Pain, Tears And Death: Modern World Captured By The Contestants Of The World Press Photo Contest 2017

Pain, Tears And Death: Modern World Captured By The Contestants Of The World Press Photo Contest 2017

A handout photo made available by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 13 February 2017 shows a picture by Spanish photographer Francis Perez that won the Nature – First Prize, Singles award of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 13 February 2017.

A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, on 8 June 2016. Sea turtles are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Unattended fishing gear is responsible for many sea turtle deaths. (Photo by Francis Perez/EPA/World Press Photo) Continue reading »

Heroes Of Classical Paintings Transported To The Streets Of Modern Napoli By Alexey Kondakov

Heroes Of Classical Paintings Transported To The Streets Of Modern Napoli By Alexey Kondakov

Ukrainian creative Alexey Kondakov (previously) decontextualizes Renaissance masterpieces’ characters and stages them in contemporary decors. Using meticulous photomontage techniques and modifying the appearance of the photo, muses, angles and others figures are perfectly in compliance with their new environment: Naples. Continue reading »

Amazing Modern Stairs In A Medieval Tower In Denmark

Amazing Modern Stairs In A Medieval Tower In Denmark

Situated in Denmark, the Kalø Tower is a 700 year old historical building. While inaccessible, the architecture studio MAP created a modern spiral staircase turning the place into a superb vantage point mixing archeology and contemporary design. Continue reading »

Biting Illustrations That Uncover All Of The Human Essences In Modern World

Biting Illustrations That Uncover All Of The Human Essences In Modern World

Tomer Hanuka and Asaf Hanuka are twin Israeli illustrators who are famous for their extraordinary paintings. Bright and highly philosophical, their works accurately present the authors’ vision of the modern world. Continue reading »

This 3D Printed Modern Clutch Was Inspired By A City In Switzerland

This 3D Printed Modern Clutch Was Inspired By A City In Switzerland

Set to be launched at Maison et Objet in Paris later this week, Odo Fioravanit’s Bern clutch, part of the Bern collection for Maison 203, was inspired by Switzerland’s capital city, Bern and it’s unique urban structure. Rounded, curved layers of 3D printed sintered nylon make up the design of the clutch and mimic the layout of the bending and parallel streets that make up the Swiss captial. Continue reading »

Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual For Modern Living

Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual For Modern Living

Canadian photographer Todd McLellan makes visible the inner workings of everyday products by dismantling, carefully arranging the components and photographing them. His book, Things Come Apart, presents a unique view of items such as chainsaws and iPods, transforming ordinary objects into works of art. Continue reading »

An Ultra Modern House In Hong Kong With A Glass-Walled Garage

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This high tech modern home located in the Sai Kung district of Hong Kong is a split-level four-storey property designed by Hong Kong-based interior design studio Millimeter. To avoid creating distinct boxes within the home, the designer used glass walls and intelligent design to create practical spaces. A sunken kitchen and elevated dining table instantly enhance the visual appeal of the main living area. Continue reading »

A Modern Interior Was Built Inside This Historic Building In Italy

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Photo by Pierangelo Laterza

In the southern part of Italy in the historical town of Matera, are world famous cave-dwellings. Carved thousands of years ago, these caves that were once homes and churches have recently been turned into a contemporary tourist hotel. Designed by Manca Studio, 300 square meters of cave-dwellings were developed and restored to create a common area, a spa, and 4 suites for the La Dimora di Metello Hotel. Each room of the hotel is in the grotto style and features walls made from tuff (a rock made from volcanic ash) and plaster to compliment the existing texture of the cave walls. Continue reading »

This Modern Dog House Is Designed To Fit Your Home’s Aesthetic

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This dog house design proves that they can be just as architecturally designed as any other house. After searching for something that would suit their own home and not finding anything, RAH:DESIGN decided to create their own and launched the MDK9 Dog Haus. Using the techniques and materials that are found in modern homes, like Brazilian Teak, powder-coated steel and concrete, they were able to create a dog house that would look good and be functional at the same time. Continue reading »

Classic Cars Vs. Their Modern Versions

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There’s nothing like a classic car to give you that old taste where a car was a dirty rough machine that made you feel alive. Or maybe there’s nothing like a shiny, high power fully computerise car that look more like a spaceship than a car that makes you feel like an elite or some VIP. To each is own we guess, but we are sure there is no argument about awesome cars, in general, no matter which year, there’s something about awesome cars that get your blood pumping and the fantasies going. Below are a few examples of awesome car models the way they were in the past and how they look now. Continue reading »

Polish Artist Gives A Modern Twist Into Drawings Of Slavic Folklore

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We know you love Slavic culture, we can feel your love for Poland and we understand your thirst for Slavic inspiration. Lucky for you we found out about this Polish artists, her name is Paulina Wach and she just loves the stuff she draws. Most of her art is inspired by Poland and Slavs in general so we should stop talking and start looking. Continue reading »

An Artist llustrates The Sad Truth Of Modern Life: Thought-Provoking, Clever And Funny Illustrations By Marco Melgrati

