Last week Oliver Sacks shared these jellyfish on twitter. The underwater photos are taken by Alexander Semenov, a Russian biologist. So beautiful! [via Colossal]
My Daily Poetry Fix by Stefan Hengst
It happens to most creative people: one day Stefan Hengst found himself in a bit of a lull. In his effort to jump-start his creative process, he did a yearlong iPhone photography project that he called “My Daily Poetry Fix.” He collected snapshots he took with his phone each day and shared a few on Facebook Soon patterns began to… Continue reading My Daily Poetry Fix by Stefan Hengst
Northern Lights All Night
I’ve never actually seen the Northern Lights so the idea of a glass igloo in Finland seems pretty extraordinary to me. I wonder what kinds of dreams one has in these thermal glass huts at the Hotel Kakslauttanen. [via Home Esthetics]
Night Balloon Beauty by YesYesNo
Check out this art installation in England in which 400 balloons with LED lights inside them were released at night. The colors of the balloons are caused by messages sent by people around the world via the Internet: as part of the london 2012 festival new york and amsterdam-based studio yesyesno adorned a 117km expanse along the hadrian’s wall world… Continue reading Night Balloon Beauty by YesYesNo
OTRO – Skateable Glow-in-the-Dark Art
Architects: L’Escaut Architectures Location: Vassivière Island, France OTRO is a daring skateable artwork by architect and designer Koo Jeong A. It is composed of concrete bowls, a cradle and a tunnel. For more about this beautiful artscape, click here.
Rice University’s Final Frontier: Skyspace
Photos by Karen Warren © 2012 Houston Chronicle Look up! A new public art work by James Turrell will soon grace the landscape of the Rice University campus in Houston. Due to open officially in a few weeks, the new “Skyspace” will put on a light show each day at sunrise and sunset.
An Optical Chapel
David A Brown created an Optical Chapel in an office space that was once an optician’s office in downtown Houston. The installation incorporated 11,000 photographs. The project was featured in FotoFest 2012.
What Would You Do With 40,000 Pieces of Junk Mail?
If you were Amanda Nelsen, you’d make art with it. I love that she took something that’s wasteful and rather insidious and used it creatively. Isn’t it beautiful? [via The Artful Desperado]
Havel and Ruck Redux
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, the creators of Inversion, have created a new piece of temporary public art by the Houston artistic team of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Located at Project Rowhouses, the structure is part art, part stage and part park. It’s also awesome art. There are concerts and activities planned there… Continue reading Havel and Ruck Redux
City Lights: Robert Montgomery
The urban lyrics of Robert Montgomery are nested so tightly into the cityscape, you might not notice. But they are there, each of them, a ghost in the machine. Check out his site here. (via My Modern Met)
Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek
Art happening on the NYC subway Olek is an artist. What is her art? Well, it’s called knit graffiti, yarn bombing, or urban knitting . It makes us take a second look. Or perhaps a 30 second look. New York City-based artist Agata Oleksiak (known as Olek) uses crochet in bold colors to make her statement.… Continue reading Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek
The Emperor’s New Soul
A new sculpture exhibit by Jaume Plensa has recently erupted along Buffalo Bayou in Houston. Mr. Plensa will be giving a lecture at the MFAH on February 16, 2011. For complete details, click here. [photo by the Rice Design Alliance]
More by Banksy
How to start the week? With Banksy, of course! Other posts on Big Window about Banksy? Click here.
Framed by Stuart Haygarth
Follow the link to more cool photos and a video. (via DesignBoom)
From UPPLAND by Aase Berg
Uppland lightland hovercraftland Good yellow circles Tensionwidth wingspan, lightband after lightband All my shooting stars sparkle over Uppland See how all of Uppland stands in flame burns border Crashland, steer softly out of hullwreck lander, loader crushed sewn whole Creep under the skin Hold on to your skin Elephantize mutual pupa Wake! Prick spindle wake… Continue reading From UPPLAND by Aase Berg