Inspiring archive for 2012-01-23

China's Eye of the Needle Skyscraper

(3 years ago)
Chicago-based firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) recently won an international competition to design the Greenland Group Suzhou Center in Wujiang, China. Resembling the eye of a needle, the 358-meter skyscraper features a 30-story-high atrium and will become a defining visual landmark for the city.Located beside Taihu Lake, the skyscraper will include…

The Habits That Crush Us

(3 years ago)
‘Don’t panic.’ ~Douglas Adams Post written by Leo Babauta. Why is it that we cannot break the bad habits that stand in our way, crushing our desires to live a healthy life, be fit, simplify, be happier? How is it that our best intentions are nearly always beaten? We want to be focused and productive, [...]

Head to Toe Covered in Ladybugs

(3 years ago)
There's a Batman and a Catwoman so why shouldn't there by a Lady Bug? Hungarian artist Fulop Gabor has taken the word "ladybug" quite literally in this amazing sculpture. Calling his interpretation Lady Bug, this standing yellow and red figure is covered in a swarm of those tiny insects which you can only see and fully realize in the up-close…

Negative Space Illustration: The Housing Market

(3 years ago)
Though there seems to be small signs of hope that the housing market is finally turning around, by most all accounts we still have a long way to go. Stockholm, Sweden-based graphic designer Patrik Svensson sent word about some clever illustrations he created for Swedish monthly magazine Nöjesguiden that includes this negative space one that shows an upset face within a…

Stunning Figurative Watercolor Paintings

(3 years ago)
Blurring the lines between figurative and abstract paintings, artist Silvia Pelissero concocts these stunning watercolor illustrations. The Italy-based artist, also known as agnes-cecile, drips and splatters multihued pigments with such astounding precision that it results in breathtakingly vivid imagery. This is an artist that knows how to use a…

Vivid Pop Culture Thumbtack Art

(3 years ago)
Artist Andrew Woolery utilizes everyday objects like thumbtacks to produce meticulous renditions of black icons in pop culture. Using thousands of thumbtacks for each large-scale piece, Woolery says he was inspired by the bright colors of Fruit Loops, the breakfast cereal. The artist does a spot-on job of recreating portraits of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, and President…

Beautiful Displays of 10,000 Origami Flowers

(3 years ago)
Do you think you'd have the discipline to fold 1,000 origami cranes? If you do, you may be granted a wish by a crane, such as a long life or prosperity, according to an old Japanese tradition.Artist James Roper decided to take this idea one step further, pushing himself to create 10,000 origami flowers - making, on average, ten per day, everyday, for three years of his life.…

Biggest Teahupoo Ever

(3 years ago)
This is insane. Watch the video below!

Brilliant Night Time Photography

(3 years ago)
First time when I read the title, I have to say the truth … it barely sparked any emotions. After viewing the collection though, I have to say it would be a huge mistake not checking these photos as they are seriously amazing. I am more than positive you’ll agree with me. Just love the [...]

Ryan Heshka

(3 years ago)
Works by Ryan Heshka. Vancouver.

Nathaniel Russell

(3 years ago)
Love this calendar by Nathaniel Russell. It comes in two colours!

Robert Hardgrave

(3 years ago)
More drawings by Robert Hardgrave. I didn’t realise he had a flickr full of these things! Thanks for letting me know, Robert.

Calvin Ross Carl

(3 years ago)
“Steel Wires” by Calvin Ross Carl.

Daughter / The Wild Youth

(3 years ago)
The vocal fragility of Daughter (Elena Tonra) is not to be confused with meekness. It takes guts to sing earnestly, and for this 21 year old songwriter, it can be gut-wrenching. Sparse arrangements make her voice sound all the more dramatic, and she sings about being discarded, love that went wrong, and being reckless. Her song, [...]

Daily Inspirations no. 344

(3 years ago)
Ok, today’s inspirations are fresh for both of us. Gotta admit, it didn’t see them yet, so kind of eager to check them out and hopefully get the right cup of coffee. No doubt I will .). Anyway, right the photo section is pleasing for my eyes … I do like the Panatahi Island Sunset [...]

Mysterious Lives of Bubble People

(3 years ago)
Living a bubble must pose some real-life challenges. For example, how are they expected to get into a car or change their clothes? Photographer Alex Kisilevich documents this interesting phenomenon, but instead of answering these questions, he allows our…


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