Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by altering expected perceptions of space. She blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce the sensation of upside-down, backwards, and fragmented reflections.
Witchoria aligns pieces of mountains, trees, rivers, and oceans into symmetrical…Continue
This fairy-tale treehouse in Hokuto, Japan is supported by a single cypress trunk and surrounded by a bevy of cherry blossom trees. Built by architect Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum, the charming treehouse is actually a Japanese teahouse that was built specifically for enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Fujimori designed the unique, one-legged…Continue
For many women, the wedding is one of the most significant days of her life, with the traditional walk down the aisle with her father holding a special place in her heart as a reminder of the love and care that her parents have given her. 11-year-old Josie Zetz was given the surprise…
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With band names like Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, and Cattle Decapitation, you don’t think of metal musicians as warm and fuzzy people. But beneath the darkness is a softer side, and Alexandra Crockett reveals it in her new book, Metal Cats. The endearing photographs capture the extreme personalities of hardcore metal music as they pose with their…Continue
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Nestled deep in the Quebec forest, La Luge is a vacation home that allows visitors to live directly amid the wonders of nature. Created by yh2 architects, the home was constructed out of cedar, oak, and walnut, with the darker and lighter woods separated into different sections to create very distinct spaces.
The house concept was designed to be flexible in order to accommodate a…Continue
Move over Kardashians, because there’s a new reality show on air that’s finally worth watching. Piipshow is delightful live stream of a bird feeder in Norway that’s modeled to look like a trendy coffee shop. This miniature cafe is outfitted with adorable, tiny bar stools and serves up nuts and seeds instead of overpriced lattes. The rotating avian clientele includes vibrant personalities like a…Continue
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This alluring self-portrait work is a combination of flowing body movements set against recognizable backdrops throughout New York City. The work features Spain-based multimedia artist Veronika Marquez in a slow dance across each composition. She performs for the camera and uses her body to express her emotions through elegant gestures.
With a graceful presence, Marquez…Continue
In 2012, a group of friends in Joensuu, Finland built a not-so-ordinary raft. The eclectic-looking boat has some unexpected amenities, one of which is a fully-functional sauna. It’s the product of a DIY project that’s known in Finnish as a Saunalautta, and it is an ingenious way to spend a day on the water. Passengers can dive off the multi-deck tower, enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake,…
New York City is constantly moving and changing. Walking along the same exact city block can be an entirely different experience from week to week, with new stores and restaurants popping up all the time.
Ten years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray began documenting the unique…Continue
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Photographer Austin Tott pairs the small with the grandiose in his series Tiny Tattoos. The delightful images feature hand-drawn body art that’s positioned against a background from which they visually reference. In one photograph, we see a wrist that is marked with quotes in front of several stacks of books. Another dangles an abundance of vintage keys on strings with a hand…Continue
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In today's age of technology and internet culture, things like emojis, social media updates, likes and notifications, and Google services have become more familiar to many of us than picking up a newspaper or talking on the phone. Kiev, Ukraine-based artist Nastya Ptichek brings history and the modern age together in a tongue-in-cheek series called Emoji-Nation, which reinterprets…Continue
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Broken Mirror / Evening Sky is a stunning series by New York-based photographer Bing Wright, who creates breathtaking images of sunsets seen through shattered mirrors. Richly colored skyscapes are distorted by the cracked glass, abstracting the traditional image of a sunset in a visually striking way. Although the compositions are cohesive in their gorgeous saturation and…Continue
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Boulevard Poissonnière by Jean Béraud (1849-1936)
You can spend hours virtually travelling through Google Street View. It’s fascinating to get an up-close look at places you’d never see otherwise. If you’ve ever zoomed in on a city, you’ll notice that it offers fantastic details of shops and people on the move. Writer James Lileks…
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In an intriguing fusion of visual and performance art, Russian ceramics artist Mikhail Sadovnikov draws a seemingly endless series of patterns with wet clay (also known as slip) on a spinning potter's wheel. The process is incredibly mesmerizing to watch in motion, as Sadovnikov uses just his hands and a few simple tools to transform the blank surface of the wheel into a…Continue
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Artist Gaby Wormann reimagines living organisms as if they were combined with machines. Using the bodies of tarantulas, crabs, winged insects, and more, she adds gears, springs, and other mechanics to their fragile forms. The incredible works are intricately constructed and beautifully fuse organic matter with industrial elements. Together, they allow Wormann to create what she calls…Continue
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Inspired by the Vaux's swift, a species of birds that flock together in groups of 30 or more, and that build their nests in dark cavities, paper artist Bijian Fan has created this mesmerizing installation called Roosting . This particular work was inspired by the…
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Remember Norm, that personality-filled pug? Art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram) has taken a photo of him and created this whimsical image of Norm strapped to a colorful bunch of balloons. Watch as he flies up, up and away!
As he writes, "This is Norm, he does almost everything to…Continue
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London-based artist Grégoire A. Meyer creates flawless digital illustrations that evoke emotionally thoughtful reactions. He captures the essence of fleeting moments, like a splash of water or a disintegrating face, and freezes them in time in ephemeral objects that appear almost tangible.
The works are distortions of the human form and create a complex relationship between…Continue
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Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the…
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California-based photojournalist Peter Menzel and his wife Faith D'Aluisio spent three years traveling to over 30 countries in order to study the eating habits of countless people. Their hard work culminated in a compelling book called What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets that documents the diets of 80 people from all over the globe, including such diverse types as a Japanese sumo…
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