Alex Cruz

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Want The Coolest Table In Infinity? Check Out The Infinitum Table!

The Infinitum Table by Louise-Anne van 't Riet is beautiful, elegant, and designed to look like there is a bottomless hole in your living room. …

Furniture

Beautiful Glass Sculptures Inspired by a Vine's Changing Seasons by Hubert Le Gall for Ruinart

The world's oldest champagne house, Ruinart, is well known for their creative collaborations with contemporary artists. The House of Ruinart was formed during the Enlightenment period, in 1729, and has since created a strong connection with the art world, commissioning well-known artists and …

Art

Impressive wooden sculptures of realistic everyday people

Peter Demetz is an astonishing wood carving artist who sculpts realistic figures for his clever wall-mounted scenes. The artist uses special lighting …

Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren't made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it <i>Just an Illusion</i>, and …

Art

Seattle artist creates life-sized sculpture of 140-year-old hemlock tree

As logging and climate change continue to wear on our forests, trees are becoming increasingly precious beings. So a Seattle artist has decided to …

Art

Winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014

The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 were just announced! UK landscape photographer Greg Whitton nabbed the top prize with his stunning image of light hitting the Southern Highlands in Iceland. It was taken during a six-day wild camping trip in Iceland with four other …

Nature Photography

Magnificent Bookstore in Romania Showcases Stunning 19th-Century Architecture

This magnificent new bookstore is a treasure trove for literature lovers and architecture enthusiasts alike. Recently opened in Bucharest, Romania, the six-story Carousel of Light houses 10,000 books for sale. The building's 19th Century faade and interior was restored to preserve its breathtaking …

Beauty and the Beast

Excel Fun—Build 3D graphics from a spreadsheet

<i>Today’s post was written by Carl Kadie, Ph.D., a research developer in Microsoft Research.</i><p>How Excel helps to understand 3D graphics<p>From video games …

MIT's self-assembling chair is cool, but you can't sit on it yet

Screw meals in pill form. We'll know we're living in the future when our furniture can assemble itself at will. It's something that MIT and others are working on, and the most recent work from the university's self-assembly lab shows how far the process has come. Before you chuck that IKEA catalog, …

Articles about green and affordable structure fits three families one 28 foot wide lot on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.<p>Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.<p>O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the …

Architecture

Unique Cutouts in Roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi Create Patterns in Light

The architectural beauty of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum will soon complement the incredible works to be housed inside. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the building is currently under construction, located on Saaydiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Home Tours

Alexander McQueen: into the light

The night before Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis collection was to be staged in Paris, on 6 October 2009, Sam Gainsbury, McQueen’s show producer, tried on the reptile-scaled lobster-claw shaped boots that became known as armadillo shoes. The heels were 10 inches high. “I couldn’t walk,” she …

London Fashion Week

Ethiopia tipped for tourism surge

<b>Ethiopia</b> has been tipped to become a popular holiday destination in the coming years by one of Europe’s biggest long-haul tour operators.<p>The East African country, which suffered a series of famines in the 1980s but can boast some of the continent’s most dramatic landscapes, has been included among …

Picasso trial: So how did French couple come by £50m art hoard?

Electrician and wife say they were given 271 paintings, collages and sketches as thank-you gifts but descendants of Pablo Picasso accuse them of fraudulently obtaining the haul<p>A retired odd job man and electrician and his wife stand trial on Tuesday, accused of illegally possessing 271 works by …

New MakerBot 3D printing materials imitate stone, wood and metal

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: MakerBot<p>3D printing is slowly moving out of plastics and into, well, anything. MakerBot got in on the shift Tuesday at …

3D Printing

New Zealand designer develops 3D printed skin and anatomy for medical training

Jan 16, 2015 | By Alec<p>It’s no secret that 3D printing has a lot of potential in the medical field. In recent weeks we’ve reported on a number studies …

Best value hotel in the world? It's in Wales

Tucked away on the north Wales coast, Lawton Court looks much like any other beachfront hotel.<p>And the rooms, at £74 per person per night, appear ordinarily priced for an establishment that is just a stone's throw from sand and sea.<p>But holidaymakers to the popular Llandudno seaside resort attest …

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

“What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”<p>One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly …

Literature

The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

AMO simulates an infinite catwalk for Prada menswear show

Dutch studio OMA's research branch AMO has created a series of symmetrical linked vestibules to form a disorientating runway for Prada's Autumn …

Belle & Beau: The Latest Lighting from David Trubridge

Lighting designer extraordinaire David Trubridge recently launched a pair of pendant lights called Belle and Beau that were developed by Marion …

Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: African Art in a New Environment

Late 2014 and we are in a space of reflection, the subject of which is everyday life in the African metropolis, that cultural 'elsewhere' which the discipline of art history usually shrouds in mystery and myth.<p>We see a giant bicycle, fashioned out of ropes and wood; a miniature kaleidoscopic city …

Threatening Sculpture By Mark Jenkins

<b>Londonist Rating:</b> ★★★☆☆<p>It's almost impossible to walk past this exhibition without feeling like you're being watched — by a life-sized man in black …

Mesmerizing Video Shows Hypnotic Effect of 3D-Printed Sculptures Created Using ‘Fibonacci’s Sequence’

Fibonacci’s sequence is a little bit of 13th century mathematics magic that can also be used to show how an equation can create art. The sequence is a simple one that finds the next number in a sequence by adding up the two numbers just before it.<p>For example:<p>0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, …

Mathematics

The Shockingly Realistic Sculptures of Kazuhiro Tsuji

We’ve featured a lot of hyper-realistic paintings on OC in the past, but here’s something we haven’t seen very often – unbelievably realistic human …

Dedicated Mom Builds Amazingly Detailed Model of Hogwarts with 400,000 LEGO Bricks

A Seattle mom has brought the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life with an incredibly detailed, 400,000-piece Lego model of the castle. Alice Finch spent a year constructing this magical diorama that accurately depicts key scenes from the books and movies. Finch originally got …

Lego