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Exquisite Macro Photos Reveal the Miniature World of Insects

Like Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who captures whimsical images of snails, Indonesia-based photographer Nordin Seruyan uses photography to unveil a tiny world that often goes unnoticed by human eyes. Using a macro approach, he zooms in on the diverse and flourishing insect life of Southeast…


Posted by Jenny Zhang on April 24, 2014 at 12:32pm

Clever and Thought-Provoking Street Art by Fra.Biancoshock

Milan-based street artist Fra.Biancoshock creates playful "urban interventions" that are designed to disrupt the monotony of everyday life and to provide passersby with unconventional experiences. Using the urban jungle as his canvas, the mysterious artist creates site-specific installations that are at times humorous or startling, but always clever and imaginative. In Fra.Biancoshock's…


Posted by Jenny Zhang on April 24, 2014 at 11:32am

America's First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats

Yesterday, America's first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country's largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that's the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia… Continue

Posted by alice on April 24, 2014 at 10:00am

Playful Landscapes Feature the Adventures of Tiny Toy Cars

At first you may think that these Traveling Cars Adventures are simply photographs of cars in scenic landscapes. Upon further inspection, though, viewers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that each subject is actually a small toy captured from extremely dramatic perspectives. The series has allowed the creator, 21-year-old Swiss photographer Kim Leuenberger, to…


Posted by katie hosmer on April 24, 2014 at 10:25am

Thousands of Staples Form Elaborate Star Wars Mosaics

Many artists love to incorporate Star Wars themes into their work. We have seen dramatic LEGO recreations, a 30-foot long hand-stitched tapestry, and…


Posted by katie hosmer on April 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Modern Home’s Transparent Ground Floor Radiates at Night

In the seaside town of Mölle, Sweden stands a modern home whose contrasting upper and lower storeys complement one another with their opposite-feeling designs. Architecture studio Elding Oscarson constructed the three-level, 300 square-meter building and clad over half of it in roughly-sawn Douglas Fir planks and kept the bottom section completely transparent. This creates an elegant visual…


Posted by Sara Barnes on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Stylish “PLYbike” Features Beautiful Frame Made from Wood

A bike with a fiberglass frame isn’t the only way to ride in style. Dots Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Bangkok-based firm, makes handcrafted bicycles using timber parts. Their sleek PLYbike is composed of sandwiched wood veneer, and highlights a beautiful surface design thanks to the contrasting-colored wood. It was recently showcased at this year’s Milan…


Posted by Sara Barnes on April 24, 2014 at 7:10am

Dynamic Residential Buildings Proposed Above Urban Transportation Hubs

Urban Alloy is an innovative architectural design concept created by Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM as a way to continuously improve and expand upon urban development in dynamic cities like New York. The designers have proposed a concept that makes use of wasted spaces above intersections and transportation infrastructures.

"Urbanist’s have long touted the benefits of greater…


Posted by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled Study in Bird Motion and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It’s activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and mesmerizes you as its movements resemble a bird gracefully taking…


Posted by Sara Barnes on April 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Large Coral Reef Sculpture Raises Conservation Awareness

Our Changing Seas III is part of an ongoing series featuring large-scale coral reef sculptures by artist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison, who finds herself turning to environmental science and marine biology to find inspiration for her artwork. The artist carefully shapes the coral from glazed stoneware and porcelain to mimic the beauty of nature, using chopsticks and…


Posted by katie hosmer on April 23, 2014 at 8:30am


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