Spectacular Neon Floor Installations Made of Candy Sometimes you need a pop of color to give you the boosting sensation of a sugar rush. What better way to visually gain that surge of energy than feasting your eyes on colorful sugar? Australian artistic duo Pip & Pop configure these intricately patterned floor installations made of multihued sweets mixed with glitter, beads, toys, sand, and other equally vibrant found objects. The duo, also known as Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz, create these tiny galaxies that radiate throughout the room they inhabit. The bright pinks, purples, and yellows have a girlish charm about them that echo the aesthetic of fairy tales and Japanese pop art. At the same time, they exhibit a saturation of things.
A former Cement Factory is now the workspace and residence of Ricardo Bofill... Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architect: Ricardo BofillProgram: Architectural offices /archives /model laboratory /exhibition space /Bofill's-apartment /guest rooms /gardensLocation: Barcelona, SpainTotal floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardensHouse area: 500 square metersDate Completed: 1975 There is nothing as good as an aged bottle of wine; and in this case the aged bottle of wine is a project which was completed in 1975, but is still worth mentioning! First and foremost we would like to thank our friend and founder of Room Service design store in Greece, Katerina Xynogala for providing us with the necessary information regarding The Cement Factory, which is featured in the latest Room Service catalogue. The Cement Factory was discovered in 1973, it was an abandoned cement factory and partially in ruins, comprised of over 30 silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms; Ricardo Bofill bought it and began renovation works.
3D Illustrations Come Alive on the Page Figures come alive and jump off the pages in these illustrations by Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki. By displaying simple pads of paper at special vantage points, the artist's amazing charcoal and pencil drawings form playful 3D optical illusions. The 21-year-old artist has quite a knack for perspective and each new drawing is more surprising than the next. Hideyuki identifies himself as an anamorphic artist, which is a style of art that stems from the early Renaissance.
The Geek-Art of Blaz Porenta Illustrator from Slovenia, Blaz Porenta did an incredible job on those super heroes… Check the full article if you don’t want to miss Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and their friends. And bonus track : The 3 Little Pigs and the Red Riding Hood like you’ve never seen them before… Believe me ! And long live the Geek-Art Store ! L’illustrateur Slovène Blaz Porenta a fait un boulot monstrueux sur les super héros de Marvel. Vraiment impressionnant ! Cliquez sur la suite de l’article si vous ne voulez pas manquer ses versions de Thor, Iron Man, Hulk et leurs copains.
Grain & Gram — The New Gentleman's Journal / Blair Sligar, Woodworker “My name is Blair Sligar and I build furniture and sculpturefrom salvaged and local materials.” lair’s own words are concise, functional, and to the point. All things that you find in his work. Talking with Blair and seeing him among the wood and tools artfully thrown throughout his shop, somehow it all makes sense. The way he walks around his shop, you see a comfort in stride and step, and that comfort comes from his ability and the freedom he gives himself to “make whatever he wants.” Built to be used, loved, cherished, and kept, all of Blair’s pieces have an old-world sturdiness that you rarely see in today’s all to frequent buy-destroy-repurchase cycle. 3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK
Soap Flakes : Nathalie Stämpfli Soap Flakes Soap Blocks instead of liquid Soaps Today, most of the soap we use is liquid soap, which contains a lot of water. Block soap instead is more concentrated and therefore has some ecological benefits: You don’t transport unnecessary water around. In place of plastic bottles you can simply use paper for packaging. The solid blocks can easily be piled and allow a greater space efficiency in a truck.
More Imaginative Package Designs - DESIGN.inc Blog More Imaginative Package Designs You guys seemed to enjoy the Imaginative Package Designs post I put together a couple of months ago and as a little token of my appreciation I thought I'd put together a second part - More Imaginative Package Designs.
free online paint program Flame Painter Gallery Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change the background from black to white, the palette changes from additive to subtractive and the feeling of the painting is very different. It's not easy to explain all brush parameters, so I leave this for your experimentation.
Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu (click for detail) Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons. Her work evokes some of nature’s most complex creations: the organic patterns of cells, the flow of water, and the forces of wind. How these are hung without tearing seems nearly impossible.
A Table That Turns Your Kitchen Into Mini Ecosystem [UPDATED] Convenience and efficiency are king when it comes to product design. What could be more efficient than a natural ecosystem? That's the insight behind a "living kitchen" designed by the brilliant young design studio Studio Gorm. They looked at what we have in our kitchens--fruits, vegetables, organic waste--and figured: That's actually enough to create a miniature system for watering fresh herbs, composting the waste, and generating new soil. Matheus Lopes & Escape Into Life Manifesto, traditional art, mixed media Building a galaxy, digital art, mixed media Alternate ending, digital art, mixed media Ace of Wands, digital art, mixed media
Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples:
Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures Dalton Ghetti creates awesomely stunning miniature sculptures on pencil tips! Mind blown!