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Cadillac Ranch

What’s the weirdest thing you could possibly see in the desert? Sure, an iceberg or something, but you have to admit that ten half buried Cadillacs come pretty close. And when they’re all covered in graffiti, it just makes things even weirder.

The Cadillac Ranch was created in 1974, in Amarillo, Texas by members of an art group called Ant Farm. It’s made up by 10 old Cadillac models dating from 1949 to 1963 and it means to symbolize a number of evolutions of the car line.  All the ten Cadillacs are tilted towards the west, at an angle corresponding to that of the Pyramids at Gyza.

The Cadillac Ranch can be seen when driving on Highway 66

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Bicycles Made Out of Gold

Designers from the Scandinavian firm Aurumania have created a limited series of 10 bikes made out of solid gold.  Each piece of every bike was created by hand and the whole thing decorated with 600 Swarovsky crystals. The bikes all come with a leather seats and horns and they each cost around 80,000 dollars.

I’d buy one of these gold designer bicycles if I knew how to ride one and…if I could afford it.

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A Look at the Big Picture

The Big Picture is a project by British creative artist Helen Marshall who worked with specialists from PollyTiles to create what may be the world’s largest photo mosaic in central Birmingham. The idea behind The Big Picture was to create the biggest photo album in the West Midlands, where people donated over 110,000 photographs.

The photo mosaic is a new record in terms of size, covering over 3 tennis courts. If you’re ever in Birmingham, you shouldn’t pass the opportunity of seeing The Big Picture photo mosaic unveiled at the city’s ThinkTank in Millenium Park, on August 23rd.

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Russian Ice-sculpture gallery

In Krasnaya Presnya Park, Moscow, a gallery of Russian ice-sculptures opened its gates for the first time. In an ice-museum of over 500 square meters the most popular samples of Russian culture were presented in ice. The facility where the sculptures were kept was cooled using the latest cooling technology, managing to keep the temperature below -10 degrees Celsius.

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The Wine-cork Painting

Well if one can create art out of bottle-caps I don’t see why corks can’t be used for the same purpose? It seems Albanian artist Saimir Strati feels the same way, since he has taken on the challenge of creating a 3D painting out of 300,000 wine-bottle corks. What you see in the photos is not the completed project, upon completion it will be a 96 square meter masterpiece depicting people playing guitar.

This is not Strati’s first  unusual artwork, in the past he has gained a spot in the Guinness Boook of Records for the world’s largest toothpick mosaic in the world. It contained approximately 1 million toothpicks and it depicted some horses. So be on the look out for Saimir Strati, he’s one special artist.

If you have a thing for cork, you might like to take a look at the cork costume

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Art at a microscopic level

Frequently called the eight wonder of the world, Willard Wigan‘s micro art is indeed quite something. Some people can barely fit string through a pinhead, let alone create art on such a level.  Wigan creates famous figures on pin tips, pin heads, nails, matchsticks, anything particularly thin and small. He’s an amazing artist and his work speaks for itself.

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The Giant Flower Carpet of Brussels

Once every two years, the Grand Place, a central market in Brussles, Belgium becomes one of the largest flower gardens in the world. This year people could admire a beautiful flower carpet between the 14th and 17th of August, for those of you that missed it, there’s always two years from now.

The flower carpet of Grand Place has a different model every time and it’s made out of roughly 700,000 begonias. This is definitely one of the must see- attractions of Brussels.

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Beautiful metal sculptures by Facundo Huidobro

Here are some amazing-looking metal sculptures by Argentinian artist Facundo Huidobro. For more of his artworks visit chatarrasalvaje.com

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The fabric-covered gas-station

Artist Jennifer Marsh, founder of the International Fiber Collaborative has just finished wrapping an abandoned gas-station in pieces of fabric from all-around the world. The whole project cost $29,000 and a part of the sum came from her own pocket.

She’s now thinking of expanding the organization into other communities, not just Syracusw, New York and her future project will involve covering an abandoned grocery-store in recycled plastic.

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Coolest tree-houses ever built

As a kid I’m sure you’ve all shared my dream of having a small tree-house all to myself. Unfortunately I never got mine but as I look at this dream I can’t help but admire their craftsmanship, I wish I had one of these tree-houses as a grown-up, they’re simply amazing. I wonder if they’re for sale.

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The LEGO Beijing Olympics

A team of LEGO and sports enthusiasts presented a LEGO model of some of the buildings built by the Chinese for the 2008 Olympic Games. The model was presented in Hong Kong and includes small scale replicas of buildings such as Bird’s Nest stadium, Water Cube swimming center and the Olympic Village.

The LEGO Beijing Olympics were created by members of the Hong Kong LEGO users group and took more than 100 hours to complete. Great effort, the model looks amazing.

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Land Rover’s car sculpture

Land Rover celebrated its 60 years anniversary through a large car sculpture.

During the Festival of Speed held in Goodwood, between July 11 and July 13, Land Rover celebrated 60 years since the company was founded and they erected a 34-meters high sculpture that featured cars produced by the British manufacturer and the latest model, the Land Rover LRX on top. This Land Rover car sculpture is the work of acclaimed artist Gerry Judah.

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Modern-day Noah’s Arc

While religious experts search for proof Noah’s Arc really existed, modern artists build replicas of the ship from The Book of Genesis.

Johan Huibers a Dutch creationist from Schagen, Netherlands spent a lot of time and approximately $1.2 million to build a modern-day Noah’s Ark that’s 1/5 of the one described in The Bible. He started thinking about this project back in 1992 when the idea that his home country could become flooded due to global warming. Even when the idea became less popular he still continued to think about it and realized it was a great way to bring his fellow countrymen closer to religion.

So he began work on his 70 meters-long, 9,5 meters-wide and 13 meters-high arc in 2005 with money gathered from bank loans and now it’s ready to sail and calibrated to narrowly pass under every bridge in the interior waters of Netherlands. Although he couldn’t use the same materials described in The Book of Genesis, this modern Noah’s Arc is a nice replica and it even has some animal models to make it look more real.

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The giant polystyrene robot

This polystyrene robot also comes with an army of smaller minions that prevent curious onlookers from getting too close and tipping-over the Styrobot.

Michael Salter, a professor at the University of Oregon spends most of his time cutting up old polystyrene packaging and molding it into wonderful creations. For example this 22-feet tall robot that is touring art galleries all over the world, along with its army of robot minions, in its quest to win over the hearts of art lovers.

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The delicious Meat House

This house makes you hungry when you look at it.

Joel Richards from EASYJO.com created this delicious-looking house out of sausages, bacon and other eatable components and got some serious attention, deserved attention if you ask me, that house looks good enough to eat. Great job and looking forward to their next meat creation.

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