This Awesome Vending Machine Offers Short Stories And Poems Instead Of Snacks

This Awesome Vending Machine Offers Short Stories And Poems Instead Of Snacks

A small start-up company in Grenoble, France has conceived and executed an awesome idea: the Short Edition vending machine! Continue reading »

“Let The Water Be Your Guide”: The Ultra-Realistic Watercolor Paintings Of Marcos Beccari

"Let The Water Be Your Guide": The Ultra-Realistic Watercolor Paintings Of Marcos Beccari

Marcos Beccari is a watercolor painter and philosopher. He was born in Sao Paulo, December 26, 1987. He has a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of São Paulo, MSc in Design and graduated in Graphic Design, both from the Federal University of Paraná. He currently works as Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Paraná, lecturing in the Graphic Design Course and in the Postgraduate Program in Design. Continue reading »

An Illustrated Police Equipment Catalogue From 1891

An Illustrated Police Equipment Catalogue From 1891

This Catalogue of Bean’s Patent Police Equipments from 1891 features a range of weaponry and apparatus for keeping the peace, enforcing the status quo and cracking the heads of anyone deemed criminally deviant. Produced in Boston by John P. Lovell Arms Co., this is a policeman’s ‘how-to’ guide. Continue reading »

“Back To The Nature”: Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

"Back To The Nature": Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

Christophe Guinet, known as Monsieur Plant, is a French artist who creates intriguing and unique sculptures and installations of plants and other organic materials. He masterfully brings them together with everyday objects, making unique works of art. Guinet was born in Paris, but spent his adolescence between the city and the countryside, where he developed a strong interest in the world of plants, which became his passion and work. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants

Thomas Jefferson (Left), 1800 And Shannon Lanier (Right) Sixth Great-Grandson Of Thomas Jefferson
Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants

Fueled by his passion for history, photographer Drew Gardner recreated portraits of some of the world’s most famous historical figures, featuring their direct descendants as models. Continue reading »

Offensive Plates To Insult Your Guests With Class

Offensive Plates To Insult Your Guests With Class
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Social norms might restrict you from revealing to people how you feel about them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get around it. We have created a collection from various Etsy sellers of delicate series of not-so-subtly insulting plates “for the lady who speaks her mind”. Continue reading »

Pageboy: One Of Iconic Women’s Hairstyles Of The 1970s

Pageboy: One Of Iconic Women’s Hairstyles Of The 1970s

The pageboy is a modern hairstyle named after what was believed to be the “pudding-basin” haircut of a late medieval page boy. It has straight hair hanging to below the ear, where it usually turns under. There is often a fringe (bangs) in the front. Continue reading »

Artist Shows How Cartoon Characters Would Look In Real Life, And The Result Is Scary And Disturbing

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Artist Shows How Cartoon Characters Would Look In Real Life, And The Result Is Scary And Disturbing

Cartoon characters from popular TV shows usually remind us of some warm memories from childhood. Remember when you used to sit on the sofa on weekend mornings and watch cartoons on mute before your mom caught you not sleeping? Continue reading »

“Eighth Wonder Of The World”: The Sacred Orthodox Rock Church Of Saint George In Lalibela, Ethiopia

"Eighth Wonder Of The World": The Sacred Orthodox Rock Church Of Saint George In Lalibela, Ethiopia

The Church of Saint George was carved downwards from a type of volcanic tuff. This is the sole architectural material that was used in the structure. It has been dated to the late 12th or early 13th century AD, and thought to have been constructed during the reign of King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, of the late Zagwe dynasty. Continue reading »

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

Yoko d’Holbachie was born in 1971 in Yokohama, Japan. She studied Art and design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has worked as a freelance designer for advertisements, books, magazines, and video games. Continue reading »

Artist Portrays Mystical Creatures In Their Vulnerable Form – When They Were Still Babies

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Artist Portrays Mystical Creatures In Their Vulnerable Form – When They Were Still Babies

We’re used to seeing mystical creatures depicted as tall, well-built warriors or old, bearded wizards. After all, slaying beasts or casting powerful spells takes strength and experience. But Hong Kong-based illustrator Rudy Siswanto decided to flip our preconceived notions around by depicting them as babies. Continue reading »

The 8Bit Deck (Red Back): A Pixel Art Playing Card Deck

The 8Bit Deck (Red Back): A Pixel Art Playing Card Deck

The 8Bit Deck is back with a fresh new look! The new iteration features red backs and a gold foil embossed tuck box! Continue reading »

The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The Grand Prize Winner
Double-crested Cormorant in Los Islotes, Mexico. Photograph by Joanna Lentin.
The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: These Incredible Pics Capture The Charm Of Birds Perfectly

The National Audubon Society, which has been around for more than a century, has been set up to protect birds and the places they live throughout the Americas. Each year, the National Audubon Society allows photographers from across the United States and seven Canadian provinces to submit their best bird photographs. The contest, which is in its 11th year now, has been showcasing the talent of an array of photographers from all over the world who present our beautiful avian friends in their natural habitats. Continue reading »

Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist

Artist Shawn Huckins Hand Paints Early American Portraits With An Internet Twist

Shawn Huckins is a Denver, Colorado-based painter who has brought humor into his work.

