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Whales with Worlds on Their Backs - Sculptures by Ruilin Wang

For millennia, cultures around the world have celebrated the origin myth of a giant animal—such as a turtle or elephant—supporting the world on its back. Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang reinterprets that image in <i>DREAMS-ark</i>, an evocative series of sculptures that depict whales carrying entire …

Nature

Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).<p>What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a …

Architecture

Articles about best small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

To find out the answer, we surveyed our panel of Dwell Pros.<p>From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>Now that small space living …

Yukon Territory

Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.<p>Downsizing your life in order to live small sometimes requires creative ninja moves to find adequate storage.<p>Small space living can be a challenge.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't …

Yukon Territory

Gorgeous Stone Wall Mosaics Flow in Beautiful Spirals and Waves

Victoria, British Columbia-based artist duo Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl create gorgeous, decorative wall installations out of stone. The husband and wife, who own their own stonework design, consulting, and sculpting firm called <i>Ancient Art of Stone</i>, specialize in building murals, fireplaces, and …

Design

Elaborate Hand-Cut Paper Illustrations Filled with Breathtaking Detail

At first glance, these artworks appear to be intricate white line illustrations set against solid black backgrounds. However, in reality, each piece is actually a meticulously cut paper design created by Buffalo-based artist Maude White.<p>The artist has a great respect for paper and believes that …

Amazing

Playfully Expressive Masks Sculpted Out of Toilet Paper Rolls

<i>Masks</i> is a funny project in which French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet took plain old toilet paper rolls and transformed them into expressive abstract faces. The squished up faces are both a little bit odd and a little bit adorable. To create each one, Jacquet first sculpted the cardboard into the …

Cute
Iranian

Intricately Detailed "Litter Bugs" Created With a Collection of Vintage Objects

British artist and illustrator Mark Oliver calls his on-going series of assemblages <i>Litter Bugs</i>, but they're much more than the name might imply. A childhood fascination with his father's collection of electrical and engineering components influenced his creation of these intricately-crafted and …

Art

Intricate Animal Portraits Painted on Delicate Feathers

Indiana-based folk artist Jamie Homeister uses delicate feathers as her canvas for intricate paintings of animals. Giving a nod to her Canadian heritage and Native American culture, Homeister meticulously builds up layers of paint on the fragile surface, depicting parrots, owls, eagles, finches, …

Birds

Stian Korntved Ruud Creates A Unique Hand Carved Spoon Every Day for One Year - The Fox Is Black

The spoon. It’s a ubiquitous tool that perhaps most of take for granted. I looked up the definition of a spoon (because when was the last you did …

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 …

Interior Design

Amazingly Detailed Illustrations Transformed Into Laser Cut Wood Designs

London-based artist Martin Tomsky's woodwork collection is filled with many elaborate illustrations which he has transformed into wooden sculptures. To create each amazing piece, he layers together laser cut plywood into tactile pieces filled with various textures and shades of brown.<p>The thick, …

Woodworking