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A Week of Visual Ingenuity

Kaleidoscopic Floor Installations Made of Mirrors, Crystals and Glass by Suzan Drummen

A menagerie of mirrors, crystals, chromed metal, optical glass, and precious stones are hand stacked and arranged by Dutch artist Suzan Drummen to create these sparkling kaleidoscopic floor installations. The artworks are displayed completely unprotected, resulting in a delicate balance of trust between the artist and the viewer. 

A Couple Leaves their Jobs to Build a House of Windows in the Mountains of West Virginia [VIDEO]

On their first date photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz took a walk through the mountains of West Virginia. Watching a particularly scenic sunset, they joked about what it might be like to live in a house where the entire facade was made from windows, so the sunset would never be trapped in a small space. Unable to shake the idea, the ambitious couple returned less than a year later at the end of an epic, window-collecting road-trip to build their window facade cabin in the exact spot they imagined on their first date.

Musician James Hill Converts a Ukulele into an Entirely New Instrument

With a 74 cent plastic comb and a pair of chopsticks, Canadian musician James Hill turns his plain old ukulele into a groove machine. Hill's ukulele can do everything from hip-hop to old school synth arpeggios, an amazing feat of musical ingenuity.

LightRails: A Neglected Railroad Underpass Illuminated by Artist Bill FitzGibbons

A vital pedestrian gateway between downtown Birmingham, Alabama and a new urban space called Railroad Park, this once proud Art Deco railroad underpass had fallen into disrepair, unwelcoming and potentially dangerous. In response, the city hired sculptor and public artist Bill FitzGibbons. FitzGibbons' calls his solution LightRails. It's a network of computerized LEDs that forms various light patterns within the once dark tunnel.

Graft Tableware: Biodegradable Utensils that Look Like Vegetables

Product designer Qiyun Deng created these biodegradable utensils for her diploma project at École cantonale d'art de Lausanne in Switzerland. Made from bioplastic PLA, which is derived from vegetable fats, oils, or starches, Deng's utensils are designed to look like the vegetables they're made from. The big question: Could you really throw something so beautifully crafted into the compost heap?

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner, the Brooklyn-based artist who has been called "the greatest living collage artist" and the "Michael Jordan of glue," is the creator of these intricately cut and glued currency collages. Wagner is currently preparing for a large exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC that opens September 6th.

From the Colossal Shop

Each set of the City Series Wooden Skyscrapers is made to order by Pennsylvania-based artist and craftsman James McNabb. Using a process that McNabb describes as "sketching with a bandsaw," every single piece of every single set is truly one-of-a-kind. A Colossal Shop exclusive, skyscraper sets are available in a range of sizes from the Neighborhood set (5 skyscrapers) to the massive Metropolis set (125 skyscrapers). 

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