Bluebird Made of Tiny LEDs

Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki loves bringing light sculptures to life. We first became entranced by his work The Man with No Shadow and now we’ve come across his beautiful blue bird. Using just copper wire and tiny LEDs, Tojiki creates these magical sculptures that make us feel like we’re looking at holographic images.

“The tiny LED lights produce a very strong, high contrast image to the human eye. Therefore, the object’s presence fades when the LED are not turned on. It’s as if nothing was there at all,” he tells us.

Makoto Tojiki’s website

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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