Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Twisted and Curled Forms Carved from Pine Wood by Xavier Puente Vilardell wood sculpture

Brussels-based sculptor Xavier Puente Vilardell turns blocks of wood into twisting, curled objects that look more like scrolls of paper or pieces of fabric than lumber. You can see a bit more of his pine wood sculptures over on Behance and on his website.

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New 360° Laser-Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

New 360° Laser Cut Paper Story Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper books

Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono (previously) released a trio of new laser-cut storybooks including depictions of ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ and Mount Fuji. The books are comprised 40 images bound into a book that can be fanned out at 360° creating a narrative that can be explored from multiple angles. While these pieces seen here are one-off creations, Oono has several other folding books and lights available through Artechnica.

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Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary O’Malley

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

Porcelain Dishware Covered with Marine Life by Mary OMalley sculpture ocean ceramics

New York-based artist Mary O’Malley (previously) continues her fantastic amalgamations of porcelain dishware encrusted with ocean life titled Bottom Feeders. Like any object resting on the ocean floor, her sculptures have become increasingly swarmed by flora and fauna over the years, with some of her most recent pieces appearing wholly consumed by coral, seaweed, crustaceans, and tentacles. O’Malley creates everything you see by hand, the teapots and other dishes are thrown and hand-built porcelain, to which she adds sculpted wildlife coated with red iron oxide. You can see more of her recent work on Facebook and Instagram.

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Artist Sculpts a Horse from Molten Glass in Under Two Minutes

In a period of about 90 seconds, this glass artist transforms a molten blob of glass into a horse using little more than a pair of huge tweezers, gravity, and a lifetime of practice. Not completely sure who the artist is, but the YouTube comments credit Francisco Lopez Serrano. (via Reddit)

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How to Fold the World’s Best Paper Airplane

Back in 2012, former Cal Berkeley quarterback Joe Ayoob broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance in paper airplane flight using a plane designed and folded by John Collins. In this video, Collins demonstrates how to fold the plane, the Suzanne. Directions for this and several additional planes can be found in his book The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book. (via Kottke)

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Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

When stopping to consider these masterful ceramic objects by artist by Matthew Chambers, a flood of familiar images came to mind as I tried to understand what I was looking at. The aperture of a camera, the protective shell of a curled up armadillo, ocean waves, bowls of pasta, or portals to other dimensions; all valid reactions to these hand-built ceramic vessels and sculptures that contain dozens of thin concentric layers.

For the last 8 years Chambers has been working from a 215 square foot studio in Newport on the Isle of Wight where he creates each piece without the aid of sketches or designs, preferring to experiment as he works. Each “layer” is an individual section thrown on a potter’s wheel which he then assembles with other layers to make a solid sculpture. How something so precisely geometric can be formed from clay by hand is nothing short of astounding.

Chambers most recently had work at New Craftsman Gallery. You can also read a studio visit from Ceramic Arts Daily, and a more in-depth interview about his process on Ideas in the Making. (via Rhubarbes, Contemporist)

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A Mechanical Shark Mural by ‘Phlegm’ in San Diego

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

A Mechanical Shark Mural by Phlegm in San Diego street art sharks San Diego murals

Sheffield-based muralist and artist Phlegm just unveiled this awesome mechanical shark mural for PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in San Diego. The piece is done in Phlegm’s signature black and white illustrative style that often depicts shady masked figures manning the controls of unwieldy machines or contraptions. The Murals for Oceans project involves a collaboration with internationally renowned artists in an attempt to focus attention on major environmental issues involving the ocean. You can see many more pieces by Phlegm spanning the last few months on his blog. (via StreetArtNews)

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