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Perch Light is a playful light design that looks like a small, abstract bird sitting quietly on the edge of a ledge. It was created by London-based Umut Yamac, an architect and designer who enjoys creating works that blend his interest in traditional materials like metal with more fragile materials like paper.

The balancing sculpture is made out of folded archival paper, LEDs, and brass…

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In 1961, the infamous Berlin Wall was constructed and completely cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. The infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. That was nearly 25 years ago, and to commemorate this occasion, light artist Christopher Bauder and filmmaker Marc Bauder designed Lichtgrenze, a…

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World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for for the new Sleuk Rith Institute, a leading center for genocide studies in Asia to be located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Conceived by activist Youk Chhang, the Director of the Cambodian Documentation Center, the new institute will not…

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A gigantic man crawls out from the earth in this spectacular outdoor sculpture titled Feltépve ("ripped up" or "popped up") by Hungarian artist Ervin Loránth Hervé. Crafted from polystyrene, the larger-than-life sculpture was temporarily installed in Budapest's Széchenyi Square for the Art Market Budapest art fair that took place earlier this…

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Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards were recently announced and the photos are better than ever! The competition, which is put on by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is one of the exciting photo competitions around because of all of the great entries. This year, they received more than 42,000 from 96 countries.

The top prize,…

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When teenagers fall in love, there is no end to the amount of kissing that they can do, even in public. For 16 years, skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton found himself naturally drawn to these very private moments that were taking place in a public forum. From a voyeuristic perspective, he photographed young lovers who were consumed by each other and completely unconcerned about their surrounding…

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When marketing teams use the right stock photographs, they can generate all kinds of fantasy vacation dreams and idealized visions of a place. After googling Deauville, London-based photographer Hemya Moran realized this truth in the form of couples sipping cocktails by the pool, playing on the beach, and cuddling in hotel rooms.

In reaction to the way that the French tourist spot is…

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Engineer and product designer Brian Conti opened his refrigerator and observed the same problem that many of us have - glass beverage bottles were crowding the limited and precious amount of space inside. After some thought, he realized that the unused fridge ceiling could potentially solve his dilemma. Conti's solution is bottleLoft, a magnetic strip…

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Beautiful Wood Panel Paintings by May Ann Licudine

For the recent October 17th show at Swoon Gallery in Los Angeles, artist May Ann Licudine (aka Mall) created some beautiful wood panel paintings. Her works are made of acrylic and wood, which she gets from a local lumber shop.

Originally from La Union, Philippines, Mall began using wood as a medium back in 2004, when she first discovered the works of Audrey Kawasaki. (One of…

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Any child of the '80s was easily in awe of Marty McFly when he jumped on his hoverboard in Back to the Future. At the time, the magical invention seemed beyond our wildest dreams. But now, California-based company Hendo Hover has taken the first steps towards making that contraption a reality.

The Hendo Hoverboard is a prototype designed by Hendo founder and inventor Greg…

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