Inspiring archive for 2012-04-12

Remarkable Shopping Cart Installations

(3 years ago)
Most of us use shopping carts as mobile storage units while we are perusing for goods at a store or supermarket, but designer Matt McVeigh finds more artistic use for the metallic wagons. The Australian artist creates a variety of miniature sculptures that replicate a series of swirling shopping carts, in addition to his life-size installations, representing the…

Boat Magically Floats Above Water

(3 years ago)
When I first saw this image, I had a hard time figuring out what was really going on. Was the boat floating above water? Was it Photoshopped? Is this some kind of sorcery? After analyzing the image more, I've come to the conclusion that the water is just so clear that it makes the boat appear to be floating! We're not 100% sure where this magical place is, but according to one commenter on…

40,000 Rockets Blast Off in Cai Guo-Qiang's MOCA Event

(3 years ago)
What does 40,000 rockets blasting off a wall look like? Well, if you were at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles on April 7, you could answer that question. Famous Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition Sky Ladder with Mystery Circle, an outdoor explosion event or what LA Times called "a massive display of light, heat…

A Shout-Out to Supermoms of the World

(3 years ago)
As a young widow with three kids, my mom had to do it all. She had a fulltime job, she cooked, cleaned, and kept us healthy, she drove us to all of our events and activities, she tried not to kill us when we drove her nuts, and she did it all with incredible strength and flair! This series by photographer Heidi Lender is a tribute to all of the supermoms out there.As kids,…

Clever Minimalist Posters of Classic Disney Films

(3 years ago)
Fairytales don’t generally offer much room for interpretation. For the most part, the story involves good triumphing over evil and everyone living happily ever after. However, Liverpool-based designer Rowan Stocks-Moore decided to jazz things up a bit. In this eleven poster series, he captures the essence of Classic Disney films while also offering the…

The Juice Truck (Secret)

(3 years ago)
Heads up Vancouver, I have given the last of our Booooooom x Poketo wallets to my buddy Zach at The Juice Truck (Abbot St + Water St). Any juice or smoothie purchase gets you a FREE wallet ($20 value) but you have to ask for it, it’s not advertised anywhere! The amount of wallets left may last a week [...]

tUnE-yArDs / My Country

(3 years ago)
I’m such a sucker for videos featuring kids that can dance. This tUnE-yArDs video for My Country features kids being weird, or rather – kids being kids. Remember being one? Crazy. It kind of reminds me School of Rock – which makes sense because this video was just launched in support of the SF Rock [...]

Guido Mocafico

(3 years ago)
“Serpens”, photos by Guido Mocafico.

Minimalism in Architecture

(3 years ago)
This week we featured various animal photos, hot Nat Geo photography and we thought it would be time to present something from the architecture as well. As you already noticed after reading the title, we’ll be focusing on minimalism in architecture today. What is minimalism anyway? Minimalism used to describe a trend in design and [...]

Daily Inspirations no. 401

(3 years ago)
Seems today’s photography section is presenting human, well let’s be specific, female beauty only. There are some hot artworks such as the Color of Beats by Chinese Yanzhou Bao, Destiny by David Terrazas or Marianna by Joanna Kustra. Of course there are several more, not less creative than the ones presented above. From today’s illustrations [...]

Creative Portrait Made with 750 Pairs of Socks

(3 years ago)
Last time we saw Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, aka Red, she was painting a portrait of Asian pop star Jay Chou with rings of coffee stains. The artist known for her unconventional painting materials and methods is back with a portrait of famous Chinese film director…

Tree Decorated with 10,000 Easter Eggs

(3 years ago)
Volker Kraft of Eastern Germany has his limits. After putting 10,000 real eggs on the tree this year, he's says he stopping there."There will be no increase because I do not have storage capacity anymore," the 76-year-old retiree says. "I would have to sleep with the eggs otherwise."Kraft started the tradition back on the Easter of 1965, when he used only 18 eggs. In…

Creating Chalk Art With Bikes and Scooters

(3 years ago)
With summer fast-approaching and the temperatures continuing to rise, we're all excited to go out more and enjoy some fresh air. Even more so, it seems most significant for children with their break from school to soak in some natural sunlight, instead of having their faces artificially lit by their computer screens. Kids innately love to play and designer Scott Baumann has invented…


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