Captivating Cranes

Master of origami Cristian Marianciuc has been creating a new and captivating origami crane every day for nearly three years. He now has a flock of 1,000 paper birds dressed in a manner of miscellaneous mediums. The incredible detail in many of the birds seem nearly impossible given the twenty four hour time constraint.

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Whittled, Wooden, Wonders

These whittled, wooden wonders are hand carved by Taiwanese artist Yen Jui-Lin. Some are made as small flower vases and key hooks, but most are simply toys Jui-Lin makes for his children. No matter your age these quirky creatures are sure to bring you a smile.

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One Man’s Trash is Another Animal’s Body

Bordalo II just opened his newest exhibition in an abandoned warehouse in Lisbon. Towering sculptures of different animals populate the area. The pieces are made using Bordalo’s signature medium, human garbage. Sourcing his trash, car parts, electronic and construction materials locally, Bordalo is able to bring to heart those most affected by our over consumption and waste.

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Animal Archetecture

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Architects for Animals invited local architects and designers in Los Angeles to build functional cat dwellings in response to the city’s homeless cat population. The homes were auctioned off to benefit FixNation, a non-profit charity which provides free spay/neuter services to stray, abandoned, and feral cats.

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When Buildings Fly

German designer, Matthias Jung, collages elements of houses, buildings, and inner city infrastructure to create unique architectural structures. Jung then suspends the structures above rural landscapes which compliment the overall emotion.

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Out of the Frying Pan

A Nordic based cookware brand called Eva showcased their pots and pans in a brilliantly unique way. The orchestration of the ingredients above the pan suggests that the cookware is an essential ingredient of the dish itself.

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Project Backboard

Daniel Peterson is a former college basketball player from Memphis, OH. In 2014 he noticed that several basketball courts around the city had been long neglected and were in bad shape. He Began the court revivals by just filling in cracks and lines, and eventually, with the help of local artists, filled the courts with colorful, abstract designs. The endeavor was called Project Backboard and has since expanded to courts in St. Louis and Los Angeles.

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House of Contain…ers

James Whitaker is an architectural designer based in London, England. He designed this stunning house for a client with a plot of land in Joshua Tree, California. The house is meant to represent a desert flower and is made entirely of shipping containers. It comes with all the necessities including kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, and a garage, and it will be powered almost entirely by solar power. Its brutalist style and bold angles make for quite a spectacle when placed on the canvas of the rolling desert. Truly a house to behold.

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Tiny-ramas

Curtis Talwst Santiago is a Canadian-Trinidadian artist capturing small moments with even smaller dioramas. Santiago’s venture into this field of art all started when a street vendor handed him a small jewelry box and said, “I want to see what you make of this.”

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Driftwood Lace

Agnes Herczeg, an artist from Hungary, is creating incredible works of art using natural plant based materials. The delicacy of the lace and the toughness of the driftwood mesh together to create contrast, tension, and unity.

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