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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Inspiration, Just Cool, Photography by Brittany on April 12th, 2014
 

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

We know that as humans on Earth our lives are a constant combination of organization and chaos. What we can’t always see, is the bigger picture.

Photographer Alex MacLean has taken it upon himself to capture just that. Leaning out of the window of an airplane, high above the organization, chaos, or organized chaos — as the case may be — he snaps photographs of the patterns, symmetry and asymmetry that our lives cause and create.

And the resulting images are what you see here.

MacLean is a pilot and a photographer, with a background in architecture. All of these elements of his amazing lifestyle are visible in his images, and seem to contribute to the way he sees and composes his shots. See more the collision of natural and constructed in his images below.

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

Aerial Photographs Show the Collison of Natural and Constructed That We Create

To see more of the natural patterns humans create, check out DNA and Fingerprint Art!

Via Wired

 
 
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!

Via Colossal

 
 
Posted in DNA Art, Home Decor, Inspiration by Brittany on February 8th, 2014
 

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In the midst of this frosty winter, we can’t help but dream of spring. And what better way to plan for the coming season than to plan for updating your home decor?

We were inspired by Elle Decor’s recent article about the colors of the year and thought we would give you a peek at some of our portraits¬†that will help you have the most unique art on your walls, and follow the year’s trends!

1) Sand

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One of the top colors this year is a beige tone entitled “Sand.” This is a subtle color that can be used as the main focus, with bright accents or can be used as a soft accent color for bright walls. There are a number of Fingerprint Portraits that would suit either situation, but we’ve pulled a few of our favourites.

2) Placid Blue 

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Still a soft color, this blue allows you to put a touch of color into your space. If you want to use this blue as your accent, we recommend the Coral DNA Portrait to add a splash of that color to your walls.

3) Paloma

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Greys can be perceived as boring shades, but we’re seeing so many modern and urban interiors that are incorporating the color into awesome spaces. The above Kiss Portraits will help to put this color in your rooms, as well as add some flare to your home.

4) Freesia

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Getting a little bit more adventurous, we have a bright yellow in this year’s trends. These portraits are an easy way to add that burst of color to the room without being overwhelming. Plus, what’s more spring-like then a sunny yellow portrait.

5) Celosia Orange 

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Last but not least we have an orange that made it into the mix. Much like the yellow, you only need one or two pieces to spice up a room dramatically.

If you haven’t seen a color you love here – check out our full selection on our website, here!

 
 
Posted in DNA Art, Inspiration, Just Cool, Technology by Brittany on January 30th, 2014
 

Artistic Technology: YrWall is an Electronic Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Have you ever wanted to paint like a graffiti artist, without making a mess or getting into trouble? Then check out¬†YrWall!¬†This digital graffiti wall allows you to hold a realistic “spray can” to choose your colors, aim and paint away.

When YrWall was first sprung on BBC’s Dragon’s Den a few years ago the artistic innovation reminded us of our DNA Art. Inventors Tim Williams and Tom Hogan ended up striking a deal with two of the dragons on the show to earn funding for their idea. The YrWall is now fully functional, available for rent and is being used in awesome ways.

The wall is available for rent on Luma’s website, and can be set up at your events for your guests to interact with. The easy-to-use graffiti wall makes for a great idea board, brand or logo platform, or just a place for your guests to unleash their inner artist!

Artistic Technology: YrWall is an Electronic Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Artistic Technology: YrWall is a Digital Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Artistic Technology: YrWall is an Electronic Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Share our love of unique art? Check out our DNA Portraits! 

Images via Luma

 
 
Posted in Educational, Science by Courtney on November 22nd, 2013
 

Human Genome Project Infographic

It’s no secret that DNA is one of our passions! When we stumbled upon this great¬†infographic, we knew we had to share. Created by Microsoft Project’s series, Great Projects, the infographic explores the plans, specs, and outcome of the great Human Genome Project (HGP).

Completed in 2003, the HGP is considered the largest collaborative biological project in history. It aided scientists in mapping out our genetic blueprint, pinpointing disease causing genes, and gave us major insight into our evolutionary history. Read up on some more interesting facts about HGP above!

