Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece.
Dramatic Tornadoes of Light Photographed by Martin Kimbell
By hurling LED-lined hoops into the air and utilizing a long-exposure camera technique, English photographer Martin Kimbell creates these images of spiraling light forms that look like the trail of some otherworldly spacecraft.
Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag
If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they're about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the material to use. Unless of course you're artist Daniel Agdag, who has been toiling away to create this series of new works, The Principles of Aerodynamics
Towering Animals by 'Irony & Boe' Stalk the Streets of London
UK duo Irony & Boe have been hard at work creating this collection of enormous animals on the streets of London.
Wait for the Bus inside a Giant Typographic Sculpture in Baltimore
Residents of a neighborhood in Baltimore now have the most obvious place to wait for a bus ever designed. The ingenious stop is comprised of three 14′ typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word "BUS" while functioning as benches and a novel leisure space. The bus stop was unveiled last month by artist collective mmmm…, a creative collaboration between Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro Márquez, and Eva Salmerón, who have been designing public spaces in Madrid since 1998.
Freediver David Helder Possesses the Uncanny Ability to Blow Perfect Bubble Vortexes Underwater [VIDEO]
French freediver David Helder has been diving for over 35 years, and somewhere along the way he discovered a strange ability. Like a dolphin, Helder can blow perfectly controlled bubble rings underwater. While many divers have playfully experimented with blowing these whirling vortexes, Helder has dedicated significant time to perfecting the technique which he uses to perform dozens of different tricks.
From the Colossal Shop: A Soapy Sale
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