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Architecture Art and Design Magazine

Latest<p>May 24, 2018<p>A table lamp can be a great addition to your room, both look and functionality-wise! Whether you’re a scholar, a writer, a student …

Drawing

More Amazing 3D Illustrations That Pop Out at You by Nagai Hideyuki

Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki has an incredible knack for seeing the potential for cool perspective drawings along flat surfaces. As we've seen before, all he needs are some colored pencils, charcoal, and a few notebooks to create his amazingly detailed illustrations that jump off the pages in …

Schneider+Schumacher's church based on motorway signage looks like Batman

A motorway sign symbol of a church was translated directly into the structure of this roadside chapel on the outskirts of Wilnsdorf, Germany, by …

Architects' faces are made up of their buildings in Federico Babina's Archiportraits series

Illustrator Federico Babina has immortalised the faces of 33 prolific architects, including Zaha Hadid, Mies van der Rohe and Álvaro Siza, by …

City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Construction has started on the City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects in Cotai, Macau.<p>Project description<p>Melco Crown Entertainment, a …

Artwork Incredibly Revealed When Viewed as a Negative

Malaysian artist Brian Lai takes photorealist drawing to a whole other level by creating sketches with inverted colors. Seeming like a film negative, each of Lai's illustrations are like abstract works of art until a filter is applied to invert the colors, allowing one to admire the photorealistic …

New Ink, Tea and Alcohol Portraits by Carne Griffiths

Artist Carne Griffiths has just debuted a powerful new set of work for his show <i>Invisible Lines</i> at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. The beautifully messy portraits are made with conventional materials like calligraphy ink and graphite but he also drips liquid onto his works like herbal tea and …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Thousands of Hammered Nails Form Detailed Portraits

Instead of using a pen and ink, artist David Foster hammers thousands of nails onto a canvas to create these incredibly detailed portraits. Originally an architect, Foster's love for technical drawing translates perfectly into these meticulously produced arrangements. Each piece is based off of a …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

The Panono Throwable Camera Ball Lets You Shoot Aerial 360-Panoramas

Panoramic, 360-degree photographs can be tedious and difficult to capture, despite projects such as Google’s own Photo Spheres and the upcoming BubblePod. Aerial snaps are even tougher to achieve, but the Panono – launching today as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo – could make both forms of …

This Cake That Looks Like Ramen Is Seriously Disturbing

In all the history of cakes that look like other stuff, this cake is truly the most insane. Mhmm, that's right, what you see pictured above is not …

Mathematician Calculates Formula for the 'Perfect' Pizza

A mathematician at the U.K.'s Sheffield University has calculated a formula for what she's calling <b>the "perfectly proportioned" margherita pizza</b>, designed to "ensure maximum flavor of topping to base." According to Dr. Eugenia Cheng (who's done this before with the perfect cream tea biscuit), an …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

Amazingly Realistic Figures Sculpted with Marble

It is hard to believe that these incredibly realistic pieces are made out of marble! <i>Elegy on Resistance</i> is a series of sculptures that look soft enough to touch. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is a talented sculptor who molds the classic substance into all kinds of unexpected forms. In this …

Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Gareth Edwards

Just how incredible are these photorealistic ballpoint pen drawings by artist Gareth Edwards? Using regular ballpoint pens and, in some cases, acrylic paint pen, the UK-based artist meticulously creates portraits of such famous celebrities as Audrey Hepburn, Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart with …

Ordinary Objects Redesigned as Useless Items

Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso, aka Mister Solo, redesigns ordinary objects as playful, nonsensical items in his series titled <i>Improbabilit</i>, translated as <i>Unlikely</i>. Clearly inspired by Fluxus, Dada, and the works of Marcel Duchamp, the artist presents a whimsical array of everyday objects whose …

Creative Celebrity Pizza Portraits by Domenico Crolla

<b>Marilyn Monroe</b><p>Glasgow-based Italian chef Domenico Crolla both runs his restaurant Bella Napoli and creates celebrity pizza portraits. The restauranteur/artist uses nothing more than your basic pizza ingredients–dough as his canvas, tomato sauce and cheese to “paint” and play with negative space–to …

Mind-Boggling Anamorphic Drawings Leap Off the Page

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi is not only a skilled illustrator, but he's also a brilliant creative mind that makes it easy for viewers to believe that his drawings are popping out of the page into the third dimension. His incredible anamorphic illustrations play with light, shading, and …

An amazing sand sculpture

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

The Grand Cancun is a Groundbreaking Luxury Eco-Hotel

Architect Richard Moreta Castillo has conceptualized The Grand Cancun luxury hotel, a groundbreaking design that will be supported by a series of stilts that elevate the main level up from the water. It will feature a variety of amenities, such as underwater dinning and high-end shopping but the …

FallenTree: Half Tree, Half Bench by Benjamin Graindorge

As part of Design Miami, which runs from June 11 to June 16, young French designer Benjamin Graindorge, as represented by Ymer&Malta gallery, will present works like FallenTree, a striking piece of furniture that's half tree, half bench. Made of oak wood and glass, the limited edition piece asks …

Recipe: Papaya Lassi with Cardamom

Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse until combined. Pour into chilled glasses and refrigerate for a about 10 minutes before serving. Keeps …

Zagat

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …