Tag: wood

Aug 7, 2014

I Thought it was Just a Sheet Covering a Clock, Until I Read the Plaque

I Thought it was Just a Sheet Covering a Clock, Until I Read the Plaque

Nothing to see here, just an old grandfather clock covered in a white sheet. Not sure why this is on display at an art musem. Perhaps the clock was damaged and was covered up to prevent any further damage? Oh look a plaque. Maybe that will explain what I would…

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Jul 8, 2014

The Depths of an Ocean Inside a Coffee Table

The Depths of an Ocean Inside a Coffee Table

The Abyss Table by Duffy London is a conversation piece made from multiple layers of stacked wood and glass. The stunning coffee table mimics the geological cross-section of an ocean as layers of glass darken the deeper they are situated. The handmade table measures (L)160cm (W)80cm (H)46cm and is limited to a mere 25…

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Jul 5, 2014

Furniture with Rivers of Glass Running Through Them

Furniture with Rivers of Glass Running Through Them

Greg Klassen is a one-man furniture maker based out of Lynden, Washington. The craftsman is inspired by the Pacific Northwest and the trees that grow there. Klassen remarks, “no two trees are the same just as no two pieces are that I make from them.” All pieces are handmade, one at a time and the…

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Jun 10, 2014

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

The Met Just Released 400,000 Hi-Res Images of their Collection

Here are 40 outstanding highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently released collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. On 16 May 2014, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly…

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Jun 5, 2014

These Were Made with Everyday Toothpicks

These Were Made with Everyday Toothpicks

Bob Morehead is an American artist working out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. For over 30 years Bob has used toothpicks, glue and a lot of patience to create intricate sculptures and buildings. His largest undertaking, Toothpick City, is made from over 100,000 toothpicks. The city project has been ongoing for over eight years! To…

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May 13, 2014

This Guy Used 50,000 Pieces of Wood and Made Himself a Wooden Beetle

This Guy Used 50,000 Pieces of Wood and Made Himself a Wooden Beetle

Photograph by Dado Ruvic/REUTERS The International Business Times recently reported on a 71-year-old Bosnian car enthusiast that transformed his Volkswagen Beetle into a work of art over a two-year period. Photograph by Dado Ruvic/REUTERS The avid VW Beetle fan created the wooden car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak, including thousands…

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Apr 24, 2014

From Beams to Branches by Henrique Oliveira

From Beams to Branches by Henrique Oliveira

In this incredible installation by Henrique Oliveira (featured previously), we see architectural beams and columns morph into tree branches. Entitled Baitogogo, the 2,200 sq ft (204 sq. m) site-specific installation was on display from 21 June 2013 to 9 September 2013 at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. According to dezeen: The large installation was…

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