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Have you ever heard about the Toothpick City or Toothpick World? Here’s the wonderful creation.

Stan Munro, a big fan of architecture, though not a student has first build a Toothpick City and then a Toothpick World which is in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest toothpick structure: Burj Khalifa, Dubai (16ft.) entirely made out of toothpicks.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai entirely made out of toothpicks. (The tallest toothpick structure)

Stan learned everything through books, the internet, History Channel, and a little something called “8th-Grade Algebra.”

Toothpicking has been a hobby since his 5th grade art teacher brought a toothpick project to the classroom. Stan stayed with it, and almost 30 years later. Stan makes a living at it.

10 years ago, when his wife Suzi was suffering with some kidney liver disease and he had to stay home caring for her, he started toothpicking. In 2006, he sold his first Toothpick City exhibit to a museum in Spain. Suzi is getting better day by day and who is Stan’s inspiration, his muse, and the center of his world. They are located in Syracuse, NY.

He completed Toothpick City 1 (A History of Skyscrapers), which had 50 of the world’s tallest buildings, in 2005.

After its sale he decided to start work on Toothpick City 2 (Towers and Temples) which will have 40 buildings made out of four million toothpicks and 170 litres of glue.

It includes the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Parthenon in Athens.

So far Stan has created more than 100 unique masterpieces consisting famous structures from around the world which are entirely made out of toothpicks.

Toothpick World is a traveling exhibit – unlike anyone has seen before. It is a collection of more than 60 famous buildings from around the world–ALL built to the same 1:164 scale, and all out of toothpicks. It can be set up in any configuration, and in a number of different museum spaces. Toothpick World is a sensory experience of engineering, architecture, culture and just plain craziness. It ABSOLUTELY has to be seen to be believed.

In March, 2012, Stan formed Toothpick World, LLC, a traveling exhibit corporation. The purpose of the exhibit is to entertain, educate, and even enlighten, as museum-goers see what one man can do with a little imagination, a whole lot of time, and more than 3 million toothpicks.

 

Few of his creations are:

Toothpick city I at the Museum of Science and Technology
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
The Roman Coliseum
The U.S. Nimitz – CVN68 Aircraft carrier
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

 

Akshardham Temple, India
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Eiffel Tower, Paris
International Space Station
Grand Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Statue of Liberty, New York
St. Peter’s Basilica Square, The Vatican
The White House, Washington D.C.
Tower Bridge, London
Taj Mahal, India

Visit Toothpick City and World for more images in detail.

Have a view on other similar post on Taj Mahal from matchsticks.

 

 

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This sleeping baby has No Idea she’s gone viral

Thanks to her mother who made her pictures go viral using her creativity and talent.

Los Angeles-based mother Laura Izumikawa Choi has a seemingly endless array of adventurous ideas for her four-month-old daughter Joey Marie’s nap time.

Her story is quiet similar to the one we published few months earlier. Both the stories are loaded with creativity and adventurous ideas. Have a look at the previous story images here which are even more adventurous than these ones by which this talented mom has narrated a totally different story in each image.

The baby’s photos have received more than 100,000 likes.

View Similar story here. The images narrate far more creative stories.

Courtesy: CCTV

Jessika Jacob paints unique creations by just arranging the dots in a beautiful array

Jessika Jacob uses her imagination to sketch intricate patterns and then fills the empty spaces with just arranging the dots of colors to creates unique paintings.

Have a view at Jessika’s work.

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You can visit her here:

Jessika Jacob Artist,

jessikajacob.com,

instagram.com/jessika_jacob_artist/

 

EBRU ART – The floating paints art on water is a creative painting talent.

EBRU ART – The floating paints art or the marble art requires creativity, precision and imagination.

Via:   garip ay

Yayoi Kusama floats a landscape of 1,300 mirrored spheres at the glass house

Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist floats a landscape of 1,300 mirrored spheres at the glass house.

Incorporated into the 49-acre landscape surrounding the glass house, Yayoi Kusama has realized the landscape installation ‘Narcissus garden’. on view from now until november 30, 2016, the work sweeps across the lower meadow and forest, creating a dramatic vista to the west of Philip Johnson’s historic glazed dwelling.

First created fifty years ago as part of the venice art biennale, this iteration of ‘narcissus garden’ comprises 1,300 floating steel spheres, each which measure approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm). drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres move as wind passes and follow the water’s natural currents, forming a dynamic and ever-changing sculpture. the orbs’ polished mirrored surfaces reflect views of the pond pavilion, wooded landscape, and sky that surrounds it.

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The installation is incorporated into the 49-acre landscape surrounding the glass house
All images © KUSAMA studio

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The work sweeps across the lower meadow and forest
yayoi kusama glass house narcissus garden
“Narcissus Garden” comprises 1300 floating steel spheres
yayoi kusama glass house narcissus garden
The mirrored orbs drift in the newly restored pond
yayoi kusama floats a landscape of 1,300 mirrored spheres at the glass house
The spheres move as wind passes and follow the water’s natural currents

 

 

yayoi kusama glass house narcissus garden
The installation is on view from now until November 30, 2016

 

Beautiful 3D Giraffe – only people with focused mind can see the image.

Open the picture full screen.
Place the picture at the tip of your nose.
Then focus on the picture and move it slowly away from your nose without blinking your eyes.
It is amazing.

