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This Artist Designs A Bench Inspired By Glaciers And Natural Earth Formations

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Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo, has designed this unique and sculptural bench as part of his “Drift” collection. Inspired by glaciers and natural earth formations, the designer used hand-dyed sand with cement to create the bench that represents different layers of earth. Continue »

This Photographer Tied A Model Up In Shark-Infested Waters And It Was More Beautiful Than Scary

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This picture taken by photographer Benjamin Von Wong features a woman tied down next to live sharks. Von Wong took the photos because he wanted to raise awareness about shark sanctuaries and the beauty of these misunderstood creatures. Continue »

Chien Chu Lee Carves Pencils Into Architectural Sculptures

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Chien Chu Lee from Taiwan is a self-taught pencil carving artist who has mastered a remarkable art form. Lee has been carving pencils since October 2010, but before that he was making small figurines toys for his children using bamboo sticks. Lee considers himself to be a very patient man and possessor of a very steady hand, which is not very difficult to perceive once you look at his creations. From near-exact replica of bridges to Dubai’s Burj Al Arab to the Great Wall of China, Lee has carved them all. Continue »

Life Before The Taliban: Photos Show Afghanistan Before It Plunged Into Hell

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In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as the “Expert on Principles of Education.” His wife Margaret and two daughters, Peg and Jan, came with him. Then teenagers, the Podlich sisters attended high school at the American International School of Kabul, which catered to the children of American and other foreigners living and working in the country. Continue »

Our Deepest Darkest Fears Turned Into Terrifying Cartoons

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Irrational fears, dark thoughts, and ghost stories from around the world. Deep Dark Fears tells stories about the creepy things that pop into people’s heads and won’t let them be. Animator Fran Krause has a webcomic where he draws his fears and those that people submit. It’s utterly horrifying. Continue »

Use These Honest Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters to Prepare For Oscar Season Without Watching Any Movies

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Who has time to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars just to keep up with pop culture? For the record, that’s 17 hours and 29 minutes that could be spent aimlessly surfing the internet. If you want to stay relevant with your cinephile friends that badly, these honest posters are all you need. Continue »

Inventor Creates A $1,500 Dome-Shaped Mobile Dream Home On Wheels

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The 112-square-foot habitable Life Pod built by inventor Michael Weekes comes at an affordable price and includes 100 square feet of living space, a full-sized bed, a shower, sink, a microwave oven and even a compostable toilet. Continue »

Australian Farmer Fights Erosion With A Patchwork Of Geometric Designs

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A South Australian farmer has transformed his land into a gigantic geometric patchwork in a bid to fight soil erosion. Brian Fischer created the patterns at Ashmore White Suffolk Stud, north of Adelaide, following recent bushfires. Continue »

It’s The United States Of Air-Merica

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Pilot Jassen Todorov from San Francisco spent three weeks flying across eight states in a 1976 Piper Warrior plane to capture the this shots – from deep craters in Arizona’s red desert and the swamps and wetlands in Florida and Louisiana, that look like they could be on alien planets, to freeways and stretches of suburban Texas. Continue »

The Trick Copy On These Clever Ads Shows Another Side To Homelessness

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Here’s a clever outdoor campaign from Publicis London for the homelessness charity Depaul that manages to tell two different stories with the same copy. The ads are being placed on corners, with text on each side. If you read only the left side, the copy is all about the negative ideas people have about giving up a spare room to a homeless youth. But reading them in full, the ads actually argue for the benefits of volunteering.

“There’s another side to the story,” says the tagline. Continue »

Feeling Sad? The ‘Emergency Compliments’ Will Cheer You Up

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Feeling grouchy? The Emergency Compliment website gives you exactly that, an emergency compliment. Its thoughtful entries will certainly make you smile. Don’t take things seriously. Here, have some more compliments below! Continue »

“Super Best Friends”: Friendships Are Everywhere We Look!

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Actually, it is not necessary to have a lot of friends especially if they’re not real and instantly disappear when you desperately need someone to lean on. In fact, one is enough, one whom you can call your best friend who will be there for you no matter what. Italian illustrator and designer Mauro Gatti celebrates friendship through his adorable book entitled “Super Best Friends”. The artist believes that smile is the cheapest way to be happy. Continue »

“The Life of Art” Cartoon Quotes Inspired By Kurt Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut, is a 20th-century American writer known for his humanist beliefs. Reading motivating quotes like his really makes someone’s day brighter and more positive. Fortunately, an exceptional artist named Gavin Aung Than thought of a website inspired by quotes from famous people that are adapted to cartoons. Continue »

Inspiring Photo Quotes By Alander Wong

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Photo Quote‘, a self-project by Hong Kong based Designer Alander Wong, which aims to make a Photo Quote a day in one year. Continue »

Photographer Ask Strangers To Reveal Their Deepest Regrets In Life

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Romaninan photographer Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi has recognized the regrets people carry and provided them with an outlet to relieve their regrets. Drăgoi started a project, “Which Is Your Biggest Regret?” that puts people on the spot to admit their biggest regret. Continue »