Can You Spot the LEGO Sculptures Hidden Within the Scenes?

In Pieces is a seemingly ordinary photo series that, in fact, incorporates LEGO objects that go unnoticed. Sculptor Nathan Sawaya and photographer Dean West joined forces for this creative multimedia project, each applying their area of expertise to produce a set of deceptive images that lead the viewer’s gaze to wander in search of fabricated objects or subjects.

In one frame, we’re presented with an image of a man in his underwear standing by an indoor pool. Just about anything could be the elusive LEGO object(s), but it turns out to be the towel hanging on a hook and the flip flops on the ground. In hindsight, the blocky objects may seem obvious; however, much of the image is already pixelated. The scene is filled with boxes that make up the tiled walls and floor, not to mention the artificiality of lighting and Photoshop edits that are typically rendered in digital photography and print ads.

Digital photography has risen as a popular medium in the last decade, allowing things like LEGO sculptures to be lost in pixelated renderings. By inserting the LEGO sculptures into a digitally photographed and edited image, the objects are able to visually assimilate into their environment. As such, the series draws attention to the visual difference in today’s shift in technology.

In Pieces website

January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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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.

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