Indulgd Art, Design & Architecture Online Magazine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:25:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bees and Artist Collaborate on Geometric Beehives Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:25:57 +0000 bees-3

The honeycomb found in a beehive is an intriguing display of precision building, geometric patters, and the ingenuity of our tiny bee friends. Artist Ren Ri decided to collaborate with bees to create something even more incredible. Ren created geometric forms, polyhedrons, out of transparent materials to house busy beehives. He then added a series of wood rods to give the bees a place to anchor their honeycomb and to guide their building efforts. Then in one additional smart idea, Ren Ri decided to rotate the polyhedrons every seven days based upon a random roll of dice.

Rotating the beehives force the bees to build in new directions, creating unique honeycombs in every polyhedron container. The results are magical. Ren Ri is not only an artist, but also a very accomplished beekeeper who understood the habits and traits of the hive.




Via This is Colossal and Weibo


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Aerial Photography at Over 500 Miles Per Hour Is Truly Something To See Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:33:41 +0000 500milesperhour

Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. may have the coolest photography job in the world. How many photographers get to strap into the co-pilot seat of a F-16 Fighter jet to ride along at 500 MPH to snap photographs? If that doesn’t sound cool enough, what if it was for the US Air Force Thunderbirds? Imagine being strapped into the seat at the Thunderbirds rip through their aeronautical gymnastics during practice and air shows. The G-Forces slamming you back in the seat and then to the side. During those incredible twists, turns, loops, and climbs, you must keep your arms and hands in motion to snap photographs to capture the event from the air.

The next time you think you are catching some cool action shots, take a moment to give a salute to Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. the coolest action photographer in the sky. You can catch more of the Sergeant’s amazing work on the US Air Force Thunderbirds website.







Via Design Taxi and USAF Thunderbirds


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This Supermarket Came Up With A Brilliant Way To Get People To Buy Their Trash Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:49:05 +0000 inglorious-fruits-vegetables

Starvation is a real problem millions of people face every single day and with over 300 million tons of fruits and vegetables being thrown out every year due to a spoiled looking appearance, it seems like the world has a lot to learn.

One of the largest French supermarket chains in France, Intermarché, decided to tackle this problem in a truly creative way. Their idea was to turn these inglorious looking fruits and vegetables into nutritious juices and soups. All this to highlight that even though these fruits and vegetables may not look so great they are just as good and nutritious. Though passer-by’s were reluctant to taste them, the outcome is absolutely incredible!

Check out the video below for a closer look at the project.

via This Is Marvelous


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Astronauts In Space Capture Some Of The Most Mesmerizing Photographs Of Illuminated Cities At Night Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:24:22 +0000 chicago

The International Space Station is used for a myriad of space experiments and scientific research, but one of the most incredible shares from the Space Station is the collection of photographs named “Cities at Night”. The astronauts aboard the space station have been taking pictures of earth’s cities as the twinkle in the night from their lofty perch. The images look more like crystalline structures, or bacterial growth under a microscope, than our bustling centers of industry and life.

The images do not only show us the beauty of our cities from space, but help us understand how our cities grow, spread, and become living entities themselves. You can see the entire collection on the Cities at Night website by clicking on any of the numerous cities the astronauts have documented. If your favorite city is not there, just be patient. The astronauts continue to document the earth on every orbit.

Image above: Chicago






Las Vegas


Via Design Taxi and Cities at Night


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Getting Lost in the Museum – The Big Maze at The National Building Museum Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:14:41 +0000 BIGMaze1

It is not hard to get lost wandering the thousands of exhibits in many large museums, but none of them are quite as much fun as getting lost in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. this summer. The NBM partnered with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to create an exhibit you will never forget, as long as you find your way out. Their creation is the Big Maze, which covers a large portion of the National Building Museum. The Big Maze uses a unique contoured design with walls reaching to heights of 18 feet in some areas, but low enough to peer over in other areas. The entire maze covers a 60 foot by 60 foot area of the museum, keeping guests exploring for hours.

When looking at the Big Maze from above, it appears like a large funnel, slowly driving  you to the center. This creative exhibit will be on display until September 1st, so if you are in the D.C. area, drop in to see if you can find your way through this massive wooden maze.




