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Char Evans Creates An Abstract Lavender Art To Attract Bees (And Humans)

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The soothing colours of this lavender art will relax and lift your spirits. Lavender Art, created in France, shares the soul of Provence. Lavender flowers have many health benefits and are highly attractive to bees.

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Faded Memory: An Artist Painted Over His Friends That He Don’t Remember

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According to Portuguese artist Alberto Achega Leitão: “I found some lost photographs taken by my father. After I saw these images, I started remembering old times and old friends. However, I did not remember everyone. So I decided to draw over those I do not remember very well. The less detailed a person is, the less I remember that person.”

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Imagine If Logos Represented Company Behaviour

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Imagine if brands were forced to create company logos that represent some recent discoveries and news headlines. Well, designers from around the world have done exactly that, by finding high-resolution images of company logos and transforming them into logos that represent the company behavior.

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Photographer Wim Van Dan Heever’s Images Capture Chases And Fights In The Animal Kingdom

These breath-taking photographs reveal the everyday lives of animals living in the wild. The incredible images were taken by wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, from Pretoria, South Africa, during trips to locations including Japan, Botswana and Svalbard. The 43-year-old has been photographing wildlife since he was a young boy and turned his passion for animals into a career and set up ODP Safaris in 2006.

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This cheetah closes in on a springbok in the set of stunning wildlife photographs by Wim van Den Heever. (Wim van Den Heever / Mercury Press / The Daily Mail)

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Riding The Waves: Acrobatic Couple Perform Incredible Stunts While Surfing Waves

According to Caters News: “It takes a lot of skill to surf a wave normally on a surfboard , but to hold different shapes in the air on the shoulders of a partner is even more challenging. That is what talented pair Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman were caught doing while taking part in the Tandem Surfing competitions in Waikiki. Unlike the average surfing competition, Lauren and Chuck combine the balance needed to even stand up on a surfboard, with the strength needed to hold up various gymnastic poses.”

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Chuck Inman and Lauren Oiye take part in some tandem surfing in Waikiki. (Caters News)

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The World’s Best Press Photos Of The Week

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Hot-air balloons fly near Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 26, 2015, on the first day of the international air-balloon meeting “Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons”. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP Photo)

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This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

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Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made with careful photography and Photoshopping. If you’re wondering how the images are actually created, Johansson has been regularly release behind-the-scenes videos showing his techniques.

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Stunning Pictures Of Singapore Then And Now – 50 Years Of Independence

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Small transportation boats, known as bumboats, leave trails of light as they travel across Marina Bay past the skyline of Singapore in this photo taken in 2004. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from 7 to 10 August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fifty years ago, hundreds of small boats lined the Singapore river in the city centre. Today, most small boats are gone, except a handful of neon-lit tourist ferries. Maritime trade is still the backbone of the city-state but after decades of rapid growth Singapore, which at less than half the size of London is among the world’s most densely populated nations, is also a popular tourist destination and a thriving global financial hub. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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The Largest Asian Online Retailer Alibaba Opens Rural Service Centers In The Chinese Countryside

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Zheng Liying looks at a computer screen in front of a picture of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, seen on the cover of a publication, at Zheng’s Alibaba rural service centre in Jinjia Village, Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China, July 20, 2015. E-commerce growth in the countryside now outpaces that in major cities, though fewer than one tenth of online purchases made on Alibaba platforms were shipped to rural areas in the first quarter of this year. Alibaba estimates the potential market at 460 billion yuan ($74 billion) by next year. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

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Zaha Hadid Architects Have Completed The Messner Mountain Museum Corones In Italy

Modern Home Features a Staircase Designed Specifically for Small Pets

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Architect Joe Chikamori of 07BEACH has outdone himself when it comes to producing a pet-friendly home. In the span of only 49 days, the architect was able to redesign his friend’s Vietnam-based residence by installing several modern features. The most interesting installation: a separate staircase for his friend’s small dogs. When deciding what to change during the planning stage, Chikamori’s priority was to make the house comfortable for the entire family—furry friends and all.

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Federico Babina Illustrates The Imaginary Architecture Of Movie Director-Designed Homes

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Federico Babina draws a comparison between the makers of architecture and the creators of film in his latest series of illustrations titled ‘archidirector’. “Directors are like the architects of cinema” – said Babina.

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15th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

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The sculptors carved over three days, from June 18-20, to complete their own solo sculpture using 10 tons of sand.

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Unusual Hybrid Animal And Wildlife Murals Painted By Alexis Diaz

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Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz brings textures and patterns reminiscent of traditional engraving techniques to his murals of phantasmagorical creatures using only a paintbrush. Twisting tentacles, strange fusions of anatomy, beings wrapped in plants, all rendered atop colorful gradients create an unmistakable style Diaz has become famous for.

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An Abandoned Indonesian Church Shaped Like a Massive Clucking Chicken

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Image credit: uzone.id

Towering above the trees in a densely forested area of Indonesia lies a giant chicken. The gigantic structure has the body, tail, and head of the bird, even holding open its beak in what appears to be mid-squawk. Although the very old bird is quickly decaying, Gereja Ayam (as the locals call it) attracts hundreds of photographers and travelers to its location in Magelang, Central Java each year who are looking to explore the bird’s bizarre interior.

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