Kristen Szychowski

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Shopped Tattoos - Celebrities Reimagined by Cheyenne Randall

In Cheyenne Randall’s ongoing series <i>Shopped Tattoos</i>, the Seattle-based artist imagines what celebrities, world leaders, and fictitious characters would look like if they were covered in tattoos. Not just a small one on the bicep, but designs on the collarbone, hands and face, and both arms. While …

Barack Obama

Colorful Silhouette Collages Reveal Layers of Reality

Disappear is a collage project by French artist Slip, where forms, colors, and landscapes intersect in visually exciting combinations. In the series, the artist introduces new realities where mundane black and white backgrounds are interrupted by beautifully intriguing silhouette figures.<p>By …

Art

Brilliant Smartphone Design from Yota: Two Screens, and One's Persistent

Someone has finally taken note that throughout the day, we use our smartphones in at least two different ways. There's the active way, where you're …

People Humorously Blend Themselves in with Book Covers

The photo series <i>Corpus Libris</i> (which literally means “Body Books” in Latin) was created by Emily Pullen on one slow Thursday night at the Los Angeles independent bookstore Skylight Books, where Pullen worked. In this series, similar to Sleeveface, people cover parts of their body with books in …

Books

Streaking Light Pillars Illuminate the Night Sky

The natural phenomenon known as light pillars are making headlines once again due to one photographer's incredible capture of them one recent cold and late winter night. Photographer Jay Callaghan shot the beautiful photo (above), on his back deck at 1:45 am as he was looking northeast toward …

Nature Photography

Take a Psychedelic Trip through a World of Morphing Fractals by Alexandre Lehmann | Colossal

<p>No, you’re not on drugs, or maybe you are, in which case you might want to wait a while before watching this. Overstepping Artifacts is the latest …

This Is The First Public Art Installation To Use Google Glass

Head on over to the National Portrait Museum if you want to try out Google Glass (and see some art, I guess).<p>Artist David Datuna has an ongoing series called “Viewpoint of Billions,” in which a large collage is layered over with different optical lenses. But for his newest entry in that series, …

Designing for Knife Storage, Part 2: Beyond Knife Blocks and Wall Racks

<i>Previously: Part 1 - Blocks and Wall Racks</i><p>While knife blocks and wall racks work well for many kitchens, not everyone has the counter or wall space …

Interview: Jung Lee

Graduating with an MFA from the esteemed Royal College of Art in London, South Korean artist Jung Lee not only studied the theory and practice of photography, but also the art of a foreign language—English. Ever since, she has been probing and wrestling with phrases that haunt her thoughts, from an …

Language Learning

Pinpoint Your Travels on the Cork Globe | Colossal

<p>A perfect mix of both functional cork board and world globe, the Cork Globe is a snazzy desktop object for any world traveler. Designed by Chiaki …

“Let’s Try To Think Of Design As Planned Goodness” - The Fox Is Black

Earlier this morning I attended a Herman Miller event where they showcased their latest designs and explained the many innovations they’ve made …

Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Integrates Carbon Fiber, Titanium, and Aerospace Quality Steel

After 2 years of careful planning and intense development, finally Lotus is ready to release its first motorcycle. <b>Lotus Motorcycle C-01</b> is road ready …

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

SEESAW is an ingenious device that gives you subtle visual cues to monitor anything imaginable! Using WEB APIs, you can set it to keep an eye on …

Pretty Perfect Chairs

Charming, debonair, jaunty, refined, tailored, courtly, sophisticated, crafted, preppy, neat, poised, timeless… just a few words to describe the Emma …

Melancholy Photography by Roman Kim

Melancholy – Photo Series.<p>Selected photos from a series by Roman Kim, a photographer, filmmaker, and graphic designer who loves to experiment with …

Photography

Japanese Over-Design FTW: A Highlighter With a See-Through Tip

I love Japanese over-design. As an industrial designer, are you not awed by their willingness to fire up a whole new tooling line to create some …

Ai Weiwei’s Mini-Documentary from The Creators Project

The Creators Project sat down with Chinese contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei, to see what impact the almighty Internet has had on his artwork. It was …

Annie Leibovitz's Stunningly Stylized Hollywood Portraits

<b>Lady Gaga</b><p>Sure it will cost you $2,500 but this gigantic book that's over two and a half feet tall and weighs an astounding 57 pounds isn't any ordinary book. Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz draws from over 40 years of work to create this limited edition tome, joining only Helmut Newton and …

Annie Leibovitz

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

Adorable 4-Year-Old Girl Creates Fashionable Paper Dresses

The world's next big designer may just be this four-year-old girl whose love for fashion goes way beyond the average kid. The young girl, lovingly called Mayhem by mom Angie (@2sisters_angie), was not satisfied with playing dress-up in store-bought princess dresses or in her mom's clothes. She …

Cute
Pharrell Williams

Complex Illustrations Formed with Tangles of Colorful Wires

Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is fascinated with the wired world we live in. No matter how wireless technology continues to develop, we still find ourselves dependent upon outlets for data transfer and power, and, if we look around, it's standard to be surrounded by a handful of plugs …

Arduino

Hibou, I Love You

This vase is a radio. This radio is an elegant vase. Both are beautiful lies, because it is yet another heartbreakingly unavailable prototype and you …

Dan Gluibizzi: Between Friends

Sex, bongs and the internet—these are the motifs explored in the watercolors of Portland-via-New York artist and Tumblr addict Dan Gluibizzi (pronounced "glue-busy"). Opening tomorrow, 1 March 2014, at LA's Kopeikin Gallery, Gluibizzi's solo exhibition "Between Friends" features his most recent …

Art

iF Design Awards Top 20 Gold Winners

Its way past midnight as I file this report, I have just got back from a spectacular evening spent at the BMW Welt, Munich. BMW opened its doors to …

Daily Inspiration #1696

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Artist Transforms Obsolete Devices into Autonomous Drawing Machines

As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a fascinating series entitled <i>Autonomous Machines</i> that transforms analog devices into autonomous drawing machines. The objects, ranging from a tin chicken toy to a windup alarm clock to an old …

Information Architecture

South Korea's Award-Winning Endangered Species Research Center

Seoul, Korea-based Samoo Architects & Engineers (SAMOO) recently proposed a design for the National Research Center for Endangered Species that will be constructed in Yeongyang-gun, one of the cleanest environmental areas in Korea. In the winning design, the firm proposed a three-part structure …

Endangered Species

Daily Inspiration #1697

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Funny Photo Series Titled "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head"

Literary translator, editor, and grad student Kaija Straumanis has a keen eye for photography, as can be seen from her Flickr gallery. This series of self-portraits, which Straumanis humorously refers to as “stuff being thrown at my head” moments, stands out in particular. In each image, Straumanis …

Translation