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Marco Melgrati is an Italian illustrator based in Mexico. He was born in 1984 in Milan. In 2006 he graduated from the Santa Giulia School of Fine Arts and began working as a freelance illustrator in 2008. With his talent in refining complex, far-reaching issues into a simple, striking image with something to say, Marco Melgrati suits the editorial world. Here: Self Made Continue reading »

If Modern Movies Would’ve Been Released On VHS Cassette

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Audio and visual formats go out of style so fast that digital streaming now seems quaint, and we sort of skipped Blu-ray completely. But, while hipsters get nostalgic over vinyl records, there is no equivalent retro love for VHS cassettes. Which is odd when you think about it, as the first home video format seemed like a miracle in its day. Continue reading »

Classical Portraiture Meets Modern Architecture In These Digital Collage Mash-Ups

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During his semester abroad in London, Brazilian student and artist Gabriel Nardelli Araujo was searching for a way to document his sojourn in a way that combined his passions for architecture, photography and travel. With that in mind, the “Canvas Project” was born— a series of digital collages that transposes figures from classical paintings into photographs of modern environments. Continue reading »

Modern Manga Art By Ilya Kuvshinov

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Ilya Kuvshinov is an illustrator and storyboard artist originally from Moscow, Russia, but whom currently resides in Yokohama, Japan. Much of his personal work consists of pin-ups influenced by video games and film. Beautifully and sensitively rendered, Kuvshinov is able to paint alluring female characters without the need to sexualise them (for the most part). Continue reading »

These Modern Interpretations Of Classic Rally Cars Are So Satisfying

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The 2016 World Rally Championship is gearing up to be one of the most exciting seasons in its history, staged in some of the world’s most gruelling locations from the classic Monte Carlo Rally to a brand new event in China in September. Continue reading »

Ivorian Photographer Joana Choumali Shows Modern African Women Dressed In The Traditional Clothes Of Their Ancestors

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Yoruba. In Resilients, Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali shows modern African women dressed in the traditional clothes of their ancestors – and celebrates rich and beautiful cultures in danger of being forgotten. Continue reading »

A Collection Of Cartoons For Those Who Like Smart And Modern Humor

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Although John Atkinson, a cartoonist from Ottawa, calls his fun blog ’Wrong hands,’ we’re still sure his hands can do no wrong; all of his cartoons are filled with humor and creativity. He somehow succeeds in finding a fun side in every aspect of our lives — classic books, modern art, beloved pets or even social media — and then he brilliantly turns them into hilarious cartoons. Continue reading »

Vintage Vespa Parts Recontextualized As Sleek Modern Office Furniture

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The sleek build of Vespa scooters have been redesigned to remain stationary, dissected and rebuilt as office furniture. Fit for an Italian motorist, the Scooter Chair, is handmade by Spanish studio Bel & Bel in a numbered series with a large variety of color combinations to choose for your office or home. Although it may appear like a normal swivel chair from the front, when turned around you can see how the curves of the vintage Vespa parts match that of the faux leather chair to create a sleek and ergonomic design. Continue reading »

An Illustrator Imagines What Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Were Modern Teenagers

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Once upon a time, Canadian illustrator Anoosha Syed started wondering how iconic Disney heroines would look and what their interests be if they were actual modern teenagers. Continue reading »

Foreboding Creature Tattoos Are Modern Brothers Grimm

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Tortoises, hares, skulls, and crows—these are all characters featured in Parvick Faramarz’s blackwork tattoos. The Moscow-based artist combines intricate dot and bold lines, creating a subtle texture and sense of motion in every tattoo. At times, they appear as if they’re crawling over the skin. Together, they conjure vintage illustrations of folklore; not the type that are friendly and welcoming, but the dark, psychological tales such as The Brothers Grimm. Continue reading »

It’s Not Just Art. It’s Sm(art): Sebastian Pytka Illustrates The Important Problems Of The Modern World

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Sebastian Pytka, polish artist and graphic designer. Take up topic of everyday reality, that affects each of us, but often portrayed by sophisticated wordplay and metaphors. He does not avoid drawing attention to the important problems of the modern world and reveals to observers of their own personal way of thinking. Subsequent attempts to interpret his works bring out to viewers the next hidden meanings and each detail of his paintings carries deep symbolism. Continue reading »

16 Images That Perfectly Capture How Completely Nuts Modern Life Has Become

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British illustrator John Holcroft’s work is a fascinating mixture of retro-style illustrations combined with satirical commentary on modern-day society. The focus of his pieces span a wide range, tackling everything from our obsession with social media and technology to media’s role in the rise of obesity, the influence of banks, and, of course, politics. Continue reading »

16 Powerful Portraits Of Modern Cuban Migrants Taken Right After They Crossed The Border

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Cuban Daymara A., 20, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. According to local authorities in La Miel, some 100 to 150 Cubans have been entering Panama from Colombia every day for the last three months. Scores of Cubans have come to Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States fearing a recent detente between Washington and Havana could end their preferential treatment. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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Mexico’s Mural Art is Getting a Modern Makeover

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In this September 1, 2015 photo, a mural by Beatriz Avila Haro from the Street Art Chilango cooperative, decorates the exterior wall of Delirio restaurant in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City. Murals and street art have a long history in Mexico. Beginning in the 1920’s, Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco painted public buildings with social and political messages, establishing murals as a pre-eminent Mexican art form. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)
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