Artists Create the World's Largest Candy Carpet on the Streets of China

As a part of the "Sweet As One" exhibition in Chengdu, China to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Chengdu IFS, graphic design duo Craig & Karl and Hong Kong creative studio AllRightsReserved, created a massive 607 feet long by 23 feet wide carpet constructed out thousands pieces of candy. It took 2,000 volunteers a total of five days to complete the playful and childlike design, which will eventually be processed and donated to underprivileged children along with lunches provided by Chengdu IFS.

Amazing Graffiti Turns Partly Demolished Buildings in Shanghai into Street Art

French artist Julien Malland (aka Seth Globepainter), spent the last few weeks of 2014 in Shanghai working in collaboration with artists Shi Zheng on a series of murals painted on partly demolished buildings. Inspired by locals who had been living in the buildings for decades, the artists created images that subtly address the ongoing housing and environmental issues plaguing the country. Unfortunately the buildings which had recently become a minor tourist attraction have now been destroyed by the authorities in the Jingan district of the city.

Geometric Lead Pencil Sculptures by Jacob Dahlgren

Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren creates complex geometric structures using ordinary lead pencils arranged in small square displays. The objects relate to Dahlgren’s persistent themes and show how our everyday life can be viewed as an on-going exhibition of geometric and abstract patterns. Via the website, "The sculptures are a manifest of Jacob Dahlgren’s thoughts about art and the ideas of authenticity. The cheap, ordinary pencils become refined as material and artefacts."

This Video is not in Reverse: A Single Take Short Film that Will Play Tricks with your Mind

“This Video is not in Reverse” is a short video by online filmmaker Eran Amir that was shot to appear as though it was playing in reverse, but is actually an optical illusion filled with clever tricks that will leave you scratching your head in wonder. The entire thing was captured in one take and Amir has created a making-of video to show how all the effects were accomplished.

Stardust: Images of Galaxies Made from the Dust Left Behind by Archaeological Artifacts

For photographer Corinne Schulze, dust is a portal to constellations far, far away. In her series "Stardust", she utilizes the patterns made from dust left behind by ancient anthropological specimens to create images that evoke distant galaxies against the blackness of space. The titles of each image refer to the objects that were photographed for scientific investigation, reminding us that everything returns to the elements it was created from over the passing of time.

Artist INSA Creates the World’s Largest Animated GIF Visible from Space

In late 2014 UK street artist INSA (previously), travelled to Rio De Jaeiro with a team of 20 to create a uniquely ambitious art project; the world’s largest animated GIF. The giant animated artwork, the most ambitious of its kind ever attempted, was painted on the ground in Rio in four stages, over four days. INSA and whisky brand Ballantine's collaborated on the project enlisting the commercial satellite division of Airbus to access a pair of satellites which could be tasked with shooting a 100km square image at a resolution of one pixel per 50 cm squared. INSA explains, "I wanted to cross both worlds and make work that existed in online space even more than it existed in real space."

Vintage Coke Machine is a Secret Door that Opens Up into a Hidden Speakeasy

Aiming to launch a speakeasy in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, renown mixologists and their passionate partners commissioned "Flask", a stylish up-scale lounge hidden behind a vintage Coca-Cola vending machine. The unassuming Coca-Cola machine which is split vertically to swing open and reveal the camouflaged door, stands in "The Press", a colorful sandwich shop that operates as a front for the trendy bar hidden behind it. Via the website, “the fun, lighthearted feel, the bright colours and lighting [in The Press] —within a few steps, these elements segue into a mysterious space with warm, muted lighting and the murmurs of bar patrons to invite further curiosity. ”

Artist Transforms Models into Living Sculptures Using Paint Plastic and Paper

French-Canadian self-taught artist Marie-Lou Desmeules creates incredible real life sculptures using multiple layers of acrylic paint, clothes, plastic, paper and hair. The process which she describes as "surgery", is a mix of performance, painting, sculpture and photography. Marie-Lou works directly on her models, transforming them into grotesque representations of celebrities, artists and world leaders. Via her website, "Her work questions the notion of beauty, the growing plastic surgery industry, genders & identity. Marie-Lou invites the viewers to rethink the role of visuality in today’s image obsessed society."

Cosmos: Abstract Images of Space Created from the Most Disgusting Things on Earth

Fascinated with the fusion of art and science, photographer Marcus DeSieno created a series of colorful abstract photos using invisible microscopic bacteria grown onto photographic film of appropriated images from the far reaches of outer space. The bacteria are swabbed from restaurants and hotels, as well as television remotes, iPhones, and even his own body. A layer of chemistry is then applied to the surface of photographic film to act as a breeding ground for the bacteria. DeSieno says, "As the bacteria grow and multiply, they interact with the film, altering it, stripping away color layers, and slowly disintegrating the archaic media into an unpredictable abstraction of color and texture."

Artist Art Van Triest Turns Illegal Weapons into 3D Jigsaw Puzzles

Using well-known objects and powerful imagery, visual and installation artist Art Van Triest creates 3D jigsaw puzzles out of illegal weapons such as Kalashnikovs, guns and machetes. Triest's work challenges people to think about and interact with objects they would rather avoid in everyday life. “According to Dutch law, it is illegal to have any object that can be mistaken for a weapon, even when that weapon it is no longer useable,” Triest explained to The Creators Project. “As an artist I think it is interesting to create work that embodies a kind of friction, an object that is at once a toy and a weapon.”