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Save the Graffiti!

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Quibbler
June 15th, 2009

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If you see graffiti on public property, chances are that within a week, it will be covered up by that awkward shade of gray paint that they paint over graffiti with universally.

What makes graffiti different from any other works of art? If there is a plain wall, why not add some spice?

Notorious English graffiti artist, Banksy, likes to make a statement by showing that graffiti is art. [ Continue Reading ]

OzCollective: Well-prepared for inclement weather

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Twain
June 8th, 2009

ozcollective 364x400 OzCollective: Well prepared for inclement weather

Alexandre Pachiaudi and Gaetan Kohler studied at l’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris.  Their work here fascinates for applying architectural concepts to works, or, more fittingly, moments, of art.  [ Continue Reading ]

Bauman gives witness to Motor City’s derelict beauty

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Twain
June 2nd, 2009

abandoned houses 08 Bauman gives witness to Motor Citys derelict beauty

You know we love the trends here at Artistic Things.  One of the less happy, but no less beautiful, is on full display in the photographs of Kevin Bauman[ Continue Reading ]

Adult Playgym

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Saskeah
May 25th, 2009

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Take a closer look. Look familiar? Probably not something you expected to see on a playground, right? Well, this is the first adult playgym, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This is the newest concept in promoting active living on the little island.

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Modern Winging It

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sirrah
May 21st, 2009

overview faier21 Modern Winging ItThe last time you heard from me, I was encouraging everyone in Chicago (and everyone else, really) to visit the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since I found myself downtown yesterday, I decided to practice what I preach and take a look-see for myself. And I was not disappointed. [ Continue Reading ]

It’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean

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ByronLover
May 5th, 2009
0 Its not the size of the boat, its the motion of the ocean

Ok, so this may very well be the most boring GD video you’ve watched this week, and I know it’s rather lengthy, but you have to give Reuben Margolin props– he’s just as bored as you are, but what do YOU have to show for it? Surely not kinetic sculptures, simple fools!

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An Urban Kaleidoscope

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soslik
May 2nd, 2009

city8 An Urban Kaleidoscope

I love street art installations, I wish we would see them more often in a city like New York. Marco Hemmerling a German designer created an installation called Cityscope- An Urban Kaleidoscope, in Cologne, Germany. In it we see reflecting fragments of surrounding buildings. While you move around the sculpture, the reflections on the glass constantly change and [ Continue Reading ]

Ping Pong

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Anna
May 1st, 2009

hunn wai x mein x corian ping pong dining table photo by daniel peh kl 01 585x390 Ping Pong

I love the expression “dual function.” One thing, functions as two things. It usually involves saving space, money, headaches, or something of the sort. Now, who would have ever thought a ping pong table (a NICE ping pong table) could have a dual function?

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Helix for a Healthy Environment

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Faetra
April 20th, 2009

11400 60409104528 1 Helix for a Healthy Environment According to gizmag, Abu Dhabi’s latest hotel, The Helix, will not only look hella cool, it will also be one of the very first hotels to run entirely on wind and solar ‘GROW’ energy.  The hotel’s staggering spiral design is not just for art deco show- it actually serves a function by allowing the hotel to make use of as much solar energy/natural light as possible.  Because the hotel is poised right along the Persian Gulf, it will also be able to [ Continue Reading ]

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