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UK-based artist Tom Hare created the Cherry Tree House, a large-scale structure woven from thin boughs of wood into a beautifully spherical shape. The organic sculpture sits amongst the branches of a tree in the backyard of a private residence. At nighttime, illuminated with lights that reveal the intricate form and texture, the Cherry Tree House truly comes to life, taking on the…

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Cape Town, South Africa-based artist Lorraine Loots has an incredible eye for detail. In her series, called 365 Postcards for Ants, Loots plans to produce a miniature painting every day for an entire year. She uses a small, round stencil to establish the boundaries of the work and then, with a very thin paintbrush or finely tipped pencil and a magnifying glass,…

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After seeing a photo of a salt flat in a guidebook about Bolivia, Tokyo-based photographer Asako Shimizu dreamt of one day seeing the magnificent sight in person. A decade later, in 2006, Shimizu finally had the chance to travel to the South American country, where she found her way to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world at over 4,000 square miles. There, inspired by the spectacular…

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So, maybe you’ve swam in the deep end of the swimming pool, but certainly not one like Y-40 The Deep Joy. Just how deep is it? Well, it measures 21 x 18 meters (69 x 59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That’s the equivalent of diving the height of a 12-storey building! With specs like that, there's no surprise that it’s the world’s deepest…

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Italian studio Truly Design recently completed a project that combines the magic of optical illusion with a street art style. The four creatives that make up the practice originally bonded over graffiti during their teenage years. They used this passion and skill to create Vanitas, a large artwork that’s spread among many sand-colored rectangular forms.

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We’ve marveled over a number of beautiful staircases recently, and the Risa by Norwegian architect Tron Meyer is no different. The modern spiral staircase is made entirely from locally-sourced laminated wood that’s formed into graceful, curving steps. Normally, you’d see something like this constructed…

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Ventura County, California-based photographer Christopher J. Rivera explores extraordinary worlds of fantasy in his spectacular conceptual photography. Although only 21 years old, Rivera has developed a mature sense of storytelling in his work, often crafting a larger narrative and writing a few lines of prose to accompany each photograph. The result is an impressive portfolio of images as…

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Many of us spend most of our day sitting down and have probably heard about how detrimental it is to our health. A standing desk is great way to combat the negative effects of sitting, but not everyone wants to buy an entirely new piece of furniture. The LIFT by Phoenix-based company iSkelter is a solution to this problem. They’ve created a smaller, portable accessory that will transform…

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For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store freezers, on the ledge of buildings, and even in the bathroom.

The small cartoon…

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