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Adventures of the Eyes

Adventures of the Eyes

Takanori Aiba’s collection of miniature structures were inspired by his earlier experiences in making bonsai and illustrating mazes. The detailed beauty of each work is mind-boggling.

Shattered CD Sculptures

Shattered CD Sculptures

With shattered bits of old CDs, Sean Avery creates intricate sculptural animals, insects and birds, making fur and feathers from the shards. Where was this guy back in the AOL days?

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L.E.D. Surfer

L.E.D. Surfer

Filmmaker Jacob Sutton hit the French Rhône-Alpes slopes to shoot snowboarder William Hughes, wrapped in a custom LED suit, and capturing the nighttime action with his Red Epic camera.

Vimeo Festival + Awards

Vimeo Festival + Awards

Because we love film too, we’re excited to hear that submissions are still being taken through Feb. 20 for Vimeo’s Festival + Awards event in June. James Franco and other cool talent will be judging.

Underwater Dogs

Underwater Dogs

These images from photographer Seth Casteel capture dogs diving underwater to catch, swim and frolic – turning man’s best friend into both menacing fiends and ridiculous clowns.

Interactive Starry Night

Interactive Starry Night

Digital artist Petros Vrellis took Van Gogh’s classic post-impressionist painting and turned it into a moving work of art, complete with touch, gesture and sound-based interactions.

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall paints images of loves lost and found. Her art can be found in New York’s subway trains, in her book Missed Connections inspired by Craigslist, or in poster form on Etsy.

Niki & The Dove: The Fox

Niki & The Dove: The Fox

Sit back, put on your headphones, and let your eyes and ears drink in this ethereal animated music video by WINTR for Swedish alt-pop artists Niki & The Dove. Get the track here for free.

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

There’s a reason that a pair of Louis Vuitton’s can cost you a pretty penny as Youtuber leicax70 shows in this mesmerizing clip recorded at the Fiesso d’Artico workshops in Venice, Italy.

Paper Cross-Sections

Paper Cross-Sections

Lisa Nilsson’s Tissue Series are surprisingly realistic cross-sections of the human body made only using rolled and shaped strips of paper, a technique also known as quilling. More here and here.

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

68 cocktails with corresponding diagrams, mappings of spirits, garnishes, and more adorn this clever signed and numbered, limited edition guide to classic cocktails poster from the Pop Chart Lab.

The LED Cathedral

The LED Cathedral

Recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium, Luminarie De Cagna added this awe-inspiring structure, illuminated by 55,000 colorful LEDs to the center of town.

Basket of Skulls

Basket of Skulls

Looking for that finishing touch for your room? Check out these creepy, yet awesome baskets and buckets filled with porcelain skulls by Minnesota artist Cyrus Swann. Single skulls start at just $20.

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Carved Tire Art

Carved Tire Art

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye took thick rubber car and truck tires, and carved intricate patterns into their sides and treads, creating stunning works of art from otherwise discarded junk.

Basketball Painting

Basketball Painting

Using only a basketball and bucket of red paint, artist OhiseeRED paints a rather impressive likeness of Yao Ming – though she doesn’t have enough paper to render all 7 foot 6 inches of him.

Painting Light and Shadow

Painting Light and Shadow

Artist Rashad Alakbarov creates paintings – but not in the traditional way. Instead, he creates sculptural works, which cast painterly images onto the wall when hit with a light.

Still Life

Still Life

We can’t think of anything more boring in the art world than a still life painting of fruit. But digital artist Scott Garner livens things up a bit with his interactive version and its motion sensing frame.

Apocalypse Wall Calendar

Apocalypse Wall Calendar

If the crackpots out there are right, there are just over 300 days before the world ends, so you might as well enjoy some cool art before it’s over? The calendar also lists mankind’s great achievements.

Real Life Beavis and Butt-Head

Real Life Beavis and Butt-Head

Special makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick made prosthetic models of the legendary Beavis and Butt-Head to show what they’d look like in real life; we wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley.

Dinoprints

Dinoprints

Dinoprints lets you upload a picture that will then be superimposed onto a detailed illustration of a dinosaur (or a wooly mammoth) and turned into a 24″x36″ print. We hope they accept group pics.

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Evolution of an Image

Evolution of an Image

(Briefly NSFW) Sebastian Schmieg took a single image and fed it into Google Image Search, then picked its top “similar image” over and over, gradually morphing through over 2950 images.

The Page Turner

The Page Turner

Got two minutes? Watch kinetic artist Joseph Herscher take a sip of coffee and see fun Rube Goldberg hijinks ensue in this entertaining vid. Bonus: calm hamster at 1:30. (Thanks everyone!)

Realistic Disney Princesses

Realistic Disney Princesses

You might have a whole new type of weird crush on your favorite Disney princess thanks to these realistic character renderings from Finnish design student Jirka Väätäinen.

Speed Painter

Speed Painter

What can you do in 2 minutes and 20 seconds? In that time Fabian Gaete Maureira can make one painting and finish half of another. They’re small and simple, sure, but you try pulling that off.

Tape Art by Max Zorn

Tape Art by Max Zorn

Using a similar technique to Mark Khaisman, Zorn creates scenes of light and shadow using strips and cut pieces of brown packing tape. If you travel, here’s where you can find his work.

Goldfish Salvation

Goldfish Salvation

Riusuke Fukahori creates incredible depth in his artworks by painting a layer at a time onto acrylic resin, until a 3-dimensional image is formed, sort of like how 3D printers work. More photos here.

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