Michele Meskill

405 Flips | 1 Magazine | 8 Likes | 53 Followers | @michelemeskill | Keep up with Michele Meskill on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michele Meskill”

Dramatic Staircase Changes Its Appearance Based on Your Perspective

The Milan-based collective storage associati designed a staircase that's both dramatic and fools your eyes at the same time. Installed in a private residence, the steps change their appearance based on your viewing perspective. They either present themselves as an open, transparent staircase or a …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Andrea Minini's Playful Animal Illustrations

Italian graphic designer Andrea Minini produces all kinds of adorable abstract animal portraits by drawing complex arrangements of lines and curves in Adobe Illustrator. In the minimalist illustrations, Minini uses layer upon layer of overlapping lines, which perfectly blend together into detailed …

"Art Everywhere" Brings Classic American Paintings To 50,000 US Billboards & Displays

Hopper, Warhol, and more will appear at your bus stop and subway platform in the "largest outdoor exhibition" ever.<p><i>Art Everywhere US Times Square rendering, featuring Chuck Close’s Phil (1969, Whitney Museum of AmericanArt, New York, © Chuck Close) and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks (1942, The Art</i> …

Art Everywhere US

There's no questioning Times Square's cultural relevancy. While it's currently mostly full of big box chain stores, gimmicky restaurants and ticket hustlers, the fact remains that it's one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. Now—to the delight of tourists and locals alike—a few of its …

Art EVERYWHERE!

Yesterday, a historic nation-wide public art initiative kicked off in New York City’s Times Square. “It’s a wonderful juxtaposition, and a beautiful moment, to see Fitz Henry Lane’s <i>Boston Harbor Moment</i> next to a 60-foot-tall model walking down the runway on the billboard next to it,” says Michael …

Innovative Alarm Clock Wakes Users with Freshly Brewed Coffee

Mornings just got a little easier with this coffee-making alarm clock, the Barisieur, by British industrial designer Joshua Renouf. When it's time, the multi-functioning machine begins brewing a fresh cup of coffee right by your bedside. Before actually leaving the cozy comfort of your covers, a …

Google’s Street Art Project Is Turning the World into a Museum

We may not make it to museums as often as we’d like, but then again we kinda do thanks to street art in our favorite cities. From conception to creation, these beautiful works of art appear on the sides of buildings, inside tunnels and along walls all across the globe. But don’t you always wonder …

New Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Graces the Streets of Portugal

It's that time of year again! A new canopy of colorful umbrellas has been created over the streets of Portugal. Two years ago, photographer Patrcia Almeida introduced us to this whimsical installation put on by production company Sextafeira Producoes for the annual arts festival Agitagueda. Held …

Clever Artist Turns Doodles Into Imaginative Mirror Selfies

When 26-year-old Helene Meldahl, aka @mirrorsme, turns to the mirror to take a selfie, all kinds of wonderful and wild results emerge from her imagination. For more than a year, the young Norwegian artist has been filling her Instagram account with photographs that blend self-portraits with clever …

Incredibly Dynamic Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures Dance in the Wind

UK-based artist Robin Wight uses stainless steel wire to form stunning, dramatic sculptures of winged fairies dancing in the wind. The enchanting forms, which range in size from miniature to life-sized, seem to have a life of their own as they strike dynamic poses, contort their bodies, and hold …

Urban-Dwelling Home Features Moveable Rooms Controlled by a Button

Of all the things in life that come with instructions, a building usually isn't one of them. The <i>Sharifi-Ha</i> house in Tehran does, though, and it combines beautiful, modern design with innovative space-saving rooms that are controlled by the push of a button. Iranian architects at nextoffice created …

Nocturnal Trail Through Illuminated Forest Becomes Magically Experience

Montreal-based studio Moment Factory has transformed Quebec's Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook into <i>Foresta Lumina</i>, an illuminated nocturnal trail through the enchanted forest. After nightfall from now until mid-October, visitors to the park are invited to take a magical stroll through the woods on an …