Love DNA as much as we do? Check out our unique DNA Portraits. 

Via Visual News

 
 
Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, Inspirational Design of the Week, International, Just Cool by Courtney on August 28th, 2013
 

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

It’s kind of odd, but we like it! What do you think of this public cinema design? Built in 2012 on the streets of Guimar√£es, Portugal — the structure offers a unique experience for both movie goers, and design lovers. The project was thought up, and built by Colin Fournier from the Barlett School of Architecture, Polish artist Marysia Lewandowska, and London studio NEON.

The tiny cinema includes 16 tube-like openings for people to poke their heads into, and enjoy the show. Their combined protruding lower-bodies are what give the structure its “centipede” look. Dwellers are welcome to enjoy an hour-long film while inside the structure, which is made up of about 20 short trailers. Fun, innovative, and creative! We’re big fans.

Unique design is our forte! Have you checked out our DNA Portraits yet?

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

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Posted in Art+Science, Inspiration, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on July 4th, 2013
 

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Unique art is our passion, we revel in it! That’s why we’re slightly obsessed with this cool new project by photographer Jon Smith. He focuses on capturing high speed photos of¬†incandescent¬†light bulbs filled with various objects — liquids, powders, dessert sprinkles. He will sometimes dip the bulbs in paint, before filling them, to create even more of a ‘wow’ factor upon impact. Smith’s mind-bending photos are set to be turned into metal prints, and displayed later this year at a show in the United States.

What do you think of Smith’s cool mix of art + science? Share with us in the comments!

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects ExplodingPhoto credit: Colossal 

 
 
Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, Just Cool by Courtney on May 30th, 2013
 

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Stick to the old rule of thumb “reduce, reuse, recycle” and you just may end up making some cool art! These gorgeous chandeliers were customized and created by artistic duo Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock. The pair created six chandeliers in total, each one almost entirely made out of used bike parts.

What makes their work even more impressive, is their location of choice for the installation of the chandeliers. They chose to hang them beneath an underpass in San Antonio, Texas — the perfect urban spot to compliment their industrial look, and for the community to enjoy the public art display. At night, the chandeliers are illuminated with LED lights, and the bike parts illuminate the entire space with their patterned shadows. We think the results are absolutely beautiful!

Looking for a unique art idea of your own? Check us out!

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike PartsPhoto credit: Bored Panda

 

 
 
Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, International, Just Cool by Courtney on May 16th, 2013
 

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

Who would think that masking tape could be art? Well, art director and graphic designer Koji Iyama has made it just that. With his new installations across Japan, the latest arriving in the city of Sendai, Iyama has certainly been leaving his colorful mark.

His product of choice? Mt-masking tape. His setting of choice? Old warehouses with high ceilings create the perfect space for him to hang the rolls of tape. He covers the entire floor as well, and even proceeds to cover any objects in his way — bikes, tables, other installations. The result of his final design is pretty cool, and we can imagine very interactive for the people lucky enough to visit his presentations. What do you think of Iyama’s art ventures?

Unique art is our forte! Check out our colorful, and innovative DNA Portraits. 

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

Photo credit: Spoon & Tamago

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, Inspiration, International, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on April 12th, 2013
 

Gorgeous Macro Photography of The Elements

Check out these absolutely brilliant photos by Japanese chemist and photographer, R. Tanaka.¬†His¬†goal was to capture a microscopic look into some of the world’s most photogenic elements, and he’s managed to do just that. We’re blown away by this rare mix of¬†art + science, and his ability to turn these mysterious substances into a work of beauty and intrigue. He’s managed to bring the¬†periodic¬†table of elements to life with his fascinating¬†project.

Watch him turn elements such as bismuth, platinum, and even lead into art below.

Gorgeous Macro Photography of The Elements

Bismuth

Gorgeous Macro Photography of The Elements

Gold

Gorgeous Macro Photography of The Elements

Osmium

Gorgeous Macro Photography of The Elements

Tellurium

Gorgeous Photography of The Elements

Lead

Photo credit: Neatorama 

 
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