Luckily, Reddit user darwin_thornberry has found a way to solve both problems. He built an awesome sandbox for his children with collapsible benches that also serve as a lid. This design is so cool, it only makes me more jealous that someone didn’t think of it sooner.
He began by assembling a wooden base with plenty of room for sand.
As an artist, sometimes you get so caught up in your work that you fail to notice the world around you.
The Ghost Ship was an artistic conclave in Oakland, California, where artists came to get their creative juices flowing as well as to show off their talents through art shows and performances. With its elaborate decorations, it was as though creativity and inspiration enveloped the entire warehouse, so it came as quite a surprise when the building and the creativity of these artists all went up in smoke.
Following the horrible warehouse fire that took the lives of over 33 people this weekend, the owner and founder of the Ghost Ship is being put on blast for some seriously insensitive remarks.
Derick Ion Almena angered people on social media when he posted an uncouth message on Facebook. In it, he stated that he worked so hard to create his warehouse and that he was left “standing in the poverty of self worth.” He paid no mind to the many people who lost their lives that day because his warehouse was not up to code.
When you think about drywall, you usually don’t associate it with high art. While artists work in various media, construction materials like drywall and joint compound don’t usually make the creative cut. That being said, something that’s unique to artists is their ability to breathe new life into something mundane, and to elevate utilitarian materials.
Bernie Mitchell is one of those artists. A drywall contractor by trade, Mitchell takes materials that are often robbed of their dimensionality and transforms them into work that’s fit for gallery space. Check out his stunning process in the video below.
The coolest art is sometimes the art that’s least expected. To learn more about Bernie Mitchell’s drywall work, check out his website and follow him on Facebook!
After surviving a terrible car wreck, life is tough for victims, since physical and emotional scars have a way of making people feel depressed and isolated. This young woman was no exception. Following her accident, not only was her back hurt, but she was forced to wear a brace that would undoubtedly attract unwanted attention.
And that’s why she decided to do something about it and take back control of the situation. As of now, she’s rocking that back brace in such an empowering way!
This brace sticks out like a sore thumb, am I right?
This work is important because it could help others who find themselves in similar situations get through the tough times. There’s something powerful about watching someone overcome adversity and take ownership of everything that life throws her way.
The Maldives is a gorgeous island nation in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea. It’s known for its clear water and natural beauty, so it’s easy to understand why artist Zaria Forman focused on the chain of atolls in one of her most recent projects. She spent September of 2013 in the island paradise, inspiring these sets of images. However, these aren’t just photos of beautiful ocean scenery. She hoped to raise awareness of a very real predicament the Maldivians are facing: the entire nation could be underwater within this century.
The island nation, due to rising sea levels, could soon be underwater.
Source: Zaria Forman via My Modern Met “I hope my drawings will raise awareness and invite viewers to share the urgency of the Maldivians’ predicament in a productive and hopeful way. I believe art can facilitate a deeper understanding of crises, helping us find meaning and optimism amidst shifting landscapes.” Zaria’s site lists all of her works, and a percentage of each sale will be donated to 350.org. 350.org is a “global climate movement” that wants to keep our world healthy and prevent its downfall. Zaria’s work is beautiful… but it’s also for a good cause and a totally mind-blowing because of it’s photorealism. Please share it.
I’ve never met Brian Schulz, but he’s now my hero. He had an idea to build a Japanese Forest House in the middle of an Oregon forest… and after 1 1/2 years and $11,000, he completed it. What’s even better about this home in the woods, it was mostly built from natural, locally sourced materials. In other words, this place was mostly funded by his hard work and innovation – something truly inspiring. Take a look at Schulz’s home and his journey along the way below.
Inspired by Japanese architecture, this is the finished home in the woods of Cape Falcon, Oregon.
Schulz stated that the $11,000 cash mostly went to concrete, insulation and shakes. After all, it’s tough to build a home this awesome completely from your surroundings. All in all, he did a fantastic job that should inspire the creativity in all of us. As much as I love the house, his experience building it is absolutely priceless. Source: Cape Falcon Kayak A year and a half of work deserves some credit. Share this awesome house with others; inspire them.
In Hindu culture, rangoli is an art form that’s centered around the creation of ornate designs made out of colorful sand. Created to honor deities, they are meticulous and beautiful. The most fascinating thing about them, however, is how they’re made.
Watch what happens when this artist starts shaking sand onto his work space.
Seeing creators in action is always such a humbling experience. If you want to learn more about rangoli, check out this blog!
There are plenty of people in the art world who blend traditional artistic methods with state-of-the-art digital animation, but there are relatively few who can create moving images without digital editing.
But conceptual artist Thomas Medicus pulls it off perfectly. By creating hand-painted images, placing them behind refracted glass, and combining all of that work into one cube, he achieves a visual effect unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
The material that he used to create this piece is stunning in its own right.
There are many different mediums artists can use to express themselves. Guido Daniele, for instance, chooses to use something that most of us have ourselves. Instead of buying canvas or paper, he paints hands. A gallery that includes some of his work was posted online, stunning users. It’s hard to believe what you will be seeing is something as simple as a painted hand:
Seriously. All of those were just hands. Guido Daniele is seriously talented. I’ll never look at my own hands the same way again. Source: Guido Daniele Share his awesome work with others by clicking on the button below!