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International Origami Exhibition: Showcasing a Broad Spectrum of Possibilities

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms is an exhibition of origami artwork that brings together the work of 88 artists spanning five continents to the The Cooper Union in Manhattan. The 134 works in the show encapsulate a broad spectrum of origami’s possibilities, both artistic and scientific, and push the perceptions of this art form beyond its traditional boundaries.

Surface to Structure marks the 55th anniversary of the very first origami exhibition held in the United States, which was also housed within The Cooper Union. The historic works of that seminal exhibition served as a foundation for the contemporary origami of today, which has progressed into a far greater range and complexity of styles, techniques, and genres.

1291 International Origami Exhibition: Showcasing a Broad Spectrum of Possibilities
St. Michael – The Archangel Tran Trung Hieu Vietnam (Photo by Christopher Bierlein)

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Rare Photos of Angola’s Tribal People

1289 Rare Photos of Angolas Tribal People
Photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Angola and met some of the fascinating tribal peoples living there.

Men, by contrast, leave jewellery and elaborate hairstyles to the women, instead choosing to wear a simple loin cloth paired with a dagger or, in some cases, old 1990s football jerseys. The jerseys are a symbol of changing times in Angola; a country where huge oil wealth is concentrated in the hands of a privileged few while the rest of the country struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War – a conflict that lasted for more than 30 years and left the countryside littered with landmines.

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Preening Panda, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1288 Preening Panda, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Eight-year-old Xing Xing entertained the crowds at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Xing Xing is one of two Chinese pandas loaned for ten years to Malaysia to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The panda was formerly known as Fu Wa but in an announcement made Wednesday he and his partner were renamed as Xing Xing (prosperity) and Liang Liang (pretty) following a national naming contest. (Photo: AHMAD YUSNI / EPA)

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Photo of the Day: Mona Lisa

1287 Photo of the Day: Mona Lisa

The world-famous ‘Mona Lisa’, in the original by Leonardo da Vinci, decorates the facade of a building next to the atelier ‘Blauer Turm’ (lit.: Blue Tower) in Hollfeld, Germany, June 27, 2014. Within a few weeks, German artist Volker Wunderlich painted the picture on the facade of the former brewery ‘Weisse Taube’ (lit.: White Dove). The name explains the addition on the facade of two white doves. (EPA/DAVID EBENER)

RainCity Housing – Benchvertising

1286 RainCity Housing   Benchvertising

RainCity Housing provides specialized housing and support services for the homeless. This installation was printed with UV and glow-in-the-dark ink. In the daytime, the black ink reacts to the sun and becomes legible and then vanishes in the dark. The glow-in-the-dark ink is not legible during the day, but illuminates at night.

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Mixed Blood

1285 Mixed Blood
Foto: NYC, Mixed Blood – Casarosa Family, © CYJO 2010

Mixed Blood is a photographic and textual project portraying NYC and Beijing based families that include children with “mixed” races, ethnicities, and cultures. Mixed Blood questions and diffuses the historical categorization process of race/ethnicity and focuses on connective, cross-cultural experiences. The portraits and accompanying narratives illustrate the varying relationships family members have with their backgrounds, cultural context and citizenship. This unifying of race and cultures within a family unit continues to influence the evolution of American and global identity today.

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Sara Malakul Lane Bathes in Ramen Noodles for Galore Mag

1284 Sara Malakul Lane Bathes in Ramen Noodles for Galore Mag

The Head Huntr, shot this weird and wonderful editorial of beautiful Thai actress Sara Malakul Lane. Learn how to make Ramen in the most Galore way.

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Fantastic Painted Stairs from All Over the World

1282 Fantastic Painted Stairs from All Over the World
Philadelphia Museum of Art

City stairways grey, cold concrete which is often dirty. These Street Artists around the world decided to do something about it. What they have done is nothing short of phenomenal. You won’t believe it. You’ve have to see these incredible transformations that took these stairs from dull to beautiful!

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Eiffel Towers Around the World

1280 Eiffel Towers Around the World
India: A sweeper cleans the side of a road near a replica of the Eiffel Tower amid heavy fog in the early morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 18, 2010. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)

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World Cup Spikes Amazon Tribal Tourism

1278 World Cup Spikes Amazon Tribal Tourism
A tourist dances with members of the Amazonian Tatuyo tribe in their village in the Rio Negro (Black River) near Manaus city, a World Cup host city, June 23, 2014. Because of their proximity to host city Manaus and their warm welcome, the Tatuyo have enjoyed three weeks of brisk business thanks to the World Cup. Usually, they host between 10 and 30 tourists a day. During the World Cup, this number has rocketed to 250 a day, They have become richer and other communities now come to them to sell them juices and fishes. (Photo by Andres Stapff/Reuters)

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Papers for Characters

1277 Papers for Characters
Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper.

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Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics

1275 Classic Paintings are Perfectly Paired with Hip Hop Lyrics
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1503) / Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

Since December 2013, artists Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano have been pairing classic paintings by renowned painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Matisse, and Dali with hip hop lyrics performed by contemporary musicians including Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Beyonce, amongst many others. The result is surprisingly complementary. Follow the ongoing project’s Tumblr called Fly Art for more flawless fine art and hip hop pairings.

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New Impossibly Tiny Landscapes Painted on Food by Hasan Kale

1273 New Impossibly Tiny Landscapes Painted on Food by Hasan Kale
From onion peels to kiwi seeds or even bits of chocolate, it seems any canvas is sufficient for Turkish artist Hasan Kale as long as it meets the requirement of being incredibly tiny. Hasan delights in the challenge of depicting landscapes of his native Istanbul in the most infinitesimal of brush strokes, a feat that requires the use of a magnifying glass to appreciate the details of each piece. While the longevity of each object he paints is questionable, the steadiness of his hand is impressive to witness.

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Smoke-Filled Glass Bottles Brushed to Create Beautiful Dark Drawings

1272 Smoke Filled Glass Bottles Brushed to Create Beautiful Dark Drawings
With smoke for paint and Q-tips as paintbrushes, incredible smoke artist Jim Dingilian creates these eerie pantings in recycled glass bottles. He chooses to depict the mysterious suburban scenes for his unique creations on bottles because “when found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread.”

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Ni Hao, Auto-Bots! Transformers Greet Fans in Beijing

1271 Ni Hao, Auto Bots! Transformers Greet Fans in Beijing
The Auto-Bots stand stalwart against the forces of evil on June 24, 2014, at a popular tourist spot on Qianmen Street in Beijing to herald the coming Chinese release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” this coming Friday, June 27. The Auto-Bots attracted a wave of attention and pictures from Transformer fans and visiting tourists. (Photo: CRIENGLISH.com / Song Xiaofeng)

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