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…
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.
Pretty amazing, don’t you think? See more after the jump « Read the rest of this entry »
September 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
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
- Origami social icons
- Etsy finds: origami fashion
- Strange things that do exist: Computational Origami at MIT
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.
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:
Truly one of a kind.
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?
Or you can go all nouvelle vague and get a set of 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:
Or choose your favorite music band out of these almost infographic illustrations:
The rest you have to discover by yourselves!
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.