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This table glows in the dark. And although the final product looks like something you would see in a design showroom, or modern house magazine, it is actually something that came from a DIY project — one that you could even do yourself.

Artist/inventor Mike Warren created this table using photoluminescent (glow) powder and clear resin, to fill the cracks of a naturally porous piece of wood. The result is a table that will charge in sunlight and glow blue, only in the cracks and spaces filled with the glow resin.

Check out the video below to see how it works and how it was made. If you want to attempt this yourself, follow the instructions on Instructables and be sure to send us a photo of the result!

 

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Photography by Brittany on August 14th, 2014
 

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Photographer Martin Kimbell has found a way to freshen up the classic photography experiment called light painting – and it doesn’t involve any high-tech gadgets or tools.

These light tornadoes are created by attaching LED’s to a hoop and throwing it into the air. As the hoop spins and descends, Kimbell takes a long-exposure photograph to capture the pattern the lights make on the way down.

Through a perfect combination of illumination and timing, Kimbell is able to create beautiful and diverse tornado-like “structures” in the images.

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, How it's Made, Just Cool by Brittany on May 8th, 2014
 

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

Artist Bradley Hart has created a bunch of portraits and paintings by injecting paint into bubble wrap — creating a mosaic, pixelated image.

The process is twofold. First he injects each bubble with the paint to create the pixelated look. Second he removes the drippings from the back of the paintings to see the impression of the piece. Some examples are below, with the injection version complete and the impression version almost melting downward.

Besides the fact that these paintings are incredibly well done for being created one bubble (or pixel) at a time, the back stories of Hart’s inspiration is fascinating. Ranging from why he injects the paint, to why he wanted to create pixelated images, to the end meaning behind both the injection and impression pieces, his art is “injected” with sentiment and meaning every step of the way.

Part of what he explains on his website is that: “The bare bubbles in the bubble wrap reference dots or pixels, echoing various movements in art history and other media, including pointillism, screen-printing, TVs and LCS monitors… The process of injecting paint into bubble wrap directly references pixilation (and those 1′s and 0′s) and at the same time harkens back to the time of family portrait painting, when a family’s personal “photo” album consisted of paintings hanging on its walls.”

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

These Pixelated Paintings are Made with Bubble Wrap and Paint

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, DNA Art, Just Cool by Brittany on May 1st, 2014
 

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

It’s not too difficult to see why we love this artwork by Nicolas Jolly.

Fingerprints! And we love fingerprint art.

These drawings are made up of thousands of fine lines, curving and swirling to create unique patterns within the image itself. It’s hard to tell when looking at the images, which he planned out first – what the drawing is of, or the “fingerprints” within them. Using only black ink, he works only with the width and pressure of the lines to illustrate the big picture.

We would love to see one of these images being drawn, to witness Jolly’s process.

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

Artist Nicolas Jolly Draws Fingerprint Patterns Within his Illustrations

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Posted in Art in Nature, Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, Photography by Brittany on April 8th, 2014
 

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Sometimes all you need is a new way to look at your everyday surroundings. That is what photographer Bing Wright has accomplished with his series Broken Mirror/Evening Sky.

These images have the look of stained glass, and each one captures a different color combination and pattern – depending on where the cracks in the mirror break up the sky. It is a unique way to present something that we can see almost every day and it is visually captivating.

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

Shattered Mirror Photographic Series

If you love unique artwork, check out our Fingerprint Portraits!

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, DNA Art, Just Cool, Photography by Brittany on March 27th, 2014
 

Light Paintings Based on That Which Can be Heard or Felt but not Seen

Light painting has been around for years and it takes a special artist to be able to put a new spin on the technique. Which is exactly what Patrick Rochon has done.

These images were created based on invisible realities. As Rochon explains, “I’ve been fascinated by what we can’t see. Like the shape of sounds, energy, vibrations, feelings, the photons our bodies emits. Light is invisible until it touches something. Vibrations made by our voices have the most intricate shapes as we can see with cymatics.”

