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Mezmerizing Glass Installations by Suzan Drummen

Pin It Suzan Drummen is a Dutch artist who specializes in colorful, large-scale installations incorporating circular patterns vaguely resembling fractals. All of the objects in her installations are carefully laid out by hand and are not in any way fixed to the floor. The slightest nudge has the potential to destroy the whole display. What’s […]

Nomad Patterns – Melted Ceramic Creations by Livia Marin

Pin It Nomad Patterns is a series by Livia Marin which features more than thirty ‘melted’ China cups, vases, and teapots. It was exhibited at the Eagle Gallery in London in 2012. Interestingly, each piece retains its pattern even though it’s melted. The patterns in the pieces is the Willow Pattern motif. A pastiche of […]

Less is More – Industrial Design by Daniel Emma

Pin It Daniel Emma is an art studio specializing in industrial design. Founded by Daniel To and Emma Aiston in 2008, Daniel Emma has a very minimalistic approach to the design of a large variety of objects, ranging from desk items to installations. According to them: “Our studio works on a large variety of projects, […]

Steel Cones – Sculptures by Floyd Elzinga

Pin It Floyd Elzinga is a Canadian sculptor whose has been working with steel, relief work, and environmental installations for over 15 years. Ravaged trees, invasive species, broken branches, rotten stumps, polar opposites, and dysfunctional objects – they’re just some of the things that excite the Floyd’s inner artist. He said: “I make objects to […]

To Each, His Own – Amazing Ads by Felipe Luchi

Pin It Felipe Luchi is an award-winning creative director whose clients include big names such as Nissan, Nokia, Visa, Experia, Akatu, and Go Outside Magazine. Each of his ads are as brilliantly conceptualized as they are well-executed. One of my favorites is his ad campaign for Go Outside Magazine where an iPhone, a mouse, and […]

Recyclables – Sculptures by Bernard Pras

Pin It Bernard Pras is a French painter, photographer and sculptor. He has spent more than 20 years perfecting his craft. One of his more recent body of work feature sculptures of pop icons made entirely out of found objects which, when viewed from a specific angle, transforms into an easily recognizable image. His subjects […]

Colors All Around – Advertising Images by Mahmoud Hassan

Pin It Mahmoud Hassan lives and works in Nasr City, Egypt. One of his more recent projects is a series of images for Faber-Castell’s line of coloring pencils where various objects and animals are seamlessly fused with colored-pencil tips. All of the images are rather amusing but the one where the Dachshund’s rear end is […]

The Detritus of Our Past – Artwork by Maiko Akiba

Pin It Japanese artist Maiko Akiba gave us a glimpse of the future with her series “100 Years Later”. The series features artificially aged everyday gadgets, clothing, and objects.  Among the aged objects are: a digital camera, shoes, a coat,  jewelry, boots, an accordion, a vending machine, and a calculator. The aging was artfully done […]

Captured in Mid-air – Photos by Bence Bakonyi

Pin It Bakonyi Bence is a Hungarian photographer who is known for his strikingly crisp and realistic images with a surreal twist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in photography at Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. In his series “Nameless”, a bunch of objects (plus a rather small dog) is captured […]

Towers on Towels – Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

Pin It Takahiro Iwasaki is a Japanese srtist whose sculptures are in every danger of being stepped on. His small, colorful, and delicately-made constructs are usually found on floors amidst haphazardly strewn towels. You might need magnifying glass to truly appreciate Takahiro’s work. His topographical maps carved out of electrical tape are my personal favorites. […]

Hanging from the Ground – Clever Ads by Christian Åslund

Pin It The skewed, top-down perspective isn’t something new in the world of photography but Christian Åslund’s wide angle shots certainly gave it a new twist. His series of photographs for the shoe brand Jim Rickey had models lying flat on the streets of Hong Kong pretending to walk, sit, and hang on to perfectly […]

Fable – Sculptural Installations by Maskull Lasserre

Pin It Maskull Lasserre is a is a singularly talented wood carver currently based in Montreal. He was born in Canada in 1978 and spent a bit of his childhood in South Africa. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art and Philosophy as well as a Master of Fine Arts Degree […]

