As if pandas weren’t cool enough! In Shenyang, China, local artist Bi Heng has put up a 9-metre high, 7-metre wide panda statue that would give Iron Man a run for his money. Called ‘Iron Panda’, the sculpture features a towering panda wearing a Chinese version of Tony Stark’s famous high-powered suit of armour. Instead of just lounging around acting all cute like other pandas, this one proudly poses in a fighting stance ready to blast enemies with its yin-yang beams. Continue »
Apparently the realism in the painting is a trend that increasingly is growing among young artists. In an era where modern art seems to be putting greater emphasis on the ‘concept’ rather than the skill in its creation, Damian Loeb is one of the few contemporary artists embracing the traditional techniques. The craft of painting with oils has been perfected and refined over the years by some of the worlds greatest painters. Continue »
We know you love Slavic culture, we can feel your love for Poland and we understand your thirst for Slavic inspiration. Lucky for you we found out about this Polish artists, her name is Paulina Wach and she just loves the stuff she draws. Most of her art is inspired by Poland and Slavs in general so we should stop talking and start looking. Continue »
Moscow, USSR – was a mega state that was fueled by industrialism, this is why today ex-USSR states are filled with large industrial complexes that sometimes can’t find a place in our modern world, so they get abandoned. This location was one of the “top secret” classified places during USSR. Russian photographer Armahema discovered it and shared it, however he just said it is somewhere under Moscow as a part of the Moscows subway system. Continue »
With her mission statement being to bring “a little piece of wonder” into the lives of others, Jihan Zencirli created Geronimo Balloons. Started in 2011, Jihan and her team use giant colorful balloons to create elaborate decorations, backdrops, and company branding. Rather than focusing on just creating a beautiful or aesthetically pleasing visual product, Jihan aims to create a feeling of wonder and delight inside of her audience by producing creations they don’t see everyday. Continue »
MANIC PANIC, an American company that produces hair dye, introduced an unusual new product to the market which many women instantly fell in love with. This super-dye gives you neon-colored, glow-in-the-dark hair. Some of the bravest ladies out there have already tried it and uploaded the results they got. Continue »
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The Deep Joy pool is just outside the small Italian commune of Montegrotto Terme, about 28 miles west of Venice. It holds the world record for thermal water filled pool with depths of more than 131ft (40m) at its deepest point. As well as dives of various depths, visitors can learn to swim like a mermaid or have your photo taken under water. The Deep Joy, dubbed Y-40, currently holds the Guinness World Record for the deepest pool ever filled with thermal water. Continue »
The streets of Hull (England) were transformed into an ocean of painted human flesh as 3,200 volunteers braved the North Sea chill to create an incredible spectacle. Called the Sea Of Hull, it was the biggest nude art installation Britain has ever seen and the brainchild of US photographer Spencer Tunick, who was impressed at how wholeheartedly his idea was embraced. Continue »
When you think of enchanting images of Hollywood stars — Marilyn Monroe wrapped up in silk sheets, Audrey Hepburn flashing a knowing grin — do you wonder about the person behind the camera? And how they possibly captured that delicate moment?
For the past 50 years, photographer Douglas Kirkland has found new angles on the world’s most familiar faces. The Fort Erie transplant still surprises himself with stories from the field; like that time Elizabeth Taylor agreed to let him photograph her after a prolonged break from the public eye.
Douglas Kirkland was born in 1934 in Fort Erie, Ontario. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look’s 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine. Continue »
When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor Malgorzata Chodakowska, who creates these beautiful fountain sculptures out of bronze where the water plays an essential part in the whole structure. Continue »
“Lunar Cycles” is a 49 foot (15m) high and 459 foot (140m) long mural covering the side of a building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The installation is composed of both tangible origami birds, as well as painted ones to create depth and an element of permanence despite its temporary nature. Installed over 3 weeks, the first step was to paint the entire building black so that the colorful origami birds would really pop. Continue »
Each year when summer comes along, we all look forward to different things. Some of us head to the beach, others to the mountains for camping. Some look forward to the epicurean delights like watermelon and ice cones. But for a select group of photographers in Japan, Summer signals the arrival of fireflies. And for very short periods – typically May and June, from around 7 to 9pm – these photographers set off to secret locations all around Japan, hoping to capture the magical insects that light up the night. Continue »