Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Tiggelaar with Atlas 2.0 (10th place) / Photo by Malou Evers

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Klein-Zundertse Heikant with Horsepower (1st place) / Photo by Werner Pellis

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Klein-Zundertse Heikant with Horsepower (1st place) / Photo by Malou Evers

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Molenstraat with 737 (13th place) / Photo by Malou Evers

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Poteind with Proud (11th place) / Photo by Werner Pellis

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014 parades Netherlands flowers
Photo © Omroep Brabant

Yes, it’s that time of year again for the world’s largest flower parade, Corso Zundert in the Netherlands! Located in the small town of Zundert at the Belgian border, the annual parade features 20 giant floats created by various districts within the city. To encourage a wide breadth of creativity the parade never has a theme, leaving teams free to design whatever they want as long as the floats fit the within 20 x 10 meters and are completely adorned with dahlia flowers.

This year the parade saw everything from a deconstructed 737 airliner to a guitar-playing cephalopod, with the first place prize awarded to the brawny flexing horse float, Horsepower.

If you want to explore a bit more, there are more photos of the 2014 event courtesy Omroep Brabant, and you can also see our Corso Zundert coverage in 2013 and beyond.

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Woodworker Creates Detailed Stop-Motion Films of his Process

Woodworker Creates Detailed Stop Motion Films of his Process wood stop motion animation

Designer and woodworker Frank Howarth has a passion for building things with his hands, he makes everything from shelves and chairs to toys and tables. But there’s one thing he might be even more passionate about: showing people how he does it on his YouTube channel. In some of his most popular films, the Howarth removes himself completely to create stop-motion animations with thousands of photos, where the objects appear to build themselves. In the two shown here he builds a trio of bookshelves and a lawn chair. If you liked this, don’t miss the Triumph Spitfire clip. (via The Awesomer)

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‘Os Gemeos’ Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photos by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful. You can see more over on Arrested Motion.

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Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya  quilling paper illustration

Paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya first began to experiment with various ways to illustrate using paper about six years ago. In the time since she’s become a master at quilling and other sculptural techniques involving paper, landing high-profile jobs working on paper projects for fashion designer Issey Miyake, Godiva chocolates, and even Paramount films.

In her own time, Brodskaya often returns to an exploration of aging and older people, inspired in part due to fear of her own mortality, but also in an attempt to portray aging people with dignity by rendering them in brilliant color, or by showcasing their interests. There’s also an added bonus: quilled paper is an excellent medium for creating wrinkles.

You can see much more over on her website, and Brodskaya’s work appears in the new book Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration.

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Timelapse of the Amish raising a giant barn in under 10 hours

Timelapse of the Amish raising a giant barn in under 10 hours timelapse Ohio barns architecture Amish

Ohio resident Scott Miller shot this timelapse video earlier this year of dozens of Amish men raising a barn. The entire construction cycle takes place between 7am and 5pm—with at least an hour for lunch—and yet the bulk of the work is done by the end of the day. Amazing to see how incredibly precise the entire endeavor is. (via Sploid)

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AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatova’s Bird Illustrations

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

AVES: Playing Cards Inspired by Karina Eibatovas Bird Illustrations illustration games cards birds

Arist and illustrator Karina Eibatova (previously) just partnered with LUX Cards to create this phenomenal set of playing cards inspired by her bird and feather drawings. The cards will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company on official Bicycle card stock. The deck is called AVES (Latin and Spanish for birds) and is quickly gaining steam over on, yes of course, Kickstarter. Couldn’t back this quick enough.

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Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop  wood prints wood posters and prints illustration forests

After two years of preparation and meticulous carving, “Overlook” is an upcoming woodcut print from the minds and hands of Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth of Pittsburgh-based Tugboat Printshop (previously). The duo make some of the most stunning limited edition woodcut prints around, having churned out a number of new pieces since we last checked in including Woodcut Valley, Community, and Desert Island. The final color print of Overlook (above is just the woodblock used for printing) will be 28″ x 46″ and is available for pre-order.

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