The Geometric Paper Torso, Now with DIY Templates and Tutorials

The Geometric Paper Torso, Now with DIY Templates and Tutorials paper models DIY anatomy

The Geometric Paper Torso, Now with DIY Templates and Tutorials paper models DIY anatomy

The Geometric Paper Torso, Now with DIY Templates and Tutorials paper models DIY anatomy

A year ago I wrote about this amazing geometric paper torso designed by artist Horst Kiechle. At the time the piece wasn’t actually complete as he was still perfecting how all the organs fit together thanks to feedback he received online. At long last the model is done and Kiechle launched an extensive website with free downloadable templates you can print and assemble along with photographed step-by-step instructions for every single piece. So now there’s no excuse to not spend the next three months of your life on this. Good luck!

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Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge wood trees furniture

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge wood trees furniture

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge wood trees furniture

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge wood trees furniture

Created by designer Benjamin Graindorge, FallenTree is a minimalist bench made from little more than a slab of glass and a carefully carved oak tree. Graindorge chose to leave the orignal branches from the tree intact as support on one end of the bench as reminder of the wood’s living origins. The piece is on display this week at Design Miami in Basel, Switzerland through YMER&MALTA gallery. (via my modern met)

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Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova painting installation collage books
© Ekaterina Panikanova, courtesy z2o Galleria

Artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates densely layered paintings across large spreads of old books and other documents, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage. Born in St. Petersburg in 1975 Panikanova graduated at the top of her class from the Academy of Fine Arts and was subsequently given a studio to work from for five years. She now lives and works in Rome. Much of what you see above was from her second ever solo show Un, due, tre, fuoco at z2o Galleria earlier this year, and if you’d like to see more, check out her website. (via this isn’t happiness)

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Face Painting at the Maha Shivaratri Festival

Face Painting at the Maha Shivaratri Festival  portraits India history faces

Photographer Rakesh JV captured this phenomenal portrait of a girl having her face painted prior to the Maha Shivaratri festival in India, an annual Hindu celebration in reverence of Lord Shiva. During the festival people offer sacrifices through various means, kids are dressed up as gods, and older individuals are known to inflict pain on themselves through a variety of self torture. Rakesh has traveled all around the country the last few years and has captured a wealth of incredible portraits and scenes that are well worth a look.

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A Massive Rotating Supercell Filmed Near Booker, Texas by Mike Olbinski

A Massive Rotating Supercell Filmed Near Booker, Texas by Mike Olbinski weather timelapse Texas rain

On June 3rd of this year after four years of trying, Arizona photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski finally got the shot he’d been searching for: the formation of a gigantic rotating supercell. After four trips to the central plains since 2010, Oblinski and friend Andy Hoeland were tracking storms in northern Texas last week when they spotted this unbelievable cloud formation. The duo were actually forced to drive right through the storm system (which didn’t spawn a tornado) to obtain this unworldly footage that might as well have been shot on Jupiter, but in the end it was all worth it. Make sure to view it in HD, full-screen, and you can read more about the once-in-a-lifetime encounter over on his blog. (via vimeo)

Update: Olbinski is offering the photo above as a print.

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Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong paper orgami

Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese handmade paper called Dó. Cường tells All Things Paper that he began folding around the age of five or six and although his work has been featured in numerous popular books on origami, he has not yet made it his full-time career. See much more of his work on Flickr. All photos courtesy the artist. (via all things paper)

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