Gallery of Steel Figures is one-of-a-kind museum located in the Polish city of Pruszków, devoting to dozens of sculptures built from scrap metal salvaged from a local scrapyard. The iconic automotive featured in this post is their most recent addition which were designed and built by 50 artists from around the world over the last 5 years. The models include Merc 300 SL, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, a Fiat 500, Maserati GranTurismo and a motorbike. The steel vehicles are built completely to scale and their attention to detail is stunning. The functional door, the realistic interiors and even the engine… Want to see more, head over to the site and check by yourself.
Water fountains have long since been a symbol for eternity, youth, and the idea of infinite springing from apparent nothingness. You can find all kinds of water fountains around world, however, the fountains featured in today’s post are one of the most creative and poetic ones we have ever seen. Created by Malgorzata Chodakowska, these stunning wood and bronze sculptures radiate a sense of tranquility that complements the endless flowing water pouring from their hair, hands, waists, shoulder and clothes. Youthful and luminous, the beautiful sculptures nonetheless transmit an innate power and boundless feminine energy bursting with great vigor. Each piece balances beautiful lines with an energetic tension that speaks to the artist’s craftsmanship.
Electricity pylons probably are one of the most boring utility structures you might see. And since they are utility structures, not many pay attention to change them and make them less boring. However, Choi and Shine want to do something different and in their “Land of Giants™” design, proposed in 2008, they want to transform electrical pylons as human-shaped statues to decorate the Icelandic countryside.
Although I am not sure how many of you still write journal and how many of you need your journal has a really fancy cover, you probably will want one when you see Aniko Kolesnikova’s customized book cover. Aniko Kolesnikova, the Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck, using ‘polymer clay’ to make fantastic book covers with dragon, birds and other nature-inspired themes. The book covers are nothing short of magnificent: flying horse, colorful dragons or wise owl. All of these covers are spectacular and you might just want one even you won’t write anything on it. If you are interested in creating your own cover, you can follow Kolesnikova’s youtube channel where she shows off her products and hosts tutorials. Or you can get it ordered from etsy directly, although 230 USD for a A6 size journal cover isn’t cheap at all.