Artist Cory Barkman (previously here, here and here) built this as a custom frame for a client of his. The client gave Cory full creative freedom on the project, giving her requirements in broad strokes. Cory made this seemingly simple, yet impressively sculpted piece that seamlessly bonds with those wings.
Uncountable souls have lost their battle to eat and live healthy in the face of an onslaught by junk food and procrastination. Santiago, Chile based artist Oscar Ramos created this set of illustrations for a government aided print campaign called “Elige Vivir Sano” (Choose Healthy Living). The campaign was set up to encourage people to make use of their will power and adopt a healthier lifestyle. The illustrations do very much appear to be in tune with the idea.
Photographer Andrew Osokin gets up, close and personal with the fragile snowflake, photographing it in all its macro beauty and glory. Those snowflakes look as lovely as we could have imagined. At the same time, it is surprising to see that the tiny snowflake might have such a complex construction. Well, thanks to an earlier much closer look at snowflakes, we do happen to know them better now.
It sits looking just like the average shipping container nobody would look twice at. Plain old stuff, with nothing really remarkable. That’s until the designer/architect Adam Kalkin pushes a button and sends the container to life, sprouting five rooms in the 8-feet wide and 20-feet long house.
“The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada” by photographer Jeff Friesen shows a train passing through beautiful locations in Canada. That train does not travel by itself though, it’s a toy train that travels with the photographer and settles easy in the vast and diverse landscapes of Canada, including some places that would be impossible for a real train to visit. The photography is mesmerizing; prints are available on the photographer’s website.
That “face” you see here isn’t flying out of someone’s imagination. It is very much a truth that appears whenever airplane fly. It isn’t just clearly visible because the air isn’t colored like the green fog in the image that was placed especially for this test. These happen to be wingtip vortices; not entirely uncommon, but super cool to look at, especially when you set up an experiment specifically for them. Hit ahead for the gif image of the action, and if you want it more hardcore, there’s a video too (action begins at 5min 53seconds).
Rated G is a series and gallery show by artist Justin White where he presents movie scenes in a playful, cartoonish way. Numerous famous films and TV shows have shown up in his illustrations, check ’em out.
Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates took a break from jewelry designing to create magnificent insect sculptures that bask in the anatomy of watch parts with a touching of light bulbs for effect. Justin started the set as a break from his usual work, and soon became interested enough to create more of these arthropods and insects. These sculptures are usually made in a single sitting that can last for as long as 12 hours. You can get hold of some of these sculptures over at Etsy.
Going fully by the literal meaning, these lamps by Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Shaheen take form of a humanoid, only to replace their heads with light bulbs. That’s how they become headlights. The artist’s idea for the project titled “American Socket” is to explore the border between art, design and architecture with this creation. When arranged properly, the headlights appear to be reaching out to the power source, apparently in the search of illumination, or enlightenment, as we humans would like to call it. Well, this turned philosophical quickly.
Lego bricks, it seems can do anything, even beyond the limits of imagination. For all the things in the world, we never thought Legos could be used to chalk up a pop-up building. But then we’re not Talapz, the dude who created the mind boggling model of the Tao-ji Buddhist temple, and did it as a pop-out.