New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

New Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young sculpture ocean glass

Sculptor Ben Young (previously) just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. Young works with laminated clear float glass atop cast concrete bases to create cross-section views of ocean waves that look somewhat like patterns in topographical charts. The self-taught artist is currently based in Sydney but was raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand, where the local landscape and surroundings greatly inspired his art. You can learn more about his sculptures over on Kirra Galleries, and follow him on Facebook.

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Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Located in a park near the center of Lede, Belgium, the Castle of Mesen dates back to the 17th century where it served as a home for various lords before a conversion to an industrial site. Throughout the 1800s the complex was used as a gin distillery, a tobacco factory, and a sugar refinery. In 1897 the castle was then sold to a religious order who constructed an impressive neo-gothic chapel and turned the entire facility into a boarding school.

Although it was still in use up until the 1960s, a tragic storm of abandonment, looting, and a failed attempt to designate the castle as a monument lead to a decision to demolish of the entire castle just a few years ago. Lucky for us, photographer Jan Stel of Past Glory managed to sneak inside and capture a few amazing shots before it disappears forever. The juxtaposition of the stained glass windows and decaying roof and sprawling foliage is especially striking. See more from this series here. (via Arch Atlas)

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen history churches Belgium architecture

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Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first inspired by a Stan Brakhage piece he encountered at an animation exhibition at the Frist Museum in Nashville. After creating a 64-frame animation of a cube by hand-painting each slide, he then decided to go digital, exploring forms and shapes found in some of his own geometric paintings on wood. To see more of his animation work check out his Loops gallery. (via The Fox is Black)

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Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward wind weather waterfalls England

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward wind weather waterfalls England

Hikers exploring England’s Derbyshire Peak District earlier this week stumbled onto a rare phenomenon caused by extreme winds. The River Downfall, a 30-meter (98 foot) waterfall was blown back almost vertically by a powerful updraft, making it seem as if the waterfall was simply flowing into nothing. Very cool. (via Twisted Sifter)

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Cubic Rubber Bands by Nendo

Cubic Rubber Bands by Nendo stationery rubber bands office

Cubic Rubber Bands by Nendo stationery rubber bands office

Cubic Rubber Bands by Nendo stationery rubber bands office

Cubic Rubber Bands by Nendo stationery rubber bands office

Earlier this year Tokyo and Milan-based design firm Nendo (previously) accepted the challenge of redesigning the rubber band, one of the most common desktop items that seems so ubiquitous that it’s disposable. After all, the cost of a few hundred more is just a few bucks. But what if a rubber band was interesting, functional, and you didn’t want to throw it away. This was the idea behind Nendo’s cubic rubber band, a completely different form factor resulting in a desktop object that isn’t meant to be stashed away in a drawer or tossed in the trash. A set of three retails for 1080 yen (about $10), though you’ll need to be able to navigate a Japanese retailer, Marks, to snap up a set. (via Spoon & Tamago)

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DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric
Photo by Fearless Photography

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric
Photo by Fearless Photography

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric
Photo by Fearless Photography

Need to do Halloween on a budget this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has a series of inexpensive geometric mask templates that you can download, print, and color. From animals and skulls to stormtroopers and faces, he has a little bit of everything over on his Etsy page. (via NotCot, This Isn’t Happiness), All Things Paper

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Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryan’s Hand-Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives

Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryans Hand Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives sculpture fairies

Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryans Hand Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives sculpture fairies

Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryans Hand Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives sculpture fairies

Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryans Hand Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives sculpture fairies

Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryans Hand Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives sculpture fairies

From a very young age, mixed-media artist Samantha Bryan was obsessed with flight, and while she never became a pilot, it’s a passion she carried through school and into her artistic career as a sculptor. The central subject of her artwork is the creation of fairy-like aviators going about their daily lives, often riding in whimsical flying contraptions. Richard Foot and Arron Fowler of R&A Collaborations recently shot this great stop-motion profile of Bryan as she talks about her inspiration and creates a few of her delicately crafted pieces. (via The Kid Should See This)

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