This Is A Private Pool With Van Gogh Starry Night Mosaic

An art-loving California homeowner had his new pool tiled to represent ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent van Gogh.

The only problem is that you can’t truly appreciate its beauty from below. Luckily, a friend of the contractor had a drone, and uploaded a few aerial images for the whole internet to see.

One of the Impressionist’s best known works, Van Gogh painted ‘The Starry Night’ in 1889. It is said to be the nighttime view from the window of his asylum room at Saint-Remy, where he was admitted after his December 1888 breakdown that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear. It depicts a night sky, swirling with light, a small town below the rolling hills, and a massive dark structure. From 1941 it has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

h/t: reddit



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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/private-pool-van-gogh-starry-night-mosaic/

Meet The Hater Box, A Random Contestation Generator As An Answer To Social Networks

Voluntarily provocative, The Hater Box transforms the principle of old split flap displays into a random generator of contestations, cold and impersonal.

To be apprehend literally or with humor, The Hater Box is a reflection on the politically correct, the censorship, the cult of our personalities, the evolution of societal norms or the outburst of anger at the time of social networks.

45 words, each chosen for its strength and ability to make people react. Whether it reinforces the observer in his ideas or confronts him over the different messages, this object is a tangible and direct reference to social networks, which can instantly switch from a serious subject to the most absurd news, without transition, much more efficiently than television did.

By mixing many concepts, from the most serious to the lightest, The Hater Box triggers an avalanche of thoughts in the observer, chaining laugh, anger, indignation or assertion of his own ideas, leaving little room for a real reflection on the meaning of these words or on his own opinion.

More info: Parse/Error, Behance, Instagram (h/t: ufunk)












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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/meet-hater-box-random-contestation-generator-answer-social-networks/

Salvia Is The Surreal Drag Artist Channelling Alien Glamour

Born and raised in the Welsh wilderness, as a kid Salvia never felt at ease in her human body. “I always felt detached,” she says, “as if it was just an ugly vessel carrying me around.”

So she decided to opt for something a little more otherworldly. Inspired by the ethereal beings that shimmied and shook down Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 09 runway, Salvia began experimenting with dramatic make-up and extreme looks. First she shaved her eyebrows, and then she shaved her hairline. The white eyelashes came next, followed swiftly by the Leigh Bowery-style smudged lipstick. Distorting her image further through Photoshop was just a natural progression, it’s also what piqued the interest of renowned photographer Nick Knight, who cherry picked her to star in last project, Infamy. Here she muses on all things beauty. Details »

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/salvia-surreal-drag-artist-channelling-alien-glamour/

Assistant Professor Of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Creates Amazing Precise Metallic Replicas Of Ancient Fossils And Cells

By day, D. Allan Drummond is Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at The University of Chicago, where he runs the Drummond Lab. After hours, his interest in evolution and cellular structure takes a different, tangible form. Drummond constructs exacting replicas of creatures from the deep fossil record, paying specific attention to the detail of their underbellies, which are often obliterated by the passage of time.

Each creature is sculpted digitally by Drummond using scientific references, including specimens from private collections. Next, they are 3D printed in wax, and finally lost-wax cast in bronze and finished by hand.

“So far, as a scientist, I’ve been on a slow journey to the bottom, to the deepest level of detail, from seeking to explain patterns of evolution spanning the tree of life, to probing how cells react to their environment, to tinkering with the pieces and parts of molecules swarming inside those cells. The details go all the way down, remaining absorbing and also consequential, worth knowing about and studying. That sensation of unexpectedly interesting detail is what I try to capture in my sculpture,” D. Allan Drummond told Colossal.

More info: Instagram, Shop (h/t: colossal)






















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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/assistant-professor-biochemistry-molecular-biology-creates-amazing-precise-metallic-replicas-ancient-fossils-cells/

Company Hilariously Mocks Stupid Client Requests, Shows What Happens When You Do Everything They Ask

Designers and their clients will never understand each other. And that’s a good thing. I mean, let’s face it, designers have a way bigger understanding of their craft and (usually) the more freedom brands give them, the better the results of their collaborations are. A recent tweet by Japanese brand Nissin Cup Noodles is a perfect example of the terrible visual disaster that happens when a designer follows through with every single client request.

