Liquid Marble Installation Turns Castle Courtyard Into Fantastical Pool

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For the International Gardens Festival, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur creates his latest installation, Petite Loire, as part of series Liquid Marble, in the courtyard of the arts and nature center domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. The illusive installation created by green marble looks like ocean waves caused by the action of wind or ripples on a wind-blown pond. Continue »

Everyday Things That Look Totally Different Under A Microscope

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All the common objects are kinda boring when you look at them, but the situation changes when an awesome Electron Microscope comes on the scene. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron micrograph that makes images of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye. Here: Ground black pepper Continue »

Felted Veggies Cling To Embroidery Hoops By Veselka Bulkan

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Munich-based artist Veselka Bulkan crafts these whimsical veggies that dangle from embroidery hoops. Each piece is an amalgam of embroidered leaves affixed to felted carrots, beets, radishes and other colorful roots. Continue »

Shampoo Planet: Paintings Of North American Urban Landscapes And Interiors By Marc Trujillo

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Photorealistic paintings of discount retailers, members-only wholesale clubs, fast food restaurants, car washes, and gas stations by San Fernando Valley-based artist Marc Trujillo. The interior spaces and commercial architecture he depicts are often places that are designed to be enjoyed and frequent by most people but move past through. These “nowhere places” inspire and fascinate Trujillo as they dominate the country’s urban landscape. Continue »

Terrifying Russian Architecture Which Looks Better From Above

The main highlight of these unique Moscow buildings is their architectural forms. At usual angles they may look absolutely differently. But the creative idea of architects is disclosed in full measure only if you look at the buildings from above.

The Circle
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This is an experimental project of Russian architects Evgeny Stamo and Alexander Markelov. The residential house was built in 1972. The building was dedicated to the Olympic Games in 1980 and supposed to have 5 circles but after the second one the project was closed. Continue »

Illustrations That Reveal Our Weird Social Media Lives

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Brecht Vandenbroucke‘s illustrations tackle the current struggle of millennials in darkly humorous ways. From the struggles of Instagram narcissism to the awkwardness of meeting an online dating match in real life, Vandenbroucke pokes fun at our struggle to exist simultaneously in the online and offline world. Continue »

This Company Creates Unique Carved Wood Cases For Your Phone

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Carved, a company out of Indiana, is creating cases for smartphones, but these are not your average plastic covers or skins. Using real wood and a mixture of colored resin swirls, Carved is able to produce true pieces of art that not only protect your phone, but look fantastic while doing it. Continue »

French Artist Makes Louvre Pyramid ‘Disappear’ In Optical Illusion

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Photo by Francois Mori / AP Photo

The French street artist known as “JR” has made the Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion created by covering the huge glass structure with a trompe l’oeil photo installation depicting the museum that surrounds it. Continue »

Paolo Pettigiani Sees New York City’s Central Park In Pink And Blue

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New York-based, Italian born photographer and graphic designer Paolo Pettigiani has recently captured a surprising collection of pictures of Central Park’s landscape, in a series named Infrared NYC. Continue »

Creepstastic Body Paintings From A 16-Year-Old Artist

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Lara Wiкth, aka ArmageddonPainted, is only 16 years old and is already setting the body painting world ablaze with the quality of her creeptastic creations. She paints eerily realistic fantasy creatures with such uncanny attention to detail that it’s nearly disturbing at times. Continue »

“Fantplastique” By Ausra Osipaviciute

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Photographer Ausra Osipaviciute delivers this outstanding story entitled “Fantplastique,” for the latest issue of fashion magazine Faint. Continue »

Once Upon A Canvas: Exploring Fairy Tale Masterpieces By Ivan Bilibin

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Ivan Bilibin was born in 1876 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His first inspiration for illustrating fairy tales came from the Russian folktales he was told growing up. He also had a great love for the remote Russian countryside, and incorporated the Russian landscape into many of his illustrations. Continue »

In 1914, Baby Animal Photography Made For Exhausting Work

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Photo © by Harry Whittier Frees / Library of Congress

From the early 1900s to 1950s, Harry Whittier Frees enjoyed a modicum of fame for his delightfully costumed and posed photographs of baby animals. Though he began photographing cute animals in 1902, he did not begin dressing them in tiny human costumes until 1905. As the story goes, his family was passing a paper hat around the table at a birthday party, and someone placed it on a cat’s head. Frees snapped a photo of the feline, and took it to a postcard maker, who demanded more. Continue »

Plastic Trash Gets New Life As Art

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Photo by Keith Lane / The Washington Post

This summer, experience “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” a larger-than-life exhibit of 17 marine wildlife sculptures—from jellyfish to sharks—made entirely of plastic pollution directly recovered from oceans. Placed throughout the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, these massive sculptures represent the more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans, illustrating the devastating effects of the ocean’s deadliest predator—trash. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute is committed to saving marine species and is a pioneer in coral research and conservation. Continue »

Vivid Sydney: Festival Of Lights In the Heart Of Australia

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Photo by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with ten giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas running for 23 days. Continue »