Sculptor Long-Bin Chen creates art out of recycled books and magazines; his current show, at Charleston's Halsey, features a series of pieces that appear to be solid sculptures, but which are actually carved stacks of books, painted and surfaced on one side.
Food artist Tisha Cherry transforms everyday edibles into tributes to iconic works of art; as she explains, her motivations are a combination of an affinity for bad puns and a desire to turn 'the mundane into the magical from palette to palate'.
Dubbed Urban Skyfarm, the folks at Aprilli conceived a 525-foot 'living' skyscraper capable of housing over 1.5 million square feet of common space. Not all the space would be used to grow food. Pathways and a high-flying skybridge would be integrated into the design so that visitors could meander about the gardens, hydroponic decks and orchards.
Austria has a long history of elaborate and even beautiful public housing projects. The legacy stretches back to the days of 'Red Vienna' in the early 20th century, when the socialist government in power took a special interest in designing for the general public.
Love art? Got a craving for chocolate? You'll love these edible art supplies. Design studio Nendo created these 'oil paints' which aren't paints at all, but rather chocolates filled with delicious syrups.
When street artists look for a gallery to show their artistry, they naturally turn to abandoned buildings, where they are free to paint from floor to ceiling and visitors can view their works for one low admission price – free. Check out how street artists renovate abandoned buildings, one mural at a time.
What happens when you layer every single font, including the ugly ones, on top of one another? You get The Average Font, a typographic experiment by Vienna-based Moritz Resl. With over 900 typefaces installed on his computer, Resl wrote software that would use every single font with low opacity to create each character from a to z.
A project of the Spanish design firm atipo, the ultra-minimalist movie poster collection 'Papers For Characters' takes iconic movies like Jaws and Rear Window and strips them down to their most basic elements. Those elements are translated into the insanely specific medium of papers of various sheet weights and textures, which are then hand manipulated to release the artistic soul of the film as expressed through the medium of design.
If your tastefully decorated apartment doesn't quite reflect the rock star lifestyle you've always fantasized about, here's an easy way to add a little bit of rock and roll to your abode. What looks like a wall covered in stacks of loudspeakers and amplifiers is actually just a clever wallpaper design that brings no risk of annoying your next-door neighbors.
Is this kind of cuteness appropriate for such a break-through vehicle? After all, this isn't just one out of a line of similar but more daunting competitors: It is the very first of its kind, and as such, it has to solve problems unseen by anyone before.