Author: Serena D.

The Surreal Flying Houses by Laurent Chéhère

French photographer Laurent Chéhère‘s ongoing “Flying Houses” series takes cues from his love of cinema and personal wanderings around little-known neighborhoods of his hometown of Paris. The images depict a dreamlike world of airborne architecture. The scenes range from quite realistic to completely surreal. The whimsical collection — which marry digital manipulation with analog photography — sees […]

PIZZA IS THE NEW BLACK!

You can order a pizza with practically any topping these days, but pineapples and hot dogs are no match for the crazy concoctions dreamed up by a parisian design studio. Blackpizza pays tribute to one of the world’s most popular eats with an experimental food art photography series called “Pizza is the new black”. Each […]

Crystallized Books | Alexis Arnold

After repeatedly finding boxes of discarded books in and around her urban environment, San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold became fascinated by the idea of finding ways in which to immortalize forsaken publications. The shutting of newspaper and magazine shops coupled with the onslaught of electronic reading leaves the paperback in a uncertain state. Arnold has […]

Unique handbags made with original LEGO bricks

Almost 6 years ago Aga Biernacka started making jewelry with Lego bricks. Earrings, bracelets, brooches, cufflinks – pretty much everything that falls into the category. Since the beginning, she had an idea of designing a real handbag made with bricks. It took she quite some time to work on the design, alter the techniques, find all […]

Adventurous Creations by Pat Perry

Michigan-based artist Pat Perry spent most of 2014 living a transient life spread across the U.S. His travels took him backpacking, train hopping, and motorcycling with stops in New England, Arkansas, and Texas, all the while dutifully recording his thoughts and observations in his sketchbook. The presence of rural America is a near constant presence in […]

Immense Installations of Ceramic | Molly Hatch

Massachusetts-based artist Molly Hatch, was born in 1978, the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer. She creates immense installations of hand-built ceramic plates painted with a variety of patterns and scenes. Hatch frequently re-contextualizes historic images used centuries ago by old porcelain manufactures as well as paintings and textiles. Her largest artwork […]

Psychogeographies: Three-Dimensional Figurative Collages

The Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a new series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche.” Each large-scale sculpture is individually embellished with bizarre found objects—cut-up books, magazines and trash found on the street—which […]

Las Vegas Amidst a Sea of Darkness

Famous photographer Vincent Laforet takes amazing night photos of urban cities, and his amazing photos of Las Vegas are no exception. Laforet, who has also photographed New York similarly, turns Sin City into an incredible neon metropolis surrounded by a desert of darkness. The photographer ascended with a helicopter to 10,800 feet above sea level […]

Prue Stent sees pink life

Prue Stent is a young girl based in Sydney but who is studying in Melbourne, who knows what femininity today and shows it without too many frills. He began to investigate the world of photography in the age of adolescence, at sixteen. And in his four photographic projects, a common thread seems to tie all […]

Balloons Invasion | Charles Pétillon

French photographer Charles Pétillon created a series titled “Invasion“. Hundreds of white balloons overflow from architectural spaces, neighborhoods and landscapes. These balloons invasions are metaphors. They aim to change the point of view that we encounter every day without regard to it. It is our view that he try to sharpen and to move from […]

Glass and Nature: Contemporary Glass Sculptures

Simone Crestani is a glass maker. In his works he try to combine his two big passions – glass and nature – he give his sculptures natural shapes. Simone attributes his passion for glass to what he describes as the privilege of growing up near the capital of glass world: Venice. The technique he use is […]

A Japanese Landscape Miniature by Takahiro Iwasaki

Cloth fibers, dust and human hair. To most people this is garbage to be swept or vacuumed away. For Hiroshima-based Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki, these are his building blocks. He turns trash into sculpture by creating impressive miniature landscapes that often feature factories, ferris wheels and other iconic structures. And now, the artist’s first solo […]

Hanmade Botanical Resin Jewelry

There are plenty of nature motifs in jewelry and fashion, but there’s something special about having actual pieces of bark and moss or dried flowers in your accessories. Sarah Smith, the Oregon-based artist behind Modern Flower Child, creates hand-made resin bracelets, bangles and earrings by forever preserving real feathers, flowers, seashells and other beautiful bits […]

Treebeard: Portraits With Plants Growing

Cal Redback made these images to put part of his imagination in the portraits of his friends in common areas. His first idea was to make a double exposition as we used to see, but when he started to blend them on Photoshop, he realized that he could be a bit more creative and realistic. You […]

