Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pile of Leaves

World's Biggest Pile Of Leaves - Bangakang 17 feet tall. 60 feet around. Over 1,000 bags and 1 BIG JUMP! @bangakang @nickolasgarrett @iwillpranku "Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/incompetech)". And youtube user teknoaxe for the last song

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Surprise Escape Machines

You are in for a surprise. French travel company Voyages SNCF uses an “Escape Machine” to market their underlying message that the company’s Escape service lets you travel to any destination you want. The appearing simple, black cube sits in the middle of Palais Royal Square and only a red button is visible. Once the button is pressed and the presser answers the question of where you want to escape, the black box produces a crazy celebration of gigantic walking kisses, and produces a large mock ticket of the wishers destination. An imaginative way to show us that wishes really do come true!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waterfall Swing

Towering steel swing set holding arrays of mechanical solenoids that create a water plane falling in the path of its riders. Formed from a tangent of ideas raised from the study of interactions of water as space, the swing is the first in a series that play with interaction in rides and installations. Riders pass through openings in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of narrowly escaping obstacles.
The swing is a collaborative project between Mike O'Toole, Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas and Andrew Witte.

via Likecool

Friday, September 21, 2012

"Discovering Columbus" - Tatzu Nishi

Discovering Columbus by Tatzu Nishi

Visitors to Columbus Circle in Manhattan may notice a room perched on scaffolding six stories above the ground at the site of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The 13 foot tall statue, normally solitary atop a 60 foot column, is now encased in the room. Visitors can ascend six flights of stairs to commune with Columbus inside what appears to be a typical American living room. The project, entitled “Discovering Columbus,” is an installation by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi. Free timed tickets to view the installation are available to the public through November 18.

An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things

German designer Dennis P Paul has created an electronic instrument that makes sound based on the contours of everyday objects (video). An object is placed on a rotating mount on the instrument. The instrument then rotates the object rotisserie-style as a precision rangefinding laser reads the contours of the object. The contour data is translated into surprisingly musical electronic sound. Paul calls the device, rather descriptively, “An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things.”
photo and video by Dennis P Paul

Best Words Ever - Ted McCagg



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Carmichael Collective - Urban Plant Tags

Urban Plant Tags - Carmichael Collective

"Carmichael Collective is an ongoing project from Carmichael Lynch, 
a creative company based in Minneapolis, MN. Everything you see 
here is just creativity for creativity’s sake. If you like it, share it. 
And if you want to see more, follow it. Or, don’t. It’s totally 
up to you. After all, art is in the eye of the beholder. "

Monday, April 30, 2012

Florentijn Hofman

Rubber Duck
Osaka 2009
10 x 11 x 13 meters
Inflatable, pontoon and generator

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

Rubber Duck Project 2009
More and even more pictures!

Check out more of the work @ http://www.florentijnhofman.nl/dev/projects.php

Stor Gul Kanin
Örebro (SE) 2011
13 x 16 x 16 meters
Concrete, metal, wood and takspån.

The Big Yellow Rabbit is a temporary 13 meter high sculpture. It's a enlarged cuddle toy made out of swedish products thrown against the statue of Engelbrekt.

The work could be seen last summer during the OpenArt biennale.

Adam Niklewicz

mixed media
62” x  84” x  84”

dried pasta, fork
7" x 9" x 2"

Adam Niklewicz

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

“One more kilometre” - John Wood and Paul Harrison

“One more kilometre” - John Wood and Paul Harrison


In the performance piece “One more kilometre” by British art duo John Wood and Paul Harrison, a beautiful stream of flying paper is created using a belt sander and a giant stack of copy paper (video). The paper, if stacked end to end, would cover a distance of one kilometer (hence the name). “One more kilometre” was on display in March at Kulturhusetin Stockholm.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jonathan Schipper - Slow Motion Car Crash

“Slow Motion Car Crash” by Jonathan Schipper is an art installation in which a VW slowly crashes into a wall at 7 millimeters per hour over the course of an entire month (see a time-lapse of week 1 and week 3). The installation was displayed throughout March at the AV Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The installation was co-commissioned byLocus+ and AV Festival.

Slow Motion Car Crash by Jonathan Schipper

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rotganzen - Melting Disco Balls


Rotterdam-based art collective Rotganzen created QUELLE FÊTE, a series of art pieces that look like melting disco balls. The 2011 QUELLE FÊTE was a commissioned piece for Wenneker Pand in Schiedam, Netherlands. The 2012QUELLE FÊTE recently showed at Dek22 in Rotterdam.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dennis Oppenheim

Device To Root Out Evil - Dennis Oppenheim

"Galvanized steel, perforated metal, Venetian glass. 
A country church is seen balancing on it’s steeple, as if it had been lifted by a terrific force and brought to the site as a device or method of rooting out evil forces."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Open Source Ecology - Marcin Jakubowski

Shuttleworth Fellowship - Personal Introduction from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.


