ART/DESIGN

Unique car covered with woven raffia palm cane by Nigerian artisan Ojo Obaniyi

A unique advertising strategy is very important in a competitive business. An unusual way of marketing can grab all the needed attention and make a huge positive difference in the business.

Ojo Obaniyi, an artist from Ibadan, Nigeria also came up with a unique and resourceful advertising idea for his raffia palm cane weaving services which is gaining him international attention. The 40 year old artist has covered both the inside and outside of his old Volkswagen Golf Car with woven raffia palm cane.

880-pound Cow Dung Cobra created by Siberian sculptor Mikhail Bopposov

To mark the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake which will begin from February 10, Mikhail Bopposov, a native of the Siberian republic of Yakutia has sculpted an enormous 880-pound cobra out of frozen cow dung.

Working as a building manager at the village school, the 52 year old made the creation so that the kids can play around it and have some fun. The supply of the raw material i.e. the dung came from 17 cows which Bopposov owns himself.

Do you want this creepy Robotic Spider Dress?

Are you Arachnophobic? If yes then here is something you might not like. Netherlands-based fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht has created a Robotic Spider Dress that is surely inspired by the eight legged crawling creatures.

Designed in collaboration with Austrian software developer Daniel Schatzmayr, Anouk’s Robotic Spider Dress deals with themes of “personal space” and raises questions concerning control and privacy.

Finnijet, A $1 Million car with 36 mirrors and 86 lights

Ever heard about the Finnjet limousine? In short it is a 29-foot long car which weighs 3.4 tons, rides on eight wheels, offers 10 seats and is worth about one million US dollars.

Antti Rahko, a 72-year-old chauffeur from Finland who immigrated to the United States in 1984 is the proud owner of this unique creation. It took about 10 years for this amazing and humungous machine to be completed. Joining two Mercedes-Benz station wagons started the initial process and then numerous parts from a 1962 Chrysler Imperial and various components from many other vehicles were used to build this 29-foot mean machine.

Darth Vader Upcycled Mask is made from old computer parts

Gabriel Dishaw, an Indiana based artist has given his passion for the Star Wars and one of the most evil villains of all time Darth Vader a different meaning by creating an artistic and one-of-a-kind Darth Vader helmet by using upcycled materials.

The Darth Vader Helmet by Gabriel Dishaw is made out of recycled objects found from typewriters, adding machines and old computers. The artist use items which are no longer of any use and after dissembling these items, he reassembles them to create his cool art work.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet is the Fastest artwork ever indeed!

“Fastest artwork ever” is what the French automakers, Bugatti claims with their special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet model. Based on the Grand Sport model, the giant auto company has unveiled an artistic version of the car.

Designed by New York based French artist Bernar Venet, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Venet art car features decorative work both inside and outside with the theme particularly revolving around mathematics.

Artist creates metal dogs from recycled bike parts

A dog is a man’s best friend. However if you don’t go along with dogs quite well, then the metal dogs are definitely for you. Israel-based Artist and former fashion designer Nirit Levav creates beautiful sculptures of dogs using recycled bike chains and other discarded bike parts.

The collection is called “HOW WOW” which features different variety of dogs created using recycled bicycle chains, pedals, gears and bike seats also. The artist got inspiration from the material itself which she combined with her love for dogs to make these creative creatures.

Welcome a sparrow beside your window with the APA Shelter for Birds

We live in a concrete jungle now and are getting more and more far away from nature. However, sometimes a surprise visit from a bird near our window surely delights us and makes us feel close to the nature.

A similar unexpected visit by a sparrow outside the window of a Portuguese designer Luís Porém inspired him to create the APA Shelter for Birds. This temporary shelter welcomes the passing birds who are looking for some rest or a safe place during a storm or heavy rain.

Artist creates world’s longest chocolate train for the Brussels Chocolate Week

A 34 meter long train made entirely from chocolate was unveiled at the Brussels Chocolate Week setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest chocolate structure in the world.

Malta’s master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia has created this sweet masterpiece who got the idea last year during his visit to the Belgian Chocolate Festival in Bruge. Measuring 112-feet in length and weighing a huge 1,285 kg, this amazing creation is made out of the finest Belgian chocolate packing about 6.5million calories.

Mechanical insects made from recycled watch parts and light bulbs

A Chicago-based jeweler who has always been attracted to mechanical things since his childhood has created an incredible series of miniature mechanical insects from discarded watch parts and light bulbs.

JM Gershenson-Gates use to disassemble his toys when he was a kid very rarely putting them back together appropriately. His childhood passion has been his inspiration for creating amazing jewelry from dismantled parts of discarded watches which he collects from all over the world.

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