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Daniel Arsham Shares How His Art Attracted Collabs with Pharrell and Adidas

Installation artist, filmmaker and co-founder of Snarkitecture, Daniel Arsham, shared with Complex how his art challenges the mind to rethink what we see as normal objects in everyday life. His unique art has attracted major collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Adidas; and of course we show him love for our beloved  NYC flagship store in SoHo, designed by none other than Snarkitecture. Watch Arsham’s Blueprint below.

Designers Created a Giant Golden Egg Solar Sauna in Sweden

Designers from Studio Bigert & Bergström have built a sculptural chamber in the shape of a golden-egg solar sauna, installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town.

The egg is made out of stainless golden mirror sheeting, its multifaceted form breaking up the surroundings that it reflects into a multiplicity of different mirror images. The egg’s interior has been formed out of wood, with the wall panels and floor decking made out of pine and the bench of aspen. In the center of the egg stands the wood-heated, heart-shaped sauna stove made out of iron and stone. The temperature inside the egg varies between 75° and 85° Celsius. Click the jump to read more about the golden-egg solar sauna.

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Stunning Mosque Ceilings Around The World

beautiful-mosque-ceiling-31__880-810x1223Mosques in Iran are known for having some of the most exquisite architectural designs found throughout the whole world. Since there is so much incredible eye-candy packed inside each place of worship, we decided to make a post entirely dedicated to mosque ceilings. Here are images from some of the most incredible mosques found in Iran, and elsewhere around the world.

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