A Whimsical Collection Of Outdoor Lamps With A Gardening Theme

Designer Matteo Ugolini, together with Italian lighting manufacturer KARMAN, have created these fun and whimsical indoor or outdoor lights that represent forgotten tools.

Named Tobia, the designs have been created in the shape of a shove, pitch fork and a rake, the three lamps have lighting hidden in their handles, creating a soft glowing light. The lamps can either be hung from hooks or presented upright with the help of a stand.

More info: Matteo Ugolini (h/t: contemporist)




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World’s Largest Panorama TITANIC Gives Insight To A Tragic Moment 105 Years Ago

28 January 2017 sees the world premiere of the 360° Panorama “TITANIC – The Promise of Modernity” by Yadegar Asisi in the Panometer Leipzig. With a scale of 1:1, the panoramic image covers an area of approximately 3,500 square metres, leading visitors to the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic, 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic.

More info: Asisi, Facebook

Although the sinking of the Titanic on 14 April 1912 is already over 100 years ago, the Panorama is one of the works of Yadegar Asisi that appeals to the collective memory. The prompt reporting of the event around the world led to the tragedy becoming embedded in the collective memory. The presence of numerous famous passengers on board meant that the sinking attracted a great deal of attention. Names such as Guggenheim or Astor represent these enormously wealthy victims. Numerous filming adaptations of the subject from 1912 to the present also contributed to the notoriety: The best known of these is James Cameron’s 1997 film, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio.

With TITANIC Asisi not only addresses the actual maritime tragedy off the coast of Newfoundland, he also uses the sunken wreck to promote contemplation of man’s striving to overcome nature, whatever the cost, thereby losing sight of his own limitations and possibilities.

Yadegar Asisi on his motivation: “For me, on the one hand, the Titanic stands for an extraordinary engineering accomplishment, on the other hand, her fate symbolises the hubris of mankind.”

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Graphic Designer Turns Transit Networks Around The World Into Minimalist Maps

These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by American graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they are also eye-opening. Called ‘220 Mini Metros’, the series comprises of 220 metro and light rail systems from cities large and small that have been “shrunken and simplified” into minimal line drawings enclosed in a circle.

More info: Peter Dovak, Society6, Behance (h/t: designtaxi)

Each illustration follows a set of requirements: lines and spaces between parallel lines must be of a standardized width, while diagonals must be angled at 45 degrees.










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Escape Into The Glass Rivers And Lakes Of These Beautiful Wood Tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as well as wall hangings.

More info: Greg Klassen (h/t: inhabitat, colossal)

“The collection is inspired by the exciting edges and vivid grains found in the trees sustainably taken from the banks of the Nooksack River that twists below my studio,” wrote Klassen.






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Georgia Couple Convert Old Blue Bird School Bus Into A Cozy Home On Wheels

Working under the motto of “Minimal, Mobile, Modern,” Julie and Andrew Puckett shunned their landlord’s attempt at raising their apartment rent and opted to convert a 1990 Blue Bird school bus into a sweet little home on wheels they’ve named House Bus. Currently parked in a green pine forest in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the couple’s beloved bus has all of the comforts of home.

More info: House Bus (h/t: inhabitat, apartmenttherapy)

Once the couple decided to make the leap into tiny home living, they drove six hours to check out an old bus that was to become their future home. Working within a tight budget and even tighter time frame of just four months, the adventurous duo began to gut the interior. Thankfully, the bus had previously been used as a camper and already had updated plumbing and electric, as well as a basic living layout.














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Dead Whale Sculpture Raises Awareness On Plastic Waste In The Philippines

Greenpeace Philippines has launched a 50 ft sculpture of a dead whale made out of plastic waste in a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of dumping rubbish.

A collaboration between Greenpeace and Philippine-Japanese creative agency, Dentsu Jayme Syfu, the “dead whale” was a real-life billboard of a blue whale made of plastic to increase awareness on ocean pollution. It was inspired from the 30 beached whales found in the shores of Europe just last year. One of them was found in the Philippines last December in Samal, Davao.

It is a massive 73 ft. x 10 ft. installation made of plastic wastes found in the ocean. The agency tapped local artists to help craft every detail and texture of the whale—the slimy innards sprawling out of its underbelly which composed of plastic bags, remains of plastic containers, sachet, bottles and more, ensuring its realism from afar and up-close.

It was unveiled on the morning of May 11 in the Sea Side Beach Resort of Naic, Cavite. Pictures and videos of the “dead whale” immediately went viral on social media especially amongst people mistaking it for a real whale.


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Giant Lion Carved From Single Tree By 20 People In 3 Years Becomes The World’s Largest Redwood Sculpture

A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly in a Central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to get there makes it all the more spectacular. The Oriental Lion, as it has been dubbed, was carved from a single redwood tree trunk over the span of 3 years.

h/t: boredpanda

Established Chinese architect Dengding Rui Yao, reportedly assisted by over 20 people, initiated the project in Myanmar, where the carving was seen through. Finally, when the great beast was finished in December of 2015, it was transported over 3000 miles to reach Wuhan’s Fortune Plaza Times Square. At 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the Oriental Lion is a force to be reckoned with.

Lions play a significant role in traditional Chinese culture. When Buddhism spread from India to China, so did many of its symbols, including the lion. Seen as protectors, lion statues became a common installation at the gates of imperial palaces, including the legendary Forbidden City in Beijing. Today, they can even be found outside of hotels and restaurants, just in case any evil spirits drifted from the Han dynasty into modern times.




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SFX Artist’s Gruesome NSFW Makeup That’s Distressing Yet Satisfying, All At Once

Special effects makeup artist David Harris creates the most hyperrealistic gory looks, and he’s bloody good at his job—think objects “forcefully” stuck into skin and raw bodily mutilations caused by the most imaginative freak accidents.

The UK-based artist says his makeup is a mixture of petroleum jelly and flour, which seem generally safe—until you watch these eerie videos that will truly get under your skin, just like how playing cards and tennis balls seem to have pierced deeply into his.

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Trade Your Boring Teddy Bear For This Adorable Alien Xenomorph

Why stay stuck with a boring teddy bear when you can have an Alien Xenomorph plush? An amusing and offbeat toy created by designer Catherine Abanina, who transforms the cult monster from the Alien saga into an adorable handmade plush.

More info: Etsy (h/t: ufunk, laughingsquid)




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Artist Spends 35 Years Decorating Her House With Rocks And A Glue Gun

One of the first things most of us will do after buying a house is paint. We want to have our own colors on the walls to match our furniture and to make it feel more like our own and less like we’re living in somebody else’s old house. It’s only natural.

But once we’ve settled into a house, most of us will get into a rut. We find just the right spot for the couch and the TV, get the bed set up and the bookshelves filled, and that’s it. We don’t want to move any of that stuff again if we don’t absolutely have to. For Lauri Svedberg, however, her home was a constant work in progress. She didn’t get stuck in a rut. She made her home into a unique work of art.

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When Lauri Svedberg bought her northeast Minneapolis home in 1979, it was a smallish, unassuming one bedroom, one bathroom home. Built in 1912, from the outside her house has considerable curb appeal. It’s not a cookie-cutter suburban McMansion by any means. For many years, Lauri supplemented her teacher’s salary with artwork she did on the side.

It’s impossible to imagine how many hours Lauri spent with a hot glue gun in her hand over her 35 years as the owner of Wolf House. Not only is considerable work on display, but it has been through a few transformations over the years, including an “outer space” room and an “urban” room. But in time, Lauri’s love of nature took over.








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