Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Korean artist Ran Hwang uses buttons, beads, and pins, carefully aligning each component to produce some incredibly ambitious results. The artist recreates images of temples and cherry blossoms, which both echo Asian and Buddhist motifs, by hammering down thousands of pins adorned with tiny embellishments like sequins into wood panels.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Czech artist David Cerny has turned a British double-decker bus into an athlete doing push-ups in order to celebrate the Olympic Games, which open in London on July 27.
Called the ‘London Booster’, the six-tonne bus has an electrical engine that powers the vehicle’s two muscular arms—allowing them to perform the push-up motion off the ground. The bus even plays sound recordings of grunts and moans to simulate ‘tough physical effort’.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has some spectacular images in the running under four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. While the judges are deliberating their winners, you can have a hand in crowning the winner of the Viewer's Choice award by voting online now.
Via The Atlantic
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil to work with a team of "crocheteiros" for several weeks to create "Crocheted Jacaréa," a massive alligator playground. Designed by Marcia Maria Benevento, the playground is completely covered in North Carolina acrylic yarn and Brazilian ribbons. The piece, which we found on designboom, will be part of the SESC Arts Show 2012, from July 19-29.