13.10.14 by Jeff

Frames on Frames on Frames by Artist Taylor Holland

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A couple years ago I wrote about Taylor Holland’s Fra[mes] project in which he digitally manipulated ornate frames from the Louvre. He since partnered with Sainthill Lijsten, who do restoration work and framing for large institutions like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to create real versions of the absurd frames.

Here are six antique frames filled with repeated elements from the frames themselves, using custom molds built from the digital images. See the rest below.

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21.07.14 by Jeff

Leon Chew

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“Sculpture for Hotels”, by photographer Leon Chew. Sculptures made of tape and tinfoil left behind for hotel staff to discover. More below.

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16.07.14 by Jeff

Vases Created from Hundreds of Pencils by Studio Markunpoika

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Studio Markunpoika (Tuomas Markun Poika) is producing vases made out of hundreds of pencils in a series called “Amalgamated”. The writing utensils are treated as raw materials, glued together, and shaped with a lathe. There is something so satisfying about watching the video below!

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08.05.14 by Jeff

A Giant Nest by Hannes Wingate

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A guy called Hannes Wingate has been building a giant nest beside Burnside skatepark in Portland. Wingate builds urban nests without any nails or supports, armed with nothing more than his hatchet and a knife (and sometimes a ladder). More images below.

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18.04.14 by Jeff

Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive

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These flip-books by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, I’ve never seen an animation feel this alive before. Fontanive builds the mechanisms by recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks, and hand draws, paints, and screen prints images onto paper.

Watch the videos below, the sounds that the machines make are a beautiful compliment to the movement of the animations. These are maybe my favourite works I’ve ever posted.

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06.03.14 by Jeff

“Landed” by artist Ian Strange

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Artist Ian Strange has recreated his childhood home and installed it in front of the Art Gallery of South Australia. The house is half buried in the ground as if it just fell right out of the sky. More images below.

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24.02.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Janet Echelman Sculpture in Vancouver

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Artist Janet Echelman, known for her beautiful large outdoor sculptures made of nets, is set to install her largest work to date in Vancouver! She is personally borrowing funds to cover the cost of installing the work and a non-profit called Burrard Arts Foundation has stepped in to try and help her make this sculpture a reality.

Watch the video below explaining the proposed piece for Vancouver, and if you want to support the project jump over to Kickstarter.

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11.12.13 by Jeff

Zimoun

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Love these “headphones” by sound artist Zimoun, once again ulitizing motors, cardboard boxes, and cotton balls. This is sorta the complete opposite of the last work I posted by him (329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland).

Watch the video clip below!

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