Category Archives: Designers and Creatives

A Winding, Modern Take On Japanese Paper Lanterns

Even if you’re not familiar with Japanese Chōchin lamps by name, it’s likely you’ll recognize the traditional spherical form composed of a spiraling, collapsible bamboo frame wrapped in paper that protects a flame (or, in modern times, an electric bulb). A few … Continue reading

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Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro

When first approaching the artwork of Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki it’s entirely possible you might miss it altogether. Not only are his small buildings and electrical towers excruciatingly small and delicate, but they also rest on absurdly mundane objects: rolls of tape, … Continue reading

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Ingenious Portraits Made From Rolled Up Bank Notes

French photographer & origami wizard Philippe Pétremant is the creative individual behind these rolled up bank notes that create a collage of some of the most recognized political figures in modern times. Using bank notes from around the world, he’s twisted, contorted … Continue reading

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The Stunning Personal Projects Of An Unsung Master Of Modern Design

Irving Harper–ring any bells? The man not only lived through the golden age of midcentury modern design, he contributed some of the movement’s most iconic silhouettes, from Herman Miller’s enduring, elegant logo to the Marshmallow Sofa (yep, that one, most often credited to George … Continue reading

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A Projector And A Fog Machine Create Startling Virtual Spaces

British artist Anthony McCall’s “solid light” sculptures have received an outsized amount of attention this spring, with three concurrent exhibitions in Switzerland, London, and France. An exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery this month adds New York to the list. The name … Continue reading

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Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster thisismarvelous.com view original From discarded wood, welded scrap metal, broken tools, cigarette packets, soda cans and piles of trash, Tim Noble and Sue Webster make assemblages and then point light to … Continue reading

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Abstract Watercolor Cityscapes by Elena Romanova

Abstract Watercolor Cityscapes by Elena Romanova boredpanda.org Jolita March 10th, 2013 view original Watercolor artist Elena Romanova creates simple yet elegant cityscapes of the world’s largest cities where she creatively portrays their well known sights and symbols. The artist ingeniously … Continue reading

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