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Graphic Design Inspiration

It has been too long since the last time I designed a poster. This afternoon I got into a Pinterest hole and came across so many beautiful artworks. …

Forms of Nature Created from Thousands of Ceramic Shards by Zemer Peled | Colossal

<p>Israeli artist Zemer Peled explores both the beauty and brutality of nature with sculptures constructed from ceramic shards. The pieces billow and …

Dreamlike Watercolor Paintings of Iconic Skylines Around the World

Depicting iconic cityscapes from around the world using a keen eye for structural beauty, Maja Wronska continues to capture a dreamy and refreshing quality in her paintings. Encapsulating scenes from Seattle to Amsterdam, Wronska uses watercolors, pastels, and sometimes coffee, to create artwork …

Art

Unique Engagement Ring Box Pirouettes the Ring Like a Blooming Flower

Marriage proposals can be scary, even if you know that the other person will say yes. How and where you'll ask is always a factor, as well as where to hide the ring. After all, it'd be tragic if it were discovered beforehand. A slimline engagement ring box called <i>Clifton</i> solves this potential …

Engagement Rings

Geometric Arrangements of Colorful Glass Reflect Gorgeous Patterns of Light

Given her last name, you wouldn't immediately expect that Cambridgeshire-based artist Chris Wood's material of choice is delicate pieces of glass. Using small squares, Wood designs captivating arrangements and relies on light and reflection to influence her colorfully dazzling final products.<p>Wood …

Art

Layered Ceramic Plates Produce Beautifully Unique 3D Scenes

At first glance, it appears that these plates, from the series titled <i>Landscape Multiple</i>, are traditional porcelain dinner plates covered with elaborate, painted designs. In reality, though, each piece is a stack of ceramic, perfectly layered together to create a delightfully surprising …

Art

Colorful Liquids Blend Together Into Captivating Abstract Forms

New York-based artist Kim Keever creates intriguing abstract photographs through an experimental exploration of form and color. To create each piece, the artist drops colorful paint pigments into a huge aquarium tank and then simply documents the interaction of liquids. The unpredictable process …

Art

Abstract Photos Feature Gorgeous Details Found Throughout Nature

Washington-based photographer Thorsten Scheuermann has a strong eye for capturing the details in nature. When observing a landscape, he sees both the vast beauty as well as the intimate details that can often be overlooked. In this series of work, Scheuermann finds unique ways to present nature as …

Hiking

Intricate Shadows Formed with Single Light Bulb Inside Laced Cube

For this year's ArtPrize, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the 25 shortlisted pieces deserves our complete attention. Laser-cut wood was the medium of choice for <i>Intersections</i>, Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha's cube that magically suspends from the …

Art

Glass Waterfall and River Sculptures Give Shattering Illusion

Pennsylvania-based artist Steve Tobin is known for pushing the limits of every material he has ever touched. Though he's usually known for his large scale bronze and steel sculptures, Tobin is equally adept at creating frozen waterfalls and rivers with rip roaring ends. His series <i>Waterglass</i> is made …

Art

Amazing Pixelated Portraits Made Out of Carefully Arranged Paint Swatches

At first, these pixelated artworks seem computer generated. In fact, they are actually handcrafted pieces created by San Francisco-based visual artist Peter Combe. Each work involves meticulously arranged paint swatches organized into detailed portraits.<p>In his work, the artist plays with light and …

Art

Disorienting Rainbow Room in Germany

Imagine walking into a room as dizzying and as disorienting as this! Well, now you can. That is, if you live in Germany. Showing at art center Kunsthalle Nuernberg until Sunday, October 12, is Markus Linnenbrink's latest work. Known for his rainbow colored installations, the artist used acrylic, …

Art

Artist Spends 40 Hours to Create a Massive Labryrinth of Salt

For the all-night event, Nuit Blanche in Paris, Motoi Yamamoto created another amazing labyrinth of salt. This time, the enormous piece, measuring 7×12 meters (23×40 feet), was made at Hotel de Ville de Paris. It took the artist 40 hours or three days to complete the piece. As spectators lined the …

