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Art

Jessica Stoller: Flesh, Feminism and the Sublime

198 Jessica Stoller: Flesh, Feminism and the Sublime
Fleshy, fecund figures, delicate decay, and saccharine spoilage abound in Jessica Stoller‘s intricate, evocative porcelain works. Infusing sugar with vice, frosted breast cakes and BDSM scenes adorned with swans, Rococo gilding and ruffled gowns populate tableau where spiders and snails creep beneath to feast on the sweet excess. Each exquisite piece is tempered with satire, unleashing all the glorious distortions of the female body while reflecting the fears and desires that have been projected onto the female form for millennia.

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Design

Best Wedding Present Ever? Photographer Remakes Hollywood Posters Starring Bride and Groom

197 Best Wedding Present Ever? Photographer Remakes Hollywood Posters Starring Bride and Groom
In a world where love is patient and love is kind, one couple refused to play by the rules. This summer, they’re going to the chapel and someone’s going to get … buried!

OK, so it was actually last fall, and no one died in a fiery blast. But these parodies of Hollywood blockbuster posters for the marriage of David DiCicco and Rachael Batts are still epic enough to make Michael Bay consider a second career as a wedding planner.

The posters were the work of the Virginia couple’s close friend, Nashville-based photographer and designer Andres Martinez. After helping them create a Casablanca-themed save-the-date card, Martinez spent about a month creating a series of posters starring DiCicco and Batts, who displayed them at their wedding reception.

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Fashion

What Lady Gaga’s Versace Ads Look Like Without Photoshop

196 What Lady Gagas Versace Ads Look Like Without Photoshop
Lady Gaga’s much-heralded ad campaign for Versace for Spring 2014 (and friendship with Donatella) launched several months ago. Now photos from the shoot that appear to not have been retouched have leaked online.

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Animals

Meerkats Use Photographer As Lookout

186 Meerkats Use Photographer As Lookout
A baby Meerkat rests on photographer Will Burrard-Lucas’ hand on January 2014 in Makgadikgadi, Botswana. These adorable Meerkats used a photographer as a look out post before trying their hand at taking pictures. The beautiful images were caught by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas after he spent six days with the quirky new families in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. Will has photographed Meerkats in the past and was delighted when he realised he would be shooting new arrivals. (Photo by Will Burrard-Lucas/Barcroft Media)

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Art

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

185 Castles Etched on Grains of Sand
Artist Vik Muniz is known for his gigantic composite installations and sculptures created from thousands of individual objects. In this new collaboration with artist and MIT researcher Marcelo Coelho, Muniz takes the opposite approach and explores the microscopic with a new series of sandcastles etched onto individual grains of sand.

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World Non-stop

Chocolate Easter Bunny production at Confiserie Felicitas in Germany

180 Chocolate Easter Bunny production at Confiserie Felicitas in Germany
Children from a Polish tour group watch as employee Sandra Jaeckel prepares to take away a giant chocolate Easter bunny after showing it to them at Confiserie Felicitas chocolates maker on April 9, 2014 in Hornow, Germany. Easter is among the busiest times of year for the chocolatier, which produces Easter bunnies and eggs in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Founded by Belgian expats Goedele Matthyssen and Peter Bientsman the company will soon celebrate its 21st year. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Sport

Best Fancy Dress Runners of the London Marathon

179 Best Fancy Dress Runners of the London Marathon
A fancy dress runner during the Flora London Marathon in London, England on April 13, 2003. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Animals

2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest Winners

176 2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest Winners
2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest winners, Temperate Waters category, 1st place. (Photo by Jeremy Axworthy/UnderwaterPhotography.com)

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Technology

Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes

175 Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Photos

National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

159 National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

It’s no secret that interracial relationships are trending upward, and in a matter of years we’ll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race.

But what will we look like? National Geographic built its 125th anniversary issue around this very question last October, commissioning Martin Schoeller, a renowned photographer and portrait artist, to capture the lovely faces of our nation’s multiracial future.

Here’s how the “average American” will look by the year 2050.

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Animals

Animals in Hiding

These snaps show a series of crafty critters camouflaged out of view. Many adventurous animals love to stand out from a crowd, but there are times when they need to blend in a bit more too.

129 Animals in Hiding
Tall story: Can you spot the giraffe? (Photo by Caters News)

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Architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera

126 Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera
I’m not sure what part of this story I enjoy more: the fact that there’s a two-story building somewhere in the world that’s constructed to look like a giant Rolleiflex Camera; that the walk-in camera doubles as a coffee shop and miniature camera museum; or that the entire endeavor is the brainchild of a former helicopter pilot for the South Korean airforce. Located about 60 miles east of Seoul, South Korea, The Dreamy Camera should be high on the list for any coffee or camera enthusiast heading to the area. Check out more photos and info over on their blog.

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Photos

Delightful Portraits Turn Little Girls Into Inspiring Female Role Models From Throughout History

124 Delightful Portraits Turn Little Girls Into Inspiring Female Role Models From Throughout History
To celebrate iconic heroes throughout history, photographer Eunique Jones came up with the project, “Because of Them, We Can.” It originally featured young kids dressed up as important African Americans to celebrate Black History Month, but Eunique has expanded the project to feature great women of history to celebrate Women’s History Month. With the right hair, the right clothes, and the right attitude, little girls are transformed into iconic women of today and years past . These photos remind all of us, both young and old, that there is a great amount of potential inside every little person.

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Art

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

120 Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

These might look like ordinary clothes on hangers, but they’re actually marble statues chiseled by Edinburgh-based sculptor Alasdair Thomson for a series known as The Identity Collection.

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Style

Animal Cling Rings By Jiro Miura

118 Animal Cling Rings By Jiro Miura
These Animal Cling Rings are by Japanese artist Jiro Miura, working under brand name Count Blue. Miura creates these exquisitely detailed animal rings as well as figurines; his designs have also been used to create mass produced phone plugs and rings. It’s a lucky artist who sees his work become so popular.

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