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Artist’s Incredible Hand-Painted Clay Sculptures Look Like Whimsical Illustrations

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Madrid-based artist Irma Gruenholz creates her evocative three-dimensional “illustrations” using clay and plasticine. She sculpts the materials into soft-edged human renderings and then hand-paints them in whimsical color schemes, designing entrancing dioramas that invite imaginative interpretations from viewers. Continue »

Russian Artist Creates Dolls That Look Disturbingly Real

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Russian artist Michael Zajkov’s skills are so precise, that the dolls he creates look disturbingly lifelike. The dolls are made of polymer clay, hand painted glass eyes, and mohair hair. Dressed in a Victorian era style, they have multiple movable joints. But the most frightening part is their faces. The artist works on every detail in order to delicately bring out explicit features and facial mimicry of each doll. The outcome is fascinating. They look as though they are about to come to life. Continue »

Dutch Prisons Become Welcoming Homes For Refugees

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo

With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in empty cells and now, amid the huge flow of migrants into Europe, several Dutch prisons have been temporarily pressed into service as asylum-seeker centers. Continue »

There’s A ‘Sloth Institute’ Which Looks After Baby Sloths That Lost Their Moms

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Founded in 2014 by Wildlife conservationist Sam Trull, the Sloth Institute Costa Rica has been rescuing baby sloths and giving them a new chance at life! The institute acts as an orphanage for baby sloths who are unable to learn primary survival skills after losing their moms. Continue »

Bring The Beat Back: Youth Culture And Energy Of The 80s New York

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Born in Brooklyn in the 1960s, Jamel Shabazz wanted to be the witnesof his generation, its culture, its lifestyle. He begins the photography at the age of 15, by documenting the streetlife of the African American community of New York. His fantastic images capture the energy, love and unity in the New York of the 80s as no any others ; these became the icons of Big Apple over the last 40 years. His work immortalized a whole generation exposed to the civil rights movement and to the Vietnam War, a generation which gave birth to the graffiti and the hip-hop. Continue »

From The Outside To Nowhere: Surreal, Depressive And Outstanding Digital Artworks By Dmitry Bogolyubov

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Dmitry Bogolyubov is a self-taught artist and digital matte painting illustrator from Ekaterinburg. His main sources of inspiration are the space and Russia. According to him, cosmos fascinates and frightens him at the same time. To him, the space seems cold and incredibly beautiful. Well, the same can be said about Russia as well. In Bogolyubov’s work Russia is a dull and hopeless place, with a cookie-cutter houses, gray backyards and vehicles that go to nowhere. However, Dmitry sees the beauty and warmth in this. Continue »

The Orphans Of Mother Russia: An Intimate Look At The Daily Life In The Ancient City Of Pskov

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Pskov-based photographer and blogger Dmitry Markov received the First Instagram Grant from Getty Images. Time magazine reported about the event, noting that the amount of the grant was 10 thousand dollars. Continue »

Bodies Of Strange Creatures Were Found In The Basement Of An Old House In London

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In 1960 in London at the time of clearing the site for construction of a new residential neighborhood, the old long-abandoned mansion belonged to Thomas Theodore Merlin was sent for demolition. In the basement of the home builders have discovered several thousand small wooden boxes tightly sealed. Imagine their surprise when they began to find inside the bodies of strange mythical creatures, which seemed to have been living only in fairy tales. Continue »

The Wonderful Village Without Roads That You Wish You Never Had To Leave

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The village Giethoorn, in the Netherlands, is famous for its most unique feature — you won’t find any cars or buses, or indeed any kind of modern transportation here at all. This idyllic small town, once known as the ’Venice of the Netherlands’, has no roads, only canals. Thus travelling by boat is the main way to get around the village and the surrounding rustic area, with its unique atmosphere of silence, relaxation and comfort. Filled with peace, Giethoorn lives its own unhurried life. Continue »

This 17-Year-Old Girl Can Easily Recreate Any Vintage Look

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Take a look at these pictures below. Now take a look again. Because while you might think that you’re looking at pictures of Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, and even Anne Frank, you’re actually looking at Annelies Maria Francine, a 17 year-old Belgian girl with a flair for taking timeless photographs. Continue »

Cool Bookmarks For Cool People Who Love Books

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According to Lena and Dmitriy, design duo from Ukraine: “We’re a team of creators and makers who like to read. The idea behind our bookmarks was to create something which will add a stylish touch to any book you’re reading. Thus our metal CoolBookmarks were born. The bookmarks are laser cut out of thin metal, hand polished, bent into shape and powder coated with durable paint.” Continue »

This Planter And Lamp Might Save Your Life In An Earthquake

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Earthquakes are very common in Japan. There’s a tremor every five minutes and over 2,000 earthquakes that can be felt by people every year. Being prepared for the next earthquake is always important, and many people have emergency kits ready, but few people own safety helmets. Continue »

Bloody Boudoir Ladies By Jessica Harrison

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Ceramic figurines are like little reflections of ourselves. Historically modeled after royalty, famous actors, and unusual characters from every day life, they can show us who we are and where we come from. Scotland based artist Jessica Harrison sees figurines in much the same way, but beauty is only skin deep. Continue »

When Does Food Cross The Line And Become Art?

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Probably when it looks as amazing as these glass-finish cakes created by Russian bakery artist, Olga Noskova. Let’s have a look at some of her creations. Continue »

Drone Captures Wedding Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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We’ve seen drone photography capture some truly stunning images thanks to its aerial vantage point. Through this lens, a subject’s beauty is showcased in a whole new light. Tahiti-based photographer Helene Havard uses camera drones to redefine wedding photography. Unlike typical portraits where couples are front and center, Havard pictures them as ants in gorgeous and grandiose landscapes. Continue »