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Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures Brian Dettmer – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures Brian Dettmer – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries. He begins carving away arbitrarily at the pages, letting the images reveal themselves as he moves through his process. He seals the edges of the books to ensure precision, which also transforms the splayed edges to look like a smooth and sanded piece of wood. Carefully extracting bits and pieces, he creates a narrative within the books’ contents, revealing selected sentences and images. The spines are bent and contorted to juxtapose different sections of the books together. The resulting beautiful sculptures completely reinterpret the original intention of each book. Dettmer’s messages range from narrative to political, with spiral sculptures of butterflies from a lepidoptery journal, or a scene of layered illustrated animals from a children’s book. + Brian Dettmer

mental_floss Blog » The House of Blood Where is the house of blood? It could be your house with these home furnishings, most of which are available at the click of a mouse. Individually, they might be described as conversation pieces; put them all together and you'll have a house of horrors no one would want to visit twice. One of these products used the description "Gruesome, bloody, and absolutely offensive." This collection is not for the squeamish. Dining Room Designer Amy Lau was inspired by the serial killer show on Showtime when she came up with these Dexter dining room chairs. Lighting The Blood Bucket Lamp looks like it's pouring all over your desktop, but the blood is the stem and base. Lamp This Blood Lamp doesn't look that bloody, but the way you turn it on can be considered gruesome. Cutlery The Bloody Kitchen Knife is food safe, except when someone comes into the kitchen and sees you use it! Coffee Set How about a 14-piece Bloody Coffee Set, complete with drops and smears? Table Linen Table Candles Shower Curtain

Books Transformed Into Visual Art - Green Diary Origami artists have been transforming paper into varied, visually striking works of art since centuries. However, an entirely different wagon of artists has stretched it across the paper and is creating the same magic with books. Had these books not been morphed into unusual artworks, you might have seen them bedecking some landfill, a ditch or a waste-bin. Who knows? Anyhow, after passing through some skilled hands, they have gotten more appealing than they were ever. Since seeing is believing, hit the jump to see a full list of book art awaiting your approval: Anagram Bookshop (Prague) promotional images from Kaspen deserve a glance for sure. Known as Robert The, the Kingston-based artist outshines all. Brian Dettemer is one of the masters of this weirdly green art. Casey Curran etches his art on books with a scissor. UK artist S. Lucille Moroni works with 19th century church books and missals to create art. Folded books by Denise Kiggan are just incredible!

What Does Love Mean to a Four-Year-Old? | John Mark Ministries A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” “Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” “Love is when you kiss all the time. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.”

15 Bizarre Buildings Architecture can amaze us in so many ways. There are structures that can make our jaw drop because of their beauty while others are so grandiose to look at. They are also usually those kind of buildings that convince us to take a double-take on our camera. They look strange, silly, weird, and sometimes, funny. These are the structures that challenge our vision and trick our mind, each time we take another look at them; it takes us back to the awe that architecture always manages to convey. Here are 15 buildings that will surely get a double-take once you get around them. 1. Image Image The Dancing House is found in Prague, Czech Republic. The unique design of a bent building was very nontraditional during their time and took a lot of criticism from the public. Its original name was supposed to be Fred and Ginger, after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Source 2. Image Image The Crooked House is a very unusual house found in Sopot, Poland. Source 3. Image Image Source 4. Image 5.

Book Paintings Posted on June 6, 2011 by saya A really great artist can create wonderful things almost anywhere – on walls, grounds, lips, eyelids, or on book pages. Look at these paintings from Mike Stilkey, I bet everyone would think of one same word “wow”. But wait, and imagine what will happen when these books fall apart onto the ground… Designer: Mike Stilkey BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning - Photographer I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Now its time for KOREA, TAIWAN AND TOKYO. Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires Fer 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires Marita y Coty 1977 & 2010 Bs Aires Demian 1989 & 2010 London Cecile 1987 & 2010 France Nico Mella 1990 & 2010 France Oscar 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires Ato 1992 & 2010 Buenos Aires Lulu Geraldine 1980 & 2010 Bs Aires Ian 1983 & 2010 London Male Sil Flor 1983 & 2010 Bs Aires Nico 1986 & 2010 Buenos Aires Lucía 1956 & 2010 Buenos Aires Marina 1988 & 2010 Buenos Aires Flor 1975 & 2010 Buenos Aires Mati 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires My Parents 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires Negra 1980 & 2010 Buenos Aires Ingrid 1987 & 2010 Buenos Aires Sue 1977 & 2010 London Tommy 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires Morita Sisters 1979 & 2010 Bs Aires Lali 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires

The Blue And The Green Email No matter how strongly you want to believe you are seeing blue and green spirals here, there is no blue color in this image. There is only green, red and orange. What you think is blue is actually green. You can check this through Photoshop or by zooming, if you need an affirmation. If you don’t believe your eyes, check this image enlarged: Care to pop in to my new project todayilearned.co.uk, a blog about unusual and interesting things. Discovered on Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s site Leave your comment: You may also like these posts: Amazing Book Art of Robert The on DesignRulz They’re still books – only a bit changed. All these books were transformed into visual art, but still they’re books. American artist and a mathematician with a strange name, Robert The makes bizarre creations from books for many years.

How To Build A Fireball You Can Hold Video Moleskine Sketches By Trevor Henry Pages from the Moleskine of Canadian illustrator and designer Trevor Henry. Trevor started sketches in late 2008 when he first discovered the wonder of the Moleskine sketchbook. See the rest at Trevor’s website or Behance. Find this post useful? Check out these: アサメグラフ ポケモン百五十一鬼夜行絵巻 君はここに記された妖をすべて従え、魑魅魍魎の主となるのだ! ※全てクリックで原寸に拡大されます※ ポケモン百五十一鬼夜行絵巻① ポケモン百五十一鬼夜行絵巻② ジョウトポケモン百鬼夜行絵巻① ジョウトポケモン百鬼夜行絵巻② (ぽけもん 捕り申した) 例へ 火の中 水の中 草の中 森の中 土の中 雪の中 娘御の下履きの中 (あれえ) ※中々 中々 中々 中々 大変では御座るが 必ずや捕り申す ぽけもん捕り申す 南伝馬町に しからばこれにて 拙者はこの者と 旅に出る (ぴかちゆう!) 何時も何時でも 上手くいくなどという 保証は何処にも 有り申さぬ (それはそうである) 常住坐臥 本気で生きている この者たちがいる 嗚呼 憧れの ぽけもん無双に なりたし ならざるを得ず 絶対になり申す by nojoさん(pixiv) アサメグラフに戻る Incredible and Scary 3D Pencil Drawings by 17-year old Fredo Realistic pencil drawings are always interesting. It is nice to watch how artist has managed to draw something like it was photographed by camera. However, the plenty of the pencil drawings you have seen by now probably cannot be compared with the following drawings which are literally mind-blowing.Those drawings were made by Fredo, a 17-year old guy from Chile who has found an interesting way to create 3D drawings.Fredo has started to think more seriously about his drawing skills when he was 15. Here you can see some of his 3D realistic pencil drawings which look like they were photographed with camera rather than drawn with hand.

Body Art - Hand Animals | Optical Illusions These have to be some of the best examples of hand art I’ve ever seen. Great fun to look at for the kids and a real example of how to disguise your hand as an elephant, eagle or tiger. Click the main post for the full set of pictures.

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