List/Grid Tag Archives: Bizarre

Coffee Illustrations by Liv Buranday

Liv Buranday is an artist from Philippines who twists the meaning of coffee grounds. She uses it as the medium for her smart art works. All the illustrations are done with a help of a toothpick and sometimes garnished with other objects like leaves, berries, flowers and so on for an extra 3D effect. Feels like some kind of a way to meditate while inhaling the smell of one of the tastiest things in the world. Buranday publishes all her creations on the Instagram under the name livscreams. This style of art reminded me of the dirt art by Sarah Rosado previously published here.  … Read more »

3D Illustrations Sculptured from Dirt by Sarah Rosado

Sarah Rosado is an illustrator and photographer from New York who enjoys creating compositions from an unexpected medium – dirt. Once bumping into food, flower and other objects art she was inspired to try something different herself. That’s how the project “Dirty Little Secrets” have started. Art pieces are shaped from dirt and accessorized with small things in order to create 3D effect. The artist’s goal is to complete 100 illustrations and she is already done with 43. Each of them attracts the viewer with its simplicity and natural beauty, while leaving the audience to decide what it means to them individually…. Read more »

Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor Hosts The World’s Largest Rubber Duck

The giant inflatable Rubber Duck is a floating sculpture by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman, that traveled the world’s waterways for several years for the sole purpose of bringing smiles to people. The duck arrived yesterday, May 2nd at Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor and will remain there until June 9th. it’s been causing quite a stir as curious locals have watched it inflate in a shipyard in Tsing Yi. Hofman’s famous duck has already been to the waters of Sydney, Osaka, and Sao Paolo. At 16.5 meters high, it’s pictured being pulled by a tug boat only a fraction of its size.  [Via Colossal]

Hilariously Creepy Valentine’s Day Cards

Love sometimes makes us say or do some very weird things. Australian art collective, HubbaWelcome, mocks the head-over-heels in love sort of fluffiness by presenting an almost stalker-ish series of Valentine’s day postcards. Chris Mundy and Greg Lockhart, currently based in East London, say their inspiration comes from the online culture and the loneliness and isolation that the information age evokes. [Via HubbaWelcome]

“Out of place” Photo Manipulations by Robert Rickhoff

Digitally manipulated images by artist Robert Rickhoff, graduate of Crossmedia Design at ArtEZ Enschede in Netherlands, will definitely make you look twice at them. The series of his work called “Out of Place” is provocative and fun at the same time. The artist tried to joke around our daily routine and familiar places and his ideas resulted into very fresh and realistic pictures. “I think without a concept, there’s nothing. Having found the concept, it´s a question of communicating this in the clearest and shortest way. Nothing superfluous or that can´t be justified, everything for a reason and everything with a… Read more »

The Kaleidoscopic Art of Deenesh Ghyczy

Deenesh Ghyczy, the artist from Diepholz, Germany, has an exceptional technique of expressing himself through his paintings. His art looks as if Ghyczy was drawing while looking over the patterned glass resulting into amazing fragmented portraits. It’s not only the kaleidoscopic feeling you get from these bizarre work, it also determines an emotional component. As Ghyczy says: “For a long time now, we ceased having a core identity, as such. We are many people, with different identities and different personalities”.

The Cloud House by McBride Charles Ryan Studio

The Cloud House project, an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Designed by Australian studio McBride Charles Ryan who conceived this project in three distinct parts (the old house, the cloud, and a transition in between), an architectural design to discover in sequel. “The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions and modifications. McBride Charles Ryan’s work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence… Read more »

Mind-Blowing Fairy Tale-Inspired Illustrations by Adam Oehlers

An extremely creative piece of art we caught today by artist Adam Oehlers, inspired by fairy tales and dreams, and transcribed on paper with an extraordinary talent.  Born in Coventry, raised and studied in Adelaide, and now based in the United Kingdom, Adam Oehlers transports his viewers into the dark and playful fantasy worlds of his illustrations. The character-based scenes draw from fairy tales as well as Oehlers’s interactions with the world. His inspiration has varied across his career and he finds that his surroundings and the community in which he lives indirectly affect his work. 

Coffee Ring Stains Portrait by Hong Yi

A Breathtaking portrait of Taiwanese musician Jay Chou, created entirely out of coffee ring stains by artist Hong Yi.

Brilliant Shadows and Light Paintings by Rashad Alakbarov

Azerbaijani artist Rashad Alakbarov uses translucent objects and other everyday materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls.

Amazing Halloween Carvings by The Pumpkin Geek

Its this time of the year again! Halloween is about to come on the 31st of October along with costumes, trick-or-treating and, of course, jack-o-lanterns. If you are still deciding on the scary look of your pumpkin carving and searching for something more creative, I want to give you a fast overview on a very special carving artist. Alex Wer, also known as Pumpkin Geek, started his “Orange Empire” few years ago when his wife asked him to create a logo of the company she worked for on the pumpkin. He picked a craft pumpkin instead of the real one to save… Read more »

Top 25 bizarre hotels (part 2)

13.  Das Park Hotel, Ottensheim, Austria Hotel rooms built from giant concrete sewage pipe segments This is a one-of-a-kind hotel, it has been designed from the outset to use worldwide standard concrete drainage or sewage pipe sections – so you could well see more of them in the future. The idea of Andreas Strauss in 2004, the first rooms were provided in Linz. Now in nearby Ottensheim, rooms are accessed by a digital keypad, whose code is provided by the self service website upon booking acceptance. The beauty of these pipes is that their concrete utilitarian look needs little alteration to make… Read more »

A Mobile Opera House – Pavilion 21 MINI

PAVILION 21 MINI Opera Space is an experimental performances hall built for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany. The Pavilion 21 Mini Opera Space creates a space with 300 seats (or 700 standing spectators). Austrian architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU have unveiled their revolutionary design of a mobile structure that can be taken a part, relocated, and re-mounted in any other location making the respective urban space distinctive through its shape. The aluminum structure is made up of sharp pyramid-like geometry to maximize the sound’s reflection area. Here’s a part of the designer’s statement: “Mass & weight are the decisive criteria for good acoustics. The conception… Read more »

Top 25 bizarre hotels (part 1)

1. Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa, newly remodeled and unique in the world, is completely built in salt. Walls, floors, ceilings, and most of the furniture too – chairs, tables and beds are all made of salt. There is also a 9-hole salt golf course designed by Christian Pensu. You’ll also see stunning sunsets (you’re 3650m above sea level), with an amazing backdrop of the mountain ranges in the distance. 2. Dockside Crane Hotel, Harlingen, Netherlands This is a genuine dockside crane which has been the recipient of intelligent engineering and dedicated devotion rarely… Read more »

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