A Canopy of Colorful Umbrellas Spotted in Portugal

A Canopy of Colorful Umbrellas Spotted in Portugal umbrellas Portugal installation

A Canopy of Colorful Umbrellas Spotted in Portugal umbrellas Portugal installation

A Canopy of Colorful Umbrellas Spotted in Portugal umbrellas Portugal installation

A Canopy of Colorful Umbrellas Spotted in Portugal umbrellas Portugal installation

This beautiful installation of umbrellas was recently spotted in Águeda, Portugal by photographer Patrícia Almeida. Almost nothing is known about the artist behind the project or its significance, but it’s impossible to deny the joy caused by taking a stroll in the shadowy rainbow created by hundreds of parasols suspended over this public walkway. It reminds be of Garth Britzman’s bottle carport. (via my modern met)

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A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

A Giant Labyrinth Constructed from 250,000 Books timelapse multiples mazes installation books

The cavalcade of art projects surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London continues today with the completion of this enormous book maze designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank Centre. Entitled aMAZEme, the stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges was built using 250,000 remaindered, used and new books, most of which are on loan from Oxfam and will be returned after the exhibit. The piece covers over 500 square metres, with sections standing up to 2.5 metres high and will be on display in the Clore Ballroom through August 25th. Watch the time-lapse video above to see the entire project come together, the volunteers worked through the night for five days to finish in time.

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Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Idyllic Photographs of the Tuscan and Moravian Landscapes by Marcin Sobas Tuscany landscapes Italy

Poland-based photographer Marcin Sobas captures mesmerizing images of agricultural fields and hills of Tuscany, Italy and the Czech Republic (first photo). Sobas approach is unique in that instead of capturing the entirety of the landscape he instead uses a telephoto zoom lens allowing him to take tightly cropped shots that appear both immense in scale but extremely specific in scope. You can read more about his process in an interview over on 500x, and click through any of the images above to see them full size.

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A Multi-Colored Sprinkler Paints On-demand Rainbows

A Multi Colored Sprinkler Paints On demand Rainbows rainbows installation device
Photo © Edwin Deen

A Multi Colored Sprinkler Paints On demand Rainbows rainbows installation device
Photo © Edwin Deen

A Multi Colored Sprinkler Paints On demand Rainbows rainbows installation device
Photo © Edwin Deen

A Multi Colored Sprinkler Paints On demand Rainbows rainbows installation device
Photo © Niels Post

A Multi Colored Sprinkler Paints On demand Rainbows rainbows installation device
Photo © Ampelhaus

Have a blank white room in need of an instant color treatment? Consider this glorious rainbow sprinkler by Netherlands-based artist Edwin Deen. Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler will be on display at BARRY at the W in Amsterdam starting August 30th. All images courtesy the artist. And if you like this, also check out the Robo Rainbow. (via my amp goes to 11)

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Paris In Motion

Paris In Motion stop motion Paris

Paris In Motion stop motion Paris

This gorgeous stop motion video of Paris was shot by filmmaker and photographer Mayeul Akpovi who shot thousands of photos by simply moving his tripod around various scenic areas of the city during the day and night. I really love this style, make sure you watch through to the fireworks at the end. (via vimeo)

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Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder

Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder water portraits

Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder water portraits

Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder water portraits

Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder water portraits

Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder water portraits

Bizarre Underwater Portraits by Tim Tadder water portraits

Fish Heads is a new series of fun portraits by L.A.-based photographer Tim Tadder. Though I’ve seen a number of different underwater portraiture projects, Tadder utilizes light and surface tension in an interesting way, making it seem as if the subjects are peering in from (or be swallowed by) a kind of spooky portal. You can see many more from the series over on Behance. All photos courtesy the artist. (via devid sketchbook)

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Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics

Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics  travel dogs

Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics  travel dogs

Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics  travel dogs

Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics  travel dogs

Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics  travel dogs

Maddie on Things: The Conclusion of a Project About Dogs & Physics  travel dogs

Back in February I posted a few photos from an ongoing travelog by Theron Humphrey as he traveled around the U.S with his coonhound Maddie, photographing her in increasingly precarious and absurd situations. In June, the 11-month journey finally came to an end after driving nearly 60,000 miles across the lower 48 states. Here are a few of my favorite photos over the final few months. Prints and shirts available.

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