Inspiring archive for 2011-11-17

Cinema-Inspired Beauty and Elegance

(3 years ago)
Editorial photographer Cihan Alpgiray captures the beauty and elegance of models in various locations. The photographer, who is based in Turkey, finds inspiration from the art of cinema. Alpgiray uses fashion, design, lighting, and location to bring to life his images, creating a story within the frame. Though his subjects stand motionless, there is the presence of action and thought that…

Shockingly Awesome Newspaper People

(3 years ago)
If you can appreciate Yulia Brodskaya's paper portraits, you'll enjoy Nick Georgiou's newspaper sculptures. The native New Yorker, who is currently based in Tucson, Arizona, draws inspiration from his surrounding environment. Using local newspapers and old, discarded books, Georgiou…

Revolutionary iPad Controlled Eco-System

(3 years ago)
Remember Tamagotchis? Those little toys that became your very own digital pet you could feed and play with? Well, if you liked those, then you definitely need to see this. The Biome Smart Terrarium by Samuel Wilkinson is like an adult Tamagotchi, a flora terrarium that is controlled by your iPad or iPhone. The Terrarium contains sensors that monitor its needed, such as water,…

The Beauty of a Second

(3 years ago)
How much beauty can be found in one second? That's the challenge Montblanc laid out for everyone, including professionals, amateurs, video fans as well as cell-phone camera enthusiasts. Working with Leo Burnett Milan, Montblanc wants to pay homage to the chronograph, and promote their own, with a creative short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest that asks you to submit a second…

It's Raining Rubik's Cubes!

(3 years ago)
How much fun is this? Found on 500px today under Editors Choice is this surreal photo called "Rubirain." Yes, it's actually raining Rubik's Cubes! That frustrating 3-D puzzle we all know and love comes breaking apart as it smashes to the ground. Saint Petersburg, Russia-based photographer Danya Kontorovich (aka Tertius Alio) is the creative person behind this shot. Great choice of background and…

Dripping and Splattering Watercolor Paintings

(3 years ago)
British artist Dave White has a signature style that involves an explosive application of drips and splats of paint. Often referred to as the UK's Andy Warhol, White recently showed off a new body of work in London for his Western-inspired show Americana. As part of that…

Landscape Photography

(3 years ago)
This collection of landscape photography gonna take your breath away. When I see the green meadows, clean lakes, deep canyons, majestic deserts, vast sunflower fields and steep mountains … I just want to be there. Got a feeling of jealousy not being able to see all that beauty through my own eyes. Well, I guess [...]

Daily Inspirations no. 300

(3 years ago)
Today we’re celebrating the 300th anniversary edition of our daily inspirations. First of all, we would like to thank for your support guys. We really appreciate it … keep coming back :). The best way to celebrate it is of course with a new set of fresh inspirations. See the Morgan Freeman caricature by Hammermeister, [...]

Pic of the Day: Cherry Blossom Avenue

(3 years ago)
We first saw Ukraine's stunning train tunnel and now this. It's hard to believe that places like this exist in real-life, but they do! This gorgeous street scene, in Bonn, Germany, shows beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. 20-year-old landcape photographer Marcel…

Copenhagen's Terrific Rent-a-Bike Program

(3 years ago)
Will it work? Architecture and design group RAFAA has a new plan to increase the use of bicycles throughout Copenhagen, Denmark. By setting up a number of new bike stations around the city, they would make it easy and accessible for bikes to be rented out by commuters. The biggest issue, however, is storage. AFAA's solution is to station the bikes nearly anywhere such as…

Benetton's Controversial Unhate Campaign

(3 years ago)
Hu Jintao & Obama Knowing full well that they would shock the public, retailer Benetton has thrust themselves into the spotlight with these controversial ads of world leaders locking lips. As part of their "Unhate" campaign, they're urging leaders and citizens of the world to combat the "culture of hatred.'""At this moment in history, so full of…

Awe-Inspiring Octopus Table

(3 years ago)
This table is absolutely wild! Created by artist Isaac Kraus, this bronze sculpture is amazing in so many ways. Not only is it incredibly detailed, it took over two and half years to make! Kraus' inspiration for this piece stems from his high school days. Trying to think of an interesting ceramic project, Kraus drew up the design but, due to the limitations of the studio and his teacher's unfamiliarity with ceramics, the idea was shelved. However, not before his teacher…

Ukraine's Inspirational Building Bursts with Life

(3 years ago)
Check out the unique design of this! Designed by architecture group KO + KO Architects, the Center for Development and Innovative Transportation building has quite the avant-garde design. Found in Kyiv, Ukraine, it will play host to both daily visitors and numerous types of vehicles.Due to Ukraine's geographic location, the country is extremely interested in providing new and…

Incredibly Creative Paper Dresses

(3 years ago)
Matthew Brodie's dresses for the March 2011 issue of Madame Magazine features dresses made out of a very interesting medium..paper! These pieces truly bring out the extravagant and vibrant qualities of such a plain material. The dresses are not only breathtaking but flawless, representing creativity and thinking that's outside-of-the-box. Rather than using paper in a boring way,…

Interactive Rainbow Airport Walkway

(3 years ago)
Most travelers dread airports. After all, who enjoys going through numerous security check points and waiting long hours for a flight? But travelers at Miami International Airport are in for a special treat this December when an interactive installation will delight pedestrians' eyes and ears as they walk from the rental car terminal to the airport proper."Harmonic…




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