A family-run crocheting manufacture from Vietnam proves that size doesn’t matter! Their miniature crocheted animals are so small that they fit on a finger tip, and some of them hardly reach 1/4 of an inch. The idea for the business was inspired by the youngest (10-year-old) member of the family, who’s greatly fond of various movie characters and loves animals.
It took Mike Olbinski 4 years of failed attempts before he actually got his dream: on June 3rd he and Andy Hoeland managed to capture an unworldly time-lapse video of a rotating supercell thunderstorm near Booker, Texas. “There are no words really to describe the moment we saw this storm. Pictures don’t do it justice,” says Mike.
Sometimes fingers, dipped in paint almost by accident, can completely change the course of an artist’s career. This is what happened to Seattle-based artist Iris Scott, who is now famous for her incredible finger-painting art. Iris paints with a pair of surgical gloves on, and her finger moves resembles those of a pianist as she touches multiple points on the canvas at the same time.
You might have trouble believing it at a first glance, but these sculptures by Arizona-based artist Tom Eckert are made entirely out of wood! Tom carves all the pieces, then laminates and paints the whole thing after putting it together. He mostly uses linden, limewood and basewood, and all the traditional laminating and painting techniques.
We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes the scrupulous process – the sculptures, called “Young Couple,” “Woman with Shopping Bags” and “Couple under an Umbrella” took him two years to create. They will be on exposition in Paris at the Fondation Cartier through September 29.
19-year-old Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi wonders where some of the greatest artists got their inspirations from, and imagines what their muses could’ve looked like if they were real people. In her Real Life Models photo manipulation series, Flora recreates the distorted features from classic paintings by such artists as Rudolf Hausner, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Kees van Dongen, and that way brings some very surreal-looking people to the real world.
You’d expect a typical beach to be a nice and quiet haven to relax and chill – but tourists flood the Maho Beach on the Saint Martin island to get exactly the opposite. The beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean islands is known for all the low-flying airliners, which fly so closely above the beach that people can actually be blown into the water because of the jet blast (or that’s at least what the local government signs warn you about).
Belgium-based photographer Manon Wethly tosses different containers with various liquids up in the air and captures the beautiful shapes they create. Calling her project the Flying Stuff, Manon already spilt a good deal of coffee, wine, juice, milk and other liquids in order to freeze their matter-of-seconds beauty and elegance. You’d probably want to clear the area when Manon is doing one of her photoshoots!
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman goes big – so big, that it’s practically impossible to miss his artistic statements. His latest work is a 46 feet tall and 55 feet long inflatable rubber duck, which today arrived to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and will stay there till June 9. Boldly called the Rubber Duck, this floating sculpture is described by Florentijn as a “very positive artistic statement that immediately connects people to their childhood”.
They say the Internet survives because of cats and p*rn, so if the two were brought together into one picture, that would mean an explosion right there. Oh wait, they already have been! Hot on the left and adorable on the right – that’s the secret of “Des Hommes Et Des Chatons” tumblr page. The combination of the two makes a surprisingly funny overall result, where kittens sometimes seem to be mocking the hot studs in the diptychs. All in all, this is probably just the best reflection of what every girl wants – a little bit of sugar and a little spice in one place.
For the last 5 years, Massachusetts-based graphic artist David Laferriere has been drawing whimsical characters on his kids’ sandwich bags before packing them for lunch. Each drawing of the Sandwich Art series is made with Sharpie markers, then photographed and posted on flickr before David’s 13 and 15-year-old sons discover them at school.
Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an incredible brush-like effect. Each final picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs.