Articles tagged creative

There aren’t many bath products that are also fun and educational – but then there’s Archaeology Soap.

These colourful bars of soap consist of four distinct layers made from different materials (so they erode at different rates), representing the layers of the Earth.

And, if that wasn’t enough, the soaps also contain two plastic dinosaurs which are gradually revealed as the ‘Earth’s layers’ wear away.

Strictly speaking, it should be called Palaeontology Soap (as the word ‘archaeology’ doesn’t apply to dinosaurs’), but its creators have said they will change the name.

Take a closer look at the fun soap cubes here and tell us what you think of Archaeology Soap.

Wildlife photographer Anup Shah has explored the vast Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, taking some truly awe-inspiring images.

The series of 100 black and white photos includes galloping giraffes, stampeding zebra, and a very hungry-looking hippo, which, according to Shah, tell 'stories of anger, death, hope, arrivals and departures'.

Shah, who's collected his images in his new book The Mara, told My Modern Met that his use of black and white 'opens up a world of tone, texture, lines, contrast, light and shadow — a different world — within which to balance the personality of an animal'.

Take a look at a few of the stunning images here and tell us what you think of his work.

Artist Asae Soya uses paint and rays of light to create dazzling displays of colour.

Using white walls as her canvas, Soya combines video projections with reflective decals to transform mundane rooms into immersive spaces bursting with beautiful colour.

Visitors can walk through her work, losing themselves in kaleidoscopic, dynamic installations.

See her full work here and tell us if you'd explore her colourful rooms.

A fun project reveals the creativity of Swiss designers, celebrating the power of the imagination.

Let’s Play asks some of the country’s leading creative to pose for a portrait ‒ before building something out of wooden blocks.

But there’s a catch: they have to use three blocks left behind by the previous player and they have just half an hour to perfect their creation.

Let’s Play then combines each portrait with a picture of the designer’s construction, creating diptychs that offer a unique insight into creativity.

See more of Let’s Play here and let us know what you think of the project.

The Natural History Museum has revealed its shortlist for Wildlife Photographer of the Year - People’s Choice.

We can vote for our favourite pictures from a shortlist of 25 exceptional images, including David Maitland’s colourful ‘Willow up close’, the inspirational ‘Sisters’ by Bernd Wasiolka, and Victor Tyakht’s dramatic ‘Rainbow wings’.

The breadth and variety of the collection is incredible in itself ‒ discover the beautiful pictures here and let us know which one you’ll be choosing.

Image Credit: Victor Tyakht

Designer Brian Dettmer intricately carves fascinating pictures into books.

Dettmer, known as the Book Surgeon, takes out-of-date encyclopaedias, illustration books, and dictionaries and carves each individual page with knives, tweezers, and even surgical tools.

He then bends, folds, and manipulates the books' spines to bring his sculptures to life, revealing an immense level of detail.

Take a look at his full portfolio here and let us know which is your favourite design.

A photographer has cast new light on industrial estates, revealing the bold colours and defined shapes of these seemingly mundane units.

Stuart Allen takes such a close look at industrial estates around the world that his images take on a strikingly abstract appearance.

Allen describes his work as ‘an attempt to show that the most unlikely of subjects can be inspiring’.

Discover his industrial-inspired photography here and tell us what you think of the colourful collection.

Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson have reinterpreted the Christmas tree with a stunning room-sized installation in Claridge’s.

The prestigious hotel’s lobby is now home to a ‘magical experience’, combining real trees, artificial snow, and giant light boxes containing images of silver birches.

The lighting in the installation also changes throughout the day, transforming the space from a fresh morning scene to a mysterious winter night.

Claridge’s Christmas Tree has been created by famous designers every year since 2009; explore this year’s beautiful experience here and tell us if you’ll be dropping by.

London’s King’s Cross is home to a vibrant new installation ‒ and it’s 50 metres long.

No. 700 Reflectors, by Rana Begum, is a bold work of art consisting of 30,000 reflective panels forming red, white, and yellow chevrons on a black background.

Influenced by minimalism and Begum’s Bangladeshi heritage, the most intriguing part of the installation is that it seems to change depending on the weather, adding even more excitement to the giant project.

No. 700 Reflectors is the first work in The King’s Cross Project series, which will see art commissions appear around the area for the next three years.

Take a closer look at No. 700 Reflectors here and watch its creation below.

A photographer has discovered the most colourful town on the planet: Guatapé.

While backpacking, Jessica Devnani stumbled across the Colombian town where everything is painted in glorious colour, from bold steps to bright walls.

Some murals are cultural or religious representations, while others are just beautiful works of art.

Explore Devnani’s Instagram here and let us know if you’d love to visit the most colourful town in the world.

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