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Russian woman uses 30,000 bottle caps to make her house pop

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Russian Taiga is a secluded Karmarchaga village with one very special exhibit – a story book house completely covered in colored bottle caps. Its owner has kept herself busy collecting bottle caps assiduously over the years. When she has hit the magical number of 30,000, she hammered them all on the exterior walls of her […]

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This coffee table lets you see the depths of the ocean using layers of glass and wood

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Amaze and stupefy your house guests by showing them your coffee table has a magical portal, which leads you to the dark, mysterious depths of the ocean! Furniture design studio ‘Duffy London’ stacked together different glass- and wooden- sheets, creating a sort of optical illusion inside a table. Called ‘The Abyss Table’, it highly resembles geological map of the sea, except this one is much cooler at 3D!

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Portraits of athletes masterfully recreated into haircuts!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 8 July 2014

What haircut would you like this time of year? A Messi, a Mayweather, or perhaps a Durant? In San Antonio, Texas, talented hair artist and owner of ‘Rob the Original’ barbershop, Rob Ferrel, gives his customers haircuts that will surely attract some attention.

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Lego fans can’t wait to wait for a bus at this Lego-ed bus stop

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 4 July 2014

There is a very special bus stop at Regent Street in London that has fans of Lego from around the world itching to book that flight so they can see and feel it for themselves. And then take a whole lot of pics. It’s made entirely out of Lego bricks, and filled with bright red […]

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Take the lead with these beautiful vases made of pencils

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 4 July 2014

‘Amalgamated’ is a new series of vessels created by studio markunpoika using a whole lot of pencils and one ingenious idea. Observing the pencil’s inherent hexagonal shape, the creators glued the pencils staunchly at each facet to form a solid block. The block is then carefully carved out by a machine to reveal the lead […]

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We interviewed the artist who made these incredible sardine can dioramas

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 3 July 2014

‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘Cell Sweet Cell’ are a series of sardine can dioramas wherein we see the lives of everyday people inside their apartments and prison cells. In this exclusive interview, the artist behind these artworks, Nathalie Alony, talks about her inspiration for the series and thoughts on modern society living. [read our original post about her here]

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How Fijians create amazing traditional Masi Art

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Thursday 3 July 2014

There’s something about handmade quality art. And when it comes to cultural art, crafted from tradition passed down by tribes and villages for generations, it’s something very special. Fijian Masi Art is one traditional art form that’s surviving and thriving on the tiny Fijian islands.

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Walk down streets full of whimsy and some with a tentacle or two

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 2 July 2014

Don’t you just love what street artists do as you drag your carcass from point A to B? They make that drab walk or drive just so much more interesting with their rebel-with-a-cause graffiti or whimsical street installations. In the case of Filthy Luker, never mind what his name conjures, his humorously wry street and […]

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These sculptures prove that glass can be as smooth and graceful as water

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 1 July 2014

New Zealand-based artist Ben Young created these beautiful glass sculptures that are reminiscent of his home near the picturesque Bay of Plenty. A surfer and a professional boat builder, the artist has spent many years perfecting the craft of taking sheets of glass and turning them into miniature representations of the ocean’s fluidity.

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Jetpacks and exoskeletons realistically fabricated future signs give us a taste of what’s to come

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Designer Fernando Barbella, the creative mind behind the Signs From The Future Tumblr,  has simply stated just one thing on the site: ‘We better get used to them…’. The Photoshopped images — ranging from ‘Please Turn Off Your Smart Glass Device: Social Sharing and Streaming Not Allowed’ to ‘Jetpack Rental’ and ‘Do Not Enter Wearing […]

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Oh look! It’s artwork of American presidents with boobs on their faces

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 28 June 2014

An artist by the name of E. Deutchman has produced a series of 44 watercolor paintings of present and past United States presidents, all with a cheeky booby infusion on the traditional American portraiture. His rather subversive pieces poke fun at the historic grandeur and national pomp of presidential portraiture with the inclusion of what is some […]

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These erotic porcelain figurines are definitely not for the faint of heart

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 27 June 2014

essica Stoller’s porcelain figurines are definitely not of the garden variety your grandma would collect. Her individual pieces deliberately distort idealized girlhood fantasies and aim to expose societal perceptions of virginal weakness and sexual power, Stoller’s work, often erotically or mythically charged, also emphasizes the lack of boundary between female bodies and other opulent adornments […]

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Google brings you on a tour of the world’s street art

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 26 June 2014

It is no state secret that Google’s Street View has been peering intently at our neighborhoods in practically every major city, day and night. But thanks to their specially designed panoramic lenses that leaves very little out, stay-at-home armchair travelers can now appreciate the various public wall art around the world with Google’s Street Art […]

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Look closer and you’ll see entire landscapes on these tiny food items

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

When viewing Turkey-based artist Hasan Kale’s paintings, you might have to bring a magnifying glass, or else risk not seeing the artworks at all! Previously, the artist painted Istanbul’s landscapes on tiny canvases such as pumpkin seeds, butterfly wings, peanut husks, and grains of rice. Now he’s turned his sights – or his magnifying glass – towards M&Ms, banana chips, chocolate bars, quail eggs, and pretzel sticks.

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Subversive art cheekily played out in public

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

All right, so we’re currently enamored with Fra.Biancoshock’s crazily engaging brand of street art. The Milan-based artist has stuck giant cardboard bandages onto cracked walls among others, and we can’t wait to see what new mischief he might be up to soon, besides sticking mirrors in the face of surveillance cams, making massive frayed wires out […]

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