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Hand-Dyed Crocheted Thread Carefully Covers Eggs, Seeds, and Tree Trunks

Hand-Dyed Crocheted Thread Carefully Covers Eggs, Seeds, and Tree Trunks

Esther Traugot connects to the natural world by collecting and covering seed pods, eggs, severed tree trunks, and other natural objects in tightly-wrapped textile “skins.” She uses hand-dyed gold
Macro Infrared Photographs Unlock the Depth of Green in a Stunning Array of Canary Island Plants

Macro Infrared Photographs Unlock the Depth of Green in a Stunning Array of Canary Island Plants

Marcus Wendt, creative director at the London-based studio Field, recently traveled to the island of Lanzarote to shoot a series of macro images of the region’s native plants. His project,

A Colorful Medley of Inventive Type Animations Puts the Alphabet in Motion

Each year the project 36 Days of Type invites graphic designers, illustrators, typographers, and artists from around the world to submit their own alphabet-based designs during a 36-day typographical
Interior Bas-Relief Sculptures of Peacocks and Lush Florals by Goga Tandashvili

Interior Bas-Relief Sculptures of Peacocks and Lush Florals by Goga Tandashvili

Russian artist carves large-scale bas-relief works in interior spaces, adding details such as florals, tropical leaves, and perched peacocks to otherwise flat surfaces. The three-dimensional murals
Swirls of Electrifying Ink and Found Crystal Formations Transformed into Hair by Lorna Simpson

Swirls of Electrifying Ink and Found Crystal Formations Transformed into Hair by Lorna Simpson

Brooklyn-based artist Lorna Simpson combines images of black men and women pulled from vintage advertising photos with bright ink washes to give her subjects kaleidoscopic hairstyles erupting with

A New Aerial Video Captures Staggering Flows of Lava Heading Toward the Pacific in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano has been erupting since May 3rd, and currently shows no signs of slowing down. The powerful flow of lava is emerging from fissures below the Big Island, pouring over homes,

Watch the Kīlauea Volcano’s Fiery Crawl to the Sea in This Video by Mick Kalber

Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano has been erupting since May 3rd, and currently shows no signs of slowing down. The powerful flow of lava is emerging from fissures below the Big Island, pouring over homes,
Satirical Images of Virtue and Vice Painted by Toni Hamel

Satirical Images of Virtue and Vice Painted by Toni Hamel

Toronto-based artist Toni Hamel works across mediums to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that analyze human behavior. In her two-dimensional work the artist often incorporates animals and
San Francisco’s Exploratorium Presents Inflatable, an Exhibition of Gigantic Air-filled Artworks (Sponsor)

San Francisco’s Exploratorium Presents Inflatable, an Exhibition of Gigantic Air-filled Artworks (Sponsor)

Explore, play, and wonder at gigantic, fantastical, artworks at Inflatable — a new summer exhibition at the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s iconic museum of art, science, and human perception. Curated
A Plush Rug Recreates the Grids and Greenways of Manhattan in Colorful Wool

A Plush Rug Recreates the Grids and Greenways of Manhattan in Colorful Wool

To make it a bit less exhausting to walk across New York City, South African furniture designer Ollie de Wit has recreated the island of Manhattan in a plush, colorful rug. Different pile heights are
Richly Textured Portraits of Native Arctic Residents and European Explorers by Preta Wolzak

Richly Textured Portraits of Native Arctic Residents and European Explorers by Preta Wolzak

In her series Ma Petite Inuite and Everybody Needs A Hero, artist Preta Wolzak explores the parallel histories of people on the earth’s poles. Her colorful portraits are constructed of leather,
Swarovski Crystal Sculptures by Daniel Jacob Immortalize Popsicles, Sneakers, and Other Pop Culture Icons

Swarovski Crystal Sculptures by Daniel Jacob Immortalize Popsicles, Sneakers, and Other Pop Culture Icons

Artist Daniel Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, channeling his ideas into sculptures and works on paper. After spending most of his career in business, he has returned to his love

Uplift: An Endlessly Rotating Stair Sculpture Powered by the Sun

Uplift is a architecturally-minded desk sculpture that slowly rotates using the power of the sun. The walnut work hovers inside a glass bell jar, powered by a steel and brass mechanism that allows the
Mesmerizing New Collages by Lola Dupré Distort the Human Form into Gravity-Defying Shapes

Mesmerizing New Collages by Lola Dupré Distort the Human Form into Gravity-Defying Shapes

Collage artist Lola Dupré (previously) continues to create mind-boggling manipulations of photographs in her surreal style. The Scotland-based artist cuts images into thousands of shards and arranges
New Psychedelic Tattoos Splashed with Neon Detail by Joanna Swirska

New Psychedelic Tattoos Splashed with Neon Detail by Joanna Swirska

Wrocław-based tattoo artist Joanna Swirska, aka Dżo (previously), produces nature-based tattoos through her own psychedelic lens. In one work a crystal-studded snail inches across ombre leaves, while
Polygon-Wrapped Floral Arrangements by Norihiko Terayama

Polygon-Wrapped Floral Arrangements by Norihiko Terayama

Japanese designer Norihiko Terayama suspends simple floral arrangements in polygonal forms, contrasting the organic material with straight, meticulous lines. With the simple addition of pins and
Miniature Installations Transform Bookshelves into the Back Alleys of Japan

Miniature Installations Transform Bookshelves into the Back Alleys of Japan

If you’ve ever wandered around Tokyo on foot you’ll know that it can sometimes be like a spider web of side streets and back alleys. It’s one of the things that makes Tokyo so unique and therein lies
Imagined Insects Camouflaged as Star Wars Characters by Illustrator Richard Wilkinson

Imagined Insects Camouflaged as Star Wars Characters by Illustrator Richard Wilkinson

UK-based illustrator Richard Wilkinson created a series of fantastical insects based on the most famous Star Wars characters. It’s easy to imagine these incredibly life-like renderings truly existing
Luscious Handmade Glass Orchids by Laura Hart Reflect Plants’ Exotic Beauty

Luscious Handmade Glass Orchids by Laura Hart Reflect Plants’ Exotic Beauty

Colorful orchids, identical in size, bloom in UK artist Laura Hart’s studio. From their bilateral symmetry to their splashes of pigment, the glass designer’s perfectly crafted forms illustrate the
The World’s Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree Blooms in Japan

The World’s Largest LEGO Cherry Blossom Tree Blooms in Japan

A record-breaking LEGO tree has taken shape at LEGOLAND Japan, a theme park in Nagoya dedicated to the beloved plastic bricks. The cherry tree’s construction marks the theme park’s first anniversary,