There is a alluring 3D giraffe.

Beautiful 3D Giraffe – only people with focused mind can see the image.

Open the picture full screen.
Place the picture at the tip of your nose.
Then focus on the picture and move it slowly away from your nose without blinking your eyes.
It is amazing.

There is a alluring 3D giraffe.

These 3D Optical Illusion structures will mystify your brain to think it’s defying the law of gravity.

Kokichi Sugihara, a Japanese professor can prove your eyes false or he can just make you think that there’s some magnet or invisible wire rolling behind his amazing art which is deceiving your eyes to falsify the law of gravity, but actually it’s just an optical illusion.

The 3D structures are designed in a way that they have a different perception when viewed from a particular angle. It’s just a trick and an art to speculate your mind to give it a false perception.

Have a view yourself below:

Video credit: Tech Insider

The scarf that’s driving Celebs crazy to go invisible in public.

The Ishu Scarf, invented by a 28-year-old guy, Saif Siddiqui, from New Delhi, is gaining popularity amongst the cynosures.

Celebrities around the world are bothered about their privacy and here’s a solution from this New Delhi student, who now runs his booming business due to his innovative product and creative talent. The name “ISHU” stands for privacy and silence, and is a play on the words “issue” and “shh”.

Everyone from Hollywood actors to football superstars are being spotted the Ishu scarf in public.

The product has taken the celeb world by storm, with everyone from Hollywood actors to football superstars being spotted wearing the scarf in public.

Image credit: Buzzfeed

Siddiqui told Buzzfeed the scarf’s purpose was to give people their privacy.

“The main intention is to make people aware of how important privacy actually is,” he said. “Everyone has a ‘brand’ online, and with the ISHU Scarf, people are back in control of their privacy.”

Presenting… the paparazzi-proof ISHU Scarf!

Image Credit: theishu.com | Jillionaire “Major Lazer” DJ and Producer

Image Credit: theishu.com | DMX, The Rapper

Image Credit: theishu.com | Cameron Diaz, Actress

Image Credit: theishu.com | Jemery Piven, Actor

The Ishu scarf made from a special fabric – consisting of thousands of nano-spherical crystals reflects light back into the camera and hence makes the wearer invisible to the flash photography.

The ISHU was officially  launched  at  Soho  House Toronto in October 2015. The  force behind the creation of this #InvisibilityCloak  was adamant that a stylish solution be available to that select group of people who  want  to  control  unwanted  pictures  of them being taken with mobile devices, which inevitably end up plastered across social media.

Image Credit: theishu.com | Saif Siddiqui, founder of theishu.com now runs his booming business shuttling between London and Amsterdam.

It took Saif 6 years to research and present his idea into a demanding product. We often see the success but fail to see the hard work, dedication and belief in one’s idea and his continuous efforts to make his idea successful. Here’s the making of “The ISHU Scarf”:

The  concept  of  The ISHU dates back to 2009 when Dutch-born Saif Siddiqui took  a  picture  of  friends  standing in front of a bike in Amsterdam. He noticed  that  the  bike’s  reflector  manipulated  the flash of his mobile camera in a way that obscured the faces of his friends in the picture. He immediately realized that if developed into the right product, this feature would be an ideal solution for his friends and now available to the public who want to keep their private moments in public private. Saif put together a team of experts
who dug into the science of light and reflection, and how to blend technology with fashion. 6 Years later The ISHU is released to instant acclaim. Privacy is back.

The “anti-paparazzi” cloaking device also works with video cameras.

Siddiqui is launching ISHU phone cases in July, and hopes to get the product integrated in museums and private jets soon.

He aims to bring the concept to India in a few months, and is hopeful that it will catch the eye in Bollywood as strongly as it has in the rest of the world.

He aims to bring the concept to India in a few months, and is hopeful that it will catch on in Bollywood as strongly as it has in the rest of the world.

Image credit: Hindustan Times

You can check out the ISHU range of products before the global launch in August here.

“The Floating Piers” a giant art installation on Lake Iseo in Italy is letting people walk on water

“The Floating Piers” is a giant art installation by the artist Christo on Lake Iseo in Italy which is enabling people walk on water.

Have an aerial view of “The Floating Piers” here:

So far thousands of tourist have flocked over the installation. The walkway is 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, made up of 220,000 high density polyethylene cubes and is about 3 miles long. The installation is open for the public at large till 3rd of July.

Visitors can experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which is framed by The Floating Piers.

The Floating Piers is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting,” said Christo.

For  further details visit The Floating Piers

World’s first 3D printed building opens in Dubai

The world’s first functional 3D-printed office building, a single storey building spread across 2,690 square foot, opened in Dubai in mid of May, 2016.

Located near the Dubai International Financial Center, the building was completed at a cost of about $140,000 in just 17 days and officials say they saved more than 70% on labor costs.

Dubai officials say their goal is towards technological development. It’s already a man-made wonder you will know once you visit Dubai.

This arc-shaped office building used a 20-foot tall 3D printer and a special mixture of cement to be built. Whole of the office structure with furniture was printed in 17 days and assembled in just 2 days.

Dubai officials say, “The future is based on 3D printing, whether we are talking about printing buildings or printing cloths or printing equipments or printing food or even printing some human body parts.”

The project is part of Dubai’s long term strategy to ensure that 25% of the city will be 3D printed by 2030.