Crashing waves frozen into elegant glass vessels

April 7th, 2015|

These beautiful glass sculptures depicting ocean waves were made by Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker, a husband and wife team, known internationally for their glass and ceramic art. They work mainly with hot glass and create pieces from both blown glass, which ends as a hollow piece, or solid works, which are large pieces of […]

Transition: a flowering paper structure designed for sky-gazing

April 6th, 2015|

For her graduating thesis project, art student Shoko Konishi created this beautiful paper structure. She calls it Transition. From the outside it doesn’t look like much, just some paper cylinders in a circle with a small entrance to climb into. But inside is a blossoming dome on the ceiling that creates a transformational experience.

Made from […]

Pump Up the Bass to Douse a Blaze: Mason Students’ Invention Fights Fires

March 31st, 2015|

A thumping bass may do more than light up a party – it could flat out extinguish it, thanks to a new sound-blasting fire extinguisher by George Mason University undergrads.

The fire extinguisher uses low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson now hold a preliminary patent application for their […]

Extreme Plastic Surgery – A New Kind of Beauty

March 26th, 2015|

Extreme plastic surgery is becoming more common place. There is no doubt. And there seems to be little stopping its continued influence on our culture and perceptions of beauty. Phillip Toledano, an amazingly talented photographer born in London and represented around the world by some of the most respected photographic galleries, recently took it upon […]

Frozen acrobatic dance in powdered milk

March 25th, 2015|

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte and film director André (Nicolas Vantomme) has created a photo series and film that beautifully capture a dancer’s elegant movements with expressive bursts of white powder.

The concept was created by creative agency Norvell Jefferson and CD director Jurriaan Eversdijk.

The whole photo/video shoot was organized as an advertisement for Campina Friesland Kievit, […]

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Made From Pics Of Real Galaxies

March 12th, 2015|

This is a collaboration piece between Vincent Van Gogh and astrophysicist Alex Parker. Van Gogh painted Starry Night, then Alex recreated the piece using pictures of real galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The astronomer, whose speciality is exploring the asteroids and proto-planets of our solar system, downloaded Hubble’s Top 100 Images to create this […]

Hyde Park – audiovisual experiences from a fishbowl

March 9th, 2015|

Kamiel Rongen loves  to create audiovisual landscapes which he calls Hyde Park. Using water and lots of different materials, he creates an insane live visual filmed in a fishbowl.

The artist is designing a small world where he is playing with gravity and afterwards he is creating soothing ambient music or hard rhythms, in consistency with […]

Asphyxia: A Striking Fusion of Dance and Motion Capture Technology

March 9th, 2015|

as·phyx·i·a is a collaborative effort and experimental film created by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips and performed by Shiho Tanaka. The project is an effort to explore new ways to use and/or combine technologies and different fields in an experiment without many of the common commercial limitations. The performance is centered in an eloquent choreography that stresses the desire to […]

Meet Zeus, the blind owl with stars in his eyes

March 2nd, 2015|

Meet Zeus, a blind Western Screech Owl with some pretty incredible eyes! Zeus was found injured in Southern California after it flew into the wall of a house and hit its head.

After a quick vet visit and a clean bill of health, the owl has found a permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in […]

WWF-Canada enlists Norman the Eco-Warrior cat

February 18th, 2015|

Norman and WWF-Canada have teamed up to promote Loblaw Companies Limited’s commitment to sustainably source 100% of seafood sold in its retail locations by the end of 2013.

You don’t have to be human to make a difference. And you can learn a lot from a cat who cares.