There's nothing like a good eye candy session to reenergize the creative flame. No need to go searching blogs though, we've rounded up the 10 most inspiring examples of art and design works from art to architecture. Each with their own unique story to tell, told in their own unique way.
So grab a beverage, pull your chair in, get comfy and relax... everything but your scrolling hand that is :)
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1. Geometric paper animal sculptures by Wolfram Kampffmeyer.
Designing in paper is challenging enough but apparently not so for German artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer who uses geometric polygons for an extra twist of originality and expression.
2. Famous books carved from... famous books! Designed by Tomoko Takeda.
Japanese artist-designer Tomoko Takeda creates these amazing book carvings from real books.
Two Years’ Vacation by Jules Verne
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Spider’s Thread by Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki[SOURCE]
3. Poetic street art in European cities by spanish artist Pejac
According to boredpanda, artist Pejac had an art teacher with a poor attitude toward art so Pejac rebelled and began painting walls.
Bird spreader (created in Salamanca)
Curtains (created in Valencia)
Blind Windows (created in Istanbul)
Dust (created in Salamanca)
My Only Flag (created in Moscow)
Ants (created in Paris)[SOURCE]
4. The clever minimalist drawings of Shanghai Tango
Some people can write witty things, others can draw and illustrate with expression. Shanghai Tango can do both as demonstrated in this cool collection. Many more at Shanghai's tumblr page via the source link below.
5. Beautiful underground metro stations from around the world
A collection of beautiful international underground stations with glorious architecture. There are many more in the source article at boredpanda, these are just a few of our personal favorites.
Rådhuset Station, Stockholm, Sweden
Mayakovska Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
Kievskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai, China
Arts Et Métiers Station, Paris, France
City Hall Station, New York
Liège Guillemins, Belgium
Wilhelmina Square Metro Station, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kyoto Station, Japan
Almaty, Kazakhstan Metro Station "baikonyr"
Pannenhuis Metro Station, Brussels[SOURCE]
6. Impressive paper pop-up sculptures designed by Peter Dahmen
Watch the video via the source article at Colossal (awesome site), skip to 4:20 and prepare to be mesmerized by the brilliant paper pop-up sculptures of Peter Dahmen.
7. JD Hancock's fun photos of little things and plastic people
Stumbled upon JD Hancock's witty work on Twitter recently and had to share. JD's got heaps of these little gems on his site. The following collection is just a sample of his work.
The lonely vacuum of space
Do not wash in hot water
Reign of the android
"The Death Star plans are not on the main computer!"
Dancing with the storms[SOURCE]
8. Aug(De)Mented Reality with an iPhone
In another great article from Colossal, Christopher Jobson talks about stop motion animation merged with hand-illustrated cels held in front of an iPhone. Here's the article in case you missed it. The video is worth a watch if you have 2 minutes and 45 seconds to spare.
9. Amazing cake designs to impress everyone during the festive season
Another great find on boredpanda recently was a story about the Threadcakes online cake competition. A competition running since 2007 that accepts entries of 2D and 3D cake designs that must be as edible as possible. Checkout details and more wacky cakes via the source link below.
10. Giant birds nest for humans
OK, this may not be revolutionary but it is very cool and every design studio should have one :)