Artist Olek Covers A House In Finland With Pink Crochet

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Artist Agata Oleksiak (aka Olek) (previously) reveals an entire two-story house covered roof to floorboards in pink crochet. This new yarn-bombed installation currently stands in Kerava, Finland where Olek worked with a team of assistants to stitch together huge panels of crochet that envelop every inch of this 100-year-old house. Continue »

This Serene Outdoor Sanctuary Has Sculptural Concrete Seating

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Sometimes, you just need a place to relax and unwind, which is exactly what Belzberg Architects have designed for this cancer treatment and research center in California. Located in Duarte, California, the design team was inspired by the “wishing trees” found across the campus that hold hundreds of personal notes tied to branches with messages of hope for the health of loved ones. The new project, which comprises of two buildings that will be used for exhibits, events and offices, wrap around an existing century-old camphor tree. Continue »

Adorable Felt Toy Specimens Are Unusual And One-Of-A-Kind

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Most people think of stuffed bears or dolls when they think of toys, but Vancouver-based artist Hine Mizushima has her own ideas of what toys are. Mizushima creates more than just felt toys, she creates specimens. Her tiny felted creations of squids, sea slugs, and octopi are adorable and redefine what a stuffed toy is. Continue »

Refuge Galindia: The Polish Slavic Pagan Resort That You Have To Visit

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Well if you are bored of “always the same” mainstream hotels, this is something new. It’s a cool relaxing vacation packed with numerous adventures and fun theme that you or your kids would absolutely love to experience. This is a “Refuge Galidina” (Galindia Refugia) and it’s situated in Iznota near to Mikołajki in Poland. It’s well marked on tourist maps (or Google maps) so you should have no problem finding it, and also it’s situated nearby the river Krutyn and lake Bełdany, meaning it’s going to be a very pleasant nature endowed experience. Continue »

Polish Grandma Making Awesome Drawings To Preserve Ancient Tradition

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In our modern-day times we are prone to forget some of our old traditions. One such tradition is Polish local custom (around Kukawy, north-central Poland), of decorating streets and path ways with Polish folk symbolism made of sand. It was very popular in the old times, and it’s recorded already in 19th century by ethnographers, but it’s even older than that. Continue »

Ocean Wave Vases And Sculptures Capture The Majestic Power Of The Sea

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Meet Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma – the talented California-based husband and wife that create stunning glass and ceramic artworks. One of our favorites – their series of glass sculptures representing the ocean. Inspired by their love of nature and the ocean environment, the couple perfectly recreates the big blue waves in all their glory. Continue »

Bunny Bags From Japan That Turn Your Household Stuff Into Rabbits

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Tired of seeing stuff around your house that you kind of need but don’t like the look of? Well, you’re in luck, because now you can turn all that unsightly clutter into cute little rabbits thanks to these funny bunny bags from Japan. Made by the YOU+MORE! brand from Felissimo, the bunnies are designed to add some character to your household shelves and tabletops. Simply put your stuff into the bunny cloth, tie up the droopy bunny ears and voila, your bathroom products or random desk junk are magically transformed into a cute little rabbit. Continue »

Caterina Rossato’s 3D Layered Postcard Landscapes

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Caterina Rossato creates 3D layered landscapes out of old postcards. She seeks to evoke both the familiar and the alien, the specific and the general. It’s interesting that she chose to use postcards, which often enable us to live vicariously through friends and family who are traveling abroad. In a sense, we’ve heard about the locations and they are familiar to us in name and description; however, we often haven’t traveled to those distant lands, not enough to know them personally or to have seen them up close. In a way, Rossato’s work brings up the question of how we can truly know something — or know that we know something. Continue »

A Typographic Scarf Made With Letters From The Helvetica Typeface

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Hong Kong-based creative studio Little Factory has created a striking scarf that is made with letters from the popular Helvetica typeface. Influenced by traditional Chinese paper-cutting techniques and modern type design, the Helvetica Scarf is made by arranging random letters in an interlocking pattern, which is then laser-cut into a piece of micro-fiber suede material. Continue »

Cat Survived Flooding In Floating Basin, Saved By Rescuers

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A cat is trying to survive in catastrophic flooding in the city of Haiphong Vietnam by floating in a small basin. According to the cat owner, Lê Quốc Phong: “I took these photos when our house was flooded after a typhoon in Vietnam on May 7. And he was very quick to jump out because he was afraid of the water basin.” Continue »

Innovative Typographic Graffiti Casts Shadows That Change All Day

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Although certainly and notably destructive at times, graffiti has equal power to embolden and beautify a city, rather than smear or disfigure it. Such inherently colorful work doesn’t always have to be a rushed tag for unsavory reasons. In truth, graffiti isn’t all that far off from mural work in nature or, in graffiti artist Daku’s latest piece, bounces closer to a typographic art installation. Continue »

Photographer Uses 160-Year-Old Camera To Take Eerily Beautiful Portraits

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Giles Clement is a contemporary photographer who likes to do things the old-fashioned way, because the Nashville-based creative makes eerily beautiful portraits uses camera equipment made in the 1800s. Clement uses both tintype (a photograph taken as a positive on a thin tin plate) and ambrotype (an early type of photograph made by placing a glass negative against a dark background), two techniques that were popular in the 1850s and the 1860s, and as you can see from the pictures below, the end result is both haunting and arresting. Continue »

A 390ft Long Sculpture Of A 17th-Century London Skyline

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The final touches are made to a 120 metre-long (390ft) wooden sculpture of London’s skyline from the seventeenth century as it is moored up on the river Thames in London on August 30, 2016. The sculpture titled London 1666 and designed by David Best will be ceremonially lit and burnt in the middle of the Thames on September 4 as part of celebrations to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Continue »

Oakland-Based Artist Gabriel Schama Creates Precisely Layered Wood Relief Sculptures That Are A Delight To Explore

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Each 1/8 inch piece of laser-cut mahogany plywood stacks into an exquisite union of overlapping geometry in mandala-like forms. Recently, Schama has been placing these patterns within human silhouettes for a striking contrast. Using his trusty laser cutter (which he named Elsie) he uses vector illustrations to define each layer. After cutting, each piece is assembled, glued and finished by hand. Continue »

Tundra’s Immersive Light Installation Puts Visitors Side-By-Side A Swimming Whale

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Tundra collective has infilled the D Museum in Seoul with an immersive, interactive installation made up of thousands of luminous hexagonal cells. ‘My whale (inner revision)’ comprises a series of projectors that beam colored light onto a curved wall surrounding visitors, forming an audio-visual effect that brings the sounds of a whale to life. The patterns and accompanying sounds give viewers an experience akin to swimming alongside whales, encountering their vibrations and singing. Continue »