So he took this fascination and worked on this series to depict these realities. He says he works in complete darkness to create the images, and uses music to let his body and the sound move him (internally and externally).

This series is currently on display in Calgary, Canada but can be seen on his website as well.

Light Paintings Based on That Which Can be Heard or Felt but not Seen

Light Paintings Based on That Which Can be Heard or Felt but not Seen

Light Paintings Based on That Which Can be Heard or Felt but not Seen

Light Paintings Based on That Which Can be Heard or Felt but not Seen

Light Paintings Based on That Which Can be Heard or Felt but not Seen

Art created within our personal realities is our specialty. Check out DNA, Fingerprint and Kiss portraits here.

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool by Brittany on March 15th, 2014
 

Anatomical Collage Art by Travis Bedel

There isn’t much we can say (or need to) about these anatomical collages by Travis Bedel other than, “Wow.”

These images are created by cutting and pasting vintage artworks onto anatomical, biological and botanical images and illustrations. We are continuously surprised and impressed by the ways that science and art can be combined.

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Anatomical Collage Art by Travis Bedel

Anatomical Collage Art by Travis Bedel

Anatomical Collage Art by Travis Bedel

 

If you like artwork made from science, check out how you can create art from your DNA!

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool, Photography by Brittany on February 27th, 2014
 

Photographer Fabian Oefner Combines Science and Art

It’s no surprise that we enjoy the combination of science and art  and these images by Fabian Oefner are exactly that. Oefner comes from an art and design background but has always been interested in science. His images generally depict a scientific concept, however you don’t need to know the scientific background to see the beauty in his images.

As he explains in his TED talk the goal of his work is to speak to the viewer’s heart as well as their brain. For instance, the image above is created with ferrofluid which is a magnetic substance. After placing a magnet beneath the fluid and adding watercolor paint to the substance you can see the patterns and shapes begin to form. You don’t need to know that ferrofluid is hydrophobic (it won’t mix with water) to see that this image is stunning, but when you do know that the details in the image become much more evident.

Check out a few of his other images below to see the many ways science and art can collide.

Photographer Fabian Oefner Combines Science and Art

Photographer Fabian Oefner Combines Science and Art

Photographer Fabian Oefner Combines Science and Art

Photographer Fabian Oefner Combines Science and Art

Photographer Fabian Oefner Combines Science and Art

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool, Photography by Brittany on February 22nd, 2014
 

Paint on a Speaker Makes 3D Pollock-Style Photos

It’s no surprise that we are fans of color. So when we saw these photographs by Martin Klimas we just had to share them!

These colorful creations were made by putting globs of paint onto a scrim which was placed over a speaker. Klimas then turned up the volume on a carefully selected track and captured the paint being tossed and thrown by the beat of the music.

It took him over 1000 shots to perfect his series, but we feel it was well worth it.

Paint on a Speaker Makes 3D Pollock-Style Photos

Paint on a Speaker Makes 3D Pollock-Style Photos

Paint on a Speaker Makes 3D Pollock-Style Photos

Paint on a Speaker Makes 3D Pollock-Style Photos

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Posted in Art in Nature, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool by Brittany on February 20th, 2014
 

Calvin Seibert Creates Geometric Sand Castles

These sand castles – if you can call them simply that – are so detailed they look like architectural models. The precision and detail involved in the angles and edges of these sand sculptures is unlike anything we’ve seen.

When you see some of artist Calvin Seibert‘s other sand creations you won’t be surprised to learn that he is also a sculptor and carpenter. Seibert explains on his Flickr page that he doesn’t plan the castles beforehand, once he begins he “can start to see where things are going and either follow that road or attempt to contradict it with something unexpected.”

Calvin Seibert Creates Geometric Sand Castles

Calvin Seibert Creates Geometric Sand Castles

Calvin Seibert Creates Geometric Sand Castles

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