Cool And Creative Bookmarks

Have you ever read a book, only to lose your place because you haven’t got a decent bookmark? Well, perhaps if you’d had one of these unique page markers, you’d be more inclined to continue your quest for knowledge or adventure. A bleeding bookmark for a thriller? Perhaps a shark’s fin for a nautical tale? […]

Iconic Buildings From Day To Night

The idea of Richard Silver behind doing the “Time Sliced” Series was to photograph iconic buildings around the World at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. The photographer decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right. Each photo consists […]

Deadly Viruses Painted On Human Body

The International Vaccine Institute collaborated with Seoul-based artists, designers, models, and photographer create striking images to raise awareness of neglected diseases. The concept was to use reproductions of the diseases cells painted onto models to attract attention to some of the diseases that affect the lives of millions around the globe. The Deadly Beauty campaign […]

El Gran Chamaco – 3D cute monsters

El Gran Chamaco is an illustrator and character designer class ’82 who lives in Los Ramones, Mexico, and that creates amazing 3D characters and monsters, combining taste cartoon, drawn grotesque, pop surrealism, Mexican influence and fluorescent colors with a dedication to Flemish textures  and details. His work is research and testing continues, driven by obsession […]

Fashion Portraits of a Leukemic Cat

This is the cat “Hummus” of Jason Mc Groarty. When she was very young she was diagnosed with Feline Leukimia which means she is unable to play outside in case she falls ill or spreads the virus to the other cats in our neighbourhood. However, this doesn’t mean she is unhappy, she loves running around […]

Adorable Kokeshi Dolls | Becky Kemp

Becky Kemp, a budding artist planted in South-East England, is influenced by Nordic design and Japanese illustrations. Her bubbly personality led her to establish Sketch – an intimate design house selling small accessories, stationary, home ware and toys. Originally made in Japan hundreds of years ago, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls have stood the test of time […]

Colorful New Architectural Watercolors

Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to paint explosively colorful depictions of European architecture, most recently in Poznań, Poland. Wronska is an architect herself, a skill that greatly enhances her artwork. She first renders each piece as a detailed drawing and then adds layers of watercolor, an unpredictable medium that can be difficult to control, […]

Museum of Supernatural History

France artist duo Zim&Zou were inspired by a Museum of Natural History, melted with a Cabinet of Curiosities, for their storefront installation for Hermès Maison Shanghai. The windows, hand-made with paper and leather, are an invitation to wander. Passers-by were suddenly walking through the corridors of a mysterious Museum, straight from the street. The themes […]

Fluid sculpting high-speed: Alberto Seveso

Dropping, is the natural evolving of previous projects using ink and water by Alberto Seveso. This time he tried something different using the oil instead the water and the outcome was amazing! The title is very important for him, because it is a tribute to the master of the dripping technique, Jackson Pollock. He always […]

20 Creative Ideas To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post. The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles […]

If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Hair

Besides all the mermaids, sorcerers, witches and princes, there’s another aspect of Disney princesses’ lives that just doesn’t add up. Loryn Brantz, a staff illustrator at Buzzfeed, noticed that their hair often behaves in strange and unrealistic ways, so she decided to show how they might look if their hair behaved the way ours does. […]

Bioluminescent plankton shines in Hong Kong

On the night of January 22nd, the shores of Hong Kong glowed blue with wave upon wave of beautiful bioluminescent water in a phenomenon commonly known as Sea Sparkle. However, this magical display, caused by blooms of a microscopic dinoflagellate called Noctiluca scintillans, was brought on by something less-than-inspiring: environmental pollution. Noctiluca glow when they’re […]

Fakes Barbies: the “Fashion Dolls” by Giampaolo Sgura

A collection of Haute Couture dolls by photographer Giampaolo Sgura, who staged the models Magdalena Frackowiak and Elisabet Erm in the manner of fake Barbies, as a tribute to the universes of the great names of fashion, from Louis Vuitton to Chanel through Dior, Valentino or Gucci. The series “Fashion Dolls” is been created for […]

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with scale. The detailed sculptures are captivating when viewed up close, as they may be […]

Chocolates That Represent Japanese Onomatopoeic Words To Describe Texture

Japanese design office Nendo has created 9 different types of chocolate. While each are the same size, not a single piece from the Chocolatexture collection look alike. That’s because Oki Sato, who leads the Tokyo and Milan-based firm, rethought the concept of chocolate by focusing on texture. “There are many factors that determine a chocolate’s […]

The new canadian passports hiding secret images

The Canadian passport has potentially earned the unexpected distinction of being the coolest passport to pull out at a rave. The pages of the new passport (released in mid-2013) are covered in fun and colorful UV-reactive images that can only be seen under a blacklight. The “secret” UV images are cleverly incorporated into the parts […]

Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice | Makoto Azuma

The self-described botanic artist Makoto Azuma is trying to change the way we look at flowers. He’s used water and the stratosphere as backdrops for his exotic flower arrangements but now he’s experimenting with ice. In his latest exhibition “Iced Flowers,” Azuma locks floral bouquets in large blocks of ice and displays them like pillars. Placed […]

Phenomenon Pareidolia: faces hidden in everyday objects

Have you ever seen faces, forms or figures in mundane places or objects? Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving the perception of patterns, especially of rudimentary faces, where none actually exist. You take a look! Source: boredpanda.com   # Ow My Eye! # Iggy Pop: Sad Torso Is Sad # Angry Slippers # F**k You Too, […]

Microscopic sand castles

After four years of trial-and-error experimentation, artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho successfully created drawings as tiny as they are tremendous: magnificent castles etched onto microscopic grains of sand—a complete and innovative reversal of building a sand castle. Visit The Creators Project blog for more information. Source: vikmuniz.net

Great works of art recreated with food

Russian food photographer Tatiana Shkondina uses food to recreate famous works from some of the art world’s greatest painters, such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Shkondina uses various types of foods to achieve the same styles, colors and textures as the great artistic masters. Just as watermelon, cheese and chocolate become […]

Dreamlike and imaginary scenes by JeeYoung Lee

Within the small confines of her 3 x 6 meter studio in Seoul, JeeYoung Lee‘s imagination is without boundaries. For each of her photographs the artist fills every square inch of space with hand-made props, set pieces, and backdrops and never edits or modifies the image digitally post-shoot. She does so with infinite minutiae and […]

Christoph Niemann’s quirky visual experiments

New York-based artist and illustrator Christoph Niemann sees the world a little differently. You might recognize his covers for the The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, or perhaps one of his Google Doodles or even his I LEGO N.Y. project. As part of his creative practive Niemann sets time aside every […]

Art and vegan food: the Amalia’s bowl mandalas

Amalia Bussard  is currently a Senior at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Five years ago she began her “clean eating” journey. By removing unnatural and processed foods from her diet, she was introduced to the wonderful world of super foods. She was inspired by these foods, they were all so beautiful and vibrant […]

3D printing: Kinematics dress

The tailored suit printing in 3D. “Indeed, in 4D” says the design’s study US Nervous System, which has managed to achieve – within the project Kinematics – a perfect cocktail dress entirely packed with a printer in three dimensions. The Kinematics system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexible structure using […]

Every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 to 2014

To celebrate his 68th birthday last week, illustrator Helen Green created an animated gif of every one of David Bowie’s hairstyles from 1964-2014. Both the black and white and color stills of all 29 frames are avaiable as a print through Society6. See more: kottke.org Source: thisiscolossal.com

Original cup and mug designs

For those of us who are addicted to our morning cups of coffee or tea, enjoying a steaming cup of something delicious in the morning can be a religious experience. If you feel as strongly about coffee or tea as I do, you will probably appreciate these creative cup and mug designs. Source: architecturendesign.net 1 | Happy […]

The graveyard of abandoned cars in Belgium

These images post apocalyptic aren’t a set of a zombie movie. This place exists really and  it is located in Chatillon, Belgium. A row of stationary cars as in traffic is in the forest for more than 70 years. The Chatillon Car Graveyard retains many vehicles owned by the American soldiers who were operating in that region […]

Creative candle designs

Candles might not be the most convenient way to light up your home thanks to the lightbulb, but they are irreplaceable when creating a cozy or intimate atmosphere. Candle design has come a long way, and there are plenty of awesome designs out there to choose from. Check out these creative candle designs! Source: boredpanda.com […]

Alberto Seveso: new underwater heavy metals

Bristol-based illustrator and photographer Alberto Seveso just shared a new collection of underwater ink photographs titled Heavy Metals. Seveso achieves the ethereal forms in his photographs by mixing ink with metallic powders which are then suspended in different fluids. You can see more of his fluid-based photography and illustration in his portfolio. Source: thisiscolossal.com

Body painting transforms humans into animals

Most people use makeup to be seen, but U.S. artist Shannon Holt takes this idea in a different direction, using paint to turn people into canvases for her beautiful and elegant animal paintings. “You hear a song once live — you have that one beautiful experience and then you have the remembrance of it with […]

20 Sculptures most creative in the world

A trip around the world in search of the most strange and bizarre sculptures.  1. Winterthur, Switzerland 2. Brussels, Belgium 3. Worclaw, Poland 4. Marseilles, France 5.Adelaide, Australia 6. Klaipeda, Lithuania 7. Philadelphia, USA   8. Budapest, Hungary 9. New York, USA 10. Cayala, Guatemala 11. Melbourne, Australia 12. Texas, USA 13. Prague, Czech Republic 14. […]

JE SUIS CHARLIE

For the freedom of the press and to commemorate the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, we propose some of the most provocatives cartoons.          

