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world monuments moire moss and fog4Italian illustrator Andrea Minini is known for her elegant line work that resembles moiré, or large scale interference patterns.  Her latest collection takes famous monuments of architecture from around the world, and turns them into modern works of art. Monuments include: Heydar Aliyev Centre, Falling Water, The Louvre, Millau Viaduct, The Sydney Opera House, and others. Click around to see these beautiful pieces in detail. Via Behance:

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Mars imagery taken by NASA HiRise Cameras

From the cold of space, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has quietly been snapping pictures of Mars for the last 12 years. Using a camera system called HiRise, it’s been mapping and taking detailed stills of the Mars surface. Now, a Finnish filmmaker named Jan Fröjdman has taken those stills and very painstakingly stitched them together into a beautiful video. The result is stunning, a serene yet unfamiliar flyover of magnificent landscapes that are as varied as they are beautiful. Mars, we’re coming for you. This takes us one step closer. We highly recommend you watch this fullscreen, with the resolution turned up to 2K. Via Gizmodo:

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We had a class in college where we had to do single line drawings. You couldn’t pick your pen or pencil up, and the line had to be one smooth movement. Let’s just say, the results weren’t amazing.  French artist duo Differantly have the knack for it, big time. Their work is fluid and beautiful, while faithfully replicating the objects they’re drawing. Take a look at some of their recent work, available on their Instagram page.

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Cascine Moss and Fog

Design Studio PESI has a great new light series called Cascine, made from acrylic and steel, with colored LEDs that can be manipulated to overlap each other in beautifully colored hues. Click the images below to see the different style lamps up close. Great use of simple color and form. Via Behance:

Cycle of Decay: A Sculpted Ceramic Hand that Looks Like a Carved Tree Branch wood sculpture ceramic anatomy

Cycle of Decay: A Sculpted Ceramic Hand that Looks Like a Carved Tree Branch wood sculpture ceramic anatomy

Cycle of Decay: A Sculpted Ceramic Hand that Looks Like a Carved Tree Branch wood sculpture ceramic anatomy

Cycle of Decay: A Sculpted Ceramic Hand that Looks Like a Carved Tree Branch wood sculpture ceramic anatomy

Cycle of Decay: A Sculpted Ceramic Hand that Looks Like a Carved Tree Branch wood sculpture ceramic anatomy

Amazing ceramic sculpture by Christopher David White.

This impeccably detailed ceramic sculpture called Cycles of Decay was created by ceramicist Christopher David White who works out of Bloomington, Indiana. Even on close inspection the knotted and twisting veins of the tree branch look almost exactly like old wood, take a closer look on his website. (via sweet station)

The artist has another impressive sculpture with the title Not 2B, similarly detailed and realistic.

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Antelope Canyon is world renowned for its undulating, curvaceous beauty, and the way light turns the sandstone walls into colorful canvasses. Photographer Doran Hannes does it amazing justice with his collection, Antelope Canyon – A Case Study. Via Behance:

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When we say reflective, we mean the quiet, contemplative kind. Artist Jennifer Boland’s installations are part of Desert X, a sprawling art exhibit being held in the American Southwest.

In displaying the actual mountainous backdrop on these large digital billboards, Boland forces the casual driver to make a connection between the physical and the two dimensional. Indeed, the images are aligned in a way that from a certain angle, the billboards align perfectly to the mountains behind them. Desert X is happening February 25 – April 30.  Via DesignBoom: 

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Yukai Du has a super fun collection of motion graphics that help tell the story of the scale of the universe. Animated for a Ted-Ed video about Hubble’s Deep Field images, Du has a beautiful style that combines a great color scheme with fun, inviting motion.

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The Ollie chair is going to be a hit. How could it not? This Kickstarter chair turns from classy, wood slatted ergonomic shape to a beautifully flat slab with the pull of a string. Ingenious! Currently raising money on Kickstarter, the chair is designed and made by RockPaperRobot, a design firm in New York.

Ollie is weather resistant and available in a number of special edition painted versions.

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Luciano Polverigiani has a great eye for faces in his ceramic work. His latest collection is entitled Error, and showcases some fantastic shapes and expressions. Looking great on a shelf. Via Behance:

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