Artist uses materials found in nature to create elaborate cairns and mandalas

February 28, 2018 by  
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Strolling through his hometown of Yorkshire, artist James Brunt finds artistic inspiration through almost any natural materials he can get his hands on. Whether walking along the beach or taking a forest stroll, Brunt creates intricate mandala-inspired designs out of fallen leaves, twigs or sea rocks. The determined artist will spend entire days on his land art, only to see it disappear under the rising tide waters or blown away in the wind. Brunt lets nature feed his inspiration, often wandering through dense woodlands to find the perfect place to create intricate pieces of land art. Located in Yorkshire, England, he explores nearby forests, parks, and beaches to find just the right spot and materials. When the inspiration hits him, he uses natural materials like twigs, fallen leaves, and rocks to create beautifully intricate mandala-like spirals and concentric circles.  Related: Artist turns golden leaves of Sacramento Gingko tree into inspiring works of art The artist is very considerate of the environment and takes none of the materials outside of their natural habitat. He’s also very careful not to trample natural flora or landscape. In fact, most of his land art only last a few hours, often being washed or blown away by the surrounding forces like tides or winds. You can find Brunt’s beautiful artwork on his Twitter and Facebook , where he sometimes invites people to join him in his artistic ventures. He also sells prints of his photographed artworks on his website . + James Brunt Via Bored Panda Images via James Brunt Website

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World’s first 3D-printed camper trailer took 9 days to make

February 28, 2018 by  
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3D printing just went seriously next level, as a Canadian team unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed camper. Weighing in as the largest indoor, single-piece 3D printed object in the world, the full-sized camper took 9 days and hundreds of feet of filament to create – and the results are pretty fantastic. ? The trailer is the first of its kind, and the sheer size of the project makes it impressive. This is no tiny trailer. The camper is 13 feet long, 6 feet wide and weighs 600 pounds – that’s 507 cubic feet of 3D-printed goodness. It’s over 3 times larger than the previous record-holding indoor, single-piece 3D print. The project was printed at Create Cafe in Saskatoon over 230 hours using the largest 3D printer in North America. Related: SOM debuts “world’s largest 3D-printed polymer building” designed for off-grid living You might think that this is just some novelty. But 3D-printed trailers have an advantage over traditional construction. Since it has no seams, you don’t have to worry about leaks. (If you’ve ever slept in a leaky camper, you know that’s major.) It also doesn’t require a chassis. And you can customize it to your wildest camper dreams. For instance, the team, led by Randy Janes of Wave of the Future 3D, designed the trailer so that it can be converted into an ice fishing cabin. Via Geek and Global News Images via Create Cafe Here it is! The world’s first 3D printed camper trailer. It’s also the largest object to ever be 3D printed at over 500 cubic feet. The trailer is on display at @CreateCafe3D in Saskatoon. #YXE #Sask @GlobalSaskatoon pic.twitter.com/hrF7UerLNb — Adam MacVicar (@AdamMacVicar) February 23, 2018

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Spectacular land art sculpture is carved into the earth like branching rivers

June 12, 2017 by  
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Budapest-based artist Krisztián Balogh created a stunning piece of land art that looks as perfect as a digital rendering. Created in 2012, the land sculpture , called World Tree, was carved from peat bog in the shape of a tree viewed from an aerial perspective. The hand-carved World Tree stretches 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter in an undisclosed rural area. The artist, who has done several land art installations and sculptures, often looks to nature for inspiration. Related: These artists create mind-bending artwork solely from autumn leaves The temporary installation starts with a central X-shape representing a tree trunk that then splays out into branches in multiple directions. The carefully carved peat slabs float atop a bog. Water that shows through the gaps of the artwork give the World Tree its likeness to branching rivers. + Krisztián Balogh Via Colossal Images via Krisztián Balogh

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620,000 people walk on water: Christos miracle on Lake Iseo

June 28, 2016 by  
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In just one week, over 620,000 people have flocked to the tiny lake in Northern Italy to see the 16m-wide fluctuating path covered with 700, 000 square meters of fabric, putting the previously unknown town of Sulzano firmly on the map. Christo’s original idea for The Floating Piers is almost 50 years old. Initially it was invented for the delta of Rio de la Plata but that walkway was never realized because of the missing permissions. Later, in 1995, the project, including two 150-meter docks, was repurposed for the Tokyo Bay and its artificial islands. And again, the daring project did not overcome bureaucratic hurdles. Related: Step inside the world’s largest bamboo maze! Originally, The Floating Piers was supposed to stay open 24 hours a day. However, due to unbelievable influx of people, some days the installation has to close between 12:00am and 6:00am for maintenance. Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude (who passed away in 2009) are renowned for their large-scale projects of land art with powerful visual appeal. What most people don’t know is this particular installation is also a remarkable work of engendering that is constructed with 200,000 modules of high density polyethylene to handle the throng of curious visitors and rough weather. + The Floating Piers + Christo and Jeanne-Claude Images © Maria Novozhilova for Inhabitat

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Andy Goldsworthy creates ephemeral Land Art with what he finds at hand

March 29, 2016 by  
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Grass pyramids hide an unexpected museum underneath

November 24, 2015 by  
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Porsche confirms plans for a 911 Hybrid, but an all-electric 911 isn’t in the cards

November 24, 2015 by  
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In the not too distant future almost every automaker is going to electrify their lineups with plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, but what does that mean for the future of iconic cars, like the Porsche 911? Porsche recently previewed a future fully-electric car with the Mission E concept and now Porsche has confirmed that it is working on a hybrid electric powertrain for the 911. Read the rest of Porsche confirms plans for a 911 Hybrid, but an all-electric 911 isn’t in the cards

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Aging artist speeds up growth of massive maze with fast-growing bamboo

June 10, 2015 by  
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Dyson CSYS uses satellite technology to make LEDs last for 37 years

June 10, 2015 by  
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The folks who make vacuum cleaners that don’t lose suction have launched a lightbulb that doesn’t lose brightness—for 37 years. Dyson has developed a proprietary LED that they believe will last for nearly four decades, thanks to new cooling technology inside the bulb. The new Dyson technology is housed in a cleverly designed task lamp, the Dyson CSYS, marrying style and function to offer precise control of light over your workspace. The Dyson CSYS doesn’t just rival other energy efficient bulbs on the market; it could very well blow them all away. Read the rest of Dyson CSYS uses satellite technology to make LEDs last for 37 years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cooling technology led , dyson , dyson csys , jake dyson , LED , led lamp , led lasts 37 years , LED lighting , led longer life , long lasting led , self cooling led

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Artist Calvin Seibert Sculpts Mindblowing Modernist Sandcastles in Hawaii

February 17, 2014 by  
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