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Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.

February 10, 2016
Intricate hand-blown glass aquariums
Intricate hand-blown glass aquariums

Kiva Ford is an American artist with a background in scientific glassblowing, which looks kind of obvious on this specific artwork. As you can see, when he’s done creating glass instruments for labs, he goes back home and creates artistic ones that host living animals.

February 7, 2016
Surreal photo-manipulation by Lory
Surreal photo-manipulation by Lory

Laurent Rosset is both an architect and an artist. As an artist, he goes by the name Lory to create wonderful and poetic photo-manipulations. He’s also the creator of LoryStripes, an iPhone app that allows you to add 3D stripes to your photos to give it new depths.

February 4, 2016
New mini-people scenes by Tatsuya Tanaka
New mini-people scenes by Tatsuya Tanaka

Scenes with miniature people are popular nowadays, many artists have taken upon this art to create miniature worlds. However, none of these artists is as dedicated to this craft as Tatsuya Tanaka. The Japanese artist releases a new scene every day on his miniature calendar and on his Instagram account.

January 25, 2016
Four sided paintings by Jacek Yerka
Four sided paintings by Jacek Yerka

We already featured Polish artist Jacek Yerka on Designer Daily last year for his surreal landscapes. Still surrealist, his four sided landscapes get an inception-like touch to mess with your mind. Each of these landscapes looks like a little world in a room. A little kitschy, the paintings feature tons of details that help you […]

January 24, 2016
Street art at its best: a collection of 20 artworks you shouldn’t miss
Street art at its best: a collection of 20 artworks you shouldn’t miss

No need to go to the museum to see good art, just head out to the streets and you might get a chance to see some great street art. Here are a few examples. 1. Singing Levalet specializes in using what’s on site to create art, he succeeded once again. This piece can be seen […]

January 14, 2016
Woodcuts of geometric landscapes by Lorenz Stöer
Woodcuts of geometric landscapes by Lorenz Stöer

Lorenz Stöer is a German artist who lived most of his life in the 16th century. His major work as an engraving artist is the series published about perspective and geometric shapes, you can see some of these woodblock prints in the current blog post. The artist was heavily influenced in his craft by another German […]

January 8, 2016
Seth Clark creates collages of deteriorating architecture
Seth Clark creates collages of deteriorating architecture

Seth Clark is a graphic designer currently based in Pittsburgh. He still works as a print designer, but it’s his collage work that really caught our attention. Clark discovered this craft while earning his BFA in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Art has now become the center of Clark’s activity, he […]

January 6, 2016
Victor Enrich creates surprising manipulated cityscapes
Victor Enrich creates surprising manipulated cityscapes

Victor Enrich is a fine artist from Barcelona, in Spain. He is self-taught and works mostly with photography and digital art. Looking at his work, one would think that he could have made a good career in architecture. For over ten years now, his work has revolved around the city with various projects that took new […]

December 31, 2015
Micro Matter: wonderful tiny houses built in glass tubes
Micro Matter: wonderful tiny houses built in glass tubes

Armed with cutters, knives, cissors, paper, wood, and a lot of patience, Rosa de Jong creates impressive tiny houses that she keeps in small glass test tubes. It’s not obvious on the studio pictures, but you can see on the photos of her working that the houses and other structures are really tiny. This ongoing […]

December 14, 2015
Darryl Cox thinks outside the box with branches coming out of his frames
Darryl Cox thinks outside the box with branches coming out of his frames

Framing can be an art by itself. The necessary craft needed to build frames that go along with paintings is a delicate and demanding one. In a way, it must be somewhat frustrating to do framing as you have to stay with the same shapes that just go around the art. Darry Cox just decided that […]

December 11, 2015
Embroidered Landscapes by Ana Teresa Barboza
Embroidered Landscapes by Ana Teresa Barboza

Ana Teresa Barboza is a new kind of visual artist. She takes a craft traditionally used to create clothes, knitting, and turns it into a medium for wall art. Her pieces are framed and hung on the walls, but often feel the need to rush out of the frame. The Peruvian artist mimicks patterns of nature […]

The amazing paper cuttings of Georgia Russel
The amazing paper cuttings of Georgia Russel

Georgia Russel works with books that she rips apart, cuts with a knife, and creates paper cuttings that almost look like sculptures. The artworks of the Scottish artist give new meanings to the pictures taken from the books, with a new organic rythm that comes from the cutting. Via L’art du papier découpé (in french).

December 6, 2015
Architectural structures made of Swedish houses
Architectural structures made of Swedish houses

Using small Swedish houses photography, Anastasia Savinova creates new architectural structures using elements of the architecture. The new structures digitally built through experimentation are probably a good take at what a folks’ cathedral could look like nowadays. You can view more of these on the artist’s website, on the page dedicated to the project. The digital […]

December 1, 2015
The incredible modern calligraphic work by Pokras Lampas
The incredible modern calligraphic work by Pokras Lampas

Based in St-Petersburg, Russia, Pokras Lampas is only 24 years old, but he already has the portfolio of an experienced artist. Probably due to his young age, Lampas likes to take his calligraphic talents further and experiment with it. He created some impressive series where he practiced his art on women’s bodies, or he regularly […]

November 29, 2015
Mernet Larsen likes to put things in (weird) perspective in his paintings
Mernet Larsen likes to put things in (weird) perspective in his paintings

In Mernet Larsen’s world, being two feet away from another person can result in one person being gigantic, and the other tiny. Hell, even sitting at the same table can make you look like miles away. The artist, who lives and work in both New York and Tempa, Florida, has been painting for over thirty […]