Via My Modern Met and National Building Museum


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Bear Naked Urban Surfing On Giant Slip-N-Slide in San Francisco Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:05:57 +0000 massive slip n slide san francisco

We hate to disappoint you, but no, we did not get the spelling wrong in the heading. The huge urban surfing event was staged by Bear Naked Granola and Devin Super Tramp. No bare naked surfers were seen at the event, but plenty of huge smiles, screams of delight, and frolicking fun were seen everywhere. Devin Super Tramp, in cooperation with the city, took over a large downhill street in San Francisco, covered it with a humongous blue tarp, added inflatable side bumpers, and a bunch of water. Then Devin and his team went into daredevil mode to record all the fun as people slipped, surfed, skidded, and slid down the giant slip-n-slide.

The entire event was stage to increase brand awareness for Bear Naked Granola, but turned into one of the coolest events in San Francisco this summer. We have no doubt there was plenty of Bear Naked devoured by all the hungry photographers and fun seekers.

Via Devin Super Tramp on YouTube


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Artist JR Thinks Huge in The Ballerina in Le Havre Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:17:12 +0000 JR-Ballerina-in-Le-Havre4

Artist JR tends to think big, and for the Festival Terre d’eaux, he thought exceptional massive. In The Ballerina in Le Havre, JR used the ends and sides of shipping containers as his creative canvas. He produced massive paintings built on a barge holding containers and along the docks. The images portrayed ballet scenes and were accompanied by dancers who stood in the open doorways of shipping containers to be photographed as part of the exhibit.

The combination of enormity and ballet style brings on a feeling of awe. The Festival Terre d’eaux is well known for showcasing amazing talent, and this year’s exhibit by JR is one of the finest ever.




Via Fubiz and see more of the Festival Terre d’eaux on their website!


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Photographer Makes Out With Strangers Before Taking Their Photos, And The Results Might Surprise You Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:23:19 +0000 lipstick-makeout-photo0

Calling Jedediah Johnson normal would be an insult to his senses. This photographer enjoys going where no photographer has gone before and destroying the comfort zones of his subjects at the same time. Jedediah has recently been working on his magnificent “Makeout Project”, where he applies gaudy red lipstick to his own lips and then kisses his photographic victims prior to taking their pictures.

You see the women’s mouths smothered in kiss marks from Jedediah and a look on their face as if they are attempting to decided between laughing, asking for more, or running for the hills. A fantastically funny and clever series of photographs from the sinister mind of Jedediah Johnson.

















Via Elite Daily and Jedediah Johnson


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If You Don’t Think This Is The Coolest Used Car Ad, I Don’t Know What Is Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:08:44 +0000 buy my barina

David Johns was ready to sell his ugly, despicable, useless 1999 Barina, but he knew no one in their right minds would want it. So what should he do?

Instead of just accepting the fact it would never sell, David Johns decided to showcase all of his personal talents as the ad director for Australian ad agency Chimney. The resulting ad shows-off the Barina in a style fit for an action movie sequence or the launch of a the hottest new sports coupe from Ferrari.

The ad may not help David Johns make any more money on the car, in fact, it cost him a lot of extra cash, but it did allow him to show off his talent in producing ads that are clever, funny, action-packed, and work. The ad resulted in David getting tons of offers for his Barina, but he has yet to decide if the pack of chewing gum or the candy bar is the better offer.

Via Buy My Barina


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This Hilarious Video Showcases Football Fouls In Everyday Situations Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:04:11 +0000 football-fouls

This years World Cup Tournament was filled with plenty of example of players taking a dive in an attempt to draw a penalty against the other team. The lightest contact could result in an Oscar winning performance, which usually fell on the blind eyes of the ref, but they had to try. What if those same fouls happened in real life? Fourgrounds Film take the idea and staged a series of amazing normal day events where the “offended” party took a dive.

The scenes are hilarious in real-life and bring out the truth of how absurd these same events are in the game. But of course..Do we really want them to stop? It may be the greatest theater in sports.

Via Fourgrounds Film on YouTube


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