Dan Pauly is rooted in a heritage of 4 generations of wood-working artisans. The Minnesota-based craftsman builds tiny whimsical homes with slanted roofs and crooked chimneys. Each Fairy tale structure is a unique masterpiece made from reclaimed wood from barns and other buildings over 100 years old using old-world techniques. With meticulous attention to detail, each structure is custom made to suit individual needs and make your vision a reality.
Website: The Rustic Way
Full Grown, headed by designer and artist Gavin Munro, uses ancient techniques combined with modern technology to grow, graft, nurture and then harvest living trees into chairs, tables, sculpture – anything you can imagine.
In essence its an incredibly simple art. You start by training and pruning young tree branches as they grow over specially made formers. At certain points we then graft them together so that the object grows in to one solid piece…The whole process takes place over seasons and years – between 4 and 8 years to grow a chair – but when you look at how long and how much effort it takes us now to go from having no tree to the final wooden object, then you realise that the craft we’re a part of developing is not just more cooperative with the natural world; it has an elegant efficiency all of it own.
Website Full Grown
Napali Coast, Kauai’s famous coastline is truly majestic, featuring emerald green pinnacles towering along the shoreline for 17-miles. The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending at the sea. Waterfalls and flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs. Much of Na Pali Coast is inaccessible due to its characteristic sheer cliffs that drop straight down into the ocean. Sailing, rafting and hiking are the best ways to experience Na Pali’s myriad of natural wonders.
Wang Yue, an innovative artist from Shijiazhuang, China, harnesses nature as a canvas for her art. Yue creates paintings of beautiful sceneries on the bare inner layer of tree barks as well as animals looking out from the tree trunks. Wang consulted with the Shijiangzhuang Bureau of Landscape and Forestry to ensure the paints wouldn’t harm the trees. It’s likely summer rains will fade and eventually wash away her artworks.
photo by Alexander Semenov
Jellyfish or jellies are soft bodied, free-swimming aquatic animals with a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate to acquire propulsion and locomotion. The tentacles may be utilized to capture prey or defend against predators by emitting toxins in a painful sting. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal. (wikipedia)
Coney Island, US
Photographer Stephen Wilkes is well known as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. Day to Night project features epic cityscapes and landscapes, portrayed from a fixed camera angle for up to 30 hours capture fleeting moments of humanity as light passes in front of his lens over the course of full day. Blending these images into a single photograph takes months to complete.
All photos © Stephen Wilkes
Paul Fuentes is a graphic designer, based in Mexico City, who enjoys staging everyday objects into surreal and colorful compositions creating pop mashups.
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