250,000 Recycled Floating Bottles Used To (Re)Build Mexican Island Paradise

250,000 Recycled Floating Bottles Used To Build Mexican Island Paradise 

If you can’t afford to buy your own tropical island paradise, why not build your own? That is exactly what Richie Sowa did back in 1998, from over a quarter-million plastic bottles. His Spiral Island, destroyed years later by a hurricane, sported a two-story house, solar oven, self-composting toilet and multiple beaches. Better yet, he has started building another one! His ultimate goal? To build the island bigger and bigger and finally float out to sea, traveling the world from the comfort of his own private paradise. (Pics) (Video)

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10 Amazing Miniature Works Of Art

10 Amazing Miniature Works Of Art 

Miniature Art

There’s something sort of magical about miniatures, especially when they’re strikingly lifelike. The artists who create these tiny wonders look at life from a different scale than the rest of us, and their work often requires intense patience, concentration and a steady hand. From sculptures too small to be seen by the naked eye to sweaters knitted with needles the diameter of a human hair, here are 10 incredible works of amazingly tiny art. (Pics) (Video)

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Artist Stelarc’s Extra Ear Project At The Exit Art Gallery

Artist Stelarc’s Extra Ear Project At The Exit Art Gallery

Extra Ear Project 

Luckily for us, the Australian performance artist known as Stelarc, formerly Stelios Arcadiou, is not prone to sensationalism.  He only wants to transform his body into a portal on the internet. Which is why visitors to Exit Art, a gallery in Midtown Manhattan, are being treated to a video of Stelarc’s left arm being cut up like a rare tenderloin to implant what will eventually be a Bluetooth-enabled artificial ear.
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Fire-Tagging: Making Graffiti More Dangerous

Fire-Tagging: Making Graffiti More Dangerous

Fire-Tagging 

For a split second there, it looked like graffiti’s future was purely virtual. There was the Wiispray controller, which simulated tagging down to the paint drips; and before that there were a number of “light graffiti” projects. But the taggers? They flouted that, and the medium has evolved: Fire tagging, as its known, is the process of spraying your tag, then lighting it on fire before the paint dries. (Pics)

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Customizable MOY Concept Car

Customizable MOY Concept Car

MOY Concept Car

Elvis Tomljenovic describes his MOY as a concept car for “a generation who uses technology as a means to express themselves and communicate with others.” It landed him first prize in the Croatian Auto(r) Automotive Design Contest for its cute styling, and it caught our eye thanks to a crazy, proposed feature: playing video on the surface of the vehicle. (Pics)

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