Colorful Paper Quilled Florals Burst From Delicate Line Drawings

Colorful Paper Quilled Florals Burst From Delicate Line Drawings

Paper quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it has recently gone through a renaissance as artists rediscover its creative possibilities. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into 3D designs. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Makes Models Burst At The Seams With Creepy Zips, Buttons And Power Plugs Painted On Their Skin

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With zips, power plugs, laces and buttons adorning their bodies, these young models look like something out of a travelling freak show. But they are in fact the latest walking exhibits of Japanese artist Chooo-San’s incredible illusionary makeup art. Bored with digitally enhanced pictures, the artist decided to see how far she could push her limits without technology – with impressive results. Continue reading »

Weather Phenomenon Causes One of the Driest Deserts to Burst into a Vibrant Flowery Field

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Though the Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on the planet, it’s hardly recognizable at the moment. The typically barren landscape is absolutely covered in a vibrant floral bed. The most prominent characteristic of the area is its total lack of precipitation, yet exceptions do occur and plants and animals take advantage of these changes, bursting into action. This phenomenon of dormant or hibernating seeds blooming the spring after large rainfall is also known as “desierto forido,” or flowering desert.
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