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Incredibly Realistic Animal Sculptures Made of Pipe Cleaners


California-based artist Lauren Ryan skillfully constructs life-like animal sculptures using nothing more than pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems).

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Incredible Show Features 17 Shaolin Monks Amid 21 Wooden Boxes


Contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and 17 Buddhist monks ages 10-26, from the Shaolin Temple in China, present a performance that blends martial arts with dance on an original set designed by famed artist Antony Gormley.

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Sydney’s Iconic Harbour Bridge Gets Painted in Light By You


For the very first time in history, Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge is going to be painted in light..by you!

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New Installation Traps Visitors in Prison of Light


Isotopes v.2, by Nonotak Studio, is a new installation that seduces vistors in and then traps them in a prison of light.

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More Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War + Interview


About six months ago, we shared photographer Lalage Snow’s powerful series of triptychs titled We Are The Not Dead depicting the transformative faces of servicemen before, during and after their deployment to Afghanistan. We were lucky enough to get in touch with Lalage, who kindly shared these four additional images with us and answered a few questions. Be sure to read that interview.

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Powerful Portraits of People Crying


If a stranger sat silently across from you and stared straight into your eyes, what kind of emotions would you feel? In her most powerful performance to date, artist Marina Abramovic made some people cry.

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Chandelier Produces a Forest of Wild Tree Shadows


By artists, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, Forms in Nature is a unique chandelier that casts shadows of a wild forest all around the room.

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1200 Black Ping Pong Balls Form a Deadly Assault Rifle


For one to truly appreciate this new installation by artist Michael Murphy, one must view it from a specific angle. Called Damage, the sculptural work consists of a sea of 1,200 ping pong balls, painted black, and then suspended from the ceiling.

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Double Exposures Blur Lines Between New York and London


What would it look like if New York and London overlapped? Through these double exposures, photographer Daniella Zalcman shows us.

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Fantastic Faceless Portraits by Chris Ozer


Brooklyn-based photographer Chris Ozer has an Instagram following of over 400,000. Take one look at his portraits and you’ll understand why.

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Sneak Peek: New Daft Punk-Inspired Art Show


Daft Punk fans rejoice! On May 18, San Francisco’s Gauntlet Gallery is opening an exciting new art show inspired by the electronic music duo.

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World’s Biggest Rubber Duck Debuts in Hong Kong


On May 2nd, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s huge inflatable sculpture, called Rubber Duck, officially debuts, sailing into Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

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Artistic Mom Creates Pop Culture-Inspired Napkin Drawings for Kids


Mom Nina Levy has taken leaving notes in school lunches to another level. Her vivid ink drawings on napkins feature their favorite cartoon, comic, and video game heroes (often holding fruit instead of weapons).

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Top 10 Breakthrough Gadgets in the Last Year


Within the last year, many new products have been developed that will change the way we live. These are ten breakthrough gadgets that are not only the most talked about or trending, but the ones that give us a glimpse of what the future holds.

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Fascinating Photos Show Current Life Inside North Korea


The winners in the professional competition of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and they include a photographer who took some fascinating photos of modern life in North Korea.

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