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No-Frizz Flora and Fauna: Gorgeous Nature-Inspired Headdresses by Takaya

Wednesday 01.21.2015 , Posted by
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The models below are most certainly having a good hair day—with a little help from Japanese floral artist Takaya. Using fresh-cut blooms, berries, leaves, and even stuffed birds, Takaya crafts monumental wearable sculptures that are sure to turn heads. [Read more…]

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The Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table: A Rainbow Colored Glass Table That Puts All Other Tables To Shame

Friday 01.16.2015 , Posted by
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Art isn’t just for the walls and shelves, when you find clever pieces of furniture like this one. A beautiful work of art by Minneapolis-based designer, John Foster, this sculpture also doubles as a cocktail table. With colorful geometric prisms reflecting light all over the room, the “Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table” is sure to impress you and your guests. And with a price tag of just $12,000 on Fancy you can get one in every room! [Read more…]

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Are They Breathing? Hyper-Realistic Sculptures of Warhol, Lincoln and Dali

Wednesday 01.14.2015 , Posted by
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Kyoto-based artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has been shocking people with his incredibly lifelike sculptures of famous people. His perfect bust of Abraham Lincoln looks so real you’d swear he traveled back to 1865 to capture a color photograph. The same goes for his likenesses of art legends Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. While these sculptures may be new to you, you’ve probably seen Tsuji’s work before. He spent most of his career as a highly successful makeup artist in the film industry. [Read more…]

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Metal Figures Sculpted from Wire Fencing

Monday 01.12.2015 , Posted by
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Sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi is a bit of an alchemist. And while he may not be transforming base metals into gold itself, he does take normal industrial metal fencing and change it into something quite beautiful. Tresoldi delicately shapes the mesh into figures of the human form. [Read more…]

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Reclaimed Wood Transformed into Immersive Geometric Installations

Monday 01.05.2015 , Posted by
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Using discarded housing materials as her medium, Australian-American artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels creates large-scale geometric installations that you can climb inside. Predominantly made from the wood lathe found in old plaster walls, her work plays with the uniform structures of a crystal, repeating layered triangles that link together into a human enveloping whole. [Read more…]

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84-Year-Old Grandpa Welds a Death Star Fire Pit for Christmas

Friday 01.02.2015 , Posted by
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That’s no moon… it’s a fire pit. For Christmas this year, Redditor Jennifer Allison (aka Bandia5309) got a gift that would warm the heart of any Star Wars fan. Her 84-year-old grandpa, Kenneth, took the round ends off a propane tank, connected them to form a sphere and cut out just the right bits to turn it into a very toasty version of the Death Star… including that pesky ventilation shaft. [Read more…]

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Light Art Installations Take Us to Infinity

Wednesday 12.10.2014 , Posted by
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Chul Hyun Ahn’s entrancing light art installations can take a viewer on a mesmerizing journey of contemplation as they seem to float through space. The installations are large and mysterious, creating a view similar to those in a science fiction movie where someone pushes the lever to go into hyperdrive. Ahn plays with the infinite in his works, which utilize light, color and mirrors to create a visual representation of infinite space. Look inside, and you will find no end in sight. [Read more…]

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An Italian Cathedral Made From Trees

Monday 12.08.2014 , Posted by
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A living place of worship, Italy’s Cattedrale Vegetale (or Tree Cathedral) is built entirely from natural materials. Artist Giuliano Mauri began the towering project in 2001, creating 42 columns that arc towards each other to form a leafy basilica and five grand aisles. To complete the piece, Mauri used 1,800 fir poles, 600 chestnut branches, and 6,000 meters of hazel branches that were joined together with nails and string. Hornbeam trees were planted inside each column and will eventually overtake the structure. Just before completion Mauri passed away in 2009, leaving his cathedral as a growing memorial and a quiet place of reflection for visitors. [Read more…]

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The Kelpies: Andy Scott’s 100-Foot-Tall Steel Horses in Central Scotland

Wednesday 12.03.2014 , Posted by
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If you drive down the motorway near Grangemouth in central Scotland, you’ll see a pair of sculptures that are impossible to miss. This October, after 8 years of planning, fabrication and assembly, Scottish artist Andy Scott completed his equestrian sculpture ‘The Kelpies.’ It is the both the largest work of art in Scotland, and “the largest equine sculptures in the world.” Andy Scott calls it “Equitecture.” [Read more…]

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Precisely Layered Ceramic Sculptures by Matthew Chambers

Monday 11.24.2014 , Posted by
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It takes an exceptionally talented hand to form something as precise as these concentric vessels, regardless of the material, but Matthew Chambers uses clay. His impeccably detailed orbs are formed from individual sections thrown on a potter’s wheel, then meticulously assembled into the sculptures that you see here. The meaning is left up to us, whether we want to see onion rings, or the layers of another dimension. [Read more…]

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