Unbelievable Shell Sculptures By Rowan Mersh

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London-based artist Rowan Mersh assembles dense rolling surfaces comprised of thousands of seashells, tiny solid objects that now appear like fluid waves. Mimicking the natural geometric patterns found in life, the artist uses responsibly sourced shells like windowpane oyster discs or duplicata shells that are tightly arranged in a labor-intensive process, one piece at a time. The shell artworks are just a small portion of Mersh’s artist practice that also spans fashion design, textile sculptures, and interactive installations. Continue »

This Gorgeous Place Might As Well Be Called Pirate Island

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Ile Sainte Marie or Nosy Burakh is a small island off the coast of Madagascar and it’s covered in greenery and sandy beaches. Long ago the island was a refuge for pirates, and it’s now home to a pirate graveyard. Continue »

Random Bag On The Berlin Metro Was Simply Designed To Troll People

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Journalist Nader Al-Sarras was riding the metro in Berlin when he spotted a bag with some Arabic text. The text reads as follows: “This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language.” It appears that this bag was made for people who need to be trolled. Continue »

Gigantic Straw Dinosaurs Take Over Chinese Village

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Folk artists in village of Southeastern China’s Jiangxi create two huge dinosaurs with a ton of straw for local children. Continue »

Artist Courtney Mattison Sculpts Colossal Ceramic Coral Reefs

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In celebration of the exotic beauty of coral reefs and emphasizing the threats they face, artist Courtney Mattison sculpts large-scale ceramic installations that look to environmental science and biology for creative inspiration. the third in the series of oversized reef sculptures is ‘Our Changing Seas III’ — a monumental wall piece made using simple tools, like chopsticks and paint brushes, where each individual element is carefully shaped and textured by hand. Mattison mimics the repetitive growth of coral colonies by poking thousands of holes into some of the pieces, whereas others are made to resemble delicate, branch-like structures Continue »

Patrick Dougherty’s Mind Blowing Nest Houses Made Of Living Trees

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No, this isn’t the work of some gigantic bird. The living art you see before you was actually done by man – more specifically, artist and branchbender extraordinaire Patrick Dougherty. Crafting human-sized nest houses made by actually weaving growing trees into the shapes of houses, cocoons, pagodas, huts, giant water pitchers and even people, Dougherty has traveled the world with his truly extraordinary sculptures. Continue »

Juan Cabana’s Genuine Mummified Mermaid Freaks

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Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kriptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals which are considered to be legendary or otherwise nonexistent by mainstream biology. What I like most about Juan’s work is how he strives for realism. His work truly does look like something that has possibly been unearthed after years spent in decay. You may have seen one of Tampa artist Juan Cabana’s creepy creations in the check-out line of your local grocery store. Continue »

Mike Rea’s Meticulously Crafted Wooden Sculptures Are A Film Nerd’s Heaven

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Chicago artist Mike Rea builds hyper-realistic wooden replicas of objects that have a connection to the culture of a stereotypical heterosexual male. His sculptures are either props from science fiction cinema, or personal memories – made primarily from wood, burlap and Styrofoam. Rea builds things like jail cells, video cameras used for filming pornography, Anaconda snakes, pick axes, robots, strange bits of machinery, Scuba diving tanks, and amplifiers. All are meticulously crafted and are rooted in pop culture. Rea is a self confessed film geek, watching up to 3 films a day and draws a lot of inspiration from the ‘swagger’ and macho attitudes in films like Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Continue »

In Unretouched Ads, TV Stars And Amateur Models Show What Women Look Like In Their Undies

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Actresses Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke from HBO’s ‘Girls’ are showing a different, more realistic side of women in a new lingerie campaign for Lonely, a New Zealand-based lingerie brand. Continue »

Air Surfing Through New York City By RXM Creative

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“After a perfect kiss, you get a feeling of weightlessness. You can compare the sensation to floating or flying.” That’s the spirit captured in this charming stop-motion short, which features a couple floating in the bliss of newfound love and an unlikely sight on the streets of New York City: surfboards. Creative directors Raul Mandru and Mihai Botarel, founders of RXM Creative, made the piece as an independent project. Continue »

Dusk Of An Infinite Shade: Fantasy Worlds Of Victor Cloux

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Victor Cloux is a freelance artist from Shanghai, China. Enjoy! Continue »

Solar Powered Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s cycle path, illuminated with patterns based on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night, officially opens in Nuenen this evening. The surface of the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path is coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark. Continue »

Beautiful Watercolor Quotes By June Digan

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June Digan is a Manila-based graphic designer and artist. She has a very cool and fun pastime. She picked up the creative activity of watercolor painting as a form of “daily therapeutic activity after work”. Check out the cool watercolour quotes below, they are sure to inspire you! Continue »

Rough Norwegian Street Art By Dolk Lundgren

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This street artists, who lives and works mainly in Norway, prefers to use in his drawings and graffiti elements of pop culture. Often, he ironizes or makes fun of them. Oddly enough, he calls himself Dolk Lundgren. The name translated from Norwegian means “dagger.” It is worth noting that a large number of his works have a sharp subject. More than a half of Dolk’s works are made in non-residential areas, away from people. As canvases for his creation, he uses abandoned houses, outbuildings, huge boulders, and old fences. Besides Norway, where Dolk Lundgren is considered one of the most famous street artists, you can find his works all over Europe and in North America. Continue »

Growing Demand For Cardboard Coffins In Venezuela

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Elio Angulo lies inside a cardboard coffin next to Alejandro Blanchard as they introduce their product to potential customers at a mortuary in Valencia, in the state of Carabobo, Venezuela. Continue »