Delicate Leaves Transformed Into Beautiful Bowls

It’s hard to create things more beautiful than the things nature creates on its own. The radiance and uniqueness of gorgeous flowers. The twisting branches of a tree. The intricate veins of a leaf. Every feature helping the organism to survive, yet unbelievably gorgeous to the eye. The veins of a leaf, remarkably similar to the veins that run through our bodies, allowing the life force of oxygen to be delivered to every cell. Japanese American artist Kay Sekimachi uses the natural beauty of tree leaves to create stunning bowls that so delicately remind us of the elegance that surrounds us in nature. With Japannese paper, Krylon coating, and water color, she gives the fragile leaves strength.

Babies Discovering a Brand New World Underwater

It’s been almost 25 years since Nirvana released Nevermind, with an iconic album cover of a naked baby underwater. Now, photographer Seth Casteel is recapturing that same vibe with his latest series. Casteel is the man behind the best-selling books Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies, and his new work is focusing on an even cuter underwater subject: babies. 

Colorful and Vibrant Prints of Iconic NYC

When Dutch illustrator and graphic designer Remko Heenskerk moved to New York City, he was inspired by the architecture—as many first-timers are. To pay homage, he created a series of iconic prints, featuring his favorite places. With vibrant colors and strong, clean lines, he captures the dynamism of the city’s many buildings and neighborhoods. Check out more of his portfolio on Behance or buy his prints on Inprint.

A Gigantic 3D-Printed Zoetrope Based on Ruben’s Gruesome Painting, ‘Massacre of the Innocents’

British artist Mat Collishaw (previously) has built a huge 3D-printed zeotrope called All Things Fall. The highly detailed circular sculpture is populated by 350 different figures, environmental elements and architectural pieces which animate when the carousel is spun in front of a synchronised strobe light. In motion, a shockingly grisly scene is revealed.

Artist Uses Scientific Methods to Capture Paint in Motion

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner uses paint to show us the world—in the most unconventional ways. He creates colorful psychadelics pieces using scientific methods in an effort to shed light on the wonderful natural world. Utilizing high-speed photography, Oefner captures vibrant paints as they are distorted by forces of nature, such as wind, sound, magnetism, and centripetal forces.

Jim Bachor Fills the World’s Potholes with Very Sweet Mosaics

We’ve seen attention brought to potholes by filing them with surprises like an ice bucket of beer or a wild Barbie pool party – but what about actually fixing the problem? Chicago artist Jim Bachor has been doing that in a highly unusual and clever way, filling the tire-popping road craters with beautiful and surprising mosaics made from glass and marble. See? Create art, save the world (or at least a few tires).

17 Year Old Artist Turns Mundane Objects Into Playful Interactive Illustrations

Things aren’t always what they seem! Especially not in the creative mind of 17 year old Kristián Mensa. This young artist from the Czech Republic brings playful energy to typically mundane objects. He has been seeing the world from this point of view since he was a little kid and now he brings the thoughts to life with interactive illustrations. He shares his musings on Instagram and invites you to see the ordinary in the happy, fun world of his imagination.

Artist Captures Panoramic City Scenes on His Coffee Cup

While most of Tokyo is moving quickly in the hustle and bustle of the work flow, illustrator Adrian Hogan is slowing down and taking it all in. In this amusing series of doodles, he chose a panoramic segment of the streets and sidewalks to re-create. But rather than using paper, he illustrated the images onto his coffee cup. He presents the finished pieces by slowly twirling the cup in Instagram videos among the backgrounds that inspired each scene. You can see all of the attention Hogan paid to minor details and how perfectly he replicates each city perspective.

Wonderfully Illustrative Fine-Line Tattoos by Istanbul’s Bicem Sinik

Istanbul-based tattoo artist Bicen Sinik has an impressive talent for creating intricate, fine-line illustrations on skin. Like the Los Angeles-based Dr. Woo (who we featured just last week), she has a knack for creating high-contrast linear and stippled pieces with a minimal amount of shading.

Makeup Artists Turn Eyelids Into Eyeballs To Make Humans Look Like Dolls

Women are contantly bombarded with altered images and given unrealistic toys in their younger years, that make them think that their eyes should be larger or their noses should be smaller. Some people go under the knife to achieve these impossible standards and turn themselves into a walking Barbie Doll and some do it less permanently with makeup. Photographer Laurie Simmons wanted to understand the “Doll Girls” community the best way she knows how- through the lens of her camera. In her latest series, “How We See”, Simmons captures models who have had their eyelids painted to look like big doll eyes. The images are quite creepy, much like the messages women are given that beauty is the most important thing to strive for.