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Visual Bits #362> Wacky Creations: Furniture & More

Tuesday 01.22.2013 , Posted by

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Daniel and the Amazing Technicolor Igloo: A DIY Guide

Tuesday 01.08.2013 , Posted by

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Meeting your partner’s parents can be scary. Lots of questions to make sure you’re good enough for their child, little tests to discover your weaknesses, etc. But for New Zealander Daniel Gray, his engineering expertise was put to the test with a project thoroughly thought out by his girlfriend’s mother who they were visiting in Edmonton, Canada for the holidays. The mother, Brigid Burton, did not want Dan to be bored during the visit, so she began creating colorful ice blocks made by freezing water and food coloring in recycled milk cartons long before the couple arrived. She challenged Gray to create a rainbow igloo, thinking it would be an impossible task, and in exchange she would grant him permission to marry her daughter, Kathleen Starrie. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #342> Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Monday 12.24.2012 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #337 > Can You Feel The Beet?

Tuesday 12.18.2012 , Posted by

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This is the Remix: Nostalgia Inducing Cassette Tape Art

Monday 12.03.2012 , Posted by

Dear cassette tape, your days seem to be almost over. I’ll pour a little bit of my heart on the curb for you my long lost friend, with your sweet, sweet 60 minutes of repeating musical goodness. Sometimes you were an obsessively crafted gift from friends or lovers; other times a filling station purchase of perfect road trip tunes. You made me appreciate music like never before, cherishing each song all the more because I couldn’t impatiently push a button and skip right to it. [Read more...]

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Lego Birds in Real Life

Tuesday 11.27.2012 , Posted by

Among other things, Tom Poulsom is Lego crazy. Those other things? Those would be cars and birds. He’s combining his three passions lately to create some really incredible Lego based cars and now has expanded into making collections of birds which – when placed in the non-building block world outside – look surprisingly real. [Read more...]

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Frosty Crop Circles Made With Snowshoes

Wednesday 11.21.2012 , Posted by

The time it takes to create great art is often unfathomable, but imagine if snow were the medium and each piece could take up to ten hours! That sounds excruciating! Snow artist Simon Beck does just that, creating intricate geometric patterns reminiscent of crop circles in the snow, often on top of lakes, in the middle of the night! He plans his designs with a ruler and protractor, then straps on his snowshoes, and super-sizes the pattern with his footsteps. Most of his designs are completed at the ski resort Les Arcs, in the French Alps, where he lives for the Winter. What a remarkable sight to see from a ski lift! [Read more...]

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Up In Smoke: Exhaled Smoke Art

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by

Many artists use marijuana to get the creative juices flowing while making art, but Brazilian Artist Fernando De La Rocque literally uses it in his creations. By blowing cannabis smoke onto precut stencils, the artist makes sepia images of religious and political icons. With his controversial work, De La Rocque shares his opinion that the substance should be decriminalized, stating, “more important than freedom to smoke marijuana is the freedom to think about it and make art with it.” [Read more...]

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Starwarigami: Make an X-Wing and Others from Paper

Friday 11.09.2012 , Posted by

Few things excite the inner Star Wars fan more than the vehicles of that galaxy long ago. Martin Hunt is one of those fans and has spent a considerable amount of time re-creating everything from X-Wings and Tie-Fighters, to AT-AT’s and the Millennium Falcon itself. Hunt has been progressively improving his designs, adding more and more details. His X-wing, which began as a fairly simple design, now sports a cockpit, defined engines and wingtip cannons. It’s so impressive he’s imagined these designs out of one piece of paper, you would think he almost had… the Force… [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #308 >Deconstruct & Rebuild: Mixed Media

Wednesday 11.07.2012 , Posted by

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