Microscopic Intrigue

Using biological close-ups as design inspiration
Implications - Paying homage to a love of science and offering incredibly intricate outcomes, more and more designers and artists are turning to microscopic images as inspiration for their work. This shift isn't just reflective of an interest in science and the embrace of nerd culture, but also an appreciation of out-of-the-box avant-garde aesthetics.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 137,876 Total Clicks Jun 11 - Aug 13
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Coral Reef Restaurants - Entering Urban Interiorites is Like Setting Foot in a Whale's Mouth
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 116,416 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 11
Coral Reef Restaurants
Entering Urban Interiorites is Like Setting Foot in a Whale's Mouth
Few buildings massage your sense of sight like the Urban Interiorites does, and what began as an imaginative student project has become a living breathing reality. The conceptual cafe houses a sake bar,… [More]
Intricate Scientific Sculptures - Rogan Brown Creates Paper Sculptures that Resemble Micro-Organisms
SCORE: 6
V. Hot 9,194 Clicks Pub: Aug 21, 13
Intricate Scientific Sculptures
Rogan Brown Creates Paper Sculptures that Resemble Micro-Organisms
These stunningly intricate paper sculptures by Rogan Brown depict biological organisms in incredible detail. The sculptural forms are created by cutting into multiple layers of paper. The work is so... [More]
Organically Rendered Art - These Fractal Renders by Tom Beddard Resemble Natural Organisms
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 6,734 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 12
Organically Rendered Art
These Fractal Renders by Tom Beddard Resemble Natural Organisms
These awe-inspiring Fractal renders by Tom Beddard were created through the artist's collaboration with RoddH and Fractal Lab. The stunning, technicolored series is entitled 'Stone and Ezrati' proving… [More]
Cell Wall Structures - 'Contouring Climatic Porosity' is an Exercise in Architectural Biomimicry
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 4,368 Clicks Pub: Feb 6, 13
Cell Wall Structures
'Contouring Climatic Porosity' is an Exercise in Architectural Biomimicry
Wandering through the circuiting corridors that make up the ‘Contouring Climatic Porosity’ project, you might feel as though you’re contained within the magnified walls of a cell... [More]
Pyschedelic Philosophical Performaces - Explore Your Very Existence with the Solipsist Film
SCORE: 3
Mild 690 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 13
Pyschedelic Philosophical Performaces
Explore Your Very Existence with the Solipsist Film
Andrew Thomas Huang takes us on a spiritual journey with the psychedelic dream-like visuals in his Solipsist film. Solipsism is the idea that we can only know for sure that our own minds exist and... [More]
Petri Dish-Inspired Jigsaws - The Radial Puzzle is Inspired by Organic Crystal Growth Patterns
SCORE: 1.6
Untested 474 Clicks Pub: May 10, 12
Petri Dish-Inspired Jigsaws
The Radial Puzzle is Inspired by Organic Crystal Growth Patterns
The Radial Puzzle is a modern interpretation of the classic jigsaw puzzle. It combines the classic hand-crafted creation with custom software technology. This technology simulates dendritic... [More]
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