Cubed – Sculptures by Michael Johansson

Pin It Michael Johansson’s art would appeal to those afflicted with OCD. Luggage of the same hue arranged in a perfect cube appeals to a disorganized traveler like me, but it’s not only luggage that falls prey to Michael’s symmetric prowess. He does kitchenware, electrical gadgets, garden tools, and appliances too. Clearly, he spent a […]

Pencil Shavings – Sculptures by Jessica Drenk

Pin It Jessica Drenk is a South Carolina-based artist whose unique, nature-inspired sculptures are made from an altogether ubiquitous material. Wooden pencils. She stuck hundreds of pencils together using wood glue and artistically cut and shaped them to vaguely resemble driftwood, stalactites, stalagmites, and shells. She said: “By transforming familiar objects into nature-inspired forms and patterns, […]

Prison Break – Hilarious Street by OaKoAk

Pin It OaKoAk is a French street artist who sees the humorous potential in the most inconsequential everyday objects. His imagination turns cracks, peeling wall paint, railings, and other random objects on the street into hilarious works of art. His work is not only brilliant, it also brings a smile to our face. He said: […]

Extraordinary Anamorphic Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

Pin It Anamorphic sculpture itself resembles abstract art, but when reflected against a cylindrical surface, it reveals a remarkably detailed image. Creating this effect is by no means a mean feat. Jonty first scans the object, distorts it using 3d software, and created a mold out of steel, copper, resin, or perspex. But even with […]

Asterisms – Installation by Gabriel Orozco

Pin It Gabriel Orozco’s “Asterisms” is a sculptural and photographic installation made up of nearly 1,200 objects the artist collected from a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico and a playing field near his home in New York. There’s also twelve, large-scale gridded photographs of the individual objects in a studio setting, organized […]

The Animal Inside – Sculptures by Marc Sparfel

Pin It Marc Sparfel turns abandoned wardrobes, hat stands, and chairs into a veritable work of art. He starts out by picking out the best pieces and spends hours in his workshop coaxing out intricately sculpted animals out of the bits and pieces. According to Marc, the process of transformation is sometimes slow and painful […]

A Small World – Miniatures by David Edwards

Pin It David Edwards describes himself as a full-time miniaturist. He has been pursuing his craft since 1983 and now has an impressive collection of teeny, tiny, everyday household objects. Among them are: hairbrushes have real bristles in tufts, combs with teeth accurately scaled, a Victorian breadboard with the word “BREAD” carved in relief, a […]

Pixel-Palooza – Digital Art by eBoy

Pin It You may think recycling is something that happens in the ‘real’ world, but apparently, it happens in the digital one too. eBoy Arts is an outfit that creates re-usable pixel objects and uses them to build complex and extensible artwork. This new form of creative expression is called pixel art. Pixel art is […]

The Human Condition – Old-School Photographs by Sabine Weiss

Pin It Sabine Weiss is fascinated by the individual. As a humanist photographer, she seeks to capture these emotions. She loves to snap pictures of people going about their daily lives. She said: “I take photographs to hold on to the ephemeral, capture chance, keep an image of something that will disappear: gestures, attitudes, objects […]

Realistic Graphite Art by Ileana Hunter

Pin It Ileana Hunter is a Norwich-based graphite artist whose realistic drawings are inspired by the hidden lyricism of mundane objects and the fluidity of the human body. What’s amazing is that she has had no formal training whatsoever. She’s completely self-taught and yet her art speak volumes about her talent. She started whimsically, while she was studying […]

Race Cards – The Innovative Inventions of Dor Keenan

Pin It No, that’s not a typo. Race cards are pullback-style racing cars made of plastic playing cards. Designed by the innovative, young Industrial designer Dor Keenan, it allows you to race cars while playing solitaire at the same time. The playing cards were made through the process of vacuuforming (vacuum forming). The tops are […]

Bringing Inanimate Objects to Life by Kristi Malakoff

Pin It Paper money and postage stamps are just some of the two-dimensional media that artist Kristi Malakoff loves to use. Having grown up on Disney movies and books by Roald Dahl and C.S. Lewis, Kristi has always been intrigued by notions of fantasy and the possibility of escape from dreary reality into new, marvelous […]