One of the most beautiful skate videos I've ever seen.



Artist Jennifer Maestre created these remarkable sculptures made completely from pencils. Each was inspired by the shape and look of Sea Urchins. The sections of pencils represent the different textural surfaces. More words from the artist about her work:

"To make the pencil sculptures, I take hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together. The beading technique I rely on most is peyote stitch."


cathedral of light

This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen! Wherever art meets architecture there’s something interesting bound to happen. In this case, a structure much like a cathedral was created for the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The structure is about 90 feet tall and composed of 55,000 LEDs. Stunning.



Will Govus is an amazing up and coming photographer from Georgia. At only 17 years old, he's perfected the use of the long exposure to take stunning shots that almost make you feel like your dreaming when you look at them.

To check out more of his work, go here


Waste Landscape

“Waste Landscape” is an idea by architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin who took a slightly more digital approach to the concept of waste. This installation is formed from 65,000 unsold (and unwanted) CDs which the pair then sewed the discs together by hand, before blanketing them over dune-like wire constructions inside the Centquatre -- a Parisian art space that, appropriately enough, was once a funeral home.

The result is an array of sloping, shimmering hills that emerge from the floor like disco ball pimples, creating a space that the artists not-so subtly compare to an oil spill. It's a pretty sobering reminder of the environmental fingerprint archaic technologies can leave behind, but Eliard and Morin's story has a happy ending. When the exhibit comes to a close, every single CD will be recycled into polycarbonate. 


Jason Hackenwerth

Its rare to be blown away by art, but Jason Hackenwerth is a breath of fresh air. His balloon sculptures are something that I have never seen before and definitely make me smile. These aline-like structures take about 3 days each to make, and are made up of nothing but thousands of balloons. He takes balloon animals to a whole new level.

The largest sculpture Jason has made is more than 40ft long. These amazing creations give us a small insight into the mind of the 39 year old New York artist who began using balloons after becoming skilled with them as a street performer during his college years.

"I wouldn't say I set out to make underwater creatures but that's what people seem to see in them most often. I spend lots of time sketching and planning the sculptures I make. The ideas come from all over"

These sculptures are not only made to hang from the ceiling, but they are also wearable.
He has made and performed in these huge wearable sculptures calling them "Megamites" at shows and festivals around the world. Jason’s sculptures bear a surprisingly organic look, so it seems almost logical that they would walk and interact with people. After some time, the balloons begin to deflate, so each structure has a life, reminding us all of the transience of our own lives.

To see more of Jasons work, go here

Beach House

This amazing beach house, called "Pretty Beach House" is a private guesthouse located not too far north of Sydney, Australia. Its hidden deep inside of Bouddi Naional Park among native eucalyptus trees and at the edge of Pretty Beach. This is an all inclusive retreat that is the perfect place to forget your worries and lose yourself in nature. I've only dreamed of staying in a place like this.

for more information go here


In Event of Moon Disaster

Almost a week before today in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. This was a note sent to Nixon's chief of staff for the president to read in a press conference if the moon landing did not go as planned. Veryyyy Interesting.

She Changes

Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light.
Exploring the potential of unlikely materials, from fishing net to atomized water particles, Echelman combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create her permanent sculpture the size of buildings. Experiential in nature, the result is sculpture that shifts from being an object you look at, 
to something you can get lost in. 
Janet Echelman was also a speaker at TED 2011's "Threads of Discovery" session and has been commissioned to create public art sculptures in North America and Europe. More can be found here: 


Smears Heres

A little eye candy for you - in the form of Yago Hortal’s lusciously vibrant paintings of explosive color.

The Berlin-based Spanish artist says, in the most convoluted sort of way: “A painting that talks about painting, and in consequence, about its own language autonomy, is a whirlpool that extends to infinity, a pictorial-rational loop.” For me, it's all about the act of working with paint, in it's most natural form. 
What I love most is that you don't have to think at all to enjoy these: Turn off the old bean and revel in the swirls and splashes of Hortal’s abstractions.



Owerview of the ice circle on the Piteälven south of Älvsbyn in northern Sweden, Jan. -87
PHOTO: Clas Svahn

There are many unexplainable phenomenons in this world, but one of my favorites are ice circles. For some reason these beautiful shapes appear on frozen water that flows slowly. Because of the flowing water, these huge circles also rotate slowly on the surface of the water. That's why many UFO-enthusiasts claim that ice circles are actually signs left by visiting aliens, just like crop circles.


Wescott Stream, Waldo, USA

Ice circles normally occur at bends in the river where the accelerating water creates a force called 'rotational shear', which breaks off a chunk of ice and twists it around. As the disc rotates, it grinds against surrounding ice and the result is a perfect circle that people call "Ice Circle". Ice circles have most frequently been observed in Scandinavia and North America, but was also recorded in Britain and Russia.

Maine, USA

Lake Baikal in Russia (Spotted by ISS astronauts)