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This Building Takes Treehouses To New Heights

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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Some very lucky citizens of Montpellier, France will have the opportunity to live in a striking tree-inspired high-rise dubbed the “Arbre Blanc,” or “White Tree.” A collaboration between architect Sou Fujimoto, Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, and Nicolas Laisné Associés, the Arbre Blanc mirrors natural growth patterns in an incredible example of intelligent architecture and design.   [Read more...]

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This Camera Cafe Is One Big Shot

Wednesday 04.09.2014 , Posted by
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If you love cameras, coffee, copycat architecture, or some combination thereof, then The Dreamy Camera Cafe is the place for you. Located sixty miles east of Seoul, South Korea, the eccentric building imitates a vintage Rolleiflex and contains a camera museum as well as a fully-functioning coffeehouse.  [Read more...]

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OakOak Uses Street Art to Clean Up the City

Sunday 04.06.2014 , Posted by
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During the waking hours, the man known as OakOak goes about his 9-5 day, working in a typical office in Saint Etienne, France. But, once the workday is finished, OakOak becomes a creative sniper, scoping out opportunities to shoot paint in the urban spaces of the city. [Read more...]

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“Roadsworth” Takes Art To The Streets – Literally

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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Public art takes a left turn with the inventive markings of public artist Roadsworth. Since 2001, Roadsworth – aka Peter Gibson – has been painting the pavement of his native Montreal as well as various international destinations. Reworking crosswalks into rows of bullets and transforming turning lane arrows into whales’ tails, Roadsworth imagines ordinary street markings as simply the beginnings for bigger, bolder, and more fantastic imagery.  [Read more...]

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Architectural Pattern: Modern Structures Go Beautifully Abstract

Tuesday 01.28.2014 , Posted by
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Any time you walk through a big city, all it takes is a quick look up to send your mind spinning. Overhead, the walls of skyscrapers climb into the distant sky, showing off their sleek lines, walls of reflective glass and seemingly infinite patterns. Parisian photographer Alexandre Jacques captures this feeling in his series Architectural Pattern. Here he frames his shots to capture only the sides of the building, canting the lens to further confuse our perceptions of reality. His creations take objects that are praised and maligned, revealing a new vision of their beautiful facades. [Read more...]

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Abandoned Market Hides A Stained Glass Wonderland

Tuesday 01.28.2014 , Posted by
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You’ll find a full spectrum of hues in this wondrous market-turned-greenhouse. Located in Toluca, Mexico, this majestic Art Nouveau-style building was originally built in 1910 and housed the city’s first market. When the market closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores imagined a vibrant, verdant future for the historic site.  [Read more...]

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Luminothérapie Turns On Montréal’s Night Life

Monday 01.06.2014 , Posted by
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You’ll need sunglasses at night for Montréal’s current Luminothérapie (Light Therapy) public art festival. An annual celebration of art and technology with growing recognition outside of the country, the two public art projects selected this year – Entre les rangs (Between the ranks) and Trouve Bob (Find Bob) – shone from the pack of over 50 submissions. [Read more...]

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Stoplight Spotlight: Photos of Traffic Lights Through Fog

Monday 12.30.2013 , Posted by
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German artist Lucas Zimmerman stops traffic in his recent series of photographs. Portraying ordinary stoplights illuminating a foggy street near Weimar, Zimmerman catches an urban light show of bright, diffused colors and reveals the striking visual potential found in low-visibility conditions. [Read more...]

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The Touching Voice of the Homeless Documented in “Sign of the Times”

Friday 12.27.2013 , Posted by
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“After a while, a few people said to me, “I’ve heard of you. You’re the guy going around buying signs. I was wondering if you were ever going to find me.”

Poverty in America is a prevalent issue evident in the ring of the Salvation Army’s bell, first-hand experiences of loved ones, and the actual struggling people who look you in the eye as you pass through an intersection. As physically obvious as the issue is, it continues to be a growing problem in America. This collection of homeless people’s signs aims to raise awareness for homelessness, this time via the Internet. Artist Andres Serrano collects people’s cardboard signs in New York City by seeking out the homeless and offering them $20 for their creation – which he then documents and has recently presented online in an interesting exhibit of struggle, humor, and honesty. [Read more...]

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Colorful Human Sculptures Coming to a City Near You!

Monday 12.16.2013 , Posted by
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A few years ago, Austrian artist Willi Dorner had an idea to bring something different to people who work and live in major cities. He gathered a group of 20 strong bodied climbers and circus performers, dressed them up in vibrant colors, and positioned them uniquely together in urban spaces. The projects debut was a success and was called “Bodies in Urban Spaces.” [Read more...]

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