As any pet owner knows, animals come into our lives and can quickly become a part of our family. Photographer Sam Edmonds captured this sentiment in his series Robindra Boys, which centers on a community of young street children living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They were separated or orphaned from their parents and have forged a close-knit family with their adopted dogs, living in a park called…

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You could spend hours gazing at these mesmerizing optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of Psychology at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. With his knowledge of visual perception, visual illusion, optical illusion, trompe l'oeil, 3D perspective, and more, Kitaoka creates psychedelic still images give the impression of being in motion.

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Tokyo-born graphic design student and photographer Yutha Yamanaka produces stunningly surreal self-portraits that explore a strange and mysterious world. Like many other talented, young creatives, the Bali resident has embarked on a 365 Days Project, for which he'll post an image a day for a whole year. Now nearly one-third of the way through this ambitious venture, Yamanaka's photos…

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Rebecca Yanovskaya is an illustrator living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her fantastical imagery grabs your attention with its detailed rendering and gold accents. The works feature women who are adorned with large feathered wings, elaborate headdresses, and elegant robes. It’s no surprise that Yanovskaya is inspired by mythological stories, natural…

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Imagine a tree that produces not just one type of fruit, but a whole variety of them! Artist and Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken has brought that vision to life with the Tree of 40 Fruit, an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees that grow over 40 types of stone fruit, including cherries, plums, peaces, nectarines, apricots, and almonds. Van Aken, who was raised on a…

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This fascinating collection of moths, butterflies, and insects is actually handmade works of art created by North Carolina-based Japanese artist Yumi Okita. The beautifully crafted sculptures are filled with amazing details and delicate patterns that are constructed from cotton, faux fur, wire, feather, fabric paints, and embroidery thread.

To produce each gorgeous piece, Okita pays close…

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Of all the things in life that come with instructions, a building usually isn’t one of them. The Sharifi-Ha house in Tehran does, though, and it combines beautiful, modern design with innovative space-saving rooms that are controlled by the push of a button. Iranian architects at nextoffice created a series of semi-mobile areas that can be rotated in order to provide extra space and more…

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Turkish graphic designer and electrical engineer Tolga Girgin takes the art of calligraphy one step further by transforming gorgeously scripted letters into three dimensional form. At first glance, his words appear as though they have been sliced out of colorful paper and then lifted up off of the page. In reality, though, each work is a hand-drawn optical illusion.

Relying on perspective and…

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