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World Landmarks Levitate on Boulders Over the Ocean

 World Landmarks Levitate on Boulders Over the Ocean
Levitation is a collection of manipulated photos by Italian photographer Giuseppe Lo Schiavo that takes a surreal look at world landmarks as their own islands hovering over open waters.

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Palette Knife Paintings of Hilarious Grumpy Cats

 Palette Knife Paintings of Hilarious Grumpy Cats
Painting with a palette knife and pure, undiluted oils, artist Aja Apa-Soura recreates one of our favorite characters of the year: the Grumpy Cat.

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Giant Keyboard Installation Embedded in the Ground

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Anatoly Vyatkin installed a giant replica of a keyboard made of 86 stone blocks, each weighing up to 1,000 pounds.

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Photorealistic Finger Paintings Full of Raw Emotion

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These highly energetic pieces, by artist Paolo Troilo, were not created by charcoal or pastel, they were made by splattering and spreading paint on canvas using nothing but fingers. Yes, these are finger paintings.

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Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World’s Largest Lake

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A true natural wonder of the world! During March, Lake Baikal in Russia is home to ice hummocks, or masses of broken ice that look like shards of glass breaking free of the lake and rising into the sky.

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Surreal Sculptures of Human Faces Frozen in Liquid

 Surreal Sculptures of Human Faces Frozen in Liquid
Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang skillfully manipulates stainless steel and porcelain to produce what appears to be human faces frozen in liquid.

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Modern Wooden “Houses” Keep Objects Organized

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Sometimes the best designs are the simplest. “Houses for Objects” is a Kickstarter project by Eric Lai and Ko Nakatsu that features a modern organizer that can help manage the things we use daily.

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Fall in Love with NYC with Six Talented Instagrammers

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Today, we take a look at six highly talented photographers whose photos of one particular city are far and above the most breathtaking and beautiful we’ve ever seen. To its stunning skyline to its iconic bridges and parks, New York City ranks as one of the most photographed places in the world, for good reason. These photographers do more than just highlight its best features, they make us fall in love with what many call “The City of Dreams” over and over again.

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Awesome Game of Thrones Art Exhibition

 Awesome Game of Thrones Art Exhibition
In Austin, Texas, Mondo Gallery has been showcasing artwork dedicated to the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The special exhibit celebrates the epic fantasy, featuring the works of some incredible contemporary artists.

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Giant Crashing Wave Interrupts Beach Marriage Proposal

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When envisioning his marriage proposal to his future wife, Matthew Hartman probably never planned for this. As he knelt down on one knee and brought out the ring, a giant wave crashed up over the rocks and knocked them both out into the water. Photographer Jon Hwang was hired to document the moment.

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Magnificent Mirror Symmetry Long Exposures of Nighttime Japan

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Tokyo, Japan-based photographer Shinichi Higashi takes long exposures to exciting new levels with his series Graffiti of Speed/Mirror Symmetry. While his colorful light trails seem incredibly futuristic set against Japan’s modern architecture, it’s this masterful merging of two identical images that makes this series so interesting.

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Pretty Dreamy World of 19-Year-Old Olivia Bee

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The New York-based, self-trained photographer Olivia Bee was recently listed as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Picked amongst a group of 300, Bee was chosen, among others, for one shared personality trait: self belief.

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Life Emerges Inside Elaborately Carved Wooden Books

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We don’t know much about self-taught sculptor Nino Orlandi, but what we do know is that he can create some magnificent stories through his elaborately carved wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has been passionate about sculpture and, although he had to put it aside for many years, he has spent the past 13 years dedicated to his passion for the art form.

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Magnificent Photos of Owls in Flight

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Though photographer Milan Zygmunt purchased his first digital camera in 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 that his interest in photography “soared.” When looking through his 500px page, you’ll immediately realize how passionate he is about one particular subject, owls.

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Uplifting Posters Show One Positive Thing We Can Do Every Day

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26-year-old Buddy Bravo has created an uplifting series that shows one positive thing we can do every day. “They are advertisements. I’m not selling a product, event, or commodity. Instead, I am ‘selling’ an attitude or outlook. I think simple optimism can go a long way. Simple as it is, if you can do something positive to make yourself feel better, you can pass that on. I want people to feel good.”

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