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Coney Island Boardwalk Transforms Into Building Material. When the New York City parks department started using concrete and synthetic lumber three years ago to replace sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk — that symbol of summer, receptacle of dropped ice cream cones and witness to roller coaster romance — the move prompted outrage from preservationists.

Coney Island Boardwalk Transforms Into Building Material

Unintentionally, the city had begun an engaging tale of reinvention. Discarded wood from the boardwalk, reclaimed from trash bins and salvage yards, has spread from the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the Pacific, emerging in places like museums and hideaways in Southern California. The wood has quietly appeared in New York, too: in a rooftop farm in Queens, at a public pool in Brooklyn, in a coffee bar in Greenwich Village. Perhaps the grandest Eliza Doolittle transformation, though, has been in Philadelphia, at the sleek new home for the art galleries of the Barnes Foundation. In lieu of a plaque, museum officials often walk around and tell patrons the story of the wood. Mr. Ms. Stainless Steel Tile at Design For Less. TOZIER - Luxury Modern Architecture, Luxury Organic Architecture, Exotic Architecture, Carbon Fiber Furniture, Ultramodern Architecture, Supermodern Architecture, Freeform Architecture, Extreme Home Architect.

Modular Dish Drainer & Yanko Design. Modular Dish Drainer Miss Brayshaw may be a kooky designer but her Verte Drain is even kookier.

Modular Dish Drainer & Yanko Design

The modular system allows you to only have the components that best work for you, be it a dish rack, tumbler holder, flatware drainer – whatever floats your boat. The system is compact, perfect for small kitchens and it looks like it might work well. The only strange thing I can’t get over is the dish rack which looks too much like something out of a human anatomy book. Designer: Sarah Brayshaw. 10 Most Inappropriate Office Items. Automata News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. Automata News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9. An Amazing Tattoo Artist - Peter Aursich. Peter Aurisch, a tattoo artist based out of Berlin, Germany, creates amazing one of a kind works of art that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

An Amazing Tattoo Artist - Peter Aursich

35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets. Japanese manhole covers. 24 Oct 2007 Here are a few links to photo collections of Japanese manhole covers. - Okachin Manhole Cover Gallery: This collection of 1,000+ manhole cover photos is organized by prefecture.

Japanese manhole covers

Neonflames. WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson. Origami Peper Plane. Design Seeds&: For All Who Love Color. #ededed #e8dcca #b08a61 #66503c #6b636a #aba2a4. Ians Shoelace Site - Shoe Lacing Methods. Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe.

Ians Shoelace Site - Shoe Lacing Methods

This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 43 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of. 43 Different Ways To Lace Shoes Criss Cross Lacing This is probably the most common method of lacing normal shoes & boots. Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume.

These are very beautiful drawings!

Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume

Although I am sad to see Belle looking so unlike herself. On a different note: I’d love to know what the reference was for the period costuming for each Princess. Given what I know about the stories, a lot of these seem a little inaccurate time period wise (I have no idea about the costumes other than that they look gorgeous): - As far as I know, the German “Snow White” was published in 1812 with the rest of the Grimm’s collected works; even her supposed ‘real’ influence lived in the 18th century. Earlier versions do exist, but with very significant differences, since this the Disney (and thus, Grimm) version we’re talking about, it seems odd to use the style of a much earlier period. - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon.

10 Totally Cool Placemats. Moss Placemats Add some woodland whimsy to your table decor with Moss Mossy's homemade place mats!

10 Totally Cool Placemats

Table Setting Placemat There's a little trick for figuring out which fork to use when eating at a fancy dinner party; start from the outside and work your way in. That's all fine and good while you're dining, but what if you're the one setting the table? Manga farming. 12 Apr 2010.

Manga farming

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee & Yanko Design. Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee.

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee & Yanko Design

21st Century Folk Art: Foreclosure Quilts. 12 Creative Napkin Holders. A humorously designed napkin holder, with a brave matador on one side and a raging bull on the other, with napkins (preferably red!)

12 Creative Napkin Holders

Instead of the red cloth. The cool Dripping Napkin Holder from Artori Design is the one napkin holder that you'll actually want to put on display. Just place different colored napkins in this unique metal napkin holder and the drip-shaped laser cuts create a fun illusion. Use red napkins for dripping blood, green for slime, blue for water, black for oil, white for, hmm, glue. McDonald's Food Mummy Art Show by Ben Campbell. The project is to fund and enhance an art show featuring a wide variety of work created with and inspired by McDonald's Food. 10 Amazing Book-Art Pieces. They're still books – only a bit changed. All these books were transformed into visual art, but still they're books. American artist and mathematician with a strange name, Robert The, has made bizarre creations from books for many years.

His art works are stored in many private collections and are exhibited in modern museums. Create human forms from books, this is what Nick Georgiou does. Art comes from the "death" of books with the arrival of e-books and other digital media. Created by Wim Botha, who was born in 1974, graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1996, and currently lives in Cape Town. Bradford and West Yorkshire - Features - Crate crazy in Castleford!

Graffiti Analysis. - StumbleUpon. See . Saw on the Behance Network. - StumbleUpon. The eyeballing game. This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids. This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color.

How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. BIGADDICT - StumbleUpon.

Inside the ultimate subway graffiti project. 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - Year 2011. - StumbleUpon. David Mach Creates “The Devil” Out of Matchsticks. Sets It On Fire. Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around. A Controversial Installation at the University of Wyoming. Carbon Sink is a controversial new installation at the University of Wyoming by British artist Chris Drury. The sculpture, a 36-foot spiral of logs morphing into charred coal, is constructed from trees that have died from skyrocketing beetle infestations across the western United States.

The beetles population is usually tempered by cooler weather, but as global temperatures have grown steadily warmer due to climate change caused from the burning of fossil fuels and, ahem, coal, the insects have flourished resulting in decimated forests. Sounds like the perfect message for an art installation to me. However lawmakers in this coal mining state aren’t happy and veiled threats have been made to potentially cut funding to the university. Mountains of Books Become Mountains.

I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee. Wabi-sabi. Shooting Challenge Steel Wool 2. Page corner bookmarks. 33 Ways To Stay Creative. G A L L E R Y. Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks. Ct_1440.jpg (1440×900) Everything but the Paper Cut: Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper. The World's Most Complex Architectural Columns. Designing from behind the Iron Curtain - Imprint.

MoMA to Showcase Cindy Sherman’s New and Old Characters. Inside Germany’s famed art school. Koalas to the Max dot Com. Color Palette Generator. Beautiful REK bookcase grows with your library. Cube - Cubify.