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142 Fantastically Funky Modern Furniture Designs Funky Furnitures: 142 Creative Modern Furniture Designs Article by Urbanist, filed under Furniture & Decor in the Design category. We sit on it during the day, sleep on it at night, eat off it and even look at our reflection in it – but how much thought do we really give our functional and space-saving furniture and the rooms we have full of it? Some designers have gone to great lengths to get us to view even the most mundane pieces of furniture in a new and different light. 18 Brilliant and Bizarre Modern Bed Designs We spend a third of our lives in them so why not make our beds the center of attention, the most marvelous, strange and sensational pieces of furniture we own? 20 Uncomfortably Cool Contemporary Chair Designs We drag them around the room, sit on them on and off throughout ever day, but rarely see them as more than utilitarian seats. 16 Marvelous Modern Table Designs 24 Crazy Contemporary Clock Designs 18 Wonderful Ways to Hang your Hat or Coat
Stephane Halleux - Sculpteur Design Inspiration and Resource Shinybinary - Art and designs of Nik Ainley Scrap Metal Furniture: Incredible Industrial Art & Design Bob Campbell, also known as Stig, as is much a metal sculptor as he is an industrial artist or furniture designer. Using scrap metal parts from cogs and wheels to chains and treads, he crafts recycled one-of pieces and furniture sets that use a creative combination of manufactured pieces and built-from-scratch shapes. He incorporates leather, wood and other industrial materials as needed but metal is always at the core of his work. He has sold his unique metal furniture pieces to all kinds of people through various venues, ranging from high-end luxury retail stores to music festivals, street markets and his own personal private gallery. His work itself is open to interpretation but his unique style and curious material choices certainly set him up to be seen as existing somewhere between traditional arts and crafts and modern mechanical engineering.
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 For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs
The Amazing Sculptures of Ji Yong Ho Optical ill FullScreen Opt pictures from photography experiments photos on webshots Webshots is introducing Smile, the next evolution of photo sharing: Upload and share as many photos as you want Create a dynamic photo stream to share with close friends and family Save a permanent archive of your family's photos Op art Op Art Illusion design works that look like op art. Please note that this page could make you feel sick. "A pulser" The figure appears to scintillate. Moreover, rings of subjective color are observed. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 "Mesh spirals" The figure appears to scintillate. "Flemming's rules" Something appears to run in the circular clouds (visual phantoms). "Flip-flop" The figure appears to scintillate. "Falling snow" The figure appears to scintillate. "Op autumn" White patches appear to scintillate. "Rokuyo stars"* *Rokuyo is kind of week made up of 6 days: Sensho, Tomobiki, Sembu, Butsumetsu, Taian and Shakko. Six white circles appear to scintillate. Related reference: scintillating lustre by Pinna, Ehrenstein and Spillmann (2002) rokuyo.cdr (CorelDRAW) "A time tunnel" Color blobs appear to scintillate. "Matataki"* *scintillation Caution!! "A color curtain" Color lines appear to scintillate. "Treasure box" Color squares appear to scintillate. "Jiggle" The surround appears to jiggle and scintillate. "Warp"
It Took 84,000 Pennies, But Michigan Mom's Giant Coin Really Makes Cents Make a penny, leave a penny. That's how one cash-strapped Michigan woman obtained the 84,000 pennies she used to construct a gigantic replica of a 1-cent coin, which won her artistic acclaim and allowed her to share her inspirational story. Wander Martich says she only started building her massive coin after she was forced to pinch pennies when she went through a divorce, lost her home to foreclosure and lost her job in 2006. That's when Martich's daughters -- ages 6 and 9 -- gave their mom the loose change they had been saving in their piggy bank. Martich put her kids' pennies in an empty water jug, which she continued filling with $20 of pennies from each paycheck after she found a job. Last year, the Grand Rapids, Mich., resident decided to use those pennies to make some real change. "Art was the only way I could tell a mass of people my story," Martich said in a statement through Ripley's Believe It or Not, which acquired her huge coin. Wander Martich
Most Popular Artists The most popular artist searches last month: a not-to-be-taken-too-seriously measurement of which famous artists have the greatest "mindshare" in our collective culture. Moving up: Edgar Degas (#22 to #12), Titian (#28 to #18), and realist painter Janet Fish (appearing for the first time on the list at #29). Moving down: Joan Miro (#13 to #19), Wassily Kandinsky (#11 to #24) and Paul Gauguin (#21 down to #32). How we measure popularity: In order to eliminate any kind of selection bias due to search engine ranking, external links, etc., we only count internal links from our own search box and our artist listings.