Photographer Randy Slavey and his wife recently embarked on a Portal-themed adventure for their son's 13th birthday. "When it came time to remodel his room for his thirteenth birthday, and he asked for a Portal room, my wife and I wanted to make sure it was something worthy of one of Aperture Laboratories’ finest…

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Bryan Ware was inspired to create The Crayon Initiative while watching his two sons color during a birthday dinner. “I wondered, ‘What happens to these crayons after we leave if we don’t take them with us?'” the dad told…

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Whether it's the gorgeous architecture, shops filled with decadent pastries, or spectacular landmarks steeped in centuries of history, there's something in Paris for everyone to fall in love with. For celebrated graphic designer Louise Fili, it was the city's dazzling signage that captured her heart over 40 years ago at the age of…

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September in rural Japan means two things: farmers are harvesting their rice and the leftover straw is being used to make extraordinary works of art. Specifically, the resulting material is serving as a tool for an artist Amy Goda, who's creating some pretty terrifying dinosaur sculptures. The talented unconventional sculptor also has a knack for fashioning other giant beasts, including an…

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Known for her darkly beautiful and surrealistic oil paintings of young women, Armenian-born, California-based artist Alexandra Manukyan explores a new direction in Oracle of Extinction—a collection of powerful works that highlight humanity's catastrophic impact on the environment, and how our behavior will…

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