Giant Marbles

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Kosmosphaera is a Swiss labor of love between Jodoc Elmiger and Valérie Jacquemet. Together they create giant glass marbles, reminding me so much of my childhood in the Swiss mountains. How stunning would one of these look in my home?

(In case you’re in London, they are currently showing at Tent London T3 booth L10.)

Wage Islands

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Wage Islands by Ekene Ijeoma is an interactive installation about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It’s a 3d topographic map of monthly housing costs submerged in water to show where New Yorkers can afford to live based on hourly wages.

Trending Topic

Trending Topic

You are my own trending topic by Jean André!

Oscar and The Truth Toad

Oscar and the Truth Toad

I often feel like I have Oscar the Truth Toad sitting on my head. Painting by Travis Louie.

Stone Backpack

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This stone backpack by Jana Sternback is everything.

Moving: Vincent van Gogh Today

This is surprisingly moving: In an episode of Doctor Who from 2010, the Doctor and his companion Amy take Vincent van Gogh, who was not a commercially successful artist in his own lifetime, to the Musée d’Orsay to see an entire room filled with his paintings.

(via Kottke)

Glittering Salt Crystal Dress

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This is what happens when you submerge a black gown for 2 months in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea. A beautiful project by Israeli artist Sigalit Landau.

I Wish I could Adopt This Sign:

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I hugely admire Steve Powers‘ for his art and especially love this Downtown Brooklyn sign. The parking garage it is attached to is making room for more downtown Brooklyn condos, so, someone please give this a new home…

Ornitographies by Xavi Bou

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Ornitograhpies by Xavi Bou are shapes created by flying birds, captured with single time frame photographs. Stunning.

(via Chris)

Simplicity

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I used to love live model drawing at university. Frédéric Forest’s Instagram feed makes me want to pick it back up.

Wind

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Don’t we all feel like this guy at times? Beautiful etching by Valdas Misevičius.

Basic House

Basic House

Basic House by Martin Azua is a basic habitable volume; foldable, inflatable and reversible. Is it art? Is it architecture? I don’t care, it gives me joy.

Look Up

Look Up

Look Up is a participatory public art app that prompts New Yorkers to look away from their phones and into the street intersections to engage in the diversity and serendipity of the city.

(via Carly)

Smoke Interventions

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Created as a collaboration between photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot, ‘The Blossom Project’ depicts colourful clouds of smoke emerging from evocative landscapes all around the globe.

Antivegetativa

Interesting Paint Job

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This art installation made me look. I wouldn’t mind doing this in my apartment, painting half way and over my art. (Obviously, I would first go to the thrift store to replace my current art)

Italian artist Davide D’Elia‘s ‘Antivegetativa‘ installation transformed a Roman gallery into a bright aqua ship hull. Reminds me a lot of Oliver Jeffer’s dipped painting project.

Still-Lifes by Amanda Ringstad

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These still-life by Amanda Ringstad made me look!

Jellies

Jellies

I would totally hang this Jellies print in my office.

Algorithmic Art

Algorithmic Art

Beautiful: Algorithmic Art.

Book Rainbow

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Jonathan Whitfill is the force behind this book rainbow. Really wonderful. Made me look.

3D-Printed Light-Based Zoetrope

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Media artist Akinori Goto designed this 3d-printed zoetrope that when lit from the side reveals dancing or walking people. AMAZING! See more images and videos here.

Dr. Seuss Taxidermy

Dr. Seuss Taxidermy

Dr. Seuss’ take on Taxidermy made me laugh. Blue Green Abelard is definitely my favorite.

(via Coudal)

Pencil Shaving Flowers

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How poetic and beautiful are these pencil shaving flowers by Haruka Misawa?

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This Lightpainting-Stopmotion by Daniel Barreto made me look.

Autoeromatons

HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.

When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.

Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.