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Jun 12, 2014

Art: Columns Made Out of Suspended Charcoal by Seon Ghi Bahk

Columns Constructed from Suspended Charcoal by Seon Ghi Bahk

Whoa. Optical illusion? Nope! This is all made by hand using nylon threads and charcoal pieces. Fascinating? Definitely! Check out the rest of the images of this awesome installation:

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Jun 09, 2014

DIY Inspiration: A Bottle Ceiling Light Installation

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Now there's something else to look at instead of all those flatscreens....

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Nov 12, 2013

Shenyang: An Interactive 3D Gallery Where You Play with the Paintings

Shenyang art gallery in China

 

The Shenyang Gallery is currently showing a series of interactive 3D paintings where the audience is encourage to be part of the art work. Kicking it with Bruce Lee? Dione!

This is an awesome way to introduce people to art and culture; it's like a science museum, for grown ups. I And let's face it, it kinda sucks that we can't touch most of the art (and for a good reason), so being this up close to original paintings is quite the privilege.

Shenyang art gallery in China

And hey why not taking this as inspiration for a photo booth? Perhaps looks for an image and print it on a huge poster, use it as a background, add a few props and bam! Your guests will definitely

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Oct 29, 2013

The World's Smallest Printing Company

Designer studio Letterproeftuin - a "traveling open-source...neo-craft workshop that emphasizes the creative process and exhibits its results" has created "The Smallest Printing Company," a tiny but fully functioning installation that produces tiny posters and books. 

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Oct 28, 2013

Polyester Appliances by Do-Ho Suh

Polyester appliances by Do-Ho Suh

Like looking at your home appliances through an X-Ray... Don't you like when art takes you by surprise?

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Oct 11, 2013

Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei

Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei

First things first: can you guess how many bikes were used in this installation?

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Sep 03, 2013

Massive Optical Illusions by Mike Hewson

Art by Mike Hewson

New Zealand-based artist Mike Hewson has taken the task of transforming these buildings into something more than a bunch of historical ruins.

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Jun 26, 2013

Skeletons that Walk in the Wind: Strandbeests by Theo Jansen

Strandbeests by Theo Jansen [http://www.strandbeest.com/photos.php]

These "prehistoric beasts" are one of the coolest things we've seen. Craftsmanship, creativity, and passion, all come together in this epic, interactive work of art.

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May 10, 2013

An Incredible Interactive Laser Forest by Marshmallow Laser Feast

Marshmallow Laser Feast

This video by interactive design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast is a much deserved escape from reality. It's a grown-up version of laser tagging, so buckle up, doc!

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Aug 13, 2012

Ephemicropolis: A City of Staples by Peter Root

Artist Peter Root built this amazing micro metropolis using nothing but a standard issue staples - no fancy office supplies, no glue, no nothing. Just patience and a steady hand.  

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Aug 08, 2012

A Lightbulb Version of Newton's Cradle

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Newton's cradle (otherwise known as that swinging, hanging ball thing that people put on their desks and kids play with at the novelty gift store at the mall) demonstrates Newton’s third law of motion - "when two bodies interact by exerting force on each other, these forces are equal in magnitude, but opposite in direction."    

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Aug 02, 2012

A Paint-Loaded Sprinkler Covers Any Space in Rainbows

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Dutch artist Edwin Deen had an idea. Like, an entirely genius, space program-worthy idea...What would happen if one armed an oscillating sprinkler with a ROY-G-BIV collection of water-based paint? 

And so he built it...and the results are colorfully spectacular.  

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Jul 30, 2012

Designer Turns Hoarding Obsession into Actual Art

Sara Cwynar, a designer at the New York Times magazine, is an admitted hoarder. Well, maybe not a category-level, unhealthy amasser, but certainly someone on the spectrum with some significant "hoarding impulses."

She recently sorted her collections in her Brooklyn apartment and for a new series called "Accidental Archives." The installations feature only items Cwynar actually owned (no new objects purchased), arranged by color.  

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Jul 13, 2012

Cardboard Sculpture Installations by Bartek Elsner

German designer and art director Bartek Elsner makes this incredible, complex scultpures using corrugated cardboard. Some pieces work as street art, and others as gallery installations and decor.

     

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Jul 05, 2012

Wood Pile Art: When Chopping Logs Isn't Challenging Enough

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Anyone who has ever meticulously stacked a wood pile knows that there's an art to stacking logs, but can a wood pile itself be a work of art? You betcha. Hungarian artist Gyula Várnai created this wonderful installation that depicts a man crouching down made entirely out of logs.  

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Jul 02, 2012

Soft Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Mexican-born artist Margarita Cabrera has created this compelling line of "soft sculptures," in which she replaces the parts of everyday items such as cars, appliances, and backpacks with fabric and thread. In doing so, the "threads left exposed serve as a reminder of the labor involved in the manufacturing of this subject matter. Sagging vinyl imbues the work with an anthropomorphic quality that references the harsh nature of worker’s realities."   

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Jun 11, 2012

Hanging Typographic Installation Made from Colorful Drinking Straws

Thai design studio Farmgroup. created this fantastically fun and colorful hanging installation using standard plastic drinking straws. The project was

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May 07, 2012
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Apr 24, 2012

Vibrant Art Installation Created From 10,000 Meters of Colorful Yarn

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Artist Lee Baker used 10 meters (that's 32,808 feet) of colorful yarn to create this incredible installation called Refractive Monolith. Filling the corner of a room in a gallery, the colored yarn almost creates a sort of "three-dimensional drawing" against the gray walls and floor.  

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Mar 21, 2012

Artist Suspends 2,000 Tennis Balls Throughout Gallery Space

Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.

   

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