making the icy Transformer is amazing!…
Columbian artist Yosman Botero likes to think beyond 2D. Painting on multiple Plexiglas sheets, he creates three-dimensional holographic images. The resulting works are full of depth, original, and intriguing. I caught up with Yosman to ask him a few questions:
Can you please give us a brief description about yourself?
I was born in Cucuta, a… Continue
In a place where underwater wildlife still thrives, Darek Sepiolo continues to take some of the most incredible footage ever. You may remember his first Galapagos video, which was shot almost two years ago. The vivid shots he captures of hammerhead and whale sharks are absolutely breathtaking.
Inspired by Hans Zimmer's melodramatic music, Sepiolo uses music from the Dark…Continue
Mr. Hou didn't expect to become an internet sensation after he uploaded some photos of his 3D chalk art pieces onto a Chinese forum a few weeks ago. After all, he's just an average Chinese citizen who enjoys drawing for his little boy. Now, people from all over the web are referring to him by a new nickname - "Chalk God."
Foster + Partners recently unveiled this design for a museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Named after UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed National Museum will be dedicated to the history and culture of the country.
Because of the Sheikh's love for falcons, the museum will feature five lightweight steel towers that resemble the wings… Continue
Here's a design that's sure to knock your socks off. Hideyuki Nakayama designed a doorknob that let's you see what's going on in the next room. The coolest thing about it is its simplicity. There is no hidden camera involved. Rather, the glass knob is cleverly designed to reflect the room you’re about to enter, giving it a crystal ball effect.
In an effort to attract visitors, Austrian architects Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller painted the streets of Graz, Austria to resemble a running track. The bright red track with separating gray lines has successfully generated a buzz in the area, which has helped surrounding businesses. The 750m-long installation, titled "Ready. Steady. Go!", won first prize in the… Continue
I was really moved by this TED Talk by designer Emily Pilloton. It's intriguing to hear how design can be used to teach different subjects at school and how that could lead to rebuilding a whole city.
Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and… Continue
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Speirs + Major designed this magnificent cylindrical chandelier to provide light for a new spiral staircase in Edinburgh's Usher Hall - one of Scotland's historic art venues. The cylindrical, concrete walls meant it was almost impossible to fix lighting in a way that would appear architecturally integrated. Their solution was to create a 45 foot (13.8 meter) long suspended… Continue
Paris-based photographer Thomas Ciszewski summons our inner pyromaniacs and creates human dragons in this set he titles "Hot Spot." The contrast between fire and the dark background is striking. One has to wonder how hot the scenes get and what type of flammable liquid they're spewing out. Ciszewski currently works as a creative director at a digital agency in… Continue
Parkour is a global urban movement that has taken over the internet by storm. Incredibly acrobatic people from all over the world push their bodies to the limit, jumping up walls and off rooftops. Their goal is to move from one point to another as quickly and… Continue
At first glance, it looks like these kids are about to jump off a high-rise building. Look a little bit closer and you'll notice that it's all an illusion! This extremely clever ad campaign promotes "Maximum Ride," a series of books by award-winning American writer James Patterson.
“Maximum Ride is a series about a group of children who can fly," says New… Continue
Thorsten Schmidtkord's “Head on Top” series reminds me of a real-life Mr Potato Head. The German artist switches up the facial features of his subjects - the top of their heads are found at the bottom, while the eyes and noses are left where you'd expect them to be. The mouths, however, are nowhere to be found. The images provoke quite a reaction - It's hard to decide… Continue
It's not often that we see a building look so sinister and cool. Portugal-based OODA Architecture, in collaboration with the Spanish and American studio OOIIO, proposed this star-shaped tower, which looks like it could be the headquarters for the evilest villain in… Continue