When we were very young, we recited ‘She sells seashells by the seashore’ in its entirety to see who would get their tongue twisted. Well, Xiao Yongsheng from Lingshan Island of China’s Shandong province has put those seashells to better use instead. He spent two years building a shell house by decorating the outer walls and the roof with more than one million colorful shells he collected on his own private beach.
Public sand art on beautiful beaches has been amazingly done by many but they have always been about patterns and geometrics. Until Jamie Harkins, an artist and musician from New Zealand, came ashore and created these cheeky optical illusions and 3D images on beaches that makes us go WOW!
How’s this for irony! On the south coast of Britain, near the Cornish town of Perranporth, a strange and unique phenomenon has been continuously occurring for the best of 20 years. So much so in fact that it has influenced the course of local culture.
Here’s a swimsuit that’s sure to cause in uproar in the pool. The Sharkini is designed to look like Jaws took a little nibble out of your one-piece swimsuit. The edgy little outfit has become quite popular around the internet and it’s easy to see why: the Sharkini is the perfect outfit for shark week.
Here’s a new spin on the water park concept. Instead of heading off to the traditional, overly-crowded, somewhat disgusting local water park, consider an inflatable water park. I first spotted the trend while on holiday in the Caribbean, so I may be a little biased. But just think about the benefits: you don’t have to […]
What fun. Fascinated by seeing how people fry themselves on the beach to get that suntan to die for, Aussie artist Jeremy Parnell created Big Chook, a massive art installation of a sunny side up using fiberglass and high gloss epoxy marine paint, and placed it on Tamarama Beach, Sydney as part of the Sculpture […]
Contemporary Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija came up with this design for the best beach towel we’ve even seen. The words on the 70”x60” cotton towel should warn people to bugger off while you bask in the sun all right. Winning.
So it wasn’t that long ago that we found these classical sculptures by Leo Caillard terribly amusing. His other photography project — featuring lifeguard towers on Miami beaches looking somewhat desolate against sands and seas — makes for a gorgeous collection too.
Thanks to Fast CoExist, we’ve discovered the works of Barry Rosenthal, whose works of neatly sorted beach trash for his series Found in Nature remind us that there is beauty even in trash — and that there is a whole lot of trash in the oceans.
Calvin Seibert, who we spotted via This Is Colossal, built these perfectly sculpted sandcastle creations that are anything but amateurish. This is how he sums up his building process: “In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the […]
Classic dilemma: you really want to hit the beach, but you really have to work. Artist Justin Kemp, who works from a home office, came up with a solution: chuck a huge wooden sandbox under his work desk and fill it with sand to symbolize his ‘permanent vacation’. Smart.
Do you remember the first time you went to the beach? This is three year-old Nicole’s first time ever playing at the beach. I don’t remember my first time in the sand or water, but I can only hope that I had this much fun! On a technical note, this was shot entirely on the […]
Designed by Rob Dupear, a rundown beach shack has been turned into the ultimate beach Pad in Cairns, Australia. Much of the original structure was retained and reworked to create this retro inspired ‘hang out’. Situated on Redden Island nature reserve, the renovation takes full advantage of the spectacular beac front location. With views across the Coral Sea, Aqua Mondo unashamedly has been designed for creative minds.