A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles trees recycling Lithuania Christmas

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles trees recycling Lithuania Christmas

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles trees recycling Lithuania Christmas

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles trees recycling Lithuania Christmas

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles trees recycling Lithuania Christmas

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles trees recycling Lithuania Christmas

Okay municipalities of the world, pay attention. For a third consecutive year the city of Kaunas, Lithuania approached artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to assist with their annual holiday decorating. Recognizing the city’s somewhat dire financial state the artist challenged herself to build something that wouldn’t rely on any administrative funds set aside for the event. The result: an enormous 13-meter tall Christmas tree made from nearly 40,000 recycled green bottles and zip ties. At night the tree is lit from the inside resulting in a glowing, translucent, emerald green spruce that’s making headlines across the country. I would love it if Chicago had the ambition to do something like this. (via design you trust, delfi, lrytas.lt)

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The Chromatic Typewriter

The Chromatic Typewriter typewriters painting machines device chromatic

The Chromatic Typewriter typewriters painting machines device chromatic

The Chromatic Typewriter typewriters painting machines device chromatic

Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote. I don’t know how practical painting an image with a color typewriter is, but if Keira Rathbone can do it… (via dark silence in suburbia)

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The iSaucer

The iSaucer tea iPad coffee

The iSaucer tea iPad coffee

A clever capture by photographer Norah Abdulaziz. I guess if you decide you hate your iPad, you’ve still got this to try.

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Fabric Wrapped Trees

Fabric Wrapped Trees trees optical illusion installation

Fabric Wrapped Trees trees optical illusion installation

Fabric Wrapped Trees trees optical illusion installation

Welsh-born artist and photographer Olsen Zander has been wrapping trees in white fabric around the UK for the better part of a decade. In this series entitled Tree, Line, Zander uses the fabric to reveal the horizon lines as they disappear behind the surface of trees. Really amazing work. If you liked this, also check out the mirrored tree installations of Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll. (via it’s nice that)

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Blu in Buenos Aires

Blu in Buenos Aires street art murals Blu Argentina

Blu in Buenos Aires street art murals Blu Argentina

Blu in Buenos Aires street art murals Blu Argentina

Italian street artist Blu has completed a new politically charged mural on the streets of Buenos Aires. The mural shows an enormous crowd, their eyes blindfolded with a ribbon of fabric colored like the Argentinian flag and behing them looms a dark, suited figure wearing a presidential sash of the same design. (via ba street art, arrested motion)

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Wolfgang Laib Pours 30,000 Piles of Rice

Wolfgang Laib Pours 30,000 Piles of Rice rice multiples installation Chicago

Wolfgang Laib Pours 30,000 Piles of Rice rice multiples installation Chicago

Wolfgang Laib Pours 30,000 Piles of Rice rice multiples installation Chicago

Wolfgang Laib Pours 30,000 Piles of Rice rice multiples installation Chicago

For his latest exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, German artist Wolfgang Laib poured over 30,000 piles of rice and seven piles of pollen to create one of his largest installations ever entitled Unlimited Ocean. Laib worked with several SAIC alumni during a ten day residency in October to pour each small mound resulting in an enormous grid that covers much of the expansive Sullivan North Gallery in downtown Chicago. The work will be on display to the public through December 23, 2011. Photographs by James Prinz courtesy SAIC.

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A Stop Motion History of the World

A Stop Motion History of the World world video art stop motion history animation

A Stop Motion History of the World world video art stop motion history animation

Just spotted this wonderfully crafty stop motion piece from director Kevin Parry that follows the history of the world from the big bang through, well, I don’t want to ruin it. Lovely work. (via the awesomer)

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