Artificial Blooms: Digital Botanics Showcase the Fractals, Tessellations, and Repetitive Features of the Natural...

 Animation Design #digital #flowers #pattern #plants November 20, 2020 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Shy Studio, shared with permission From tessellations to spirals and symmetry, the Cologne-based duo behind Shy...

Contemporary Elevation Data and Historical Maps Merge in Scott Reinhard’s Digital Works

 Design History #cartography #data #digital #maps #topography November 19, 2020 Grace Ebert 1966 Allen’s Creek, Indiana. All images © Scott Reinhard, shared with permission By day, Scott Reinhard designs graphics for The...

Graffiti-Laden Shelters Arise From an Uncanny Post-Apocalyptic Universe Crafted in Miniature

 Art #apocalypse #graffiti #miniature #sculpture November 19, 2020 Grace Ebert “La Tourelle, IDF2068” (2020), 41 x 14 x 14. All images © Simon Laveuve, shared with permission Enveloped by trailing...

A Sofa That Transforms To a Bed by Lowering From the Ceiling

If you live in a smaller space, you know that you have to make the most of every inch for maximum functionality, as...

An Ultra High-Resolution ‘Snowflake Camera’ Captures the Extraordinary Details of Snow Crystals

 Photography #ice #snow November 19, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Nathan Myhrvold, shared with permission It’s easy to forget that the mounds of snow lining sidewalks each...

Gemstones, Delicate Filigree, and Mechanical Gears Encase Steeven Salvat’s Insect Specimens

 Art Illustration #beetles #butterflies #drawing #gears #insects #watercolor November 18, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Steeven Salvat, shared with permission Steeven Salvat (previously) evokes the glass-covered entomological studies of rare butterflies, beetles,...

Arresting Sculptural Reliefs by Artist Anne Samat Layer Everyday Objects with Meticulously Woven Threads

 Art #beads #family #fiber art #identity #sculpture #thread November 18, 2020 Grace Ebert “Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly” (2020), rattan sticks, yarn, rakes, washers, plastic swords, toy soldiers, beads, metal and plastic...

Interview: Animator Anna Mantzaris Discusses Her Penchant for Nuanced Emotion and Finding Humor in...

 Animation November 18, 2020 Laura Staugaitis Swedish director and animator Anna Mantzaris has a knack for expressing the frustrating, humorous, and delightful moments of everyday...

Illuminated Figures Consider the Relationship Between the Body and Soul

 Art #anatomy #light #metal #sculpture November 17, 2020 Grace Ebert “Vessel of the Universe (Sisidlan ng Kalawakan)” (2020), soldered metal, glass, LED strips, and electrical fittings, 64.5 x 47...

Adventurous Snails Find Themselves Thrust Into ‘The Slimelight’ in a Quirky New Book

 Photography #books #miniature #snails November 17, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland, courtesy of Broccoli, shared with permission Snails, they’re just like us! Teeming...

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