Huckins is most known for incorporating modern sayings from the internet onto early-American portraiture by asking the question, “What would George Washington post on Facebook? How would Lewis and Clark communicate their progress westward via Twitter?” Continue reading »

Bare Gruesome Fangs And More With Japanese Designer’s Awesome Creature Masks

Bare Gruesome Fangs And More With Japanese Designer’s Awesome Creature Masks

Talented special effects artist turned fashion designer MALICIOUS.X crafts incredibly stylish and sometimes horrifying accessories, but her awesome masks might be appreciated at no better time than now. Her series of pleat face masks includes a “creature face mask” that lets you bare your fangs and unleash your inner beast. By opening your “mouth” your can reveal a gaping maw of scary razor sharp teeth! Continue reading »

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple: A Secret Garden In Kyoto Features 1200 Stone Sculptures

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple: A Secret Garden In Kyoto Features 1200 Stone Sculptures
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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan.

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its current location in 1922, later suffering typhoon damage in 1950. Continue reading »

Artist Draws Wholesome Watercolor Comics Where A Cat Is Giving Out Mental Health Advice

Artist Draws Wholesome Watercolor Comics Where A Cat Is Giving Out Mental Health Advice

Artist Hector Janse van Rensburg aka ‘Shitty Watercolour’ aka ‘Swatercolour’ is making us happier and our lives more wholesome with his comics that feel like miniature hugs and feature a meowtivational cat. The UK-based painter has become a global phenomenon and is now known as the world’s favorite self-deprecating artist. Continue reading »

Incredible Photos Of Two Roman Ships Which Were Recovered After 2,000 Years In 1929 And Lost Again During WWII

Incredible Photos Of Two Roman Ships Which Were Recovered After 2,000 Years In 1929 And Lost Again During WWII

The Nemi ships were two ships, one larger than the other, built under the reign of the Roman emperor Caligula in the 1st century AD at Lake Nemi. Although the purpose of the ships is only speculated upon, the larger ship was essentially an elaborate floating palace, which contained quantities of marble, mosaic floors, heating and plumbing and amenities such as baths. Continue reading »

Someone Noticed That Cats Use Parking Bumpers As Pillows, And It’s Oddly Wholesome

Someone Noticed That Cats Use Parking Bumpers As Pillows, And It’s Oddly Wholesome
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Twitter user Ijnaoba1927 from Japan captured the internet’s attention when they posted a couple of photos of their neighborhood cats resting their heads on parking bumpers. They’re using them just like pillows! Continue reading »

This Alien Face Mask Is Sure To Keep Covid At Bay

This Alien Face Mask Is Sure To Keep Covid At Bay

Leather craftsman ‘Pirate’s Leatherworks’ made this Facehugger face mask because it was only a matter of time and I’m surprised it took this long. Continue reading »

“Spuds You Like”: Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020

The inaugural Potato Photographer of the Year prize has gone to a potato getting a lockdown haircut. Judged by a panel including organiser Benedict Brain and Martin Parr, the competition raised funds for the food bank charity, The Trussell Trust.

"Spuds You Like": Spectacular Winning Photos From The Potato Photographer Of The Year 2020
First prize – End of Lockdown: ‘This is delightful, imaginative, and a good laugh. And again, a bit bonkers. What we all need at this grim time.’ Paul Hill. Photograph: Ray Spence Continue reading »

“The Loneliest Road Trip”: Travels Through An Empty America In Photographs By Arnaud Montagard

In his new book Road Not Taken, photographer Arnaud Montagard captures an America emptied of its inhabitants.

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"The Loneliest Road Trip": Travels Through An Empty America In Photographs By Arnaud Montagard

“There is a feeling of loneliness through all the photos in this book. It’s either a man walking alone in the middle of a deserted street or scenes where there is an absence of human beings,” Arnaud Montagard told The Guardian. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photos Of Neil, The Pet Lion Of Tippi Hedren And Melanie Griffith

Fascinating Photos Of Neil, The Pet Lion Of Tippi Hedren And Melanie Griffith

Tippi Hedren, best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963), was also famous for her dedicated commitment to animal rights and conservation activism. Her non-profit The Roar Foundation and the 80-acre wildlife habitat Shambala Preserve have taken care of and advocated for tigers and lions for decades. Continue reading »

People Use This Online Photo Enhancer To Restore Old Pictures And Share The Results

People Use This Online Photo Enhancer To Restore Old Pictures And Share The Results

Earlier this year, MyHeritage, an online genealogy platform, introduced an interesting new tool called MyHeritage In Color™ that allowed users to colorize old family photos in just a few clicks of a button. However, back in June, the company improved the tool even more, allowing users to not only colorize old photos but also sharpen them, making blurry images appear clearer. Continue reading »

Lithuanian Bakery Created Giant Rye Installation In The Solar Power Plant

Lithuanian Bakery Created Giant Rye Installation In The Solar Power Plant

According to Natalija Kurganovė: “In our family bakery Biržų duona we recently opened modern Solar power plant and asked Lithuanian artis Agnė Kišonaitė to create something unique. Today you can see a rye installation from a bird’s eye view. This represents not only bakeries’ creativity, it is also about respect for our Lithuanian roots.” Continue reading »