Kinetic art is really amazing as it combines both engineering and design, simple elements and materials with advanced technology all with the purpose of giving the viewer with delightful visual effects. Let’s have a look at some of the most splendid kinetic sculptures in the world. Enjoy!
Have a look at the world’s thinnest house! If you’re claustrophobic this is most definitely not the spot for you. Polish architect Jakub Szczesny designed this incredibly thin house which is open for business and awaiting tenants. If you wanna check it out, you have to either go to Warsaw, Poland to see it live, or check out the world’s thinnest house right here.
What would you do if you inherited an extended collection of old books, dictionaries and miscellaneous thick compendiums? Some of us might cherish them, others might donate them to libraries (now that’s a good place for old books) , but the same can’t be said about an artist named Laramee… he would use those books to carve amazing miniature landscapes. His latest collection, which he titled The Great Wall and Biblios is the most stunning one he has created yet. This latest series represents the degradation of human culture, through book carvings of glaciers, caves and mountains. Have a look at what is probably the most awesome use of old books.
Meet Olympia, she’s the biggest snowman, or shall we say, snowwoman ever built. The record was set by Jim Mann and his crew at Mt. Mann Jewelers in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. Olympia SnowWoman was 122 feet 1 inch (37.21 m) tall, and weighted 13,000,000 lbs. of snow…now that’s a lot of snow! The previous record was, surprisingly also set in Maine, but this time, we’re talking about a snowman built back in February 1999. The snowman was named “Angus, King of the Mountain” (he was a mountain, if you ask me). It had 113 feet 7 inches (34.62 m) height, and weighed more than 9,000,000 pounds (4,080,000 kg). Now kids, you shouldn’t try this at home, cause a Frosty as huge as these two… well just imagine how much snow you’d need for it. Have a look at some really amazing pictures of the world’s tallest snowmen.
MAD Chinese architects? Well you might be tempted to say that, but guess what… they’re actually geniuses, even though they work for a a firm named “MAD”. This impressive and also extremely odd building was built in the city of Ordos, which is practically in the middle of nowhere, also known as the Gobi desert. The entire blob shaped building is covered in metal tiles which were built especially to be resistant to the frequently occurring sandstorms. This building is as crazy on the inside, as it is on the outside. The galleries are actually smaller blobs interconnected by bridges (does “Inception” ring any bells?). Only six years ago, instead of this weird building, all one could find was sand… now, the Ordos Museum has turned an under populated area, in to a major tourist attraction.
When it comes to frights on October 31st, we all become very inventive… whether we’re talking about our house decorations or the treats we’re gonna give the trick-or-treaters, we all want to be this year’s spookiest person. Well if you’re thinking of carving the scariest pumpkin on the block, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a collection of some of the world’s spookiest Halloween pumpkins, so prepare to be scared…
Halloween’s coming up and we’re all probably in search of some ideas of how to make our Halloween pumpkin look as attractive or spooky as can be. Well if you plan on having a unique design this year, you can try some of these extremely interesting carving ideas. We have sme really drunk pumpkins in here, so viewer discretion is advised.
When we go to the kitchen and make a sandwich we don’t really expect it to look like anything else but a plain, delicious sandwich. Well, you’d be surprised of how many things the old fashioned sandwich can actually look like. We’ve put together one of the coolest collections of funny and cool sandwiches. Take a look at them and, maybe take some of the designs as an inspiration for the next time you make a sandwich for you or for someone close.
If you’re a fan of crop circles, you might be tempted to think that extraterrestrial beings have had something to do with this fascinating display of art on fields, but to our surprise this form of artistry is actually precise hand-made, or shall we say, hand-planted rice field creativity. The rice fields in Japan have been populated with stunning designs, and guess what?…. They’re all natural, the different shapes and colors were obtained by mixing up several types of rice.
Toothpicks… we all have them but some have the talent, ability and patience to do great things with them like huge 100 000 toothpick scale reproduction of the main attractions in San Francisco, or tinny miniaturist sculptures of extremely tall buildings. The art of making things out of toothpicks is vast and from that large variety of pictures, we made a stunning collection f the most impressive and amazing toothpick sculptures. Feast your eyes and enjoy.