Cardboard Art

This statue is made out of cardboard

Artist Chris Gilmour uses cardboard boxes to create sculptures that are truly a work of art! Cardboard may seem very difficult to work with but Chris found a way to sculpt and paste this medium together to create incredibly detailed cars, scooters and even a piano. He paint’s some sculptures a shiny black to make them look like metal. You can find more of his work on his website.

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The invisible Mercedes

Mercedes Benz found an innovative way to promote their new F-Cell hydrogen-powered minivan.They made the car look invisible while driving around Germany. Since invisible cloaks only exist in movies, they covered one side of the minivan with LED panels and attached a DSLR to shoot video on the other side. This created the illusion that the care was invisible thus promoting thier message that this zero-emissions car is “invisible” to the environment. This is really cool! Check out the video below and read more about it here.

Turning people into real life paintings

While most artists paint their subjects on canvas Alexa Meade does the opposite. She paints live models so that they look like oil paintings then photographs them. It’s hard to believe that these are people and not paintings! To achieve the look, Alexa paints the model’s skin, their clothing, and objects in the background so that everything looks like an oil painting. She says. “By using paint as a mask that mimics the surface attributes of my source materials, I repurpose the common codes of painting and create a reciprocal self-referentiality in which the reference envelops its referent.” This is another great example of fresh creativity and she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, USA Today and Elle magazine to name a few. You can see more of her work on her website and Fickr page. Enjoy!

Real life painting on the subway

Alexa & one of her painted models

Alexa photographing a model

These are oil paintings not photographs!

Check out these paintings by artist Steve Mills! He uses paintbrushes and oil paint to create the most realistic looking paintings I’ve ever seen. These paintings look like photographs and I can’t imagine how much time it must take to complete one. Growing up, Steve always used a pencil over crayons so that he could create detailed drawings. He sold his first drawing at the age of 11 and is recognized as one of the best oil painters out there. Here are some more paintings for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks Brand Flakes for Breakfast!. Photos courtesy of Bit Rebels

We all get dressed for Bill

“We all get dressed for Bill,” that’s what Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine said about Bill Cunnigham. Bill has been documenting fashion in New York and Paris for over 50 years. He’s 83 years old and he rides his bicycle around the city daily taking pictures of unique fashion. Celebrities, socialites and everyday people love being featured on his “On the Street” page in the New York Times. I look forward to watching his weekly fashion report on NY Time’s website every Saturday morning.  Recently, I watched a documentary about him called Bill Cunnigham New York. His childlike enthusiasm and positive attitude makes you want to meet him. Here’s the trailer of the documentary. My favorite quote from him is “if you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do,” and if you watch this documentary you’ll see why he said that. Enjoy!

Beautiful Kosovo Bride Makeup

When you think of a bride’s makeup for a wedding, you probably think of lot’s of mascara, dramatic eyeshadow, blush and lipstick that really pops. In Kosovo, it is traditional to decorate the face of a bride with really elaborate makeup. Here’s a video of a bride being prepared for her wedding. It is beautifully shot. Enjoy!

Amazing Forced Perspective Photography

Forced perspective photography are photos that use optical illusions to make an object appear larger, smaller, far away or closer than it actually is. At first glance, everything in these photos might look like they are on the same scale but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that one of the objects might farther away or the photo might even be upside down. Here are some cool photos I found today. Enjoy!