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A’Design Award announce their World Design Rankings

A’Design Award and Competition have released their World Design Rankings (WDR) in Arts, Architecture and Design, with the United States once again …

Ornate Tableware Sculpted in Gold and Silver Filigree by Wiebke Maurer | Colossal

<p>Artist Wiebke Maurer is drawn to objects found in traditional place settings like spoons, bowls, saucers, and tea cups, but her interpretation of …

Furniture Ideas - 28 Accent Chairs For A Dramatic Living Room

Accent chairs have the power to pull the look of an entire room together. They usually add a decorative touch to the room that just makes it feel …

Misshapen Glass Vases by Studio E.O Appear to Melt Atop Angular Stone Platforms | Colossal

<p>Indefinite Vases is a recent project by multidisciplinary design practice Studio E.O based in Stockholm. Working with handblown glass and cut stone, …

7 Examples Of Striped Floors In Contemporary Homes

Striped flooring can add a unique element to kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and anywhere else you put them. They have the power to lengthen a room …

This mural changes shape as you walk through it

Italian urban artists Truly Design, were commissioned to paint a mural inside the headquarters of the VF Corporation in Switzerland.<p>The mural, named</i> …

Colorful And Artistic Crosswalks Are Showing Up On The Streets Of Madrid

Bulgarian artist Christo Guelov has been turning the crosswalks in Madrid, Spain, into fun and colorful art pieces.<p>Named ‘Funnycross’, his designs …

The seat along the wall becomes a dramatic sculptural wood ceiling

Inside the student centre at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada, is a public lounge area that has been designed by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux …

Graphic Products – Big Bundle

<b>Big deal:</b> 84 graphic products worth $1,315 for only $39!To celebrate this seemingly never-ending summer this year, the people of Creative Market have …

Graphic Design

Colorful Cascade of 18,000 Paper Silhouettes in 100 Different Colors

Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux’s latest exhibition called <i>I Am Here</i> challenges you to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. The interactive installation cascades from the ceiling in a vibrant rainbow, suspending the silhouettes of 18,000 women in 100 different colors. These paper pedestrians …

Elegant Illustrations of Animals Made with Graceful Lines and Lively Colors

Graphic designer Andrea Minini is adept at transforming clean, curving lines into elegant creatures. Through his vector illustrations, the artist conveys striking portraits of animals who are represented by sleek, flowing curves and thoughtful shadowing. “What I love in graphic design is speed: …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

New "Infinity" Rooms by Yayoi Kusama Offer Expansive Look at Her Dreamlike Body of Work

For years, we've been enamored with the colorfully dazzling work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Her awe-inspiring installations feature a dizzying amount of dots that engulf the viewer in a fantastical, dreamlike world. Now, she has taken over the south wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art …

Art

Artist Uses Natural Landscapes to Color in Cutout Silhouettes of Animals

Artist Nikolai Tolsty thoughtfully joins forces with Mother Nature to produce artwork displaying an all-natural twist. Using paper as his medium of choice, the artist carves out a sleek animal silhouette on each sheet and proceeds to photograph the said cutout, superimposed on the world around him. …

Art

Projection Mapping on King's College Chapel Blends 16th-Century Gothic Architecture with Contemporary Art

Artist Miguel Chevalier recently created a series of immersive projections that added a mesmerizing flair to a University of Cambridge charity event. The fundraising occasion featured Chevalier's designs front and center in the King's College Chapel, as they cloaked the historic interior in a …

Art

Vibrant Room-Sized Installations Turn Smithsonian Gallery into a Larger-Than-Life Work of Art

After a two-year renovation, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum has reopened its doors with an enthralling exhibition titled <i>WONDER</i>. It unites nine contemporary artists who have each produced room-sized installations inspired by the Renwick itself. Together, these individual …

Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences

Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li are two halves of the same whole–even if they're 6,863 miles apart. Since Danbi currently lives in New York and Seok Li is based in Seoul, the couple bridges the distance by collaborating on their <i>Half&Half</i> photo project.<p>While they're on video calls, Danbi and …

Bridges

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

Photography

Mesmerizing Moments of Symmetry in Everyday Life

Symmetry is an aesthetically-pleasing quality that's been celebrated throughout history–perhaps most famously in architecture. In Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance, this characteristic was a mark of a structure's true beauty. In modern times, symmetry is still celebrated, …

Roads

Golden Roof Pavilion Houses Over 500 Species of Butterflies

Located on Noor Island in the Arab Emirate Sharjah is the <i>Butterfly Pavilion</i>, an ornamental structure that houses more than 500 butterfly species in its unique biosphere park. German studio 3deluxe designed the architectural marvel, which uses a freeform 3D frame to cover the glass cube that sits …

Creatively Warped Photos Offer New Inception-Like Perspective of Istanbul

Photographer Aydın Büyüktaş‘s surreal images of Istanbul force one to adopt a new outlook on a world where the laws of the universe do not seem to apply. The Turkish artist explores the concepts of dimensionality and perspective with his series, <i>Flatland</i>. Büyüktaş's warped representations of iconic …

Interview: The Colorfully Psychedelic Art of Jen Stark

In 2007, Miami native Jen Stark made a vibrant splash in the art world with her fantastically psychedelic sculptures crafted from colorful layers of paper. Exploring ideas of replication and infinity, Stark's mandala-like work mimics the intricate patterns and vivid hues found in nature, spiraling …

Ethereal Installation Fills Space with 20,000 Colorful Branches that Dangle from Ceiling

Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux has filled an exhibition hall with 100 shades of colors to create an ethereal, airy feel in the large space. This stunning display was created for the presentation of the Wood Furniture Japan Award 2016 in Tokyo. Small branches dangle from the ceiling, dazzling us as a …

Camera Pointed Upwards Captures the Mesmerizing Ceilings of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an affinity for capturing the breathtaking nature of Iran's grand architecture. His series of photographs showcase the mesmerizing details built into the ceilings of the nation's beautiful palaces, historic houses, cathedrals, bazaars, and mosques. Flipping through …

3D Printed Vases Offer Artistic Way to Repurpose Old Water Bottles

With the help of 3D printing technology, designer Libero Rutilo of DesignLibero has reimagined recycling as an art form. He's designed mesh-like sculptural shells that are intended to be placed on top of half-liter plastic bottles, making modern vases from what might have been tossed in the …

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

Cape Town

Spring Garden Installation Features 30,000 Flowers Suspended in Mid-Air

London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law is revered for her hanging flower installations, which have appeared everywhere from New York's Times Square to the Onassis Culture Centre in Athens. In 2014, we admired her exhibit at London's Garden Museum, where she strung over 4,600 blooms from the ceiling …

Mom’s Whimsical DIY Project Transforms Plain Staircase into Colorful Stack of Books

When Pippa Branham and her family moved into their first permanent house in Liverpool last year, she knew that this was finally her chance to personalize her living space any way she wanted. After scrolling through pages of Pinterest projects, she came across an image of stairs painted to look like …

Unconventional Pieces of Nature Encased in Jewelry Shows Another Side of Earth’s Beauty

Over the past several months, we’ve been enamored with jewelry that encapsulates nature inside of crystal-clear resin. These pieces often showcase small blooms with their colorful petals preserved in exquisite vintage-style pendants. Online shop Is This Handmade? follows this same idea but puts a …