Some Things are Cool and Some are “Wicked Awesome.”

Forms in Nature

Forms in Nature.

The Light sculpture Forms in Nature resembles Darwinist Ernst Haeckel’s
drawings . Using a simple action, such as intensifying the brightness at the
center of the artwork, the light transforms the space and adds character, as the
work throws oversized shadows onto walls and ceilings in the space in which it
hangs.

The light sculpture Forms in Nature is partly inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s (1834-
1919) detailed plots from nature and is a further development of Hilden & Diaz’
fascination with mirrorings, as they have previously applied in other artworks.

Forms in Nature is a artwork with a light source surrounded by a dense and
unruly tree and root system created in minature sculpture. The forest is mirrored
around it’s horizontal central axis and forms a circle 360 degrees around the light
source and thereby leads one onto the notion of a real world versus an
underworld.

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Interestingly, the roots are those elements of the forest that are the most visible.
Thereby the sculpture is not only mirrored, but also turned upside down in Hilden
& Diaz’ artwork. As the intensity of the light source increases, the room changes
and the space slowly becomes more and more fascinating and unheimlich.

The shadows engulfs the room and transforms the walls into unruly shadows of
branches, bushes and gnarled trees. Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls
and ceilings and provide weak Rorschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of
consciousness. Diming the lights transforms the installation and one senses a
weak fire burning deep in the center of the forest.

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30-Foot-High Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator

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As a young child (or perhaps even an adult) who hasn’t dreamed of living tree houses? Taking treehouses one step further is Ethan Schlussler of Sandpoint, Idaho, who built this clever bicycle-powered treehouse elevator to make it easier to reach his nearly 30-foot-high treehouse. Hit the “Continue reading…” for a video of the elevator in action.

“I got tired of climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day, so I made a bicycle powered elevator to solve this problem,”

“It was originally a 20-something speed bicycle, but first gear wasn’t slow enough, so I cut the large sprocket off the front, and welded it on the rear to get a lower gear. I also had to do away with the de-railers and make a new chain tensioner.” he writes.

Gigantic Gordian Knot of Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo

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Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira has created an installation called Baitogogo at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the work depicts an architectural grid of columns and support beams that seem to morph into a chaotic tangle of branches or roots.

Through a kind of architectural anthropomorphism, Henrique Oliveira reveals the building’s structure. At Palais de Tokyo, he plays on the space’s existing and structuring features, prolonging and multiplying pillars in order to endow them with a vegetable and organic dimension, as though the building were coming alive. The artist draws inspiration from medical textbooks, amongst others, and particularly from studies of physical pathologies such as tumors. Through a formal analogy, these outgrowths evoke the outermost layers of the bark of a common tree.

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Renovated Stone Barn House With Plenty of Modern Elements

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English firm McGarry-Moon Architects turned a stone barn located in Broughshane, Northern Ireland, UK into a picturesque cozy modern countryside home. “The dwelling retains the integrity of the existing barn whilst hinting to the dynamic design within. The new building uses the foundations and outer walls of the old barn … all original openings are used without alteration in the lower ground floor.”

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Creative Burmese Teak Wood Curtain Door

The wood curtain door is a feathering transcendance that allows trickle into the home through teak woodsections.  “the door is comprised of 40 sections of this wood with each individual section housing 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, one wire rope, and a secret counterweight. The top portion is fixed to the ceiling, but all in all it gives off a swanky, sultry vibe.”

Feed and Humiliate Squirrels At the Same Time – Big Head Squirrel Feeder

Designer Archie McPhee’s big head squirrel feeder let’s you feed and humiliate squirrels at the same time.

Clothespin Pinching Earth

October 19th, 2010

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Created by Uysal Mehmet Ali, an art sculpture — ‘clothespin pinching Earth’ displayed at the Parc de Chaudfontaine, Belgium.

14 Great Banksy Street Art Photos and Quotes!

“There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.”
– Banksy

“Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for. ”
– Banksy

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.”
– Banksy

“You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid.
You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
at high speed with total clarity.”
– Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.”
– Banksy (Wall and Piece)

“People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine.”
– Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)

“I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me. ”
– Banksy

“My main problem with cops is that they do what they’re told. They say ‘Sorry mate, I’m just doing my job’ all the fucking time.”
– Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)

“Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.”
– Banksy (Wall and Piece)

“If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to
wear a mask. If you want to be honest then you have to live a lie.”
– Banksy

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can
make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”
– Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)

“A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.”
– Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)

“A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.”
– Banksy (Wall and Piece)

“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages”
– Banksy

GLOW IN THE DARK GRAVEL TO ILLUMINATE ANY EXTERIOR

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Anything that can absorb light to glow in the dark and conserve energy sounds like a good thing. So naturally aside from the gorgeous display of light these pebbles creates– they’re eco-friendly as well. They’ll stay shining for 10 hours with just 2 hours exposure to the sun, and can be used in under water applications.

They’re available in an array of colors, and can be found as loose pebbles or as stones on a plastic backed sheet for a more precise or geometric layout. These ‘Core Glow‘ pieces crafted by a Canadian company are waterproof, non-radioactive, non-toxic, and the photoluminescent material is brighter and more effective than competitors’ products.

Grab your own glow in the dark pebble stones from Amazon.

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ANAMORPHIC ILLUSIONS BY FELICE VARINI

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Using a clever eye track called anamorphosis, Swiss artist Felice Varini put together some of the most incredible illusions of art.

Varini has been creating optical illusions throughout the artist’s 30 plus year career, several of which revolved around anamorphic illusions. Anamorphosis is essentially complete shapes that can only be seen in their entirety when looked at from a certain angle, otherwise it looks like a bunch of random pieces .

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2 comments

  1. I am a huge fan of Bansky. Thank you for sharing. Love your site!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Incredible stuff! Being a cyclist I am partial to the bicycle elevator but the Banksy quotes are provocative and the optical illusions are very groovy also. Marc

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