A Polar Bear – photographed by Vegard Aksnes
A Polar Bear – photographed by Vegard Aksnes
American-born Frankfurt-based artist Mike Bouchet takes the common shopping cart and reapproriates it, transforming it into an object of leisure and design. Bouchet alters the frames of zinc plated steel carts, cutting off the sides of the buggies and modifying their front and back panels by bending them backwards or forwards to achieve certain angles to create lawn chairs / sun loungers. The carts’ childseats are remounted to serve as headrests, allowing one to readjust it to a comfortable height. there is a slight spring to the design, reinforced at major stress points in order to retain structural integrity over time and use. The result is a set of five seating objects, each outfitted with an outdoor, weatherproof, polyester foam cushion exhibiting different patterns. (via designboom)
Series of photos, showing the amazing planetary cakes, creations of the self-taught chef Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs. The structural layers of the cake for Jupiter are represented by the mudcake in the core (rock/ice), followed by the layer of almond butter (liquid metallic hydrogen) and finally coloured vanilla (liquid molecular hydrogen.
Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a number of functional home objects made of wood and other materials including this new series of clocks called O’Clock. There are currently four different designs including American Walnut, Hard White Maple, Douglas Fir and Cork and you can pick them up over in their shop. (via Colossal)
Photos showing the impeccably styled interior in 60s modern furniture of the ‘Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’ advertising agency, featured in the famous series ‘Mad Men’.
Meet Hal Lasko, mostly known as Grandpa, a 97-year-old man who uses Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to create artwork that has been described as “a collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art.” Lasko, who is legally blind, served in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids and later worked as a typographer (back when everything is done by hand) for clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s. Decades after his retirement his family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and he never looked back. Approaching a century in age, Lasko is now having his work shown for the first time in an art exhibition and also has prints for sale online.
Series of photos from the large scale artwork called ‘Projections’, that was exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris, by the Swiss artist Felice Varini.
A stunning black and white photo capturing acrobats at the top of the Empire State Building performing the stunt during the opening of the building possibly on May 1, in the 1931.
A transformation of an exterior wall in a small house outside Sao Paolo, by Rosenbaum architects. The wall has changed into a small vertical garden where a series of cascading plastic bottles are hanging from strings. The plastic containers have been reused as planters filled with soil for different kinds of flowers, and medicinal herbs.
Photographic project named ‘Judgments’, the young graphic artist Rosea Lake
Prudish. Flirty. Whore. Proper. Cheeky. Slut. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe a woman’s sexual behavior based on her appearance alone, and 18-year-old college freshman Rosea Lake chose to display them starkly — on a young woman’s legs in a photo that has since gone viral.
“If you see a girl wearing something you see as distasteful, then you automatically discount them as a person and you don’t give them the opportunity to really be somebody in your eyes,” said Lake, 18. “And that’s really shameful.”
“The ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place, photograph and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.” by slinkanchu
Series of Hyperrealistic Sculptures by artist Ron Mueck. The works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the appropriate color of skin, and the most realistic hair texture.
Photos by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Series of photos from the amazing thread typography installation called “Too much night again”, by Californian artist Pae White.
/// The artist is experimenting in his works often with fragile materials that are forming mass in space with large sculptures: ” In this instance Pae’s threaded installation forms a dark cloud of criss-crossed black and purple across the gallery roof with individual threads trailing back to the wall where they spell out motivational super graphics, reading TIGER TIME and UNMATTERING, inspired by recent bouts of insomnia.”
/// Series of photos from the giant Mirazozo Luminarium, a giant sculptural installation that people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color.
As described by the creators
“Built in 2010, Mirazozo makes extensive use of an ‘illuminated seam’ feature where luminous seam lines create a scintillating lattice of light.
The pattern of these neon-like strips induce the viewer’s gaze to shift between different perceptions of the same view – an effect one encounters in the contemplative geometric surface design of Islamic art and architecture.
