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37 Brilliant Illustrations That Show Daily Life In A Parallel Universe

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’Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe’ is a webcomic genre where all the fundamental rules, realities, and cause-and-effect relations are reversed. They usually take the form of comic strips, demonstrating some alien universe where everything is just the same… but exactly the opposite: cats are saving stray firemen, monsters are afraid of kids, and so on. Continue »

Ai Weiwei Created These Fantastical Paper Lantern-Like Sculptures Out Of Bamboo And Paper

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Artist Ai Weiwei wants you to get in touch with your inner child, and he created these fantastical sculptures out of bamboo and paper to help you do it. Weiwei created these massive pieces for Le Bon Marche using kite-making techniques. The exhibit is titled, appropriately, “Er Xi” or Child’s Play, and the scenes are made up of characters from the 2,000-year old collection of tales called Shan Hai Jing, a series of stories that have been told to children for ages. Continue »

An African-Inspired Treehouse Has Sprouted Up In London

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Virgin Holidays have built a South African inspired treehouse on London’s Southbank, to promote travel to South Africa. The temporary treehouse installation (only there for one week) was inspired by the Lion Sands Game Reserve accommodation in South Africa. The treehouse is positioned 35-feet above the ground. The best part about this treehouse is that you can win an overnight stay in it. Continue »

These Artists Turned Vintage Greek Canvases To Instagram Posts

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According to the artists: “We, at Serial Kolor, are a creative agency, operating on interdisciplinary levels. We are passionate about telling stories – through integrating compelling designs, motion and sometimes live actions. We chose couple of renowned vintage Greek artistic creations and modified them with insane inscriptions and hash tags. We made it like as the first craftsman transferred those a very long time prior. How about we examine a percentage of the famous canvases from the times passed by and remember them in the light that they ought to have been initially seen.” Continue »

Carnival Of Venice 2016

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Masked revellers take pictures during the Venice Carnival, Italy January 29, 2016. People attended the Venice Carnival, celebrated Saturday under heightened security following the sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and the ongoing terror threat in Europe. Authorities have increased surveillance throughout the city, including the number of officers on patrol, both under-cover and in uniform. (Photos by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) Continue »

Incredible Images Capture The Raw Beauty Of Waves Breaking Off The Coast Of South Africa

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Beautiful seascapes capture the “raw power” of waves rising and crashing in the Indian Ocean. The stunning photos were taken off the coast of Durban in South Africa, and show formations from above and below the surface. Surfer and photographer Marck Botha took the images between April and July, and has always had a passion for the ocean. Here: A wave begins to collapse on the shore on July, 15, 2015, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Marck Botha/Barcroft Media)
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Magical Lantern Festival In London

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The festival, to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey, uses more than 50 hand-sculpted lanterns and is set to run from Febuary 3 to March 6, 2016. (Photos by Justin Tallis/AFP Photo) Continue »

Gaza’s Way Of The Ninja

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A Palestinian youth jumps with a sword as he demonstrates his ninja-style skills for the photographer in front of the ruins of buildings, that were destroyed in 2014 war, in the northern Gaza Strip January 29, 2016. The youths, who have been receiving martial arts training at local clubs in Gaza for the past two years, decided to form a team to hold regular shows in the hope that the publicity generated will eventually lead to them being invited to participate in international contests. (Photos by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
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National Geographic Installed The Sculpture Alongside Trafalgar Square’s Famous Lion Statues

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A lion sculpture installed by National Geographic Wild to highlight the threat to endangered big cats, stands in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain January 28, 2016. National Geographic installed the sculpture alongside Trafalgar Square’s famous lion statues to promote it’s week of programming on big cats. (Photos by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters) Continue »

Snow, Science And Solitude: Living On The Edge Of The World

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Snow covers Broggerdalen mountain near Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway October 11, 2015. A Norwegian chain of islands just 1,200 km (750 miles) from the North Pole is trying to promote new technologies, tourism and scientific research in a shift from high-polluting coal mining that has been a backbone of the remote economy for decades. Norway suspended most coal mining on the Svalbard archipelago last year because of the high costs, and is looking for alternative jobs for about 2,200 inhabitants on islands where polar bears roam. Part of the answer may be to boost science: in Ny-Alesund, the world’s most northerly permanent non-military settlement, scientists from 11 nations including Norway, Germany, France, Britain, India and South Korea study issues such as climate change. The presence of Norway, a NATO member, also gives the alliance a strategic foothold in the far north, of increasing importance after neighbouring Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014. (Photo by Anna Filipova/Reuters)
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Photographer Risks Life For Breathtaking Images Of New York City Subway Tracks

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At the dead of night, the photographer – known to his Instagram followers as Dark Cyanide – heads out to look for hidden gems, like abandoned stations, provisions and tunnels. His intriguing images feature vibrant streaks, graffiti, and tight framing – and by adding individuals to some to some of shots, he is also able to depict the incredible scale of some of the tunnels. 19 y.o. photographer admitted what he and his friends do is highly dangerous, illegal, and he does not recommend others attempt to explore such tunnels. Continue »

With 33 New Looks, Barbie Is Finally Embracing Different Standards Of Beauty

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“Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like her. Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattel, announced Thursday that the doll has three new body types – curvy, tall and petite. Barbie will also now come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. Mattel spokeswoman Michelle Chidoni said the product is evolving to “offer more choices” to make “the line more reflective of the world girls see around them”. Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said Barbie’s changes are a testament to activists who for years have challenged her “unrealistic and harmful body type”. But body type “was only one of the criticisms”, he said. “The other was the brand’s relentless focus on appearance and fashion”. Aside from whether Barbie’s looks will ever measure up to society’s changing expectations, another question worth asking is whether kids still want to play with Barbies. Barbie sales fell 14 percent in the most recently reported quarter, with worldwide sales falling every year since 2012”. – Beth J. Harpaz via The Associated Press. Continue »

Serene Ocean Paintings By Emma Fineman

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For the ‘Ocean Series’, artist Emma Fineman creates serene oil paintings inspired by her life at the coast of California. Continue »

Luciano Pia’s Incredible Urban Treehouse Protects Against Air And Noise Pollution In Turin

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When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63-unit residential apartment building in Turin, Italy, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was 25 Verde, an extraordinary urban treehouse that blurs the lines been the domestic and the wild, captures a certain childlike imagination with branches rendered in steel, and whose exterior is melded with 150 trees, as well as a vast array of additional plants to which protect residents against noise pollution, and reduce air pollution in the neighborhood. Continue »

Banksy Inspired Wall Stickers

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Banksy is the pseudonym and graffiti tag of the renowned British street artist famous for his iconic stenciled designs and political messages. His work can be seen decorating walls and public spaces all over the UK. Synonymous with subversive politics and a punchy high-impact visual effect, Banksy’s stencilled images have quickly gained iconic status and are at the cutting edge of urban trends. His work is collected by many A-list celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Christina Aguilera. The Binary Box has come up with a great idea of creating a series of wall stickers inspired by the street artist. Now you can add a piece of clever art as a feature on your favorite wall. Continue »