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The Lives of Bikers Documented in Powerfully Gritty Photos



French photographer Yan Morvan covered the lives of bikers and gang members across more than 40 years in a collection of powerfully gritty black and white photographs. The artist often risked his life by exposing himself to extreme situations and environments, and he dedicated much of his career to following the Hell's Angels, Skinheads, and even Guy Georges, a serial killer who ended up kidnapping…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 20, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Fun and Imaginative Photos of a Toy Plane Soaring in the Sky

Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota (@vnthota) has an Instagram feed full of photos depicting dynamic metropolitan life, but his series My Toy Plane (#mytoyplane) takes his creative vision to new heights. The imaginative…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 20, 2014 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

Innovative School Proposes Lush Vegetation on its Roof

The United Design Group (UDG) China recently began construction on an innovative community kindergarten in Wuxi, a city in the southern Jiangsu province. Called Xieli Garden, it’s a spiraling three-storey structure whose sloping green roof wraps around a centralized courtyard. It aims to create the ideal learning environment for children by providing them with lush vegetation and a direct…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 20, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse



There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone viral. While many photographers went without sleep on April 15 in order to…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 19, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Extremely Detailed 3D-Printed Ice Cube Sculptures

Novelty-shaped ice cubes are nothing new, but it’s safe to say that you’ve never seen them as impressive as this before. 3D on the Rocks is the latest ad campaign for Japanese liquor company Suntory, a brand who specializes in whiskey. They collaborated with advertising agency TBWA\Hakuhodo to create the world’s first 3D-milled ice cubes. The tiny, intricate…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 19, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Spoof-Wikipedia Site Offers Hilarious Abbreviated Descriptions



The Tumblr blog TL;DR Wikipedia is a lighthearted website with the tagline "Wikipedia: Condensed for your Pleasure." The funny website (which stands for “too long, didn’t read") translates a wide range of lengthy, detailed descriptions from the internet into a few concise sentences that will certainly make you laugh.

Sometimes brutally honest, the site is there for anyone who…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Quick and Funny Easter Comic by Liz Climo



Simpson's animator Liz Climo bring us today's laugh out loud moment with this quick Easter comic. Known for her wonderfully witty animal illustrations, Climo makes us double over with laughter once again with this gray bunny talking to a little yellow chick. "Painting…

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Added by alice on April 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

16-Year-Old's Amazingly Hyperrealistic Graphite Portrait Wins Top Prize

16-year-old Shania McDonagh recently took home the top prize of the 60th Texaco Children's Art Competition, an art competition for young people held in Ireland every year. Known for her incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic portraits, the young artist has won first place in her age category four years in a row (check out those works below), but this year marks the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 18, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Heat Maps Show the Surprising Musical Preferences of the United States

Rock & Oldies

Do you think that you live in a country music-loving town, or a city that’s more fond of rock and roll? A recent data analysis by Movoto Real Estate may surprise you with its findings. They took statistics gleaned from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Bureau…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 18, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Most Beautiful Celebrities Pose With Younger Versions of Themselves

2006: Angelina Jolie

Right around award season time, People.com released a great set of photoshopped images that showed Oscar nominees posing with younger versions of themselves. While People is known as a weekly…

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Added by alice on April 18, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Macro Details Reveal the Intimate Life of Snails



These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Underground Cave Expeditions Reveal a Whole New World



British photographer Robbie Shone takes viewers on great adventures through his travels and explorations into the depths of dark caves. With a love of the outdoors, Shone learned early on that he enjoyed the challenge of photographing within the darkness of these magical caverns. During his underground expeditions, he finds creative ways to illuminate the normally pitch black…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Boligán's Sentimental Illustrations

This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Cute Marshmallow Cats Float and Dissolve Inside Coffee Cups



How sweet is this? Imagine looking down at your cup of hot chocolate and seeing this! Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow shop Yawahada is the creator of CafeCat, an adorable package of floating marshmallow cats! For 860 yen (that's about $8 US dollars), you get two cats and four cat paw prints, two in chocolate and two in vanilla flavor. Not only are they cute, they're…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Free-Standing Bookcase Designed to Mimic a Tree



A bookshelf doesn’t have to be a boring, rectangular piece of furniture that you push against a wall. The Albero proves this by being both a free-standing bookcase and a stunning centerpiece suitable for any room. Produced by Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau, “albero” translates to “tree” in English, and it’s how the structure appears when you enter a room. The slender frame…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredible Trail of 1,000 Freshly Cut Flowers in Kirsty Mitchell's Latest Wonderland Scene

Photographer Kirsty Mitchell has just released the latest photo in her Wonderland series. Now, just four photos away from completing the whole series of 78 images, Kirsty pulled out all the stops, creating an enchanting trail of 1,000 flowers that were all freshly cut from the forest. Everything about this image is 100% real (as in, no Photoshop),…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Phone Booth Wiretapping Street Art in England



One moment, this plain white wall was blank. The next, it was covered with the stylings of what many are claiming to be the most recent work of British street artist Banksy. The piece quickly emerged overnight along a wall located on Hewlett Road in the Cheltenham borough of Gloucestershire, also notably, a town that is home to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Aakash Nihalani is Back with More Playful Tape Illusions

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani is a master with tape and uses it to create eye-catching optical illusions. We’re already big fans of his clever street art, and we are enjoying the pieces he’s installed indoors for a new solo exhibition entitled…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Famous Album Covers Pasted into Exact Locations in Google Street View

The Guardian's Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty (aka Redditor shystone) has released an incredible new series of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 17, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Retro Posters Redesigned to Feature Contemporary Musicians



French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled Ads Libitum, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don't quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many contemporary musicians, including Beyonce, Daft Punk, and Pharrell, to transform the vintage…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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