This giant steel kraken is not an illusion, or a computer-generated image, but rather a real sculpture by BVI Art Reef, who teamed up with Secret Samurai Productions, social justice entrepreneurial group Maverick1000, and ocean education nonprofit Beneath the Waves. This massive sculpture was sunk attached to a World War 2-era ship near the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea, to create a new coral ecosystem. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Daphne Tan, a 17-year-old from Singapore, has become a social media celebrity, and it's not for makeup tutorials or crazy stunts, but rather her incredible 3D latte art creations. "What sparked my interest was a school program where I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on the appreciation of gourmet coffee... I was experimenting with a French press and found a method to create stable foam to make 3D art on top of my cups," says Daphne. It takes around 10 to 20 minutes to create each piece of art and she now uses a milk frother from Nespresso to create the foam. Scroll down to see the results," said Daphne. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Halloween is just a little over two weeks away, and that means for those who haven't started their pumpkins, time may be running out, or at least if you want to create something as detailed as these pop culture masterpieces by Alex "The Pumpkin Geek" Wer. Everything you see has been hand-carved and are one-of-a-kind pieces, starting with the "I Am Groot" (above), complete with lights to finish off the look. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Photographer Conor Nickerson from Montreal, Canada reveals his new series, one in which he digitally inserts himself into childhood photos taken from 1997-2005, thus traveling back in time. "While looking through some old family photos, I wondered what it would it look like if tried to photoshop myself today into them. I gathered all the old hats and t-shirts that I could find and did my best to put myself into childhood moments which, aside from these photos, remain only a distant memory. It involved a lot of blurring, sharpening, and noise to try to get it to look like an older photo," said Nickerson. Continue reading for more.
Tile floor company Casa Ceramica was tired of people running through one of its hallways, so they decided to install an optical illusion using 400 floor tiles. Owner Duncan Cook posted several videos on social media of himself navigating floor just for a little promotion, and in hopes that one of the clips would go viral. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Architecture firm LOT-EK used 21 shipping containers to build the "Carroll House," a single-family residence located in Brooklyn's williamsburg neighborhood. The containers were stacked atop each other, and then cut diagonally along the top / bottom to create 'a monolithic and private volume within the urban fabric.' Plus, the construction team repurposed all of the scrap leftover by the diagonal cut inside the living space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
There's forced perspective and tilt-shift photography techniques, and then food photographer Peter Csakvari's "Tiny Wasteland" series. Simply put, he takes everyday objects, such as miniature toys, and uses them to create tiny worlds, like "Backspace", above. "As a food photographer, I shoot a lot with my macro lenses but I never really used the macro function. When I find these little folks on the internet I started to see little worlds in every single common object around me," said the photographer. Continue reading to see more.
IKEA offers computer desks, television stands, and now, an entire line of pet furniture. It's called the "Lurvig" collection, and for those wondering, the word means hairy is Swedish. The lineup includes dog beds, pet carriers, couch covers, cat tunnels, and even scratching posts. You'll be able to find the pieces now at stores in the US, Canada, France and Japan. Other locations around the world can expect it around March 2018. Continue reading for more pictures.
"IT" fanatic "Kassiopeya" spent over 900-hours transforming an old stereo unit into the fictional town of Derry. "To cope with the spirit of the original novel, this bloody ode to the Fifties, this sentimental-dark token of love for an era of deceased rock stars, I wanted this project to be something special. So my Derry - including its underground world of the sewers - has finally been integrated into an old 1958 stereo unit," said the fan. Continue reading for more pictures.
Photographer Brendan Barry created the "Caravan Camera" from an old caravan purchased off eBay for a mere $200. He teamed up with some friends to transform it into a giant camera and functional dark room. That's right, at the beginning of each academic year, they start by creating a camera obscura, which invovlves blacking out a classroom, cutting a hole in the material, installing a lens, and then finding a piece of white card. The outside world is then projected inside, upside down. "Then we introduce the darkroom, we make photograms, chemograms and pinhole cameras, we create paper negatives and then turn those paper negatives into positive prints by contact printing them. We get a SLR film camera, take off the lens, look through it, open and close the aperture to see how it works, play around with the shutter speed and attempt to explain and make sense of the relationship between the two," said Barry. Continue reading to see the entire build log and example photos.