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Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape



In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the Invisible Barn, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition, the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Street Art Project Spreads 4,000 Blue Butterflies Throughout the World

Artist Tasha Lewis has started a global street art project where she will create 4,000 magnetic butterflies and then send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not…

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Added by alice on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dad Uses Photoshop to Recreate Album Covers with His Sons



Lance Underwood has undoubtedly cemented his status as a "cool dad" thanks to his fantastic recreations of music album covers featuring his two sons, Taj and Amar. On the Tumblr QT Albums, Underwood posts album covers that he's photoshopped his sons into, assembling a fun collection that shows off his creativity, sense of humor, and…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Banksy's New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he’s up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that’s painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. It…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Aerial Photos Reveal Intricate Beauty of Our World

Ocean City Amusement Park in Ocean City, Maryland

The best part about sitting in the window seat of an airplane is the view. As it makes its final descent, you have a breath-taking vantage point where everything appears miniaturized and almost unreal. Photographer and licensed pilot Alex MacLean has spent years “sticking his camera out the cockpit” of a…

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Beautifully Intricate Food Illustrations by Anna Keville Joyce

When food stylist Anna Keville Joyce’s pet bird died, she mourned for its loss in a tangible way. She utilized her professional creative skills to aid in the healing process, and the results are beautiful. A Tribute to Budgie is a series of elegant birds comprised of food and arranged on plates. Joyce came up with the images and crafted the illustrations while photographer Agustín…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective



The Dark Side of the Covers is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the "other side." Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' Abbey Road, Nirvana's Nevermind, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, with a bit of a twist.

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood



It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Overall, it’s not that bad. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Deteriorating Swimming Pool is a Stunning Optical Illusion

The pool that artist Jeroen Bisscheroux crafted isn’t the type that you’d swim in. Instead, it’s a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled POOL, loss of color and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool. Although it’s an impressive sight, Bisscheroux’s work is meant to evoke more than just a sense of wonder as it…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Sweet Relationship Between a Farmer and His Pigs

Over the course of ten years, Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji captured the special bond between Japanese pig farmer Otchan and his 1,200 pigs. As you can tell by these photos, he cared for each individual pig in a loving and caring way. In Yamaji's book Pigs and Papa, watch as the cigarette smoking, beer drinking man becomes like their proud papa as he reads…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Arist Projects Historical Scenes on Modern Korean Landscapes



In his photo series Historic Present, Seoul-based artist Sungseok Ahn projects an image of the past on a screen placed in front of the same present-day location, overlapping past and present, history and modernity, and space and time. Through these images, we can track how much historical sites have changed. Ancient structures are replaced with sleek facades made of glass and steel;…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Suspended Installation Celebrates Light and Time



Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Giant Installation in Pakistan Confronts Drone Operators with the Face of a Victim



In an empty field in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, a massive portrait shows the face of a little girl, her eyes innocent yet piercing. This giant print was installed by a collaboration of artists and local villagers as a part of the project #NotABugSplat, designed to target the Predator drone operators who routinely harm civilians in their drone strikes.

The artist…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stunning Blue-Green Mineral with Incredible Textured Interior



This beautiful mineral was recently sold for a whopping $5,000 by Rob Lavinsky of the Arkenstone. Measuring 9 x 7 x 6 centimeters, the stunning specimen is described as Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket). With a blue-green chalcedony-crusted exterior, an unusual pocket that opens to reveal the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Adorable "Batkid" Throws His First Major League Pitch

The city of San Francisco saw a very special superhero last fall. Batkid, also known as Miles Scott, is a five-year-old leukemia patient (now in remission!) who had his wish of being Batman for a day fulfilled through the Make-a-Wish foundation. We saw him rescue a damsel in…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt’s father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he passed away a year and a half later, and almost immediately afterwards the…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 12, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

Playful Balloon Chair Appears to Be Floating in Mid-Air



Director Satoshi Itasaka of Japanese studio h220430 is the mastermind behind this playful chair that seems to be suspended in mid-air. The Balloon Chair concept features what appear to be ten helium balloons attached by strings to a floating seat.

In reality, each balloon is constructed out of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and a cord that are connected to the ceiling by hidden…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces



Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.

Low says, "I knew that it would be a challenge for me to scribble out and capture…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

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