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If there’s anything I love more than the colour orange, its seeing it paired beautifully with turquoise! Matthias Heiderich photographs his favourite places in a controlled and pure manner, making even the simplest streetlamp look like its a work or art.

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This is perfect for a Friday afternoon… seeing a grotesque hatching of a alien like insect out of an egg that looks impossibly small for him.

In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatching process has never been witnessed. If you didn’t see it you wouldn’t believe it could fit in that egg!

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The Within chair, designed by Swedish furniture designers Studio Vision is an unassuming block of wood, until you crack it open to reveal the delicious faceted wooden interior. Much like this school designed by Singaporean architects RSP Architects, only instead of wood, the black block opens up to reveal a glassy facade.

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Born in 1926, Ruth Asawa’s work of iconic crocheted wire sculptures are modern beyond their time, and yet at the same time possesses the delicate craft aspect that makes them strangely alluring.

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With a name like Troy Moth, you can almost expect his images to be darkly pensive like these.

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Fresh off the catwalk, Miuccia’s latest collection for Prada Fall 2012 is a study of colours, patterns and a whole dollop of confidence. Makes anyone happy just looking at them clothes, which is the point of fashion is it not? Images via Style.com

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I would love sitting in a basket, temporarily shutting the world away… by Ola Gillgren

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Cris Kabel focused on removing the vase from the typical vernacular of a flower arrangement. Working on the concept of how the ‘chicken feeder’ works, the resulting vase designs puts flowers outside of the vase.

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Japanese Maze designer/architect/artist Takanori Aiba creates incredibly detailed tiny worlds that makes me wish I was the size of a pinhead.

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Japanese pop artist du jour Takashi Murakami is showing his latest work at the  Al-riwaq exhibition hall in Qatar. Named Ego, the exhibition is Murakami exploring his conflict with his various ‘selfs’, each existing concurrently in many fantastical universes he creates and  populates. Consisting many of his previous works, as well as several new ones like the inflatable “welcome to murakami -­ ego”, this is positioned as THE final word on who and what is the artist known as Takashi Murakami. Photos by Chika Okazumi via designboom

 

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Chinese artist Liu Bolin camouflaged the designers for Lavin, Missoni, Lavin, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino in their own designs for Harper’s March issue, title Lost in Fashion.


 

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Photographer Phillip Stearns produced a collection of woven and knit blankets using images generated from short circuited cameras as pattern sources.

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Ethereal and magical landscapes captured by photographer Jim Richardson.

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Diamonds are a Wall’s best friend if you ask artist Philip Low and his gorgeous prints of faceted crystals.

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Trained as an engineer by profession, Arthur Ganson’s curiosity and sense of wonder allows him to see the humour and beauty in everyday objects, interfaced with the precision and coldness of a machine. All these cumulating in kinetic sculptures like the ‘Machine with Wishbone’, where a chicken wishbone walks and pulls along a machine; or as a ‘Machine with Grease’, where a machine continuously ‘ejaculates’ the one thing that makes any machine happy — Grease!

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Japanese artist and sculptor Tadashi Kawamata installed chaotic slabs of wood above the courtyard at the kamel mennour gallery in Paris, creating an unsettling haphazard ceiling that blots out the sky.

Affected by the catastrophes that have wreaked havoc in Japan this year, the artist has conceived of his structure as a motionless and deadly wave, in a reference to all those bits of broken wood carried along by the receding tsunami, which saturated the ocean surface with their sheer quantity.

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In architect speak:

To build a house for a poet. To make a house for dreaming, living and dying. A house in which to read, to write and to think. We raised high walls to create a box open to the sky, like a nude, metaphysical garden, with concrete walls and floor. To create an interior world. We dug into the ground to plant leafy trees. And floating in the center, a box filled with the translucent light of the north. Three levels were established. The highest for dreaming. The garden level for living. The deepest level for sleeping.
For dreaming, we created a cloud at the highest point. A library constructed with high walls of light diffused through large translucent glass. With northern light for reading and writing, thinking and feeling. For living, the garden with southern light, sunlight. A space that is all garden, with transparent walls that bring together inside and outside. And for sleeping, perhaps dying, the deepest level. The bedrooms below, as if in a cave. Once again, the cave and the cabin.

Dreaming, living, dying. The house of the poet.

A little too much post rationalisation it seems, but a pure, contemplative space nonetheless, by Spanish architects Alberto Campo Baeza.

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Motion sensitive kinetic art from Tim Lewis at Kinetica Art Fair 2009 that is, for the lack of a better phase, freaky cool.

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Ever stood in from of the works of great artists such as Dali and Rembrandt, and told yourself that it would look a lot better with a cat? Well… now all your fantasies are realities! Fatcatart.ru has a huge collection of famous paintings improved with a cat as its hero.

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Pull the plug on that tenth cup of coffee (dumping the contents onto your table along the way). via BoingBoing Shop.


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