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Final Touches

The head of the new Jesus statue “Lux Mundi” meaning “light of the world” is hoisted by a crane at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. The statue is to replace another statue that was destroyed by lightning in 2010. (AP)

Photo of the Day: Waiting for the New iPhone 5

Fans of technology giant Apple, camp outside the Apple store on Regents Street in Central London 48 hours before the official release of the new iPhone 5. (WENN)

Plexus Series by Gabriel Dawe

Texas-based artist Gabriel Dawe uses thread – the basis of clothing – to create architectural installations.

‘The Plexus series stems from an exploration between the overlap between fashion and architecture,’ Dawe says, adding that both disciplines work to protect the human body. ‘I’m changing the scale in which that material is normally used, producing a structure that no longer shelters the physical body; but that protective quality goes through an alchemical transformation resulting in an installation that shelters the viewer in a metaphorical way.’ Continue »

Ukrainian Car Enthusiast Turns His Mitsubishi Eclipse into a Lamborghini Reventon

His name is Alexander Stupkin, a young Ukrainian jeweler from Odessa. Apparently he has always been a fan of beautiful sports cars, and since he was already working in a field that requires patience and accuracy, he decided to try his luck with tunning. Although he had no experience with tunning cars, with the help of family and friends, Alexander managed to transform an old 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse he bought in 2008 into a stunning replica of his Italian dream car, the Lamborghini Reventon. Continue »

Impossible Instant Lab: Turn iPhone Images into Real Photos

Transform your digital iPhone images into real instant photographs that you can touch, caress and share with friends!

The Impossible Instant Lab is designed to transform any digital image via your iPhone into an instant photo that is exposed using only the light from the display, then processed and developed by chemicals. A photo that exists physically – IRL. A photo that is a one-of-a-kind original that can be shared, exhibited and preserved. A photo that no longer needs an electronic device to be seen.

Just select an image from the Instant Lab app, place the iPhone in the cradle and slide open the shutter on the base. A signal tells you when the exposure is finished. Close the shutter, push the button and the Instant Lab ejects your photo, ready to develop in the palm of your hand. That’s it! Continue »

Breuninger Shoe Store Installation by John Breed

Dutch Designer John Breed has used 145 shoes on multicolored and golden legs to create an installation of 9 x 3 meter size for Breuninger Shoe Store in Stuttgart, Germany. A former factory, the space has been transformed into Europe’s biggest shoe store. The installation is about the madness of women about buying shoes. Continue »

That’s One Way to Reuse – House Covered in 30,000 Bottle Tops

In the Russian village of Kamarchaga, in the Siberian taiga, Russian pensioner Olga Kostina has used 30,000 plastic bottle caps to adorn her home with colorful patterns and images – making it somewhat of a local landmark. Over many years, in the isolated rural town situated just in the perimeter of the taiga’s forest, Olga Kostina collected the lids and once she felt there was enough she created detailed murals across the walls of her home with images of traditional macrame motifs and various creatures living in the neighboring woodland. Continue »

Vladimir Franz – Completely Tattooed Czech Presidential Candidate

Vladimir Franz, a university teacher, painter and composer, announced that he is planning to run for President in the Czech Republic’s 2013 elections, Prague Daily Monitor reports. Franz stands out from other candidates — he has tattoos that cover his entire face and body, as well as a variety of piercings and a dye that makes his hair blue. Before he can compete in the elections, Franz must collect 50,000 signatures. Betting sites are not giving him good odds at present, but he is placing higher than some candidates. Continue »

New Species of Monkey with Unusual Coloring, ‘Human Like’ Eyes Found in Congo

Scientists have identified a new species of African monkey with distinct coloring that differentiates it from other species. The new primate species, now scientifically named Cercopithecus lomamiensis, was first found by a research team during their field surveys in a remote area of the middle Lomami Basin between Tshuapa, Lomami and Lualaba Rivers in the central Democratic Republic of Congo.

The species is locally known as “Lesula” and was first seen by researchers in captivity in 2007 with a schoolgirl in the town of Opala who had it as a pet. The Lesula monkeys live in the remote forests of central Congo and are well-known to local hunters. They are hunted upon by humans and also wild animals and big birds of prey such as eagles.

The Lesula monkeys are considered “vulnerable” as the locals hunt them for food or to sell to the bush-meat trade, thereby endangering their existence. The husband-wife team is now raising funds to launch a conservation project to protect the newly found species. (Reuters / Terese Hart / bonoboincongo.com) Continue »

Photo of the Day: Keep Calm and Have a Rest

A baby alligator rests on its mother’s head at the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Early Versions Of Famous Characters

It’s hard to believe that some of our most beloved cartoon characters could look like anything other than what we remember them as, but the truth is they are all assembled by committee and the first version is never the final version. Continue »

Photo Manipulations by Geir Akselsen

Fantastic photo manipulations by Geir Akselsen, a graphic designer and photographer from Norway.
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“Kater Murrs Galerie berühmter Katzen”. Artworks by Michael Mathias Prechtl

Michael Mathias Prechtl (April 26, 1926, Amberg – March 19, 2003, Nuremberg) was a German artist, illustrator and cartoonist. He served as a soldier on the Eastern Front during World War II and spent 1945-49 as a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union.

He is well known for illustrating German editions of literary classics such as works by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Thomas More, Dante, Goethe, Benvenuto Cellini, and the letters of Mozart. He received more publicity for the numerous front page illustrations he made for Der Spiegel in the 1980s. Continue »

Cat Fashion Show at the Algonquin Hotel

Manhattan’s most fashionable felines dressed their best to help Matilda, the famous Algonquin Hotel cat, celebrate her 15th birthday on Aug. 11, 2010. The party was held in the hotel’s lobby and centered around a good ol’ fashioned cat fashion show. (Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist.com) Continue »

Beautiful Creatures from the Deep of the White Sea

Fantastic underwater photos by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist and a professional underwater photographer. Also he is a head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia. The station was founded in 1938 and mostly it was built by enthusiasts who came here because of the amazing atmosphere that had being developed over many years at the station. This is an unusual and unique mix of students energy, serious science and the harsh northern nature. Continue »