Amazing photo effects with food by William Kass

William Kass is photographer since 2013. In his atelier/studio, produces authorial works based on Still Life photography. His main work is the series entitled “MINIMIZE”, among others. William Kass works for advertising markets and visual arts.

The fabulous world of Michael

Over 18 months ago, the photographer and designer Michael Alesich started combining his photography and illustration to show the surreal world he get to see inside your head. With friends, family, and models assisting he as well as with a few self-portraits, Michael have had a good chance to show the slightly odd things he see […]

Bioluminescent Forest: new project of video mapping

A forest that is illuminated by magic. The two artists who light up small bits of nature, thanks to technology, are Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad. The two artists coming to extend into a key new project the traditional area of application of video mapping, choosing a field of action unprecedented : from urban settings […]

Prismatica – Light Installation in Montreal

The Canadian study of architecture RAW recently presented Prismatic , installation of public art in Montreal starring 50 glass prisms capable of projecting C in different directions. The structures, scattered throughout the Place des Festivals, allow visitors to walk accompanied by flashes of light kaleidoscopic, with the effect that during the night, expresses its full potential by […]

Rice fields that look like broken glass

Rice is a staple of half of the world’s population and has been instrumental in our efforts to prevent potential famines, but that’s only part of what makes it such a beautiful plant. The flooded rice paddies that stretch across the Far East and other areas that cultivate rice are stunningly beautiful, lending their landscapes […]

Instagram photos invaded by funny cartoons

Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian illustrator based in London, has a wild imagination that seems to invent alternative stories for everything he sees. In an image series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” Levitan invades other Instagram users’ photos with silly, inventive and sometimes awkward illustrations. Levitan’s no common thief – he makes sure to credit the […]

It wasn’t me! Animals that destroyed Christmas

Your cat or dog might be the most adorable and innocent creature in the world, but when the holiday season comes around, they can suddenly become wild and unstoppable destroyers. Your house, with all of its Christmas decorations and especially your Christmas tree, becomes their terrible playground. These pictures capture some of the worst Christmas […]

Flowers frozen in blocks of ice

By freezing beautiful and colorful flowers into large blocks of ice, Japanese artist Kenji Shibata has created a subject for his photos that is both strikingly beautiful and poignantly symbolic. His “Locked in the Ether” photo series features flowers literally frozen in time, cut down and preserved in ice to both save and destroy their […]

Old paintbrushes painted into heads of woman

In a poetic twist of fate, end-of-life paintbrushes are whittled down and sculpted into artwork by San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto. Tools that were once used to create artwork, now bear the face of female portraits largely inspired by women of the Renaissance period and other female figures of art history. Szeto, who previously worked […]

The tram in Budapest look like time machines

If you ever find yourself in Budapest, Hungary for the winter holidays, don’t miss the wonderfully festive Christmas trams, local streetcars decorated with over 30,000 twinkling LED lights. People of all ages and nationalities marvel at the special trolleys each winter, mesmerized by the sight of thousands of blue-and-white lights glittering like stars in the […]

Christmas 2014: 10 most spectacular illuminations in the world

Christmas is coming and now cities around the world are covered in decorations, scenographies and spectacular light effects to begin the most beautiful festivity of the year. The top 10 most beautiful and magical illuminations of 2014 are: 1. London, UK   2. Tokyo, Japan   3. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil   […]

Dandelions glow lamps

Dandelions are many things: a symbol of spring’s arrival, a source of latex, a beneficial weed for gardeners. But a lamp? Kind of unbelievable, but it’s true! Cinematographer Takao Inoue designed the ‘OLED TAMPOPO’, a dandelion that’s also a household lamp. In order to create the one-of-a-kind lamps, pristine dandelions were delicately harvested then sealed […]

Glow in the dark table by Mike Warren

Mike Warren just released a tutorial of how to fill the naturally formed voids in pecky cypress with photoluminescent powder mixed with clear casting resin. The effect is pretty amazing. The glow powder charges up in sunlight and emits a cool blue glow when in partial or complete darkness. To see how he did it you can […]