The tweet included an image for their marketing campaign, accompanied by a message, “Please allow us a moment while we fix some mistakes brought up by the client. They say it’s not cheesy enough…”

The ad then received numerous instructions, explaining every detail that had to be “improved.” The only thing funnier than the absurd notes is the end result you definitely have to see. Scroll down to check out what hell designers have to go through when communicating with their clients on a daily basis!

More info: Twitter (Translated by Kimiko Foo, h/t: designtaxi, boredpanda)








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LEGO – The Patent Of The Brick That Revolutionized The World Of Toys

Here is the patent of the first original LEGO brick, which has since revolutionized the world of toys!

This patent was filed in 1958 in Denmark by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, 60 years ago almost days to days. Since then, thousands of different bricks and pieces have been added, and LEGO has become the world’s second largest toy maker and an iconic brand for kids and adults.

h/t: ufunk

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/lego-patent-brick-revolutionized-world-toys/

Indian Artist Has Created “Kalpavriksha – The Wish Fulfilling Tree”

Indian designer and artist Vibhor Sogani has designed a modern stainless steel sculpture named “Kalpavriksha – the wish fulfilling tree”. The recently completed sculpture is the largest public art installation in the state of Gujarat and the second-largest in India.

The 35 foot (10m) high sculpture stands in the center of a large roundabout in an upcoming residential development, and is crafted from mirror-finished steel balls. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the installation is an abstract representation of a tree, and on a bright, sunny day, the installation sparkles, and appears soft and diffused when the sky is overcast.

In the evenings, there’s an amber glow on the inside and a cold white glow on the outside adds another element of drama to it.

More info: Vibhor Sogani (h/t: contemporist)



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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/indian-artist-created-kalpavriksha-wish-fulfilling-tree/

Indian Artist Has Created “Kalpavriksha – The Wish Fulfilling Tree”

Indian designer and artist Vibhor Sogani has designed a modern stainless steel sculpture named “Kalpavriksha – the wish fulfilling tree”. The recently completed sculpture is the largest public art installation in the state of Gujarat and the second-largest in India.

The 35 foot (10m) high sculpture stands in the center of a large roundabout in an upcoming residential development, and is crafted from mirror-finished steel balls. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the installation is an abstract representation of a tree, and on a bright, sunny day, the installation sparkles, and appears soft and diffused when the sky is overcast.

In the evenings, there’s an amber glow on the inside and a cold white glow on the outside adds another element of drama to it.

More info: Vibhor Sogani (h/t: contemporist)



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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/indian-artist-created-kalpavriksha-wish-fulfilling-tree/

This Girl Makes A Pop-Culture-Inspired Pies That Would Be A Sin To Cut

These days food gets photographed so much that it has to be pretty. Especially if it’s pies. Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (previously featured) is a confectionery artist who makes sure this happens – she bakes pies that are too nice to eat!

Jessica started her pie adventures called “Pies are awesome” in 2016 and has been pushing the boundaries of pie decoration since, by combining her love for desserts and all things nerdy. Inspired by all aspects of pop culture, this artist illustrates famous characters, people, or scenes, sometimes turning them into puns that she loves too, such as “Pie hard,” or “Live And Let Pie.”

“My mission is to show the world that not only can pies go head-to-head against the poshest wedding cakes and fancy-pants desserts on the most discerning buffet tables of the world, but that they can be fun and easy to pull off too!” she says.

More info: Pies are Awesome, Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)


























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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/girl-makes-pop-culture-inspired-pies-sin-cut/

This Girl Makes A Pop-Culture-Inspired Pies That Would Be A Sin To Cut

These days food gets photographed so much that it has to be pretty. Especially if it’s pies. Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (previously featured) is a confectionery artist who makes sure this happens – she bakes pies that are too nice to eat!

Jessica started her pie adventures called “Pies are awesome” in 2016 and has been pushing the boundaries of pie decoration since, by combining her love for desserts and all things nerdy. Inspired by all aspects of pop culture, this artist illustrates famous characters, people, or scenes, sometimes turning them into puns that she loves too, such as “Pie hard,” or “Live And Let Pie.”

“My mission is to show the world that not only can pies go head-to-head against the poshest wedding cakes and fancy-pants desserts on the most discerning buffet tables of the world, but that they can be fun and easy to pull off too!” she says.

More info: Pies are Awesome, Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)


























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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/girl-makes-pop-culture-inspired-pies-sin-cut/