Mike Martin

47 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @MikeMartin2uk5 | Keep up with Mike Martin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Martin”

Portraits Capture the Completely Mesmerized Faces of Children Watching TV

How do you relax after a long day? If you're like many people, then you might watch television to unwind. Brooklyn-based photographer Donna Stevens created a fascinating series that shows just how engrossing this activity is, specifically with children. The project is called <i>Idiot Box</i>, and it …

Simple Paper Folds Create Fantastic Illusions of Drawings Brought to Life

By simply folding, wrinkling, or curling a sheet of paper, Copenhagen-based illustrator HuskMitNavn is able to create delightfully amusing scenes. His bold, black and white drawings depict a cartoonish set of characters that are brought to life through strategically-positioned paper edges coupled …

Stunning Digital Portraits of Animals Mimic Folded Paper

Russian artist Maxim Shkret possesses the incredible skill of making digital art feel as though it's part of the natural world. Using tools and programs like Pixologic Zbursh, Vray, 3DS Max, and Photoshop, he renders stunning portraits of wild creatures. They're part of his ongoing series of …

Giant Ball Pit for Adults Shows the Power of Play

Who wouldn't want to dive head first into this? Independent design agency Pearlfisher in London, decided to shake things up this winter by creating a gigantic ball pit for adults. Called <i>JUMP IN!</i>, the pit consists of 81,000 white balls that can fit up to 30 people at a time. The installation invites …

Children Cover an All White Room with Colorful Stickers in Yayoi Kusama's Latest Obliteration Room

Back at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is the fun, interactive installation where children and adults alike are encouraged to cover an all-white room with colorful dot stickers. Started back on December 6, 2014 and through April 19, 2015, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is once again …

Spectacular Illusion Makes Flat Walls Appear to Be a Swirling Vortex

Peter Kogler's geometric patterns transform flat, white walls with illusions of dizzying underground tunnels. The artist's contoured lines that blanket gallery walls employ curves and swoops to make viewers feel as if they've been sucked into a swirling vortex. Some of the designs encompass entire …

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

The Sweet Adventures of a 2-Year-Old Girl and Her Adorable Pet Pig

2-year-old Libby and her 3-month-old pet pig Pearl have a friendship that's unbelievably adorable. Pearl, a teacup pig, became a part of the Bonnie household in January as an early birthday present for Libby. The two quickly bonded and soon became inseparable, constantly playing and cuddling with …

Drone Photography Where the Shadows Tell the Stories

In this fascinating series <i>Blue Sky Days</i>, photographer Tomas van Houtryve attached a camera to a small drone and then traveled across America, photographing gatherings of people at weddings and funerals and where people prayed or exercised. Since 2004, several thousands of people have been killed by …

Drive-In Paintings Capture The Nostalgia of the Silver Screen

Andrew Valko gives viewers a ticket to a simpler time in his painting series that animates the allure of the silver screen and the nostalgia of drive-in theaters. The vintage-inspired canvases hearken back to a <i>Grease</i>-esque era when the ideal date was sitting in a convertible looking at stars in the …

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

Linear Designs of Minimalist Tattoos Gracefully Flow Across Bodies

Using intricate, crisscrossing lines and a minimalist aesthetic, Chaim Machlev creates beautifully-unconventional body art. The Berlin-based tattoo artist etches flowing abstract designs on skin that often spans the length of an arm, leg, or back. Sometimes, the compositions will continue from one …

Graffiti Artist Creates Elegant Calligraphy Messages on Snowy Parked Cars in NYC

Graffiti artist Faust is taking advantage of New York City's frigid winter by writing elegant calligraphy on snowy cars. The anonymous artist, widely recognized for his stickers that decorate paper boxes across the Big Apple, is now targeting icy windshields and hoods. He uses the frozen surfaces …

Gritty Snapshots Document the Wandering Lifestyle of Train Hoppers 50,000 Miles Across the US

Mike Brodie was 17 years old when he first hopped a train in 2003, intending to ride the freight all the way from Pensacola, Florida to visit a friend in Mobile, Alabama. Instead, the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, where Brodie spent a few days before making his way back home …

Tearful Mother Listens to Her Deceased Son's Heartbeat Inside the Woman Who the Heart Was Donated To

This past Valentine's Day, one mother got the chance of a lifetime. She heard her son's heartbeat for the first time in nearly two decades when she finally met the heart-transplant recipient whose life had been saved thanks to her son's organ donation. Saturday, which was also National Donor Day, …

Artist Saves Forgotten Paintings by Adding His Own Hilarious Touch

Artist David Irvine takes existing, unwanted paintings and gives them a second life thanks to his hilarious additions. He calls this <i>Re-Directed Art</i>, and the originals are works that he’s located at thrift stores, yard sales, or even taken from a street curb. Irvine then paints pop culture icons …

Art

Pixel: A Mesmerizing Dance Performance Incorporating Interactive Digital Projection | Colossal

<p>Pixel is an innovative dance performance conceived by French performance artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, known collectively as the …

Dance

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Animated GIF Movie Posters Bring Iconic Films to Life

Throughout the history of film, there have been some incredible and iconic movie posters that capture the essence of what a production is about. But, what if they could be made even better? Imgur user Ashortername posted two collections of animated GIF posters that bring films to life. The …

100 Years of Changing Beauty, Makeup, and Hairstyles in 1 Minute

Over the past century, ideas of beauty, hairstyles, and makeup trends have changed drastically. Seattle-based creative agency Cut demonstrate this in their short timelapse video <i>100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute</i>, in which they condense the evolving aesthetics of the years from 1910 to 2010 in one …

Interview: Artist Walks Miles Over Frozen Lake to Create Intricately Swirling Snow Drawing

Last February, artist Sonja Hinrichsen and over 60 volunteers created this spectacular work of land art, titled <i>Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake</i>, by trekking out onto the frozen Catamount Lake in Colorado while wearing snowshoes, forming intricately swirling patterns over several miles of snow. The …

Masterful Photographs Transform Dried Scotch Into Interstellar Landscapes

Ernie Button's skillfully composed photographs transform the remnants of a glass of scotch into brilliantly colored celestial settings. The Phoenix-based photographer captures the wondrous natural beauty of crystallized residue of single malt scotch at the bottom of a glass in a series titled</i> …

Articles about space-saving-wood-furniture-designed-california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to...<p>When shopping for wooden furniture pieces that will last a lifetime, it is important to understand …

Architizer

Heartwarming #DaughterDoesMyMakeup Portraits Question the Idea of Beauty

The most poignant revelations often come at the most unlikely of times. That’s what happen to photographer Elly Heise, who created the touching …

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

A Quirky Portrait Series that Features ‘Elderly Kids’

Los Angeles-based photographer Zachary Scott of Sharpe & Associates was recently commissioned by <i>New York Times Magazine</i> to shoot a quirky series of …

Best of the Week: Tech News, Illustrations, Architecture and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Material Design

Poignant Portraits of Americans in Debt Explore the Role Debt Plays in Our Personal Identity

For photographer Brittany M. Powell, debt isn’t just the subject of a personal portrait project, it’s a harsh reality that she’s had to face …