Art

Sky-High Paper Wigs Topped With Modern Luxuries by Asya Kozina

Sky-High Paper Wigs Topped With Modern Luxuries by Asya Kozina

October 16, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

Paper artist Asya Kozina was inspired by the decadent wigs found in Baroque and Rococo still lifes, tall masses of hair adorned with objects that represent the ideals of luxury and beauty in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her series Skyscraper on the Head imagines how these outdated accessories might look if produced today, replacing the exotic fruits and birds of early centuries with airplanes, skyscrapers, and ferris wheels. More



Design

Yellow Street Lines Form a Park Bench Around a Tree in this Temporary Green Space by The Edible Bus Stop

Yellow Street Lines Form a Park Bench Around a Tree in this Temporary Green Space by The Edible Bus Stop

Oct.16.17

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Christopher

As part of the 2012 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London, landscape and design consultancy The Edible Bus Stop conceived of a green space that incorporated gardens, artwork, and the conversion of a street into public space. The temporary exhibition titled Riot of Color was conceived as “a post apocalyptic interpretation of the after effects of the 2011 London riots.” More



Art

Beetle Sculptures Encrusted with Minerals by Nozomi

Beetle Sculptures Encrusted with Minerals by Nozomi

Oct.15.17

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Christopher

Paris-based artist Nozomi created these glistening beetle specimens through a process of digital sculpting, 3d printing, and good old-fashioned lacquer painting. The works are a continuation of an ongoing series where she explores the backs of beetles as a backdrop for her digitial work. More



Photography

Photographer Introduces Himself to His Childhood Self in Series of Hilarious Photoshopped Images

Photographer Introduces Himself to His Childhood Self in Series of Hilarious Photoshopped Images

Oct.13.17

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Kate

Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson was flipping through family photos when he wondered what it might look like to see his present self Photoshopped next to his childhood self, a version he only remembered through old photographs. After gathering clothing, hats, and shoes that would match his boyhood self, he spent several hours in Photoshop learning how to accurately match his image to the photo’s time period. More



Animation

Paper Trail: An Animated Collage by Jake Fried

Paper Trail: An Animated Collage by Jake Fried

Oct.13.17

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Christopher

Animator Jake Fried (previously) is known for his hand-drawn ink and white-out films that incorporate dense imagery and symbolism across a rapidly changing field of view, all photographed frame by frame through nearly 1,500 layers. His latest piece, Paper Trail, introduces a collage-like feel through a lovely layering technique. More



Art Food

Decadent Pastries Formed From Porcelain and Glass by Shayna Leib

Decadent Pastries Formed From Porcelain and Glass by Shayna Leib

Oct.12.17

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Kate

Glass artist Shayna Leib (previously), like anyone, is deeply attracted to the seductive pull of decadent desserts. Unlike most however, Leib is unable to indulge. Her body reacts to several aspects of puffed pastries and chocolate mouses, causing her to have many severe dietary restrictions. It was this void that pulled her towards the desire to work with the unattainable, to recreate the objects she couldn’t eat. More



Design

An Optical Illusion Tile System Designed by Casa Ceramica

An Optical Illusion Tile System Designed by Casa Ceramica

Oct.12.17

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Christopher

British tile company Casa Ceramica have designed a novel optical illusion flooring system that uses real tiles to create a vertigo-inducing warped floor. The skewed checkerboard floor functions as the entryway to their showroom in Manchester, lending an Alice in Wonderland atmosphere to a generally traditional medium. More



Illustration

New Paper Textured Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

New Paper Textured Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Oct.11.17

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Christopher

With a minimalist approach to editorial work that blends silhouettes and shadows, Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala has become a staple of major newspapers and magazines as of late including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and New Scientist. His distinctive style involves the look and feel of paper cut-outs to achieve surprising depth, both visually and conceptually, in clear statements perfect for the limited space of editorial design. More



Amazing Art Crafts

Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper

Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper

Oct.11.17

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Christopher

Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong (previously) just unveiled this new origami work titled “Fly High, Dreamers!” that incorporates four sequential objects—a hand holding a crane with a rider also holding a smaller crane—each connected to the other, all from a single uncut sheet of paper. More



Art

Basketball Courts Transformed Into Large-Scale Artworks by Project Backboard

Basketball Courts Transformed Into Large-Scale Artworks by Project Backboard

Oct.10.17

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Kate

Project Backboard began in 2014 when Daniel Peterson, a former college basketball player and employee of the Memphis Grizzlies, noticed the neglected state of several basketball courts scattered around the city. To revive these spaces, Peterson began to refurbish the courts with small improvements—filling in cracks or repainting the basic lines needed for a regulation game. More



Design

A New Book Filled With Interactive Paper Pop-up Gadgets by Kelli Anderson

A New Book Filled With Interactive Paper Pop-up Gadgets by Kelli Anderson

Oct.10.17

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Laura

Kelli Anderson, a self-described artist/designer and tinkerer has just released her long-awaited book, This Book is a Planetarium. Anderson, who is based in Brooklyn, works in a variety of digital and analog media but is best known for her use of paper in the form of educational apps and animations, as well as interactive toolsThis Book is a Planetarium features several different paper gadgets designed by Anderson, all of which are fully functional. More