Folks over at Loop.pH have designed a unique interactive solar-powered tree, which was unveiled at the London Design Festival. The structure comes with strands of light-emitting fabric woven into a lucent web of branches.
Designers tried to give all that trash a new life by using more than 2000 plastic beer cups for a temporary installation at the AIASF’s Architecture in the City Festival.
The support structure is a steel cable mesh, on which cups with custom laser-cut clips were attached. The low-cost structure can be easily disassembled and recycled for future use.
Vince Lauro won National Geographic Traveler’s Great Outdoors Photo Contest with this awesome photo of the Caribbean swimming pig.
As the first mate on a 118-foot motor yacht, Vince Lauro has the opportunity to continuously travel across the Caribbean. This photograph was taken near a small key famous for the “swimming pigs.” A colony of pigs lives on the key, and they often swim near visiting boats. To capture this clear image Lauro said, “I had to lure this pig into an undisturbed area with its favourite food: fresh watermelon.”
This beautifully produced video, entitled Scratching the Surface is the work of the Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto Aka Vhils. It gives us an insightful look into his new masterpiece, taking place in Portugal.
Tara Donovan is an inventive young sculptor whose installations bring wonder to the most common objects of everyday life. Donovan’s site-specific, sculptural works transform ordinary accumulated materials into intriguing visual and physical installations. Choosing a single object – such as a transparent drinking straw, scotch tape, a Styrofoam cup, or a paper clip – Donovan experiments with assembling it in different ways. Sensitive to the specific needs of her materials and the nature of her exhibit spaces, her installations are often arranged in ways reminiscent of geological or biological forms.
Lacrime del Pescatore, a light installations by Ingo Maurer gives the sensation of being underwater, in the vicinity of shipwrecked treasure. It is made of a series of three fisherman’s nets studded with more than 300 crystal drops. Lacrime del Pescatore gives the sensation of being underwater, in the vicinity of shipwrecked treasure.
At first glance, it looks as if some natural disaster has shaken away the walls of these buildings to reveal architecture hidden for thousands of years.
And at second and third glance, it looks like that too.
The incredibly lifelike scenes are actually huge works of art, painted on the side of perfectly intact buildings.
The paintings, which have fooled many, were created by John Pugh, who specialises in trompe l’oeil – or ‘trick of the eye’ – art.
He uses his skills to delude the viewer into seeing 3D scenes painted on flat surfaces.
Here’s an amazing photo by Richard Heeks of a soap bubble bursting found on Neotorama;
The lighting of this shot is natural – sunlight through cloud. The Nikon D90 is great for giving clear images at high ISO (here ISO 800); making this shot possible.
N.B. This is a real photo of a soap bubble bursting. I’ve made slight edits to raise colour and light, but this is just to add some punch. This is not a Photoshop creation!
The beauty and wonder of nature have provided inspiration for artists and architects for centuries. Since the 1960s, the increasingly evident degradation of the natural world and the effects of climate change have brought a new urgency to their responses. Radical Nature is the first exhibition to bring together key figures across different generations who have created utopian works and inspiring solutions for our ever-changing planet.
The Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has been tattooing pigs since the 1990s. In the early 21st century a tattooed pigs project was set up in the Art Farm in China, where there are fewer strictures regarding animal welfare than in most parts of the Western world.
From far away these seem like regular paintings, nothing special. But look closer, these images by French artist Bernard Pras are created by making a collage of everyday items.
He takes everyday objects, and puts them together in a form that appears like stunning paintings when viewed from a distance.
Luzinterruptus’s focus is on the global economic crisis and the appropriate venue is the steps of the Madrid Stock Exchange. The group used the financial pages from influential newspapers to create a light installation at a spot they believe the virus began to spread, as though borne by the wind.
The Berlin group Mentalgassi’s street art installations in Berlin, Germany uses prints and wheatpaste to transform urban bits and objects into beautiful works of art such as recycling bins and tickets validators, thereby evoking emotion from those that pass by.
The “Naked Faces” project is devoted to relationship between human’s inner world with human’s behaviour in society. The society still restricts behaviour and thought of a human being.
This project is a kind of a protest that is to show that a person should remain who he is and that people should perceive him in the way he is. The persons presented in my works lack individuality: the eyebrowes and the eyelashes are removed, the skin is smoothed.
I have always been trying to make observers to be not indifferent to my pictures but it does not mean that emotions should only be positive – they can express both alarm, and fear, and tearing away.
Visially I am inspired by culture of fashion and surrealists. I often shock peple. I try to create the my personal aesthetics of the works, I try to combine reality with artificiality.