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Wax Nostalgic

Wax Nostalgic

Hoang Tran creates detailed miniature sculptures by carving crayons. He often add extra colors to a piece by melting other crayons. He also accepts custom orders. You can see more of his work on his blog.

Line Segments Space

Line Segments Space

Put on your headphones, turn down your lights and go full screen to experience a tangle of geometric filaments fluttering to life at the speed of light in this installation by Mimi Son and Elliot Woods. Where’s an oculus rift when you need it?

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Dream Cars Exhibit

Dream Cars Exhibit

From 5/21 to 9/7, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will be hosting Dream Cars, an exhibit of various concept cars from 1932 up to the present, as well as related media. If you can’t make it there, you can check out the gallery.

Ceramic Drawings

Ceramic Drawings

Katharine Morling specializes in creating sculptures that look like tangible ink sketches. She uses clay and porcelain to sculpt and then paints and traces their outline with black stain to create the illusion.

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Another neat stop-motion video from chalk artist Chris Carlson. Watch as the classic mobile game Snake comes alive. Can you believe we only had this and Space Impact before, and now we have freakin’ XCOM on our phones?

Ripple Moving Lights

Ripple Moving Lights

By creating a set of mouth-blown glass fixtures which turn on motorized bases, then illuminating them with halogen light sources, Poetic Lab produced a stunning lighting effect reminiscent of light bouncing off of slowly rippling water.

How to Put Inkjet Prints on Wood

How to Put Inkjet Prints on Wood

You can pay to have your photographs transferred to wood. But if you want to DIY, check out Steve Ramsey’s trick. You’ll need an inkjet printer, a non-porous sheet such as the backing of adhesive labels and a bit of lacquer.

SkyArt

SkyArt

For his SkyArt series, illustrator Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs of the sky – or reflections of the sky – enclosed by buildings. He then fills in the space with funny illustrations that conform to the outline of the borders.

Common Room

Common Room

(NSFW: Language) “We keep these secrets buried deep, as we walk the life that was mapped out for us at age 13”. A collaborative animation for Talia Randall’s poem Common Room, a depressing account about being forced to conform.

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

“It’s so insignificant, yet so monumental.” Photographer Vik Muniz and designer Marcelo Coelho worked for four years trying to etch microscopic castles on individual grains of sand. More on Marcelo’s website.

Merchmakr Screen Printer

Merchmakr Screen Printer

DIY Screen Printing Supplies developed this desktop screen printing device. Aside from being very compact, it also has a handy clamp that lets you change screens quickly without misaligning prints. Another demo here.

19th Century Painting in 3D

19th Century Painting in 3D

Gyula Benczúr’s The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686 painstakingly recreated in 3D by graphic artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas. It took him a total of about two months to complete. Learn more about how he made it on Behance.

Suck the Balls!

Suck the Balls!

Niklas Roy’s installation is a ball pit with a maze of tubes above leading to a receptacle. A spout lets visitors suck the balls up the tubes and into the receptacle; pulling a lever causes the gathered balls to rain down on the pit.

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Soundwall

Soundwall

Wall-hanging artwork which doubles as a speaker. Soundwall streams music via AirPlay or UPnP and also has RCA inputs. Choose from Soundwall’s stock artwork, upload your own photo or order a blank canvas for you to paint on.

Pop Culture Popsicles

Pop Culture Popsicles

Illustrator Andrew Heath turned movie, TV show and video game characters into ice pops in his new Warholian series. He’ll be making a total of 50 portraits and will sell prints at the 2014 Lexington Comic & Toy Con.

Black Gold

Black Gold

A stop-motion animation by PES, Black Gold was commissioned to promote an Italian jewelry line that features insects. The short has taken a life of it’s own though due to the animator’s expert execution and surreal visuals.

Get Up, Go to Work Poster

Get Up, Go to Work Poster

Steve Powers outlines the average person’s daily seven stages of grief. Perhaps sensing that most of us aren’t willing to pay just to be reminded that life is hell, Steve says it’s okay if you settle for a copy of the poster’s photo.

Winter Super Olympics

Winter Super Olympics

Critically-acclaimed graphic artist Francesco Francavilla imagined what it would be like if superheroes joined the Winter Olympics. It must be awesome to be so talented that you can make beautiful art like these just for fun.

Geometric Sand Sculptures 2

Geometric Sand Sculptures 2

Calvin Seibert recently shared some of the sandcastles he made on the beaches of Hawaii. As with his previous sandcastles, Calvin made structures that blur the line between organic and man-made.

Northlandz

Northlandz

To promote its QX100 lens camera, Sony visited Northlandz, an incredible model railroad museum built by Bruce Williams Zaccagnino. It has over 100 trains, 8 miles of track and thousands of buildings. Explore Northlandz here.

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PolyFauna

PolyFauna

Radiohead have released PolyFauna an app that combines sounds from Bloom off of 2011’s The King of Limbswith trippy visuals that transform your surroundings into digial landscapes just begging to be explored. Android version here.

OMG Who Stole My Ads?

OMG Who Stole My Ads?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had beautiful paintings in urban areas instead of ads? That’s exactly what Etienne Lavie did. The street artist covered advertisements in Paris with prints of classical paintings.

Sticker Cityscapes

Sticker Cityscapes

That’s not bokeh; those are stickers. Yukino Ohmura uses the scrapbook staple along with acrylic backdrops to mimic urban landscapes at night. It takes her two to three weeks to complete a piece. Watch her at work here.

Bone Vehicles

Bone Vehicles

Artist Jitish Kallat used resin, paint and steel to make what appear to be fossils of vehicle-shaped monsters. According to Designboom, Kallat is referencing his own photographs of vehicles that had been set on fire during riots.

The Sushi Artist

The Sushi Artist

(NSFW) Takayo Kiyota aka Tama-chan talks about her sushi art. Amazingly, she is not a trained chef. The humble and funny artist started her hobby because “very few Japanese know how to make sushi these days.” More here and here.

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