This disorienting room has "gravitational mystery spots" that will literally make you sick

The art installation seen here is named, menacingly but appropriately, Demon Hill #2. It is the work of LA-based artist Julian Hoeber, and to step inside it is to abandon sensations of balance, proprioception, and general physical stability — all thanks to some fiendish architectural trickery. » 10/25/12 1:40pm 10/25/12 1:40pm

Fiber Optic Sculpture Transforms Field into a Luminous Alien Landscape

To see yourself on an alien planet, you need go no farther than Cornwall, England. That’s where lighting designer Bruce Munro has placed his outdoor installation, “Field of Light.” Thousands of fiber optic cables topped with acrylic orbs illuminate the countryside, giving the impression that the field is populated… » 11/24/08 12:00pm 11/24/08 12:00pm

The Village Pet Store (and Charcoal Grill) Opens For Mutant Business

British concept artist Banksy opened a strange installation yesterday in Manhattan at No. 89 Seventh Avenue — it looks like a friendly pet store with appealing window displays, but turns out to be something a lot weirder. Last night, we dropped in to check out the store's stock of hyper-intelligent bunnies and fish… » 10/10/08 1:40pm 10/10/08 1:40pm

Eight Tons of Cardboard Molded Into an Imaginary Landscape

Though this looks like some kind of insane mushroom growth, it's actually special, die-cut cardboard strips put together by the Ball-Nogues Studio for an installation at Rice University. The artists created a digital mockup of the shapes they wanted, ordered 20,000 strips of cardboard cut to the perfect prefab sizes,… » 3/12/08 7:00am 3/12/08 7:00am

Rubberized Gas Mask for Raccoons in Polluted Forests

As toxins invade environments where small animals dwell, and as those animals are bio-engineered to be smarter, you're going to see a booming market in safety gear for tiny creatures who want to stay pert for their Cute Overload closeup. I predict a run on artist Bill Burns' rubberized gas masks. They're made for any… » 1/04/08 4:33pm 1/04/08 4:33pm