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‘It’s Good To be Here’ by Candy Chang

Remember Candy Chang’s „Before I die, I want to __________“ interactive wall mural that she made as a tribute to a loved one she lost, and which we featured not so long ago on our website? Candy is at it again! This time around, she has another self-explanatory and so brilliantly simple public art project called ‘It’s Good to Be Here’. As an artist and a graphic designer who is very enthusiastic about finding ways …

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Ablak a Multra a ‘Window to the Past’ in Budapest’s History

Kerenyi Zoltan is a Hungarian architect from Budapest who came up with an astonishing idea of combining old and new Budapest in an ongoing series of photos in a project called Ablak a multra, or a Window to the past. The idea is simply brilliant. By merging old photos of Budapest with the new ones, taking care of the perfect angle, Zoltan managed to take the people of Budapest to the past times (many of …

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LAND ART INSTALLATIONS | BY CORNELIA KONRADS

Nature has a way of inspiring people, but if you are Germany-based painter, designer and sculptor called Cornelia Konrads, you are so taken by it that you fully incorporate it in your gravity-defying artwork called Land Art Installations. Konrads’ stunning installations blend perfectly with the surrounding environment that it appears as if they are effortlessly floating in the air. Although, this adds a mystical quality to her work, upon closer inspection you will notice that …

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BE.E SCOOTER | ELECTRIC SCOOTER MADE OF HEMP

Be.e Electric Scooter is a joint project completed by InHolland, NPSP Composites, van.eko and Dutch designers Waarmakers. It is in fact made of flax, hemp and bio-resin, however impossible this might sound. It features a monocoque body made of natural composites that are a result of a shift from glass-fiber composites to flax (mixed with bio-resin)-fiber composites. The Be.e scooter packs a 4kW electric motor that can make it run up to 55 km/h which …

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Flychelangelo – Dead Flies Art by Magnus Muhr

Using dead creatures as an artistic expression is nothing new – British artist Damien Hirst used half a dead calf suspended in formaldehyde as a sculpture for which he even won the Turner Prize in 1995. So, when Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr, who also creates under a tongue-in-cheek pseudonym Flychelangelo, decided to make art out of dead flies by putting them in comical everyday situations, the views were quite opposing – some people called it …

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‘GRAFT’ Biodegradable Vegetable Resembling Utensils and Tableware

In the last few years, terms like „eco-friendly“, „recycling“, „biodegradable“ and „going green“ have become the buzz words in the news, technology, politics, marketing, retail… Green is the word on everybody’s lips. So, it comes as no surprise that product designer and graduate of a Swiss art school École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Qiyun Deng has decided to jump on the bandwagon and create GRAFT – a line of disposable tableware made of bioplastic PLA, …

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LightRails – New Look of a Demised Underpass by Bill FitzGibbons

Birmingham, Alabama is the place of this railroad underpass brought into the spotlight by Bill FitzGibbons, a sculptor and public artist who named the installation ‘LightRails‘. The underpass, though a very important gateway, used to be a deteriorated tunnel that was by no means inviting and seemed eerie and even dangerous, but the use of FitzGibbons’s lighting solution changed all that. The use of LED lights that are computerized in order to form a range …

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STRANDBEEST | KINETIC ANIMAL SCULPTURES BY THEO JANSEN

By definition, kinetic art is art from any medium that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or depends on motion for its effect. Today, this term is used to describe three-dimensional sculptures that usually move unassisted or are powered by a motor. Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s awe-inspiring work comes under the first category. He describes his sculptures as “a fusion of art and engineering”, since “the walls between art and engineering exist only in our …

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BEFORE I DIE | BY CANDY CHANG (VIDEO)

New Orleans based artist Candy Chang has created one of the most involving community projects ever. Her project is called ‘Before I Die‘ and it gained popularity rather quickly. The basic idea is simple. It all started from painting an abandoned house in New Orleans with repeated unfinished sentence ‘Before I die I want to ____________.’ and providing a piece of chalk for the passers-by to use in order to end the sentences. People reacted …

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Floating Umbrella Installation in the Streets of Agueda, Portugal

Agueda in Portugal is the setting for this wonderful installation by Sextafeira called Floating Umbrellas. This colorful creation is a part of the Agitagueda art festival. Due to the fact that the same idea was used last year this is the second time the streets of this town have been covered with loads of vivid umbrellas, providing shade, as well as a wonderful sight. The people loved it so much that the repetitive nature of …

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