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  • Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz
    Published: August 4, 2011
    Source: Design Milk

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Made of laser-cut silk pieces, these delicate objects are brought together by string, taking their shapes from nature.

    Sivan Royz is a textile designer from Israel whose latest project, Blooming Structures, is a beautiful series of textile sculpture that also double as jewelry and accessories.

    The white objects are small purses or pouches to hold an iPhone or a lipstick. The colored objects are a neck piece and a bracelet, which react to the body’s movements.

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz

    Blooming Structures by Sivan Royz


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  • ‘Brand-New’ 1949 Claud Butler Cycle
    Published: August 4, 2011

    I came across this set of photos –  not a restored bike, but a ’brand new’ 1949 Claud Butler built from a cache of original, unused parts found by Jim Cunningham, ‘Founder, President and Chief Flunky Officer of CyclArt.It’s a beauty, isn’t it?’

    - Rich Johnson

  • Youngstown Steel Mill 1953
    Published: August 2, 2011


    Youngstown Steel Mill 1953

  • The Hilariously Bad Disguises of the German Secret Police [Espionage]
    Published: August 4, 2011
    Source: Gizmodo
    Check out these great cold war-era photos of some totally normal East German citizens, who are definitely not members of the secret police! How innocuous they are, these completely non-suspicious-looking gentlemen, who could not possibly be Stasi officers in disguise, especially not the fellow in sunglasses and the enormous fur coat with the upturned collar. Nope, just some regular guys. More »


  • Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World
    Published: July 14, 2011
    Source: Colossal

    Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation gardening art
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    Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation gardening art

    Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation gardening art

    Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation gardening art

    Digging a Hole to the Other Side of the World installation gardening art

    Remember as a child, plopped down in a sandbox with a few trucks and a shovel, when you suddenly struck on the brilliant idea of digging straight down through the Earth, all the way to China? What would you find there? Berlin-based firm Topotek1 keeps that dream alive with their latest installation for the 2011 Xi’an International Horticultural Exposition. The Big Dig is a an enormous hole that simulates an audio connection with Sweden, Argentina, the United States and Germany. While standing at the edge “soundtracks of the life on the other side: cows from the pampas of Argentinas, commuters rushing among transit through New York City, the maritime life of Stockholm, and layers of history so audible among the streets of Berlin. These soundtracks pique the imagination of the visitors, transferring them away from China, away from the garden.” A glass barrier prevents exposition visitors from “becoming too curious” however it would be amazing to see the space with an unobstructed view and imagine sliding down the sloping green surface and finding yourself on the other end. Images by Geng Weng courtesy Topotek1. (via pruned)

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  • Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou
    Published: July 18, 2011
    Source: Colossal

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Paper Sculptures by Vally Nomidou sculpture paper art

    Greek artist Vally Nomidou creates these delicate life-size sculptures of women and girls using paper and cardboard. Via the exhibition page:

    Paper, Nomidou’s dominant material, now becomes a key component in her creative process, inextricably linked to painful and systematic research on the technical level, as well as on that of aesthetic integration. The artist respects her material and, although it is cheap and vulnerable, she does not “adulterate” it by using other materials. Moreover, she does not use it as a shell, an encasing to cover a necessary inner structure by providing a fake, idealised skin. Nomidou builds and shapes her works from the inside out solely using paper and paperboard. The internal cardboard frame is built with a vertical and horizontal grid in order to be able to support and render stillness in her sculptures, while also ensuring balance in contraction and expansion.

    To me her sculptures appear to be three dimensional collages, the paper-based media mixing and intertwining, occasionally embedded with flowers, jewelry and other materials. Yet somehow they retain incredibly life-like forms, perfectly proportioned. See more from this series entitled “Let it Bleed“. (via acidolatte)

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