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Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns



Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful…

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Posted by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 11:01am

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint,…

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Posted by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 10:06am

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope



Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As the candles melt, the injustice disintegrates before our eyes and a more…

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Posted by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander



Wait a minute. Is that a cat inside a table? Created by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wood table that's designed for both people and cats! Like we've seen many times before, there's been a growing trend of transforming livable spaces for the comfort of your cat. While German design company Goldtatze took…

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Posted by alice on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am

More Brand Slogans Reinterpreted to Tell the Hilarious Truth



Advertising agencies work hard to brand a product and develop a specific slogan to convey the idea behind that brand. However, once the product is out in the world, there's no telling what will happen. And that's where Honest Slogans comes in. Created, written, and managed by graphic designer Clif Dickens, the website features hilariously reinterpreted concepts that translate slogans…

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Posted by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:00am

The World's Largest Airport is Coming to Istanbul in 2018

Large international airports can be daunting places. With the hustle and bustle of countless passengers, well-organized and thoughtfully designed terminals are important. This is especially true with an upcoming airport that’s located on the Black Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. It’s being called Istanbul New Airport, and it is on track to be the largest in the world,…

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Posted by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 8:50am

Nicolas Jolly Crafts Impressive New Fingerprint Drawings

Using just pen and ink, French artist Nicolas Jolly crafts intricately-swirling images that are as impressive as they are detailed. Each composition is comprised of a meticulous collection of mark-making featuring countless black hatches that effortlessly flow in different directions. Jolly calls this his “fingerprint” technique, and the waves of lines animate the subject and add a…

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Posted by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 7:00am

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala…

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Posted by alice on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid



Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be…

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Posted by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am

Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction

The Great Gatsby



Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat salad (from…

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Posted by Sara Barnes on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

 
 
 
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