Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes crafts images that fool the eye. At first glance, her monochromatic portraits look like photographs, but are definitely not. They’re actually painted canvases that are punctuated by thousands of tiny, hand-punched holes. Light plays an important role in her pieces, and the entire work can change its appearance based on the…

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This collection of dramatic seascapes captures the striking power of nature as it collides with the fine art of photography. Created by Montauk, NY-based photographer Dalton Portella, the images are filled with a painterly quality that depicts the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather. Dark, ominous clouds and streaks of lightning fill the sky while layers of texture…

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No matter where you look, the streets of New York City are almost always filled with hundreds and thousands of people. But, in the 1960's, American photographer Duane Michals found the rare and quiet moments along back alleys, inside offices and shops, and riding in a subway car, where not a single person was in sight. The series, titled Empty New York, was inspired by the work of…

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On a trip to Iceland, Spain-based photographer David Martin Castan worked primarily between dusk and dawn to capture breathtaking shots of the natural landscape bathed in spectacular colors. Iceland, which is home to roaring waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, magnificent volcanoes, and stunning ice caves, truly comes alive in Castan's gorgeous, nighttime scenes.

Ethereal colors light up the…

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Inspired by the elements that make up a teepee, designer Antony Gibbon created a multi-purpose structure that can be used as a retreat, an office, or even a hotel. He calls it The Nook, and this rustic cabin uses ancient building techniques in the development of its form. The louvered walls are paired with double-slatted glass doors and windows to create a natural, minimalist, and tranquil…

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Printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books are just some of the raw materials used in Vik Muniz’s meticulously-crafted collages. The artist, who lives and works in both Rio de Janeiro and New York, takes irregularly-sized strips of paper and assembles the hundreds (if not thousands) of individual parts into one cohesive image.

Muniz depicts classic paintings…

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Though a nutritionist by profession, Italian photographer Alessio Albi has a passion for expressing himself through incredibly atmospheric portraits. The Perugia resident captures stunning images of young women lost in the depths of their thoughts, whether they're surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes outside or curled up in the shadowy depths of their homes.

Although Albi is not afraid to…

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We have wheels for hamsters, so why not cats, too? The new product One Fast Cat has created just that. It’s a circular treadmill designed to help cats exercise and keep them entertained while indoors. A bored cat can be a destructive one, and this device provides constant access to something that’s both entertaining and beneficial to them. According to its inventors, field testing has…

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