Mirazozo’s center dome is the largest open space structure that Architects of Air has built – one particularly suitable for hosting performances. Mirazozo was conceived to be very modular and to permit compact configurations.”
Beautiful computer generated art by 3D & motion artist JR Schmidt, based in New York.
These images can be generated based on a script that first generates gravity fields, an action that can be input from the user, and then spawns particles that draw and change color as they move across the canvas.
Photograph series of the interior of the Design Republic Commune, located in the center of Shanghai, by Neri & Hu architects, photographed by Pedro Pegenaute. The project is situated within the historic relic of the Police Headquarters built by the British during the 1910s and it is meant to be a gathering space for designers and design patrons.
/// Series of sculptures made by assembled glass shards glued together carefully. The result is translucent 3 dimensional animal sculptures represented in their real scale. The animal figures are mostly inspired by baroque and romantic paintings of Peter Paul Rubens and Francisco Goya and they are usually displayed next to them. The series is produced by Polish artist Marta Klonowska.
‘Ant-house’ – a small house designed like an “Ant’s nest” out of timber in Shizuoka, Japan, by mA-style architects. A large cube enclosing an open space forming sub-spaces that resemble a nest. Photographs by Kai Nakamura.
Photography of an installation created by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.
/// The installation, named ” In Silence”, was inspired by one of the artist’s personal traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burning down. The pieces tangled up in black thread are echoing a sketch-like imagery and the burnt piano is in fact a direct memory of the artist, as it resembles her neighbor’s piano blazed up in smoke.
Dreamy view of a series of colorful brick facades in front of a canal in Amsterdam. The image shows the interesting narrow shaped facades as part of the vernacular brick architecture of the merchants’ houses in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photography by Anna Gett
Beautiful photograph of a romantic, rustic weekend cottage and garden placed right on a canal in Bruges, Belgium / photographed by Imogen Cunliffe
Photograph of an art installation series presenting buildings around Madrid pouring out thousands of books, by Spanish artist Alicia Martin.
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Photograph of a very interesting paper art sculpture presenting a face that is sculpted in the pages of a book by Unicorn diaries.
Photograph from the series ‘Skulls’ – carved out of fruits and vegetables by the Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov
Photograph of the world’s largest waffle-like wooden structure , The Parasol Metropol, in Sevilia Spain, by J.Mayer architects / photographer Fernando Alda
Light installation of a blue – man hologram, by Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil
Photograph of frozen bubbles trapped under the clear surface of a frozen lake, situated in an arid area of the Canadian Rockies, by Emmanuel Coupe Kalomiris
Aerial photo of spaghetti like tangled slides in a colorful theme park, by Alex MacLean
Photograph of an Adélie penguin on top of a frozen piece of land in the Antarctic ocean, by John B. Weller.
Dramatic photograph of the minimalistic Hylie Water Tower, located in Mälmo – Sweden, by Kim Høltermand
Balloon art installation simulation of sunset, by Lloyd Hamrol
Installation of 101 suspended empty birdcages called “Forgotten Songs”, by Michael Thomas Hill
‘in the Waves’ – Lava Sand and Blue Iceland Ice in Jokulsarlon, photographed by Timo Lieber
Photograph of a boat floating in the lake Kallavesi in Finland, by Olli Kekäläinen / edited by Calvin Dexter
Sculpture of running “dark” horses called “Emergence”, by artist Sayaka Ganz
Art Installation “Reversed City” in Echigo – Tsumari art Field, by Pascale Marthine Tayou
Photograph by Olga Cafiero
Photograph of a baby white turtle / Unknown photographer
Colourful facade of the Mira retail centre, by Chapman Taylor architects / photography by Nick Frank
Photograph of a gigantic blue smoke cloud in Waldo Canyon of Colorado
Photograph of the glowing Empire State building during the night
Apartment interior in Copenhagen restored by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver
3mm thin floating aluminium table by Junya Ishigami