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Epic Sahara Desert Art Installation Still Exists After 17 Years And Is Visible From Google Earth

By • Feb 25th, 2014 • Category: Art, Installation, Latest Posts

The word “epic” is thrown around a lot these days to describe art or other media that people like. If you want a good idea of what “epic” really looks like, however, you need to see the D. A. S. T. Arteam’s truly epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. 17 years after its completion, this mystical desert spiral is still clearly visible on Google Earth. The work is of truly epic proportions – between 1995 and 1997, 8,000 m3 of sand were displaced to create Desert Breath, an art installation that occupies 100,000 m2 of desert.

Unique Ammonite Washbasin by HighTech Design

By • Feb 20th, 2012 • Category: Picture of the Day

This unique washbasin by HighTech Design was inspired by the spiral shape of ammonite shell. In case you didn’t know, Ammonites are an extinct species of free-swimming molluscs who lived in the ancient oceans around the same time that the dinosaurs walked the Earth and disappeared during the same extinction event[1]. Our panda fans from Facebook loved it, but Andre and Darik pointed out that it must be “a pain in the ass to clean”.