Images via Vo Trong Nghia Architects / Hiroyuki Oki Blurring the line between the interior and exterior, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed and built a three-level residential home in Ho Chi Minh City that is overflowing from within with fiddle leaf fig plants, various palms, and winding vines. Going beyond arrangements of potted house plants, the architects integrated the flora into the physical structure. Corridors, staircases, and rooms are lined with natural dividers that add color, [...]
Sun, Mar 24, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Images courtesy of Seba Naranjo Inspired and informed by the work that paleontologists have done over the past few decades, Chile-based artist Seba Naranjo designs and builds 3D paper models of dinosaurs for a project called Khartosauria. Through careful planning, cutting, and folding, he forms fun and expressive sculptures that roam desks and table tops the way their organic counterparts did millions of years ago. With a background in graphic design and children's illustration, Naranjo tells Colossal [...]
Sat, Mar 23, 2019, Continue reading at the source
All photographs © Vincent Leroy Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer's perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter multiplied visions of the surrounding environment. Leroy installed and documented Slow Lens in various locations around Paris, including in highway lanes [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – This street performer sells action ‘fight scene' photos and you're the star – How to exit a public washroom – The year is 2014 – I am [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Kevin Parry creates stop-motion animations that turn the quotidian task of slicing vegetables and fruit into a near psychedelic exploration of each food's interiors. Through a common technique called strata-cut, the Toronto-based animator creates videos that slowly peel away the exteriors of peppers, avocados, and onions, revealing patterns we might not notice while preparing a simple stir-fry or stew. Although Parry is used to taking his time perfecting each frame, for this series he had [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Photo Credit: @AllRightsReserved
Photo Credit: @AllRightsReserved COMPANION, a 121-foot-long inflatable sculpture by street artist KAWS, launched today at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The reclined, monochrome figure is the largest to date for the American artist, with recent previous iterations of the project installed at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and on Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea. The figure was purposefully designed to be in a peaceful repose, its crossed-out eyes gazing at the [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scott Huebner is an incredible artist and woodworker that draws his inspiration from the mountains. Huebner went to college for Raku pottery however in 2008 he switched mediums from clay to wood and now experiments with burls and resin to create breathtaking sculptures that he sells through his online store. A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Stemonitis
Stemonitis. All photographs by Alison Pollack Avid photographer and retired environmental consultant Alison Pollack documents the fascinating phenotypes of mushrooms and slime molds she encounters on hikes in northern California. Her images show shaggy white Comb Tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides), Stemonitis slime molds that wouldn't look out of place on the dessert menu of an experimental restaurant, and Comatricha that bear a strong resemblance to urban lamp posts. Recently, the north Bay Area-based photographer shared with [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday, on the first day of spring, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch was revealed to the public at a press conference in the hosting city. The floral design is inspired by Japan's cherry blossom, a flower celebrated in festivals across the country each March. Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, the torch features five petal-shaped cylinders that will each contain a flame, and is constructed from aluminum waste from temporary housing built after the Great East Japan [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Credits: Katie Paterson & James Cohan, New York. Photos by Max McClure
Credits: Katie Paterson & James Cohan, New York. Photos by Max McClure Situated within the Royal Fort Gardens at The University of Bristol, British designer Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye collaborated on Hollow, a wooden installation that illustrates the diversity of tree species found across the globe. From the outside the sculptural work appears as a series of rectangles made from a similar, light colored sample of wood, yet when one enters the modular [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source