Creativity

Beautiful pictures prove dog is kid’s best friend

Andy Seliverstoff is a Russian photographer residing in San Petersburg. He loves dogs, kids and photography. And this is the wonderful result of  blending the 3 of interests. In these beautiful pictures, he captures the genuine interactions of trustful little kids getting along with these magnificent animals. You can appreciate the camaraderie, friendship, and trust from the kids, and blind love and devotion from the dogs. To see more of his work, visit his website, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, or 500px.  ...
Animation

Quirky stop-motion animation video by popular YouTube artist

Animation tutorials are abundant on YouTube but Alexander Unger's videos are a little different. Unger runs a popular YouTube channel where he shares sculpting and claymation tutorials. Every now and again he'll upload a quirky stop motion short film assembling various little animation experiments. Here's his most recent one and it's quirky, to say the least! For one, the sound matters just as much here as the animation itself. Check it out below and find more of his work here. ...
Art

Layered papercut art creates a dynamic 3D effect

John Ed De Vera is an artist that with a steady hand, a refined technique and a lot of creativity. He creates art of layered papercut, giving you the feeling that these pictures were just taken as the figures in the sculpture were moving. He creates these little pieces using an X-ACTO knife, 260-300 gsm paper, and each piece takes around 4-5 hours. To see more of his delicate work, check his  website, or follow him in Instagram,     ...
Creativity

This hair of mine – a celebration of African hair styles

Hair is a symbol of strength, resistance, of ethnicity and womanhood. Cyndia Harvey, a London-based artist, gathered together with African women from the African Diaspora and researched their connection with African heritage and meaning of beauty. Cyndia moved to London when she was 11 years old and African culture and hairstyle were always an important part of her identity. The short video she made is a beautiful representation of various cultural flows and meanings it produces. Hairstyle fans and students of culture are going love this.    ...
Creativity

Photographers blend nature and the human form through 19th century photo technique

Photographers Barbara Ciuer and Lindsay  Lochman created a project in which they used a special photo technique. The images were overlaid with the plants from their garden and exposed to sunlight. The artists were inspired by the cyanotype impressions which was used back in 1840's by pioneering photographer and botanist, Anna Atkins. "Experimentation with the cyanotype photographic process brought the portraits and flowers together and reveals rich alignments of nature with history", says authors. For more about "Nature Project" you will find here. ...
Animation

Duo creates imaginative illustrations using sheet music

Music scoresheets are sketchbook pages in disguise. At least, that's the impression you get from Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich's works. The duo are part of a creative collaboration, People Too, from Novosibirsk, Russia. The two spend time drawing elaborate scenes on sheet music. From urban landscapes to people fishing, dancing, and traveling, the musical notes serve as departure points for their combined creativity. The reimagined illustrated sheets of music are available for purchase on Society6. Check out some of them below and find more on their portfolio on Behance. ...
Design

Eero blankets your home in speedy, reliable WiFi through an elegant form factor

Considering the many WiFi range-extending devices out there, Eero takes the effort out of the equation and replaces it with simplicity and reliability. The Eero WiFi system can be placed throughout a large apartment or multi-story house to ensure internet access inat every corner. An intuitive companion also lets you set up, update, and manage all Eero units easily. Personally, I'm not only impressed by how effective it has been during my last few weeks of usage but more so how unobtrusive it is from an aesthetic point of view. From no angle does it look like a modem, thanks to a slick form factor. I will say, however, that Eero is most effective when it replaces your current system completely. This is critical for smart-home enthusiasts because you don't want your smart lights not responding because of internet-issues. All in all, the designers behind this system have thought of it all and have reached a WiFi solution that caters to all and not just the tech-savvy....
Creativity

Translucent, ocean-inspired ceramic sculptures by Jennifer McCurdy

Artist Jennifer McCurdy blends everyday objects with inspiration derived from the symmetry and asymmetry found in nature to create some amazing ceramic sculptures. The artist's one-tone ceramic sculptures feature intricate and partially-translucent bodies in forms reminiscent of conch shells and burst milkweed pods. McCurdy describes her process in her artist statement, "After throwing my vessel on the potter’s wheel, I alter the form to set up a movement of soft shadow. When the porcelain is leather hard, I carve patterns to add energy and counterpoint." Check out some out some of her sculptures below find more on her website. ...
Art

photographs feature bright red streaks of light piercing the dark woods of Spain

We've seen light installations in unexpected places before but Nicolas Rivals' takes a turn for the dark and bleak. The Paris-based photographer, as part of his project, La Línea Roja, created a series of bright red light installations in geometric shapes in the woods while traveling through Spain. The installation was captured in long-exposure shots and explore the gap between the natural and man-made in a haunting fashion. Check out some of the installations below and find more on his website and Instagram. ...
Art

