ART/DESIGN

Believe it or not, these bug sculptures are made out of scrap metal

Welded Bug Sculptures by John Brown

While most of us consider scrap metals useless and throw these objects in trash, Wales-based sculptor John Brown brilliantly transforms these unused materials into intricate bird and bug sculptures. At first glance, you can’t figure out that these are actually made out of spare pieces of metal. However with salvaged materials like nails and bicycle chains, the artistic sculptor has managed to create highly-detailed anatomy of beautiful and delicate creatures.

Explosionism: Drew Lausman creates art with fireworks

Explosionism by Drew Lausman

Art can be expressed in infinite number of ways. Time and again, artists from around the globe and their unique ways of creating artwork have proved it. Here is one more artist who has given birth to a rather distinctive and new genre of art.  Called Explosionism, this cool form of modern art is created by Drew Lausman, a Lakeland, US-based artist which demands the use of fireworks to create various landscapes, planets, space-scapes and galaxies. This unusual process of making art involves dipping the firecrackers in paint and then blowing them against the canvass. Though, it sounds bizarre, but this is how Drew has crafted 200 paintings in four years.

3 mind-blowing galactic creations for Star Wars fanatics

3 mind-blowing galactic creations for Star Wars fanatics

Tomorrow is the day we all have been waiting for so long. It’s ‘December 18,’ when the most awaited sci-fi film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be released all over the world. However in anticipation of this iconic movie, many designers have been coming up with amazing Star Wars-inspired creations. These gimmicks are not only reminiscent of the popular characters from the space opera franchise, but functional at the same time.

Intricate paper Singapore Airlines plane by Luca Iaconi-Stewart [Video]

Luca Iaconi-Stewart Singapore Airline Paper Model

In childhood, you must have created numerous paper planes, but none of those could ever beat this highly-detailed paper model of Singapore Airlines airplane. American designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart has brilliantly managed to create paper Singapore Airlines A380 Model Plane that’s made entirely from manila folders. This project took over 3,000 hand-cut pieces from 100 manila envelopes, 1,000 hours to complete, and the seats are at a scale of 1:20. The resulting masterpiece is indeed the coolest paper-crafted airplane you’ll ever see.

Sotheby’s Return of the NIGO auction dedicated solely to Star Wars

Sotheby's Return of the NIGO auction

The highly-anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is soon to arrive in theaters near you. But in honor of the movie, various designers have already been creating interesting Star Wars memorabilia for crazy fanatics. But do you know Sotheby’s want to celebrate the sci-fi flick’s arrival in a grand way. On December 11, a week before Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres, Sotheby’s is holding Return of the NIGO auction. It a collaborative live auction to be held in New York City to showcase Japanese fashion designer NIGO’s personal collection of figurines, dedicated solely to Star Wars.

Eddie Liu envisions DC Superheroes in their old age

Aging DC Superheroes by Eddie Liu

What comes to your mind when you think about your favorite superhero? Obviously, you start imagining a young powerful person with fit and strong physique. This is how we all have grown up thinking that our DC Heroes are just perfect, without even a minor flaw. But nobody can escape aging, not even superheroes. That’s what Shanghai-based illustrator Eddie Liu has shown the world in his latest portraits.

Unseen Art: 3D printed classic paintings that blind can touch and feel

Unseen Art by Marc Dillon

One of the first rules of museums is that ‘you can look but you can’t touch,’ the priceless works of art. But what about the blind and visually impaired community who couldn’t experience creative brushstrokes on canvases? The Unseen Art Project is a creative initiative by Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon to let the blind people experience the classic artwork that most of us with vision might overlook.

Intricate self-moving wooden mechanical models by UGears

Train by  UGears

UGears, an innovative startup based in Kiev, Ukraine creates modular mechanical models from high-quality environmentally friendly plywood. Offering unique mechanical 3D models for self-assembly without glue, the brand’s mission is to give an unforgettable time of working together on things that are popular for all ages. The main idea is to connect the hearts of fathers and kids and to get a revived mechanical marvel as well. The kit comes with everything that you need for building a self-moving mechanical model such as high-quality plywood boards with precisely cutout parts and detailed step-by-step instructions.

After 6 years of trying, photographer Alan McFadyen captures perfect Kingfisher dive

Alan McFadyen captures perfect kingfisher dive

The life of photographers is not always glamorous and cool as it looks to the outside world. Especially for nature and wildlife photographers, capturing a perfect shot is not an easy task as sometimes they have to wait for hours to get the desired picture. Well, for Alan McFadyen, a devoted wildlife photographer it took almost 6 years to capture the perfect shot. The 46 year old spent 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos to capture the picture of a kingfisher doing a flawless dive into the water, without a single splash.

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