A nice series of books sculptures/photographs by Houston-based artist Cara Barer. Her inspiration for this project started with a random encounter with the Houston Yellow Pages on Drew Street, and then continued with other useless books by changing their shapes, such Windows 95 which was soaked in the bathtub for few hours. “My photographs are primarily a documentation of a physical evolution. I have changed a common object into sculpture in a state of flux. The way we choose to research and find information is also in an evolution. I hope to raise questions about these changes, the ephemeral and fragile nature in which we now obtain knowledge, and the future of books”. Enjoy!
The Radisson Blu Hotel In Berlin, Germany may look like just another luxury hotel, however once you enter it, you will be blown away by the enormous 82-feet high aquarium in the heart of the hotel’s lobby atrium.
The AquaDom is the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium with one million liters of saltwater, and it is a stunning habitat for many species of tropical fish. The AquaDom is maintained by the Sea Life Berlin, which is located right next to the hotel. Sea Life Berlin houses 30 freshwater and saltwater tanks, which are home to thousands of sea dwellers.
Unfortunately, the guests can’t go for a dive in the Aquadom. However, you can take the two-story elevator ride through the middle of the AquaDom, during which you’ll learn about both the tropical fish inhabitants and the architecture of the AquaDom.
Let’s return to the theme of birds. This cute lamp in the form of bird is a part of avian-themed collection “Marina’s Bird” created by Belarus design studio Fajno. Collection consists of a few ceiling and tabletop lamps in the form of our feathered friends. Made of wood and glass such lamps will bring some playful mood to any interior space. Take a look and we do think that you will like it!
Do you remember Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg who creatively used animated GIFs to create so-called cinemagraphs?
Seattle-based illustrator Dain Fagerholm also adopted animated GIF technology to make his hand drawn monsters come to life. However, this time GIFs were used to create a cool 3-D effect. It was achieved by rapidly changing a couple of images with slightly shifted perspectives.
Of course, stereographic images existed for hundreds of years and it isn’t something completely new. However, it’s unusual to see this technique used for hand drawn illustrations.
Technique is one thing, but what really catches my attention is the cuteness of Dain’s illustrations. It seems that childhood book illustrations have suddenly come to life.
Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls creates the following amazingly beautiful sculptures using sheets of paper. “Calvin has been creating his paper sculptures since 1986 from his studio north of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Working with sheets of paper and a scalpel, he cuts the component pieces to fit the final drawing and assembles the low relief artwork under studio lighting. When the sculpture is complete the lighting is adjusted to bring out the subtle form and texture. A large format camera is used to capture the detail on 8×10 film prior to scanning for print applications or art prints.”