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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 »

Venice Beach Roller Skaters: Cruising The Promenade Of LA’s Chillest Neighborhood

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Photo © by Waring Abbott / Getty Images

Originally founded in 1905 as an independent resort town lined with picturesque canals (complete with gondolas!), Venice, California, was annexed by the city of Los Angeles in 1926 but gradually fell into disrepair and neglect. Considered almost a seaside slum, Venice’s cheap bungalows soon attracted artists, musicians and other creative countercultural types. In addition to its laid-back and bohemian atmosphere, Venice boasts a pristine length of sandy beach, along which runs a paved promenade — perfect for rollerskating. Continue »

Classical Portraiture Meets Modern Architecture In These Digital Collage Mash-Ups

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During his semester abroad in London, Brazilian student and artist Gabriel Nardelli Araujo was searching for a way to document his sojourn in a way that combined his passions for architecture, photography and travel. With that in mind, the “Canvas Project” was born— a series of digital collages that transposes figures from classical paintings into photographs of modern environments. Continue »

This Unique New Bookstore In China Is Filled With Optical Illusions

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A new bookstore has recently opened in Hangzhou, China, and the inside is kind of amazing to see. The store is located just above the main plaza, within the commercial center of Star Avenue, in the Binjiang District, and adjacent to Qiantang River. The bookstore, designed by XL-MUSE, has been designed so the spaces seem huge and never-ending. Continue »

Some Entries For 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

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Holi Festival. Holi, India’s festival of colors, is an ancient Hindu tradition that is celebrated around the world, with the biggest and most colorful gathering taking place in the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in India. The unifying festival is a celebration of love and the arrival of spring and includes the singing of folk songs and traditional dances. (Photo by Claudio Ceriali/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »