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Just Grow It: Nike Sneakers Taken Over by Plants

Just Grow It! is a series of urban, naturalist sculpture by the Frenchman Christophe Guinet, also known as Mr. PLANT. In the collection, plants fill and cover Nike sneakers, taking over one of the most iconic images of consumerism. Flowers break through the fabric, soil and rock cake the trademark swoosh, and layers of bark reimagine a popular style as a tree. Artfully chaotic, the living sculptures are carefully matched ...

Assembled Objects Photo Series by Philip Lüschen

Philip Lüschen’s Assembled Objects exhibited during the 2014 Dutch Design Week. The series of photographs juxtaposes small, common objects and looks at them up close as micro-collages. Driven by curiosity and a love for bright little things, each print is an examination of form and everyday beauty.

Temporary Mosaic Carpets

These stunning found object mosaics were created by the Dutch designers We Make Carpets. Shaped like traditional carpets, the pieces of art are made of drink umbrellas, uncooked pasta, plastic serving ware and cutlery, fireworks, and chalk, among other items. Collected in an exhibition at mu in Eindhoven, the arrangements represent five years of work by We Make Carpets. Via Colossal

Coolrain Creates Astronaut Figure for Zenith

The Korean artist Coolrain created a special figure for Zenith’s new watch store in Singapore. The realistic model is a representation of Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver, BASE jumper, and all-around dare devil. Coolrain’s interpretation wears a branded astronaut suit, immortalizing Baumgartner’s role in the Red Bull Stratos space diving project and emphasizing the adventurous side of Zenith’s designs.

Wooden Sound Garden Sculpture

Student designer Riley Sykes describes one of his latest pieces, Auda, as a “wooden sound garden.” The sculpture is made of wood and wire, in the image of potted flowers. The artful design echoes musically when touched, and each flower makes a distinct sound.

Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Réflexions” in Paris

Reflections by the acclaimed Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto juxtaposes sculptures and installations, including pieces from his rag series and mirror paintings. Drawing from the Arte Povera movement, the exhibit plays with high and low art by pairing torn cloth with antique furniture. The exhibition by Galleria Continua is coming to Paris this Monday, October 20, 2014, where it will show at the Galleria Aveline until January 11, 2015. Photography by ...

Animal Sculptures Inspired by Eastern Paintings

“Dreams” is a series of animal sculptures by the Chinese artist Wang Ruilin. Loosely inspired by Eastern paintings such as the work of Xu Beihong, the pieces depict some of the world’s most majestic creatures in moody shades of blue, green, and gray. The painted copper sculptures represent animals with an emotional pull and show that they are a part of nature by incorporating elemental references into their expressive forms.

The One & The Many

The One and The Many is a feature documentary that takes viewers inside the world of Italian prison theatre. Directed by the New York filmmaker Inaya Graciana Yusuf, the film follows theatre director and playwright Armando Punzo and a jailhouse theatre troupe, Compagnia della Fortezza. One of the oldest of its kind, the troupe is made up of inmates at Volterra, a maximum security prison in Italy. Follow the film ...

Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum

Captured in these dreamy photographs by Elizabeth Weinberg, Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum is a controversial houseboat that docked in the Gowanus canal in Brooklyn a few years ago. The design drew criticism because the water is polluted and likely dangerous to be in contact with. It’s not prime real estate, but people reportedly lived in the boat for a year, risking their health to live rent-free. While this turned ...

3D Printer for Unique Ceramics

Olivier van Herpt has created a 3D printer and extruder system for making pottery. The innovative technology brings a new material to the world of large-scale 3D printing and allows for sculptors and designers alike to form fresh textures and shapes. This is an important move aesthetically and functionally, as ceramics have a distinct look from plastics and are more safe for use with hot food. The printer also shows ...