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Trailer for Awaken, a Documentary That Brings Together Breathtaking Footage From Over Thirty Countriesby on July 20, 2017

Here is the first trailer for the feature length documentary film AWAKEN, a work that beautifully observes the simple and complex relationships that …

Documentaries

Happy Accidents Pour from Paint Bottles in Sculptures by Joe Suzukiby on July 19, 2017

In this ongoing series of works by artist Joe Suzuki, pools of paint appear like maniacal smiles as they drip from cans and bottles. The colorful …

Artists

Artist Dan Lam’s Drippy Blob-Like Sculptures Develop Sparkly Color-Changing Surfacesby on July 18, 2017

Dallas-based artist Dan Lam organizes her gloopy sculptural works into three categories that perfectly capture the form factor of her general …

Sculpture

Notation Knives: Listen to Cutting Edge Music From the Renaissanceby on July 18, 2017

It’s not exactly musical chairs, but this Renaissance-era cutlery can carry a tune at any table setting. Dating back to the 16th century, these …

Knives

Floaty Bird: When a Camera’s Frame Rate Matches a Bird’s Flapping Wingsby on July 18, 2017

When reviewing the security footage from outside his house in Austin, Texas, Al Brooks spotted an unusual sight: a bird seems to hover past the …

Birds

DIY Papercraft Light Shades of Aquatic Life by Vasiliby on July 17, 2017

Taking inspiration from the Dutch seaside, Netherlands-based design studio VasiliLights produces both DIY and fully-assembled paper light shades in …

Crafting

Amazingly Fragile Cut Paper Artworks by ‘Kiri Ken’by on July 14, 2017

Japanese paper artist Kiri Ken (ie. “Cutting Sword”) extracts incredibly dense artworks from sheets of paper. The cuts are so tiny they seem to swirl …

Sculpture

Perspective: Hilariously Shortened Vehicles and Other Edited Oddities Race Around a City’s Streetsby on July 12, 2017

Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films (previously) edits everyday footage in order to add a touch of the bizarre to mundane scenes. In his most …

Art

The Serendipitous Clouds and Faux Reflections of Photographer Kanghee Kimby on July 12, 2017

Photographer Kanghee Kim juxtaposes day-to-day moments to create scenes that peek into an alternate world, subtly placing faux reflections in coils …

Photography

The Dr. Seuss-Like Topiaries of San Francisco Photographed by Kelsey McClellanby on July 12, 2017

While walking through her neighborhood in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood, photographer Kelsey McClellan (previously) is always surprised …

San Francisco

CTRL+X: Street Artists “Delete” Graffiti with a Painted Anamorphic Illusionby on July 11, 2017

As part of the Stenograffia street art and graffiti festival in Russia, a collaborative of artists worked to create this phenomenal illusion that …

Street Art

Text SFMOMA Your Favorite Emoji and Receive an Artwork From Their Vast Collectionby on July 11, 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's newest tech tool allows any smartphone user to gain access to the artworks hidden behind their archive …

Art

Where Do Ideas Come From? A Short Film by Andrew Norton Tackles the Nature of Inspirationby on July 10, 2017

This new short film from filmmaker Andrew Norton tackles the nebulous origins of inspiration. Does a good idea strike like a bolt of lightning, or …

Animation

Towering New Mixed Media Portraits by Andrew Salgadoby on July 10, 2017

Canadian-born artist Andrew Salgado (previously here and here) presents a new body of work composed of towering portraits that span over …

Artists

New Pen & Ink Depictions of Trees Sprouting into Animals by Alfred Bashaby on July 10, 2017

Italian illustrator Alfred Basha (previously) continues his ongoing project of fusing animal forms with the branches of trees. The popular …

Illustration

An Owl-Shaped Cabin Invites You to Sleep off the Grid in Bordeaux, Franceby on July 7, 2017

A cluster of three hollow wooden owls peer out from the end of a dock in Bordeaux, France, connected from within to form a two-story cabin. The …

Cabins

Twin Skulls Transform the Facade of this 19th Century French Castleby on July 7, 2017

Okuda San Miguel’s (previously) recently transformed 19th-century castle in Château, France is perhaps my favorite work by the artist to date. The …

19th Century

New in the Colossal Shop: Furoshiki Scarves Hand-Made in Japan by the LINK Collectiveby on July 6, 2017

Kyoko Bowskill, the founder of Tokyo-based LINK, is working to revive the centuries-old Japanese tradition of carrying objects of all sorts in …

Japan

Artist Ronit Baranga’s Disturbing Anatomical Dishware Creeps Across Tabletopsby on July 6, 2017

Artist Ronit Baranga (previously) creates ceramic sculptural works she describes as existing on the “border between living and still life”—objects …

Illustration

Flora and Fauna Paper Constructions by Ann Wood and Dean Luckerby on July 6, 2017

Artist duo Ann Wood and Dean Lucker (aka Woodlucker) forged a partnership in 1987 shortly after graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and …

Sculpture

Hand-Painted Ceramics Decorated to Match the Bright, Blue Skyby on July 5, 2017

Sydney-based artist Niharika Hukku translates the fine detail work she learned as an illustrator to her painted ceramics, creating natural scenes …

Artists

A Replica of the Parthenon in Germany Constructed from 100,000 Banned Booksby on July 5, 2017

South American conceptual artist Marta Minujín has just installed a towering new architectural installation in Germany called The Parthenon of Books, …

Art

New Oil Paintings That Trace Fictitious Memories by Joshua Flintby on July 4, 2017

Joshua Flint (previously) paints scenes in relationship to the way we access old memories in our mind, blurring motions and obscuring the identities …

Artists

A Photographer Captures the Unusual Way Sperm Whales Sleepby on July 4, 2017

Photographer Franco Banfi and a team of scuba divers were following a pod of sperm whales when suddenly the large creatures became motionless and …

Whales

Resin and Wood Jewelry by Britta Boeckmann Encapsulates Crashing Ocean Wavesby on July 4, 2017

Australian jewelry designer Britta Boeckmann (previously) is known for her fusion of resin and wood, creating pendants and rings that highlight the …

Jewelry

Anatomical Cross-Sections of Human Heads Reveal a Menagerie of Found Objectsby on July 3, 2017

Chicago-based artist duo Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn (previously) sculpt cross-sections of human heads that are organized into compartments of …

Artists

Oil Paintings That Integrate Oversized Animals Into Found Vintage Photographs by Anja Wülfing

Anja Wulfing adds large animals into the black and white scenes of found vintage photographs, turning the attention away from the somber faces of its …

Illustration

New Sketchbook-Based Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Nicolas V. Sanchezby on June 30, 2017

New York City-based artist Nicolas V. Sanchez (previously) creates masterful drawings with only the aid of a few ballpoint pens, rendering …

Illustration

Photos of Japanese Playground Equipment at Night by Kito Fujio

In 2005 Kito Fujio quit his job as an office worker and became a freelance photographer. And for the last 12 years he’s been exploring various …

Japan

Brooklyn’s Famous Green Lady Explains the Obsession Behind Her Life Devoted to the Color Green

Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Sweetheart really loves the color green. In fact she loves the color so much, there are not many objects in her life …

Art