Hot Spring Bath Opens For Japanese Macaques On Hokkaido

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Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images

Japanese macaques are relaxed in an outdoor hot spring bath at Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden on December 1, 2016 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. The garden offers the hot spring treatment to macaques until May next year. Continue »

Buddhist Novices Transform Into Princes In Initiation Ceremony

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Photo by Claudio Sieber/Barcroft Images

A young boy shows off his dance moves as the group parades through the town in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2016. Monk initiates ditch normal clothes for princely tunics, full make up and heaps of golden jewels for their ordination into Buddhist monkhood. Continue »

Surreal Animal Hybrid Tattoos Look Like Quirky Sketchbook Drawings

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Italian-born, London-based illustrator and tattoo artist Otto D’Ambra is known for his avant-garde style, which primarily depicts hybrid animals combined with illustrations seemingly plucked from Boardwalk Empire. D’Ambra is a multi-faceted artist, who began his career as a set designer and evolved over time into body art and etching. In 2012, he opened The White Elephant Studio in London as a creative base for artists. Continue »

2017 Pirelli Calendar Celebrates the Natural Beauty Of Beloved Actresses

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The 2017 Pirelli Calendar is continuing last year’s tradition of celebrating women beyond glitz and glamor with pared down images by German photographer Peter Lindbergh. The legendary photographer is the first to helm the project three times and titled the series of black and white shots Emotional. Shot in five different cities, Lindbergh asked 14 famed actresses to participate in his vision—Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright, and Zhang Ziyi. Here: Robin Wright Continue »

Aerial Images Of Salterns That Blur The Line Between Photograph And Painting

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Photographer David Burdeny, whose photo of a towering iceberg we featured last month, has been working on another large-scale photography project. Burdeny began the series SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts in 2015, using aerial photography to explore some of the world’s most vibrant salterns in Utah, Mexico, and Australia. Gazing upon the images it’s difficult to determine whether the expressive boxes of color are produced with a camera or paintbrush, or if the gestures were made by hand or nature. Continue »

Artist Unveils A Monumental Pen & Ink Drawing Nearly 3.5 Years In The Making

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan was one of the most devastating environmental events of our time, with its overall impact rippling across the globe for years to come. But just as stated in Newton’s third law—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—so too did the people of Japan respond to the magnitude of the destruction in an effort to rebuild their country anew as captured in this staggering new artwork by Manabu Ikeda titled Rebirth. Continue »

Edible Art By Sandra Van Den Broek

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Sandra van den Broek from Netherlands creates the cutest character bento for her children’s. She’ll start by sketching the meal and prepares it with scissors, knives and toothpicks. Although you wouldn’t say, it usually takes Sandra only one hour to make a meal. She likes to make something practical, something for everyone to be able to follow. And if you look closely, you can see that it wouldn’t be too hard to make these bentos yourself. Continue »

Sleep In A Bookshelf With 5000 Books In Kyoto’s New Bookstore-Themed Hostel

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Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop”. The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here. There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book). An experience shared by everyone at least once: the blissful “instant of falling asleep”. It is already 2 am but you think just a little more… with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep. Continue »

French Farmers Are Magnifique In Racy 2017 Calendar

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After setting the world ablaze with a stunning calendar featuring the hunky firefighters of Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders), photographer Fred Goudon is back with an all new subject: French farmers. The 2017 calendar boasts an array of steamy shots featuring farmers from Normandy, Provence, Champagne and Picardie. Continue »

LEGO Cars: Artist Recreates Classic Vehicles In Everyones Favourite Bricks

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In the hours 41-year-old Ralph Savelsberg is not working as a physicist for the Dutch Ministry of Defence, he is recreating classic vehicles in everyones favourite bricks. The Lego mad film buff has lived in the UK for the last few years building every famous car in entertainment you can imagine – And the characters to match! From Del Boys Reliant Regal to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Batmobile, has Ralph handmade the most complete set of popular vehicles ever? Ralph said: Building a LEGO set is fun, but I’ve always preferred to build my own models. Here: “Ghostbusters”. Continue »

Artist Christina Hess Imagines Cats As Famous Historical Figures

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Christina illustrates from her orange sherbet painted studio in south Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and books including her first children’s book “The Nutcracker” due for release in the Fall of 2016.

Here: Marie Antoinippe. Meet Marie Antoinippe. Strolling in her catnip garden she’s ready to hang on your wall to remind you that every cat should be treated like a princess. Continue »

You Will Be Amazed When You See These Artworks By Caroline Gariba

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Set of amazing digital artworks by Caroline Gariba, an artist from Brazil. Continue »

Polish Craftsman Creates Amazing Household Items With A Folk Twist

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Aren’t you bored of same old “Made in China” or Ikea household products? Well we have a nice refreshment for you! This Polish wood workshop PLA j STER makes some of the prettiest wooden items that will make you kitchen much more “folkish” but also elegant and warm. All of these items are handwork carved from wood, copper, steel and leather so their products are original and excellent in their simplicity. Continue »

Artists Continue To Recreate Kids’ Monster Doodles In Their Unique Styles

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There’s nothing more powerful than a child’s imagination. At least, that’s what the artists at The Monster Project (previously) believe. The initiative sees artists transform children’s drawings in to life-like monsters. And the end result gives a rare insight in to the imaginations of children. Continue »

Enchanting Photos From Disneyland’s Opening Day

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Back in 1955, this is what Disneyland’s opening day looked like. Continue »