Hypnotizing Optical Illusion GIFs Made with Tape

New York-based street artist Aakash Nihalani, who works primarily with tape in public spaces, has taken his creative landscape indoors with a new set of animated GIFs that incorporate his signature blend of optical illusion and fun. We’re big fans of Nihalani’s geometric street art which is known to play with perspective using bright, neon tape, but this new venture into digitized motion is another chapter of the artist’s work that leaves room for more imaginative experimentation. Luckily, Nihalani is full of creative ideas.

With color stripped away–working with a simple monochromatic scheme of black tape on a white wall–and only his geometric forms and hands to fill the frame, the artist manages to keep his pieces playful and entertainingly hypnotizing. Nihalani accomplishes so much with so little and his clever interactions with the masking tape creations make them all the more deceptive to the eye. It’s as if he is actually spinning a pinwheel and smashing a three-dimension box into pieces.




Aakash Nihalani website
Aakash Nihalani blog
via [MyEDOL]



January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

Read Article


January 20, 2017

19 Most Creative Water Fountains From Around the World

Water fountains have a long place in our history. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, these reservoirs were first designed with a purely practical purpose—for holding precious drinking water and bathing. These early fountains were uncovered, free standing, and placed along the street for public consumption. (Wealthier folks also had them in their homes.)

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter