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Spanish street artist Pejac (previously featured here) isn’t content with using details as inspiration for enhancing the urban landscape. He’s also used the windows inside his own home to create playful works of art, including a recent tribute to the 40th anniversary of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s legendary walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

"Back in 2011, when he was living in Valencia, surrounded by surveillance cameras and without curtains to protect his privacy, Pejac started experimenting with paper and acrylic works on glass. He shared a couple of these earlier works with us, photographed by Paco Esteve. Feeling exposed and trapped inside his home, he started creating these as a way of fighting this lack of privacy. By using the view from his house as a backdrop for these miniature works, he created little urban art pieces in privacy of his living room."

Head over to Hi-Fructose for additional process photos.

[via Hi-Fructose]

Our acrophobic friends may want to skip this post:

The John Hancock Center in Chicago has a truly breathtaking new attraction called Tilt. It’s glass enclosure located on the building’s 94th floor that holds eight people and tilts them forward, so that they lean out and take in a truly unique and adrenaline-packed view of the Windy City from over 1000 feet above the ground.

Click here for a thrilling/nerve-racking video demonstration.

[via HiConsumption]

Street artists Aakash Nihalani (previously featured here) and Know Hope collaborated on this wonderful piece which transforms a flat blue exterior wall in Brooklyn, NY into corner with windows on either side. A flock of paper birds flies in one window and out the other, which reinforces the optical illusion while also suggesting that perhaps these two widows are actually floating in midair.

[via Unurth]

Ready for some more awesome paper art?

These astonishingly intricate paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric StandleyWe can’t stop staring at them. Eric uses multicoloured, layered paper and a laser cutter to create mesmerizing pieces that bear a remarkable resemblance to stained glass windows.

Visit Design Stories to view more of Eric’s amazing paper sculptures.

We love finding examples of people doing awesomely creative things with stained glass, so we were delighted to encounter the wonderfully geeky work of self-taught stained glass artist Evan Daniels.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Evan’s magnificent windows feature some of our favourite characters from video games such as Metroid, Halo, and Mega Man, superheroes like Iron Man, My Little Pony characters, and even the occasional TARDIS. Head over to Evan’s Etsy shop, MartianGlassWorks, to see more.

[via Kotaku]

This mind-bending room is an art installation entitled Abyssal and it was created by Brazilian artist Regina Silveira:

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1939, Regina Silveira’s installations, sculptures, prints and photography have intrigued the international art community since the 1970s. Renowned for her parodic explorations of space through geometric constructs, Silveiraʼs work is celebrated for both its conceptual rigor and formal impact.”

Visit Sweet Station to view more of Regina Silveira's awesome artwork.

[via Sweet Station and Alexander Gray Associates]

Behold the awesomeness of two of the Bergdorf Goodman 2011 Holiday Windows! 

This year’s the theme is Carnival of the Animals. 

The Brass Menagerie (top) is full of tropical metal birds made in the 1970’s by artist Sergio Bustamante. Naeem Khan designed a dress specifically for the stylish songstress cooing in the window. 

Beneath that is North Pole Garden Party populated by upholstered animals, a very sweet polar bear, and a monkey about to pop open the champagne.

It takes two weeks to install the elaborate and highly anticipated Holiday Windows of Bergdorf Goodman, but it takes David Hoey and the visual team of Bergdorf Goodman G 60% of the year’s work hours to make these astonishingly detailed and creative fantasies come to life.

Watch a video about “The Making of the Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows” here!

Thanks to our awesome friend Dan’l for sharing the link to Trendland (where you should go, because there you’ll find more of these incredible windows).

Less talk, more champagne-pouring, fashion-conscious monkeys!

Source trendland.net