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Incredible Calabash Handmade Lamps by Calabarte

Within six years of time, the mysteriously sounding word “Calabarte” has become well known among handicraftsmen and artisans around the globe. Although the calabash – the name of the fruit Calabarte is derived from – originally comes from exotic countries, the artist who has taken the ancient craft of gourd-carving to the next level lives […]

Porcelain Creatures by Sophie Woodrow

British artist Sophie Woodrow creates beautifully bizarre porcelain sculptures. These ethereal human and animal forms are created with her own hands with delicate precision. Mysterious and mind-blowing at the same time, the characters possess a lively glow and almost human.  Each piece is hand-built, involving coiling, incising and impressing to create a delicately textured surface. According […]

Watermelon Food Sculptures by Clive Copper

We often see the sculpting of wood and ice. From our streets to our work places, they are very readily found. However, food sculptures, let alone fruit sculptures, is really something worth noting. For example Clive Cooper’s watermelon sculptures of different creatures and characters. This Canadian artist does not go to the market and buy watermelons to […]

Twisty Wood Sculptures by Xavier Puente Vilardell

Xavier Puente Vilardell is the artist who is responsible for these awesomely twisted wood sculptures. His pieces feature spirals, twists, and seemingly-impossible curves. What’s impressive about his pieces is that they’re hand-carved out of a single piece of hardwood. Xavier prefers using pine for his sculptures, but utilizes other fine-grained hardwoods as well. Carving, regardless of the […]

The Perfect Dreamy Bedroom by Bogi Fabian

European artist Bogi Fabian creates dreamlike spaces and atmospheres through painting. For those who’ve always wanted to have a room that’s incredibly unique, take a cue from Bogi’s designs. The atmosphere she creates can be experienced both at night and in the morning, without needing light from the sun. Furthermore, her aim is to provide each room with its […]

Tattooed Porcelain Dolls by Jessica Harrison

Scotland-based artist Jessica Harrison makes a different take on your grandmother’s porcelain dolls. The dolls have their staple grace and beauty, but Jessica adds an edgy style to it with sailor tattoos covering their arms and necks. She studied sculpture in the Edinburgh College of Arts and one of her focus in her works is […]

First Ever Underwater City Gets a Design from Japan

Japan takes living on Earth a little further as Shimizu Corporation, a leading civil engineering, architectural and general contracting firm, revealed the design for the first ever underwater city in the world. No longer should we wait to find the hidden underwater city that is the Atlantis as Japan will make the city possible. Called […]

Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid celebrates the cultural richness of Cambodia’s Sleuk Rith Institute in this amazing wooden architecture project. Located in Phnom Penh, the Sleuk Rith Institute serves as a  genocide memorial, research center and graduate school. Zaha Hadid’s design breaks away from the traditional memorials and re-imagines the space to embody the aim of […]

Recycling Old Toys and Clothing for Sculptures by Hoda Zarbaf

What do you do with your old toys, pillows and stuffed toys when you’ve outgrown them? It’s either you throw them away or you pass it on to others, right? That’s not the case with Toronto-based artist Hoda Zarbaf. Pre-owned clothing, old toys, and recycled textiles are some of her arsenal to create figurative sculptures. […]

Enchanting Fairies by Robin Wight

England-based sculptor Robin Wight creates whimsical fairy sculptures with the use of stainless steel wires. These fairies are the result of his very artistic imagination when, not so long ago, he took a photo of his garden. The photo gave his imagination a spin as he saw a somewhat faint figure of a fairy on […]

A Fine Place to Read – Helsinki University’s Main Library

Helsinki University’s Main Library boasts of quality and sleek architecture that makes the whole place just like how it should be — a place conducive to learning. Designed by Antinnen Oiva Architects and led by Vesa Oiva, the library is a huge property with 31,700 sqm of space to work with. The biggest library in […]

So I Heard You Liked Horses – Titanic Horse Head Sculptures by Andy Scott

Welcome to Falkirk, Scotland. What you see here is The Kelpies, a pair of gigantic horse head sculptures put together by artist Andy Scott. A total of nine years were spent designing these monuments, which tower 100 feet above the ground. A kelpie (or water kelpie) might best described as the Scottish nomenclature for a water sprite. While […]

Mosque Ceilings – Mesmerizing Colors in the Middle East

When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes. For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, […]

Troll Selfies – Creepy Creatures by Impsandthings

Impsandthings is a sculptor and art teacher. Her real name is yet unknown, which leads me to think that she’s maybe a fairy of some sort. After all anonymity is all the protection she’s got. And while she reveals herself to be an art teacher, that doesn’t mean she teaches humans. The quality if her […]

A Masterpiece 10 Years in the Making – Sculpture by Ra Paulette

Ra Paulette is the badass artist who carved out an entire sandstone cave – just because he could. It started ten years ago when Ra took a backpack, a wheelbarrow, and his four-legged best friend, and went tramping across New Mexico. The area was littered with sandstone caves which sparked a long-time passion inside him. […]

Quilled Paper Carpets by Lisa Nilsson

Quilling is a tedious artistic process where paper is meticulously rolled and arranged to create elaborate designs. Lisa Nilsson is a spectacular sculptor who specializes in this particular craft. She has more than just mastered the art of quilling, she excels in it. No one even comes close. She has already had several exhibitions of […]

Enchanting Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Paths by Daan Roosegaarde

Daan Roosegaarde is the Dutch artist and innovator responsible for a this enchanting, solar-powered bike path in Brabant, Netherlands. The installation was inspired by none other than Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night.’ Brabant, incidentally, is where the painter was born and raised. Daan’s environment-friendly bike path is around one kilometer long and studded with softly […]

Wired – Majestic Wire Sculptures by Clive Maddison

Clive Maddison is not just a talented sculptor, he’s also an author. His ongoing series of wire sculptures is actually a homage to the vast diversity of the natural world. Clive creates wire tree sculptures from a single, long strand of silver wire. He doesn’t solder or glue anything together. He makes each piece by […]

Wooden Metros – Sculptures by James McNabb

James McNabb used to be a furniture maker, until he discovered that it was way more fun to make art. His work has been described by some as ‘sketching with a band saw’ which, when you look at his work, is not entirely untrue. James’ preferred medium is wood, and he uses different types in […]

7 Amazing Smartphone Photography Tricks – by COOPH

Before I start, let me say that #7 blew our minds. Have you ever wanted to take really awesome pictures with your iPhone? Do you want to impress your friends and family on facebook or instagram with your cell phone photography “skills?” We found this video, put together by the guys at COOPH (Cooperative of […]

Liquid Glass – Sculptures by Ben Young

Ben Young is a young, self-taught artist currently based in Sydney. He is the artist behind these realistic looking concrete and glass sculptures. Ben was born in New Zealand and raised in Maihi Beach. His proximity to the ocean while growing up has profoundly affected his inclinations as an artist. His day job is building […]

Awesome Do-It-Yourself 3D Paper Animals by Wolfram Kampffmeyer

Wolfram Kampffmeyer is a talented German artist who is the creative force behind these awesome three dimensional paper sculptures. The animals come in soft pastel colors and look like badly rendered computer generated images. What’s mind-blowing is that they’re not. They’re real, tangible, hand-made sculptures made out of paper. Their resemblance to computer rendered models […]

Unique Sand Art by Andrew Clemens

Andrew Clemens is an Iowa-born artist who died 120 years ago. That’s a small sample of his work above, and no, it’s not Photoshop. The images inside the glass was created by carefully pouring colored sand into the glass in layers. Spill some the wrong way and you’ll have to pour out the whole thing […]