We are waiting for Santa

A Polar Bear - photographed by Vegard Aksnes

A Polar Bear – photographed by Vegard Aksnes

We are going shopping

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)

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)

We are connected

Photos from the installation piece 'Dialogue with Absence' that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota Photos from the installation piece 'Dialogue with Absence' that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota

Photos from the installation piece ‘Dialogue with Absence’ that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota

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Extraterrestrial delight

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.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.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.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.

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.

We are on time

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)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)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) 

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)

Vintage madness

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'. 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'. 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'.

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’.

Pixel Grandpa

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. 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.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.

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.

Watch this touching documentary short directed by Josh Bogdan which tells how Lasko discovered an entire new artistic career well into his 80s. (via Colossal)

We go sightseeing

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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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.

We support each other

acrobats -balancing on the edge of a building / 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 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.

We cool down

040_Paul-Nicklen-Canada-Frozen-moment / Photo of two adorable penguins called 'Frozen Moment', captured by Paul Nicklen.

Photo of two adorable penguins called ‘Frozen Moment’, captured by Paul Nicklen.

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We align

aligned brick walls / Through the arches of the Balcombe viaduct. Extraordinary early 19th century architecture.  Photo taken in West Sussex, England,

Through the arches of the Balcombe viaduct. Extraordinary early 19th century architecture.

Photo taken in West Sussex, England, by skipnclick

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We are farming

vertical-1 A transformation of an exterior wall in a small house outside Sao Paolo, by Rosenbaum. The wall has changed into a small vertical garden where series of cascading plastic bottles are hanging through strings.The plastic containers have been reused as planters filled with soil for different kinds of flowers, and medicinal herbs. vertical-2 A transformation of an exterior wall in a small house outside Sao Paolo, by Rosenbaum. The wall has changed into a small vertical garden where series of cascading plastic bottles are hanging through strings.The plastic containers have been reused as planters filled with soil for different kinds of flowers, and medicinal herbs. vertical-3 A transformation of an exterior wall in a small house outside Sao Paolo, by Rosenbaum. The wall has changed into a small vertical garden where series of cascading plastic bottles are hanging through strings.The plastic containers have been reused as planters filled with soil for different kinds of flowers, and medicinal herbs. vertical-6 A transformation of an exterior wall in a small house outside Sao Paolo, by Rosenbaum. The wall has changed into a small vertical garden where series of cascading plastic bottles are hanging through strings.The plastic containers have been reused as planters filled with soil for different kinds of flowers, and medicinal herbs.

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.

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We feel the heat

slut indicator - hem level diagram 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.

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.”

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We are on a Bubble High

Slinkachu Sugar High (3) 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. Slinkachu Sugar High (1)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. littlePeopleProject_sugarHigh3Slinkachu Sugar High (1)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.

“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

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We are freaked out

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

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We play

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A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids_ find more of Jason Lee’s great, fun photographs of his children on his flickr page.

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We make projections

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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.”

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We illuminate

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, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera 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, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera 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, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera 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, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera

/// 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.”

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We process

Jr Schmidt - processing 1/// Beautiful computer generated art by 3D & motion artist JR Schmidt, located in New York.   To 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,computer generated art, scripting, processing, art   Jr Schmidt - processing 3Jr Schmidt - processing 1/// Beautiful computer generated art by 3D & motion artist JR Schmidt, located in New York.   To 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,computer generated art, scripting, processing, art

Jr Schmidt - processing 2Jr Schmidt - processing 1/// Beautiful computer generated art by 3D & motion artist JR Schmidt, located in New York.   To 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,computer generated art, scripting, processing, art

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.

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We fit

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Series of photographs showing the adorable little hedgehog Hegel taking different poses next to everyday life objects, by photographer Stella Maria Baer

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We layer

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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.

We got the goosebumps

Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary. Animal sculptures made from shattered gUsing carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary. Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary.

/// 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.

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A house within a house

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‘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.

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Tangled up

chiharushiotainsilence2 When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

chiharu shiota - In silence installation When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

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.

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We are going back

Amsterdam canal- series of facades of typical houses in Amsterdam in front of a canal in a snowy day. Colourful bricks narrow facaes with large windows multiple colours amazing cosy dreamy view, pitched roofs, Amsterdam merchants houses

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

Weekend cottage

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Beautiful photograph of a romantic, rustic weekend cottage and garden placed right on a canal in Bruges, Belgium / photographed by Imogen Cunliffe

Pressure is on

alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

alicia martin art books building installation sculpture stream of books reading kunst artist creative incredible alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

Photograph of an art installation series presenting buildings around Madrid pouring out thousands of books, by Spanish artist Alicia Martin.

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We are into it

book face sculpture of paper art by the Unicorn Diaries

Photograph of a very interesting paper art sculpture presenting a face that is sculpted in the pages of a book by Unicorn diaries.

We are exhausted

Apple skull sculpture Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov created a wonderful series of skull sculptures out of fruits and vegetables between 2005 and 2008. He has much more food-themed sculpture work on his site.
Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov created a wonderful series of skull sculptures out of fruits and vegetables between 2005 and 2008. He has much more food-themed sculpture work on his site.

