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This Woman Painted Her Staircase To Look Like Books And It’s Amazing

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Image courtesy of Philippa Branham

Pippa Branham considers herself crafty, but she recently put her DIY skills to the test by transforming her plain old staircase into a veritable masterpiece. Branham and her family moved into their first permanent home in the UK last year, which meant she finally had a chance to make her mark with a one-of-a-kind home improvement project. Continue »

Foxy Faces: Photographer Proves That Every Fox Has Different Personality

Roeselien Raimond is a Dutch photographer, living in one of the most densely populated areas of the Netherlands, where finding nature is somewhat of a challenge. Roeselien’s view on the animal world is widely appreciated, given the many national and international publications and the great interest in her work as fine art wall decoration for both companies and private persons. Many of her photos are available as Fine Art Prints in her shop.

Hyper Fox
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Image and caption © by Roeselien Raimond

Small enthusiastic madcap with grand ambitions to succeed her mother as alpha fox; the sooner the better. She bended the fox rules by becoming teenage mom. She dominates the biggest and strongest men with her own secret weapon: terrible hysterical squeaking that makes the biggest fox shrimp. And all this is totally compensated by her wonderful sweet character and a gorgeous smile, she inherited from her grandmother. Continue »

The Magic Unicorn Hood That Has No Special Powers At All But Looks Amazing

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This unicorn hood will warm your head on any adventure, but don’t worry, it’s not made from actual unicorns. In olden times, before the extinction of the unicorn, these hoods were worn by every seasoned adventurer in every land, from Camelot to Narnia. It showed prowess and most who wore it gained the ability to wield magic. Continue »

2016 Audubon Photography Awards

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Grand Prize Winner. Bald eagle and Great blue herons in Seabeck, Wash. (Photo by Bonnie Block/Audubon Photography Awards) Continue »

Christian Louboutin Designs For Cuban Olympians

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The French shoe designer has announced that he’s designing the formal outfits for Cuban athletes in Rio 2016 Olympics. The news is a bit unexpected for us. But for Louboutin, it’s been a long time coming, as it was born from a friendship. It began when Louboutin traveled to Cuba to meet his good friend Henri Tai. A former professional handball athlete, Tai had just started SportyHenri.com, an E-concept store for men that is dedicated to sports and style. That visit proved fruitful; it inspired Louboutin and Tai to team up to design the outfits that will be worn by Cuban Olympians during formal occasions and the closing ceremony. Continue »

Guy Paints Over Shit Graffiti And Makes It Legible

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Image courtesy of Mathieu Tremblin

Mathieu Tremblin lives and works in Rennes and Arles, France. After graduation from a university of fine arts he began working with site specific urban interventions, graffiti culture, branding and the détournement of objects used in publications, installations, photography and video. This helped him document or reinvest the fruits of his experimentations. Continue »

Couple Travels Country In Their Tiny House They’d Built Themselves For Under $20,000

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Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons are an ordinary couple who built an extraordinary house for themselves, which is just 130 square feet (12 square meters) big and has wheels. The house has a rustic cabin, a kitchen, two lofts, a bathroom and a shower, and most materials in it are recycled. They built this house in an attempt to simplify their surroundings. The couple is now travelling across North America, meeting with tiny home owners communities, collecting stories, and documenting tiny house projects for a feature film.Take a look inside the couple’s amazing tiny house. Continue »

Maps That Will Make You Look At The World With New Eyes

Firstly, you can see how the size of the US drastically changes as you move it north or south.

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Some countries are significantly larger than they should be thanks to the Mercator projection, while others – anything near the equator – are definitely getting a bum deal. The US falls somewhere in the middle. On a standard map it’s dwarfed by Canada, but here you can see that moving it to where Canada is located makes it seem even more prominent than it already is. The True Size Map was created—a interactive website that allows you to drag countries and continents around the Mercator projection and discover just how big they are. You can do this for any country by simply typing its name into the map, allowing for a seemingly endless amount of comparisons. Note: This post will frequently use the USA as shorthand for the 48 contiguous states. Continue »

Construction Worker Hides Waldo On Site Everyday For Kids In Hospital Next Door To Find

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A thoughtful construction worker named Jason Haney thought it would be nice to do something to cheer up the children in the hospital next door. His idea was absolutely brilliant. Haney, with the help of his daughter, created an 8-foot-tall cut out of Where’s Waldo and hides it on the site every day for the kids in the Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana to spot. Once Haney is notified that the kids found Waldo, the large cut-out is moved to a different spot, and the kids look for it again. Haney has even created a Facebook group for the kids to post their finds! Continue »

Dog Is Hiding In Every Photo Like a Real-Life “Where’s Waldo”

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Here’s a series of photos that might be more your speed. “My father-in-law took pictures of the cabin the whole family stayed at this weekend,” Redditor SeeYourGypsy wrote. “Their dog [Australian Shepherd] is in every one of these pictures.” Your quest is to find the canine lurking among the rustic decor. The photos are reminiscent of the classic Where’s Waldo picture book series, and Redditors have similarly dubbed SeeYourGypsy’s challenge as ‘Find Fido’. Continue »

Fascinating Vintage Photos Of Playboy Playmates Posing With Classic Cars

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A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. Playboy encourages potential Playmates to send photos with “girl next door” appeal for consideration; others may submit photos of Playmate candidates, and may be eligible for a finder’s fee if their model is selected. In addition, “casting calls” are held regularly in major US cities to offer opportunities for women to test for Playboy. Take alook at fascinating vintage portraits of Playboy Playmates posing with beautiful classic cars from between the mid-1960s and 1970s. Here: Jo Collins – Playmate of the year 1965 Continue »

Sculptor Creates A Mutant ‘Concept Human’ To Survive Car Crashes

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Here we have sculptor Patricia Piccinini’s ugly baby, Graham, a high-concept mutant designed to withstand car crashes. Graham’s unsettling physiology was created in collaboration with trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and road safety engineer David Logan in order to emphasize how incredibly fragile our (comparatively attractive) human bodies are, and as far as public safety service announcements go, he really gets the point across. Our mushy little brains are so vulnerable in our (more or less) normal-sized heads! Continue »

Cat Beds Don’t Have To Look Like A Cat Bed

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These cat beds from elevele look more like contemporary home decor pieces than cat beds. When they’re not being used by your cat, they still look like they belong as part of the overall decor scheme in your home, not like a typical cat bed. Continue »

Phoenix Vehicle Made From Bamboo Cane Is The New Green Car

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Future of cars is coming fast. It is no longer viable to drive on biodegradable fuels but the vehicle itself must be biodegradable. At least, that was the main idea behind the unique indigenous design by Albrecht Birkner & Kenneth Cobonpue called the Phoenix vehicle and made of bamboo cane stalks. It is amazing how the designers managed to pull out an aerodynamic line that is made of ecological materials and still produces a futuristic design. Continue »

Kaleidoscopic Street-Art Creation By Douglas Hoekzem

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When an artist has an ‘About’ section that starts with the words: “Time waits for no man” we know that we are going to encounter passion, if not a pure downright obsession for work he or she does. Here is the kaleidoscopic street-art creation by Douglas Hoekzema, currently living and working in Miami, otherwise from Boulder, Colorado who is partially doing artistic work, and partially exploring the philosophical dimension of time. Continue »