 "Open Source Ecology is creating the Global Village Construction Set — the blueprints for simple fabrication of everything needed to start a self-sustaining village. At Factor e Farm in rural Missouri, he's been successfully putting those ideas to the test."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Julijonas Urbonas

Euthanasia Coaster from Julijonas Urbonas on Vimeo.

Julijonas Urbonas - Euthanasia Roller Coaster 

"Urbonas describes the experience of riding his "hypothetic euthanasia machine" thusly: "The rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death... Celebrating the limits of the human body but also the liberation from the horizontal life, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster." It's like something out of the biting sci-fi satire film Idiocracy, except it's backed up by "advanced cross-disciplinary research in space medicine, mechanical engineering, [and] material technologies."

Monday, February 27, 2012

Do Ho Suh

Floor 1997-2000, by Do Ho SuhFloor 1997-2000, by Do Ho Suh

"In the art installation “Floor 1997-2000″ by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh, more than 180,000 plastic figurines support a glass floor that viewers can walk on. The installation was on display at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery show at theSingapore Tyler Print Institute."

Dean Ruck

Inversion (2005)
Havel Ruck Projects
two bungalows

Glassell Drop (1988)
Synergy '88 Museum of Fine Arts, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX


Monika Grzymala

Monika Grzymala | SUMARRIA LUNN

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Joe Sola - Studio Visit

Joe Sola leaps through his studio window in his videoStudio Visit, 2005. He trained with a movie stuntman to prepare for the piece.

an excerpt from ArtNews' article "Biting The Hand That Feeds Them":

"The premise behind Joe Sola’s 2005 video piece Studio Visit is simple. Over a period of two years, he invited collectors, curators, and critics to his Los Angeles studio to talk about his art. He would turn on the video camera, chat amiably for a few minutes, and then take a flying leap out the closed window in an explosion of shattered glass. His guests would dash to the window, only to find Sola chortling on top of a pile of strategically arranged cardboard boxes eight feet below. “People would scream with fear and pleasure at the same time,” he recalls. He repeated this act 22 times."

read the whole article here

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Floating Island - Robert Smithson

"Floating Island" - Robert Smithson

Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island
New York, NY 1970/2005
Produced by Minetta Brook in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art
On view September 17-25, 2005

Manifest Destiny - Mark Reigelman & Jenny Chapman Manifest Destiny by Mark Reigelman & Jenny Chapman Published on Friday, 24. February 2012 0 inShare email Digg Digg


"Using a 19th century style and vintage building materials, this temporary rustic cabin is attached to the Hotel des Arts and about 40 feet in the air above the Restaurant le Central. Measuring about W7 x D8 x H11, the dwelling is meant to be homage to the romantic spirit of the Western myth and a commentary on the arrogance of Westward expansion, sticking out like a sore thumb in the city’s dense landscape."

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kurt Perschke's RedBall Project


Made of vinyl and touring different cities, The Red Ball Project is a project conceived by artist Kurt Perschke.


read the article here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Giant mechanical elephant

giant mechanical elephant created using recycled m

"A team of French designers have taken recycling to an extreme by building a gigantic mechanical elephant sculpture using over 45 tons of reclaimed wood and steel. Built as a part of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes."


Le Voyage à Nantes from levoyageanantes on Vimeo.

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

Denis Dutton is a philosophy professor and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily. In his book The Art Instinct, he suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Full Contact Bubble Soccer

Bubble Soccer

Hosts Henrik Elvestad and Johan Golden play bubble football (Funballz) in a match between local top league rivals Sarpsborg 08 and Fredrikstad. This bit was shown on sports entertainment show Golden Goal on the Norwegian TV channel TV2.

Check out http://www.funballz.com for more info on the bubbles.

Check out their electroshock soccer. It is almost better!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bike Transforms From Tall Bike to Low-Rider

"Details are sparse, but the mechanism can be seen best at 50 seconds into the clip. The action is concentrated around the elongated rear triangle, which swings between two angles to make the bike grow or shrink."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Holton Rower

Untitled - Holton Rower

Visually pretty interesting, with the simple act of pouring paint he gets some pretty cool results. Maybe not the most sophisticated work ever, but still a cool thing to check out. Make sure to look at his site and browse all the works.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Not the typical type of work I post on here, but i just thought there were some genuine cool ideas.


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