Photograph from the series ‘Skulls’ – carved out of fruits and vegetables by the Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov

We want a waffle

The Metropol Parasol - The world's largest wooden structure What is there not to like about Metropol Parasol?  The waffle-like crown structure in Seville, Spain has been finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004.  Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world's largest wooden structure. The Metropol Parasol project was part of the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects, this project becomes the new icon for Seville, a place of identification and to articulate Seville's role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations.

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Photograph of the world’s largest waffle-like wooden structure , The Parasol Metropol, in Sevilia Spain, by J.Mayer architects / photographer Fernando Alda

We feel blue

Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil is fascinated by light. He uses it in ways that create amazing illusions and out-of-this-world experiences in a subtle, inquisitive way. art installation light art LED art blue man photograph photography image

Light installation of a blue – man hologram, by Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil

We get inspired

Frozen bubbles in a Canadian Lake -Emmanuel Coupe.This image was taken in winter time in a arid area of the Canadian Rockies. Temperatures where below -30 degrees Celsius yet because there was no snow fall the surface of the lake was uncovered allowing me to see and capture the bubbles (gas release from lake bed) that were trapped in the frozen waters. Strange patterns alien landscape photography photos wild nature.
This image was taken in winter time in a arid area of the Canadian Rockies. Temperatures where below -30 degrees Celsius yet because there was no snow fall the surface of the lake was uncovered allowing me to see and capture the bubbles (gas release from lake bed) that were trapped in the frozen waters.

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

We are confused

Aerial Pattern Photography by Alex MacLean3 Aerial Photographer Alex MacLean turns his camera on the colorful, exhilarating world of America at play. From the beauty of perfectly symmetrical sport stadiums to the spaghetti - like tangles of theme parks to sunbathers on a stretch of splendid beach, he illuminates how we inhabit the land and the potential of modern planning to create spectacular environments. photography photos urban roads amusement park theme park entertainment landscape colorful

Aerial photo of spaghetti  like tangled slides in a colorful theme park, by Alex MacLean

Major break – through

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Photograph of an Adélie penguin on top of a frozen piece of land in the Antarctic ocean, by John B. Weller.

Looking for attention

The Hyllie Water Tower is located in Malmö, Sweden, in the Hyllie district. Ever since it was completed in 1973, it stands 62 meters high.  Its elegant, science fiction-like shape was drawn up by architect Karl Ivar Stål from the Stockholm-based Kjessler and Mannerstråle architects (now WSP Sweden?). And although the water tower has a panorama floor in the top, I’d happily look at it from the outside!

Dramatic photograph of the minimalistic Hylie Water Tower, located in Mälmo – Sweden, by  Kim Høltermand

We are in a dream

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Balloon art  installation simulation of sunset, by Lloyd Hamrol

We want to escape

bird cages wired cages hanging ceiling installation magical urban void photography art architecture photo surrealArtist Michael Thomas Hill created Forgotten Songs, an installation of 110 empty birdcages suspended high in the air that play the songs of fifty birds that once lived in central Sydney before the colonization and urbanization of the area

Installation of 101 suspended empty birdcages called “Forgotten Songs”, by Michael Thomas Hill

We feel the chill

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‘in the Waves’ – Lava Sand and Blue Iceland Ice in Jokulsarlon, photographed by Timo Lieber

After the storm

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Photograph of a boat floating in the lake Kallavesi in Finland, by Olli Kekäläinen / edited by Calvin Dexter

We compete

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Born in Japan and living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sayaka Ganz has a BA in printmaking and an MFA in 3D Study with a concentration in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
To create her sculptures, Ganz finds discarded objects including plastic utensils, toys, and metal pieces and gives them a second life and a new home..
“The human history behind these objects gives them life in my eyes. My goal is for each object to transcend its origins by being integrated into an animal form that seems alive. This process of reclamation and regeneration is liberating to me as an artist. By building these sculptures I try to understand the human relationships that surround me. It is a way for me to contemplate and remind myself that even if there is conflict right now, there is a way for all the pieces to fit together.”

Sculpture of running “dark” horses called “Emergence”,  by artist Sayaka Ganz

We keep notes

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Art Installation “Reversed City” in Echigo – Tsumari art Field, by  Pascale Marthine Tayou

 

 

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We invent

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Photograph by Olga Cafiero

We are special

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Photograph of a baby white turtle / Unknown photographer

Colour peaks

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Colourful facade of the Mira retail centre, by Chapman Taylor architects / photography by Nick Frank

We feel helpless

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Photograph of a gigantic blue smoke cloud in Waldo Canyon of Colorado

 

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We glimmer

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Photograph of the glowing Empire State building during the night

We are in a weird position

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Photograph of a black piano by Guy Batey

 

 

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Squeezed

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Installation of locker series squeezed against each other

unknown artist

Textures

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Apartment interior in Copenhagen restored by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver 

We feel flat

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3mm thin floating aluminium table by Junya Ishigami