Art

Artist Uses the Power of the Sun to Etch Pyrography Drawings

Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan harnesses the power of the sun to create striking pyrography drawings. The artist, who is an ethnic Igorot hailing from the mountainous Cordilleras region, stays close to his roots by working with raw, indigenous materials and focusing on subject matter …

Drawing

Ferrari California T Covered with Glowing Paints in a Unique Video Exploration of Speed

We were thrilled when artist Fabian Oefner contacted us about his most recently published project, <i>Visualizing a Ferrari through Speed</i>. The incredibly powerful project captures a dynamic cascade of glowing colors as they move across the surface of the 2015 Ferrari California T.<p>To create the video …

Ferrari

Meticulously Hand-Squeezed Dots of Paint Form Intricate Circular Patterns

Although New York-based artist Shigeno Ichimura's intricately patterned mixed-media creations look like they were produced mechanically, each individual dot of paint was in fact squeezed out by the artist's own hands in a meticulous, exacting process. The dots, painted one-by-one with systemic …

Art

Nature-Inspired Woven Stainless Steel Sculptures by Michelle Mckinney

In her <i>Seed</i> collection, artist Michelle Mckinney uses ultra fine woven metal to create ethereal, nature-inspired works of art. These large scale pieces, that can measure up to 1.2 meters in width, are made by hand cutting, forming and coloring hundreds of tiny elements. First, the woven stainless …

Sculpture

Visually Stunning Juxtaposition of Wood and Stone with Plexiglass

Netherlands-based artist Diederik Storms draws upon the mysteries of nature to create his captivating collection of organic sculptures. He uses raw substances, like stones and petrified wood, combined with plexiglass to create a visually exciting juxtaposition of materials. He says, “Nature, more …

Art

Grit: Furniture Made with Sandpaper

Israeli industrial designer Avi Fedida created Grit, a furniture series that’s inspired by the natural wear and tear caused by time.<p>When designing …

Blond and Bieber's Algaemy coloured dyes win Lodz Design Festival prize

<b>News:</b> Berlin design studio Blond and Bieber's project that uses algae to create colourful dyes for textile printing has won a competition for young …

Beautiful Kaleidoscopic Photos of Abandoned Buildings in 360 Degrees

German photographer Sven Fennema captures his architectural subjects in a full 360 degrees. He travels to abandoned places in Europe like churches, cemeteries, and even cooling towers to show all sides and angles of them. Sometimes, these locations are well kept, while other times we see that …

Abandoned Buildings

Swiss Company Turns Loved Ones' Cremated Remains into Memorial Diamonds

Swiss company Algordanza has come up with an unconventional and intriguing way to memorialize our loved ones forever. At Algordanza, extreme heat and pressure are used to turn cremated human remains into “memorial diamonds” that can be kept as single gems or worn as unique jewelry. The service, …

Jewelry

Fossil: Tiles Inspired by Prehistoric Imprints on Rock Formations

Polish multidisciplinary designer Kasia Zareba designed the Fossil tile collection where she interpreted prehistoric imprints of plants and animals …

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MADDIE THE COONHOUND

Though snakes are likely near the top of your terrifying animals list, you have to admit that their vibrant hues and intricate patterns m…

Though snakes are likely near the top of your terrifying animals list, you have to admit that their vibrant hues and intricate patterns make them some of the most beautiful animals around.<p>To highlight that beauty, photographer Guido Mocafico places the snakes in a simple black box and photographs them above.

Silver Tables Of Fir With All Imperfections

This furniture is one more example of how beautiful can be the nature itself just a little bit highlighted by some modern means. These tables by One …

Photographing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

Those of us who live in warmer climates often tend to look at the rocky ice-fields of Alaska (or Canada, or Russia) and wonder, “Why anyone would …

Landscape Photography