Street Artist Transforms Harlem Basketball Court Into Vibrant Mural

In collaboration with mountain dew and NYC adopt-a-park, Brooklyn-based artist MADSTEEZ debuts the vibrant refurbishment of a basketball court in Harlem, New York. MADSTEEZZ is known for his large-scale murals that feature bold color schemes and enigmatic figures. The newly completed mural is prominently on display at Harlem’s historic St. Nicholas Park. More: MADSTEEZ h/t:

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700 Metres Of Wool Went Into Making This Epic Cross Stitch Mural

In this larger-than-life mural, yarn adorns the entire wall of a building in the Lisbon district of Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal. The mural is titled Switch-over and was crafted by Ana Martins, a 22-year-old artist who used over 2,300 screws and 700 metres of wool to bring her work to life. In her artist statement, she notes that the mural’s location holds a lot of meaning to her, “Every day...

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New Yorker Creates The Funkiest Staircase Ever, And It’s For A Good Cause

Sasha Bikoff is not afraid of uniqueness. Or eccentric design. Or going over-the-top with colour. For 45 years, interior designers all over have been commissioned to transform an elegant seven-level home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, into an exciting space showcasing art, furnishings, and technology, with the end goal being to raise money for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

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Afrofuturism Through Sculptural Eyewear Objects By Cyrus Kabiru

In our quest to profile beautiful things we journey to Kenya where we meet Self-taught multi-disciplinary artist Cyrus Karibu. Karibu is an emerging Kenyan artist, best known for his elaborate and detailed sculptural spectacles or “C-Stunners.” Their visual elegance is reminiscent of the period in Africa where we were adorned with precious jewels and had variations of unique Afrocentric styles.

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Amazing Geometric Tattoos By Turkish Artist Okan Uçkun

Okan Uçkun is a tattoo artist from Istanbul, Turkey, currently living in New York, who creates minimal geometric tattoos based on symmetry, geometric shapes, lines and dots. He has a very unique style which combines minimal but complex elements and creates surreal tattoos which are open for artistic interpretation. Therefore, he is considered to be the master of some of the most popular tattoo art...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/amazing-geometric-tattoos-by-turkish-artist-okan-uckun/

This Awesome Tiny Landscape In A Coffee Cup

Amazing coffee cup art by artist Yukihiro Kaneuchi. When a product is created, it is as though new born, with no memory or understanding of the world around it. These relationships are formed through user interaction over time, the product “ages” and gains knowledge of it’s purpose in the world.The stain’s image is a representation of the products feelings, memory as the product ages through use.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/this-awesome-tiny-landscape-in-a-coffee-cup/

Funny Doormats That Will Make You Look Twice

Most people only see doormats as something to wipe their feet on, but if you really think about it, doormats hold a higher purpose – they’re the first thing that people see before entering your home, so it would be unreasonable not to use them for the lulz. h/t:

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Cool Pics That Defined Big Hairstyles Of Women In The 1980s

1980s was a decade that defined diverse hairstyles, included the mullet, tall mohawk hairstyles, jheri curls, flattops, and hi-top fades, which became popular styles. Amongst women, large hair-dos also typified the decade. Big hair that was “often permed to achieve the desired volume” is especially associated with women of the mid 1980s as well as male rockstars of that era...

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Ukraine’s Traditional Rugs Go Modern With Pokémon, Star Wars Patterns

Kiev-based workshop ‘OLK manufactory’ has created a series of traditional Ukrainian rugs that you’ll want to collect – or catch, rather. The rugs feature colours and geometric shapes alongside images of pop culture characters such as Pikachu, Yoda, and Homer Simpson. If you look closely, you can even see Poké Balls woven into mesmerising patterns. More: Instagram h/t:

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/ukraines-traditional-rugs-go-modern-with-pokemon-star-wars-patterns/

Artist Karoline Hinz Makes A Realistic Two Toed Sloth Costume

Berlin-based artist Karoline Hinz (previously) has created a two toed sloth suit for… well, we really don’t know the reason. Hinz is a costume designer, sculptor and prop maker with an impressive body of work that comprises collaborations in theatre productions, music videos and movies. Padded undersuit, separate full body fursuit with extended claw-gloves (movable) and separate head.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/artist-karoline-hinz-makes-a-realistic-two-toed-sloth-costume/