Artist Brian Dettmer alters pre-existing books one page at a time using knives, tweezers and surgical tools. He begins by sealing the books edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. Nothing inside the old encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. His precision is unreal!
Self-taught German photographer Matthias Heiderich’s photos of Berlin are so appealing. I can’t stop staring at the colors and lines. Beautiful!!
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Chilean artist Livia Marin’s series “Broken Things” showcases porcelain cups and bowls, cracked and distorted. And though the fractures are meant to represent fatality and loss, the spilling over of pattern and form beautifully represents care and continuation.
The minute I came across Swedish artist Tove Mauritzson‘s quirky and colorful paintings, I instantly fell in love. Each piece is eclectic, outrageous, and downright WTFabulous. And I absolutely love that her work blends in so perfectly to the decor of her home in Sweden, making them almost 3 dimensional and so alive! Honestly inspired!
(via The Diversion Project)
In 2000, the NYC Transit authority joined forces with an artificial reef building program, dropping stripped and decontaminated subway cars off barges into the Atlantic Ocean. These barren hulls would soon become colonized, providing refuge for several fish and crustacean species. Photographer Stephen Mallon chronicled the grand endeavor with a series of stunning yet haunting photographs as these iconic New York City figures made their way to their last stop: the Atlantic Ocean.
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Inspired by Victorian chandeliers and bike culture, artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga uses old bike chain, rims and spokes to create incredible, one-of-a-kind steampunk chandeliers. I think it goes without saying that I want one.
(via Bleach Black)