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A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance

A Massive Notebook-Style Calendar Shows 2022 at a Glance The designer team at the wildly popular Yearcalendar evokes the fresh start of a blank notebook with its oversized 2022-at-a-glance. Uniquely organized to display the months in long columns, the wall planner is complete with an A4 page’s ubiquitous blue and red rules and punched sides. …

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Colorful Patterns of Stained Glass Nestle Within Repurposed Sea Defense Timber

Colorful Patterns of Stained Glass Nestle Within Repurposed Sea Defense Timber Based in the coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, England, artist Louise Durham creates towering wooden sculptures of reclaimed sea defense timber and vibrant stained glass. She embeds stripes and circles in a full spectrum of color within the totem-style works, which when illuminated, cast kaleidoscopic …

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Shattered Porcelain Fragments Are Elegantly Bonded in Kintsugi Sculptures by Yeesookyung

Shattered Porcelain Fragments Are Elegantly Bonded in Kintsugi Sculptures by Yeesookyung Seoul-based artist Yeesookyung (previously) fuses Korean and Japanese craft traditions in her elegant, gilded sculptures. Blending ornately patterned vessels with deities and animals, the delicate assemblages meld shards of discarded ceramic into new forms with bulbous sides, halved figures, and drips of metallic epoxy. …

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Stunning Shots from the 2021 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Competition Unveil Nature’s Minuscule Details

Stunning Shots from the 2021 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Competition Unveil Nature’s Minuscule Details Salamander silhouettes, an ant clutching a snack, and the diverse findings of an unintentional insect trap are a few of the winners of the 2021 Close-Up Photographer of the Year contest (previously). Now in its third year, the global competition …

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Hundreds of Ceramic Marine Creatures Radiate in Gradients to Show the Effects of Coral Bleaching

Hundreds of Ceramic Marine Creatures Radiate in Gradients to Show the Effects of Coral Bleaching Two new site-specific pieces by Courtney Mattison (previously) position ceramic sculptures of corals, sponges, and anemones in a swirling cluster of ocean diversity. Titled “Revolve” and “Our Changing Seas VII,” the wall reliefs are the latest additions to the Los …

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Spiraling Nautili Rooftops Cover a Multi-Story School Made Entirely of Bamboo in Bali

Spiraling Nautili Rooftops Cover a Multi-Story School Made Entirely of Bamboo in Bali A series of monumental spiraling structures with vaulted roofs and balconies overlooking a 45,000-square-meter site in Sibang Kaja, Bali, is an innovative foray into sustainable architecture. Designed by IBUKU back in 2008, “Heart of School” is made of local bamboo and grasses …

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Swirls of Air-Dry Clay Compose Vibrant Sculptural Landscapes

Swirls of Air-Dry Clay Compose Vibrant Sculptural Landscapes Russian artist Alisa Lariushkina molds countless coiled ribbons and small twists from air-dry clay to create idyllic scenes brimming with color and texture. Reminiscent of Post-Impressionist styles, her sculptural landscapes are imbued with movement, and she uses undulating forms to convey a river’s gleaming surface and a …

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A Striking Photo Series Documents the Melting Glaciers Along 4,000 Kilometers of Greenland’s Coast

A Striking Photo Series Documents the Melting Glaciers Along 4,000 Kilometers of Greenland’s Coast What began in July 2003 as a single visit to the frigid Ilulissat Icefjord in western Greenland morphed into a years-long project for German photographer Olaf Otto Becker. That initial trip prompted fourteen subsequent voyages to the Arctic coastlines, where he …

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A Wind Gust Propels a Graceful Cast Toward the Sea in a Fantastical Burberry Ad

A Wind Gust Propels a Graceful Cast Toward the Sea in a Fantastical Burberry Ad  A dreamy new ad for Burberry meditates on the dual powers of humanity and nature. Directed by Megaforce, “Open Spaces” zeroes in on four figures as they venture into a wheat field when a strangely powerful gust of wind …

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Dizzying Patterns Envelop Imagined Characters in Portraits by Sofia Bonati

Dizzying Patterns Envelop Imagined Characters in Portraits by Sofia Bonati In the hypnotic portraits of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati (previously), women find themselves embraced by backgrounds of black-and-white linework, foliage, and abstract geometries. The feminine characters often have rosy cheeks and earnest expressions, and they seamlessly meld with their patterned environments, which sometimes conceal the …

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