Fluffy Pillow Installation in Odd Places by Geraldo Zamproni

Huge inflatable pillows appearing in unexpected places is currently being displayed around 14th Street in New York City. The person behind it is Brazilian artist Geraldo Zamproni. This installation is a part of art in odd places (AiOP) to be showcased until the October 15, 2012. [via designboom and collabcubed]

 

Colorful Umbrella Sky Installation on Roofless Castle

Spotted on the the Daily Mail is this eye-catching art installation in Clifford’s Tower in York, England. 45 pieces of colorful umbrellas are suspended in mid-air acting as ‘temporary shed’ for a castle that has lost its roof around 328 years ago. The installation dubbed as Umbrella Sky will be on display until 21st of October, 2012. [via the daily mail]

 

A River of 10,000 Books Overflowed in Melbourne

Last June, Luz Interruptus was asked to do an installation for Light in Winter festival in Melbourne with the theme ‘reading’. The installation was called Literature vs Traffic that comprised of 10,000 discarded books by public libraries that were considered obsolete. With help from the Salvation Army, who selflessly collected donated books, and friends of the installation team, the project proved to be a success. A river of books overflowed the sidewalk taking up space for the […]

 

Interpreting the Passage of Time at Santorini Biennale

Daphne, an ode to the past tunnel-like independent installation made of paper. A striking project by New York architectural firm 24° Studio presented as part of the inaugural Santorini Biennale of Arts in Greece that will take place until September 30, 2012. ‘Seeing the future through the perspective of the past’, was the brief. A chance to interpret History, Time, Memory and Nostalgia in Pyrgos Village’s ancient tunnel, leading from the township’s square to […]

 

Pedestrian Imprints Leaves on Bare Tree Canvas

Jody Xiong created an awareness outdoor campaign called the Green Pedestrian Crossing to promote the China Environmental Protection Foundation. A 12.6 meters long by 7 meters wide leafless tree canvass were laid on a pedestrian crossing. Pedestrians dip their soles on a sponge with green, environmentally friendly, washable that were placed on both sides of the crossing “thus leaving green foot imprints on the canvas of the tree. Each ‘green’ footprint on the canvas looked like […]

 

Inspiring White Flower Origami Folded for Peace

Weeks ago, we featured the Vibrant Origami Installations by Mademoiselle Maurice. Now I’ve stumbled across another project called Folding for Peace that was similarly inspired by the Legend of the One Thousand Cranes. If you recall this ancient Japanese legend, it promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Folding for Peace is a white paper garden installed last year in Nagasaki, Japan by […]

 

Interactive Cubic Mirrors Amuse Visitors in Paris

Arnaud Lapierre‘s latest installation called Ring play with our continuing fascination with mirrors and reflections. The visual effect of stacked cubic mirrors temporarily amuses and playful distracts passers-by of Place Vendôme in Paris, France. The Ring invites visitors to interact with it, momentarily break their routine and see their surroundings in multiple perspective. Photos by Arnaud Lapierre   [via ignant]

 

Glowing Ephemeral Pool Installation in Madrid

In 2008, a popular public swimming pool in the Plaza de la Cebada in Madrid was demolished. It was done with a promise from the Town Hall that in 2 years time, they will construct a bigger and better pool for the neighborhood. After 4 years, the promised project has yet to be constructed. Recently proposed structures seem to lean towards shopping malls and big-ticket leisure centers while the future of re-building […]

 

Colorful Wind Socks Forest by the Sea

Three years ago, known French artist Daniel Buren installed an intriguing set of colorful wind socks on the shores of Den Haan, Belgium. A hundred giant posts bearing wind socks that are likened to striped candies were set for Beaufort04, the fourth edition of the Triennial of Contemporary art by the Sea. The wind socks follow the wind direction that causes it to be positioned horizontally. In this particular artwork, Daniel Buren says he wanted to inspire […]

 

The Longest Green Carpet in France

Gaëlle Villedary  creates a very long green carpet treatment along the French Village of Jaujac utilizing 3.5 tons of natural material extending over 1,400 feet across the old town. A project aptly described as a piece of nature designed to create a communion between nature and man through art.Interesting idea. [via designyoutrust]