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Creatively Camouflaged Secret Rooms (36 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 1 Mar 2013   / 6121 views
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With some great design and engineering, whole rooms are hidden behind secret doorways.

 

Creatively Camouflaged Secret Rooms

Now You Can Spend the Night in a Luxury Prison (16 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 1 Mar 2013   / 4025 views
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The worst prison in the Netherlands has been converted into a luxury hotel offering guests the experience of being a criminal from $160 per night. Het Arresthuis was a prison for almost 150 years before the prisoners were moved elsewhere in 2007. I definitely wouldn’t mind spending a night here.

 

Now You Can Spend the Night in a Luxury Prison

Artist Turns Pencils into Original Sculptures (15 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 28 Feb 2013   / 3949 views
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These miniature pencil carvings are created by Hungarian artist, Cerkahegyzo, using only a single lead pencil, which he manipulates with files, sandpaper, razor blades and polishing stones.

 

Artist Turns Pencils into Original Sculptures

Wonderful Woody Hideaways (31 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 23 Feb 2013   / 7548 views
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At home in nature!

 

Wonderful Woody Hideaways

A Remarkable Tribute to Nelson Mandela (8 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 22 Feb 2013   / 4608 views
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South African artist, Marco Cianfanelli built this remarkable statue of Nelson Mandela in honour of the 50-year anniversary of his imprisonment. The monument is constructed of 50 separate steel bars and is located on the exact spot of his arrest that occurred under apartheid rule in 1962.

 

A Remarkable Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Cool Cartoon Cardboard Cut-Outs (28 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 22 Feb 2013   / 5680 views
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These “paper children” are cut out characters that Lowra then places in everyday settings to create light-hearted art pieces.

 

Cool Cartoon Cardboard Cut-Outs

One Artist’s Individual Creative Growth (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Drawings 21 Feb 2013   / 6291 views
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See his art progress from 2 years old until 25 years old.

 

One Artist’s Individual Creative Growth

A Ring for People Who Can’t Stop Fidgeting (3 pics + 1 gif)

Posted in Arts » Design 20 Feb 2013   / 5885 views
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Called the worry ring, it suits the naturally anxious person.

 

A Ring for People Who Can’t Stop Fidgeting

Meet the Amazingly Talented Wood Sculptor (22 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 16 Feb 2013   / 7813 views
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Livio De Marchi is a Venetian artist who can transform any ordinary piece of wood into a detailed and lifelike replica of everyday objects. He is fairly well-known for sculpting an entire house contents out of nothing but pieces of wood.

 

Meet the Amazingly Talented Wood Sculptor

Skype’s Employees Get to Enjoy These Stunning Offices (20 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 14 Feb 2013   / 9320 views
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These stunning headquarters are located in Palo Alto.

 

Skype’s Employees Get to Enjoy These Stunning Offices

Uninhibited Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (10 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 14 Feb 2013   / 6412 views
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This may look like a photo from the Chernobyl site but it is actually a skilful reproduction.

 

Uninhibited Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Toys For Adults You Could Own If You Were Rich (21 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 13 Feb 2013   / 11636 views
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There are some luxury items that the average working adult will never be able to afford as they are exclusively targeted at at the elite “one percent” of the population. But they’re ridiculous anyway so we don’t really care.

 

Toys For Adults You Could Own If You Were Rich

Can You Guess These “Paper Cuts”? (84 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 9 Feb 2013   / 4994 views
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Popular icons as puzzling paper silhouettes.

 

Can You Guess These “Paper Cuts”?

Shortlisted Finalists of the Sony World Photography Awards (35 pics)

Posted in Arts » Photography 8 Feb 2013   / 7949 views
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These amazing photos have been shortlisted as finalists in a competition that saw over 122 000 entries. They will be exhibited at the Somerset House in London from 26 April - 3 May and will also feature in the 2013 print edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

 

Shortlisted Finalists of the Sony World Photography Awards

Can You Do This With Cookies and Cream? (41 pics)

Posted in Arts » Beautiful 8 Feb 2013   / 2584 views
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These fantastic sculptures have all been created from OREO cookies.

 

Can You Do This With Cookies and Cream?

An Exquisite Private Country House (12 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 8 Feb 2013   / 5007 views
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Built by Ward+Blake Architects in 2011, this country house located in Wilson, USA is surrounded by swamps and aspen groves with beautiful mountain views. The house boasts natural finishing materials like bamboo and birch wood that accentuate the country living feel.

 

An Exquisite Private Country House

Work Office that Are More Like a Holiday Destination (52 pics)

Posted in Arts » Design 7 Feb 2013   / 5367 views
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Google’s new Tel Aviv offices span 8 floors and come complete with an onsite gym, 3 restaurants and many relaxation areas. The space design allows for a collaborative work environment and also caters for privacy if needed while designers have ensured that sustainability is a key factor in the building’s infrastructure.

 

Work Office that Are More Like a Holiday Destination
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