Amazing 3D models of animals and humans inspired by paper

With countless ways of depicting hair and fur in today's digital art world, Maxim Shkret's 3D illustrations are unique and bold. The Moscow-based illustrator mixes 3D-modeling with digital illustration to create unique portraits of animals, humans and everything in between. Flowing hair and fur appear geometrically with carefully-applied soft shadows, resulting in a paper sculpture effect. Symmetry in some of the portraits also helps to accentuate the boldness in each image -particularly in the fox and the lion. Check out some of his 3D-illustrations below and follow the artist on Instagram for more. ...
Creativity

Can you guess these movies recreated featuring cats?

 For all the cat lovers out there, Movie Cats is a very recent Instagram that you may want to follow. Every week, directly from Nottingham UK to your screen, you will found a new classic movie iconic scene recreated vividly. Kits starring of course.  So far they have only this five scenes, but there will be more to come. Follow them if you don't want to miss them. ...
Creativity

Photographer depicts objects from famous films

Jordan Bolton is a poster artist from America. In one of his coolest projects, he recreated the objects from the well-known films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Carol, Amelie, as well as Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox. One could say that each image is a piece of an imaginary museum collection. If you want to remember your favorite movie by the objects that were used in it, this is the photo collection you should have. For more check here. ...
Architecture

Retro glamour in Leo’s Oyster bar

Leo’s Oyster bar is a relatively new hot spot in San Francisco. It “smells” retro with the botanical wallpaper, black and white tiles and floral decoration all around the place. The designer of the restaurant is San Francisco-based designer Ken Fulk. “Quintessentially masculine space that introduces tension with feminine qualities,” says Fulk for the midcentury dining room. Owners of this place Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas have created definitely a unique experience for their customers. For more information about the restaurant, its history, and the menu, check out their website here. ...
Creativity

Transforming the shape of the human body into a living canvas

Gesine Mardewel is a skilled German bodypaint artist. There is very little to say about her, but that's because her work says it all. In her own words "It is the transformation of a human being into a breathing, moving, living work of art". In most of her work, the model(s) and the fine bodypaint mimic the animal so faithfully that the model just vanishes, camouflaged by the surroundings. To see more of her work visit her website or follow her on Facebook. Just be careful, some of the pictures may be NSFW. ...
Art

Sea rocks brought to life

Robert Rizzo is an Italian artist residing in Malaga, Spain. He uses acrylic paint to transform sea rocks softened by the waves, into works of art - embellishing them with the essence of live animals. Since he works in unaltered rocks, respecting shape and size, each painting is unique. He also makes pet lifelike portraits with an uncanny resemblance, giving pet-rocks a whole new meaning. To see more of his work visit his website, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, or his Etsy store.   ...
Art

Painting with ductape

We've all used duct tape at some point in our lives. I can't even make a straight cut sometimes - it sticks to itself and you have to throw it away because it becomes a useless, sticky mess . So I'm more than impressed with the set of skills of DuctTapeDesigns. Rianna manages to achieve art using it as a medium working with X-Acto knives. See more of her work following her on DeviantArt or Facebook.   ...
Creativity

Amazingly satisfying video of paint being mixed (more interesting than watching it dry)

This should go down as one of the most satisfying videos to watch ever! Exploring symmetry, Canadian artist Annette Labedzki, who specializes in abstract figurative painting, recently discovered the human attraction towards obscure but satisfying videos on Instagram. Following up with this discovery, she created a video of her own showing off paint as it's being mixed. Labedzki made symmetrical versions for some clips to achieve balance in both halves of the frame. Watch the magical video below and find more here.  ...
Art

Pictures show the decaying beauty of forgotten places

Matthias Haker is a German urban explorer and freelance photographer with a keen eye. He finds derelict corners of the world, with no restoration projects going on to preserve their former glory, and captures the nostalgic beauty that haunts them. Looking at his pictures with saturated colors and enriching details makes you feel you're looking at the memory of the place that once was, not the ruin that's left. The location of these abandoned places is kept in secret in order to prevent them from being vandalized. Enjoy more of his work on his website, Facebook, or DeviantArt ...
Creativity

Elaborately-dressed bagworms dresses female consumer culture in Japan

Aki Inomata is tackling female consumer culture in Japan as part of her elaborate series in an odd and creative way! The artist dressed female bagworms with pieces of extravagant attire, designed to be protective cases of sorts. She purposely chose to use female bagworms because, unlike their masculine partners, they retain their protective cases for the entirety of their lives. The work was exhibited in Japan and serves as Inomata's commentary on what women go through to be accepted by society in terms of their looks. Check out some of her creative bagworm dresses below and find more on her website. ...
Art

