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Realistic Worlds & Managed Spaces

Realistic Worlds & Managed Spaces by Ray Ewing.

Skaket Beach Motel. Cape Cod

Skaket Beach Motel. Cape Cod

Gulf of St. Lawrence Room. Montréal Biodôme

Gulf of St. Lawrence Room. Montréal Biodôme

Trader Joe's. Hyannis, MA

Trader Joe’s. Hyannis, MA

VooDoo Beach at The Rio. Las Vegas, NV

VooDoo Beach at The Rio. Las Vegas, NV

Wildwood Inn & Tropical Dome. Florence, KY

Wildwood Inn & Tropical Dome. Florence, KY

All images © Ray Ewing.

Murals in Tehran

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an Iranian artist who has been painting murals and walls in Tehran for the last 5 years. His experience in those years encompasses a variety of projects from painting walls to complex facade decoration. Till now he has painted more than 100 walls in Tehran. See more: http://www.behance.net/ghadyy.

Murals in Tehran by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Murals in Tehran - Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo

All images © Mehdi Ghadyanloo.

Homeless Homes Project

A few years ago, Californian artist Greg Kloehn built a tiny home out of the same materials he saw the homeless people in his neighborhood scavenging. This has resulted in a project called Homeless Homes Project, which features mobile shelters built out of discarded materials. By sourcing their single components from illegal street dumping and excess household items the project strive to diminish money’s influence over the building process. Kloehn constructs, with the help of many others in the community, the compact abodes in his studio for under $100 each. His homes are weatherproof and designed to withstand heavy rain, he paints them in friendly colors, and they all have wheels to take them wherever they need to go. According to their website, »The Homeless Homes Project is an asymmetrical approach to modern living where collective ideas, good will, and basic construction skills unite to repurpose the abundance of everyday garbage into viable living spaces.«

Homeless Homes Project by Gregory Kloehn

Homeless Homes Project by Gregory Kloehn

Homeless Homes Project by Gregory Kloehn

Homeless Homes Project by Gregory Kloehn

Homeless Homes Project by Gregory Kloehn

All images © Brian J Reynolds (view gallery).

The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall

The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall by Seph Lawless – a haunting documentary photo series about broken store windows, ceiling panels fall out of their frames, dried flower beds and other torn down mall interiors. Shopping malls, the commercial anchors of the U.S. suburbs, are going dark.

The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall

The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall

The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall

The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall

All images © Seph Lawless.

Lawless‘ photos of abandoned shopping malls are collected in a book, Black Friday – The collapse of the American shopping Mall, Artivist Publishing (2014). Check out his work here.

Love Hearts

The four super-sized candy sculptures by Nicola Freeman, »Love Hearts«, »Sweetie Watch«, »Sweetie Necklace«, and »Lolly Pop« look like giant versions of their famous counterparts from other times. They were part of her degree show a few years ago.

Love hearts, 2011

Love Hearts, 2011

Sweetie Watch, 2011

Sweetie Watch, 2011

Sweetie Necklace, 2011

Sweetie Necklace, 2011

Source: »Nicola Freeman’s Giant Sweeties Sculptures« @ Craftzine.com blog.

Your Waste of Time

Famous Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson is well known for his sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light and water. In 2013 he placed several massive pieces of ice that broke off from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, in a room that was cooled down below 0°. The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago. »Your Waste of Time« took place as part of EXPO 1: New York in New York City (he first exhibited ice in 2006 in Berlin).

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

Artwork © by Olafur Eliasson, 2013. Installation view of EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1.