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Art, design and beautiful things that catch my eye.
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What classic portraits would look like with people of colour in it

What classic portraits would look like with people of colour in it | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
In ‘Historical Correction’, photographer Maxine Helfman reimagines Flemish portraiture with subjects typically not represented in the genre. Flemish portra
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Lego Sculpture by Sean Kenney at Louisville Zoo

Lego Sculpture by Sean Kenney at Louisville Zoo | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
We absolutely enjoyed the Lego Sculpture Event at Louisville Zoo. All the lego sculpture were by Sean Kenney a renowned and award winning artist.
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Gallery: The sculpture garden at the bottom of the sea

Gallery: The sculpture garden at the bottom of the sea | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Jason deCaires Taylor casts giant cement sculptures and sinks them in the ocean to create a unique, ever-changing underwater sculpture park.
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China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD

China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
MAD unveils icicle-shaped China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin, China, clad with polished steel.
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Surreal art

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Take a tour of bizarre and unbelievable art exhibits (Surreal art http://t.co/yoX5Eg2fqv Hi #OpenFollow #Followme #FollowBack #TFB #JFB #TeamFollowBack #F4F #JustMention #MF #BenBroet #RT #1000a)...
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Anatomical Body Art Made With Sharpies & Latex by Danny Quirk

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Anatomical Body Art Made With Sharpies & Latex by Danny Quirk. By Rusty Blazenhoff on January 7, 2013 ... Laughing Squid is an online resource for interesting art, culture & technology. Laughing Squid is also an independently owned and ...
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Sculpture + music = an incredibly cool feature!

Sculpture + music = an incredibly cool feature! | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Sculpture + music = an incredibly cool feature! March 11, 2013 | By David Marciniak | Leave a Comment. My dad was a college music professor who had an appreciation for the unusual. He particularly enjoyed contemporary classical ...
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Steampunk Inspired Lighting by Art Donovan

Steampunk Inspired Lighting by Art Donovan | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
You're probably familiar with "Steampunk," but defining the term can be difficult. A generic definition according to Steampunk.com is that it is "first.
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Picasso Portraits As Real-Life Fashion Photos – Flavorwire

Picasso Portraits As Real-Life Fashion Photos – Flavorwire | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Forty years after his death, Pablo Picasso's influence still looms large — especially in his home country, Spain. So it's no wonder that Madrid-based fashion photographer Eugenio Recuenco feels like he owes the painter a ...
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This is really fun.

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Book preview: 'The Art of Clean Up' - USA TODAY

Book preview: 'The Art of Clean Up' - USA TODAY | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Book preview: 'The Art of Clean Up'
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I'm kind of a messy person, so I'm generally impressed and amazed when confronted with a self-avowed neat freak.
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This is a fun project (especially if you have a streak of hyper-organization, as I do). The trailer for the book is highly entertaining as well.

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Parquet: Is it a Rug or a Sculpture?

Parquet: Is it a Rug or a Sculpture? | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
It's hard not to be confused by this new piece by Daniella Mooney. Seemingly a wood parquet floor climbs up over a wooden chair, changing into a thick,
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So beautiful. And witty. And so well-executed that it's easy to imagine pulling parquet up over your lap to keep warm.

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hat-trick design: phobophobia - book of phobias

hat-trick design: phobophobia - book of phobias | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
hat-trick have designed the book phobophobia, which visually documents many different phobias from the fear of clothes to the fear of long words.
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All Up In Your Headpiece | Massive New Head Sculpture - stupidDOPE.com

All Up In Your Headpiece | Massive New Head Sculpture - stupidDOPE.com | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
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Ever wanted to get up inside of someone's head? Well with the new Head Sculpture in Canada, that might be possible.
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The periodic table of design - InVision Blog

The periodic table of design - InVision Blog | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Great design balances artistic techniques and principles with scientific precision. And that combination gives us designers a lot of tools to work with.
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This Instagram Account Makes Iconic Album Covers Into Classical Art

This Instagram Account Makes Iconic Album Covers Into Classical Art | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Artist Eisen Bernardo's "Album+Art" project will make you see your faves in a ne
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The 10 Best Looks From Valentino Couture Spring 2016

The 10 Best Looks From Valentino Couture Spring 2016 | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
See the best looks from the top couture collections in Paris.
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5 Micro Guest House Design Ideas

5 Micro Guest House Design Ideas | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
When designing their home, most people have in mind their own comfort and well as their guests?.
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Christo's keeping busy, with the largest indoor sculpture ever

Christo's keeping busy, with the largest indoor sculpture ever | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Even though Over the River is on hold (or "temporarily postponed due to pending litigation," goes the press release), Christo is doing far more than sitting on his hands.
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Be Mesmerized by This Synchronized Clock Art Installation - Mashable

Be Mesmerized by This Synchronized Clock Art Installation - Mashable | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Be Mesmerized by This Synchronized Clock Art Installation Mashable Stockholm-based design studio Humans Since 1982 has turned time into clock art, using the clock faces to demonstrate fluid motions and shapes that are striking and sure to keep you...
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Classic/Modern: Chinese Paper Cutting Art

Classic/Modern: Chinese Paper Cutting Art | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi (??) as it is known in China was the first type of paper cutting design in the world. For thousands of years, intricat.
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Season of Sculpture: New works at Herald-Tribune - Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog)

Season of Sculpture: New works at Herald-Tribune - Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog) | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Season of Sculpture: New works at Herald-Tribune Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog) Seven sculptures made of recycled tires by artist Chakaia Booker are being installed in the plaza and lobby of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for a Season of Sculpture...
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  Tree-saving sculpture. This old horse chestnut...

  Tree-saving sculpture. This old horse chestnut... | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
“ Tree-saving sculpture. This old horse chestnut tree was falling down and the town council decided to fell it. But the people of Bideford, Devon, UK had different ideas and rose up in rebellion... (Photo:   Tree-saving sculpture.
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It's so nice when an artistic solution is found for a practical problem.

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Art13: Rice paper sculpture goes on display for new London art fair - The Independent

Art13: Rice paper sculpture goes on display for new London art fair - The Independent | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
The Independent Art13: Rice paper sculpture goes on display for new London art fair The Independent Fair Director Stephanie Dieckvoss said: "Art13 London will be a place for discovery - visitors will have the rare opportunity to encounter...
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I love the delicacy of the media combined with the massiveness of the scale.

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Cassette Tapes Actually Make for Good Art Pieces - Gizmodo

Cassette Tapes Actually Make for Good Art Pieces - Gizmodo | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Cassette Tapes Actually Make for Good Art Pieces
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Cassette Tapes Actually Make for Good Art Pieces I don't remember the last time I saw a cassette tape in real life. Seriously, it's been years.
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Supermodel With a Pearl Earring: Fashion Shoots Inspired by Famous Art - The Atlantic

Supermodel With a Pearl Earring: Fashion Shoots Inspired by Famous Art - The Atlantic | Art, Design and Beautiful Things | Scoop.it
Supermodel With a Pearl Earring: Fashion Shoots Inspired by Famous Art The Atlantic Fashion month is in full swing, and to capitalize on the runway spectacles that are happening in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, many museums—from the...
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