How a museum restores a beautiful painting from hundreds of years ago

Charles Le Brun’s painting of Everhard Jabach and His Family was finished in 1660. Now that it’s 2015 and hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my favorite museum in New York, it was in need of a little bit of, um, reviving. The Met guides us through as it restores the giant piece of art and shows the steps the… » 6/30/15 9:11pm Tuesday 9:11pm

The painstaking art of making shoes by hand

I’m glad that there are still people doing things the old fashioned way because the art and detail of making these shoes is just so impressive. Carving the shape of the shoe from wood, patching it out with the leather and then putting it altogether, seeing it all makes you appreciate all the little fine details of… » 6/25/15 10:49pm 6/25/15 10:49pm

Hair dryers are magical instruments that make paper planes fly forever

Antoine Terrieux’s art installation at La Maison Des Jonglages in La Courneuve near Paris, France utilizes hair dryers in such a way that there has to be some sort of magic sprinkled on them. You’ll see the hair dryers levitating balls and string in the air, hair dryers creating a fire tornado, hair dryers making a… » 6/23/15 9:23pm 6/23/15 9:23pm

The Beautiful Buffoonery of Craigslist Personal Ads

Let’s say you’re a straight woman who just moved to New York. You’d like to meet a guy, but your friend circle is too small for set you up; you hate the bar scene; and you can’t seem to get a match on Tinder. In your dark night of the soul, searching for any connection at all, you turn to the Craigslist personals.… » 6/22/15 6:30pm 6/22/15 6:30pm

Video: The art of making neon signs looks a lot like pyromancy

Meet Matt Thompson. He’s been making neon signs and blowing glass for over 30 years that he’s basically become a wizard of the bright and glowing arts. Watch him bend tubes and illuminate glass and explain the process of making neon lights in this short documentary. Making neon lights is awesome not just because it… » 6/16/15 9:17am 6/16/15 9:17am

Mind bending sculptures in nature make me question my reality

Whoa. Benjamin Ducroz’s Spinning Daggers installation places totally trippy wooden zoetrope sculptures next to trees and the effect is pretty mind melting. It’s really interesting to see nature next to these man made objects that move in ways that are totally unnatural and yet so very natural all at the same time. » 6/12/15 8:31am 6/12/15 8:31am

Watch an incredible laser beam zap out art at blazing speeds

Damn. That laser is something. It’s a specially designed LasX proton laser art system that blasts a beam to make art at lightning speeds. The CAD file for the design, called After Sunset, was created by Andy Gikling and was imported to the laser control software and then zapped out onto the chalkboard to etch the… » 6/11/15 2:59am 6/11/15 2:59am

Legoizer makes free instructions that turn any photo into Lego mosaics

Lego murals can look amazing, but for the inexperienced it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, Legoizer takes any digital image and turns it into a grid that you can create from Lego bricks—along with a shopping list and instructions to make the whole process super easy. For free!
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