Atelier Van Lieshout Presents Excrementorium at Glasstress 2011

Rotterdam-based design practice atelier showcased \'Excretorium,\' a work by joep van lieshout is currently on display at glasstress 2011. It was specifically created for this exhibition. The material was shaped into hollow and transparent shapes, connected with clay forms that were supported by tape as they solidified. Glasstress is a collateral event of the 54th international venice biennale, now in its second year after debuting in 2009.
Artist\'s words, \'I am always used to making my...

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Will Smith's $1.8 Million Trailer

Will Smith’s double-decker luxury trailer on the set of ‘Men and Black III’ in New York City has irked local neighbors and businesses. It was so huge, it ate up half the street it was parked on as well. We could go on forever about how enormous it is, but that would get stale fast. The real shocker is learning it only cost him $1.8 million hardly a decade ago. After the minor ‘controversy’ Will’s supersized home away from home caused, the offending monster vehicle was moved some dis...

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The Giant comb Bicycle Stand

The Giant comb was created for the city of Roanoke as a piece of public art. It looks fantastic and the comb weights over 400 pounds. It is handcrafted out of Mangaris using full mortise and tenon construction, while the hair is made from powder coated steel.” The details are amazing, the subtle rounding of the corners, and love the idea of one big, wiry hair weaving through the teeth.

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Intricate Book Carvings

Book carving has become one of the most popular art forms of our time, with masterpieces of acclaimed artist like Brian Dettmer or Long Bin-Chen exhibited in galleries around the world. With the use of hundreds of cells leaves, Australian artist Kylie Stillman cuts new life into old, outdated books, by sculpting them as slabs of stone and turning them and giving them a second chance as veritable works of art. Using a scalpel, Stillman cuts right into the stack of books, creating beautiful inver...

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Animals Copy Famous Personalities

Publishing house TeNeues, has released a series of humorous journals featuring masquerading animals on the cover, as well as on the inside pages. Based on the line of successful greeting cards, mugs, and other stationary items, gifts website Takkoda started by two couples who were raised with a love for childhood stories of anthropomorphic characters. The couple photographs real pets, capturing their natural expressions before dressing them up digitally to create their iconic personalities....

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Solar Powered 3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun Powered Cutter

Markus Kayser creates two projects, one of the best and experimental processes seen lately to make self-production. Both projects use the sun as a main source for producing or manufacturing the final object or product. The first one is called \"Sun Cutter\" 2010, works like a laser-cutter, exploring the potential of harnessing sunlight directly to produce objects. The second one called \"Solar Sinter\" 2011, sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a ...

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Valentin Ruhry Presents Hello World

Hello World is an illuminated sign art installation created by Valentin Ruhry using 5,000 orange rocker switches. The switches turn on and off representing the simplicity of the technology and the binary number system\'s two-binary digits 0 and 1. It is on display till September 5th as part of the Fünf Räume exhibition at Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

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Eternal Flame- Burned Portraits

These impressive portraits of fallen Russian WWII soldiers were made by t-radya . The faces were made of bandages on wooden boards and were then burned to create this particular look. Afterwards, the portraits were put up on the walls of an abandoned WWII hospital in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
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Embroidered Portraits by Daniel Kornrumpf

Daniel Kornrumpf‘s embroidered portraits on linen are truly unbelievable. The colored thread, allows Daniel Kornrumpf to reinterpret a shot and get to the expressive power of a painting. His work is reminiscent of the great Chuck Close, but employing such unorthodox materials. I’m blown away by the detail in his stitches and the way he’s able to mimic brush strokes. I wonder how long it takes him to make one of these.

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Fed-up Porsche 911 Owner Gets It Executed by Firing Squad

What do you do when having to repeatedly fix an expensive car gets too frustrating? Owner of a Porsche 911 decided to donate his car at a local gun club, to be shot with 10,000 bullets. Comm2A has shot up cars before, but old, broken ones, so they were glad that they have the chance to destroy something new and expensive.
When the members of Comm2A, an organization dedicated to protecting US gun rights, from Massachusetts, first heard they would get the chance of emptying their magazines...

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