Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Vast Collection Of The Smithsonian’s National Museum Of Natural History

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The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., United States, the largest of all museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is home to over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, and other artifacts, that represents over 90% of the Institution’s collections. As with all museums, a disproportionately large percentage of the collection is stored behind the walls, with only a small number of items put on public display. These items are not sitting in some dark basement and gathering dust, but meticulously organized, labeled, catalogued, and preserved. Continue »

Photographer Gets Lost In The Beauty Of Tokyo’s Neon Streets At Night

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Liam Wong injects a unique cyberpunk flavour into his images, casting a light upon the dark corners and back alleys that twist throughout Tokyo. His photographs manage to precisely capture the dynamism of the bustling city lit by bright neon signs and artificial lights, making one question the reality depicted in each photograph. With a distinct futuristic feel, most of Wong’s portfolio gives the sense that you were dropped into the middle of a stylish video game set in Japan’s animated capital. Continue »

Camera Pointed Upwards Captures The Mesmerizing Ceilings Of Iran’s Ornate Architecture

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Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an affinity for capturing the breathtaking nature of Iran’s grand architecture. His series of photographs showcase the mesmerizing details built into the ceilings of the nation’s beautiful palaces, historic houses, cathedrals, bazaars, and mosques. Flipping through the dazzling geometric patterns and overwhelming kaleidoscope of colors, one is lost within the elaborate designs. His intricate images share a viewpoint on the far-reaching features of Middle Eastern structures that visitors may not have the opportunity to otherwise experience. Continue »

On The Beach: The Highly Realistic Paintings Of Women By Hilo Chen

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Hilo Chen is a Taiwanese painter best known for his amazing erotic photorealistic figurative paintings. His work is in major museum collections throughout the world. Currently presented by Bernaducci Meisel Gallery. Attention, slightly NSFW. Continue »

This Woman Takes The Most Creative Selfies On The Web

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If you use any form of social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for example, you’ve probably taken a selfie or two, it’s ok – we all have! But are they creative as those taken by Norwegian Instagram user MirrorsMe? The self-confessed ‘doodler’ playfully posts all manner of imaginative selfies on her official account. One day she’s encountering grizzly bears, the next she’s popping out of a cupcake. Continue »

Sisters Of The Valley: Fascinating Portraits Of Nuns Who Grow Marijuana

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This fascinating series by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois tells the story of a group of nuns who spend their days harvesting weed. The “Sisters Of The Valley” grow weed according to the moon cycles to make various healing tonics and remedies. The sister’s produce a wide range of products that are meant to treat everything from back pain to arthritis and even scar tissue. Of course, all products are organic and pesticide free. Continue »

Can We Fall Asleep And Dream Within A Dream? Surreal Dreamlike Oil Paintings By Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

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Some photorealistic dreamlike oil-paintings by Norway-based young up-and-coming self-taught painter Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen. Continue »

Painting-Like Swimming Pool Photography

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Slovak photographer Maria Svarbova, whom we presented the Human Space series few months ago, comes back with a new series titled ‘Swimming Pool’. Artist transports us in a swimming pool in Bratislava where she photographs models with attitudes and poses are close to the ones of characters in a painting. This aspect is accentuated by the retouching of the pictures. Continue »

Classical Paintings Recreated With Wine

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Sanja Jankovic comes from Novi Sad in Serbia, where she teaches art and painting everyday. But she also dedicates herself to this activity as a passion in parallel to her job and often publishes works that retake famous pictures. Nevertheless, these are not made with watercolour but with red wine. Continue »

Playtime: Modern Pin Up Illustrations By Ivan Rubashkin

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Ivan Rubashkin is an Russia-based illustrator who created the awesome pin up illustrations. Attention, slightly NSFW. Enjoy! Continue »

This Writer’s Shed Was Designed To Be A Quiet Haven In The Big City

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WSD Architecture were commissioned by their client, an author and illustrator, to design and build a backyard shed where they could work, at the end of their property in the London Borough of Hackney. Continue »

These Sculptural Vases Are Designed To Use An Old Plastic Bottle Inside Them

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Designer Libero Rutilo of DesignLibero, has created a unique way to give life back to used plastic water bottles. His idea was to create a 3D printed sculptural vase exterior, that can be placed over the top of a water bottle, and can be screwed on like a cap. Continue »

Artist Paints On Plates That Blend Into The Surrounding Landscapes

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Artist Jacqueline Poirier uses her imagination to travel the world with an unconventional canvas. Utilizing stark white, ceramic dinner plates, the artist paints incredibly detailed, realistic landscapes upon them. Continue »

Photographer Captures Spectacular Photos Of Models Wearing Nothing But Milk And Water Splashes

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Take a few nude models, add some high-speed photography equipment, and splash a few gallons of milk on top, and what do you get? Well, if you or I tried it, probably an expensive mess and several slaps to the face. But when London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz does it, he turns out beautiful photographs worthy of placement in the popular pin-up calendars of the 40’s and 50’s. Continue »

Stunning 3D Artworks By Toni Bratincevic

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Toni Bratincevic is a self taught digital artist born in Split, Croatia. Currently he’s working in the United States for Blizzard Entertainment. Below, you may check out several 3d artworks selected from his portfolio. Continue »