As a wristwatch, this giant may not be the best thing, but it certainly is pretty cool. When you want to know the time, the watch mechanism kicks in and writes time on the watch face. To make sure it doesn’t overwrite on the watch face, the automata starts with dusting off and erasing the watch face. Of course, the whole mechanism is quite bulky and requires steadiness, but as an automata, it is pretty damn cool.
Checkout this sweet balloon art by Tokyo-based artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. Well, balloon animals aren’t exactly a rarity, but the sheer complexity of Matsumoto’s creatures makes these way more interesting than your run-off-the-mill balloon art. The artist’s creations are made solely out of balloons – no markers, adhesives or sealants are employed.
MB&F partnered with L’Epée 1839 to create a machine that looks beautiful and does a whole lot of things. The Fifth Element is a classic mechanical weather station, like the ones you would expect to see before the digital age went full swing. In true MB&F style, The Fifth Element is more than just a set of mechanical instruments clubbed together – it is a mechanical sculpture with incredible craftsmanship.
Japanese modeler Kamonohashizokei creates these amazing, stunning, (insert more adjectives here), realistic animal heads that are mind-blowingly impressive. The realistic look could have us imagine that there is at least some organic/taxidermy base the artist works from. Nope, it’s all synthetic.
Volumes is computer generated art that merges colors, patterns, and rhythmic movement of billions of particles. Moscow-based artist Maxim Zhestkov, the creator of Volumes, says “They dance, play and communicate with each other in an eternal hypnotic ballet governed by the invisible wind of fate.” This computer generated digital sculpture looks quite attractive in its colors, and its fluid movement.
Russian artist Vera loves to draw, and as she puts it, her brush is the needle. That needle sure does some excellent work, when you take a look at her impressive and intricate embroidery. Her canvas, very often is barely a few inches in diameter – though the details stay exacting. You can follow her work on Instagram, or head over to Etsy to purchase.
Charleston-based artist Matt Wilson has an unlikely art style – cutlery bent into shape of creatures. The sculptures mostly represent birds, but sometimes they take other forms like fish, animals, even Samurai! Matt says his artwork is a reflection of the environment in which he lives. He works with bone, driftwood, scrap metal and the likes to create upcycled sculptures.
You could call them creepy or scary, but the word you’re actually looking for is fantastic. Canadian artist MilleCuirs describes the books on his Etsy page as “Handmade leather grimoires, blank books and journals”. Many of the creations do take an aspect that may be described as creepy or scary. That comes with the territory, and likely is the effect the artist aims for in these painstaking and meticulous creations.
Photographer duo Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini show just how interesting chicks can be, in their 190 page book Chicken, featuring 85 high-resolution chicken portraits. The project began in 2013, when the artists found inspiration in the beauty of these birds during an avian exhibition in Milan.