The domin-ation of the Starry Night

June 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

Impressed. I can’t really find any other word to describe my impression when I first saw Flippy Cat’s amazing video of Starry Night by Vincent van DominoGogh. Van Gogh’s famous painting was recreated by 7067 dominoes in an attempt which took more than 11 hours to be completed.

Super cool or what…

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Folding buildings

May 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

Folding paper to create the lines of a building, without using any pen or pencil, color or shading. That is the concept behind Simon Schubert’s project entitled ‘Papierarbeiten’, meaning “paper work” in German, in which he creates complex architectural ‘drawings’ with the use of just one piece of paper and nothing else.

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A fountain of time

September 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

A fountain at Osaka Station City which serves as a clock.

A fountain of time, whose minutes passes in beautiful patterns of words, numbers, flowers and pictures.

Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

via Design Taxi

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Trippy: watch nano-origami unfold

May 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well it is actually kirigami (for I suspect scissor work) but it is still mesmerizing. Tiny folded papers unfold slowly when they touch the water surface (due to a physical phenomenon called capillarity)

Flottille by Etienne Cliquet

via kottke

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Etsy finds: Uloni’s crochet sculptures

May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been following this Etsy shop since my first days in Etsy. And I am always amazed by Uloni‘s creativity. She takes a most traditional, if not boring, medium (crochet) and completely reinvents it.

Crochet necklace - Lavender cocoonCrochet sculpture - White magmaCrochet brooch - Cosy crumble

The forms she creates are organic, fluid and sometimes almost alive. And always unique. In fact, they are never replicated and once they leave the shop you can never find them again. thankfully, here is some of her best past work, from her flickr account:

Uloni's crochet scultures in a vatUloni crochet necklaceUloni's crochet bracelet

Truly one of a kind.

Etsy finds: retrowhale’s indie portraits (and more)

May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Who’s your favorite writer? Your favorite movie director? Your favorite band? Animal? Chances are that retrowhale has already created a quirky drawing of them in a wood panel. The discovery that lead me to this shop was this portrait series of writers: Hunter S Thompson, Charles Bukowski, Silvia Plath and Jack Kerouac. Amazing, huh?

american writers

Or you can go all nouvelle vague and get a set of french directors:

french directors

And if this sounds a tad pretentious to you, there is lots of pop culture to choose from, too. For example this series of (mainly John Hughes) 80’s teen movies:

John Hughes movies

Or choose your favorite music band out of these almost infographic illustrations:

music bands

The rest you have to discover by yourselves!

3D geopolitical maps out of LEGO

March 8, 2011 § 4 Comments

Collecting data from the Development Research Center on Migration, Globalization and Poverty, artist Samuel Granados has created a geographical map made of Lego bricks that shows emigration and immigration data between American countries. With each LEGO piece representing 10,000 immigrants, these migration maps reveal the topography as it evolves across North America.

Lego map South America

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