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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Crescent Moon Rising

198 Photo of the Day: Crescent Moon Rising
A crescent moon rises over the cusp of the Earth’s atmosphere in this picture by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata onboard the International Space Station taken February 1, 2014. Distinct colors are visible because the dominant gases and particles in each layer of the atmosphere act as prisms, filtering out certain colors of light. (Photo by Koichi Wakata/Reuters/NASA)

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Save Animals Campaign

197 Photo of the Day: Save Animals Campaign
Indian Bollywood film actress Tanisha Singh is assisted as she prepares to pose in a real goat meat dress, similiar to one worn by Lady Gaga, during a photoshoot for the Save Animals campaign in Mumbai on February 5, 2014. (Photo by AFP Photo)

Art

‘Stop Watch’ by Tineke Meirink

1189 Stop Watch by Tineke Meirink
In her blog “Stop Watch” Dutch artist Tineke Meirink takes photos of everyday objects found on the streets, then she gives life to by adding a minimal digital illustratior.

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Art

“Around the Rim” by Johnson Tsang

1187 Around the Rim by Johnson Tsang
Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang is a Hong Kong sculptor specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public artworks. Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques with a surrealist imagination, integrating the two elements, human beings and objects, into creative themes.

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Photo of the Day: Brainstorming

196 Photo of the Day: Brainstorming
Canada’s John Fairbairn speeds down during an unofficial men’s skeleton progressive training at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, February 5, 2014. (Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters)

Animals

Horse in the House – German Woman Lets Horse Live in Her House Following Hurricane Xaver

1182 Horse in the House   German Woman Lets Horse Live in Her House Following Hurricane Xaver
Doctor Stephanie Arndt brought her horse Nasar into the house when Hurricane Xaver battered her town of Holt, Germany in late 2013. But the three-year-old Arabian horse has taken a liking to the indoors — you could say he’s made himself right at home. You’ll have to see these photos to believe them. (Photo: Carsten Rehder/AFP/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Day Without Cars

190 Photo of the Day: Day Without Cars
A man rides on his Yikebike during the “Day Without Cars” in Bogota, Colombia, on February 6, 2014. Residents of Bogota are asked not to use their cars in an attempt to reduce environmental pollution. (Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP Photo)

World Non-stop

Lemon Festival in Menton, France

In this Gallic celebration of all things citrus, giant sculptures are made from lemons and oranges.

1181 Lemon Festival in Menton, France
A worker sets up an octopus made with lemons and oranges during the 81st Lemon Festival in Menton, southeastern France, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The theme this year is "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" from the classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. This exhibition involves more than 300 professionals working on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits.Photo: (Photo: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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Animals

Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris

1180 Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris
One of the two one-year-old albino alligator is seen in a vivarium at the Tropical aquarium in Paris, February 12, 2014. The two alligators are the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species and will presented to the public in a vivarium. (Photo by Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

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Nature

Mt Kelud Erupts in Indonesia

Mount Kelud erupted late Thursday in the eastern part of Indonesia’s Java island, forcing more than 100,000 to flee their homes and killing at least three others. A blanket of ash – up to 5 centimeters thick in some cases – forced regional airports and major tourist destinations, such as the Borobudur and Prambanan temples, to close, according to media reports.

1178 Mt Kelud Erupts in Indonesia
A man wears a mask as he rides a becak, a kind of rickshaw, on a road covered with from Mount Kelud in Yogyakarta. (Photo by Dwi Oblo/Reuters)

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Photos

Elephant Rose by Jean-Baptiste Courtier

1177 Elephant Rose by Jean Baptiste Courtier
If someone tells you not to think of a pink elephant, you immediately see a pink elephant in your mind’s eye, right? Photographer Jean-Baptiste Courtier took this little perceptional trick to create his series ‘Elephant Rose’. We see a humongous, inflatable pink elephant following a young woman on her heels. Not sure if it’s just a dream or a surreal scene, we get confused by the pink animal that won’t really fit into the surrounding. The woman doesn’t even seem to apperceive the elephant which might be the embodiment of a constant thought that’s haunting her.

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Art

Hand Sewn Portraits by David Catá

1176 Hand Sewn Portraits by David Catá
Does love really has to hurt? According to artist David Catá it obviously does. The Spanish artist uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary. In his ongoing series ‘A Flor De Piel’, he embroiders portraits of people who have influenced or marked his life – family, friends, teachers, lovers, partners – sewn into the palm of his hand.

‘Their lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history’, Catá explains. ‘Every moment lived stays in the memory to finally be forgotten. Somehow, this fact is painful, since there are only material things and traces that people leave behind’. The woven flesh work establishes a symbiosis between union, separation, pain and love, a performatic and symbolic action of loss and preserves the memories through memorial, corporal and videographic footprints.

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Fun Yeah!

Dear Blank, Please Blank

1038 Dear Blank, Please Blank
Dear blank, please blank is an ironic project by Hans Johnson and Jared Wunsch that ask users to share their frustrations and bad experiences in the simple letter format: “Dear…/Please…/Sincerely…”

The submissions vary from the funny to the rude, and visitors can vote for the best letters. “We had this idea for a website, mostly because Hans had a bad experience, “ – say the authors of the project. Now Dear blank, please blank has teamed up with the Sapling Press and made the best submissions into elegant white cards available on Etsy.

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Fashion

Stunning Blog Pairs High Fashion with Aesthetically Similar Images

1518 Stunning Blog Pairs High Fashion with Aesthetically Similar Images
Where I See Fashion is a blog created by Milan-based fashion design student Bianca, who pairs fashion photography with related images that correspond to the aesthetic found in the fashion image. The corresponding images depict anything from landscapes to architecture to fine and conceptual art. She began the project this past summer, inspired by the multitude of beautiful photographs found on Tumblr. Her juxtapositions illustrate the inspiration to be found in fashion and the world around us.

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Art

Recycled Art by Jane Perkins

1172 Recycled Art by Jane Perkins
UK-based artist Jane Perkins obtains her inspiration in found objects. She uses anything from toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewelry etc. as material for her re-interpreted contemporary art. Perkins states that she doesn’t add any color, her work comes out of spontaneously placed small pieces of right size and shape.

Inspired by impressionist artist and famous portraits, Perkins achieves a mesmerizing effect in her creations. Her work keeps your eyes attached from a distance view and a close-up as well. So many interesting small pieces perfectly arranged to masterpieces.

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