27.02.17 by Staff

A Camera Made from 32,000 Drinking Straws

Photographer Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes perfected a way of capturing images using a wooden box filled with 32,000 drinking straws. Started in 2007, and undergoing several different versions, the Straw Camera basically works by processing the light collected through each straw (as opposed to a pinhole camera which creates an image from a single point).

Due to the multitude of perspectives the resulting image looks a bit like a pointillist painting made up of many, tiny dots. See more images below or click here to check out the book recently released about the project!

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12.01.17 by Staff

Heavy-Metal Quilts by Artist Ben Venom

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Another batch of edgy textiles by San Francisco-based artist and heavy-metal quilt maker Ben Venom. Click here for previous post. See more images and video below!

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10.03.16 by Staff

Crowdfund of the Day: “Site Specific Cameras” by Photographers David Janesko and Adam Donnelly

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David Janesko and Adam Donnelly forage for sticks and small objects with a pre-existing hole (for the aperture), building cameras for their landscape shots out of the landscape itself. As much a part of the artistry of their photography as the resulting photograph, these sculpture-like structures are often big enough for one of them to fit inside! They’re currently preparing for a two-week expedition, embarking in the Spring and constructing a total of 9 cameras as they make their way along the Rio Grande River from Texas to Colorado. Watch their short video on Booooooom TV now! And check out the Indiegogo page to help support their project!

10.02.16 by Staff

Artist Turns Paper Cups into Multi-Layered Comics with Moving Pieces!

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23-year-old artist Shinrashinge turns disposable paper cups into imaginative, interactive, three-dimensional comics! You really have to see the videos below to understand the creativity here. So cool!

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26.11.15 by Staff

Guy Hacks Turntable to Create Techno Music

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Artist and experimental musician Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno Demonstration is exactly what it sounds like! Dunning demonstrates his incredible hand-made method for making techno music: layering locked records, analogue synths, even mechanically triggered percussion. Watch how it all comes together below!

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01.10.15 by Jeff

Zinester: Giving Marginalized People a Voice Through DIY Magazines

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Zinester, a not-for-profit, is on a mission to give marginalized people a voice by teaching them how to make DIY magazines, and using what they create for social change. The group’s 6-week workshop in Nairobi, Kenya effectively taught the kids involved in the program how to express themselves visually, through writing and photography.

You can follow the project on their website, and on Instagram. Have a look at some spreads from their zines as well as a video below!

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31.08.15 by Kimi Hamada

Wonderful “Wonderplants” by Sarah Illenberger

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Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger’s series “Wonderplants” was created during a six-week stay in Portugal using nothing more than plants, and stickers and tape from local DIY stores. More images below.

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08.07.13 by Staff

Balmain DIY Sailboat Kit

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My dreams of owning my own boat are getting one step closer to reality! The Balmain Boat Company of Australia created this amazing DIY Sailboat kit that includes everything you need to make your own boat and the only tools you’ll need are a hammer, drill, and caulking gun. See more images below!

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