Discarded chunks of wood become colorful and dynamic assemblages

These hanging sculptures are so well-composed that one will never guess they were made out of discarded pieces of wood. New Zealand-based artist Louise McRae uses hand-split pieces of discarded wood in small fragments to create beautiful, contemporary assemblages. From afar they capture the appearance of what you'd typically see in aerial photographs of cities and foliage. Each sculpture is visually-enhanced with acrylic paints, foil, and even charred with fire in some cases. Check out some of McRae's works below and find more at Seed Gallery and Gallery 33. ...
Creativity

Awesome aquarium designs from the 2016 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Standby for an onslaught of amazing, eye-melting aquariums. Over 2,000 participants from 60+ countries took part in the annual International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) and there were a number of them that stood out. The contest yielded fantastic submissions from aquascape artists tasked to explore what's possible in terms of the design of traditional aquariums. Each piece is a culmination of years of work and they were impressive! Takayuki Fukada retained his title and won this year's competition. Check out some of the aquariums below and find more on Facebook.  ...
Architecture

Artist creates unique kinetic architecture from paper everyday for a year

We've seen 365-day long projects before where creatives challenge themselves to produce unique works every day for a year. Artist Charles Young did the same, but for him, it involved creating intricate paper sculptures to explore different architectural forms. Even after his self-imposed 365-days were up, he kept going and now he's made about 635 buildings. Each structure comprises of moving parts that Young animates and shares regularly on Tumblr. The entire city will be on display from November 10-26, 2016 at the NEoN Digital Arts Festival in Dundee, Scotland. Check it out below! ...
Creativity

Breathtaking satellite images showcase ways humans have transformed Earth

People have transformed the face of Planet Earth in various ways. This has never been more evident than through an ambitious project on Instagram. Launched in December 2013, an Instagram account called Daily Overview began collecting aerial photographs showcasing ways in which people have shaped the Earth. Benjamin Grant is the mastermind behind the project and uses images taken from DigitalGlobe. Grant has amassed nearly half a million followers and has collated 288 of the best photographs into a hardcover book called Overview, available on Amazon now! Check out some of the images below and follow Grant on Instagram for more! ...
Art

Beautiful flowing glass sculptures by Rick Eggert simulate fire and water

Rick Eggert's glass works are at once elegant and striking while being dynamic enough to give the effect of parts of them flowing with the wind. The Florida-based sculptor produces glass sculptures derived from natural elements that mimic the motion of fire and water. The static objects are sculpted individually but presented as groups and categorized as "Waves," "Flames," and "Dew Drops." The glass-blown works are solidly colored at the center and grade into white as you travel outward to the edges. Eggert serves as the Creative Director of the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth, Florida. Check out some of his sculptures below and find more on his portfolio site. ...
Art

Self-taught artist imagines beautiful interiors and house plants with embroidery

Equipped with self-taught embroidery skills, Sarah K. Benning brings to life some amazing interiors and house plants. The fiber artist has a background in fine art and starts each piece with an illustration, drawing inspiration from Midcentury design and often referring to her own expansive houseplant collection. Benning steers clear of traditional embroidering methods on purpose, opting for improved techniques that will result in more contemporary aesthetics. Check out some of her stitched interiors and plants below and find more on her Instagram, Facebook, and her online shop. ...
Art

French artist uses projections to shed light on Amazon deforestation

Philippe Echaroux has been using his skills in transmedia art to shed light on the rapid deforestation of the Amazon forest. The French photographer and street artist projected the faces of Brazilians indigenous to the area onto foliage, establishing the deep connection that exists between the rainforest and its inhabitants. The tribe, Suruí of Brazil, led by Chief Almir Surui Narayamoga, invited Echaroux to help bring to light the issue amidst government efforts to replant sections of the forest wiped out by logging and animal agriculture. Photographed pieces of the works will be part of an exhibition called, “The Crying Forest” at Galerie Taglialatella in Paris from Nov 11 - Dec 15, 2016. Check out video featurette below and find more of Echaroux’s work on his website, Instagram, and Facebook.  ...
Creativity

Glorious letterpress-printed lunar calendar design by Alec Thibodeau

Letterpressed works are hard to come by in the world of graphic design these days, but artist Alec Thibodeau is keeping the tradition alive. The designer recently launched his latest letterpress-printed lunar calendar design for the 2017 year. Calibrated to the Eastern Timezone, the pink-hued works are accurate for any location in the Northern Hemisphere. The lunar calendar was designed and printed in Providence, Rhode Island in collaboration with DWRI Letterpress. Check the calendar out below and find limited edition prints on Thibodeau’s website. ...
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