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Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours have designed a musical light swing installation, The swings are built with illuminated light panels at the bottom of the seat, and serves as an instrument that would produce different audible tones as people swing on them, creating a harmonic musical light show.
Magnus CelestiiIrish designer Joseph Walsh has created this enormous free form sculpture, currently part of the Design Show exhibition at the New Art Centre in Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK, begins as a desk in the center of the room. The layers of ash wood then curl upward in a spiral that grows outward, throughout the room, ending as a large shelf extending along one wall of the gallery.
Artist and designer Diana Beltran Herrera creates stunning accurate reproductions of birds using paper. The fragile sculptures are a mix of private commissions and pieces for several luxury brands who use her work in displays and advertising.
Designer Christopher Duff of Duffy London has released concept images of the Abyss Table, a carefully layered table made from sculpted Perspex and wood that creates a geographic cross-section of the ocean. The tables will be limited to a series of 25 and are available for purchase here.
In celebration of the Goodword Festival of Speed 2014, artist Gerry Judah created a sculpture for the luxury car company Mercedes-Benz. The 85-foot-high arched installation soars over Goodword House, and the impressive 160-ton-steel artwork measures 295 feet long. It features two cars, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 “Silver Arrow” and the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04, whose paths cross facing opposite directions. Judah combines the past with the present in this eye-catching tribute to racing.
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 translucent, stained glass installation. The result is simply beautiful.
Whimsical Street Art
Street artist Filthy Luker and his art attacks are fantastic as well as this huge collection of anthropomorphic objects called Street Life.
Warsaw-based designer Pawel Nolbert has created this interesting blend of paint and typography by photographing actual paint splatters and merging them with digital illustration techniques.
Colors are the New Black
French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has a solo show at Backside Gallery in Marseille, France. The exhibition includes her trademark origami pieces, including photos of installations she’s created on the streets, as well as works made with completely different mediums like thread and colored water.
Turkish artist Hasan Kale creates impossibly tiny landscapes on pieces of food from onion peels to kiwi seeds and bits of chocolate.
50 new 4-color prints by DKNG of pop-culture icons.
"Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. The design team of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG, call these images “Icons,” and they are the subject of their first ever solo show at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles.
The show, called simply ICON, is comprised of 50 pieces featuring iconic places and things from some of your favorite movies and TV shows of all time. Each piece is small – 12 inches square – and is of one thing that sums up an entire movie. And of course, each is done in DKNG’s distinctive bright, geometric yet detailed style.”
Wool artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates landscapes and other imagery that exists in the space between tapesty and sculpture. Mimicking the flow of waves or grass, each piece seems to tumble from its embroidery hoop where it flows down the gallery wall.
Brussels-based design and advertising TM led by Marc Thomasset, just released the second edition of their wildly popular Inspiration Pad. The ruled notebook plays with the traditional red and blue-lined design of notebooks, turning each spread into a different layout to “inspire people to unleash their own creativity.”
Artist Andrew Lamb has given the neighborhood watch signs a revamp by fixing photos of superheroes to the existing signs. Recognizing that he is vandalizing public property, he said he does not feel it’s “ethically or morally wrong”, but hopes that “it’s just spontaneous nostalgia and happiness, the kind of vandalism you can bring home to mom”.
Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi creates unexpected beauty from coffee by blending urban skylines and natural landscapes with backdrops made up caffeinated swirls.