Elegant Wooden Birds Dipped in Watercolor Plumage by Moisés Hernández
Mexican designer Moisés Hernández brings his distinct flair for minimalism to this new series of avian sculptures titled Immersed Birds. Each piece is a continuous wooden object milled with CNC technology which is then dipped into a carefully considered sequence of watercolors. The overlaying hues mimic the plumage of a toucan, hummingbird, and Mexican quetzal.
Anatomical Murals of Bisected Animals by Street Artist Nychos
Street artist Nychos paints large murals of bisected animals and humans, large works that allow you to take a peek inside their anatomical structure. These works include extremely detailed bone and vein structures, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex he painted in Oakland, California late last year. Most recently he has been on a tour through Australia where he has made stops in both Sydney and Melbourne to put up works.
Explore Japanese Art, Design, and Architecture in the Free JAPAN 99+1 Travel Guide (Sponsored)
For the last six months an international group of writers, designers, and travel experts has written a guide to Japan that avoids typical tourist spots and focuses instead on exciting design-centric travel to places visitors rarely explore.
The free downloadable book, JAPAN 99+1: Traveling Through Art, Design, and Architecture, and its companion website, has been published by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). Many of the locales mentioned have been designed by Japan's best architects. To put it all into context, Editor-in-chief Roland Hagenberg has interviewed these architects about their work, but within the frame of actual locations you can experience in person during your travels in Japan.
Although the print edition of JAPAN 99+1 is free, its global distribution is limited primarily to the travel industry. However, the same content and more can be found on the project's website, art.japan.travel, for you to discover right now. Download your free digital copy of JAPAN 99+1, no registration required.
Rock Band: An Electromechanical Sound Machine That Makes Music With Rocks
A rolling stone gathers no moss as they say, but this collection of stones manipulated by electromechanical devices are capable of performing George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun" thanks to artist Neil Mendoza. Titled Rock Band, this kinetic sound art installation is actually four different instruments including a xylophone, a buzzing base, two spinners, and a pair of slappers.
New Reusable Adhesive Tape Makes Any Surface Instantly Compatible with LEGO Bricks
We all know that the world can't get enough LEGO, but if this handy LEGO tape is any indicator, soon we won't be able to find enough places to put it. Created by Cape Town-based designers Anine Kirsten and Max Basler, Nimuno Loops are a reusable adhesive tape that turns any surface into a base for LEGO projects. Think: walls, glass windows, ceilings, or irregularly shaped objects can all suddenly become a starting point for building with LEGOs. You can also build around corners, or even slap additional components onto the sides of existing LEGO creations.
Miniature Displays of Contemporary Urban Buildings by Joshua Smith
Working at 1:20 scale, artist Joshua Smith builds in-depth works that capture the layered existences of urban environments in cities such as Hong Kong, Sydney, and Los Angeles. His miniature buildings showcase the details and detritus left by the diverse population of each city, bringing in elements of the city's workers, inhabitants, and street artists. These marks can be seen through heavily graffitied exteriors, and thoughtful additions like a small table on the roof of one building with takeout food from the tiny Chinese restaurant below.
Digital Photo Collages of Dreamlike Scenes by Hüseyin Sahin
Turkish art director and visual artist Hüseyin Şahin has an uncanny eye for combining disparate photographs into cohesive scenes, where technology, nature, and humankind collide. Sahin works with a variety of digital photographs which he then edits into collages.
From The Colossal Shop: In Bloom
Spring has officially sprung, and it's high time for blossoms to take up residence in our seasonal style. Tattly's In Bloom temporary tattoos, featuring the artwork of watercolorist Helen Dealtry, bring fresh, lighthearted florals to an arm, shoulder, wrist, or other body part of your choosing. Newly planted in The Colossal Shop!