Outfits Sourced From German Public Transportation Fabric By Menja Stevenson

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Like most that read this article, German artist Menja Stevenson has had her fair share of rides in city buses and trains, each of which has forced her (and you) to sit on top of garishly designed uniform seating. The fabric, as investigated by this article on the BBC, is not only made to outlast spills and stains, but also trends, as many of the painfully drab designs can last a decade or more. Continue »

Australian Ballet Perform At Qualia Hamilton Island

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Photo © by James Morgan / Hamilton Island / Getty Images

Australian ballet dancers rehearse their moves on Whitehaven Beach on June 11, 2010 on Hamilton Island, Australia. Principal artists Lucinda Dunn, Robert Curran and Rachel Rawlins and Senior Artist Andrew Killian perform pieces from breathtaking ballets such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake during a weekend titled “Pas de Deux” in Paradise. Continue »

This First Aid Blanket Will Help You To Save Lives

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Effective first aid response is difficult to come by in situations of grave injury. Treating the victim is usually reserved for paramedics or doctors, but First Aid Blanket allows the plebeian Samaritan to help as much as they can with its printed information on different methods treatment. Aimed especially at cases where someone is drowning, the First Aid Blanket lays out clear methodologies to help. Continue »

Functional Mixtape Coffee Tables

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Catering to musicians and music lovers alike, Los Angeles-based company TAYBLES has created a functional piece of furniture that also acts as a nostalgic throwback to the time of homemade mixtapes. The trio of artists behind the company produces cassette tape coffee tables, each work crafted from hardwood and sealed with clear epoxy. Every table also comes with a classic cassette label affixed to the top, and LED lights hidden within the center of the mixtape’s holes. Continue »

360 Degree Stories Cut Into Paper Books

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Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono creates paper books implementing the idea to create 3D stories. The books consist of 40 laser-cut panels assembled together. Continue »

Site-Specific Street Art By JPS

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Street artist JPS from UK creates small and large-scale site-specific paintings, stencil works, and installation on city streets. Continue »

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded By Ono Gaf

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Photo © by Gina Sanderson

Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. Continue »

Stunning Giant ‘Sky Whale’ Balloon By Patricia Piccinini

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Patricia Piccinini (previously) takes her art to the skies, constructing a hot air balloon in the shape of a whale, in honour of Canberra’s (Australia’s Capital City) centenary. It cost approximately 300 dollars to design and build this hot air balloon, and Canberrans are very divided about what they call an ‘ugly waste of money.’ Continue »

Sex, Death And Fantasy: NSFW Paintings By Takato Yamamoto

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Takato Yamamoto paints gothic scenes that resemble erotic nightmares. He calls his work “Heisei Estheticism,” drawing on the tradition of Japanese woodblock prints and infusing them with images (often violent and sexualized) inspired by modern manga. Recurring motifs include sullen-faced women bound in ropes, rotting corpses festooned with vines, and bloodied vampires reposing under the full moon. Colliding sex with death, Yamamoto offers the viewer a narcotic stillness at the intersection of lust and fear—the figurative eye of arousal’s storm. Continue »

Meet A Woman Who Keeps 500 Plants In Her Brooklyn Apartment

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As far as multi-hyphenate models go, Summer Rayne Oakes may be the most impressive we’ve come across. More than being a cover beauty, Summer is also a writer, businesswoman, activist, chef (she’s working on her first cookbook, also the second book she’ll publish), and an ecologist by training (she graduated from Cornell with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology). Continue »

Clever Tables That Create An Illusion Animals Are Emerging From Water

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Looking to spice up your living room with a unique piece of furniture? A coffee table portraying a floating animal by Derek Pearce should do the trick. Derek Pearce is a man with one unique vision. Called ‘Water Tables’, he creates stunning coffee tables that portray animals “floating through water”. From hippos to dolphins to ducks – he designs the tables so the animals would be plunging in and out of the glass, which represents the water’s surface. The result is truly amazing! Continue »

Where’s Waldo? Thanks, Obama!

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Imgur user jenkinl1302 has created a gallery of Obama pointing out exactly where Waldo is in various scenes. Is he being helpful? Is he ruining it? That’s your call; to me this is just good ol’ Internet humor. Jenkinl1302 says he got the idea from fellow Imgurian @staleman. As for ‘Thanks, Obama’, the phrase is a sarcastic expression that first gained meme momentum back in 2009. Continue »

Tiny Miniature Crochet Animals By Mohustore

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Who doesn’t love miniature wooly handmade creatures? Especially these ones by Mohustore! Móhu means fuzzy or wooly in Chinese and it’s the perfect name for this Canadian online store that creates mini crochet animals! The cute creatures are sold on Etsy in all kinds of different designs and color. Continue »

Hobby Buddies: Ursula Sprecher And Andi Cortellini’s Weird And Wonderful Photos Of Clubs

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Swiss Garrison (Serving the 501st Legion). Photo © by Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini

Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini are obsessed with people’s hobbies. The two Swiss artists have spent the past seven years traveling across their native Switzerland photographing gatherings of like-minded people in a myriad array of interests and niche groups. Continue »

The Most Controversial Ultrarealistic Art Sculptures By Patricia Piccinini

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Patricia Piccinini (creator of Graham) is one of the most well known Australian contemporary artists. Piccinini graduated the college of Fine Arts in painting Economic History, having a wide range of interests, from sociology to technology and computer graphics. She works in a variety of media, such as: painting, sculpture, video, sound and digital prints. As a sign of appreciation towards her art, we’ve put her most significant and controversial works of art together, which can be an inspiration and motivation to all artists, an encouragement to unleash creativity beyond the boundaries of “disturbing” and “ethical issues”. Continue »