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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Brainstorming

196 Photo of the Day: Brainstorming
Canada’s John Fairbairn speeds down during an unofficial men’s skeleton progressive training at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi, February 5, 2014. (Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters)

Animals

Horse in the House – German Woman Lets Horse Live in Her House Following Hurricane Xaver

1182 Horse in the House   German Woman Lets Horse Live in Her House Following Hurricane Xaver
Doctor Stephanie Arndt brought her horse Nasar into the house when Hurricane Xaver battered her town of Holt, Germany in late 2013. But the three-year-old Arabian horse has taken a liking to the indoors — you could say he’s made himself right at home. You’ll have to see these photos to believe them. (Photo: Carsten Rehder/AFP/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Day Without Cars

190 Photo of the Day: Day Without Cars
A man rides on his Yikebike during the “Day Without Cars” in Bogota, Colombia, on February 6, 2014. Residents of Bogota are asked not to use their cars in an attempt to reduce environmental pollution. (Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP Photo)

World Non-stop

Lemon Festival in Menton, France

In this Gallic celebration of all things citrus, giant sculptures are made from lemons and oranges.

1181 Lemon Festival in Menton, France
A worker sets up an octopus made with lemons and oranges during the 81st Lemon Festival in Menton, southeastern France, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The theme this year is "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" from the classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. This exhibition involves more than 300 professionals working on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits.Photo: (Photo: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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Animals

Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris

1180 Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris
One of the two one-year-old albino alligator is seen in a vivarium at the Tropical aquarium in Paris, February 12, 2014. The two alligators are the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species and will presented to the public in a vivarium. (Photo by Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

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Nature

Mt Kelud Erupts in Indonesia

Mount Kelud erupted late Thursday in the eastern part of Indonesia’s Java island, forcing more than 100,000 to flee their homes and killing at least three others. A blanket of ash – up to 5 centimeters thick in some cases – forced regional airports and major tourist destinations, such as the Borobudur and Prambanan temples, to close, according to media reports.

1178 Mt Kelud Erupts in Indonesia
A man wears a mask as he rides a becak, a kind of rickshaw, on a road covered with from Mount Kelud in Yogyakarta. (Photo by Dwi Oblo/Reuters)

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Photos

Elephant Rose by Jean-Baptiste Courtier

1177 Elephant Rose by Jean Baptiste Courtier
If someone tells you not to think of a pink elephant, you immediately see a pink elephant in your mind’s eye, right? Photographer Jean-Baptiste Courtier took this little perceptional trick to create his series ‘Elephant Rose’. We see a humongous, inflatable pink elephant following a young woman on her heels. Not sure if it’s just a dream or a surreal scene, we get confused by the pink animal that won’t really fit into the surrounding. The woman doesn’t even seem to apperceive the elephant which might be the embodiment of a constant thought that’s haunting her.

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Art

Hand Sewn Portraits by David Catá

1176 Hand Sewn Portraits by David Catá
Does love really has to hurt? According to artist David Catá it obviously does. The Spanish artist uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary. In his ongoing series ‘A Flor De Piel’, he embroiders portraits of people who have influenced or marked his life – family, friends, teachers, lovers, partners – sewn into the palm of his hand.

‘Their lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history’, Catá explains. ‘Every moment lived stays in the memory to finally be forgotten. Somehow, this fact is painful, since there are only material things and traces that people leave behind’. The woven flesh work establishes a symbiosis between union, separation, pain and love, a performatic and symbolic action of loss and preserves the memories through memorial, corporal and videographic footprints.

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Fun Yeah!

Dear Blank, Please Blank

1038 Dear Blank, Please Blank
Dear blank, please blank is an ironic project by Hans Johnson and Jared Wunsch that ask users to share their frustrations and bad experiences in the simple letter format: “Dear…/Please…/Sincerely…”

The submissions vary from the funny to the rude, and visitors can vote for the best letters. “We had this idea for a website, mostly because Hans had a bad experience, “ – say the authors of the project. Now Dear blank, please blank has teamed up with the Sapling Press and made the best submissions into elegant white cards available on Etsy.

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Fashion

Stunning Blog Pairs High Fashion with Aesthetically Similar Images

1518 Stunning Blog Pairs High Fashion with Aesthetically Similar Images
Where I See Fashion is a blog created by Milan-based fashion design student Bianca, who pairs fashion photography with related images that correspond to the aesthetic found in the fashion image. The corresponding images depict anything from landscapes to architecture to fine and conceptual art. She began the project this past summer, inspired by the multitude of beautiful photographs found on Tumblr. Her juxtapositions illustrate the inspiration to be found in fashion and the world around us.

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Art

Recycled Art by Jane Perkins

1172 Recycled Art by Jane Perkins
UK-based artist Jane Perkins obtains her inspiration in found objects. She uses anything from toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewelry etc. as material for her re-interpreted contemporary art. Perkins states that she doesn’t add any color, her work comes out of spontaneously placed small pieces of right size and shape.

Inspired by impressionist artist and famous portraits, Perkins achieves a mesmerizing effect in her creations. Her work keeps your eyes attached from a distance view and a close-up as well. So many interesting small pieces perfectly arranged to masterpieces.

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Art

Interactive Tape installation by Numen/ For Use

1171 Interactive Tape installation by Numen/ For Use
Design collective Numen/ For Use used thick transparent sticky tape to create an interactive installation. By stretching, sticking and wrapping thick layers of tape around grounded pillars, beams, trees or whatever standing objects exist in the chosen space Numen/ For Use create a web of tendon tunnels and spaces that can be accessed and crawled through, strong enough to carry human weight. From afar the installation appears like an interwoven structure of bending elastic pipes.

The original idea for the installation originated in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between pillars.

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Art

Erwan Fichou’s Bizarre Photographs of People in Manicured Trees

1170 Erwan Fichou’s Bizarre Photographs of People in Manicured Trees
Years before the project Miradors became reality, photographer Erwan Fichou saw a man standing in a tree that looked like a UFO. This image stuck with him and he eventually turned his memory into a reality, working with gardeners to design topiaries of varying shapes and sizes.

Afterwards, he invited people off the street to climb those trees and photographed them at the top.This strange and light-hearted series illustrates the interesting progression of what happens when we have a memory. Often times we see things as we walk down the street, file them in our brain, and move on. So, it’s refreshing to see that Fichou returned to this moment and developed something completely new from it.

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Style

Fantastic and Delicious Croissants Earrings

1168 Fantastic and Delicious Croissants Earrings
Artist Stephanie Kilgast makes hyper-realistic miniature sculptures of food. Two fresh croissants earrings served on your ears! You can almost smell the butter and taste the crispy crust! You can choose between a regular butter croissant and a chocolate filled square croissant.

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DIY & Crafts

Cereal Tea Bags, for When All You Want is The Milk at the Bottom

1167 Cereal Tea Bags, for When All You Want is The Milk at the Bottom
Instructables user Aaron Geman has made cereal tea bags that you can just dunk in the milk for flavor and then toss out the cereal. Give us a 7 step process to remove actual tea from a teabag, and replace it with crushed cereal.

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