Beautifully Elegant Ballerinas Take to the Streets in the Ballerina Project

The <i>Ballerina Project</i> is an ongoing exploration of the elegant beauty of ballet dancers as seen through the lens of photographer Dane Shitagi. Rather than being confined to a studio, Shitagi prefers to photograph his subjects outside on the streets, inspired by the rawness and atmosphere of the …

Stunning Photos Reveal Hazy World Full of Enchantment and Secrets

Student and photographer Nika Holodnaya (a.k.a. Neekwe) captures stunningly unique photos that possess a mysterious, shadowy allure. Holodnaya, who studies physics at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Moscow, reveals an enigmatic, illusory realm in her hazy images. Young women lay …

CC441: Tokyo's First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels

Japanese architect Tomokazu Hayakawa recently completed Tokyo's first art gallery made from stacked shipping containers. Located in the Torigoe area …

Art

Profanity Pop, Solo Art Show Featuring Disney Remixed With Historic Artwork at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles

<i>Profanity Pop</i> is an upcoming solo art show by artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles that will feature …

New Art Exchange Allows Patrons To Buy Shares In Major Artworks

Even though the feeling in the art market right now is one of renewed hope and increased sale prices, the thought of purchasing a significant piece of art can be daunting (and immensely wallet-thinning) for most. Enter a whole new system of "owning" art - Art Exchange. Via the Paris-based website, …

JR's Stunning Ballerina on Shipping Containers in France

Renowned street artist JR has just completed his latest piece, but this time, he didn't paint on bare walls of buildings or homes, his canvas of choice was shipping containers. Called <i>Bird Ballerina</i>, the beautiful piece was wheatpasted on, by a team of people, at the Port of Le Havre in France. In …

Shipping Containers Painted as Cages in Powerful Series by ROA

Street artist ROA is known for his realistic, larger-than-life murals of animals, and he's taken his talents to the North West Walls Festival in Belgium. He was invited to paint in the city of Werchter and utilized an unconventional canvas for his monochromatic illustrations. A giraffe, goat, bear, …

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The museum is located in downtown Charlotte, a city that has undergone a rapid urban development in …

Provocative Shadow Art Created Through Suspended Doll Parts

<i>Unity</i> is a suspended installation by Korean artist Bohyun Yoon that takes fragmented pieces of dolls and transforms them into a line of people in suggestive poses. The numerous dismembered silicon rubber parts float abstractly in midair, hanging on their own strands of string, but reveal an …

Art Students Transform an Electrical Tower into a Stained Glass Lighthouse | Colossal

<p>Back in 2010, a trio of art students from Klasse Löbbert in Germany took it upon themselves to transform a boring electrical tower into a …

The world's first 3D-printed shoe collection – in pictures

Continuum Fashion's 3D-printed shoe line, called Myth, is a collection of high-heeled, high-tech wonders that bring new meaning to the term ready-to-wear. Their designer, Mary Huang, calls them ‘computational couture’, and says 3D-printing could greatly diminish fashion’s environmental footprint. …

Books about town: find London's literary benches and share your photos

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Fancy sitting on a book? Yes, you read correctly: not with, but <i>on</i> – although now you can try both. From today, you can do it in 50 different locations around London, thanks to book-shaped benches, which have been installed all over the city by the National Literacy …

biodegradable hy-fi by the living opens at MoMA PS1

<b>biodegradable hy-fi by the living opens at MoMA PS1</b><br>photo by kris graves<br>all images courtesy of MoMA PS1<p><b>‘hy-fi’, a temporary outdoor pavilion by new</b> …

Miss Anielas New Non-Photoshopped Images Feature Live Animals and Amazing Props

Miss Aniela knows no bounds! Recently, the fine art photographer was commissioned by Japanese advertising giant K&L to shoot a series of images for the release of the new Nikon D810. Shooting two big projects back to back, Miss Aniela and her team mixed fashion and fantasy to create surreal, …

Yerin Do adds leather "parasites" to wooden furniture

Graduate designer Yerin Do presented leather clothes hooks that slot into wooden surfaces to make them look like they're infested with fungi at the …